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2015

Interview

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

January 23, 2015

When Madonna released the finished track list for her upcoming album Rebel Heart earlier this week, the most conspicuous guest star wasn't Nicki Minaj, Nas or Chance the Rapper. That distinction fell to Mike Tyson, who appears with the singer...

News

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...

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

The 57th annual Grammy Awards have announced the first wave of artists that will perform live on the Staples Center stage February 8th: AC/DC, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church. The award show's official Twitter made the announcement this...

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

Q&A

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...

List

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...

List

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 Asked Diplo for 'Craziest Record' for New Album

July 3, 2014

Madonna has been at work in the studio compiling the follow-up to her 2012 effort, MDNA, and one of the album's producers, Diplo, teased his process with the singer in a new interview with Idolator. How Madonna Became Madonna: An Oral History "We've...

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Maverick: Madonna in the Nineties

May 7, 2014

For most of the 1990s, Madonna was the biggest pop star in the world — and also the riskiest, constantly reinventing both her sound, and herself. Here are some of the dance-floor confessions and bedtime stories from Madonna's most adventurous...

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Madonna, 'Breaking Bad' Lead April Fools' Day Gags

April 1, 2014

Madonna, Deadmau5 and Flaming Lips were just some of the musicians — willingly or not — that celebrated April Fools' Day, a day revered by some and dreaded by others. But they were hardly the only ones to peddle fake beefs, promote nonexistent...

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Madonna Announces Collaboration With Avicii

March 8, 2014

Madonna's got something in the works with Avicii. The material girl announced an upcoming collaboration with the EDM star on Friday night over Instagram, sending out a photo of herself cleaning her bathroom while dressed in black fishnets with the caption,...

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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...

Video

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...

List

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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Rufus Wainwright on 'Horrifying' Miley Cyrus, Madonna Song

August 7, 2014

Rufus Wainwright had some pointed words about Miley Cyrus and Madonna's surprise collaboration at the former's MTV Unplugged performance in January, telling The Guardian it was "one of the most horrifying things I've seen in my life." Done...

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Madonna Boosts Detroit With Charitable Donations

June 30, 2014

Madonna will help out her home city of Detroit by contributing funds to three organizations attempting to improve conditions in the Motor City. The Best Madonna Songs of All Time, as Chosen by Rolling Stone Readers The Downtown Youth Boxing Gym offers...

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Ciccone Youth: Madonna in the Eighties

May 6, 2014

She came to New York City in the late Seventies, an aspiring dancer with no money, no connections and no shortage of confidence. Within a few years, thanks to a seemingly infinite supply of sturdy, savvy pop gems Madonna would conquer not only...

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Madonna to Direct Third Film, a 'Beautiful Love Story'

March 26, 2014

Madonna has signed on to direct her third feature film, an adaptation of Rebecca Walker's novel Adé: A Love Story, according to Deadline. In the book, two college friends travel through Africa when one falls for a Swahili man named Adé on...

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