New study names MADONNA as most influential woman in history

According to a new scientific study, which analysed Wikipedia using a series of algorithms, Madonna is the most influential woman in history – ranking above men such as Jesus, Charles Darwin and Barack Obama.

The list, published by a group of researchers at several European universities, used the same system Google uses to evaluate top search results, and applied it to Wikipedia to discover the most influential people.

According to the “2DRank” section of their findings, the most influential woman in the world is Madonna, who is ranked shortly behind Michael Jackson and, worryingly, Adolf Hitler.

The paper also published a list of influential figures using a slightly different algorithm, and Madonna is the only woman, out of a total of twenty global figures, to make it into either list.

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LATCH-ing onto them! Madonna sparks rumours of a collaboration with Disclosure after posting a series of cosy Instagram shots

Madonna has sparked rumours she is set to collaborate with Disclosure.
The Hung Up hitmaker has become friendly with the British electro duo, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, and made sure to let the world know just how chummy they have become by posting a series of cosy snaps of the trio on her Instagram page.
Posting a shot on the photo-sharing website after the brothers’ show at the Governers’ Ball in New York over the weekend, she said: ‘Getting lit! Full Disclosure……….. #dancing #fun #life (sic).’


She also posted two shots of her at the side of the stage and wrote next to one of them: ‘Doing a little. Security work on the side for Disclosure……shure is Hawt in here! (sic)’

Madonna followed the caption by writing: ‘Been promoted to head of security for Disclosure! #hawt #talent #surrey (sic).’
The 55-year-old star has already revealed she has been teaming up with Diplo to record her 13th studio album, who she claims has been working her like ‘a slave driver’.

She posted a photograph of herself looking tired after a long session working on new ideas and wrote: ‘Diplo is a slave driver! Got me working all hours of the night in the studio.
‘Had to sneak into the bathroom! #clicclacclicclacbitchgetoffmyback (sic).’
Diplo, who has had success with his electronic music project Major Lazer, has previously worked with the likes of Beyonce, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah and Justin Bieber and is known for his reggae-inspired music.

Meanwhile, Madonna has also been in the studio with dance music star Avicii, who produced Coldplay’s new single A Sky Full Of Stars – and she’s set to release new material in coming months.
Disclosure launched their debut album Settle in June with critical and commercial success, the album charted at number one in the UK as well as charting in the top 10 internationally.
Settle earned the duo their first ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance Album, but they unfortunately missed out to Daft Punk on the night.

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Madonna Leaving Clues About Surprise Single/Video a la Beyonce?


Here’s a good rumor, with a little substantiation: Madonna may be planning a surprise single and video this month a la Beyonce. She may also be leaving clues out in the open. For one thing, Madge has been working with contemporary producer superstar Avicii (aka Swedish deejay Tim Bergling) on new music. She needs him since her “MDNA” album was pretty much a disaster. (Remember those days? Yikes.)

Now comes word that famed photographer Mark Seliger and his video team (Barney Miller and Monica Monique) are casting for a video shoot on Wednesday on New York’s Lower East Side. Seliger/Miller and Monica worked on Avicii’s big hit “Wake Me Up.”

Plus the list of characters for the video shoot, for a song called “Stranger,” sounds like typical Madonna: rollerskaters, bodybuilders, breakdancers, a drag queen a la Ru Paul, and a “leather boy” who “must be comfortable without a shirt.”

Avicii’s brand of neo-disco, like Daft Punk’s, is in right now. And it sounds like an updated version of Madonna from her heyday.

There had been a rustle of activity at the end of May that Madonna had a surprise album called “Rebel Heart” and maybe a single called “Unapologetic.” (“Rebel Heart” was the name of Bebe Buell’s bestselling memoir of life in fashion and rock and roll.) A snippet of instrumental music was teased on Soundcloud via Billboard, too.

Everyone in the music biz is jealous of Beyonce’s surprise album drop last December. So a Madonna album out of the blue is a possibility. But as one record label head observed to the other day, Beyonce’s “Visual” album had 17 new videos. It wasn’t slap dash. So we’ll wait and see if “Stranger” is Madonna’s answer.

PS Madonna should look at what just happened with Mariah Carey as a lesson. Artists of a “certain age” are not selling like they used to. Madonna already took a hit on “MDNA.” “Rebel Heart” could easily face the same fate.


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