Rebel Heart

Release date: March 5, 2015 (Holland, world premiere FAME Amsterdam)

Tracklist:

01. Living For Love
02. Devil Pray
03. Ghosttown
04. Unapologetic Bitch
05. Illuminati
06. Bitch I’m Madonna (with Nicki Minaj)
07. Hold Tight
08. Joan Of Arc
09. Iconic (with Chance the Rapper & Mike Tyson)
10. HeartBreakCity
11. Body Shop
12. Holy Water
13. Inside Out
14. Wash All Over Me

Media Markt Edition (Germany only)
15. Auto-Tune Baby

Deluxe Edition
15. Best Night
16. Veni Vidi Vici (with Nas)
17. S.E.X.
18. Messiah
19. Rebel Heart

SuperDeluxe Edition
01. Beautiful Scars
02. Borrowed Time
03. Addicted
04. Graffiti Heart
05. Living For Love (PAULO & Jackinsy Full Vocal Mix)
06. Living For Love (Funk Generation & H3dRush Dub)

 

  • Rebel Heart was released on March 6, 2015
  • On November 28 2014 the Avicii demo to ‘Rebel Heart’ leaked in full on the internet as well as another full track ‘Wash All Over Me’
  • Unfortunately it didn’t take long before more demo’s leaked onto the internet, forcing Madonna and the record company to change their release plans and a hacker was arrested
  • Originally planned for a March 2015 release and the first single for a Valentines Day release. Madonna released the album for pre-order on iTunes on December 20, 2014. Including the first six songs available for download and the reveal of the album cover
  • Three separate editions of the album were released: standard version, deluxe version and the special edition, all three came with a different cover
  • The Avicii demo’s for ‘Rebel Heart’ and ‘Wash All Over Me’ didn’t make it onto the final product. Different versions of both songs were used instead.
  • The music video to ‘Living For Love’ premiered on Snapchat and included a short making of
  • Madonna made her first promotional appearance at the 57th Grammy Awards where she performed ‘Living For Love’
  • She performed the same track at the Brit Awards, her second promotional appearance of the promo tour. The choreo and intro was changed from her Grammy performance. Unfortunately she couldn’t untie the Armani cape she wore in time so she fell down, but got up and carried on.
  • She continued her UK promo with an interview and performance at the Jonathan Ross show, here she revealed that she actually fell on her head during the fall at the Brit Awards and absolutely refused to watch the performance. She performed a new choreo and new mix of ‘Living For Love’ as well as ‘Ghosttown’
  • In Italy Madonna was a guest at Che Tempo Che Fa, she sang ‘Ghosttown’ and for the first (and only) time chose to sing ‘Devil Pray.’ She was interviewed and given yellow flowers, which absolutely delighted her
  • She continued her promotional tour in Paris on March 2nd, 2015. She was a guest at Le Grand Journal and the chief editor of the show. The interview was going to focus on Madonna’s political views as well as the ‘Rebel Heart’ album. She was in a happy mood and very chatty. She performed ‘Living For Love’ and ‘Ghosttown’ (the latter had to be performed twice as she was not pleased with the first take). The interview followed and M was surprised and moved by Luz from Charlie Hebdo who made a surprise appearance
  • After the taping of Le Grand Journal Madonna had agreed to do a Meet & Greet backstage. She first met up with the Le Grand Journal team and after that with lucky fans who won through a competition. The MadonnaUnderground team was also blessed to be there, to read the report click HERE.
  • Madonna was Ellen’s (Degeneres) guest for a week and while she was actually ill, she performed Living For Love, Ghosttown, Joan Of Arc (first and only time) and Dress You Up with Ellen. She sat down for interviews and joked around with Justin Bieber
  • She performed ‘Ghosttown’ at the iHeart Radio Music Awards with Taylor Swift on guitar
  • A teaser of ‘Ghosttown’ was available to view on Tidal, the video was set to premiere on Meerkat, unfortunately things did not go as planned and it did never appeared on Meerkat
  • Madonna performed ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ on Live With Jimmy Fallon, sat down for an interview and did some stand up comedy. The live performance was such a huge success that a music video to ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ was filmed
  • ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ became Madonna’s most succesful video to date with over 100 million views at the time, VEVO certified
  • Unfortunately ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ was not released as a commercial single in Holland (among other countries)
  • ‘Hold Tight’ was the official third single in Italy, in France both ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ and ‘Devil Pray’ were released as a single
Photo’s: Mert + Marcus / Slam Photography (Le Grand Journal)
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Le Grand Journal + Meet & Greet

March 2 2015 Paris

Kimberly van Pinxteren

Le Grand Journal + Meet & Greet

March 2 2015 Paris

Hans Schaft

Le Grand Journal + Meet & Greet

March 2 2015 Paris

Living For Love

Rebel Heart

Ghosttown

Bitch I’m Madonna