Madonna unveils empowering new single “I Rise”: Stream

The politically-charged anthem samples Emma Gonzalez’s pro-gun control speech     Madonna’s artwork for “I Rise”   On the heels of her show-stopping, $5 million dollar performance at the Billboard Music Awards, Madonna has released a new song. “I Rise” serves as closing track to her upcoming album, Madame X. The politically charged anthem begins with a sample of Emma Gonzalez’s…

How augmented reality put five Madonnas on stage at once

NBC/Dick Clark Productions At Wednesday’s Billboard Music Awards, Madonna performed her latest single, “Medellín”, with Latin singer Maluma. However, they (and their flesh-and-blood dancers) weren’t alone on the Las Vegas stage. Several virtual versions of the pop icon joined them: a secret agent, a musician, a cha-cha instructor and a bride. Augmented reality brought Madonna’s personas…