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#301 Y&RWorldTurner

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

A mere three weeks after Give Me All Your Luvin' hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, Girl Gone Wild has hit #1.

This is of course her record-extended 42nd #1 song on that chart.

http://www.djricomix...d.php?tid=16360

Hot Dance Club Play Issue date:04/21/2012

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TW LW Title Artist Label/Dist Label

*G1 *G4 Greatest Gainer
Girl Gone Wild Madonna Live Nation / Interscope
2 *2 Naked Dev & Enrique Iglesias Indie-Pop / Universal Republic
3 *3 Respect Melanie Amaro SYCO / Epic
*4 *5 Never Forget Dave Aude Featuring Lena Katina Audacious
*5 *6 Wild One Two Jack Back Featuring David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia Big Beat / Atlantic
*6 *9 Part Of Me Katy Perry Capitol
7 *1 Love On Top Beyonce Parkwood / Columbia
8 7 Domino Jessie J Lava / Universal Republic
*9 *15 Starships Nicki Minaj Young Money/Cash Money / Universal Republic
10 8 Give Me All Your Luvin' Madonna Featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Live Nation / Interscope

​ Swedish DJ/producer, Avicci also did a remix to the song, for which a live/hybrid video was just released.

http://music.yahoo.c...49.html#more-id

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Feb 16, 1993 Digest

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#303 Angela

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

Carl, thanks for posting. Fun read especially considering the time frame.

I wonder if Brian Green accidentally slept overnight in a line to accidentally buy the book? It sold out in a week, didn't it?

Yay, on 42!!! She probably won't get a Hot 100 hit ever again (though never say never with Madonna but I feel like it's been at least ten years since she's had a #1 hit on the U.S. Hot 100), so I'll take the dance chart #1 for my ole fave.

Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager, linked to some articles on Twitter...

NPR: http://edition.cnn.c...onna/index.html

Why Madonna still leads, others follow

Editor's note: LZ Granderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, was named journalist of the year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a 2011 Online Journalism Award finalist for commentary. He is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter: @locs_n_laughs Watch him on Tuesdays on CNN Newsroom in the 9 am ET hour.

(CNN) -- I thought she was over. Madonna, that is.

I thought she was too old to be referring to herself as a "girl." I thought pop music passed her by. I thought Lady Gaga had killed her.

And then I look at this week's Billboard chart and I see I thought wrong.

Her 12th CD, "MDNA" debuted No. 1 on the album chart and she has two singles on the dance-chart Top 10. She's 53 and the clubs are banging her new stuff, including "Give Me All Your Luvin," which became her 38th top 10 hit on the pop chart. For those of you keeping score, that's more than Elvis, more than The Beatles. I'm not saying she's better, but clearly she's done -- correction -- doing more.

This year she won another Golden Globe and her halftime performance at the Super Bowl drew more viewers than the game itself, according to Nielsen. I know the perception is that only gay men care about Madonna, but if that were true, given the 114 million viewers who tuned in to watch her at halftime, maybe "don't ask, don't tell" should have been called "just assume."

The reality is it's hard for pop music to leave behind someone who keeps leading the pack. Madonna had the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist (2008) and has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. She's an '80s child whose 2005 single "Hung Up" holds the Guinness Book record for topping the charts in 41 countries, while 2012's MDNA was No. 1 on iTunes in 40 countries.

That's not "over," that's now.

When you look at where Madonna's career is today in the same week we learned Whitney Houston drowned in a foot of water, you're reminded that God truly does work in mysterious ways. The two pop icons released debut albums within two years of each other, Madonna in 1983 and Houston in 1985.

Of course, Houston was the former model with a voice for the ages, while Madonna was the thin-voiced tart rolling around on the floor of the MTV music awards in a wedding dress proclaiming that she felt like a virgin. If anyone might have been expected to meet a desperate, tragic end, back then the safe money would have been on Madonna. And yet Houston's gone, Michael Jackson's gone, Prince is semi-retired and everyone else, with the exception of U2, is making their money off nostalgia.

Meanwhile, Madonna has methodically become, arguably, the greatest recording artist of all time. Who would've thunk it?

As for the music, her latest CD is not breaking any new ground, but it does remind everyone who owns the ground Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce and others are walking on. In fact, each time they receive a royalty check, they should be sending Madonna a cut.

While MDNA is about three songs too long for my taste, I will tell you the first five songs make it very difficult not to want to dance, and that the track "Gang Bang" is pure genius. As you could probably figure out from the title, it's not radio friendly, but likely not because of what you may think. And that, in a nutshell, is why Madonna is who she is.

You can tell you're watching a Woody Allen film with the first five minutes of dialogue. You can identify the beautiful prose of Toni Morrison within a couple of pages. But my 15-year-old came home one day and asked who I was listening to. I told him Madonna and my son, who loves techno and hip hop, thought I was joking.

"Seriously... like your Madonna?" he asked.

"Yep," I said.

"Well, she's still old but that song's not."

The song was "Gang Bang" and I'm glad he left the room before she started singing. As I said, it's not radio friendly. But then again, it wouldn't be Madonna if a song like that was.


Guy linked this too. Doesn't Katy accidentally call Madonna "totally jaded" in this? Aw, she considers evil Madonna (-> Truth or Dare <-) vulnerable.

MTV: http://www.mtv.com/n...s=share_twitter

Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Film Inspired By Madonna

Much like her pop-star peers, Katy Perry cites Madonna as a big influence, especially on her "Part of Me" 3-D concert movie, which hits theaters July 5, which was partially inspired by the Queen of Pop's 1991 film "Truth or Dare."

In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, the always-colorful starlet spoke about her upcoming big-screen adventure and how "Truth or Dare" led to its creation.

"Madonna is everything to me, and that movie is amazing, because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable," Perry said of the film, which chronicled the icon's Blond Ambition Tour. "I wanted to do that too, to capture a snapshot of who I am now so that I can remind myself what I've lost if I ever do become totally jaded."

The topics covered in "Part of Me" include the singer's strict, religious upbringing, being dropped from her label early in her career and her candy-coated California Dreams Tour. Perry, who spent much of 2011 and early 2012 on the trek, explained that her interest in documenting her life began even before the tour started.

"When we started to book these really big venues, I felt like I was going all in," she said. "And I figured that by the end of it, I'd be bankrupt, or else I'd look like the smartest music businesswoman of my age, and I thought either outcome would be interesting."

More importantly, the chart-topper wanted the general public to see how the Katy Perry machine really works.

On Tuesday, the trailer for the anticipated flick surfaced, appeasing Katy Cats for the time being. In the two-minute preview, Katy's rise to stardom remains a key theme of the film as flashback footage and photos of the singer's younger days is shown.


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#304 Y&RWorldTurner

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Truth or Dare was released on Blu-ray this week, too.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

When you look at where Madonna's career is today in the same week we learned Whitney Houston drowned in a foot of water, you're reminded that God truly does work in mysterious ways. The two pop icons released debut albums within two years of each other, Madonna in 1983 and Houston in 1985.

Of course, Houston was the former model with a voice for the ages, while Madonna was the thin-voiced tart rolling around on the floor of the MTV music awards in a wedding dress proclaiming that she felt like a virgin. If anyone might have been expected to meet a desperate, tragic end, back then the safe money would have been on Madonna.


Kind of crass, and strained.

For all Madonna's controversies, I'm not sure if anyone has ever put her down as someone who would OD or descend into demons. She always seems to take care of herself.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

I sort of get him on that removing the "God works" part (which for me denotes it was God's work); It's much more like "life is a mystery..." I didn't know enough about Madonna in the 1980s or even the early 1990s to know she'd probably never become a drug addict - and she was more so on a natural high off of herself. If you would have asked me in 1988 or 1990 to guess who was more likely to meet a tragic end due to the industry (and drugs and liquor and sex) just from just viewing their "public behavior" I would have said Madonna without thinking about it for even a micro-second.

ETA:

Greatest TV Moments (1983 (Madonna) - 2000 (Music)) as decided by VH1. Part 4 is missing. Lenny Kravitz voice is so fricking sexy as is Lenny in general. He's in part 3 in here discussing JML.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY4wQ-nNm6Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmeTbySs9R0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdhNyhQAelc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1kgeZeM0oU
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

I wish I could tell what the Benassi twins were saying....


I just got to watching the video you posted. The BTS (YouTube) look should be mandatory with all albums that come out. It's very interesting. I had thought you were referring to a thick accent with the Benassi twins but they're obviously talking in another language while we get not one subtitle.

Minaj on Madonna on The Today Show. Pfft on the way they start this next article. I don't feel she was "throwing shade" on Gaga as the kids say. She was just saying she doesn't know Gaga "well" as in she hasn't worked with her, had a conversation with her, etc...

Nicki Minaj doesn’t know Lady Gaga from squat, but Madonna is another matter. The rap star credited the Material Girl with re-inventing pop culture during an interview this morning (Apr. 7) with Matt Lauer on the “Today Show.”

“You have credited people like Madonna and Lady Gaga with being inspirations for you. And obviously these are people, as we’ve gotten to know them over the years, who like to reinvent themselves. Is that the part of them that you admire most?” Matt asked.

“Well, I don’t really know Gaga, but Madonna, I had the pleasure of working with her, obviously, and I feel like she’s really changed and reinvented not only herself but pop culture,” the 29-year-old singer said.

“So what inspired me about Madonna is that she’s able to balance all of this with her family and her personal life. I was like, ‘how do you do this, you know, with your children’ and she’s a great mom. you know, she’s just everything.”


For the rest of the article and to check out the outfit she wore to The Today Show: http://www.theimprop...lady-gaga-watch
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

She probably won't get a Hot 100 hit ever again (though never say never with Madonna but I feel like it's been at least ten years since she's had a #1 hit on the U.S. Hot 100), so I'll take the dance chart #1 for my ole fave.


Madonna's top 10 hits on the Hot 100 since 2000:

Music (2000): #1
Don't Tell Me (2000): #4
Die Another Day (2002): #8
Hung Up (2005): #7
4 Minutes (2008): #3

It's going on 12 years since her last #1 on the Hot 100, and 4 years since her last top 5 hit.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

You can thank Justin and Timberlake for that top 5 peak of 4 Minutes. Madonna hasn't had a solo top 5 hit in 12 years, her last solo radio hit was Die Another Day (2002) and since then she has had to rely on collaborations with younger artists to chart into the top 10. In other news Madonna is still a huge album seller, her album sold 740k worldwide this past week, she'll probably sell tons of albums even if she doesn't get any more Hot 100 hits.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

The fact that she had those couple of top 10 hits on the Hot 100 during the 2000's is actually impressive though. No one else from her generation or age group was even making the top 20 at that point. She's held up well for an artist whose first album was released in 1983.

Thanks in part to her her advanced age, she can pretty much know that her career has as a singles artist has met a natural end. She'll never really be able to compete with those half her age or get substantial radio airplay again. But of course, worldwide, for the most part, her singles can still be top 10 or #1 hits. I guess that's just a different ballgame though.

She's squarely an albums artist and a touring artist at this point in her career.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Hung Up never got to #1? I was in Europe when it came out and it felt like it was everywhere...
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

Hung Up was a massive hit and #1 globally, and has some type of record for hitting #1 in most global markets.

But that type of music wasn't in at US radio at the time, and Madonna was over 45 (and ageism does exist on American radio), so it was never going to be a massive US hit.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hung Up was a massive hit and #1 globally, and has some type of record for hitting #1 in most global markets.


It's definitely in the GBoWR for single that reached #1 in the most countries:

"Hung Up" also made history by going to #1 in over 43 countries, and has become one of Madonna's most successful singles in her 23 year career. Madonna made history by holding on to the #1 position on The United World singles chart for an unheard of 22 weeks straight. Her single "Hung Up" held on to the pole position for an amazing 15 weeks and was dethroned by Madonna's second single "Sorry" which held onto the position for 7 weeks. The 2nd single "Sorry" managed to go to #1 in over 18 countries,


The United World Chart measures sales and radio play throughout the world. You'd never know how huge that song was living in the U.S. I didn't. Despite a slow down in pace of singles, after 3 decades, I still think she has "Hot 100" legs internationally due to things like this but MDNA's single success intenationally should be more telling of that,

But that type of music wasn't in at US radio at the time, and Madonna was over 45 (and ageism does exist on American radio), so it was never going to be a massive US hit.


It was also in the Bush years and it's widely believed the "America Life" album (anti-war) caused her a lot of trouble with American radio heads. But, yeah, definitely ageism - maybe even more so than any type of rumored blacklisting. American Radio is hard-pressed to play anybody over 35 unless your on a classic rock station.

GGW has grown on me a lot. If one of her current offspring - Rihanna, Perry, Gaga - released it, it would be Top 10 easy. I'd go as far as saying at least 5-7 of her songs of the past 12 years would have, easily, if she wasn't 40+ when they came out.

I still think Madonna can have singles chart success in the U.S. but not on the Hot 100, maybe in Adult Contemporarty if she gives in to ballads.

Top 10 Hits in the 3 Biggest Markets (U.S., Japan & U.K). I'm not sure when these were last updated (I added GMAYL to U.S., for example) so there might be more to add internationally...

UNITED STATES

#1
Like a Virgin [Release: Nov. 1984] [First #1 in U.S.] [6 weeks]
Crazy For You [Release: Mar. 1985]
Live to Tell [Release: Apr. 1986]
Papa Don't Preach [Release: Jun. 1986]
Open Your Heart [Release: Dec. 1986]
Who's That Girl [Release: Jul. 1987]
Like a Prayer [Release: Mar. 1989] [3 weeks]
Vogue [Release: Apr. 1990] [3 weeks]
Justify My Love [Release: Nov. 1990] [2 weeks]
This Used to Be My Playground [Release: Jul. 1992]
Take a Bow [Release: Dec. 1994] [7 weeks]
Music [Release: Aug. 2000] [4 weeks]

#2
Material Girl [Release: Feb. 1985]
Causing a Commoton [Release: Sept. 1987]
Express Yourself [Release: Jun. 1989]
Cherish [Release: Aug. 1989] [Oh Father is next release. It ends her streak of 16 Top 5 Hits in a Row)
I'll Remember [Release: Apr. 1994]
Frozen [Release: Mar. 1998]

#3
True Blue [Release: Oct. 1986]
Erotica [Release: Oct. 1992]
Secret [Release: Oct. 1994]
4 Minutes [Release: Apr. 2008]

#4
Lucky Star [Release: Aug. 1984]
La Isla Bonita [Release: Mar. 1987]
Don't Tell Me [Release: December 2000]

#5
Angel [Release: Mar. 1985]
Dress You Up [Release: Aug. 1985]
Ray of Light [Release: Jul. 1998]

#6
You'll See [Release: Dec. 1995]

#7
Deeper and Deeper [Release: Dec. 1992]
Hung Up [Release: Nov. 2005]

#8
Keep It Together [Release: Feb. 1990]
Don't Cry For Me Argentina [Release: Feb. 1997]
Die Another Day [Release: Oct. 2002]

#9
Rescue Me [Release: Mar. 1991]

#10
Borderline [Release: Mar. 1984] [First Top 10]
Hanky Panky [Release: Jun. 1990]
Give Me All Your Luvin [Release: Feb. 2012]

TOP 20 [The Power of Goodbye #11, Rain #14, Holiday #16, You Must Love Me #18, Beautiful Stranger #19, Oh Father #20]

TOP 40 [What It Feels Life For a Girl #23, American Pie #29, Me Against the Music #35, Bad Girl #36, American Life #37]

TOP 100 [Bedtime Stories #42, Human Nature #46, Give it 2 Me #57, Sorry #58, Love Don't Live Here Anymore #78, Nothing Really Matters #93]

(Jump #105, Get Together #106, Everybody #107)

UNITED KINGDOM

#1
Into the Groove [Release: Jul. 1985] [First #1 in UK, July 1985] [4 weeks]
Papa Don't Preach [Release: Jun. 1986] [3 weeks]
True Blue [Release: Oct. 1986]
La Isla Bonita [Release: Apr. 1987] [2 weeks]
Who's That Girl [Release: Jul. 1987]
Like a Prayer [Release: Mar. 1989] [3 weeks]
Vogue [Release: Apr. 1990] [4 weeks]
Frozen [Release: Mar. 1998]
American Pie [Release: Mar. 2000]
Music [Release: Sept. 2000]
Hung Up [Release: Nov. 2005] [3 weeks]
Sorry [Release: Mar. 2006]
4 Minutes [Release: Mar. 2008] [4 weeks]

#2
Holiday [Release: Jan. 1984]
Borderline [Release: Feb. 1984]
Crazy For You [Release: Jun. 1985]
Live to Tell [Release: Apr. 1986]
Hanky Panky [Release: Jul. 1990]
Justify My Love [Release: Dec. 1990]
Ray of Light [Release: May 1998]
Beautiful Stranger [Release: Jun. 1999]
American Life [Release: Mar. 2003]
Hollywood [Release: Jul. 2003]
Me Against the Music [Release: Nov. 2003]

#3
Like a Virgin [Release: Nov. 1984]
Material Girl [Release: March 1985]
Cherish [Release: Sept. 1989]
Rescue Me [Release: Mar. 1991]
This Used To Be My Playground [Release: Jul. 1992]
Erotica [Release: Oct. 1992] [Last Top 5 of this era. 28 of 29 first singles landed in Top 5.)
Don't Cry For Me Argentina [Release: Dec. 1996]
Die Another Day [Release: Nov. 2002]

#4
Gambler [Release: Oct. 1985]
Open Your Heart [Release: Dec. 1986]
Causing a Commotion [Release: Sept. 1987]
Bedtime Story [Release: Feb. 1995]
Don't Tell Me [Release: Dec. 2000]

#5
Angel [Release: Sept. 1985]
Dress You Up [Release: Dec. 1985]
Express Yourself [Release: Jun. 1989]
Dear Jessie [Release: Dec. 1989]
Secret [Release: Oct. 1994] [Take a Bow launches next in Dec. 1994. It becomes first original single to not land in Top 10 in UK]
You'll See [Release: Oct. 1995]

#6
Deeper and Deeper [Release: Dec. 1992]
Fever [Release: Apr. 1993]
The Power of Goodbye [Release: Oct. 1998]

#7
Rain [Release: Jul. 1993]
I'll Remember [Release: Apr. 1994]
Another Suitcase In Another Hall [Release: Mar. 1997]
Nothing Really Matters [Release: Mar. 1999]
What It Feels Like For a Girl [Release: Apr. 2001]
Get Together [Release: Jul. 2006]
Give it 2 Me [Release: May 2008]

#8
Human Nature [Release: Aug. 1995]

#9
The Look of Love [Release: Dec. 1987] [17th UK single; first to not peak in Top 5]
Jump [Release: Nov. 2006]

#10
Bad Girl [Release: Mar. 1993]
You Must Love Me [Release: Oct. 1996]
Substitute For Love [Release: Sept. 1998]

(One More Chance & Love Profusion #11, Lucky Star #14, Oh Father & Take a Bow #16, Miles Away #39, Hey You #187, Beat Goes On #189)

JAPAN (I'm note sure if this is on the International List or the Combined List of National & International singles. I think it may be the combined list because she's had more #1's on the International List)

#1

Like a Virgin [4 weeks]
Material Girl [2 weeks]
Crazy For You [3 weeks]
Into the Groove [3 weeks]
Live to Tell [3 weeks]
True Blue [2 weeks]
Open Your Heart
Who's That Girl [2 weeks]
Causing a Commotion
Like a Prayer [2 weeks]
Vogue [5 weeks]
This Used to be My Playground [3 weeks]
I'll Remember [2 weeks]
Take a Bow
You'll See [3 weeks]
Frozen [2 weeks]
Music
American Life
Sorry

#2
Lucky Star
Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Papa Don't Preach
Express Yourself
Cherish
Justify My Love
Erotica
Rain
Secret
American Pie

#3
Angel
Spotlight
Deeper and Deeper

#5
La Isla Bonita
Keep It Together
Ray of Light
Beautiful Stranger
Miles Away
Celebration

#6
Dress You Up
Die Another Day

#7
Fever

#10
Holiday
Human Nature
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:46 AM

Madonna's 'MDNA' Fail: Singer's Album Sales Plummet




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Madonna's reportedly album plummeted on the charts this week.
Madonna's MDNA may be the first album to both top the Billboard charts and be a massive commercial failure.
The record debuted at No. 1 on the charts, prompting her longtime manager Guy Oseary to herald the singer's comeback as a great success. And though it was quite a triumphant return, it turned out to be a short-lived one buoyed by what some are calling a cheap trick.

MDNA sales have fallen a record 88 percent week-over-week, from 379,000 copies to a mere 46,000, Forbes reports.
So why the dramatic drop? In a somewhat savvy move, Madonna packaged the album with ticket sales on Ticketmaster. Though Lionel Richie's Tuskegee was outpacing her in projected sales, Madge was able to surpass his release by essentially giving her album away to anyone who bought a ticket to see her tour. These "sales" were then counted in Billboard's tally.

The only problem? With her shows either sold out or nearly sold out, no one's going to be buying tickets any time soon.
Page Six notes that Madge didn't invent the trick. Both Bon Jovi and Tom Petty used the loophole to finagle their way to the top of the charts.
In his email newsletter, Bob Lefsetz slammed the singer and her team for failing to understand that Super Bowl shows don't translate to album sales, especially for "an ancient superstar dashing for cash."


"Oldsters just want to hear the hits, and youngsters ... just don't care," he wrote of her halftime show. As for her tour? "Charging a fortune and playing huge venues. It's like a going out of business sale. What do you do next?"

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

Can't say I'm surprised to hear of this one bit.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

That offer with the tour tickets really helped first week sales, it's on her for not promoting the album at all though. A lot of people didn't even know she had a new album out, as she did no mainstream interviews or press for it.

I think she just focuses on touring above all else in her career at this point, but I guess that's where the money is in this dying music business.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

It sucks to have the worst second week fall record in the U.S. (86% according to Billboard) but IT is a fall from very good sales and somewhat inflated numbers due to a promotion much like what happened with the woman who used to hold the record - Lady Gaga (84% fall). She probably didn't want to beat Gaga in that way, haha.

She has sold 407,000 albums in two weeks in the U.S. and she now has the 5th highest selling album of 2012 in the U.S.

US top-selling albums of 2012:
#1 “21” 2,820,000 (Adele, dating back to first week of Jan)
#2 Whitney: The Greatest Hits 714k (Whitney Houston, dating back to 2/11)
#3 Now 41 607k (Various Artists; dating back to 2/7)
#4 Take Care 423k (Drake, dating back to first week of Jan)
#5 MDNA 407k (Madonna, dating back 2 weeks)

#6 “19” 393k (Adele; dating back to first week of Jan)

If she'd care about promotion beyond touring she could probably maintain Top 5 to Top 10 for the year. Would it hurt her to do America Idol? Where's the over-achiever in her? I have a feeling she just doesn't care that much about album and singles sales because there's little money left in that particularly due to sales drops across the board (unless your name is Adele) due to YouTube, sites where you can steal music, Pandora.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:53 PM

Jean Paul Gaultier reunite for the MDNA Tour. Along with BAT, he also designed her outfits for the Confessions Tour.

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I had one of those surreal moments just now at the launch of Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke in Paris. There we were at the Crazy Horse on Avenue Georges Cinq, the red velvet womb of a basement cabaret club beloved of the kinky fashion set, and I’m chatting to Jean Paul Gaultier – who is looking youthfully slim and handsome a mere 12 days before his 60th birthday – when I pop out the question planted in my mind by Lucy Dunn, a senior editor at Grazia, the other day. Nothing happens in the world of fashion, feminist culture and celebrity without Lucy getting a sniff of it first, and this despite the fact she is in a field with three boys and a skateboard at present. Really, the woman is astounding.

So I ask him, “Jean Paul, I hear you are designing costumes for the forthcoming Madonna Tour?”
Or MDNA. Or whatever she is calling herself at the moment. “But ow do yoo knoaw?” he responded in his lovable Franglais looking visibly surprised at my obviously inside information. “Aha!” I answered, cryptically. The answer came in the affirmative “Well, yes. Yes I am. You are verrry well informed! Mebbee you know as much as me!” Then he giggled, but in a manly way, deep and throaty.

He said a bit more, but I’m writing it up for a piece in Grazia that comes out on May 1. But, guys! JPG for Madonna! Again, 22 years after he did it the first time for her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990. I was a mere teenager when this happened. And it did HAPPEN to me. I was there at Wembley, strung out on cola bottles and crisps to keep my energy up so I could wait for hours to see Madonna- the most powerful star on planet earth. Jean Paul Gaultier’s work for Madge was seared onto my mind both conscious and unconscious F O R E V E R.

Almost instantly I had a black leather corset all-in-one swimsuit type thing with cone shaped boobs run up for me by a man called Steve, which he made out of an old leather trench coat . I wore it out clubbing and kept my money, keys and bits and bobs in the cone booby parts. The cone shaped tit parts of my leather Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier inspired club wear doubled as my handbag. Of course I started a trend at Troll and Trade, the two clubs I attended on a religious basis.


http://squaremadonna...-loves-madonna/

Another link on the same topic: http://www.graziadai...s-next-tour.htm

Billboard on JPG's Coca-Cola designs (for the European market):

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Diet Coke has unveiled a new line of fashionable bottles, one of which draws inspiration from Madonna's infamous cone bra ensemble.

Famed French designer John Paul Gaultier -- the man who created Madge's iconic 1990 outfit -- was recently appointed the creative director of Diet Coke. His first order of business was to create the new bottles, showing off not only the Queen of Pop's signature look, but his own: white and blue stripes.

The cream-colored Madonna bottle, which has no official tie to the singer, is painted with a fishnet corset and, of course, cone bra.

Coke has long been a partner to fashion, having worked with Karl Lagerfeld and Dolce and Gabbana in the past, but now the cola brand is taking it a step further, mixing music history and style into one campaign.

Unfortunately for American Madonna fans, the John Paul Gaultier bottles are for a European campaign, and therefore won't be available in the U.S.


http://www.billboard...006747752.story#
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#319 sheilaforever

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

The brilliance of Gang Bang is unbelievable. It's probably the best off the album which unfortunately means nothing else comes close to it.

It's my favorite song as well. It's the pure awesomeness. I'm hoping for club remixes though.

Falling Free, Love Spent, Beautiful killer and I f*cked upa re good as well. The rest is kinda blah to me.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

I think my favorite track on the album is "I Don't Give A". Even without the Minaj rap, it would still be good.
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