Madonna

  1. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  2. Madonna Reveals New Album Title

    January 11, 2012 5:40 PM EST Madonna has announced her latest album title, and it is -- drumroll -- "M.D.N.A.," an abbreviated play on her name. The singer revealed the news in a pre-taped interview on Wednesday's edition of The Graham Norton Show on the BBC. T ...

  3. Morning Heds: Tom Freston's Billion $ Revenge, HMV Bidders, Western Union Goes Hip-Hop

    January 04, 2012 9:21 AM EST Tom Freston's $1 Billion Revenge: Ex-Viacom Chief Helps Vice Become the Next MTV Forbes After Sumner Redstone fired Tom Freston from MTV, he helped Vice buy out Viacom's stake for an undisclosed amount and joined Vice as an advisor, one ...

  4. Man Who Leaked Madonna Song Arrested in Spain: Report

    December 21, 2011 5:45 PM EST Madonna may yet get to the bottom of who leaked a demo of her single "Give Me All Your Love" in November, as Spanish authorities arrested a 31-year-old man in Zaragoza, Spain today and charged him with the crime, according to a report fr ...

  5. Trent Reznor, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, More Lead Golden Globe Music Nominations

    December 15, 2011 10:55 AM EST Madonna's next foray into film direction, the royal love story "W.E.", picked up a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, including best original score and best original song, for the singer-director's new track &qu ...

  6. Madonna's Deal With Live Nation-Interscope Worth $40 Million - New Album Coming in March

    December 15, 2011 8:07 AM EST Madonna's new album is finished and will be released in March 2012 on Interscope Records, the label and Live Nation Entertainment announced on Thursday morning. The deal, which has been rumored for weeks, was confirmed by sources to Billboard ...

  7. Madonna Signs With Interscope, Source Confirms

    December 14, 2011 9:06 AM EST Madonna has signed with Interscope, a source close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz Wednesday morning (Dec. 14). According to a report in the New York Post , the singer will continue the 10-year multi-rights deal with Live Nation -- sai ...

  8. Madonna Officially Playing Super Bowl Halftime

    December 05, 2011 7:30 AM EST After months of speculation, Madonna has officially been named as the performer at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. The NFL and NBC made the announcement during the network's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the New Orleans ...

  9. Backbeat: Madonna Teases Leaked Single, Announces New Dancer At Smirnoff Event

    November 14, 2011 2:35 PM EST There was a moment during Smirnoff's Nightlife Exchange Project Saturday night, at New York's Roseland Ballroom, where it looked as if Madonna just might officially premiere her new single. Since the leak of "Give Me All Your Love&q ...

  10. Lady Gaga Splits With Creative Director Laurieann Gibson

    November 13, 2011 9:30 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime creative director Laurieann Gibson are no longer working together, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Popular hip-hop gossip site MediaTakeOut was first to report that the two had a "bitter fight." It postul ...

  11. Madonna, Manager Respond to 'Give Me All Your Love' Single Leak

    November 09, 2011 7:00 PM EST In response to the leak of a demo of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Love," the diva says, "My true fans wouldn't do this." She said that to her manager, Guy Oseary, who took to his Twitter account ( @guyosear ...

  12. Madonna Song Leaked Online

    November 09, 2011 6:45 AM EST A demo version of the purported first single off of Madonna's next album has been leaked online. The retro-sounding "Gimme All Your Love" would be included on the singer's 12th studio album, which will be released in spring 201 ...

  13. Madonna Launching Women's Global Lifestyle Brand

    November 04, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Following the huge success of Material Girl, her juniors label for Macy's, Madonna and Iconix Brand Group have announced they're launching a global lifestyle brand for women. Titled "Truth or Dare by Madonna," the fashion and a ...

  14. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the ...

  15. Paul Oakenfold Leaves WME for APA

    October 11, 2011 8:33 PM EDT Superstar DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold is leaving William Morris Endeavor for APA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "I wish my friends at William Morris Endeavor all the best," says Oakenfold, in a statement being issued on Wednesda ...

  16. Rihanna Snags 20th Top 10 on Hot 100, Breaks Madonna's Record

    October 05, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Rihanna roars to a 20th top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. She snags her 20th faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week. Having first graced the Hot ...

  17. The Universal-Live Nation Deal: What It Means, and What It Probably Doesn't

    September 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT The news of the new relationship between UMG and Live Nation and its Ticketmaster and Front Line divisions raises a lot of questions -- only some of which have relatively straightforward answers. Given the immense size and reach of the two compani ...

  18. Britney Spears Sets Mark for Longest Span of No. 1s on Billboard Mainstream Top 40

    September 12, 2011 5:07 PM EDT In a format known for its rapid-fire turnover and constant search for the big thing, Britney Spears' sustained success at mainstream top 40 radio has reached new heights. Spears claims the mark for the longest span of No. 1s on Billboard' ...

  19. Madonna's 'Material Girl' Trademark Claim Rejected by Judge

    September 07, 2011 8:46 AM EDT Madonna might be living in a material world, but her hold on the phrase "Material Girl" is legally dubious. A federal judge in California has rejected the pop star's argument that she has established trademark primacy over "Mat ...

  20. Madonna Says She Is Working On New Album Due In Spring 2012 (Video)

    September 04, 2011 8:13 AM EDT Madonna's 12th studio album will be released in the spring of 2012, with its first single due out in February or March. The diva announced the news herself in an interview with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT) in Venice, Italy. Madonna ...

  21. Backbeat: No I.D. Talks New VP Role at Def Jam; The-Dream Talks Britney @ ASCAP Pre-VMAs Party

    August 28, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Moving On Up: Producer No I.D. annouce he is now an executive VP of Def Jam at the ASCAP's Pre-VMAs bowling mixer at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. (Photo: Brian Dowling) The night was all about celebrating songwriters nominated for MTV Video Mus ...

  22. Morrissey Talks Label Drama, Touring, Lady Gaga

    July 15, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Steven Patrick Morrissey has a bone to pick. It's been nearly two and half years since the influential baritone crooner's last album, "Years of Refusal" (Decca/Universal), and between then and now, the former Sm ...

  23. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  24. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Among Performers at Oprah's Star-Studded Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among the celebrities who appeared during the four-hour taping Tuesday. More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winf ...

  25. 'Songs for Japan' Album Raises $5 Million for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

    May 04, 2011 10:46 AM EDT A charity album featuring hits from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan and Madonna has raised $5 million for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the record labels involved said on Wednesday. The album "Songs For Japan," a ...

  26. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Britney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among women w ...

  27. Live Nation Puts In Bid For Warner Recorded Music

    March 31, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Live Nation, the concert and ticketing company, has put in a bid for the Warner Music Group. The emergence of Live Nation as one of the bidders for the Warner Music Group brings to three the number of strategic players involved in the auction. But ...

  28. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, More On Christy Turlington's 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 10, 2011 6:21 PM EST Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "Every Mother Counts" that will include music from Rosanne Cash, the Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Sinead O'Connor, Gwyneth Paltrow and oth ...

  29. Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Allen Toussaint, John Bettis, Garth Brooks Leon Russell, Steinberg & Kelly

    February 22, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint at the organization's 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16th at the Marriott Marquis ...

  30. Madonna About To Record New LP, Irving Azoff Says

    February 11, 2011 10:01 AM EST It looks like Madonna is preparing to enter the studio to record a new album, the first under her $100 million multi-rights deal with Live Nation, which another lucrative tour seems likely as well. "They tell me Madonna is about to record, so ...

  31. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Has Record-Setting Debut on Pop Songs Chart

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST As forecast after its massive first-day airplay, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album storms the survey ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Dylan Roadie Impersonator Orders 178 Gourmet Pizzas, Madonna's Philanthropy, Michelle Branch's Return To Pop

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan Mistakenly Involved in Pizza Prank, Perpetrator Found There's no denying Bob Dylan is a legend, and until recently, some Amherst, Mass. folks thought he was a pizza prankster as well. Dylan's name was used in a cruel joke invol ...

  33. Madonna Banned from Piers Morgan's CNN Show

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Don't expect Piers Morgan to interview Madonna when his CNN show premieres in January. "She is too vegan for TV," Morgan was quoted saying by the U.K. media. "We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show." Morga ...

  34. Kings Of Leon Reject 'Glee' Request

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With everybody from Paul McCartney to Madonna clamoring to get their music on "Glee," at least one act is refusing to license its music to the TV show. Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill told U.K. music newspaper NME that he's r ...

  35. Ricky Martin's Broadway Plans

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin will star as the male lead, Che, in a Broadway revival of "Evita" in spring 2012. Martin will reprise the role played by Antonio Banderas in the 1996 film, which starred Madonna as the wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron. ...

  36. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 rece ...

  37. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third full-length "Glee" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 136,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The Rolling Stones' reissue of "Exile on Main St." re-enters the ...

  38. Rolling Stones, 'Glee' Battle It Out For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Its "Glee" versus the Glimmer Twins on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry gurus seem to think the "Glee: Showstoppers" soundtrack will debut at No. 1, selling perhaps 80,000 to 100,000 copies by week's e ...

  39. 'Rock Star Conductor' André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurate ...

  40. Hot or Not?

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 albums chart was busy with four top 10 entries this week, including a No. 1 arrival from new rapper B.o.B with his "Adventures of Bobby Ray," which bowed with 84,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Also starting ...

  41. B.o.B Hits No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rapper B.o.B bounces in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first time a solo male a ...

  42. Billboard 200 Movers & Shakers: Cypress Hill, Ratt, Luciano Pavarotti, 'American Idiot' and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While "Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, a number of other albums are making waves further down the list. Here's a snapsho ...

  43. A Look At The Numbers: 'Glee,' Madonna See Sales Spikes

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Glee"/Madonna celebration is in full swing on the Billboard 200 albums chart, where "The Power of Madonna" soundtrack to last week's Queen of Pop-themed show debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold, according to Niels ...

  44. Glee's 'Madonna' Powers To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's all about "The Power of Madonna" this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the soundtrack from last week's Madonna-themed episode of Fox TV's "Glee" debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold according ...

  45. 'Glee' + Madonna = No. 1

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox TV's "Glee" and the Queen of Pop team up for "The Power of Madonna," which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It's the first non-Disney TV soundtrack ...

  46. Lady Gaga Holds Off MGMT On Euro Chart

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga pulls off the pan-European double again, withstanding a new entry by MGMT to keep control of Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles ...

  47. Glee's 'The Power of Madonna' Soundtrack Poised For No. 1 Debut

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eagle-eye industry sources are suggesting that the kids from Fox TV's "Glee" may earn their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with its "The Power of Madonna" soundtrack. The companion album from the sh ...

  48. MGMT's Top Debut On Billboard 200; Bieber Holds At No. 1

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week with 92,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . MGMT's second album, "Congratulations," is the tally's highest d ...

  49. Glee's Madonna Episode: How It Came Together

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bust out your disheveled wedding dresses, cone bras and Kabbalah water - tonight Fox's "Glee" will unveil its first episode to be dedicated to one artist in its entirety with "The Power of Madonna." Putting together a week ...

  50. Bieber Back at No. 1, Slash Slides in at No. 3

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to the top slot on the Billboard 200 while Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" falls out of the penthouse to No. 2 ... Guitar god Slash debuts at No. 3 with his self-titled solo debut .. ...

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