DIPLO ON WORKING WITH MADONNA

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When I first got a chance to work with @madonna I didn’t expect much to come from it. Maybe because she is one of the biggest pop stars of all time. I didn’t think she would take me serious just another producer working on a huge album. I didn’t expect to make a great friend for life and didn’t expect to be such a big part of her record. She showed me a whole other level of dedication and old school work ethic when it comes to writing. I’m proud of the work we did. Those sessions were some of the most fun I have done to date. I played some shows and shot videos with her later in the year but going to the Met ball with Madonna was a highlight of 2015.

Madonna on the cover of ELLE this week (31 December 2015 issue)

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Last but not least. Pour le dernier numéro de l’année, ELLE dresse le portrait de la plus rebelle des pop stars : Madonna. Récemment de passage à Paris, dans le cadre de sa tournée « Rebel Heart Tour », la chanteuse improvisait un mini-concert place de la République pour rendre hommage aux victimes des attentats de novembre. Une icône indétrônable, qui ne cesse de surprendre et qui est notre cover girl de la semaine.

MADONNA GIVE $ 1 MILLION TO HER RAISING MALAWI CHARITY

madonna_movieMadonna who co-founded Raising Malawi Foundation after adoption her son David Banda in 2006, has given the group US$1 million to improve its public persona after being linked with the cult Kabbalah Center for years, it has been reported.

Last year Madonna donated $1,250,000 directly to Kabbalah. This year, the $1 million goes to Raising Malawi, which makes a lot of claims about work it’s doing in the impoverished southern African country from which Madonna adopted two children – David Banda and Mercy James.

The Raising Malawi website gives little info about who’s running it, and what constitutes a board of directors.

The pop star was appointed by President Peter Mutharika as Malawi’s Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare.

 

REBEL HEART TOUR HAS NOW GROSSED $80 MILLION

Madonna leads Billboard’s latest Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) with the newest reported box office sales data from her global trek.

The new Hot Tours tally includes grosses from 14 shows in eight markets during the European leg of the tour (see No. 1, below).

Box office revenue from all eight markets totals $22.6 million from 194,827 sold tickets at 14 performances. One venue, Turin, Italy’s Pala Alpitour, hosted the pop legend for three shows (Nov. 19, 21-22). Arenas in four cities, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, and Paris, brought in the tour for two nights.

Overall sales from the Rebel Heart Tour now total $80 million from 45 concerts during the first two legs of the tour, through Dec. 10.

622,048 fans have seen the tour since the opening jaunt through North America that ran from Sept. 9 until Oct. 29. The run through Europe followed, kicking off on Nov. 4 in Germany.

Billboard has received sales data from Europe through the two nights in Paris on Dec. 9 and 10. Revenue from shows in Zurich and three U.K. markets, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, have yet to be reported from the fall leg.

The Rebel Heart Tour’s European leg wrapped on Dec. 20 in Glasgow. The tour will restart in North America on Jan. 6 in Mexico City for a pair of shows, before swinging back to the U.S. for eight performances. Following that, Madonna will play Puerto Rico, a series of Asian countries, first-ever shows in New Zealand, and her first tour of Australia in over 20 years. The tour is scheduled to close on March 20, 2016 in Sydney.

Madonna’s previous tour, the 88-show MDNA Tour, raked in $305 million in 2012.

1 MADONNA
$22,645,983
Nov. 16-Dec. 10
Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark (1/1)
Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy (3/3)
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (2/2)
Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (1/1)
O2 Arena, London (2/2)
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (2/2)
AccorHotels Arena, Paris (2/2)
194,827 (194,827)

2 U2
$18,613,752
Nov. 6-Dec. 7
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (2/2)
AccorHotels Arena, Paris (4/4)
SSE Arena, Belfast, U.K. (2/2)
3Arena, Dublin (4/4)
160,792 (160,792)

3 COLD CHISEL
$1,848,640
Dec. 15-18
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (3/0)
27,005 (27,789)

MADONNA EVACUATED FROM GLASGOW NIGHTCLUB AFTER PARTYING FOLLOWING THE SHOW

THE star and her crew spent the night partying in a private VIP area after she was snuck in the back door from a three fleet convoy.

Madonna raced away from a Scots nightclub during a fire alarm after she spent the night partying following her last UK show of the year.

Her Madgesty ended her gig at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on a high with a private party at Glasgow’s swish KOKOMO nightclub with around fifty of her close crew and dancers.

She arrived at the club shortly before one am in her black Range Rover followed by her convoy of three people carriers.She snuck in the back door and was keen to party rather than chat.

However she ended up being evacuated from the club at 3am after the fire brigade turned up.

And passers by didn’t even recognise they had a star in their midst.

The star’s management contacted the venue a few days ago to check out the club’s amenities for a VIP after show party.

They were thrilled to have somewhere private where Madge could relax and party in stylish surroundings with close friends and crew.

The club’s VIP Parlour room boasts a sumptuous red and black interior with plush velvety covered booths and slick mirror detailing.
Guests are offered a range of drinks Including house speciality cocktail the KOKOMO Ulysses, and staple classic An Aviation made up of gin, lemon juice, Maracino liqueur and Creme de violet.

It is believed that Madonna specifically requested a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose for her night out.

Light bites and snacks were also provided from the venue’s sister pub Bunker.

John Blaen, creative director at KOKOMO said: “It’s fantastic to have an artiste of Madonna’s stature choose our venue for her private party. It was a privilege to have her in the club and see her having such a good time.”

The dancers were having a fantastic time and one of them even brought a skateboard with them.”

The singing legend who recently celebrated thirty years in the business showed she had real stamina as she danced the night away following her show.

However Madonna’s night ended with a bit of extra action when the neighbouring club Bamboo’s fire alarm was set off and the surrounding buildings had to be emptied.

Instead of escaping round the back of the club to catch her lift to her private jet at Glasgow airport the singer was forced to come out the front of the building.

Three fire engines surrounded the exits so the Material Girl sheepishly stepped through the crowds on the pavement into a silver people carrier during the surrounding commotion.

An onlooker said: “No one realised it was Madonna coming out the club and by the time they recognised her she’d sped away into the night.”

Shortly after she jetted away from Scotland on her private plane.

 

Source : DailyRecord.co.uk

MADONNA PROVES SHE STILL PROVES SHE STILL HAS PLENTY OF BLONDE AMBITION AFTER SIZZLING SHOW IN GLASGOW

JS79169999THE superstar singer treated the sold-out crowd to a stunning performance, which included an X-rated recreation of The Last Supper.

MADONNA proved she still has plenty of blonde ambition during a visit to Glasgow ’s SSE Hydro complete with her pole-dancing nuns as back up and an X-rated recreation of The Last Supper.

The shock factor may be harder than ever for the world’s best-selling female artist to achieve after having pushed the envelope for more than 30 years.

But she wasn’t about to give up her habit of twisting Catholic iconography to good effect and she didn’t let her fans down with her latest performance.

The hits stretched all the way back to 1983’s Burning Up – with Madonna on lead guitar – while the classic Vogue got mixed in with Holy Water which saw the aforementioned pole dancers slide around large crucifixes wearing nun’s habits and white frilly knickers before Madonna straddled a table with her legs akimbo and dancers for disciples.

The show began with Mike Tyson telling the crowd on the video screen: “I’m the best the world has ever seen” as Madonna descended in a medieval spiked-cage for her opening song Iconic.

The track, taken from her 13th studio album Rebel Heart, was just one of several new songs – such as Devil Pray, Body Shop, Bitch I’m Madonna and Living For Love – in a set that also included some greatest hits stretching back 32 years.

Wearing Japanese warrior-style clothing to begin and disrobing a gown that must have relieved fears of a repeat of the wardrobe malfunction that saw her take a tumble at The Brits earlier this year, she strolled down a crucifix shaped walkway with a heart at the end and told the crowd: “Alright Scotland, alright Glasgow, we’re going to hear things up over here. Well, I’ll be darned Glasgow. Are you happy to be here? This is a girl who works hard for her money and I need some feedback because if you’re not happy I’m not happy. If you’re not about to have the best orgasm of your life how can I? I love Scotland. Before I loved it but now I lo-ve it.”

And as she prepared to strum a ukulele on True Blue she dealt with a heckler with one finely tuned quip.

“I can’t hear a word you’re saying. It’s better that way.”

For the most part, this was a trip through an impressive back catalogue from a singer who has sold over 300 million records.

They included True Blue, Like A Virgin and Deeper And Deeper, the latter giving Scotland’s largest indoor venue into an intimate nightclub makeover.

Among the highlights was La Isla Bonita and a cover La Vie En Rose on ukulele with hundreds of songs to choose from there was always going to be a surprise whatever songs Madonna chose to include or exclude in her set.

As it was, her 10th world tour proved to be everything her fans could have hoped for and as the 57-year old pop legend stomped down the stage runway – a crucifix crowned with a heart – she showed stars half her age how it should be done.

Source : Dailyrecord.co.uk