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Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Indicted on Four Counts

February 27, 2015

The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been indicted on four counts. Adi Lederman, who three years ago tried out for...

Live Review

BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments the Surprising Show

February 25, 2015

It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their...

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Madonna Fights Back: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

February 25, 2015

Madonna returns to the cover of Rolling Stone in our latest issue (on stands Friday) giving her most revealing, introspective and fiery interview in years. In the in-depth Q&A with senior writer Brian Hiatt, Madonna discusses her real feelings...

Album Review

Rebel Heart

February 25, 2015

For many years, Madonna avoided the Internet like gluten. But in December, the Internet decided to stop waiting for Madonna, and everything went wrong: Her music was stolen and leaked; her hasty, emotional responses on Instagram used terms like "rape"...

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Madonna Brings Gospel Choir for 'Living for Love' at Grammys

February 8, 2015

Madonna brought her latest video to life on the Grammy stage. Sticking with the horned dancers and matador theme, the legendary singer was out for blood with her first live performance of the Diplo-produced Rebel Heart single...

Interview

Mike Tyson Talks 'Intense, Crazy' Cameo on Madonna's LP

January 23, 2015

UPDATE: "Iconic," Madonna's track with Tyson and Chance the Rapper, has leaked. Listen to it now over at Stereogum.  When Madonna released the finished track list for her upcoming album Rebel Heart earlier this week, the most conspicuous...

Interview

Madonna Strikes Back: Inside Her Star-Packed 'Rebel Heart'

January 14, 2015

Madonna was in Africa in late November, visiting schools built by her Raising Malawi nonprofit, when the first leak hit the Web: 40 seconds of "Rebel Heart," a defiant, dance-y track she had recently been working on. Three weeks later, the leak became...

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Madonna, AC/DC, Ariana Grande to Perform at Grammys

January 13, 2015

UPDATE: Kanye West will perform at the Grammys in what is being billed as a "never-before-seen solo performance." The solo performance will complement West's appearance with Paul McCartney and Rihanna for "FourFiveSeconds."  The 57th annual Grammy...

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The Making of Madonna's 20 Greatest Videos

February 25, 2015

Since first storming MTV in 1983 with the poetic, lo-fi "Burning Up," Madonna's music videos have spent more than 20 years sparking conversations about fashion, feminism, sex, religion and what you could and could not show on television. To...

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Madonna Turns to Grindr for 'Rebel Heart' Contest

February 12, 2015

Madonna is amping up her social media game once more in the run-up to her new album, Rebel Heart, offering five fans the chance to win a special chat with her as part of a competition on the gay dating app Grindr. To enter, users must...

Video

Watch Madonna Turn Matador in 'Living for Love' Video

February 6, 2015

Madonna plays a matador in her new video for "Living for Love," becoming the biggest artist to premiere a music video on Snapchat.  On Thursday, the singer innovatively debuted the video on the Snap channel of the application's...

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Israeli Man Arrested Over Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Leak

January 21, 2015

Last December, Madonna was forced to rush out six songs from her upcoming LP Rebel Heart after over a dozen early mixes of the album's tracks leaked online well before the singer's 13th album was even announced. While most hacking...

Song Review

"Unapologetic Bitch"

January 14, 2015

Bitch, she's Madonna. The queen of queens has given a taste of her upcoming album, Rebel Heart, with a few songs dropped in advance after an early leak of unfinished versions. And the girl's in a feisty mood these days – Madonna writing herself...

2014

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Exclusive: Madonna's First 'Rebel Heart' Interview

December 21, 2014

For the past year, Madonna has been updating fans on the progress of her 13th studio album through Instagram posts picturing collaborators (Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Diplo) and inspirations (children in Malawi, Miley Cyrus, placards reading "I need...

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Madonna Rep Denies Ariel Pink Collaboration

October 14, 2014

While it's been reported that Madonna collaborated with hit-making producers like Diplo and Avicii on her upcoming 13th studio album, offbeat indie rocker Ariel Pink recently revealed that he too was recruited to work on the Material...

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100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

September 17, 2014

From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen to Cyndi Lauper, 1984 was the year that pop stood tallest. New Wave, R&B, hip-hop, mascara'd hard rock and "Weird Al" Yankovic all crossed paths on the charts while a post-"Billie...

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31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...

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Madonna Responds to 'Rebel Heart' Leak by Releasing 6 Songs

December 20, 2014

Madonna hadn't planned on releasing her 13th album, Rebel Heart, until spring 2015. But leakers had other plans for the Queen of Pop's follow-up to 2012's MDNA, unleashing early mixes of 13 tracks onto the Internet this week. In response, Madonna...

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Watch Tarantino Movie Characters Sing 'Like a Virgin'

October 3, 2014

One of the essential Quentin Tarantino scenes is the frank roundtable analysis of "Like a Virgin" from the 1992 crime classic Reservoir Dogs. Now, thanks to animator and visual effects artist Glenn O Neill, the filmmaker's fans can enjoy...

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20 Best MTV VMAs Opening Performances

August 22, 2014

If the Grammys are "music's biggest night," then the MTV Video Music Awards are music's most memorable. For three decades, the VMAs have had an incomparable ability to distill a year's worth of pop music into a single killer ceremony-opening performance....

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