Ghosttown Remixes EP available now

The Ghosttown remixes EP is available on iTunes today!

Ghosttown (Offer Nissim Drama Remix)

Ghosttown (Armand Van Helden Remix)

Ghosttown (S-Man Mix)

Ghosttown (Razor N Guido Remix)

Ghosttown (Mindskap Remix)

Ghosttown (Don Diablo Remix)

Ghosttown (Dirty Pop Intro Remix)

Ghosttown (DJ Mike Cruz Mix Show Edit)

Ghosttown (THRILL Remix)

Ghosttown (DJ Yiannis String Intro Mix)

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Madonna in Manila: Promoters to decide between MOA Arena and PH Arena

Promoters are said to be deciding soon whether SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena or the Philippine Arena would be the best venue for the impending concert of pop goddess Madonna early next year, at least two sources told the Inquirer.

If it’s MOA Arena—whose capacity for concerts is about 12,000—the concert might be held for two successive nights, just like the Lady Gaga gigs in 2012.

The Philippine Arena could be a better choice, considering its 55,000 capacity. But traffic going in and out of the venue is a serious matter that needs immediate fixing.

In any case, either MOA or Philippine Arena would be no problem for longtime fans of the “Queen of Pop,” who is revered for her constant reinvention of her music and image.

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Madonna Has Now Charted More Number One Singles Than Any Other Artist

While she may be known as the Queen of Pop, it’s actually on the dance charts where Madonna has seen the most love for her work. With her latest single “Ghosttown”, the singer claims her 45th number one on the Dance/Club Songs ranking. That number is an unmatched accomplishment, and it gives her the distinction of having more number one songs on a single chart than any other artist in history. With its rise to the top, Madonna passes by country star George Strait, who previously held that record, thanks to his 44 leaders on the Hot Country Songs chart.

“Ghosttown” is the second official single from Madonna’s thirteenth album, Rebel Heart, which debuted at number two earlier this year. The song hasn’t charted on the Hot 100 (the tally that measures songs of all genres, combining sales and radio play), but it only took a few weeks to reach the summit of the dance chart. Madonna has such a massive following by many club-going audiences and dance lovers that almost every single she releases makes its way to the top, even if it doesn’t become well known by the general public.

Madonna arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating “China: Through the Looking Glass” on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Her number ones span four decades, and her road to this accomplishment began in 1983 with the two-sided “Holiday”/“Lucky Star”. That release ruled for five weeks, her longest time spent at the top. Years later, her song “Music” would match the time spent at the summit. Singles often work their way up and down the dance charts faster than on the Hot 100, so five weeks is actually a long time for any track to run the show.

Here are all 45 of Madonna’s number one dance hits, broken down by decade:

“Holiday”/”Lucky Star”
“Like a Virgin”
“Material Girl”
“Angel”/”Into the Groove”
“Open Your Heart”
“Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
“You Can Dance”
“Like a Prayer”
“Express EXPR +1.9% Yourself”

“Keep It Together”
“Justify My Love”
“Deeper and Deeper”
“Bedtime Story”
“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
“Ray of Light”
“Nothing Really Matters”
“Beautiful Stranger”

“American Pie”
“Don’t Tell Me”
“What It Feels Like for a Girl”
“Impressive Instant”
“Die Another Day”
“American Life”
“Me Against the Music” (a Britney Spears single that featured Madonna)
“Nothing Fails”
“Love Profusion”
“Hung Up”
“Get Together”
“4 Minutes” (Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
“Give It 2 Me”

“Give Me All Your Luvin’” (Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
“Girl Gone Wild”
“Turn Up the Radio”
“Living for Love”


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Madonna and Rita Ora are shooting a secret video together

Rita Ora was one of the few stars to come to Madonna’s defence after THAT awkward kiss with Drake at Coachella.

And it looks like the Queen of Pop has rewarded the ‘RIP’ singer by giving her a starring role in her new video.

The 24-year-old has flown out to New York to appear in Madge’s music video, according to a report in The Sun.

‘It’s an incredible coup for Rita to do a vid with Madonna and shows how big she is becoming in the States,’ a source told the newspaper.

Madonna and Rita Ora arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan Lucas Jackson/Reuters
The pair have formed an unlikely friendship (Picture: Reuters)

‘They met at showbiz events but had a real connection so Madonna asked her to do it.

‘Rita changed her schedule to be able to do the filming in an instant.’

There’s no word on what type of role Rita is playing, or even which single they are filming the video for, but we’re definitely intrigued.

Madge is nothing if not controversial and we all remember that on-stage kiss with Britney Spears.

Madonna and her daughter, Lola confirmed that Rita Ora has been cast as the new global face of their junior lifestyle brand, Material Girl.  Ora, an internationally renowned singer and protege of Jay-Z, will star in the brand's global marketing campaign.  The Fall 2013 advertising campaign will be unveiled in July. Madonna and Lola, commented, "Rita is a talented beauty but what really drew us to her is the confidence she oozes through her music and her unique sense of style. On stage or off, in photos or on the street - she's a magnet! This is what the Material Girl brand is all about!" Contrary to previous reports, Madonna and Rita met for the first time on Saturday, June 1st at the "Sound For Change" concert at London's Twickenham Stadium.   The Material Girl brand is available exclusively at Macy's in the United States, The Bay in Canada, in Europe and Australia.  NO FEE
Rita was previously the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes Material Girl line (Picture: File)

We can’t wait to find out what she has in store for Rita.

While the pair previously worked together during Rita’s stint as the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes’ clothing collection Material Girl, they are said to have bonded more closely after the Coachella fall out.

Madonna, 56, publicly thanked Rita for supporting her after she was criticised for snogging Drake, 28, on stage.

‘Thanks Rita!’ Madonna wrote on her Instagram account.

‘Good to know you appreciate the beating I’m taking so all you ladies don’t have to endure this kind of discrimination!’

Rita has been keen to break into the US market and her 2014 single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ was a huge international hit.

She was due to sing the track at last year’s Teen Choice Awards but her performance was reportedly cancelled after it was blocked by her ex, DJ Calvin Harris, who produced the song.

The star recently featured on Iggy Azalea’s hit ‘Black Widow’.

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Madonna Makes Music Chart History: Mainstream Media Ignores Achievement

Last evening, Madonna made music chart history by scoring her 45th No. 1 single on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart. Billboard explains the achievement.

“The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart royalty. Madonna makes momentous Billboard chart history, as she now has the most No. 1s ever, 45, by an act on a singular Billboard chart. She earns her 45th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where ‘Ghosttown’ lifts 3-1.”

“Thanks to all my fans on and off the dancefloor. I’ll (always) be your partner,” Madonna told Billboard. Most of the comments after the article tried to demean Madonna’s achievement by saying the Dance Club Songs chart is irrelevant, Madonna is too old to be singing club songs, and that Madonna should just retire. However, commenter Ted Lopez sees a double standard.

“This is major news, but the mainstream media refuses to publicize it. If this were Bruce Springsteen or Mick Jagger who set the record, it would be on the front page of every website and newspaper. The sexism and ageism on display when it comes to Madonna so infuriating that it becomes hilarious at the same time.”

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Queen of Pop: Madonna wins her 45th number one and makes chart history

Madonna has just lived up to her title as the Queen of Pop and made chart history.

The iconic singer now has the most number ones ever by an artist on a singular Billboard chart, after ‘Ghosttown’ became her 45th number one on the Dance Club Songs chart.

Madonna performs at the Brit Awards 2015

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“Thanks to all my fans on and off the dancefloor,” Madonna told Billboard. “I’ll (always) be your partner.”

The new chart record has seen Madonna overtake George Strait, who has 44 number ones on Hot Country Songs.

Beyoncé and Rihanna are trailing Madonna with 22 number ones apiece, meaning Madge has more than the pair combined.

Met Ball 2015 arrivals: Madonna

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‘Ghosttown’ originally featured as the second single from the singer’s recent album Rebel Heart.

Lead single ‘Living For Love’ also features amongst the 45 Dance Club Songs number ones, as well as classics such as ‘Vogue’ and ‘Like A Prayer’.

Watch the music video for Madonna’s ‘Ghosttown’ below:

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Madonna cannot be sued in Hard Candy trademark case

Though Madonna helped create the luxury gym brand Hard Candy Fitness and her image is closely associated with the company, the 56-year-old pop star has been let off the hook in a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Hard Candy, a cosmetics line for teens that retails at Wal-Mart.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga in Miami issued a ruling on Wednesday granting Madonna and her attorney, Yano Rubinstein of Rubinstein Law, their request that she and her manager, Guy Oseary, and the company they co-own, MGHCandy, be dismissed from the case for lack of jurisdiction.

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Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

The Queen of Pop reigns with “Ghosttown,” giving her the most No. 1s of any artist on a single Billboard chart. “Thanks to all my fans on & off the dancefloor,” she tells Billboard.

The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart royalty. Madonna makes momentous Billboard chart history, as she now has the most No. 1s ever, 45, by an act on a singular Billboard chart. She earns her 45th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where “Ghosttown” lifts 3-1.

(The chart, dated May 30, will refresh on Thursday, May 21.)

With the coronation, Madonna passes another icon, George Strait, who’s logged 44 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs.

“Thanks to all my fans on and off the dancefloor,” Madonna said in an exclusive statement to Billboard. “I’ll (always) be your partner.”

With her 45th leader on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs, Madonna pulls further ahead of runners-up Beyonce and Rihanna. In fact, Madonna has tallied more No. 1s as they have combined: 22 each. (The chart launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976.)

Madonna’s 45 Dance Club Songs No. 1s

1983, “Holiday”/”Lucky Star” (five weeks at No. 1)
1984, “Like a Virgin” (four)
1985, “Material Girl”
1985, “Angel”/”Into the Groove”
1987, “Open Your Heart”
1987, “Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
1988, “You Can Dance (LP Cuts)”
1989, “Like a Prayer” (two)
1989, “Express Yourself” (three)

1990, “Keep It Together”
1990, “Vogue” (two)
1991, “Justify My Love” (two)
1992, “Erotica”
1993, “Deeper and Deeper”
1993, “Fever”
1994, “Secret” (two)
1995, “Bedtime Story”
1997, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
1998, “Frozen” (two)
1998, “Ray of Light” (four)
1999, “Nothing Really Matters” (two)
1999, “Beautiful Stranger” (two)

2000, “American Pie”
2000, “Music” (five)
2001, “Don’t Tell Me”
2001, “What It Feels Like for a Girl”
2001, “Impressive Instant” (two)
2002, “Die Another Day” (two)
2003, “American Life”
2003, “Hollywood”
2003, “Me Against the Music,” Britney Spears featuring Madonna (two)
2004, “Nothing Fails”
2004, “Love Profusion”
2005, “Hung Up” (four)
2006, “Sorry” (two)
2006, “Get Together”
2006, “Jump” (two)
2008, “4 Minutes,” Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (two)
2008, “Give It 2 Me”
2009, “Celebration”

2012, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
2012, “Girl Gone Wild”
2012, “Turn Up the Radio”
2015, “Living for Love”
2015, “Ghosttown”

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More on Bitch I’m Madonna single release

Madonna chooses to release Bitch I’m Madonna (her favorite song) off Rebel Heart as a third single.

It will be presented to radio shortly. There will be an official video as well as various remixes. After Madonna created a buzz at Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show last month, this single release is not so surprising. This Summer Jonas Akerlund will be directing the video to it. She has worked with Jonas Akerlund before since the release of Ray Of Light in 1998. He worked on video’s such as American Life, Music, Jump and more recently Ghosttown.

Other songs from the album Rebel Heart that have good potential for a radio Summer hit are the dancy Iconic or the folk/electro Devil Pray.

Madonna will perform later this year on December 9 and 10 in Bercy Paris.


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Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You’ became a number-one hit, 30 years ago today

‘Crazy For You’ was Madonna’s first ballad to become a hit, and we’re celebrating 30 years of its impact on popular music.

Madonna has never been a pop star to play by the rules, but she continues to win at the game. After breaking out almost 35 years ago, she has quite a lot of claim to her name — she isn’t called the “Queen of Pop” for nothing.

After selling over 300 million albums worldwide, she’s been crowned the most successful chart-performing solo artist and top-touring female artist of all time. The global music icon is even worth a whopping $800 million.

‘Crazy For You’ was originally written for the film “Vision Quest,” which saw moderate success in the box office. However, the song became a massive hit on adult contemporary radio all around the world. It even nabbed Madonna her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1986. The song went on to become her second number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

It’s moments in musical history, like this, when we’re reminded of the bona fide pop star that Madonna truly is.

Take a listen to ‘Crazy For You:’

Needless to say, we’re still crazy about Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You.’


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Exclusive = Bitch I’m Madonna confirmed as third single, but not in Holland though!

Universal Music NL confirms that Bitch I’m Madonna will be the official third global single, however Holland will most likely get a different third single than this particular track. Unfortunately no details which track will be chosen at this time. Things might still change though.

Same thing happened with MDNA in 2012 when Universal Music NL decided to release Love Spent as well as Masterpiece as official third and fourth singles off of MDNA.

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Madonna shirt for sale at Dutch Lidl stores from Monday the 18th

From Monday May 18 Dutch Lidl stores will have a shirt available for sale with a Madonna (MDNA) print on it. The shirt will be for sale at 5 euro’s and will be distributed to every store in Holland. Meaning there won’t be stores that will not get them in stock. Unfortunately you cannot reserve the shirts, but have to pay a visit to your local Lidl shop. This image is the one featured on the shirt! Happy hunting

Thanks to: Lidl



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LIZ SMITH: Bardot … Bette … Madonna (by Liz Smith)

I PRAISE Madonna a lot. I know that annoys some of you. Sorry! But I’ve also laced that praise with criticism, or at least my idea of what she might do, or say (or not say) or wear. I admire the fact that she has never taken my advice. Or anyone’s. She has traveled to the beat of her own techno-music.

But sometimes she’s perfect. I do mean her appearance at the massive Met Fashion Gala the other night in NYC. There she was, with long straight hair (gone are the overworked waves), beautiful makeup, and a stylish, whimsical, subtly sexy black gown by the designer Moschino. (Well, it was more subtle than a lot of what The Big M wears. It was certainly more subtle than Beyonce’s get-up.) Totally appropriate for the pop goddess she is, and always will be. (Haters, listen up — even if she never has another No. 1 hit, she’ll always be the Queen. Accept that.)

When I saw the photos I wanted to reach in, hand her a microphone and say, “Sing out, Madonna Louise Ciccone — croon those ballads. Do your Dietrich!” Well, that’s my fantasy and problem. It will never be Madonna’s reality. But I am satisfied she looked like this for the Met event. She also looked like she was having fun. (Still rare for this workaholic.)

People — even so-called “fans” — often say she’s desperate to stay in touch with the youth culture. I think she simply enjoys composing and performing edgy material. She likes collaborating with young people. I believe she enjoys the music she makes. If she was “desperate” for a certain kind of approbation, she’d work on an album of standards. Or a “Duets” disc. Not. Going. To. Happen.

Privately, as a woman, she has changed. As an artist? Same as 1983. And if you can’t see it, you don’t know your Madonna.


Taken from article by Liz Smith New York Social Diary

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