The Power of Good-Bye discography online – 21 different pressings

The fourth single to be taken from Ray of Light was The Power of Good-Bye.

Another smash hits for Madonna which she took on a full on promotional tour. Performances included the European MTV Awards, TOTP in London and Wetten Dass in Austria.

Unfortunately the track has never been performed during one of Madonna’s world tours.

In our discography we have collected 21 different pressings for you to view, enjoy HERE

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Drowned World / Substitute For Love discography online – 17 different pressings

The third single from Ray of Light was the fantastic ‘Drowned World / Substitute For Love‘, now up in our discography!

The song opened Madonna’s Drowned World Tour (2001) in the most incredible way, she went on to perform it during her Confessions Tour (2006) and for one single night in London on her Rebel Heart Tour. 

The video generated some controversy as a scene resembled the scenario leading up to Princess Diana’s death in ’97.

In our discography we have collected 17 different pressings, click HERE to view

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UNCLE DAD’S ART COLLECTIVE PRESENTS MADONNA

The Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a “re imagining” of Madonna’s music this week on the stage of Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium.

  The cast of creative artists includes 50 local musicians and dancers, who will showcase their own interpretation of the “Queen of Pop’s” most memorable songs.

   The show is an annual production, that in the past has featured the “Songs of Stevie Wonder”, the Beatle’s “Abby Road” and “Prince” … among others.

  The Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday January 24th, Friday January 25th and Saturday January 26th. Tickets are available through www.uncledad.co.

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Madonna Unveils New Short, Dark Hairstyle On Instagram

Madonna is switching up her look for the new year.

Related: Madonna Responds To Butt Implant Rumours, Says She’s ‘Desperately Seeking No One’s Approval’

On Friday, the 60-year-old Queen of Pop shared a sweet selfie with her daughter on Instagram, in which she unveiled a new, jet-black bob hairstyle.

While the look is drastically different from Madonna’s usually long, blonde locks, many fans are questioning whether the look is permanent or a wig.

Related: Madonna Performs At New York’s Iconic Stonewall Inn On New Year’s Eve

Meanwhile, Madonna is reportedly set to kick off her first worldwide tour in three years following the release of her 14th, untitled studio album in 2019, according to the Sun.

An industry source reportedly told the outlet, “Madonna is really excited about performing her new music and has spared no expense with the production.”

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Ray of Light (single) discography online – 29 pressings!

New in our discography is the single Ray of Light!

This song was the big winner at the MTV Awards in 1998 and another huge hit for Madonna. It has definitely become one of her signature songs and she’s performed it on various tours since. She also performed it live on Oprah (as well as ‘Little Star’). 

We have collected 29 different pressings for you to view, pressings from South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand to Colombia! 

Check it out HERE

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Madonna and the Breakfast Club is coming – dates!

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The Orchard has set a March 12 digital release for the docu-drama “Madonna and the Breakfast Club,” written and directed by Guy Guido.

The movie explores Madonna’s days as a drummer, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter in the Breakfast Club, a band she formed with Dan Gilroy during the 1970s. It’s based on first person interviews with Gilroy and his brother Ed, as well as band mate Gary Burke. The film includes actress Jamie Auld re-enacting pivotal scenes from Madonna’s early life in Queens.

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And from Guy Guido:

Releasing on your Video on Demand cable TV platforms and iTunes on March 12th!

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Madonna ‘set for 2019 world tour’

The 60-year-old singing legend is said to be planning a “no expenses spared” run of shows, which will feature pyrotechnics and her usual army of performers, and she will stun supporters in some “amazing outfits”.

An industry source said: “Madonna is really excited about performing her new music and has spared no expense with the production.

“There will be the usual army of dancers, slick lighting and even some pyrotechnics.

“She might be 60 but she works incredibly hard to keep her body in the best shape possible and plans to show it off in some amazing outfits, so fans can expect an array of dramatic costume changes.”

The ‘Like a Prayer’ hitmaker is planning to drop her 14th album later this year, and fans who snap up a ticket for her tour will also be treated to some of her greatest hits, as well as a collection of her new songs.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: “Of course she’ll treat revellers to a few of her classic hits too. She adores performing and loves to see her fans.

“She’s hugely professional and always puts on a mind-blowing show. It’s going to be the hottest ticket in town.”

Last October, Madonna confirmed she was working on her 14th studio album, her first since 2015’s ‘Rebel Heart’.

She said: “I’m finishing my record, which I’m going to release next year.”

And the superstar singer admitted she just cannot stop making music.

Speaking about her fashion products, which include skincare lines and perfumes, she said: “Yep, in between rose mist spray and serums, I’m actually making music. Can’t quit my day job.”

Madonna last hit the road on her ‘Rebel Heart Tour’, which consisted of 82 dates from September 2015 to March 2016.

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Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of 2019: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Madonna And Halsey

These days, women rule pop music, and it’s the talented solo females who are going to keep their winning streak going with new albums in 2019. Sure, there are men who are also making excellent art in what can be called the “pop” music space (though that term now encompasses many different styles, and it’s tough to pinpoint exactly what pop is in 2019), but looking forward, it’s the women who have the public the most excited about what’s to come, and they’re sure to deliver some incredible new music in the coming months. Here’s a look at eight of the most anticipated pop albums likely arriving in 2019.

Madonna 

The Queen of Pop hasn’t been coy when it comes to talking about her next album, and at one point, it even seemed like it might arrive at some point in 2018, though that didn’t end up being the case. The untitled effort, her fourteenth proper studio album, will be her first in four years, and it will see the superstar going in a different direction stylistically, which is always the case with her…though what it will sound like is anybody’s guess at this point.

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The Top 20 Most Expensive Music Videos Worldwide 2018

As of January 2018, “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson is the most expensive music videos worldwide, based on production costs. Of all the expensive music videos made over time, Michael Jackson’s Scream cost $7 million to produce.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, most of the top 20 are created by only two artists: Michael Jackson (4 music videos) and Madonna (3 music videos).

Here’s a list of the top 20 most expensive music videos and what made them so unique, so special, and so costly.

Think you know what music videos broke the bank?

The top 20 most expensive music videos worldwide:

  1. “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
    Production cost: $7 million
  2. “Die Another Day” by Madonna.
    Production cost: $6.1 million
  3. “Express Yourself” by Madonna.
    Production cost: $5 million
  4. “Bedtime Story” by Madonna.
    Production cost: $5 million
  5. “Estranged” by Guns N’ Roses.
    Production cost: $5 million
  6. “Black or White” by Michael Jackson.
    Production cost: $4 million
  7. “Make Me Like You” by Gwen Stefani.
    Production cost: $4 million
  8. “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua.
    Production cost: $3.5 million
  9. “Victory” by Puff Daddy.
    Production cost: $2.7 million
  10. “2 Legit 2 Quit” by MC Hammer.
    Production cost: $2.5 million
  11. “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey.
    Production cost: $2.5 million
  12. “Doesn’t Really Matter” by Janet Jackson.
    Production cost: $2.5 million
  13. “What’s It Gonna Be?!” by Busta Rhymes.
    Production cost: $2.4 million
  14. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion.
    Production cost: $2.3 million
  15. “Bad” by Michael Jackson.
    Production cost: $2.2 million
  16. “Larger Than Life” by Backstreet Boys.
    Production cost: $2.1 million
  17. “Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson.
    Production cost: $2 million
  18. “Miami” by Will Smith.
    Production cost: $2 million
  19. “Freeek!” by George Michael.
    Production cost: $2 million
  20. “My Name’s Women” by Ayumi Hamasaki
    Production cost: $2 million

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Eurovision 2019: Madonna reportedly in talks to perform, Tel Aviv unveils ‘tent city’

2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv logo
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Madonna is reportedly in negotiation with organizers to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv in 2019, Ynet said Tuesday.

Israel won the rights to host the annual competition in 2019 after Netta Barzilai was named the winner of last year’s event.

According to the report, Madonna expressed her agreement to come to Israel, but negotiations remain ongoing over financial terms.

Netta Barzilai was name winner of the 2018 Eurovision competition with her song “Toy”, long favored to win after its trills, chicken-like clucking sounds, and lyrics embraced by the #MeToo movement made it a viral hit.

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place in Tel Aviv between the 14th and 18th of May.

The event is expected to attract over 10,000 international participants. Over the last 3 years, the number of international visitors to Tel Aviv has almost doubled and is expected to reach an overall new all-time high in 2019.

On Tuesday, the Tel Aviv municipality announced the creation of a “tent city” to help the city deal with the expected influx of visitors, as over 10,000 international tourists expected.

The “tent city” will operate for a period of two months from May to June, the municipality said, as the city prepares for international events including Eurovision and the Tel Aviv Pride Parade.

 

“The “Tent City” will host up to 2,000 guests and will include showering areas, a recreation and party area, food and beverages stalls and a bike rental spot,” the city announced. “A shuttle service will be available from the camping area to the Eurovision Village; the main Eurovision entertainment venue located at Charles Clore Seaside Park.”

Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ron Huldai lauded the efforts of the city to prepare for the international events.

“The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is planning to host an extraordinary Eurovision experience for the thousands of tourists who are expected to visit Tel Aviv. The ‘Tent City’ is just one example of the many initiatives we are working on, in order to create the perfect tourist experience and make sure that visitors can enjoy everything that the city has to offer.”

Israel won the rights to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest after chanteuse Netta Barzilai won the 2018 competition with her bassy #MeToo anthem “Toy”. Since then, Israel’s hosting of the 2019 has been riddled with controversies and political squabbles.

A financing dispute between country’s finance ministry and state broadcasters Kan had threatened to tank the event altogether, but a last-minute compromise on financing saved global spectacle.

Kan agreed to take a reported 50 million shekel ($13.5 million) loan to cover the cost of staging the event, with the Ministry of Finance securing the loan in case of a cancellation due to extenuating circumstances such as earthquake, war, or a boycott organized by Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

A number of lawmakers had also spoken out in recent months on the issue of allowing contest events to be held on Saturday allowing contest events to be held on Saturday, in violation of Jewish Sabbath laws.

During negotiations, it was reported that the heads of the European Broadcasting Union had placed a number of demands on Israel to be allowed to host the contest, including that events be allowed to be held on Saturday — the Jewish day of rest — that Israel grant freedom of the press and expression for all participants and delegations, and that all participants be allowed entrance to the country regardless of political beliefs.

The latter demand came in the wake of a wave of recent controversy over Israeli authorities’ refusal to allow entry to two prominent US writers, who are also vocal critics of the Israeli government.

Robyn BECK (AFP/File)Intensified protests over Israel’s policies have led the country’s parliament to bar entry to supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement 
Robyn BECK (AFP/File)

“We are expecting to receive guarantees from the Prime Minister this week in regards to the security and freedom of movement of anyone coming to the event. These guarantees are imperative in order for us to move forward with the planning of the event to ensure the safety of visitors and upholding the Eurovision Song Contest values of diversity and inclusivity,” Frank-Dieter Freiling, Chairman of the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group said Thursday.

There has also already been considerable backlash against the event by proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

In September, over one hundred artists including former Pink Floyd front man and prominent BDS proponent Roger Waters, film director Len Roach and British comedian Alexei Sayle, published a letter in Britain’s The Guardian newspaper calling for a boycott of the Israeli-hosted contest.

“Eurovision 2019 should be boycotted if it is hosted by Israel while it continues its grave, decades-old violations of Palestinian human rights,” said the letter, signed mainly by artists from Western Europe.

Eurovision was first held in 1956 with the aim of uniting Europe after World War II. Israel and Australia are the only two non-European nations that participate in the annual contest.

This will be Israel’s third time hosting the spectacle since its first entry in 1973. Israel previously hosted the event in Jerusalem in 1979 and 1999 following wins by Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta in 1978 and trans performer Dana International in 1998.

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Madonna Frozen discography online – 27 different pressings

New in our discography is the lead single from Ray of Light: Frozen!

Madonna came back with a bang, a song that still today is being hailed as one of the best singles Madonna has ever released. Frozen was a huge hit and unfortunately Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On prevented the track from reaching the top spot in Holland. 

Madonna has since performed the track on various world tours, but most memorable is without doubt the theatrical representation at the Drowned World Tour in 2001.

Check out all 27 different pressings that we collected HERE

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Madonna’s Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, Spills Everything About Beauty Rollers

Beauty rollers have really been on a roll. But the gizmos do more than just get you likes on Instagram. Though they may feel like a fresh trend, they’ve actually been around for quite a while. “Rollers have been used for a long time,” says Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, New York City Cosmetic Dermatologist and Development Consultant for MDNA SKIN. (And yes, that means he’s also Madonna’s dermatologist.) “The therapeutic benefit lies in massage. The actual manual effect of using any roller improves the lymphatic drainage of area. We all get puffy faces after we wake up after age 40.”

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MDNA SKIN’s newest launch, The Beauty Roller, takes rollers up a notch by using infrared energy. “All forms of biological life release infrared energy,” explains Dr. Frank. “There has been a lot of research on the effects of infrared energy. This is why we have infrared saunas—it’s a form of wound healing. Far infrared seems to have the most medicinal form of the wavelength. We like to think with infrared energy that we can increase the penetration of the serum—you are putting on medicine and want it to be absorbed. Just like you would massage in a medicine, this is the same thing.” What also sets The Beauty Roller apart is it uses ultra-infrared sculpting energy in tandem with its oversized, dual-sculpting carbon spheres to promote lymphatic drainage, lift and firm skin, boost cell turnover and increase product penetration. That means it leads to everything from more defined cheekbones and jawline to increased facial and body contours.

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Full-frontal male nudity lures Madonna into off-Broadway show

Pop diva Madonna was spotted Saturday in the audience at New York Theatre Workshop’s provocative show “Slave Play.”

A spy quipped, “If you’re wondering what it takes to get Madonna to go to an off-Broadway show, apparently full-frontal male nudity doesn’t hurt?”

One review of the show called it “very R-rated.”

We hear the Material Girl brought daughter Lourdes Leon, 22, and was lured by the show’s positive reviews, “not to mention the well-displayed anatomy of star Paul Alexander Nolan,” the theater spy said.

We hear Madge was overheard saying she wants to take daughter Mercy to see “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Broadway.

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Ray of Light discography online – 44 different pressings

Brand new in our discography is Madonna’s legendary album Ray of Light!

Ain’t gonna lie, this one was a lot of work! We have collected 44 different pressings of this fantastic 1998 album for you to view. Various releases from all over the world on CD, vinyl, cassette, mini disc and even VHS!

Everything has been carefully scanned and photographed, check it all out HERE

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One Song: Madonna’s ‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’

I wanna talk about Madonna’s elegiac “What It Feels Like For A Girl.” At this post-Brett Kavanaugh juncture in American life, I think it’s a fine time to appreciate it.

“What It Feels Like For A Girl” was the low-key, musically understated third single from Madonna’s Music album.  

Released in 2000, Music followed 1998’s ambitious, resplendent Ray Of Light. For Ray Of Light, Madonna selected William Orbit as a collaborator, which was at that time considered a left-field choice. Orbit was an eccentric, progressive composer and musician who was best-known for his own curious amalgam of classical and electronic music. Interesting stuff, but the dude definitely did not have any hits. Madonna adored his work and commissioned Orbit to produce, which was a nervy move. It paid off with a gorgeous masterpiece that, while not her greatest commercial success, certainly did sell well. Five million copies in the U.S. and 11 million globally.

When it came time to make a follow-up album, Madonna once again zigzagged. She chose yet another collaborative team, headed by French producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï. She didn’t rebuke Orbit—he was invited to participate in a minor, supporting role—but she did not attempt to duplicate the alchemy of Ray Of Light. When you’re a chart-topping artist like Madonna, there is a lot of incentive to play it safe: Last album worked out great! Let’s do that exact same thing again!

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