2 Songs For $1.5M As Israel Lands Madonna For Eurovision

2 Songs For $1.5M As Israel Lands Madonna For Eurovision

Israeli broadcaster KAN was keen from the get-go to get Madonna to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest’s Grand Final which will be held in Tel-Aviv on May 18th following Netta’s win last year with TOY

The friend to Israel singer immediately agreed but requested more than the national broadcaster was able to afford, but instead of giving up on the idea KAN requested the help of Israeli/Canadian businessman Sylvan Adams who just last year paid to bring Giro d’Italia to Israel.

Adams agreed to pay the $1.5M requested by the singer, and the contract was delivered to Madonna’s management last week, the singer is expected to sign it in the coming days as all of her demands were met.

Madonna is set to release a new album which will be followed by a world tour later this year, the first single will drop in perfect timing with the European singing competition, this May.

During the competition’s grand final on May 18, Madonna will take the stage at the middle part of the show, after all the acts finished their performances and before the votes are tallied. She will sing two songs, presumably a classic and the new single.

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Tonight on NPO3: Het beste van… Madonna 20:20-21:10 (Dutch TV)

Het beste van... Madonna
 

Nu hoor je bijna nooit meer iemand over haar, maar Madonna hield in de jaren 80 de gemoederen aardig bezig. BN’ers die puber waren toen Madonna doorbrak met haar krolse hit ‘Like a virgin’ delen in Het beste van… Madonna hun herinneringen aan de superster. Maar ook latere generaties profiteerden van de ‘Material girl’.

Madonna

Ze was een sekssymbool, een sterke vrouw, voorvechter van het feminisme en voorloper in de modewereld. Haar zangkunsten zijn nooit bijzonder geweest, maar haar oog voor trends en haar zakelijk inzicht maakten dat meer dan goed. Onder anderen showbizzdeskundige Albert Verlinde, modeontwerper Janice en zijn echtgenoot Andy, dj’s Sander Lantinga en Giel Beelen en cabaretière Sanne Wallis de Vries vertellen wat zij zo bijzonder vinden aan Madonna.

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JOSIE SINGS A SENSUAL MADONNA SONG IN THIS EXCLUSIVE RIVERDALE CLIP

Josie is officially doing her thing back at La Bonne Nuit! In this exclusive Riverdale preview, the town’s biggest star returns to Veronica’s speakeasy for a sensual performance of “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” in the episode called “The Red Dahlia.”

The Oscar-winning Stephen Sondheim song was originally sung by Madonna for her album I’m Breathless, featuring songs from and inspired by Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy movie. Madonna played Breathless Mahoney in the film. (The episode, appropriately, pays homage to Dick Tracy as Jughead and Betty mirror the police detective’s sleuthing ways to try to make sense of all the deaths plaguing their town.)

This tune is steeped in history. Madonna gave a seductive Marilyn Monroe-esque performance at the 1991 Academy Awards, the same night Michael Jackson, for better or for worse, became her “best date ever.” In 2017, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian recreated the duo’s vibefrom that night.

With all that in mind, check out Josie’s performance below.

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Het beste van… Madonna op NPO 3, zondag 3 februari om 20:20 tot 21:10 (Dutch news)

Het beste van... Madonna
 

Nu hoor je bijna nooit meer iemand over haar, maar Madonna hield in de jaren 80 de gemoederen aardig bezig. BN’ers die puber waren toen Madonna doorbrak met haar krolse hit ‘Like a virgin’ delen in Het beste van… Madonna hun herinneringen aan de superster. Maar ook latere generaties profiteerden van de ‘Material girl’.

Madonna

Ze was een sekssymbool, een sterke vrouw, voorvechter van het feminisme en voorloper in de modewereld. Haar zangkunsten zijn nooit bijzonder geweest, maar haar oog voor trends en haar zakelijk inzicht maakten dat meer dan goed. Onder anderen showbizzdeskundige Albert Verlinde, modeontwerper Janice en zijn echtgenoot Andy, dj’s Sander Lantinga en Giel Beelen en cabaretière Sanne Wallis de Vries vertellen wat zij zo bijzonder vinden aan Madonna.

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Madonna’s Cool-Girl Braids Are the Ultimate Travel Day Beauty Solution

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Clean skin and effortless top knots are classic travel day beauty go-tos. But leave it to Madonna to take an entirely new—not to mention creative—approach to airport hair, landing at New York’s JFK airport yesterday with a recognizable set of pigtail braids.

Stepping out of the terminal to brave the city’s frigid winds, the singer slipped a black hoodie over four face-framing, imperfect plaits that may well have been the work of a swift DIY job moments before touch down. And this isn’t the first time Madonna has sported the style: she’s been spotted with two braids and oversized shades at the airport before. Beyond the arrivals hall, she recently wore them for the MTV Video Music Awards and beneath an opulent crown at the 2018 Met Gala, proving the style’s supreme versatility.

When a topknot’s not quite right, consider this the quickest way to look fresh and totally pulled together upon arrival.

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Pink’s ‘Get The Party Started’ Was Originally for Madonna!

That was kind of a joke, to be quite honest. When I moved to Los Angeles, I called up a friend and said, “Hey, what’s that sound on the radio right now that’s going on? What’s that on MTV? What’s this hip thing going on?” To me it was godawful, just ridiculous.

He said, “Oh, it’s pretty much what everybody’s using.” So I got ProTools and set it all up. “Get the Party Started” was just me figuring out what all this stuff does. I came up with that beat, laid it down, found all these weird chords and sounds and put the horns. Then I went back to my guitar for the wah-wahs. I was just having fun. I picked up a microphone and said, “I’m just going to say every clichéd line I can think of.” And I came up with, “Get the party started on a Saturday night” and wrote a bunch of stuff down. I called up my manager afterwards and said, “I just wrote a damn hit.” It was too easy.

I sent it to Madonna and she passed, but a week later, Alecia [a.k.a. Pink] called. She left me this really crazy message how she would come find me if I didn’t call her back. I saw what she looked like — she was a bling-bling girl — and I said, “I think you have the wrong Linda Perry.” She’s like, “Is this the Linda Perry who sang ‘Dear Mister President’ in 4 Non Blondes?” I’m like, “Yeah.” She’s like, “Well, I have the right person.” I had just written “Get the Party Started” and I go, “Well, I’ve got something I wrote last week,” and sent it to her. I guess she sent it to LA Reid and they said, “Okay we have our first single.”

(From Linda Perry: My life in 15 songs / Pop hitmaker looks back at a career in music that’s included collaborations with Christina Aguilera, Pink, Courtney Love and many more)

Full article on Rolling Stone website HERE

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So is Madonna releasing a visual album through Netflix?

The rumors have been doing its rounds for quite a while now. 

So many questionmarks, theories and ideas! We know that Madonna had a meeting with Netflix this past Summer, but never found out (yet) what it was about. She’s been recording her new studio album for a while now, really taking her time. 

On various occasions Madonna was spotted with a camera man, many events have been profesionally filmed, what’s it for? Is Madonna working on a documentary including the process of recording her new studio album? Is it something entirely different like releasing a visual album to be shown on Netflix?

‘think outside of the box’

Let’s get our facts straight; MDNA and Rebel Heart both failed to be a commercial success. Her last hit in the charts globally was ‘Celebration’ with Warner Music in 2009. Maybe she’s chosen a different route this time, maybe she’s trying something very new.

Speculating comes with each new era, and it’s fun to do so. Make sure ‘soon’ is really soon though Lady M!

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Artists with the most Top 10 singles in the UK

f you want to earn yourself a slot in pop’s history books, you’ll need a clutch of big hits on the Official Chart. As Calvin Harris, who has just scored his 26th Top 10 with Giant ft. Rag’n’Bone Man, will tell you: numbers really count, and while getting even a couple of Top 10s would be a big deal for any artist, there are some stars who can’t help but rack them up again, and again, and again.

Before we reveal all the artists who have managed to notch up 20 and over Top 10 hits, here are a few highlights.

They don’t call him the King for nothing, and while he may not have been with us since 1977, Elvis Presley is still unbeaten when it comes to Top 10s in the UK. 76 of his hits have reached the top flight, kicking off in 1956 with Heartbreak Hotel, right up to the 2005 re-release of Way Down – both tracks peaked at 2.

Representing the UK is our very own rock and roll golden boy, Cliff Richard, who’s made the Top 10 an astonishing 68 times as a credited artist, with his band the Drifters – better known as the Shadows – and then solo. His most recent Top 10, Thank You For a Lifetime, celebrated his 50th anniversary in music in 2008

Top female artist is Madonna, whose 63 Top 10s put her in third place overall. Speaking of Top 10s, Madonna holds the record for most consecutive Top 10 peaks, scoring 36 between 1984 and 1994. her first ever Top 10 was signature hit Holiday in 1984 and most recent Celebration in 2009.

Read more at OfficialCharts.com

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The Power of Good-Bye discography online – 21 different pressings

The fourth single to be taken from Ray of Light was The Power of Good-Bye.

Another smash hits for Madonna which she took on a full on promotional tour. Performances included the European MTV Awards, TOTP in London and Wetten Dass in Austria.

Unfortunately the track has never been performed during one of Madonna’s world tours.

In our discography we have collected 21 different pressings for you to view, enjoy HERE

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Drowned World / Substitute For Love discography online – 17 different pressings

The third single from Ray of Light was the fantastic ‘Drowned World / Substitute For Love‘, now up in our discography!

The song opened Madonna’s Drowned World Tour (2001) in the most incredible way, she went on to perform it during her Confessions Tour (2006) and for one single night in London on her Rebel Heart Tour. 

The video generated some controversy as a scene resembled the scenario leading up to Princess Diana’s death in ’97.

In our discography we have collected 17 different pressings, click HERE to view

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UNCLE DAD’S ART COLLECTIVE PRESENTS MADONNA

The Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a “re imagining” of Madonna’s music this week on the stage of Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium.

  The cast of creative artists includes 50 local musicians and dancers, who will showcase their own interpretation of the “Queen of Pop’s” most memorable songs.

   The show is an annual production, that in the past has featured the “Songs of Stevie Wonder”, the Beatle’s “Abby Road” and “Prince” … among others.

  The Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday January 24th, Friday January 25th and Saturday January 26th. Tickets are available through www.uncledad.co.

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Madonna Unveils New Short, Dark Hairstyle On Instagram

Madonna is switching up her look for the new year.

Related: Madonna Responds To Butt Implant Rumours, Says She’s ‘Desperately Seeking No One’s Approval’

On Friday, the 60-year-old Queen of Pop shared a sweet selfie with her daughter on Instagram, in which she unveiled a new, jet-black bob hairstyle.

While the look is drastically different from Madonna’s usually long, blonde locks, many fans are questioning whether the look is permanent or a wig.

Related: Madonna Performs At New York’s Iconic Stonewall Inn On New Year’s Eve

Meanwhile, Madonna is reportedly set to kick off her first worldwide tour in three years following the release of her 14th, untitled studio album in 2019, according to the Sun.

An industry source reportedly told the outlet, “Madonna is really excited about performing her new music and has spared no expense with the production.”

Read more at ET Canada

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Ray of Light (single) discography online – 29 pressings!

New in our discography is the single Ray of Light!

This song was the big winner at the MTV Awards in 1998 and another huge hit for Madonna. It has definitely become one of her signature songs and she’s performed it on various tours since. She also performed it live on Oprah (as well as ‘Little Star’). 

We have collected 29 different pressings for you to view, pressings from South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand to Colombia! 

Check it out HERE

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Madonna and the Breakfast Club is coming – dates!

MADONNA DOCUMENTARY

The Orchard has set a March 12 digital release for the docu-drama “Madonna and the Breakfast Club,” written and directed by Guy Guido.

The movie explores Madonna’s days as a drummer, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter in the Breakfast Club, a band she formed with Dan Gilroy during the 1970s. It’s based on first person interviews with Gilroy and his brother Ed, as well as band mate Gary Burke. The film includes actress Jamie Auld re-enacting pivotal scenes from Madonna’s early life in Queens.

Read more at Variety

And from Guy Guido:

Releasing on your Video on Demand cable TV platforms and iTunes on March 12th!

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