Madonna news - Feb. 2024

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Madonna adds 3rd show in Miami, final show to be added to tour

Source: - 6 February 2024

"As Madonna continues her The Celebration Tour across North America, the best-selling female recording artist of all time announced the final added date to the universally praised tour.  Due to overwhelming demand, a third and final show in Miami, FL will now take place on April 9, 2024, at Kaseya Center, bringing the global tour to a massive 80 dates.

Tickets for the new date will go on sale Friday, February 9 at 10am local time."

Announcing the additional date on Instagram, Madonna added: "The Last and final show is being added to the Celebration Tour", indicating that no more other shows will be added to the tour schedule. This squashes the rumours that the tour would be brought to Brazil.

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'Popular' becomes Madonna's first UK Top 10 hit in 15 years

Source: Huffington Post - 2 February 2024

Madonna has made it back into the UK top 10 singles chart for the first time in over a decade.

And, even more impressively, she's done it with a song that's over six months old.

Last year, Madonna teamed up with The Weeknd and Playboi Carti on the song Popular, as part of the soundtrack to the former's ill-fated TV drama The Idol.

Upon its release, Popular peaked at number 11 in the UK charts, but in recent history, has had a resurgence on streaming platforms.

Following the release of an EP featuring a sped up, slowed down, acapella and instrumental version of the hit, it's now made its way back into the UK charts, reaching a new high of number 10.

This makes Popular the first top 10 hit for Madonna since her single Celebration, which reached number three back in 2009.

Celebration was the title track from Madonna's third greatest hits collection, with the Queen of Pop currently in the middle of a world tour of the same name, celebrating her four decades of music.

The Official Charts Company has said that the Like A Prayer singer has now extended her lead as the female artist with the most UK top 10 singles with 64 in total. Only Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard have more to their name, with 76 and 68, respectively.

Back in June, The Weeknd told Apple Music that collaborating with Madonna was something he'd "always wanted" to do.

"I've always wanted to work with her. I've always wanted to write and produce a Madonna album – well, co-produce with her, of course – because she's a visionary and she has such a singular vision," he said.

"I just want to come into her world and create a classic Madonna album. That was always my dream. So this can be... Hopefully this is the appetiser for that."

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