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Madonna and Maluma to perform 'Medellin' at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Madonna and Maluma are bringing the worldwide television debut performance of their single "Medellín" to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The appearance, announced on Friday (April 19), will be Madonna's first performance of new music on TV in more than four years. The pair will take the stage on May 1 at the Kelly Clarkson-hosted show, which will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

The first taste of Madonna's upcoming 14th studio album, Madame X (June 14), is a mid-tempo Spanish pop burner that finds the pair flirting over a skittering cha-cha beat, with Maluma telling the pop superstar, "Excuse me, I know you are Madonna/ But I'm going to show you how this perro (dog) will make you fall in love." Madonna last performed at the BBMA's in 2016 during a tribute to Prince.

They join a previously announced group of performers at this year's show, which include: the Jonas Brothers, BTS with Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! at the Disco and Sam Smith and Normani. The show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will also feature a special performance from 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey.

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Here's everything Madonna has been up to since 'Rebel Heart'

Madonna is back. Just a few weeks ago, the Queen of Pop officially announced her fourteenth studio album, Madame X, after months of teasing. 

The 15-track album, dropping on June 14, is inspired by her time living in Lisbon, Portugal, and will feature her singing in Portuguese, English and Spanish. On Wednesday (April 17) she unveiled the first single, a smoldering collaboration with Maluma titled "Medellín." The release is the first since her 2015 album, Rebel Heart.

As expected, the "Like a Virgin" singer has been anything but silent since her last drop. From awards, controversy and a massive world tour, Billboard has compiled a timeline to catch you up on everything Madonna has been up so since her last record. See it below.

April 2015 - Madonna joins Drake onstage at Coachella

During his headlining set, the rapper performed his mixtape cut "Madonna," before bringing out the songstress herself. Most notably, she planted a smooch on Drake before walking off stage. 

June 2015 - "Bitch I'm Madonna" music video is released

Her star-studded clip featured Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Chris Rock, Diplo, Rita Ora, Alexander Wang and her sons Rocco and David.

September 2015 - Madonna kicks off her Rebel Heart tour

In support of her album, Madonna took off on an 82-show tour across North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The tour was expected to launch in August, but she rescheduled the first five shows while trying to perfect the tour experience for her fans. The gig welcomed surprise guests like Anderson Cooper and Ariana Grande throughout its run. The tour grossed $169.8 million, as the icon kept her record as the highest-grossing solo touring artist with total gross of $1.131 billion, beginning with the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour. Overall, she ranked third on all-time top-grossing Billboard Boxscore list, with just The Rolling Stones ($1.84 billion) and U2 ($1.67 billion) ahead of her.

January 2016 - The songstress performs at ex-husband Sean Penn's Haiti fundraiser

Madonna made an appearance at her ex-husband’s Help Haiti Home charity gala and performed a French song on the ukelele, which was auctioned off for $300,000. "I want to say Sean, I love you, from the moment that I laid eyes on you," Madonna said in a speech, according to Variety. "I just wish you'd stop smoking cigarettes.

February 2016 - Madonna Makes Surprise Visits To Manila Children's Shelters

While in the Philippine capital for two nights of shows, she made surprise visits to two Manila shelters for orphans and street children, taking selfies with the kids and asking about the centers' programs.

May 2016 - Madonna Honors Prince at the Billboard Music Awards

Just one month after the music royal passed away, she performed “Nothing Compares 2 U" and “Purple Rain,” which included a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder. “Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to,” she responded to the BET's criticism that she was not good enough to honor the legend. “Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever.”

June 2016 - She wins "Vogue" sample case in appeals court

The lawsuit originally filed in 2013 claiming that Madonna and producer Robert "Shep" Pettibone illegally sampled a tune was resolved. Theruling was affirmed by a California federal court, holding on summary judgment that a 0.23 second sampling on "Vogue" of a horn hit from the 1976 song called "Love Break" was de minimis, meaning small enough to be trivial.

October 2016 - Idris Elba denies dating rumors

Madonna sparked rumors of romance with the actor when she posted a video of Elba's first professional kickboxing match that was held in London. "Am I sleeping with Madonna? No motherfuckers... 'Don't believe the Hype'," he wrote on Twitter.

December 2016 - Madonna raises $7.5 million for Malawi during Art Basel Miami Beach performance

At the event, she auctioned off pieces from her art collection, a costume from her tour modeled by Ariana Grande (who she kissed), and black and white photos from her 1985 wedding to ex-husband Sean Penn. She also performed a cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic," and criticized President Donald Trump, who was elected just a month before.

December 2016 - She was honored as Woman of the Year at Billboard's Women In Music event

After being introduced by Anderson Cooper, Madonna delivered a tearful speech on feminism and sexism. "I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer," she said. "Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse."

January 2017 - Madonna attends the Women's March on Washington

"Welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different right now might truly be considered a crime. It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f--- up," she told the crowd of 500,000. She also performed "Express Yourself" and "Human Nature." 

February 2017 - Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

After denying rumors that she was in the southern African country to complete an adoption process, claiming she was there for charity work, the icon revealed she is welcoming twin girls, Estere and Stella, into her family.

July 2017 - Her charity, Raising Malawi, opens pediatric unit in Malawi

The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, was built in collaboration with Malawi's health ministry. "You started by adopting four Malawian children, now we are adopting you as the daughter of this nation," President Peter Mutharika declared at the official opening ceremony.

September 2017 - She moves to Portugal

The songstress reportedly fell in love with the country after ending a tour there in 2004. Until her move, she had been living in New York. "This is not America's finest hour," she explained of her move, "I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute."

September 2017 - Madonna launches her skincare line in the United States

“I’m tired of hearing people complain here that they can’t get it in America,” the pop star told WWD.  MDNA Skin, available online and at Barney's retail stores, consists of a face wash, rose spray, a face serum, clay mask, eye mask and serum, and rejuvenator set.

April 2018 - She loses lawsuit over signed Tupac letter

Madonna lost the right to a number of sentimental items, including a love letter from the late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, due to a release she signed back in 2004, and as a result, forfeited her right by waiting too long to contest ownership. "For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting," the letter reads, dumping the pop songstress. "But for me, at least in my previous perception I felt due to my 'image,' I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was."

May 2018 -  Madonna debuts new song, “Beautiful Game,” at Met Gala

“People tell me to shut my mouth/ That I might get burned,” she sang during the religious-themed set to coincide with the event’s “Heavenly Bodies” theme. “Keep your beautiful lies/ 'Cause I'm not concerned.” She later uploaded her full performance, including the new song, "Like a Prayer" and "Hallelujah" in August in honor of her 60th birthday. "Beautiful Game" was the beginning of speculation for a new album.

August 2018 - Madonna pays tribute to Aretha Franklin at the VMAs

Before presenting Camila Cabello with video of the year, Madonna paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died just days before. However, her speech garnered some backlash, as she spoke mostly about her own career and start in the business before thanking Franklin for “empowering all of us. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”

October 2018 - She reveals her new album is coming in 2019

“I’m finishing my record, which I’m going to release next year,” Madonna told WWD while promoting the beauty roller added to her skincare line. “Yep, in between rose mist spray and serums, I’m actually making music. Can’t quit my day job.”

October 2018 - Madonna collaborates with Quavo and Cardi B for "Champagne Rose"

The pop icon dipped her toes into the hip-hop world with her contribution to Quavo’s Quavo Huncho album. “Champagne Rose,” which also features Cardi B, is a nod to what Madonna said is her "favorite drink." "Drink me up Champagne Rosé/It's my game/Please fill my cup Champagne Rosé/It’s my name," she sings in the hook.

April 2019 - She reveals Madame X album title

Madonna took to Instagram to post a mysterious teaser in which she goes through several alter-ego costume changes and says that Madame X "is a secret agent traveling around the world changing identities, fighting for freedom" and "bringing light to dark places."

April 2019 - Madonna and Maluma collaborate for "Medellin"

The first single off Madame X features the Colombian superstar for a sultry Spanglish tune in which the pair flirts with each other in the lyrics. "Excuse me, I know you are Madonna/ But I'm going to show you how this perro (dog) will make you fall in love," Maluma muses to the pop icon.

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Bestel 'Madame X' bij

Wil je er zeker van zijn dat je Madonna's nieuwe album Madame X 14 juni in huis hebt? Bestel dan 1 van de 4 varianten via onderstaande links:

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Madonna: Medellín ft Maluma review – a shapeshifting return to form

The disarming first song from the singer’s 14th album has some lyrical clunkers but acts as a potent reminder of her genre-mashing skills

4/5 stars

If any artist has shown her ability to code-switch between styles, it’s Madonna, who’s adroitly shifted from dominatrix to disco queen to Earth mother with previous album cycles. Her latest reinvention is Madame X: the title of her forthcoming 14th album (out 14 June), and also the name of a chameleonic character that she will play across the record. She announced it last week in a cinematic, enjoyably OTT video featuring a panoply of guises that included multiple eye patches and the singer wearing a hooded bonnet as if preparing for Gilead.

In a voiceover she details 15 identities – dancer, prisoner, nun and whore among others – and explains: “Madame X is a secret agent. Traveling around the world. Changing identities.” And it seems that Madonna’s gaze is reaching just as wide for Madame X, which features the American rap artists SwaeLee and Quavo, as well as the South American superstars Anitta and Maluma, the latter of whom is featured on the album’s iridescent lead single, Medellín.

Co-produced by Madonna’s American Life collaborator Mirwais, Medellín is quite unlike anything we’ve heard from the singer before, and her most subdued lead single since 1998’s stately Frozen. The most initially disarming thing about it is its balmy sense of ease. “I woke up in Medellín,” she sings over airy synths, before slyly adding, “Another me could now begin.” A rhythmic reggaeton beat kicks in for a fiesta-starting chorus, with lovey-dovey call-and-response between the duo. At nearly five minutes, Medellín’s pacing feels refreshingly relaxed, though it wouldn’t be a Madonna co-write without a few lyrical clunkers (“pain” rhymed with “champagne”). It doesn’t exactly do much to dispel stereotypes of Colombia either (“We built a cartel just for love,” she sings).

But those are minor quibbles: Medellín is a potent reminder of Madonna’s deft history of meshing genres and a convincing addition to the roll call of western megastars like Beyoncé and Justin Bieber linking up with Spanish-language artists. And unlike the occasional trend-chasing of her most recent albums, MDNA and Rebel Heart, Medellín proves that Madonna is well equipped to weather the demands of today’s listening trends while bringing global styles into her own world. For Madonna, it seems that the streaming age may just speed up her shapeshifting.


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Madonna and Maluma take things easy on new single 'Medellin'

After years of waiting for the Queen of Pop to return with new music, Madonna fans around the world are rejoicing, as she has finally given them the first taste of her next era with new single “Medellín.”

The just-released song is tailor-made for lazy summer days by the pool, and with any luck, it could wind up being a seasonal hit. The relaxed cut has just enough energy to set the mood and keep a day party going, but it never reaches a fever pitch of excitement as other recent Madonna singles have. The singer's autotune is back in full-force as it last was in the late '90s and early '00s, somehow giving the track a nostalgic feel, at least for those who know her discography well.

“Medellín” plays like a mix between Madonna's single "La Isla Bonita" and Music tracks "Nobody's Perfect" and "Paradise (Nobody's Perfect)," which are decades apart in her discography. By bringing the two together, she bridges the divide between eras, simultaneously making something new, yet familiar, in the process.

“Medellín,” which is named after the city where Maluma was born, features the Latin superstar heavily. Instead of delivering one verse in Spanish, as is the case with so many current bilingual singles, he is all over this song, and in fact, he should have earned co-billing. Fans predicted he had a hand in Madonna’s upcoming music when a photo of the two together in the studio was shared on social media earlier this year. The two musicians confirmed their collaboration, as well as the name of the tune, earlier this week when the single cover was shared by both artists on Monday (April 15).

The Latin-tinged tune is presumed to be the first single off of Madonna’s upcoming record Madame X, a title she only revealed a few days ago as well. The full-length, which will be the superstar’s fourteenth proper studio album, doesn’t yet have a release date, but since the single is out now, it’s safe to assume more music should be coming sooner, rather than later.

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Maluma breaks down in tears after hearing his new song 'Medellín' with Madonna on the radio

Maluma is living out his dreams!

The Colombian crooner was overcome with emotion after hearing his and Madonna's new collaboration, Medellín, premiere on Zane Lowe's Apple Music's Beats 1 on Wednesday. Taking to Instagram, Maluma shared a video of himself sitting in a car and breaking down in tears while listening to the new single.

"It's impossible to hold back the tears and emotion after listening to this," the 25-year-old singer wrote in Spanish. "You don't know how happy this makes me and what this means in my life…It's worth it to dream. I told you!"

Madonna, who also announced her new album earlier this week, took a moment and wrote, " Thank you ♥️?? Madame ❌," on his post.

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Video: Muziekindustrie overweldigt door Madonna en Beyoncé

Een grote dag in de muziekwereld: Beyonce bracht vanochtend onverwachts een livealbum uit: Homecoming en 60-jarige Queen of pop, Madonna, heeft een klein uurtje geleden haar eerste single in 4 jaar tijd uitgebracht.

Bekijk de video hier.

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Madame X: standaard editie CD hoes

Gisteren verscheen de CD hoes voor de deluxe editie van Madonna's nieuwe CD 'Madame X', voor de CD hoes van de standaard editie wordt een andere foto gebruikt:

Madame X standaard editie hoes 2

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Hoes en tracklisting van 'Madame X'

Universal Music heeft een webpagina gepubliceerd waarop het mogelijk is om Madonna's nieuwe single Medellín al te pre-saven voor Spotify en Apple Music. Als je dit doet bij Apple Music komt na het pre-saven Madonna's nieuwe album Madame X al in je Bibliotheek te staan. Inclusief hoes en complete tracklisting.

Dit is de tracklisting van de Deluxe Edition:

  1. Medellín (Madonna + Maluma) 
  2. Dark Ballet
  3. God Control
  4. Future (feat Quavo)
  5. Batuka
  6. Killers Who Are Partying
  7. Crave (feat. Swae Lee)
  8. Crazy
  9. Come Alive
  10. Extreme Occident
  11. Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta)
  12. Bitch I’m Loca (feat. Maluma)
  13. I Don't Search I Find
  14. Looking For Mercy
  15. I Rise

madame x

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Nieuwe single! Madonna + Maluma: Medellin

Aanstaande woensdag verschijnt Madonna's nieuwe single Medellin!

De track is een samenwerking met Maluma en via haar officiële Instagram account heeft Madonna dit allemaal net bevestigd.

madonna and maluma instagram

medellin single cover

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