The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres joins music icon Madonna for a performance of “Living for Love” during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. This episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs on Tuesday, March 17. (Warner Bros. Photo, Mike Rozman)

Don’t miss her incredible performance, tomorrow. Happy #MadonnaWeek!

 

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More on Madonna week on The Ellen Degeneres Show (guide)

Tuesday March 17:

In a daytime and nighttime television exclusive, the “Material Girl” with an insatiable “Rebel Heart” is here for a week of music, games and talk surrounding the release of her brand new album… MADONNA returns! Today marks the beginning of a host of surprises when the iconic pop star joins Ellen to discuss the infinitely exciting world of her life. A “Ray of Light,” who is always in “Vogue” and can “Live to Tell” about every escapade, the singer is one of the most famous musicians in history, persistently telling the stories she wants to tell, the way she wants to tell them, and with no fear. Because of her talent and tenacity, Madonna has sold over 300 million records worldwide. She will share the inside scoop on her latest work and tour when she returns!

Then, Ellen’s “One Big Happy” family comes through! ELISHA CUTHBERT, NICK ZANO, and KELLYBROOK, stars of the new sitcom Ellen is producing, are here for premiere week with special behind-the-scenes details from the set! Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this hilarious new show puts its own spin on the idea of the nuclear household. Before you watch the pilot, make sure and tune into this special interview with the cast!

The more, the merrier this Tuesday on Ellen!

Wednesday March 18:

MADONNA is back to take the stage! Whether it’s a classic hit or new work, Madonna Week gets amplified when the 7-time Grammy winner brings the room to its feet with an exclusive performance for Ellen!

This Wednesday, Ellen will get “into the groove!”

Thursday March 19:

MADONNA isn’t just beautiful and talented, she’s also hilarious! Madonna Week continues when the singer and Ellen have something very funny up their sleeve for the pop star’s next exclusive appearance on the show!

Friday March 20:

Madonna Week concludes with another amazing performance by the pop superstar… MADONNA will “Take a Bow” with one more epic tune!

You will “cherish” every moment this Friday on Ellen!

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No physical cd single to Ghosttown in Holland

Universal Music NL confirms to us that there will not be a physical cd single for Ghosttown in Holland. Madonnas second single off of Rebel Heart is officially out as second single, so please keep requesting!

At Radio 538s Maak het of Kraak het (make it or break it) Ghosttown was voted Maak Het (make it) with 57,1% which is good news!

Keep requesting guys!

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Tribu Move HQ collector cover (without logo)

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For fans who want the new Tribu Move mag with M on cover…
You can order it straight from Tribu Move office
2 differents covers available, you need to ask for the classic cover, the collector one (included below) or both!
It’s 5.00euros by magazine + shipping (depend your country)
You just need to send an e-mail to our friend Thierry, at this adress: tcalmont@gmail.com and ask for quotation!

(Thx Thierrry for the exclusive first look on HQ collector cover ♥)

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Bitch! I Interviewed Madonna (Part Two)

Part Two of EDGE’S two-part interview with Madonna during the release of her 13th studio album “Rebel Heart.”

In Part One of our Madonna interview, Madge discussed the process to putting together her 13th studio album and the notorious leaks that lead to the early release of some of its tracks.

In Part Two, Madonna opens up about the inspiration behind “Rebel Heart,” the videos for her new tracks, her family’s love of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and what her kids think of her latest album.

ROUNDTABLE # 5: Thematically and lyrically, I would say “Rebel Heart” is a lot more self-referential than you’ve been in the past. During the process of the writing and the production, was that something you did maybe intentionally, or was it just part of the process, like you’re looking back on your career now?

MADONNA: I don’t know, is the only answer I can tell you. I didn’t set out to write certain kinds of songs, I just set out to write GOOD songs, and that was the mood I was in and that was what I was channeling. Sometimes I was in nostalgic moods and looking back; sometimes I was in the mood to write a song as I was writing in my journal, and reveal certain parts of myself that I was ready to reveal.

ROUNDTABLE # 5: You’ve talked in interviews about the way you approached this album was that you wanted to go about it in a singer/songwriter approach, and a lot of the songs are like that — without the production, all the [bells & whistles] — you could perform them without all that.

MADONNA: Like when we run out of oil, and then we run out of electricity, I can just light a candle and strum my guitar and sing you a song, yeah.

ROUNDTABLE # 1: I wanted to ask you about one of my favorite songs on the album, “Body Shop” —

MADONNA: YAY!

ROUNDTABLE # 1: What I love about it is that the method of music is folksy, like you said, and maybe a little bit like a lullaby, but then you listen to the words and they’re —

MADONNA: Sexually provocative.

Full Part² interview HERE

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Sam Smith denies Madonna her 12th number one album

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Sam Smith has stopped Madonna from topping the UK album chart, denying her the 12th number one of her career.

Madonna’s latest album, Rebel Heart, had been in pole position throughout the week, but Smith’s In The Lonely Hour sneaked ahead at the last minute.

His record undoubtedly received a boost after he performed his new single, “Lay Me Down”, with John Legend on Friday night’s Comic Relief show.

In the end, he beat Madonna by 12,000 sales, the Official Chart Company said.

In The Lonely Hour has now spent six separate spells at number one – a record for a male solo artist.

Only three other albums have done better – Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, which topped the charts on eight occasions; followed by Adele’s 21 and Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events, both of which managed seven.

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Smith also topped the UK singles chart with Lay Me Down – the official Red Nose Day single – which achieved sales of 105,000.

The album version of the song, which does not feature John Legend, also charted at number 18.

Rebel Heart is Madonna’s thirteenth studio album, and features collaborations with Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Avicii.

Well-received by critics, it explores the star’s divorce from British film-maker Guy Ritchie, alongside her regular pet topics of sex, dance and religion.

The last time one of Madonna’s studio albums failed to reach number one in the UK was 1994, when Bedtime Stories also made its debut at number two.

Elsewhere in the album chart, Rebecca Ferguson scored a new entry at number seven with Lady Sings The Blues, a collection of Billie Holiday covers.

Boyband Blue notched up their sixth top 20 album with Colours, which landed at 13; while Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits notched up its 386th week in the top 100.

Another Comic Relief performer, Ella Henderson, saw her album Chapter One leap 10 places, from 22 to 12.

Madonna’s greatest hits collection, Celebration, jumped from 38 to 27, but the highest climber was George Benson’s The Ultimate Collection, which rose 17 places to 37.

(@https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment)

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Bitch! I Interviewed Madonna (Part One)

EDGE: I’d like to ask you about the process of the album — it is a great album, by the way — I know that you’ve generally stuck with one producer on the last few albums —

MADONNA: Thank you. I try to…

EDGE: And this time you just let it rip with multiple producers. How was it different approaching it this way?

MADONNA: I didn’t mean to work with so many different producers. First of all, I didn’t know that Avicii was going to have a life-threatening illness and disappear. So a lot of the songs that I wrote with him or his songwriting team, I ended up having to go out and find other producers to work on them, to finish the songs with me.

And then Diplo came along and I very much wanted to work with him, and he also wanted to work with me, but I didn’t know that he also was working with 5,000 other people and had to get on a jet and go to the other side of the world to play festivals and then go here and play that and then go here and do that — just getting him to sit still for a couple of days to finish a song was a challenge.

So I ended up working with a lot of young DJs and I naively didn’t think it through. Oh, it’s summertime — it’s the festivals, and they’re on tour, and I’ll be lucky if I get them for three days, so a lot of that had to factor in. OK, I can’t wait for three months for this dude to come back. I have to find somebody else.

EDGE: Was it ultimately satisfying? Or you wouldn’t do it that way again?

MADONNA: Ultimately satisfying…? [Long Pause] If I had my way and I could do it again, I would make people sign an iron-clad agreement that they would stay and ensure they would not leave me until all the songs were finished.

ROUNDTABLE # 2: You were forced to change album release schedule because of the leaks that happened last year. The next time you go to create a new album or film, is your practice going to change because of the way these new tracks [were leaked]?

MADONNA: Well, I’m never going to put anything on a server and send information back and forth as had been done. That was the first mistake. That’s when we first realized that the music was being hacked on the server. But then the last leak came from a mastering lab and that was just a technician’s oversight. After everything had happened and everyone knew we had to crack down and be really super secure, someone sent the record on the server – AGAIN! My hacker’s very clever, obviously. It was not up for very long, but it was snatched. So I would never do anything like that again. Hand delivery.

Read full article on EDGE

 

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The Jonathan Ross Show: Madonna Special, review: ‘fascinating to watch’

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At 56, the Queen of Pop still has presence and charisma – and possesses far more natural beauty than unflattering paparazzi photos suggest…

Not many stars are deemed important enough to get Jonathan Ross’s orange velvet sofa all to themselves; even big Hollywood stars find themselves jostling for space with boy band members and up and coming comedians.

Madonna is the exception – there might not have been nearly as much buzz around her latest album, Rebel Heart, as there was with previous works (her new single has even been rejected by Radio 1, apparently on account of her being “too old”. Ouch), but she’s still regarded as fascinating enough for a whole hour of dedicated probing from Ross.

She and Ross are a good combination – they’re almost the same age, which means he’s interviewed her at regular intervals throughout both of their careers, so there’s a little more trust and rapport than she might have with someone less established. It means he can get away with asking the trickier questions, as well as gently ribbing her. It’s fair to say she’d never put up with that from a newspaper journalist.

He began by asking her about her recent tumble at the Brit Awards, although this already feels like old news. Far more interesting was her admission that sometimes, despite her seemingly being untouchable, she does care what people think. “There are times when what people say does get to me,” she revealed. “People think I’m an armadillo but sometimes I’m wounded by things that people say.”

She also touched briefly on her failed marriage to Guy Ritchie, which she puts down to that old showbiz chestnut of busy careers and bad timing. These days she’s single and ready to mingle. “The right man would not be intimidated by me,” she said. “I’m kind of old-fashioned and I like it when someone else makes the first move”. Imagine making the first move on Madonna – surely even the most confident man in the world would have to nip to the loo at regular intervals to give himself a pep talk.

Many of her answers to Ross’s questions felt a little scripted, but she did seem to be caught slightly off-guard when asked about the current wave of somewhat clothing-phobic popstars who’ve been influenced by her success. “It’s part of women’s evolution in the entertainment business,” was her slightly woolly answer. “Women are always being objectified by men, so I prefer to objectify myself”.

Even when she was talking in soundbites, she was fascinating to watch; still, at 56, possessing far more natural beauty than unflattering paparazzi photos suggest. While her two live performances weren’t hugely memorable, she still has presence and charisma – and the prospect of her doing what she bills as “sit-down comedy” in the future, in which she’ll tell funny stories over a few drinks with a live audience, sounds far more enticing than yet another album.

(@https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ by Isabel Mohan)

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