The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Artist Albums of 2015 so far
So far, Madonna’s Rebel Heart is #30 of the 40 most successful albums of 2015 in the UK.
The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Artist Albums of 2015 so far are…
01 – In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
02 – X – Ed Sheeran
03 – Wanted On Voyage – George Ezra
04 – 1989 – Taylor Swift
05 – Hozier – Hozier
06 – Chaos And The Calm – James Bay
07 – Chasing Yesterday – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying
08 – Title – Meghan Trainor
09 – A Perfect Contradiction – Paloma Faith
10 – Wilder Mind – Mumford & Sons
11 – Royal Blood – Royal Blood
12 – 1000 Forms Of Fear – Sia
13 – Never Been Better – Olly Murs
14 – Chapter One – Ella Henderson
15 – How Big How Blue How Beautiful – Florence & The Machine
16 – The Ultimate Collection – Paul Simon
17 – Drones – Muse
18 – American Beauty/american Psycho – Fall Out Boy
19 – Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter
20 – Iii – Take That
21 – Uptown Special – Mark Ronson
22 – V – Maroon 5
23 – Caustic Love – Paolo Nutini
24 – The Magic Whip – Blur
25 – The Day Is My Enemy – Prodigy
26 – Motion – Calvin Harris
27 – Smoke & Mirrors – Imagine Dragons
28 – The Balcony – Catfish & The Bottlemen
29 – Four – One Direction
30 – Rebel Heart – Madonna
31 – Coming Up For Air – Kodaline
32 – No Sound Without Silence – Script
33 – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
34 – To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
35 – + – Ed Sheeran
36 – Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters
37 – Direct Hits – Killers
38 – The Desired Effect – Brandon Flowers
39 – Stay Gold – First Aid Kit
40 – Stages – Josh Groban
Channing Tatum shows off his Vogue moves
Vanity Fair asked to break down 7 classic dance moves in 30 seconds…
Madonna’s longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg to retire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF
Liz Rosenberg Media will be closing our offices at the end of June.
After more than two centuries of being in the publicity game, taking care of more than a few one-namers, a few thousand wanna-be’s, several not a chance in hell and lots in between, I’ve decided it’s time to take a very long, extended and well deserved break.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved all my adventures and I’ve had enough for many lifetimes. I’ve been unbelievably lucky to have a front row seat to some of the most incredible moments in music and pop-culture history. And let us not forget, I also had my share of begging, waiting, explaining, crying, juggling, keeping secrets, lying on very rare occasions – maybe twice tops, being punched by paparazzi, dancing on ceilings, scraping people off the floor- including myself and oh so much more.
I send a huge, wet, juicy kiss from my lips to yours to all of the many people my heart beats for – you know who you are – a hug or warm handshake to those I don’t know as well and blessings to everybody. Shalom y’all.
How Live Nation Used Facebook’s Atlas to Promote Madonna’s Tour
Concert promoter Live Nation used Facebook’s Atlas advertising platform to tie a 66 percent boost in purchases during Madonna’s 2015 “Rebel Heart” concert tour to mobile.
The campaign for Madonna’s tour marked Live Nation’s first global, end-to-end tour launch with Atlas, and it relied heavily on applications and mobile, including search, social and programmatic/video display channels.
Atlas was able to help ensure that the right creative was sent to the right devices, as well as giving Live Nation accurate data to formulate its strategy for similar campaigns in the future.
Atlas also pointed out that one of the top-performing channels during the campaign was the one for dating app Grindr, adding that if Live Nation had used a standard third-party platform to serve those ads, the results would have shown zero tickets sold.
Atlas head of marketing Jennifer Kattula offered more details on Live Nation’s Madonna campaign in a blog post:
Not willing to risk potential ticket sales for one of the most popular live performers of all-time, Julia and the team at Live Nation enlisted Atlas’ people-based ad capabilities to promote Madonna’s 2015 “Rebel Heart” concert tour. The decision proved savvy: In the company’s efforts to reach core Madonna fans, it announced the tour with an app- and mobile-heavy campaign that included search, social and programmatic/video display channels. Due to Atlas’ targeting and measurement capabilities, Live Nation was not only able to serve the right audience on the right device at the right time–it was able to accurately measure the end result to inform future buys, as well. A post-campaign analysis revealed that by using Atlas, Live Nation was able to tie a whopping 66 percent increase in purchases back to mobile–a sales attribution that would’ve otherwise slipped through the cracks using cookies alone.
Ariana Grande performs “I’m Every Woman/Vogue” mash-up
Huge Madonna fan Ariana Grande performed a new “I’m Every Woman/Vogue” mash-up at NYC Pride 2015
Check it out!
Madonna Sued Over Hard Candy Trademark in Los Angeles Federal Court
Florida-based Hard Candy sued Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary, MGHCandy and Epic Rights on Friday June 19th, in Federal Court. Hard Candy sued Hard Candy Fitness and Madonna in Miami Federal Court in 2014, but the case was transferred to Los Angeles.
Beauty and fashion brand Hard Candy claims Madonna is violating its trademark and trying to license Hard Candy Fitness clubs and clothing. It also claims Madonna is the managing member of MGHCandy, that Oseary owns 50 percent or more of the company, and the Epic Rights is its licensor.
Hard Candy sells its clothing, cosmetics and eyeglasses primarily through Wal-Mart. It says it has done so since 1995, when its first product was a Hard Candy nail polish. It applied for a Hard Candy trademark in 1996, and received it, and received Hard Candy trademarks for other cosmetics as well, it claims in the lawsuit, and it has licensed the marks since 2009.
Nonparty Evolution Ventures sought to trademark Hard Candy Fitness in 2009, and claimed it intended to use the mark in the United States, but has not done so, opening only one center in Mexico City, the complaint states.
Hard Candy Fitness also filed an intent-to-use trademark application for athletic apparel, which the Patent and Trademark Office refused, the complaint states. Nonetheless, the defendants are promoting their Hard Candy Fitness apparel on the Internet, and are trying to license it as well, the complaint states.
Hard Candy seeks an injunction and punitive damages for trademark infringement and dilution and unfair competition, and transfer of any trademarks the defendants have been granted.
It is represented by Stephen Mick with Barnes & Thornburg, whose offices were closed over the weekend.
Diplo Blasts Madonna’s Ageist Haters
Madonna has been getting some hateful comments for her sexy outfits and dance moves in her latest video “Bitch, I’m Madonna” and Diplo is NOT having it!
Diplo stood up for her, but quickly deleted the tweet..
I’m confused that Madonna not allowed to be sexy but Caitlyn Jenner is?
Rare pictures of Madonna by Edo Bertoglio
“Bitch I’m Madonna” cake
Check out The Pastryarch’s latest creation: a “Bitch, I’m Madonna” cake!