Madonna recently broke records with her Super Bowl performance, with the highest viewership ever and I for one loved it (minus M.I.A. pointless middle finger). Today, I came across a video of a drag queen in Brazil that recreated the Super Bowl performance in front of a live audience and it is simply amazing.
At a club in Brazil called Victoria Haus, drag queen Alexia Twist took on the role of Madonna while the original footage of Madge’s performance played in the background. The lengths they took to replicate the set and costumes is definitely appreciated by the audience as the crowd cheers throughout the show.
The performance is complete with impersonations Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, and several people as part of the ensemble. See for yourself below.
Madge’s manager Guy O’Seary recently tweeted that Madonna would be shooting the music video for “Girls Gone Wild” this week. The video is to be directed by Mert and Marcus, who also photographed the MDNA album and the Interview mag photos. O’Seary added, “I believe this would be their first video shoot… #girlsgonewildvideo.” Excited to see what they come up with!
In case you’ve forgotten what the “Girls Gone Wild” song will sound like, listen to the mini-album teaser below. The megamix starts off with a clip of “Girls Gone Wild” before going into “Gimme All Your Luvin‘” and “Turn Up The Radio“.
In other Madonna news, it’s been reported that her daughter Lourdes will tour with her Mother when she hits the road this fall. “There are risque dancers and some blatantly sexual dance routines – but Madonna is really excited about Lourdes making an appearance,” a source said.
With the Grammy’s coming up tomorrow, it’s only fitting that all week long, people have been compiling their favorite performances from Grammy’s past and People Magazine is no exception. However, it appears that a few performances happening at this weekend’s Grammy’s may raise a few eyebrows and be added to some lists for next year’s posts.
For example, The Beach Boys are ready to make a comeback with an upcoming tour and are kicking it all off at the Grammy’s. Joining them on stage will be Foster The People along with Maroon 5. If you’ve been watching the Grammy’s for the last few years, you’ve noticed that they are all about unlikely collaborations and making them happen on stage.
Another unlikely combo will the Grammy’s tribute to dance music. The performance is set to include David Guetta and Deadmau5 alongside Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and The Foo Fighters. Who ever thought you’d see all of these artists on stage together. Not me, that’s for sure. Check out People’s Top 10 list below.
At 53-years-old, Madonna is proving she’s still got it. Like they say, numbers don’t lie and Madge certainly put up some pretty impressive numbers this week. No doubt buoyed by her AH-MAZ-ING Super Bowl Halftime performance which broke viewership records. About 117.8 million people watched the Material Girl sing a medley of her hits along with her current single, “Give Me All Your Luvin‘”. Sure, her performance was reminiscent of Kylie Minogue’s recent Les Folies world tour (swap out the Greek imagery for Egyptian ones), but I loved it.
Madonna’s upcoming twelfth studio album is on its way to becoming another huge hit for the singer. “MDNA” pre-orders have propelled the album to the top of iTunes stores in 50 countries, making it the largest one day pre-order of any album in iTunes history. The lead cut from “MDNA” is also making its voice heard. It debuted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. Appreciative of all the fan support, Madonna commented, “Thanks for all the L-U-V!! from around the world.” See more interesting numerical facts of Madonna’s week below.
If you’re tired of reading about Madonna’s half-time show, M.I.A. flipping the bird or anything Super Bowl-related, then this isn’t the post for you. But if you loved the tracksuits Madge’s breakers were sporting, then you’ve come to the right place. During Madonna’s “Music” segment, her backup dancers wore these wicked white track suits with music note details. They looked familiar but I couldn’t place them until I did some research. The athletic gear were part of Jeremy Scott’s collection for adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2012 line.
Scott has collaborated with adidas for several seasons now, but his most recent is probably his best, IMHO. While it’s still too daring and bold for most consumers, it has a few wearable pieces for those wanting to take a fashion risk but not look like they’re heading to perform a gig. Sporting a cohesive theme for the first time, the pieces have an Americana and musical theme with a flashes of cowboy accents and animal-inspired prints. All and all, if Elvis Presley were kickin’ around today, I can totally see him rockin’ out a few of Scott’s pieces.
“the collection pays tribute to American pop culture and brings a little jungle flavor to the urban scene and dresses the now ubiquitous wings in stars and stripes.”
Check out the adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Collection’s Spring/Summer 2012 look book featuring Mexican male model Jorge Villarreal below. My personal fave, along with the white music note track suit, is the gold winged tasseled jacket. I can’t think of a place to wear it, but I LOVE it.
I know it may seem like I’ve been writing a lot about Madonna lately… and that’s because I’ve been writing a lot about Madonna lately. Just count yourself lucky that I didn’t write a separate post to tell you about the MDNA cover for the Standard Edition, shown above. More importantly, following the buzz of her spectacular Super Bowl Half Time Show, she has now revealed her tour dates for 2012.
Let me tell you, Madonna’s going to be one BUSY lady! The tour will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number of dates, The list below shows that Madonna will first make her rounds in Europe, then head to North America to dish out her MDNA to all of her eager fans in the U.S. and Canada. Although it’s not shown in the list below, Madonna also plans to head to Australia in early 2013, making it the first time in 20 years!
“Of the shows we’re doing, I’d say 25%-30% will be markets she’s never played before,” said Arthur Fogel, CEO of Live Nation Global Touring, worldwide producers of the tour. “There’s still a few left. We’ll get to these markets where she’s never been, some exciting new places, and get back to Australia after too long a time.” Find out if Madonna is coming to a city near you below.
Everyone’s talking about Madonna’s performance last night at the Super Bowl. I for one loved it. Aside from some of the megamix of some of her old songs, she played her lead single from MDNA, “Give Me All Your Luvin“.
The performance version of the song was a remix with party-rockers, RedFoo and SkyBlu of LMFAO. Now we’ve got the full version of the song here for you. She’s a smart lady for always collaborating with artists who are big in the current music scene, don’t you think?
This version will be a bonus track on her upcoming album and still features Nicki Minaj, but the bird flipping M.I.A. is just that… missing in action this time around. Give it a listen below and let us know what you think!
After SO much anticipation, the Super Bowl happened and Madonna‘s Half Time show did not disappoint at all! TOUCHDOWN! Sure, there may have been some (or a lot of) lip synching and maybe even a little stumble at one point, but overall it was incredible. In my own mind, she sent a very clear message to all who have compared her to Gaga: “Do you know who I am? I am the Queen of Pop. I run this mother.” Literally, I had chills.
Madonna is a brilliant business woman in how she is able to evolve her music and her career, utilizing the people that are current to her advantage (Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee-Lo Green, and LMFAO). It reminds me of when she peformed with Britney, Christina and Missy at the MTV Music Awards. It was incredible and she certainly has once again raised the bar for future performers. What she did with the lights, the marching band, and the choreography was bang on.
One of my favorite parts was “Like A Prayer,” making me reflect on how Madonna has continued to push the boundaries of pop music in her career and who has long been such a gay icon… and now here she is at 53 years-old having the time of her life. That’s when the chills really kicked in. Watch the performance (again) below.