Happy 10th Anniversary to Madonna’s twelfth studio album MDNA, originally released in select territories March 23, 2012 and in the UK & US March 26, 2012.

Opening at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2011, W./E. was an imaginative retelling of the controversial courtship between the Prince of Wales Edward VIII and American socialite Wallis Simpson. Anchoring this ambitious period piece were James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough, who compellingly portrayed the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; both actors were personally selected by Madonna, the film project’s mastermind. She not only co-wrote the script alongside longtime friend/director Alek Keshishian, Madonna also occupied the role of director. 

Notwithstanding its stunning cinematography, lush score and evocative performances, upon W./E.’s general release in late January of 2012, the movie was greeted with indifference. There was a silver lining: its theme “Masterpiece” received a “Best Original Song” nomination at the 69th Annual Golden Globes earlier that same month. Written and smithed by the Queen of Pop in conjunction with writer-producers Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry, the song won big that evening. 

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