Madonna – ‘Madame X’ review (NME) ****

  Madonna Credit: Press Score **** Bold, bizarre, self-referential and unlike anything Madonna has ever done before, ‘Madame X’ finds the star with a glint in her eye (the one without an eyepatch, that is) Madonna’s latest persona ‘Madame X’ borrows her name from the historical figure Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau: a socialite and occasional muse…

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Madonna Earns Best Career Adult Contemporary Chart Debut With Swae Lee Duet ‘Crave’

Some stations are playing a label-serviced, Madonna-only edit. Madonna achieves her highest debut on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart, as “Crave,” with Swae Lee, launches at No. 19 on the June 8-dated tally. The song arrives as Madonna’s 37th AC entry, dating to her first, “Borderline,” in 1984. The Queen of Pop logged her prior best AC start in her most…

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Madonna, Madame X review: a mad mishmash of an album ***

Madonna has often depicted herself as a pop revolutionary, a transgressive, barrier-breaking iconoclast fighting for feminism and sexual freedom. Her latest battle, though, is for survival. “I’m fighting ageism,” Madonna recently told Vogue Magazine. “I’m being punished for turning 60.” But is she really? Or is she just finding it hard to grow old disgracefully?…

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