The track list is slowly shaping up, and today we can exclusively reveal another track title from MDNA:
“Love Spent is a song co-written and co-produced by William Orbit. From what we hear, it’s one of the songs Madonna calls reflective and deep on the album.”
These are the titles we know so far:
Give Me All Your Luvin’
Turn up the Radio
Girls Gone Wild
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Madonna opens up about her new film, "W.E." and her 2008 divorce from filmmaker Guy Ritchie in this week's "Newsweek", on newsstands now.
The film - which chronicles an unhappily married woman's obsession with historical couple King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson - is the first major work the 53-year-old has released since she and Ritchie split.
The singer told the magazine it wasn't a mere coincidence, that she started writing the screenplay for "W.E.", which deals with the hardships and regrets of marriage, 10 years into her own relationship.
"I was certainly asking a kind of existential question that, I think, people ask when they've been married that long: what is the perfect love?", she explained to "Newsweek".
"Because when you start off, everything's great and lovely, and the person you've married is flawless, and you're flawless."
But as time passed, the singer said she began to notice "cracks in the veneer" of her marriage.
She told "Newsweek" that the gradual realization made her ask herself "'How much am I willing to sacrifice?'".
It's not the first time the singer has spoken out about her failed union.
In August 2009, Madonna told "Rolling Stone" that she was thankful to have been able to concentrate on her work during her "challenging" marriage.
Otherwise, she told the magazine, she "may have thrown [herself] off a building".
Madonna and Ritchie share custody of their two sons, Rocco, 11, and six-year-old David Banda, whom the couple adopted from Malawi.
Madonna also has two other children, 15-year-old Lourdes and five-year-old adopted daughter Mercy James.
She will be performing at this Sunday's "Super Bowl".
Madonna Unveils Iconic ‘MDNA’ Album Cover
SHUT THE FUCK UP AND BOW DOWN TO GREATNESS.
Madonna just unveiled the album cover for her twelfth studio album, MDNA…AND IT IS E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.
But really, the artwork–shot by Mert & Marcus–is a technicolor swirl of absolute perfection, alluding to the album’s MDMA inspiration (the colors, the colors!), as well as a nod to the past. In fact, it looks like a 21st century update of her very first album shoot for Madonna!
I could not be more ecstatic–it’s sheer Ecstacy ecstasy!
Are you ready to take some MDNA?
MDNA will be released on March 26. (iTunes)
Monday, January 30, 2012
Madonna has been cracking the whip in rehearsals with co-stars Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. to make sure the "Super Bowl Halftime Show", at "Lucas Oil Stadium", Indianapolis, on Sunday February 5th, 2012, goes down in history.
The rappers have collaborated with Madonna on her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'", which they'll perform during halftime.
A source said:
"Madonna has been brutal in rehearsals. Although they've been having a laugh, they've been doing up to 12 hours in a New York studio.
"She's saying they can sleep after the 'Super Bowl'. She's involved in every aspect of the show, including Nicki and M.I.A's outfits."
"Nicki has been telling pals it's the most gruelling thing she has ever done and wouldn't expect anything else, calling it an 'epic learning experience'."
When the NFL announced that Madonna was teaming with Cirque du Soleil to perform this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, we all thought the same thing: Madonna cavorting with Spandex-clad gymnasts hooked to bungee cords.
But that will not be the case.
In short, don’t expect Madonna to share the stage with actual Cirque performers…
Jacques Methe, Cirque’s executive producer and general manager of events and images said to The Las Vegas Sun…
“Our involvement is a very different kind of thing.
We’re bringing some of our creative people to the process of the staging.
This is really about Madonna.
There will be incredible staging around a new song, and something we have never done before.
But don’t expect a flurry of acrobats.
That is not really what it’s all about.
I can’t say [more]. It’s top secret. But it will be very, very Madonna.”
Asked by Deadline about Madonna's W.E. and the bad critic reaction, Harvey Weinstein defended Madonna and her movie.
DEADLINE: W.E. won best song at the Globes, but critics have been harsh. Your relationship with Madonna goes back to Truth Or Dare. What did you see in the film when you acquired it at Cannes?
WEINSTEIN: Of all the movies this year that have gotten a bad shake from the critics this is the one. And I think it’s Madonna. I think they see the personality behind the film. You have extraordinary performances in the movie. There’s nobody can say Andrea Riseborough isn’t absolutely brilliant and one of our emerging great actresses. And the rest of the cast is great. The setting, the lighting, the costumes, all of which is Madonna’s vision. And the music, the ballsiness to put The Sex Pistols into a period piece. I wanted to take the adventure with her. She did a damn good job and she’s getting a bad shake from people. The great thing about sending out the DVDs is, you get audience reaction, unfiltered and with no critics in front of the movie. People call me all the time and go, wow, I really enjoyed it. So, if it wasn’t Madonna, if it was Joe Smith this movie would be getting three stars and about the director we would be saying wow, this is a talent to watch and a movie you should see. Of course, Madonna’s line is, I don’t want to be Joe Smith.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
January 30th: Jay Leno interview
February 2nd: Anderson Cooper interview
February 2nd: Give Me All Your Luvin’ video preview on American Idol
February 3rd: Give Me All Your Luvin’ is released
February 3rd: MDNA deluxe 18 track edition available for pre-order on iTunes
February 3rd: Give Me All Your Luvin’ video premiere on Madonna’s youtube channel at at 9am EST/6am PST
February 5th: Super Bowl performance with M.I.A., Nicki Minaj and LMFAO
February 14th: W.E. – Music From the Soundtrack physical edition released
March 26th: MDNA released
The channel on "YouTube" is www.YouTube.com/user/MadonnaVEVO.
It was created in 2009, but recently acquired by Madonna to promote her new material.
It will be updated for the premiere of the music video of "Give Me All Your Luvin'" featuring M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj very soon!
MDNA – The official Press release
Here is the official press release by Interscope Records / Universal Music Group, which includes a lot of new and interesting information!
Madonna will be releasing her new single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. on February 3rd, three days before her highly anticipated Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime performance, it was officially confirmed by Interscope Records. “Give Me All Your Luvin’” is the first single from Madonna’s upcoming album MDNA , her 12th studio album and follow up to 2008′s Hard Candy which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries. The song was written by Madonna, Martin Solveig, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, composed by Martin Solveig and Michael Tordjman and produced by Madonna and Martin Solveig.
iTunes will offer an exclusive global pre-order of an 18 track Deluxe Edition of MDNA including one exclusive remix from Madonna’s new album. The bonus remix will be available from Friday, February 3rd through Monday, February 6th only. During this time period the album will be available for $9.99 and fans will also receive the digital single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” immediately. This single is also exclusive to iTunes during this limited time. At launch, the offer can be found at www.iTunes.com/Madonna.
The video for “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” directed by Megaforce, is football and cheerleader themed – inspired by her upcoming Super Bowl appearance. In an AMERICAN IDOL exclusive, Madonna will world preview the video for her new single “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during IDOL Thursday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The full video for “Give Me All Your Luvin’” will premiere on Madonna’s YouTube channel on February 3rd at 9am EST/6am PST. www.youtube.com/Madonna
MDNA, recorded in New York and LA, reunites Madonna with former collaborator William Orbit (“Ray of Light”) who co-wrote and co-produced several cuts on the new album. Other co producers include Martin Solveig, The Demolition Crew, Marco “Benny” Benassi and Alessandro “Alle” Benassi, Hardy “Indiigo” Muanza, Michael Malih and Madonna.
The Golden Globe Award winning song “Masterpiece” from the Madonna directed Weinstein Company film “W.E.” which opens in February is also included on MDNA as well as on W.E. – Music From the Soundtrack which is scheduled to be released on January 31st at digital retailers on Interscope as well. The Compact Disc version of the soundtrack is scheduled to be released exclusively at Amazon.com on February 14th. The score was composed, orchestrated and produced by Abel Korzeniowski.
Madonna is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show on January 30th.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sources say that Stuart Price (producer of Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor") and William Orbit did some remixes of classic Madonna tunes for her upcoming performance at the "Super Bowl" in Indianapolis next Sunday February 5th, 2012, and it is said that both remixes will be mashed up, just as Madonna did back in the days with "La Isla Bonita" and "Hung Up" during her 2007 "Live Earth" performance.
"Give Me All Your Luvin'" will be bridged to "Hung Up" by a guitar solo.
The original mash-up had more songs than those, which are currently being tested.
However, there may be a modification within the few remaining days before the "Super Bowl" kicks off.
Glenn Close discussed Madonna, and confessed that Madonna is her favourite performer.
Q: How was the Golden Globes?
GC: Fantastic! I hate trying to find a dress for these events because it's not something that I am interested in but once I'm there I begin to enjoy it. Oh and I got to sit near Madonna.
Q: Did you talk to her?
GC: Yes, I have been to her tours since 1993 and met her backstage in New York during her Confession Tour. She is my favourite performer, I love her. There will never be another Madonna in my lifetime. I was also privileged to see her rehearse her Sticky and Sweet tour when I was filming Damages in Brooklyn.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Madonna's best preparation for the demands of directing a movie may have been her ambitious, visually driven live shows, and she'll spend the latter half of 2012 on a global tour on behalf of "MDNA."
"When you're putting a show together, you're dealing with so many elements", she said.
"You're creating a stage and working with lights and costumes and dancers, who, you could say, are the actors. You're paying attention to the minutiae, and you're also stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. I always like to tell stories in my show and have some kind of an arc. I have a crew that I rely on desperately and ... I'm working with creative people, so, I need to be judicious with the way that I speak with them. I've always been intricately involved in every aspect of my show. I know where all the nails are on the stage."
At the "Super Bowl" in Indianapolis on Feb. 5th, 2012, Madonna will have the unusual experience of surrendering much of the control she treasures, if not creatively, at least logistically, to the "National Football League" and "NBC".
That means staging a memorable performance within the rigid timing and space constraints of a football game and without any "Federal Communications Commission"-inciting offenses like the infamous wardrobe malfunction, that accompanied Janet Jackson's 2004 show.
"I have 12 minutes and 40 seconds to do something extravagant and exciting in the middle of something that's quite sacred to all of America", she said.
"No one's asked me to tone down my moves. They were curious about my costumes and the costumes of the dancers.... They were very clear with us up front, that they don't want nipples or anything like that, and I didn't have any intention of doing that, so, I was like 'OK, we're cool'. I'm more nervous about this than most things I've done, simply because...it's not how I'm used to working. I'm a perfectionist. I like everything to be done just so, and I like to run things and run things and run things, until people can do it with their eyes closed."
Her high-stakes Indianapolis performance will serve as the launch for "Gimme All Your Lovin", the first single off "MDNA".
She's brought back one of her favorite collaborators for the album, producer William Orbit, and also French DJ Martin Solveig, and is working with new faces — the female rappers M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj.
One song on the album, "Beautiful Killer", is a tribute to French film star Alain Delon.
"I've seen every movie Alain Delon's ever made", Madonna said.
"He's so charismatic."
Though she is years past the typical pop star's peak age, Madonna hasn't shown signs of slowing creatively — the long wait for this album is due to the time she spent shooting the movie.
"Hard Candy", her last album in a 25-year relationship with "Warner Bros.", debuted at No.1 in 37 countries in 2008, including the U.S.
"I feel like all the records on the radio right now have a homogenized quality to them", she said in "The Times" interview.
"I've made a huge effort to try and not sound like everybody else. The music that I've done with William is quite introspective, whereas Martin's is more ironic and funny and upbeat. There's a really up aspect to it and a really fun aspect to it."
Besides directing, which she said she'd like to do again, her list of interests is varied — she and business partner Guy Oseary are working on a dance channel for "YouTube" and have backed a chain of gyms.
Madonna, who is the mother of four, also has launched a clothing line for teenagers called "Material Girl" with her 15-year-old daughter, Lourdes.
"Sometimes, Lourdes will do certain things or say certain things, and I'll feel like I'm looking in a mirror", Madonna said.
"I'll get really irritated with her, and then I'll stop and think 'But that's what I used to do. Or that's what I do'. If I complain to my friends and say 'Oh, she's so strong willed' or 'She's so opinionated', they look at me and go 'Well, what did you expect?'."
Read the full article at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-madonna-20120129,0,280629.story?page=2
Queen of Pop tells MTV News most of her upcoming album is more 'high-energy' than award-winning 'Masterpiece.'
Madonna has teased fans not only inadvertently with a leaked demo of her first single for "Gimme All Your Luvin," but also with "Masterpiece" (which also appears on the soundtrack for her film, "W.E."). So far it seems that the two very different tracks show the two very different sides that the Queen of Pop is pursuing on her next studio release, M.D.N.A.
While "Gimme" plays up Madge's playful, upbeat persona, "Masterpiece," as she explained to MTV News, is a different story. " 'Masterpiece' is one of the few kind of more down-tempo songs, more reflective," she told MTV News at the New York City premiere of "W.E."
"I think the majority of the record is more action-packed," she teased. "More high-energy." It seems, then, that what fans have heard of "Gimme" is more of what they will hear on the album.
The album will reportedly get a March release date. It features production from Martin Solveig on its lead single, which gets some presumably sassy assists from two fierce female MCs, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Both ladies will reportedly take the stage with the pop icon to perform the track at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Madonna also worked with longtime collaborator and Ray Of Light producer William Orbit, who produced the Golden Globe-winning "Masterpiece." "We've worked on stuff for so many years that we kind of finish each other's sentences. He knows my taste and what I like," she explained at the premiere. "Magic happens when we get into a recording studio together."
At the Globes, Madonna recalled how "Masterpiece" came together. "[My manager Guy Oseary] harangued me for the entire time I was filming and editing my movie to write a song," she said during her acceptance speech for Best Original Song. "And I said, 'Please, Guy, I'm trying to focus on being a director and I want people to pay attention to the film and I don't have time.' So then I finished the film and I started making my record and somehow magically and miraculously the song emerged, 'Masterpiece,' so thank you, Guy Oseary, for being so irritating."
Yes, but it’s also kind of cheeky and ironic. I am dealing with a lot of issues of romance, forgiveness, redemption, revenge, betrayal. The song I wrote for the film [which will run with the closing credits], “Masterpiece,” is really a very romantic song. So it runs the gamut of every emotion you can imagine: girls gone wild, having a sense of abandonment, having fun, getting in your car and turning up the radio so loud you can’t hear anything, escapism.
There’s a song “Gimme All Your Luvin’” that leaked on the Internet. How did you feel about that?
What leaked was an early demo without [Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.] on it. It’s happened before, but it never happened so quickly. Now, it doesn’t take much. It’s really disappointing because you don’t want things to come out till you’re done with them, till you’re ready. It’s like everybody looking at your unfinished painting. It’s like, “Wait a minute. I didn’t finish that. That’s not fair.”
What made you want to work with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.?
I like their music and I like what they represent. They are strong, independent girls with a unique voice.
Think she just confirmed 2 songs on MDNA: Girls Gone Wild and Turn Up The Radio!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Madonna says "magic happens", when she works with William Orbit.
The 53-year-old superstar is gearing up to release her latest musical offering, "M.D.N.A.".
Madonna worked with producer William Orbit on a number of tracks on the upcoming album, including her "Golden Globe Award"-winning song "Masterpiece".
The songstress has complete faith in collaborating with William:
"Magic happens when we get into a recording studio together", she told "MTV News".
Madonna loves working with William, because the process happens so naturally.
The American singer says their collaborations are always so smooth, because they understand each other:
"With William, I didn't really have a discussion", she explained.
"We've worked on stuff for so many years that we kind of finish each other's sentences. He knows my taste and what I like."
The relationship between Madonna and William is a long-standing one.
The star produced most of the tracks on Madonna's "Ray of Light" record.
The album, which was released in 1998 - won several "Grammy Awards" and "Video Music Awards".
Madonna: A Daytime Exclusive on Feb 2nd
The Madonna Interview with US anchor Anderson Cooper will air on Thursday, February 2nd, it has been announced.
Anderson's official website teases us about the hour-long exclusive interview calling it "one revealing hour her secrets her past her plans for her Super Bowl performance and so much more!"
The Gossip frontwoman Deth Ditto revealed that she would love to write for Madonna and recalled her excitement after discovering that she cited her material as an influence for her new album MDNA.
"I was over the moon when I heard that," Beth Ditto told NME. "I got a fire in my ass about wanting to write for her. I was like, ‘Get on the horn and call me, Madge! Does anyone have Madonna’s phone number? Oh hold on, no-one does.’"
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Madonna has been super tightlipped about her "Halftime Show" at the February 5th, 2012 "Super Bowl" in Indianapolis, but "The Insider" can exclusively report that one of the guest artists is "The Voice" coach Cee Lo Green!
We're told for the past two weeks Cee Lo has been traveling to New York to practice with Madonna.
And he is expected to bring a new sound to some of Madonna's classic hits!
Both artists are known for their wild and creative styles, so, it will be exciting to see what they cook up!
If "W.E." is a flop, it won’t be for lack of promotional effort from Madonna:
The director premiered her film yet again with a starry screening at the massive "Ziegfeld Theater" on Monday evening — following a string of earlier premieres in Venice, Toronto, London and an event in December in New York.
Madonna choked up and was close to tears, while thanking her deceased mother and film editors on the project, during an address to the packed audience, including "W.E." cast members Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy and Oscar Isaac.
"I’m really tired from working my ass off for the 'Super Bowl'. Anybody, who knows me, knows that, when I’m tired, I cry. So, if I cry, please don’t hold it against me. I’m really not a sentimental kind of person", said Madonna, wearing a dramatic black "Marchesa" gown.
"I never get sick of watching the movie, because you're in it", she enthused of her cast, before settling into her seat to watch the flick, centered on the romance between the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
"I’ve known Madonna since she was 19. She was barely famous", recalled Diane von Furstenberg, on line for popcorn.
"She came to a party that I was giving. She had a big hat, and nobody talked to her, except my mother."
Following the premiere, sponsored by the "Cinema Society" and "Forevermark Diamonds", Madonna partied late into the night — despite her fatigue — at the "Top of the Standard", followed by an even more exclusive dance party at "Le Bain".
Ditching the "Marchesa" for a casual look, Madonna shimmied enthusiastically on the glimmering dance floor with her backup dancers.
A small conga line of friends interrupted her chest pops.
Towards the end of the night, a young assistant’s birthday was celebrated with a cake and sparklers, while Madonna led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday".
"People think of me as a singer and performer, and maybe it seems unusual to choose to make a film. But it’s important to note that I think of myself as a storyteller", said Madonna.
"When I write songs, I tell stories. When I put on shows and perform on stage, I'm telling a story. And with this film I told a story."
The 2012 Oscars Nominations has been finally announced a few minutes ago. Madonna's W.E. has got a nomination for Costume Design. Arianne Phillips is nominated along with Lisy Christl, Mark Bridges, Sandy Powell and Michael O’Connor.
We hoped for a nomination for Abel Korzeniowski for the Original Score as well. Anyway Madonna has got what she really wished for. Congratulation to our Queen!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Mark your calendars, here are more news tidbits on Madonna’s upcoming album, the 2012 world tour and the promo campaign…
2 Feb 2012: Madonna will attend the Super Bowl press conference
3 Feb 2012: Release of “Give me all your luvin’”
7 Feb 2012: Official Tour announcement and ticket sale
2 Apr 2012: Tentative release date for “M.D.N.A” for Europe
3 Apr 2012: Tentative release date for “M.D.N.A” for Canada
14 June 2012: Madonna performs in Milan at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
16 June 2012: Madonna performs in Florence at the Stadio Artemio Franchi
14 July 2012: Madonna performs in Paris at the Stade de France
21 August 2012: Madonna performs in Nice at the Charles-Ehrmann stadium
M.D.N.A. will come in two versions: normal and special edition.
We can also add that no collector edition is planned at the moment.
Madonna will be featured on the cover of The Advocate, an American LGBT-interest magazine.
The 2012 tour will kick of in Tel Aviv.
Rumour has it Madonna is due to land in Israel this weekend for a short and personal visit.
Sources: HMV.com, Boy Culture, Polydor/Interscope, Live Nation, AP, Walla, Derek and Madonnarama
Monday, January 23, 2012
If you hear Madonna's music in the air at "UIndy" today, no worries.
The first of eight rehearsals will begin for approximately 500 local volunteer stage crew workers for the singer/actress/movie maker's halftime show at the Feb. 5th, 2012 "Super Bowl".
The rehearsals will be at the "University of Indianapolis"' new "Athletics & Recreation Center".
Sunday, January 22, 2012
“The last person I danced was Madonna, she was. I wanted to dance in her video for ‘Human Nature’. I did not want to, but she begged me.”
Next month, King’s new collaboration with Cirque du Soleil will be visible during Madonna’s performance at the Super Bowl. “There will be some magic,” says King shrewdly.