New Rainbow-Vinyl Version Of 6-LP Remix Collection Celebrating Madonna's Record 50 #1 Club Hits Will Be Available On June 23rd.
This summer, Madonna will release a new rainbow-vinyl version of her sold-out 6-LP collection, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, before launching her global "Celebration Tour."
Madonna dominated album charts around the world last year with Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, a career-spanning remix collection celebrating her record 50 #1 club hits, an accomplishment no other artist has achieved on a single Billboard chart. The remix collection debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales charts. Madonna is now the first female artist with Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in each of the last five decades.
Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones was originally released as a limited-edition 6-LP set on red and black vinyl. That version sold out in three days during pre-orders and remains highly sought after.
That 50-track vinyl version will see a wider release next month when it debuts on Rainbow vinyl. FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: THE RAINBOW EDITION will be available as a 6-LP set on June 23rd. Click here to pre-order your copy.
Madonna is in a reflective mood. Not only is she about to embark on her very first greatest hits tour this year, she also promises the self-directed biopic she's spent years working on is still on the way in some form or another. So it only makes sense that the Queen of Pop would be spending some time in her own extensive archives. Luckily for us (and her 18.9 million Instagram followers), she provided a rare peek inside her storage.
Personal archives seem to be all the rage among celebrities lately. Kim Kardashian has a dedicated warehouse, while Chloë Sevigny uses an archiving service. Apparently Madge has been decades ahead of the game, because the space she showed off on Instagram is massive, with rows of rows of what we assume are costumes in garment bags and even more space dedicated to shelved filing boxes. We can only guess about the treasures stored within, but Madonna cut right to the chase by showing off some of her most famous artifacts: her collection of Jean Paul Gaultier-designed cone bras. Yes, of course—she still has them.
While Madonna wore some Gaultier designs throughout the '80s, the pair's first official collaboration came when the pop star asked the designer to do the costumes for her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour, the most famous of which were the cone bras, an exaggerated take on mid-century bullet bras. Although both parties have provided so much more to the culture, they'll both be forever linked to those garments.
The first piece Madge showed off, done in a purple crushed velvet, seems to be a version of Gaultier's first take on the cone bra, shown during his fall 1984 collection.
The other pairs seem to be the actual coned corset she wore during the tour.
"[H]ow could I not think about all the incredible clothes I got to wear and all the amazing designers I was lucky enough to work with!!" wrote the pop icon. She also shared a story about how her mother (also named Madonna), could never afford a coat.
"She always spent what little money we had on our coats and I remember standing outside waiting for the school bus with my mother shivering in the cold in the middle of winter!! ...Every time I put on an incredible coat I think of my mother. I hope she likes my taste in costumes, but most of all, I hope she's warm!"
There are already rumors that the wardrobe for the upcoming The Celebration Tour includes some sort of revival of the cone bra—though this glimpse into the Material Girl archives has us thinking about a proper museum destination for some of her more iconic pieces. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has featured exhibits dedicated both to rock and roll and, more specifically, punk rock style in the past. Are we not ready for the pop music-themed Met Gala? Madonna probably has about a fourth of what they'd need to exhibit sitting in storage.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of American Life this month, the celebration continues.
For Record Store Day, Madonna released 'American Life – Mixshow Mix', an exclusive vinyl-only 8-track EP. The remixes have also been added to the streaming platforms.
And now, the Director's Cut of the magnificent original music video of American Life is available on Madonna's YouTube channel.
Mexico will be the next country to join the celebration of the best-selling female artist of all time. Madonna has just confirmed that The Celebration Tour will stop in Mexico City on January 25, 2024.
TICKETS: Tickets for the new date will go on sale starting Friday, April 21st at 11am local time on madonna.com.
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Madonna also announced the tour stop on her Instagram, and included her new boyfriend Josh Popper in the family picture.
Madonna's Like a Virgin has been added to the U.S. National Recording Registry.
This week, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that 25 recordings will be inducted into the institution, with All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey, Flashdance… What a Feeling by Irene Cara, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics, and The Police's Synchronicity also on the list.
In a statement, Hayden explained: "The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation's diverse culture.
"The national library is proud to help ensure these recordings are preserved for generations to come, and we welcome the public's input on what songs, speeches, podcasts or recorded sounds we should preserve next.
"We received more than 1,100 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry."
Additionally, the Super Mario Bros. theme, composed by Koji Kondo, became the first video game soundtrack to join the registry.
"Having this music preserved alongside so many other classic songs is such a great honour," Hayden added. "It's actually a little bit difficult to believe."
Since Madonna's upcoming Celebration tour will be a, yes, celebration of her entire career, fans are wondering which of her many hits she'll be performing. Well, she may have given us a hint in a video she posted documenting the first week of rehearsals.
Billboard's Keith Caulfield, a Madonna superfan, has apparently scoured the video frame by frame and has spotted two things that may indicate a couple of the songs the Queen of Pop is planning to sing.
In the part of the video where Madonna is seen throwing darts at a dartboard, there's a table to her left. On that table is a lyric sheet for "You Must Love Me," the Oscar-winning top 20 hit she recorded for the movie Evita.
In addition, Caulfield points out that there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of Madonna watching something on a laptop, which he identifies as a video of herself performing her debut single "Everybody" at famed New York City nightclub Danceteria in 1982. Meanwhile, the entire video is soundtracked to another early song, "Burning Up."
So, are "Everybody," "Burning Up" and "You Must Love Me" on the set list for the tour? We'll just have to wait and see.
Madonna has paid tribute to Seymour Stein – the legendary music executive responsible for launching her career along with many other influential acts – following the Sire Records co-founder's death.
Stein passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (April 2), after a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. In a lengthy, emotional tribute shared on Instagram, Madonna reflected on how Stein altered the direction of her life by signing her to Sire in 1982.
"Seymour Stein has left us! I need to catch my breath. He was one of the most influential men in my life," she wrote. "He changed and shaped my world." Madonna went on to recount the story of how she and Stein met, explaining how, in the early 1980s, DJ Mark Kamins played a demo of her song Everybody one night at the now-closed New York nightclub Danceteria.
"The club was packed. An A&R man from Sire records was there – Michael Rosenblatt," she wrote. "He heard the music and asked me if he could bring me to meet his boss Seymour Stein. I couldn't get the words 'Hell Yes' out of my mouth fast enough!"
At the time, Stein was in hospital for a heart ailment, but that didn't stop the meeting from taking place. "When I met him he was laying in a hospital bed wearing his boxer shorts and a wife beater! He had a cannula up his nose and a saline drip in his arm," Madonna recounted.
"He was grinning like the Cheshire Cat. I was carrying my giant boombox ready to play my cassette for him immediately! He smiled and laughed when he saw me and asked me if I was related to the Virgin Mary. I knew we would hit it off. I played him the song a few times. He signed me to his record label that day!! This moment changed the course of my life forever. And was the beginning of my journey as a musical artist.
"Not only did Seymour hear me but he saw me and my potential! For this I will be eternally grateful! I am weeping as I write this down. Words cannot describe how I felt at this moment after years of grinding and being broke and getting every door slammed in my face.
"Anyone who knew Seymour knew about his passion for music and his impeccable taste. He had an ear like no other! He was intense – wickedly funny – a little bit crazy and deeply intuitive. Dearest Seymour you will never be forgotten!! Thank You! Thank you Thank you! Shine on!!!"
Madonna's team has now added the maxi single for Nothing Really Matters to digital platforms. This means that iconix remixes such as Kruder & Dorfmeister and Club 69 can finally be streamed!
Very exciting news! In her Instagram stories, Madonna is seen in the recording studio with none other than Stuart Price! The last time the duo collaborated was on the highly successful 2005 album Confessions On A Dance Floor and and the 2006 Confessions Tour that followed. Wonder what the two are cooking up now? :)↑ Back to top of page