Madonna’s Kids Help Celebrate Her 61st Birthday During ‘Madame X’ Tour Rehearsals

Madonna cut loose with family on her 61st birthday!

The songstress, who is currently rehearsing for her Madame X tour, marked the special occasion on Friday with her loved ones, some tasty treats, dancing and much more. She took to Instagram on her birthday to post key moments from the festivities, including her backup dancers, family and crew presenting her with a table loaded up with pastries spelling out “Happy birthday Madonna.” 

Madonna also posted a video of her daughter, Mercy James, and son, David Banda, both 13, delivering an impressive “birthday dance” for the camera at the facility where rehearsals are taking place. 

But the fun didn’t end there. At the birthday bash, Mercy hopped on a piano and played Elton John’s classic track “Your Song,” while her brother, David, lead the attendees in singing. Madonna, sporting an eye patch and military garb, beamed nearby.

Fans also got a peek at the huge dance party that later ensued with the birthday girl fittingly at the center of all the pageantry. Madonna’s twin daughters Estere and Stelle, 6, were also on hand for all the fun.

ET spoke with Madonna in May at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City where she discussed the many talks she has had with her children about finding purpose in life and the responsibility to help others.

“Well, we have many discussions about what they want to be when they grow up, why they’re here, why they were born, why we chose each other — like why did their souls choose me, why did my soul choose them?” she said. “And we have a lot of discussions about responsibility. Everybody’s here for a purpose, not just to become famous or to get lots of money or to whatever…to have things — that we are here to help one another and to affect change and to make the world a better place. So that’s a message I hope has been ground into their brains.”

Besides David, Mercy, Estere and Stelle, the songstress is mother to son Rocco, 19, and daughter Lourdes, 22.

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Remember when Madonna’s cone bra made its debut?

emember when Madonna caused a sharp intake of breath by dancing on stage in her underwear? Ok, that’s happened quite a few times so we’ll narrow it down: cone bra.
Those two words have become synonymous with a superstar who has created so many signature looks over the last four decades that it’s hard to pick just one.
Madonna’s pink satin cone bra made its first appearance through strategically placed slits in a black Jean Paul Gaultier suit as she emerged on stage during her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990.
Bare-chested male dancers helped paint a distinctly industrial scene, gyrating against a backdrop of oversized cogs and hissing pistons. As the fog cleared, the original Material Girl was lifted on an open elevator to the stage, where she peered through her monocle and asked the crowd, “Do you believe in love? Well, I’ve got something to say about it…”
 
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(TODAY) Madame X promo posters giveaway at Pink Point Amsterdam!

To celebrate Madonna’s birthday and reflect on everything she has done for the LGBTQ community we are giving away quite a few Madame X posters today!

Graciously made available by Universal Music NL, we have the two variations of the Madame X promo poster (brand new) up for grabs. Also thanks to UMusic U.K. we have a ton of CD sized promo flats available.

Want a free poster and are you near Amsterdam? We’ll be handing these out on a first come first serve basis at Pink Point Amsterdam’s LGTBQ+ info kiosk (for the past 21 years) at the Westermarkt in Amsterdam today until 18.00 local time.

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Celebrating Madonna’s birthday in the media – one year ago today

Exactly one year ago today Madonna turned 60, reason for the media to dedicate time to her. Yours truly was approached by various Dutch and Belgian media. Let’s take a look back:

    • Dutch Algemeen Dagblad recorded a nice video segment which you can see HERE
    • Belgian Radio Nostalgie interview HERE
    • Segment on Dutch talkshow ‘M’ HERE
    • Newspaper articles HERE
    • RTL News video watch below

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Madonna Shows Off Her Impressive Flexibility as She Prepares for Madame X Tour in New Clip

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Madonna is getting into the groove for her upcoming Madame X tour!

The singer, 60, showed off her preparation ahead of the intimate theater tour, sharing a clip to Instagram that featured an eye-popping display of extreme flexibility.

In the clip, Madonna, engrossed in her cellphone, lies on a mat and completes a series of stretches as music plays in the background.

The star, clad in an all-black ensemble with her hair pulled into short blonde curls, at one point kicks her legs upward, then pulls them apart into an impressive split.

“Madame ❌ prepares for the day………………… 🎼💃🏻💅🏻👠#rehearsals #madamex,” she captioned the post.

The moves were noticed by Kelly Ripa, who commented, “That’s quite a spread you’ve prepared for us Madame ❌ 🔥.”

 

In response, Madonna wrote back, “I want my guests to be satisfied!”

Her guests will get the chance to see the Queen of Pop in person starting Sept. 12, when she kicks off a theater tour in support of her most recent album Madame X, released in June.

The tour will include multiple shows at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn in September, plus a short residency at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago in October, and another at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater in November.

Dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, the Met Philadelphia, and the Jackie Gleason Theatre at the Fillmore Miami Beach will also stretch through December.

“I’m going on a special tour … I’m going on a theater tour,” she said in the clip. “If you experience the magic of a theater, the intimacy of a theater … I want to have an intimate experience with my fans.”

RELATED: Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Loves Madonna So Much, He Proposed to Her 3 Times

Madame X, her first album since 2015, sees the Grammy winner shedding her famous persona in favor of an eponymous alter ego, which she has described as a “secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places” in a promotional Instagram video.

The “Like a Virgin” singer has so far dropped the singles “Medellín,” with Colombian reggaeton star Maluma, “Crave,” and “I Rise.”

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Mykki Blanco on LGBTQ Visbility and How the Music Industry Is Changing: My Career ‘Could Not Have Happened Any Sooner’

This makes me think of what you say at the end of Madonna’s “Dark Ballet” video: “I’ve walked this earth black, queer and HIV-positive, but no transgression against me has been as powerful as the hope I hold within.” As we talk about homophobia and transphobia in the industry today, are you more optimistic about what you’ve seen in even the last five years? 

I am, because I think the more artists that come out, [the more it makes] a younger generation un-indoctrinated by all these ridiculous prejudices that we’ve had to endure as queer people and queer artists for so long. And as much courage as I think it would take for an artist to be out from the onset, I think it’s really amazing to win over the masses and then come out. If you’re a music lover and you love this song, if you attach memories to this album, you know then you really have to question your character if one of your favorite artists comes out and you can’t fuck with their music anymore.

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(REMINDER) Madame X promo posters giveaway on August 16 at Pink Point Amsterdam!

To celebrate Madonna’s upcoming birthday and reflect on everything she has done for the LGBTQ community we are giving away quite a few Madame X posters!

Graciously made available by Universal Music NL, we have the two variations of the Madame X promo poster (brand new) up for grabs. Also thanks to UMusic U.K. we have a ton of CD sized promo flats available.

Want a free poster and are you near Amsterdam? We’ll be handing these out on a first come first serve basis at Pink Point Amsterdam’s LGTBQ+ info kiosk (for the past 21 years) at the Westermarkt in Amsterdam on Madonna’s birthday August 16.

We’ll be posting reminders up until August 16.

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Citi continues gender equality push with Madonna partnership

The financial services giant is collaborating with Live Nation and Maverick on its 25th Citi Sound Vault show.

To celebrate its 25th Citi Sound Vault show – and as part of its efforts to advance gender equality in the music industry – Citi has partnered with Live Nation and Maverick on a special two-part event with Madonna.

“With Citi having taken a stand to bolster the representation of women as part of our brand campaigns and entertainment platform, we couldn’t think of a more fitting artist with whom to celebrate our 25th Citi Sound Vault show than Madonna,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, global consumer CMO at Citi.

Breithaupt added: “As one of the most powerful brands in the world, Madonna has long advocated for gender equality and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring our card members this incredibly special experience.”

Citi is a leader behind the Association of National Advertisers’ groundbreaking #SeeHerHearHer initiative, which aims to increase gender diversity and inclusion in music.

The 25th Citi Sound Vault shows with Madonna on September 18th at?Brooklyn Academy of Music at the Howard Gilman Opera House?in New York and Tuesday December 10th at The Met in Philadelphia will be accessible exclusively to Citi card members.

The Citi Sound Vault program launched in 2017 with Live Nation as a way to provide Citi card members with premium access to intimate performances by big stars in well-known venues. So far, the platform has been popular among customers and has garnered about 2 billion media impressions. Other artists who have held shows as part of Citi Sound Vault include Eminem, P!NK, Katy Perry, Childish Gambino, Luke Bryan, Metallica, Sting, Muse, Chris Stapleton and The Chainsmokers.

“For the past 10 years we have worked closely with Citi to co-create personalized experiences for their card members by leveraging the amazing power of live music,” said Darin Wolf, executive VP at Live Nation. “Adding Madonna to an impressive roster of artists who have participated in the Citi Sound Vault series further underscores Citi’s positioning as the leader in driving modern loyalty by leaning into culture to provide exclusive experiences.”

And this isn’t the end of Citi’s gender diversity and inclusion push.

Going forward, Breithaupt said the company will remain “committed to continuing to highlight female artists through this platform, as well as our broader marketing efforts, and help drive more visibility and progress for women in the industry.”

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