Madonna just released the artwork for her highly anticipated (as they always are) “MDNA” album due out on March 26. The verdict? I LOVE IT! I’ve given you a little teaser above and the full version can be found later in the post. Of course this is just a tiny dose of Madge in comparison to the fact she’ll be performing at the Super Bowl in a matter of days, debuting a new single called “Give Me All Your Luvin“.
As Tommy would say, the album cover (full version shown below) is “on point”. It perfectly encapsulates all that is Madonna and the direction she seems to be headed into with this album. Most importantly, to me it says “I’m still the Queen of Pop, bitch… Look it up.” LOL.
Check out the full version of the album artwork below.
Madonna has a busy week ahead of her, all leading up to the ultimate performance – her halftime show at the Super Bowl. Madonna told the LA Times, “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.” Despite her statement, I have no doubt that Madge will pull off a stellar performance that will have everyone talking, especially with her list of guest performers.
Above is the official cover art for Madonna’s lead-off single for the new album. While I’m not the hugest fan of black and white, I love seeing a more whimsical side of Madge in comparison to the dominatrix face and outfit of her Hard Candy cover. It also captures the essence of the song which I hope we will see in the music video.
Also this week, Madonna will give a sneak peek of her Give Me All Your Luvin’ music video during Thursday’s American Idol with the video airing in full on MTV, Friday. Friday will also be the day that the song drops in full on iTunes. If you want to get the full Madonna experience, you can check out her music video, download the song and then go check out W.E. which also opens in theatres that day.
Yesterday, Madonna news was flying left, right and center – so much so that it was hard to keep track of. This morning, I’ve compiled it all into one place so that you can wrap your head around it. The first juicy tidbit came courtesy of her own official Facebook page where she released a video of herself, M.I.A. and Martin Solveig working in the studio in New York on MDNA (you can check that out after the jump).
In other Madonna news, her Super Bowl performance is drawing closer and everyone is wondering what she is going to do. She left few hints in her interviews with Cynthia McFadden but it sounds like will.i.am may have let a giant cat out of the bag. According to hi, LMFAO may be joining Madge on stage for a little party rocking. Later in the day, it was reported that Cee Lo Green would also be joining the 12-minute performance.
So, if you’re keeping score at home, that’s Madonna, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and Cee Lo Green all on stage at halftime. Did Madonna feel like she wasn’t relevant enough with the Super Bowl crowd to headline the whole act on her own? Who knows. Whatever the case, I’m excited to see what she pulls out. Now go check out the MDNA teaser below.
As I had previously mentioned, ABC and Cynthia McFadden dragged out an interview over the span of three different time slots: Nightline, GMA, and finally 20/20 last night. Yesterday, I told you about what Madonna thought about the similarities betwen Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Madge’s own “Express Yourself“. She said it was “reductive”. Well, in the portion of the interview that aired on 20/20, the Queen of Pop elaborated more on her feelings about Lady Gaga (thanks to the fearless probing of McFadden).
Madonna explained, “I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done.” She added, “I can’t really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.” When the topic turned to Born This Way, Madonna said, “When I heard it on the radio …I said that sounds very familiar.” In the interview below, you’ll find out if Madonna would ever do a duet with Lady Gaga & more juicy tidbits.
Also, I’ve included her recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. It’s seriously hilarious (especially the translated Hungarian interview portion).
ABC has wisely decided to drag out Cynthia McFadden’s interview with Madonna over the span of three time slots. First, last night the first portion aired on Nightline, then GMA this morning, and finally 20/20 tonight. Madonna talked about her career, upcoming performance at the SuperBowl, her new W.E. movie, and of course her 24 year old boyfriend.
This morning, the segment continued on and we finally got to see a bit more about what she thinks about Lady Gaga. The big topic of discussion over the course of the year has been Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” sounding way too similar to Madonna’s “Express Yourself“. We hadn’t really heard what Madonna felt about this…until now. She’s speaking up about it and earlier today, I informed you about the fact that she told Newsweek she thought Gaga’s song was a great way to redo her song – essentially, calling it a copy.
Now, you finally get to see what she said about Gaga to McFadden. In the previews, McFadden asks, “Is that bad?” In a bitchy tone, Madonna responds, “Look it up.” LOL. Watch the clip below to see what she said. The reaction from the people in the room after she said it was priceless.
Looks the Queen of Pop herself also thought that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” sounded awfully similar to her own “Express Yourself” song. Madonna addressed the similities in an interview with Newsweek, saying “I thought, ‘What a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.” This is an excerpt from an upcoming profile in the magazine that is set to appear on January 30.
I love how she’s just getting back on the scene (with her upcoming album “M.D.N.A.” coming soon) and she’s dominating the news and telling it like it is. This poke at Gaga’s song wasn’t even from her interview with Cynthia McFadden of ABC. So much more juiciness to come!
Looks like Madonna has come back to claim her thrown – the one she left onstage in the Hard Candy tour. Check out an awesome video mashup of the two songs in question below.
It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about a celebrity interview, but sign me up for this one! ABC News reporter, Cythia McFadden sitting down with Madonna and it looks like she’s digging for the juicy stuff! With so much on the go, including a brand new album (Titled: “MDNA”), the timing is right for an interview like this.
ABC wanted had viewers tweet what they wanted to ask Madonna with the hashtag #AskMadonna. “Out of all these, there’s one question that blew up the Internet,” says McFadden in the preview below. Madonna looks intrigued. McFadden then slowly reads the question. “They want to know… what you think… about Lady Gaga.” I KNEW that was what she was going to ask.
We don’t know what Madonna actually says back for sure (editing certainly builds the tension). Madonna does say, “Look it up” though, as part of her response. Feisty! Makes it look like it’s worth watching. Check out the preview below!
With the coming of a new year comes a new set of albums from some of our favorite artists. While a few are follow-ups to their debuts, some are continuation of a musical journey we’ve been following for years. This year, it seems that an exceptional amount of albums are coming even before summer hits and I can’t wait to check a majority of them out. However, there are a few that are standing out more than others and I want to share them with you. While some details on certain albums are few and far between, there is some leaked info out there to keep our whistle wet until official announcements are made. Check out what albums I am most looking forward to in 2012 below.
Release Date: TBD, Early 2012
I CANNOT wait for this album. I’ve been hooked on the Scissor Sisters ever since their release of their self-titled album in 2004. Their follow-up album was an adventurous ride and Night Work released back in 2010 house some of my favorite tunes from the group. Fresh off accompanying Gaga on her Monster Ball tour, the group is ready to release some fresh tunes for their fans and I couldn’t be happier. They’ve already sizzled us with Shady Love and I look forward to hearing more this year.