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True Blue “The Silver Collection” Amazon Exclusive

Amazon Exclusive Silver Vinyl! In 1986, Madonna co-wrote and co-produced True Blue, which topped the album charts in 28 countries, including the U.S. A critical and commercial success, the album was not only the best-selling album of 1986, but also the best-selling album of the 1980s by a female artist. It has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. All five of its singles reached the Billboard Top Five, including three #1’s – “Live To Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” and “Open Your Heart.” Presented on crystal clear vinyl.

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Madonna Biographer Mary Gabriel and Mel Ottenberg Go Deep on the Queen of Pop

Madge disciple Mel Ottenberg calls up Mary Gabriel, esteemed biographer and the author of Madonna: A Rebel Life, a new 800-page tome on the queen of pop, to talk album art, tabloid drama, and the revolutionary power of Sex.

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MARY GABRIEL: Hi, Mel. How are you?

MEL OTTENBERG: I’m great and psyched to talk to you. So Mary, why Madonna?

GABRIEL: Well, my last book was about five women artists. When I left that story, I was excited about how women artists change society, as all art does. So I wanted to continue writing about them, but I thought if I wrote about visual artists again, I’d just repeat myself. I wasn’t a Madonna fan, I was a journalist. I knew about her, of course, it’s impossible not to have known about her. And people I worked with, women I really respected who worked on battlefields as foreign correspondents, liked Madonna and went to her concerts, so I took note. Also, the artists I wrote about were active during the cusp of the social, sexual, and cultural revolution that lasted from the ’60s until the early 2000s, when it started to turn sour. And Madonna’s work and life embodies that period.

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Bob the Drag Queen says Madonna is in ‘great health’ ahead of Celebration Tour support slot

Madonna is “in great health” ahead of The Celebration Tour next month, her friend and support act Bob the Drag Queen has told Attitude.

Speaking to us in an exclusive interview to discuss her Woke Man In A Dress standup show, the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 winner added: “I think everyone’s going to be very impressed with her.”

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Madonna Is ‘Feeling Strong’ and Back in Rehearsals for Her ‘Most Ambitious Tour Ever’: Source (Exclusive)

“She’s so happy to be back onstage,” a source tells PEOPLE exclusively of the superstar, who was hospitalized in June for a bacterial infection

The Queen of Pop is ready to reign again.

After being hospitalized in late June for a “serious bacterial infection,” Madonna is back at work and gearing up for the launch of her Celebration Tour, a source tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“She returned to rehearsals last Monday. She’s so happy to be back onstage and is feeling strong. She’s working closely with her longtime collaborators, Jamie King and Stuart Price, to put the final touches on the show,” says the source, adding that the run of shows is the icon’s “most ambitious tour ever.”

Full article at People.com

 

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