With the promo machine running full steam for Madonna‘s new album ‘Rebel Heart’, the Pop queen is already looking beyond current single single ‘Living For Love’.
For, this week not only was it confirmed which single will succeed the dance-floor anthem, details about its accompanying video were revealed too. Per multiple sources including The Inquisitr, ‘Ghosttown’ will serve as the official second single to be lifted from ‘Rebel Heart’.
Elsewhere, reliable reports suggest Madge’s longtime collaborator Jonas Akerlund will helm the music video. With visual credits such as ‘Ray of Light’ and Lady GaGa‘s ‘Telephone’, Akurland certainly makes for a great choice.
Haven’t heard ‘Ghosttown’ yet? Take a listen to the official stream which was added to Madonna’s YouTube today below.
‘Rebel Heart’, the album, arrives on March 10th worldwide.
The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Living for Love,' tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. MadonnamakesBillboardchart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 onDance Club Songs, where "Living for Love" lifts 2-1. (The ranking, dated March 7, will refresh on Billboard.com on Thursday, Feb. 26.)bWith the coronation, Madonna equalsGeorge Strait, who's logged 44 No. 1s onHot Country Songs, for the most leaders ever by an act on a singularBillboardchart. It's fitting history for the artists also known, respectively, and reverently, as the Queen of Pop and the King of Country.
Television host and Madonna super fan Kelly Ripa appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night and revealed how she once creeped out her idol.
Ripa said that she’d been invited to an Oscars party hosted by Madonna a few years ago and, upon meeting the legendary singer, hugged her and smelled her. According to Ripa, Madonna was not impressed with the “weirdo” behavior.
Despite the frosty reaction, Ripa still seems to think fondly of the encounter. Beaming, she excitedly told Kimmel, “She smells like gardenias!”
Madonna’s going to be seated right in front of the man who helped launch her music career: Nile Rodgers, the man responsible for her first two albums. “Like a Virgin,” anyone? He was just speaking about her, saying he’d love to work with her again. Nile is currently living it up after the success of the last Daft Punk album, an album her plays on.
I wonder how long it’s been since Nile and Madonna spoke.
The "Living for Love" music video is the first to premiere on the app's Snap Channel.
Today, Madonna is set to premiere the first music video from her new album, Rebel Heart, on Snapchat, the picture messaging app that was recently valued at $10 billion. The video accompanies "Living for Love," the album's first single, and will be viewable on the app's "Snap Channel."
It's been a rocky album campaign for the pop star, 56, who has endured two devastating album leaks, the second of which happened on Monday and included the 25-track deluxe version. Rebel Heart will go on sale Tuesday, March 10th, after Madonna performs at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8th, and the Brit Awards on Feb. 25th.
The video was directed by the French duo Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen, together known as J.A.C.K., was edited by longtime Madonna collaborator Danny B. Tull, and styled by B. Akerlund -- who also works wth Beyonce, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. It was choreographed by Megan Lawson.
To state the obvious, it's a major coup for the three-year-old Snapchat, which boasts an estimated 200 million users. CEO Evan Spiegel made headlines during last year's Sony hack when a series of uncovered e-mails revealed that he was at work on an in-app music feature, including negotiations with Vevo to bring music video viewing inside Snapchat's interface. Those talks reported stalled, but the music feature being discussed was likely tied to Discover, which was announced last month.
Discover feeds news and entertainment from 12 different companies directly to the user. Participating organizations include Warner Music Group, National Geographic, People magazine, ESPN and Vice, who enlist editors to select stories (which can include photo essays and videos) that are shared and refreshed every 24 hours.