In Brief: Abel Korzeniowski, Venice, MDNA, Monte Pittman, Material Girl, Penny Marshal and more…
October 25, 2012 News

In Brief: Abel Korzeniowski, Venice, MDNA, Monte Pittman, Material Girl, Penny Marshal and more…

MDNA is GOLD
Madonna’s latest album MDNA has been certified gold on October 9th by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Madonna’s MDNA album Her Majesty’s MDNA album for gold status on October 9, 2012, denoting 500,000 sales in the United States!

New “Madonna on Ellen” Teasers
Madonna has taped a full episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which will be broadcasted on October 29th!
Here are the first teasers…



New MNDA Tour Merchandise
Madonna’s MDNA tour currently travels the U.S and will soon be visiting South America. Check out Madonna’s official online store now to get your copy of the new “Red Glove” hoodie, “I’m A Sinner” pint & shot glasses and more!

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People Choice Awards
Madonna is currently up for “Nomation Selections” for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards in three different categories: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Album. You can vote until November 2nd. The final nominees will be officially announced on November 15th.
Vote vote vote!

Thank lamb83

Madonna in Venice
The Palazzo Mocenigo Museum currently features the notorius Vionnet dress designed by Rodolfo Paglialunga and worn by Madonna at the W.E premiere in Venice, on the 1st of September 2011.
If you’re in the area, you can still go visit it until January 6th 2013.

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Big thanks Alessio & Marco

Penny Marshall on recruiting Madonna
Actress and director Penny Marshall tells “Say Anything!” host Joy Behar how she recruited Madonna to star in the softball movie “A League of Their Own.”

2012 World Soundtrack Academy Award for W.E.
Congratulations Abel Korzeniowski, who just won the 2012 World Soundtrack Academy Public Choice Award for W.E.

A great award for an amazing soundtrack!

Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition
Gary Trust answers fan questions on his “Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition”

Hi Gary,

I’m an avid Madonna fan, have been since her debut. I’ve noticed that her latest album, “MDNA,” has re-entered the Billboard 200 a couple of times recently, surely due to her touring the U.S. I’m curious to know exactly how many units it has sold and how it compares to her three prior albums: “American Life” (2003), “Confessions on a Dance Floor” (2005) and “Hard Candy” (2008). I truly believe that “MDNA” is a brilliant album and is suffering in sales due to poor singles choices and little radio airplay. I have not heard one track off the set on any top 40 radio station.

Thanks,

John O’Sullivan
Sacramento, California

Hi John,

I agree that “MDNA” is likely underrated, with “Love Spent” a potential hit that, sadly, may never get its chance as a single. “Give Me All Your Luvin’ ” and “Girl Gone Wild” peaked at Nos. 24 and 38, respectively, on Pop Songs. Third single “Turn Up the Radio” looks unlikely to chart. (Perhaps “Superstar” might?)

Madonna’s current tour has seemingly spurred sales. Three weeks ago, as Madonna toured the East Coast, “MDNA” was No. 94 on the Billboard 200 – but No. 21 in Boston and No. 29 in New York, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

This week, “MDNA” re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 181. The set has sold 512,000, trailing “Hard Candy” (744,000), “Confessions” (1.7 million) and “Life” (680,000). (Remember, though, that “MDNA” has been out for six months and sales were heftier earlier in the 2000s).

Madonna on the cover of Monopol
Madonna and Keith Haring are featured on the November issue of German Monopol magazine…

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Madonna’s guitarist Monte Pittman Becomes Three-Dimensional on New Album
Madonna’s guitarist Monte Pittman will be releasing his third album “M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1,” on November 19.

Read the official press release HERE!

First Vogue, Now Material Girl

Mr. Arturo Avina’s class, from LAUSD’s Olympic Primary Center, performs an altered version of “Material Girl” for their school play, “The Lonely Prince” (based on the story by Max Bollliger). Mr. Avina’s class decided to perform this play as a final project for their language arts unit on friendship. In this scene, which opens the play, maids and butlers bring the Prince an array of toys, but no matter what they bring, he remains bored and unhappy. It is not until much later, when he finally finds a friend, that he understands that material objects will not bring him happiness. The full play, featuring other musical numbers, will debut on YouTube on November 2, 2012.

In case you missed the original Vogue video, here it is again…