Madonna Gives Surprise New Year’s Eve Performance at Stonewall Inn

People expected something a week ago when Stonewall Inn — the bar in New York’s Greenwich Village where the riots that kicked off the modern LGBTQ movement took place in 1969 — announced that Madonna had been named an ambassador for the 50th anniversary celebrations. However, they may not have expected it quite so soon. On New Year’s Eve, word leaked out that Madonna would be making an appearance, and not long after midnight, she did, giving a speech and then performing two songs accompanied by David Banda (her adopted 13-year-old son) on acoustic guitar.

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Madonna Named ‘Stonewall Ambassador’, Sparking Talk of NYC Pride Performance

The Stonewall Inn on Sunday announced that Madonna has been named a Stonewall Ambassador for the upcoming 50th anniversary Stonewall celebrations this June, marking the riots that kicked off the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

Wrote The Stonewall Inn and Pride Live Official in an Instagram post: ‘Rebel. Maverick. Barrier breaker. Trailblazer. Icon. Activist. Mother. Ally. Stonewall Ambassador. 💖💖💖💖🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈Today we are insanely proud to announce Madonna is a Stonewall Ambassador supporting Stonewall Day + the 50th anniversary of Stonewall!!’

Madonna visited the Stonewall Inn last week ahead of the official announcement.

The move comes as Madonna prepares to release her 14th studio album. She has been teasing it on Instagram with the hashtag #magic for many weeks.

Pride Live Official posted this to an Instagram story. So much “magic” coming, eh?

And who’s TeamID?

Variety reports that it’s Madonna’s new public relations firm: ‘Madonna has a new public relations team. The singer has signed with Kelly Bush Novak of ID, whose clients include Serena Williams, Alfonso Cuarón, Ben Stiller, Pamela Adlon, Cynthia Erivo, Hannah Gadsby, Ellen Page, Janelle Monáe, and David Oyelowo, among many others. Bush Novak founded ID in 1993 and the company, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, is home to veteran Hollywood publicists Mara Buxbaum (Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn), Bebe Lerner (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski) and Matt Labov (Seth Rogen, Bill Hader), among others. Its music division is headed by Allison Elbl (James Taylor, Steve Martin, Marshmello). Madonna is managed by Guy Oseary of Maverick.’

Next summer, WorldPride comes to New York City and the United States for the first time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The sixth edition of the culturally-diverse WorldPride will attract millions of LGBTQI+ revelers for the largest celebration of Pride in history.

Will the queen of pop be performing? We shall see.

(h/t ohnotheydidnt)

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Buenos Aires + I Want You promo only singles added to the discography

Two promo only singles have been added to our discography. 

  • I Want You – Planned to be the first single from ‘Something To Remember’, a stunning Marvin Gaye cover with stunning music video. We have added a Spanish promo sampler including the track (check out the ‘promo only’ tab)
  • Buenos Aires – Warner released the track as a promo only single with various dance mixes, check it out HERE

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Madonna Signs With Public Relations Vet Kelly Bush Novak

Madonna has a new public relations team. The singer has signed with Kelly Bush Novak of ID, whose clients include Serena Williams, Alfonso Cuarón, Ben Stiller, Pamela Adlon, Cynthia Erivo, Hannah Gadsby, Ellen Page, Janelle Monáe, and David Oyelowo, among many others.

Bush Novak founded ID in 1993 and the company, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, is home to veteran Hollywood publicists Mara Buxbaum (Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn), Bebe Lerner (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski) and Matt Labov (Seth Rogen, Bill Hader), among others. Its music division is headed by Allison Elbl (James Taylor, Steve Martin, Marshmello). Madonna is managed by Guy Oseary of Maverick.

Madonna had previously been represented by BB Gun Press, which was founded by veteran music publicist Brian Bumbery — he left for Apple to head up publicity for Apple Music in August, Variety reported. Prior to that, she had been represented for more than 20 years by Liz Rosenberg, who runs her own New York City-based shop with a roster that includes Cher and Michael Buble.

According to an insider, Madonna was looking at several top public relations firms in search of a company that could provide a “team” of support. Indeed, in Bush Novak’s Instagram — her account is private — announcing the signing, she notes, “As a life-long fan of this incredible artist, I’m proud to share I’m leading a passionate team at ID for Madonna.” She thanks Oseary, who also manages U2, “for the opportunity.”

Source: Variety

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Madonna is a Stonewall Ambassador supporting Stonewall Day

Rebel. Maverick. Barrier breaker. Trailblazer. Icon. Activist. Mother. Ally. Stonewall Ambassador. 💖💖💖💖 

Today we are insanely proud to announce Madonna is a Stonewall Ambassador supporting Stonewall Day + the 50th anniversary of Stonewall!! @madonna @prideliveofficial #stonewallambassador @stonewalldayofficial #stonewall #rebel #rebel628 #gaypride #stonewallrebellion #pride#lgbtqally @raisingmalawi @thestonewallinn @stonewallgives #onelove#oneworld #riseup #liveoutloud #christmascameearly

Source: The Stonewall In

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Win a signed official 2019 calendar through Madonna’s official store

Madonna 2019 16-month calendar celebrating 35 years of Madonna studio albums! This edition includes 13 amazing album artworks created by some of the most talented photographers. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to Raising Malawi to support the organization’s work in Malawi. Order your copy now!

*10 Random Customers of the first 200 fans will have the oppportunity to receive a HAND SIGNED calendar.

€12.95

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Like a Virgin in Top 2000 a gogo (Dutch TV)

Seizoen 15 – Aflevering 6 – Muzikaal programma.

In deze laatste aflevering is uiteraard onze huispianist Roel van Velzen van de partij. In de quiz nemen zanger René Froger en de Belgische presentatrice Evi Hanssen het tegen elkaar op. En er zal een reportage voorbijkomen over Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’, waaruit blijkt dat het nummer helemaal niet over Madonna’s maagdelijkheid gaat.

In this final episode a report on Madonna’s Like a Virgin and how it is not about Madonna’s virginity at all.

Monday 31 december 2018

Time 19:25 to 20:35

Channel NPO 3

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Madonna says Nakhane Toure is one of her favourite artists

Cape Town – Musician and actor Nakhane Toure has been living his best life in Europe and after revealing that he headed to Portugal for some time out and to write some music, the singer also discovered that he had a legend as a fan.

The Queen of Pop, Madonna took to Instagram to express her excitement at meeting Nakhane as well as American rapper, Mykki in Lisbon.

The 60-year-old also referred to the The Wound actor as one of her favourite artists.

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“Was such a treat introducing my 2 favourite artists tonight in Lisbon! @_mykki_ @nakhaneofficial #fearless#unique#inspiring,” she captioned a picture of the two artists.

Posting the same picture which was taken by Madonna herself, Nakhane wrote a heartfelt post about how the introduction to Mykki’s music changed his outlook on the LGBTIQ+ community and how it helped him become honest with himself.

“I’ve been in Portugal taking a break and writing music. At a dinner I finally met @_mykki_ A few years ago when I was still a Christian and in severe denial of my true identity, @felagucci introduced me to Mykki’s music. I was confronted with myself in a way that I couldn’t handle. I remember rejecting not only Mykki, but his music too. It was too much for me. What I was really thinking was that it was ‘too gay’. I was using the language of the people who were oppressing queer people (whether they knew it or not. “It’s alright to be queer, but don’t be too much. Stop being ‘over-the-top’ with it. Assimilate!” It was too honest,” he began.

“It was forcing me to deal with a part of myself that I was trying, with every fibre of my being, to suppress. Fast-forward to 2018: I came across his ‘High School Never Ends’ song and it’s @dielamb directed music video. It encompasses so much that I love about art: It is beautiful, brutal, romantic, honest and confrontational. I was ready. Looking back now, maybe Mykki’s music and image were part of the things that nudged me to come forward and be honest with myself about myself , “ he continued before crediting Madonna for the image.

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Quavo talks ‘Champagne Rosé’ and Madonna

Quavo used that ear, musical vision and technical know-how for Quavo Huncho’s most unlikely collaboration, “Champagne Rosé,” which features Madonna. He first met the music icon at a 2018 Met Gala after party. They’d already had a connection—unbeknownst to either party, Migos’ “Narcos” video was filmed at Madonna’s Miami mansion earlier in the year. Later, she sent him an audio note of her singing a melody. He sampled the clip and added some drums to a serene Murda Beatz flute loop, also enlisting Cardi B for the track. “I wanted to create another moment—kind of like ‘MotorSport’ but just a different… a legend.”

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