Madonna fans have reason to get excited! Her Documentary MADAME X which recounts her tour performances on her Tour of the same name, arrives this Fall, only on Paramount+!
Madonna’s virtuoso performance in MADAME X celebrates the seven-time Grammy Award winner’s fourteenth studio album of the same name, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and captures new music alongside previous hits and fan favorites for an unrivaled theatrical journey. The linguistically diverse album, inspired by her life immersed in the rich cultural influences of Lisbon, is a love letter to multiculturalism and a testament to Madonna’s transformative influence on, and respect for, global culture and earned praise from The New York Times as a “reimagine[d] pop spectacle for a theater stage, merging her newest music and calls for political awareness with striking intimacy.”
Universally celebrated for its artistry and risk-taking, MADAME X features 48 on-stage performers including Madonna’s children, musicians and dancers from around the globe, and the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras, whose performance of “Batuka” evokes Batuque, a style of music created by the women originating from Cape Verde. The tour has elicited critical acclaim from fans and media alike, with Forbes proclaiming, “As Madame X, Madonna Is Her Most Authentic Onstage Self In Years” and Billboard describing her “at her best, unapologetic, uncompromising, unyielding and in complete control.” The Atlantic describes its cultural impact: “The power of a show as successful as this is that it beams you directly into a warm, sassy, transfixing human’s brainspace and makes you believe in its rightness. What better entertainment could there be than leaving the theater feeling like a pop star might just save the world?”
We saw and were floored by Taylor Swift‘s BAD BLOOD Video, but Madonna never has been one to be outshone. She’s back and wants you to know, BITCH, SHE’S MADONNA! After a Premiere on Tidal, the Video is available now to all.
Beyoncé! Miley Cyrus! Katy Perry! Rita Ora! Nicki Minaj! Madonna pulls-out all the stops and the Big Girls to do battle on her new Music Video for BITCH I’M MADONNA (ft. Nicki Minaj)... and we LOVE IT. Sure it’s no match for Bad Blood, but it’s still Madge.
See the Video:
But where’s Gaga?
BITCH I’M MADONNA is taken off of Madonna‘s latest Disc, Rebel Heart.
Something to make your weekend! Madonna made an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and it was epic! You must witness Fallon, The Roots and The Queen of Pop herself do a super lo-fi version of her Classic, Holiday. So good!!!! Even if Madge does get drowned out a bit. Still amazing!!!
Although Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, British Album), Pharrell (International Male Solo Artist), Sam Smith (British Breakthrough Act) and Taylor Swift (International Female Solo Artist) were among the big Winners at THE BRIT AWARDS held earlier today, the moment that had everyone talking out of 02 Arena was Madonna‘s scary tumble. Call it a publicity stunt or a genius accident, her tumble down a flight of stairs performing new Single Living for Love actually was fitting.
“Took me to heaven and let me fall down
Now that it’s over I’m gonna carry on
Lifted me up, and watched me stumble
After the heartache I’m gonna carry on”
Regardless, she carried on like a Champ as we’d expect her. TOUGH.
The Queen of Pop took to Instagram to explain the mishap:
After wowing us with her amazing performance of new Single LIVING FOR LOVE at the GRAMMYs, Madonna‘s 12th studio album REBEL HEART is soon before us. We’ve heard some of it already and we must say this is her best in years! Although there is a fresh electronic twist on some of the Tracks, the Pop Queen gets deeper and more introspective than ever. Tracks like UNAPOLOGETIC BITCH, WASH ALL OVER ME and the Title Track have Madonna doing what she does best – affecting us.
1. “Living for Love”
2. “Devil Pray”
4. “Unapologetic Bitch”
6. “Bitch I’m Madonna” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
7. “Hold Tight”
8. “Joan of Arc”
9. “Iconic” (featuring Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson)
11. “Body Shop”
12. “Holy Water”
13. “Inside Out”
14. “Wash All Over Me”
If you haven’t seen the new gravity-defying Video for LIVING FOR LOVE, be prepared to be wowed! Classic Madonna.
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UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA release REBEL HEART on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Not that we are surprised, but Sam Smith walked away the big winner at tonight’s 57th GRAMMYs. The British Singer-Songwriter went-on to win four Awards at the Ceremony honouring the Year’s best in Music, nabbing Record of the Year and Single of the Year for his Hit Single STAY WITH ME, which he performed alongside Mary J. Blige. His IN THE LONELY HOUR went-on to win Best Pop Vocal Album. The 22-year-old was forthcoming about his sexuality, thanking his former Lover on-stage, “I want to thank the Man who broke my heart, as it inspired me to win four GRAMMYs!”. Smith also won Best New Artist, defeating the likes of Iggy Azalea and HAIM.
See Smith and Blige perform STAY WITH ME:
Veteran Alternative Singer/Songwriter BECK has shown amazing longevity in a Career which has spanned over three decades now. His Disc MORNING PHASE went-on to win Album of the Year as well as Best Rock Album. On the Show, he performed HEART IS A DRUM alongside Coldplay‘s Chris Martin.
Highlights tonight included a huge choreographed Comeback performance from Madonna, who was flawless in delivering new Single LIVING FOR LOVE. See the performance below:
Australian Singer-Songwriter certainly has been at it for a number of years now and she had just about everybody talking about her performance of Hit, CHANDELIER tonight featuring former Saturday Night Live Alumni Kristen Wiig doing performance art!
BEYONCE also brought it home delivering a pure and powerful rendition of Take My Hand, Precious Lord. She with Husband Jay-Z won Best R&B Performance for their Single DRUNK IN LOVE.
RIHANNA too made a powerful statement delivering a vocally on-point performance of new Single FOURFIVESECONDS alongside The Beatles Icon Paul McCartney and Kanye West. See it below:
And this is exactly why she still fills Arenas worldwide. To say that LIVING FOR LOVE is a true return to form for Pop Music’s reigning Queen is an understatement. She grabs ’em right by the horns with this latest Single, figuratively and literally as you will see in this J.A.C.K.-directed Clip. Nothing but non-stop dancing start to finish, this is the Madonna we fell in love with and are happy to see back!
See the Video:
Madonna‘s REBEL HEART hits stores Tuesday, March 6, 2015 via Universal Music Canada.
Madonna makes a return to form on upcoming 13th studio disc, REBEL HEART, in stores Tuesday, March 10, 2015. A Preview EP for the 19-Track Opus was released just before Christmas, reaching #1 in over 49 countries and we can expect similar of the eagerly-awaited full Disc.
Track Listing is as follows:
01 “Living For Love”
02 “Devil Pray”
04 “Unapologetic Bitch”
06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
07 “Hold Tight”
08 “Joan Of Arc”
09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
11 “Body Shop”
12 “Holy Water”
13 “Inside Out”
14 “Wash All Over Me”
15 “Best Night”
16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)
19 “Rebel Heart”
HOLD UP! REWIND! Did we just see Mike Tyson‘s name on the Track Listing? How?!?
The new Single from REBEL HEART has been chosen and it will be Living for Love, reminiscent of her Like a Prayer era sound and new Remixes have been satiating Fans from Offer Nissim, Dirty Pop, Mike Rizzo and Thrill!
Our Fave? Definitely Rizzo‘s energetic Mix:
Madonna also has been confirmed to perform at the 57th annual GRAMMYS, taking place on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (airing on CITY in Canada)!
Big things in 2015 for the Blonde One.
Universal Music Canada release REBEL HEART. Pre-order here.
I remember attending a Jim Carrey Autograph Signing with my Friend. Amidst the two-hour wait, an Acoustic Version of Aviici‘s Wake Me Up blared through the speakers. My Friend was mortified. “Why is this version so slow?!”, she nodded disapprovingly.
After a quick Wikipedia search, we learned that what we were listening to in fact was the Original Version of the Track, pre-Aviici. While that Mega-Producer currently is working with Madonna in the Studio on new material, the Californian Songwriter/Vocalist who penned and sang Wake Me Up, is launching a new phase in his Career (he has been at it for a bit) with the benefits of last year’s major exposure boost. His new Disc due in stores Tuesday, Lift Your Spirit!
Check-out Aloe Blacc‘s soulful new Single, The Man below which has a brand new Video:
Crazy for her! Thousands of Fans lined-up last night at Canada’s only Hard Candy Fitness Location at College Park in Toronto as Gym Boss and Queen of Pop, Madonna, flew-in from New York City to launch the high-end Fitness Centre!
In addition to walking an ultra-exclusive Red Carpet, speaking with a mixture of TV, Radio and Print Media, she waved to her hoards of devout Fans who were ecstatic at the rare opportunity to see the Icon up-close. A select Group of Contest Winners danced their way to a chance to work-out with Madonna in a once-in-a-lifetime Addicted to Sweat Class. She later was seen Instagramming herself icing her feet afterwards.
Madonna icing her feet:
As expected, there were no Autographs or Photo Ops with Fans with a “no Photos” policy being enforced for all but Media, but simply seeing her was enough for many! Some had mixed feelings about the ground-breaking Entertainer’s two-hours-late arrival, but despite the wait few could argue it was worth it.
Longtime Madonna Fan Simon Venekeo and Mr. Will Reader contributed the Photo up-top. He tells us, “I would describe it as an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity to see a Pop Culture Icon in such an intimate setting.”.
Madonna revealed plans already are under-way for her new Disc – her 13th – and among the Canadian Artists she’d like to collaborate with are Michael Bublé and Drake as she revealed to the Canadian Press below:
Upon exit, Madonna opted for an Underground Exit, despite arriving in the cold donning a Parka to much fanfare ground-level.
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