Celebration

Madonna: 'I appreciate every single one of you'

Here is Madonna's thank you's at the end of the credits on the Celebration CD:

Thank you to Michael Rosenblatt for bringing me to Seymour Stein who made it possible for me to make music.
Thank you to my Warner Bros Records family for all your hard work and effort throughout the years.
Special thanks to all the fans for your love and support. I appreciate every single one of you.


Celebration Released in Some Countries Today

Some lucky countries in Europe got their taste of Celebration today with the release of the album this morning. One great surprise was the inclusion of a small fold out poster in the CD (see picture below by madonnalicious reader happycamper).

Posters were plastered around Ireland advertising the release of the album in the country today as this picture shows - also taken by madonnalicious reader happycamper.

Some eagle-eyed fans have also spotted some mistakes in the credits on the CD - madonnalicious reader Richaod noted these:

- William Orbit is credited for production on La Isla Bonita (along with Madonna and Patrick Leonard, strangely) and Die Another Day (instead of Mirwais).
- On the songwriting credits for Dress You Up, 'Andrea LaRusso' has now become 'Andrew LaRusso'.
- And in the songwriting credits for Celebration, 'Ciaran Gribbin' is now 'Ciarian Gribbin'.


Madonna's Single 'Revolver,' With Lil Wayne, Hits Web

Madonna's single with Lil Wayne, 'Revolver,' has finally landed in its full form. In the past several months, variations of the Celebration song leaked, but now the official version is out.
'My love's a revolver,' Madonna sings on the sugary ditty. 'My sex is a killer/ Do you wanna die happy?'
Guest-verse sniper Weezy F. Baby comes in later and gives himself loads of big-ups when it comes to the women. 'Bang/ The shooting name is Wayne,' he raps. 'The victim didn't complain, she just screamed, 'Shoot again'/ I gave her extra rounds/ My barrel twist around/ I am Mr. Shoot 'Em Down/ I leave hearts on the ground.'
This 'revolver' shouldn't be confused with Lil Wayne's Cool & Dre-produced 'Hot Revolver,' which leaked from the Rebirth recording sessions.
'Revolver' appears on Madonna's upcoming greatest-hits collection Celebration, which is due September 29.

From MTV.com


Celebration 'Fan' Video Version Released

The second Celebration video featuring fans shot in Barcelona and Milan during the Sticky & Sweet Tour has premiered today on Madonna's official MySpace page.

This is the video that features Lourdes in the Like A Virgin wedding dress and other tour dancers dressed up in the She's Not Me costumes. We even get a cameo from Paul Oakenfold and tour dancer Kento doing his Michael Jackson tribute.

To view the video visit this link at vids.myspace.com


Celebration: Madonna's 40 Most Impressive Instants

26 years to the chart week after notching her first No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, Madonna rules for a 40th time, rising 2-1 with 'Celebration.' She easily extends her lead for most No. 1s in the chart's history, pulling further ahead of runner-up Janet Jackson, who has 18.
Madonna first appeared on the tally with 'Everybody' on the chart dated Nov. 6, 1982, eventually taking the cut to No. 3. Her follow-up, 'Burning Up/Physical Attraction' (counted as one title in Billboard's archives), also reached No. 3.
The third time was the charm for Madonna, as the double-sided 'Holiday/Lucky Star' marked her first No. 1 stay beginning Sept. 24, 1983.

To read a more detailed list of Madonna's 40 hits visit www.billboard.com

From Billboard.com


Celebration Premieres on iTunes as Free Download for 48 Hours

Madonna’s hotly anticipated new video for her 'Celebration' single will have its exclusive world premiere on the iTunes store as a free download for two days beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Madonna is a multi-award winning visionary in the realm of video performance. The 'Celebration' video, which contains mind-boggling dance moves, reaffirms yet again her reputation as the master of the 'short movie.' The video will be available for purchase on iTunes on Thursday, September 3rd.
The 'Celebration' video, directed by long time Madonna creative collaborator Jonas Akerlund ('Ray of Light') was filmed recently in Milan, Italy and features the Material Girl dancing with her amazing troupe of performers from her current 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour. The video also includes cameo appearances by Madonna’s daughter, Lola Leon and model/DJ Jesus Luz.
Simultaneous to the video debut, Madonna’s definitive greatest hits album, 'Celebration' which has been totally remastered and includes two new songs, can be pre-ordered on iTunes.

From BusinessWire.com - thanks to Simon


Celebration: CD and DVD Tracklisting

Warner Bros. Records has confirmed the final track listing for Madonna’s upcoming 'Celebration' CD - The 'Ultimate' Compilation - and 'Celebration the Video Collection DVD' - both scheduled to be released on September 28/29th. The songs which were selected by Madonna and her fans have all been exquisitely remastered. 'Celebration' will be available as a two-CD set as well as a single CD.
The 'Celebration Video Collection DVD' will include unedited and never before seen footage of 'Justify My Love' along with 27 Madonna videos to be released on a DVD compilation for 'the very first time' including 'Into The Groove' and 'Give It 2 Me' as well as the just completed video of Madonna’s new single 'Celebration.'
Madonna clearly continues to rule the dance floor with her latest single. Her 'Celebration' Remix EP is #1 on iTunes Dance Album chart as well as #1 on the Masterbeat overall chart. The song is #5 on Billboard’s Club Singles Chart and the Greatest Gainer for the second week in a row. If 'Celebration' reaches #1 on Billboard’s Club Single Chart, it would be Madonna’s 40th! #1 Club single - the most of any artist in the history of the Billboard Club Singles Chart.
On the international front so far, the 'Celebration' single is already #1 in Italy and Holland, #2 in Japan and is Top 5 airplay in every other major market.
Another newly recorded song, 'Revolver' featuring Lil Wayne is also included on the 'Celebration' CD. Artwork for the packaging of the CD and DVD was designed by renowned street pop artist 'Mr. Brainwash.'
Currently on tour in Europe with her sold out 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour, the multi-Grammy winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with the highest grossing tour in history for a Female Artist, is scheduled to end her tour with her final show in Israel on September 2nd.

Madonna Celebration CD Track Listing:
CD 1:

01) Hung Up
02) Music
03) Vogue
04) 4 Minutes
05) Holiday
06) Everybody
07) Like A Virgin
08) Into The Groove
09) Like A Prayer
10) Ray Of Light
11) Sorry
12) Express Yourself
13) Open Your Heart
14) Borderline
15) Secret
16) Erotica
17) Justify My Love
18) Revolver

CD 2:
01) Dress You Up
02) Material Girl
03) La Isla Bonita
04) Papa Don't Preach
05) Lucky Star
06) Burning Up
07) Crazy For You
08) Who's That Girl
09) Frozen
10) Miles Away
11) Take A Bow
12) Live To Tell
13) Beautiful Stranger
14) Hollywood
15) Die Another Day
16) Don’t Tell Me
17) Cherish
18) Celebration

Madonna Celebration DVD Track Listing:
1) Burning Up
2) Lucky Star
3) Borderline
4) Like A Virgin
5) Material Girl
6) Crazy For You
7) Into The Groove
8) Live To Tell
9) Papa Don’t Preach
10) True Blue
11) Open Your Heart
12) La Isla Bonita
13) Who’s That Girl
14) Like A Prayer
15) Express Yourself
16) Cherish
17) Vogue
18) Justify My Love
19) Erotica
20) Deeper and Deeper
21) Rain
22) I’ll Remember
23) Secret
24) Take A Bow
25) Bedtime Story
26) Human Nature
27) I Want You
28) You’ll See
29) Frozen
30) Ray Of Light
31) The Power Of Good-Bye
32) Beautiful Stranger
33) American Pie
34) Music
35) Don’t Tell Me
36) What It Feels Like For A Girl
37) Die Another Day
38) Hollywood
39) Love Profusion
40) Hung Up
41) Sorry
42) Get Together
43) Jump
44) 4 Minutes
45) Give It 2 Me
46) Miles Away
47) Celebration

From Madonna.com


Celebration on UK iTunes

Many UK fans have been frustrated at not being able to download the Celebration single from UK iTunes whilst the rest of the world could download the track.

madonnalicious has now confirmed that the single will only be available for download from Monday 14 September (the same day as the release of the physical formats).
This is to maximise the chart impact of the song and to help ensure Madonna gets another UK #1 single!


Celebration is 'sound of tomorrow'

Paul Oakenfold has revealed that he believes Madonna's new single 'Celebration' is 'the sound of tomorrow'.
The renowned DJ and Madonna recorded two new tracks together for her upcoming greatest hits album, due out on September 28.
First single 'Celebration' was leaked onto the internet in July, while the music producer said that he is proud of their collaboration, Entertainment Weekly reports.
'It's definitely the sound of tomorrow. Which always becomes the sound of today,' he explained. '[It's] meant to be positive in the respect that you can do it, let's have a good time, let's enjoy ourselves.'
He added: 'When you step up to this level, it's an interesting process because you're on someone else's time, and you respect that. And that's really what it's about. So I was extremely organised when I went in there with the team that I had.'
Oakenfold recently described Madonna as 'truly lovely' after working with her.

From Digital Spy


Celebration Video Release Date

The wait is almost over....Just a few more days before we all discover the video to Madonna’s new anthem!
The ‘Celebration’ video will be available for download from iTunes in the USA, Canada and Mexico starting September 1st.
The video, which was directed by Jonas Akerlund, is also set to premiere on TV around the world that very same day!
More details are to be announced soon so stay tuned!

From Madonna.com - thanks to Micheal


Madonna's Celebration video look revealed

A one minute advert for the Celebration greatest hits album leaked online yesterday and the clip which features audio and video snippets (given the Mr Brainwash treatment) of songs such classics such as Lucky Star, Into The Groove, Ray Of Light and Music also featured a clip of Madonna in the Celebration video.

Madonna is seen wearing a shoulder-length platinium blonde wig and a dress from the Balmain 2009 collection.

The clip can currently be found on www.aceshowbiz.com or YouTube

Thanks to Joe


Celebration, Celebration

Madonna extends her lead as the artist with the most hits in the history of Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as 'Celebration' ignites at #29. The title cut from her third greatest hits collection, due Sept. 29, is her 56th entry. A whopping chart-record 39 of those have reached #1. Madonna first arrived with the eventual #3-peaking 'Everybody' on the chart dated Nov. 6, 1982.

Here is a look at the artists to make the most appearances on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, which first appeared in the Billboard issue dated Oct. 26, 1974:

56, Madonna
37, Janet Jackson
33, Pet Shop Boys
30, Donna Summer
26, Mariah Carey

From Billboard.com - thanks to Don


Billboard: Hot Dance Airplay

Madonna makes a spectacular debut on the Billboard 'Hot Dance Airplay' chart.
'Celebration' - the first single/title track from her upcoming greatest hits album due September 29 2009 gets the party started at #7; the charts highest debut since December 13 2008, when Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' also debuted at #7.
Since the Dance Airplay chart launced August 16 2003, only 2 other singles have debuted higher: Ciara's '1,2,Step' #5 January 20 2005 and Madonna's '4 Minutes' #5 on April 5 2008.

Thanks to Micheal


Celebration in Europe

Nielsen is reporting that Madonna's Celebration is the one of most played song across Europe in just a week! The track debuts in the Top 5 on Nielsen's European Airplay Chart:

#1 - I Know You Want Me - Pitbull
#2 - When Loves Takes Over - Guetta,David feat. Rowland, Kelly
#3 - I Gotta Feeling - Black Eye Peas
#4 - Celebration - Madonna
#5 - Ayo Technology - Milow

Thanks to Micheal


Celebration: Billboard Hot Shot Debut

Billboard has just released a sneek peak into it's upcoming 08/22/2009 issue.

Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart
#1 - 'Waking Up in Vegas' - Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer #2 'Crazy Possessive' - Kaci Battaglia
Hot Shot Debut #29 - 'Celebration' - Madonna
Debut #36 - 'She Wolf' - Shakira
Debut #39 - 'Everybody Shake It' - Ralph Rosario feat. Shawn Christopher

Thanks to Micheal


Celebration: Single Cover

Online retailer Amazon have updated their site with the Mr Brainwash designed cover for the Celebration single - giving us a hint of what to expect from the video.

Update - Thanks to everyone who has corrected me, the pictures were taken at a party in Rio de Janeiro at the end of the tour last year!

Thanks to Glenn


Celebration: Preview Clip

Online retailer Amazon.com have just added Madonna's Celebration single to their site where you can also listen to a preview of the track.

The single is available for download from Tuesday 04 August in the US (the UK should get it on Monday 03 August). To listen to the track visit www.amazon.com

Let us know what you think of the preview by clicking on the 'Comment's button below this post.

Thanks to Vickster


Press Release: A 'Celebration' Of Madonna Music

The Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection September 28th Release.

Madonna, who has racked up a record 37 top 10 hits as well as seven No. 1 albums (including her last four) on the Billboard Pop Charts, has given her fans yet another opportunity to 'celebrate' her musical achievements.
Today, Warner Bros. Records officially confirmed the September 28th release of 'CELEBRATION' - the ultimate compilation of Madonna songs.
The songs on 'Celebration' have all been remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans. They cover the expanse of the Material Girl's extraordinary career of hits including 'Everybody,' 'Express Yourself,' "Vogue" and '4 Minutes.'
'Celebration' will be available in a two-CD set as well as a single CD. There will also be a 'Celebration' DVD released simultaneously which includes the video visionary's best videos including several that have never before been available on DVD.
'Celebration,' the CD will also include two new songs that were recently recorded in New York City. The first single, also titled, 'Celebration,' co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold, will be released August 3rd.
A video for the single, which will be included on the 'Celebration' DVD was just filmed in Milan, Italy and was directed by long time Madonna collaborator Jonas ('Ray of Light') Akerlund.
Several dance club remixes of 'Celebration' are headed to the clubs on July 24th. The song will also be available on CD and vinyl maxi. Radio will receive the 'Celebration' single on August 3rd.
The cover for 'Celebration' was created by street pop artist 'Mr. Brainwash' who is best known for 'throwing modern cultural icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven.'