Madonna Hardcover – September 11, 2014 by Caroline Sullivan Pre-order

Madonna is the biggest-selling female recording artist of all time. With each pioneering album she has consistently reinvented her music and image, often dictating the trends for popular culture to follow. She has never been afraid to push boundaries – both lyrically and artistically – and is responsible for some of the most iconic pop music ever produced. Exploring every hit record and every era-defining image, this authoritative illustrated book examines each one of Madonna’s 12 studio albums in fine detail, placing each within the context of the time in which it was recorded and charting the music’s subsequent influence on fashion and popular culture. Published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking Like a Virgin, and featuring a wealth of rare and iconic photographs, Madonna: Ambition. Music. Style is written by acclaimed music journalist Caroline Sullivan (The Guardian, Melody Maker and The Times) and is a unique and long-overdue exploration of the extraordinary output of this legendary artist.

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TOTP 2 Presents the 90s

Steve Wright reminisces about the 90’s in a special episode of  TOTP2. With songs by Michael Jackson, Jarvis Cocker, Shania Twain, Liam Gallagher, Take That, Bryan Adams and Madonna.
TOTP 2 Presents the 90s
BBC 2
21 June 2014
00:30 – 01:30 uur (local Dutch time)

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Madonna attends preview of Tupac B’way musical

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Tupac Shakur’s old friends celebrated his birthday by seeing a new play inspired by his music.

Madonna attended a preview of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” in New York City on Monday, which would have been the rapper’s 43rd birthday. Shakur died in 1996 at age 25.

The musical officially opens Thursday at the Palace Theatre. It uses Shakur’s songs to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city. Recent Tony winner Kenny Leon is directing.

Madonna sat in the third row. Shakur’s mother and show producer, Afeni Shakur, also attended.

“Holler If Ya Hear Me” uses some of the rap genius’ well-known songs, including “California Love,” ”Dear Mama,” ”I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up.”

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Madonna Attends Preview of Tupac B’way Musical

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One of Tupac Shakur’s old friends celebrated his birthday by seeing a new play inspired by his music.

Madonna attended a preview of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” in New York City on Monday, which would have been the rapper’s 43rd birthday. Shakur died in 1996 at age 25.

The musical officially opens Thursday at the Palace Theatre. It uses Shakur’s songs to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city. Recent Tony winner Kenny Leon is directing.

Madonna sat in the third row. Shakur’s mother and show producer, Afeni Shakur, also attended.

“Holler If Ya Hear Me” uses some of the rap genius’ well-known songs, including “California Love,” ”Dear Mama,” ”I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up.”

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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).’

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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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