Madge is desperate to ensure her new material is a success, and has been tapping up some of the industry’s biggest hitters to help her out, including One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
Madonna has drafted in Simon Cowell’s favourite hit maker to pen tracks for her new album.
The singer, 56, is desperate to ensure her 2015 material is a success, and has been tapping up some of the industry’s biggest hitters to help her out, including One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
The pop maestro has been Cowell’s first port of call to compose songs for the label’s priority acts including One Direction and Ella Henderson, after he wrote and produced Bleeding Love for Leona Lewis. Ryan, 35, tells 3am Madge’s new music is “her best stuff in over a decade – it’s really strong”.
Keeping tight-lipped about his contribution, he says: “The tracks I’ve done with her are really hard to explain.” Clever way to keep a lid on things, Ryan. That’ll keep Madge happy.
It comes after the Material Girl teamed up with one of the world’s biggest DJs, Avicii, 25. Their track Rebel Heart, was leaked online along with another song, Wash Over Me, which the singer said “broke her heart”.
Ryan, who performed with his band at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, adds: “I was actually working on something with Madonna when her tracks leaked.
“So I panicked because I thought it was the song I was working on, but luckily it wasn’t.
“People have way too much time on their hands.”
Unlike Ryan, who fits being the lead singer of a band – which performed on Strictly at the weekend – in with creating for
the rest of the industry. Not bad going.
Madonna is also rumoured to be working with DJ Diplo, 36.
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Madonna’s Best Week Ever Continues, Named the Face of Versace: See Her Working Crop Tops and Sexy Dresses!
Her Madgesty is the face of Versace—again!
Just days after the release of her jaw-dropping Interview magazine sit-down and photo spread, Madonna is at again, topping off her best week ever with an exciting announcement: She is returning as the face of the House of Versace—for the fourth time!
The original envelope-pushing pop queen, 56, posed in the Italian brand’s sexy clothing, including a crop top embellished with a lightening bolt design, a laser-cut dress, and a Versace watch.
As explained by the house, the portraits, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in NYC, were shot to focus on Madonna’s iconic girl-boss image as a pop star, businesswoman, humanitarian, entertainer, documentarian, and director.
Credit: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
“It’s always exciting to be dressed head to toe in Versace and experience first hand [Donatella Versace’s] vivid imagination and passion that she has created for this collection,” the mom of four shared in a statement.
And clearly, for Donatella, 59, the feeling is mutual. “Madonna is one of the true icons of Versace,” the designer said. “I am thrilled to have my friend and the most powerful and directional artist as the face of Versace for Spring 2015.”
The first time Madonna posed for the brand—also adored by Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively—was in 1995, making this a partnership that has spanned almost two decades.
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Versace just announced that Madonna will be the face of their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign!
The campaign, which was photographed in New York City by Mert & Marcus captures the unapologetic power of Madonna wearing pieces from the new Versace collection.
“It’s always exciting to be dressed head to toe in Versace and experience first-hand Donatella’s vivid imagination and passion that she has created for this collection,” commented Madonna.
“Madonna is one of the true icons of Versace. I am thrilled to have my friend and the most powerful and directional artist as the face of Versace for Spring 2015,” said Donatella Versace.
It is the fourth time that Madonna has appeared in Versace’s advertising campaigns.
She is Madonna, enshrined in a new advertising campaign showcasingDonatella Versace’s spring/summer 2015 collection. Lean and faintly menacing, she appears, at least in the lens of the fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the image of candid aggression.
She is that and more, said Ms. Versace, whose latest print collaboration with the star (a 12-page portfolio set to break next spring in magazines including Vanity Fair and the American, French and Italian editions of Vogue) is but the latest expression of a running theme.
“Madonna says it best herself: She is unapologetic,” Ms. Versace said the other day. “She is her own woman, a role model who shows other women how we can do what we want, and get what we want, and do so for all of our lives, with no compromise.”
In the new ads, Madonna appears to have obligingly followed the path of past Versace mannequins, among them Amber Valletta, Christina Aguilera and, perhaps most vividly, Lady Gaga, each with a taut frame and a curtain of center-parted silver blond hair — an evident homage to the slight but sinewy, willfully showy Ms. Versace.
Few played the part as persuasively as Lady Gaga. Bandaged in lavender chiffon, and wearing a lacquered perma-tan, she posed this year for the Versace spring/summer 2014 campaign as an idealized Donatella, a way perhaps of returning the designer’s fanlike admiration.
Ms. Versace, after all, had dressed the singer for the “Edge of Glory” video and her “Born This Way” tour. And last year, Lady Gaga returned the compliment with “Donatella,” a single on her “Artpop” album, in which she croons: “She’s so thin. She’s so rich and so blond. She’s so fab, it’s beyond … .”
She could as easily have been describing Madonna, on whom she has arguably modeled her career. Yet Madonna’s latest star turn (which also includes an appearance on the cover of the current issue of Interview) raises questions of her own relevance to a generation of luxury shoppers perhaps more attuned to the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna or, for that matter, Taylor Swift.
Yet in some views, Madonna is as timely as ever. “Once you hit that icon status, it’s not a matter of relevance,” said Lisa Mirchin, an advertising consultant. “Is Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn relevant? I think so.”
Ms. Mirchin, the founder of GlamBrand, an agency specializing in fashion and beauty, said: “Madonna is ageless, and so is most fashion. Women are dressing as one age now. The range can go from 20 to whatever nature and physics will allow.”
More than ageless, fashion remains, for all its lip service to innovation, a resolutely conservative industry. Paraphrasing a theory advanced by Tina Brown during her tenure as the editor of Vanity Fair, Vanessa Friedman, the fashion director of The New York Times, wrote in a column in August that the moment to feature a celebrity subject is “just after peak: just after that person became famous enough to be immediately recognizable by the general audience.”
The reality, Ms. Friedman wrote, is that “fashion likes to do what it knows works, which is to say: sells. Or at least what has been proven to work before.”
Having shared a history with the designer, Madonna fills the bill. Ms. Versace first cast the star in a 1995 campaign, Steven Meisel capturing Her Ladyship in a black-and-white photograph that shows her dining face-to-maw with a large dog.
A decade later, Mario Testino portrayed the pop idol in a 1960s Palm Springs-like setting, tricked out in what a well-meaning socialite might take for business attire. Wearing a giddily patterned shirt and immaculately tailored skirt, she distractedly set about typing and sorting her mail.
And now, the mutable performer, who has incorporated fashion, and often Versace, into a canny performance art, appears as a sexual predator, dressed in a formfitting black leather dress and matching laser-cut Palazzo bag. “It is Versace,” the designer said, “but with a fresh and powerful new air and attitude.”
Still, the more things change
“When Madonna asked me on set, ‘Which character do you want me to play?’ ” Ms. Versace recalled, “I answered, ‘I want you to be Madonna and yourself.’ And she laughed at me.”
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Her Interview cover shoot caused a media meltdown earlier this week, but Madonna’s candid approach to sexuality stretches back decades. To remind us all of her penchant for provocation, here’s part one of a piece from September 1992 around the release of her book Sex, an interview originally published in NME and lifted from Rock’s Backpages
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Madonna visit with children of Mkoko School, the institution she built in Malawi. The singer was accompanied by her children when she vowed to continue to help children of the region.