Madonna teases more music as she heads back into the studio

It’s about time, eh? Well, we were only getting a slight case of itchy feet, but our dreams seem to have been answered as Madonna finally teased new music this week.

The undisputed queen of pop took to her Instagram this week and announced she was back in the studio. The 59-year-old Material Girl was clutching an old timey microphone and wearing boxing wraps, naturally, as she raised her perfect head up to the mic like it was some sort of life-giving, invigorating apparatus.

She said: ‘Feels so good… ‘To be working on new music again!’ And in photos obtained by Daily Mail, the superstar was seen leaving a London recording studio on Wednesday looking well chuffed with herself. 2018 marks 35 years since her self-titled album was released and just like a virgin we were touched for the very first time.

Madonna’s been dropping the odd hint here and there she’s poised herself for an epic comeback. During an appearance on Kelly and Ryan last year, she said: ‘2017 was soccer mom in Portugal, 2018 I’m coming back baby and I’m coming for you!’ That was in reference to the fact she’s been living in a Lisbon palace after her son David Banda – who she adopted from Malawi in 2006 – joined the Benfica youth football academy earlier this year.

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Madonna confirms she is working on new music – is a new album imminent?

Madonna has revealed that she is back in the studio – and could be gearing up to release her first new music in three years.

The superstar confirmed the news on Instagram by posting a suitably dramatic shot of herself singing into a mic with the message: “Feels so good to be working on music again!”.

Madonna’s last album, Rebel Heart, was released in March 2015, so there’s a good chance this could be for her fourteenth studio album. 

Little is known so far about Madonna’s next musical move. Rebel Heart saw her assemble an array of hit producers, including Diplo, Ariel Rechtshaid and Avicii. The collection peaked at Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart, pipped to the post by Sam Smith‘s debut In The Lonely Hour. 

Madonna has scored a seriously impressive 13 Number 1 singles and 12 Number 1 albums in the UK – look back at her complete chart history here.

Last year, OfficialCharts.com revealed her Official Top 40 biggest selling singles in celebration of 34 years since her debut single Holiday. Check out the full list here.

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Kunsthal Rotterdam presenteert met trots deze zomer Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years – Dutch press release

Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years

27 mei t/m 30 september 2018

De Kunsthal Rotterdam kondigt met trots voor zomer 2018 een nieuwe modetentoonstelling aan: ‘Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years’. Ter gelegenheid van het vijfentwintigjarig jubileum van het Amsterdamse luxueuze modehuis Viktor&Rolf organiseert de Kunsthal in samenwerking met de ontwerpers en de Canadese curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot een grote overzichtstentoonstelling. De tentoonstelling ‘Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years’ onderzoekt de elementen die de ontwerpers uniek maken in de hedendaagse modewereld en toont hun radicale opvatting van ‘wearable art’.

“Met magnifiek vakmanschap en dromerige silhouetten, soms gemaakt van rinkelende belletjes of rood tapijt, heeft het Nederlandse modekunstenaarsduo Viktor&Rolf gedurende de afgelopen twintig jaar draagbare kunst gemaakt in een unieke, eigenzinnige stijl”, aldus Thierry-Maxime Loriot, curator van de tentoonstelling.

Vanaf zondag 27 mei zijn de spectaculaire en avantgardistische creaties van het meest artistieke duo uit de internationale modewereld in de Kunsthal te bewonderen. Sinds het begin van hun artistieke samenwerking in december 1992 hebben Viktor Horsting (1969) en Rolf Snoeren (1969) lovende kritieken gekregen voor hun cerebrale en geestige benadering van haute couture.

De tentoonstelling presenteert een aantal van de meest sublieme en innovatieve werken van het ontwerpduo, waaronder circa 45 werken uit hun haute couture collecties, toneelkostuums voor ballet en opera evenals eerdere ontwerpen uit Viktor&Rolf’s archieven en uit collecties van (inter)nationale musea. Ook is een selectie van hun work-in-progress serie ‘Dolls’ − replica’s van antieke poppen gekleed in de meest iconische ontwerpen van de modekunstenaars − te zien. Daarnaast zijn er speciale stukken, zoals de kostuums die zij in 2016 voor Madonna hebben gemaakt voor haar inzamelingsconcert in Miami Art Basel, en nieuwe werken uit de nieuwste collecties, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ en ‘Action Dolls’, die nooit eerder zijn vertoond .

Over de komende tentoonstelling laten Viktor Horsting en Rolf Snoeren gezamenlijk weten: “Na het succes van onze overzichtstentoonstelling in Melbourne zijn we er trots op dat hij nu naar de Kunsthal Rotterdam gaat. We houden ervan ons werk niet alleen op de catwalk, maar ook als tentoonstelling te laten zien. Op die manier kan iedereen het bekijken, niet alleen een handjevol mensen tijdens de shows in Parijs.”

“De Kunsthal is precies even oud als Viktor&Rolf. Beider vijfentwintigjarig jubileum is dan ook aanleiding voor deze unieke samenwerking die naadloos past binnen onze programmering”, zegt Emily Ansenk, directeur Kunsthal. “Met grote bewondering voor hun experimentele ontwerpen, die de grenzen tussen kunst en mode voortdurend aftasten, biedt dit overzicht van de eerste 25 jaar Viktor&Rolf een bijzondere mogelijkheid om de onconventionele creativiteit van dit innovatieve modeduo te ervaren.”

‘Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years’ is gebaseerd op de tentoonstelling van de National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Viktor&Rolf en gastcurator Thierry-Maxime Loriot. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is speciale bruikleenpartner van de tentoonstelling, met dank aan de Han Nefkens Foundation.

Viktor&Rolf by Inez & Vinoodh, 2015

Info 010-4400301, www.kunsthal.nl, openingstijden: dinsdag t/m zaterdag 10.00 – 17.00 uur, zon- en feestdagen 11.00 – 17.00 uur 
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VIKTOR & ROLF FASHION ARTISTS 25 YEARS exhibition from next May 27th @kunsthal Rotterdam

VIKTOR & ROLF. FASHION ARTISTS 25 YEARS exhibition from next May 27th @kunsthal Rotterdam. 🌟Celebrating these Dutch national 👬treasures for a quarter of a century of unique creativity and witty approach featuring haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces… and special loans like #Madonna👸Costume V&R created! Based on the National Gallery of Victoria @ngvmelbourne I curated last year with Miranda Wallace @gilda_1946 💕 and NGV team. #ViktorAndRolfFashionArtists#KunsthalRotterdam#ViktorAndRolf25Years

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Madonna Germany promo 7″ singles with fact sheet – large discography update

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Madonna Graphic Tee at Forever 21

Details

A knit tee featuring a front “Madonna Who’s That Girl 1987 World Tour” with eyes graphic, a round neckline with a slashed detail, dropped shoulders, and short sleeves.- Officially licensed product

Content + Care

– 100% cotton

– Machine wash cold

– Made in China

Size + Fit

– Model is 5’9″ and wearing a Small

– Full length: 25″

– Chest: 40″

– Waist: 44″

– Sleeve length: 7.5″

Now available through Forever 21 at 18 Euro’s HERE

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Madonna – Dress You Up (rare official Turkish ‘Like a Virgin’ cassette release)

Added to our Like a Virgin discography is this rare official early release by Dunya Plak (under license by Warner Bros).

Re-titled ‘Dress You Up’ and different artwork made this cassette a ‘less provocative’ release.

Even though a strange one, this is an official release by Dunya Plak under license by Warner Bros. To check out all the HQ scans, visit the ‘cassette’ tab in our Like a Virgin discography.

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REMINDER! Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour on BBC2 tonight!

Shot around the world and featuring a collection of live and behind-the-scenes footage, Madonna Rebel Heart Tour is packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs spanning all decades of Madonna’s illustrious career, including Living for Love, Bitch I’m Madonna, Material Girl, Holiday and an acoustic version of Like a Prayer.

BBC Two

23:30 to 01:30

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54 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

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Now living outside Lisbon, Portugal, the shape-shifting superstar hinted that she’d be returning to the pop world when she dropped by Live with Kelly and Ryan in December. “2017 was soccer mom in Portugal – 2018, I’m coming back, baby,” she told fellow guest Anderson Cooper, who asked about her tour plans. “I’m traveling the world right now and listening to lots of different music,” she told Entertainment Weekly in September. “I’m getting inspired by people and I’m just soaking things up right now. … It’s time for me to take a different approach and really get back down to the beauty and simplicity of music and lyrics and intimacy.”

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Rebel Heart Tour on BBC2 January 13

Shot around the world and featuring a collection of live and behind-the-scenes footage, Madonna Rebel Heart Tour is packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs spanning all decades of Madonna’s illustrious career, including Living for Love, Bitch I’m Madonna, Material Girl, Holiday and an acoustic version of Like a Prayer.

Sat 13 Jan 2018
22:30
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Madonna’s ‘Erotica’ discography online – 40 different pressings!

We have just finished working on the ‘Erotica’ album discography. In total we have collected 40 different pressings of this album.

Although heavily criticised at the time of its release on October 20 1992, today it is looked upon as an album that was way ahead of its time. A true fan favorite and hailed as one of the best albums of the 90’s it is a true misunderstood masterpiece.

Keep in mind that every single release in the discography is carefully scanned and photographed from our own collection. We have also included this very rare security release cassette for ‘erotica’ from the U.K.

To check out the Erotica discography click HERE

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We Picked Madonna’s Top 20 Singles to Celebrate 35 Years Since Her Debut

It’s hard to believe that at the beginning of 1982, the world didn’t know who Madonna was. She would soon come to dominate the next three and a half decades, changing the landscape of pop music with her chart-topping singles, boundary-pushing music videos and Broadway-caliber concerts. Indeed, 35 years ago it all started with Madonna’s first ever single, “Everybody.” To celebrate its anniversary, L.A. Weekly has chosen the Material Girl’s top 20 best singles. (Ed. note: The list is not based on chart success.)

20. “Miles Away” (2008)

The third single from Madonna’s Hard Candy album may not have gotten much radio play, but it is quintessential Madonna. Co-produced and co-written by Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, the song foreshadowed things to come in Madonna’s marriage to then-husband Guy Ritchie. “When I’m gone, you realize/That I’m the best thing that happened to you,” she sings atop one of Timbaland’s signature beats.

19. “Ghosttown” (2015)

The second single from Madonna’s most recent album, Rebel Heart, is a beautiful, edgy ballad with a chorus so catchy it’ll be stuck in your head for days. The song surely would have been a huge smash for a younger pop star, but alas radio showed it no love. Even Diplo, who co-produced “Rebel Heart” but not “Ghosttown” (Jason Evigan helmed this one), told Rolling Stone, “No one seems to want [Madonna] to succeed. … ‘Ghosttown’ was a guaranteed No. 1 for anyone else but she didn’t get a fair shot.” The music video, which featured a beautiful tango with co-star Terrence Howard, just adds to the majesty of the song.

18. “Papa Don’t Preach” (1986)

While “Like a Virgin” definitely stirred some controversy two years prior, no one was expecting pop music’s It girl to release a song about a woman telling her father that she’s pregnant and choosing (key word) to keep the baby. As Madonna told Rolling Stone in 2009, “[The song] just fit right in with my own personal zeitgeist of standing up to male authorities, whether it’s the pope or the Catholic Church or my father and his conservative, patriarchal ways.” Produced by longtime collaborator Stephen Bray and released as the first single off the True Blue album, “Papa Don’t Preach” showed the world that Madonna was ready to talk about more than being a Material Girl.

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This Used To Be My Playground – discography online now (20 different pressings)

Next up in the discography is This Used To Be My Playground.

An absolute smash recorded for ‘A League Of Their Own’ and did not appear on an official Madonna album until the ‘Something To Remember’ compilation. Even though featured in the A League Of Their Own film, it was never included on its official soundtrack, but ended up on the ‘Barcelona Gold’ compilation CD. 

In this discography we have collected 20 different pressings, including this rarely seen backtrax cassette from the U.S.A.

Enjoy all the HQ scans now HERE

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Madonna Het Icoon – vernieuwde editie (new edition, pre-order) NEW BOOK

In deze herziene, diepgravende biografie wordt het geheim ontrafeld van Madonna, die al 35 jaar de grootste vrouwelijke popster ter wereld is. 

Madonna, de uitdagende hedendaagse versie van een eeuwenoud icoon, de artieste die zichzelf steeds opnieuw uitvindt: the Queen of Pop. De afgelopen tien jaar heeft Madonna niet stilgezeten. Ze trad op met de Russische band Pussy Riot, produceerde twee films, bracht twee bestsellende albums uit (MDNA en Rebel Heart) en verzorgde drie wereldtournees die alle records braken. Deze heruitgave biedt een complete update van haar vernieuwende werk sinds 2008, met nieuwe interviews over haar leven en werk, extra kleurenfoto’s, bibliografie, discografie en een register.  

Lucy O’Brien is een Engelse muziekjournalist. Haar biografie Madonnahet idool verscheen in veertien talen en werd alom geprezen. 

€ 17,50 Paperback / softback 
ISBN: 9789024580248
Pagina’s: 464
Verwacht: 14-06-2018
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