madonna will sing classic hit borderline with jimmy fallon and barack obama

Longtime Madonna fans can rejoice — the Queen of Pop is scheduled to perform her first top-ten hit “Borderline” on The Tonight Show, which is hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The other special guest will be President Barack Obama, a man Madonna has endorsed for years. After all, she even celebrated his victory on November 4, 2008, when she played a show at Petco Park in San Diego.

In 2015, Madonna told Us Weekly that the one person she still wants to meet is Barack Obama.

“The person I most want to meet is President Obama. When the heck am I going to meet him? He just needs to invite me to the White House already. He probably thinks I’m too shocking to be there. I’m serious. If I was a little bit more demure … or if I was just married to Jay Z. Hey, if Jay would only take me as his second wife, then I’d score an invitation.”
Even though Madonna was obviously joking about the Jay Z thing (they’re friends), she still angered some people who took her literally. But that doesn’t matter because Madonna’s dreams came true yesterday.

Some people who attended the taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon reported that Madonna sang her 1984 hit, “Borderline,” which is a dream come true for longtime Madonna fans. However, not every fan was happy. Fans on different sites, such as Madonnatribe, wanted her to either sing a new song or a “bigger” hit. However, even though “Borderline” only peaked at No. 10, it is actually one of the biggest hits of her career.

As Billboard notes, “Borderline,” along with “Take a Bow,” is Madonna’s longest-running Hot 100 hit, spending 30 weeks on the chart. The reason it didn’t chart higher was because back in the Summer of 1984, many major radio stations — especially in the midwest — didn’t start playing “Borderline” until it peaked. It ended up at No. 35 on the 1984 year-end charts and beat out some songs that actually hit No. 1.
“Borderline” also began what Billboard describes as one of the longest streaks of top-ten hits in music history. After “Borderline,” Madonna scored 16 more top ten hits that lasted until the end of 1989 with “Cherish.” The fourth single from Like a Prayer, “Oh Father,” ended that streak by only peaking at No. 20. Still Madonna scored 21 more top ten hits after that and holds the record for the most top-ten hits out of any musical artist in history.

Despite some fans not recognizing the importance of “Borderline,” other Madonna fans on Twitter are very excited.

Let’s hope that Madonna doesn’t encounter the same criticism for singing “Borderline” as she did when she sang “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Rain” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards last month. As the Inquisitr noted a couple weeks back, Madonna actually received many fantastic reviews right after the performance. Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo said Madonna’s tribute was nothing short of stunning.

“Perhaps it was these artists’ overlapping discographies of overtly lovesexy material that had some detractors worried that Madonna’s show-closing BBMAs tribute would be some sort of shamelessly R-rated spectacle … But instead, Madonna gave a tasteful, gimmick-free, uncharacteristically subdued performance that demonstrated great respect for her old friend’s legacy.”

However, while there were certainly some who legitimately didn’t like the performance on Twitter, many turned the performance into a race issue and condemned both Billboard and Madonna for not letting a black artist honor Prince. Madonna fought back and said that people should feel welcomed to do a Prince tribute no matter what their skin color, gender, or age is. Perhaps Madonna’s performance of “Borderline” tonight won’t be as controversial, especially since she is singing her own classic song.

Read more at https://www.inquisitr.com/3186747/madonna-will-sing-classic-hit-borderline-with-jimmy-fallon-and-barack-obama/#hU6dHSSwYPQRuFed.99

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Drowned World Tour – press pictures – 15th anniversary

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BARCELONA - JUNE 9:  Pop singer Madonna performs in concert at the Palau St. Jordi  in Barcelona on June 9, 2001. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Getty Images)

BARCELONA – JUNE 9: Pop singer Madonna performs in concert at the Palau St. Jordi in Barcelona on June 9, 2001. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Getty Images)

390363 06: Madonna performs on stage during the first day of her new concert tour "The Drowned World Tour" June 9, 2001 in Barcelona, Spain. This is her first tour in eight years. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

390363 06: Madonna performs on stage during the first day of her new concert tour “The Drowned World Tour” June 9, 2001 in Barcelona, Spain. This is her first tour in eight years. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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Madonna and dancers performing during the first show of her 'Drowned World Tour' at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, 6/9/01. PLEASE CREDIT Photo by Jon Furniss *** North American Sales Only ***

Madonna and dancers performing during the first show of her ‘Drowned World Tour’ at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, 6/9/01. Photo by Jon Furniss 

Madonna performing during the first show of her 'Drowned World Tour' at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, 6/9/01. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.

Madonna performing during the first show of her ‘Drowned World Tour’ at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, 6/9/01. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.

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15 years ago today! Drowned World Tour kicks off in Barcelona

It has been fifteen years since Madonna kicked off her fantastic Drowned World Tour in Barcelona in 2001. Even though the tour was originally planned to premiere in Cologne Germany, due to technical issues the premiere was postponed to Barcelona and sadly Cologne was cancelled.

Expectations were high as it hadn’t been since 1993 that Madonna embarked on her last world tour ‘The Girlie Show’, she far exceeded those expectations. The reviews were outstanding and it was so overwhelming for the fans to finally see her doing what she does best on stage. The Drowned World Tour was a very dark but intimate show, her most theatrical to date and far ahead of its time. Even though she mostly played songs off Ray Of Light and Music, the show was so spectacular that it was like witnessing true storytelling on stage (that geisha section was far beyond anything she’s ever done before).

To reflect we have some links for you to visit and revisit that fantastic tour:

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Madonna to Perform on NBC’s TONIGHT with Special Guest President Obama

Madonna will be the musical guest on the Thursday, June 9th broadcast of NBC’s TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. As previously announced, President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the late night show. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs at 11:35pm ET on NBC.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is America’s #1 late-night talk show, outdelivering his time- period competition on the broadcast networks in every key ratings category. This season, “Tonight” has averaged a 1.03 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall, and has topped its ABC and CBS time-slot competition during 35 of 35 weeks in both 18-49 and total viewers.

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Madonna to Perform on NBC’s TONIGHT with Special Guest President Obama (June 9)

Madonna to Perform on NBC's TONIGHT with Special Guest President Obama

Madonna will be the musical guest on the Thursday, June 9th broadcast of NBC’s TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. As previously announced, President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the late night show. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs at 11:35pm ET on NBC.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is America’s #1 late-night talk show, outdelivering his time- period competition on the broadcast networks in every key ratings category. This season, “Tonight” has averaged a 1.03 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall, and has topped its ABC and CBS time-slot competition during 35 of 35 weeks in both 18-49 and total viewers.

From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Josh Lieb. Gavin Purcell produces. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B in 30 Rockefeller Center.

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New in Filmography: Madonna in ‘Four Rooms’ – memorabilia, pictures, press & more

Continuing the Filmography here we present to you: FOUR ROOMS

Madonna starred as one of the witches in the first tale of the film back in ’95. A rather bizarre tale and film all together, it didn’t become the success that was anticipated.

We have gathered the following:

  • Various DVD/VHS releases, press pictures, lobbycards, articles and more
  • See the trailer
  • Buy the movie

Enjoy

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Madonna gets victory over ‘Vogue’ sample at appeals court

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The 9th Circuit rules that a trivial taking isn’t enough to establish copyright infringement.

On Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made it easier for musicians to sample small portions of song recordings by giving Madonna and her producer Robert “Shep” Pettibone a victory in a long-running lawsuit over the 1990 hit “Vogue.”

The decision affirms a 2013 ruling by a California federal court that held on summary judgment that a 0.23 second sampling of a horn hit from the 1976 song called “Love Break” was de minimis, meaning small enough to be trivial.

“After listening to the audio recordings submitted by the parties, we conclude that a reasonable juror could not conclude that an average audience would recognize the appropriation of the horn hit,” writes 9th Circuit judge Susan Graber in today’s opinion. “That common-sense conclusion is borne out by dry analysis. The horn hit is very short—less than a second. The horn hit occurs only a few times in Vogue. Without careful attention, the horn hits are easy to miss. Moreover, the horn hits in Vogue do not sound identical to the horn hits from Love Break… Even if one grants the dubious proposition that a listener recognized some similarities between the horn hits in the two songs, it is hard to imagine that he or she would conclude that sampling had occurred.”

Complete article on Billboard website HERE

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