Amy Schumer Revealed How She Landed The Gig With Madonna, Who She Still Hasn’t Met

Jun 30, 2015 0

Amy Schumer gave a candid interview to Howard Stern this morning in which she touched on several topics, including her new movie Trainwreck, being offered The Daily Show, and opening for Madonna in NYC this September. To the latter point, Schumer discussed how she came to land that gig in the first place, being that Madonna does not typically (as in, ever) have comedians open for her because comedy and music don’t always pair well together.

However, it was Madonna who initiated the whole thing, which isn’t tremendously surprising because the Material Girl is always coming up with new ways to stay relevant, and what better way than to tie herself to the hottest female comedian around right now? But as far as the how, it turns out that Madonna is also good friends with Chris Rock, who, as we know, is directing Schumer’s stand-up special. Apparently, all it took was a phone call to Rock to set the whole thing up, as Schumer says she still hasn’t spoken with Madonna and probably won’t meet her until the night of the concert.

Schumer also does not have any positive illusions about opening up for a Madonna concert, and is convinced that she’ll bomb, although she doesn’t seem particularly concerned about that because, on the bright side, she gets to see a Madonna concert three nights in a row. Glass half-full?

Ariana Grande Sings Whitney Houston-Madonna Mashup At NYC Pride

Jun 29, 2015 0

Last night (June 28), Ariana Grande headlined New York Pride’s Dance on the Pier. During her set she expertly blended Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” with Madonna’s “Vogue”.

The crowd of about 10,000 seemed excited enough to hear Grande sing the dramatic opening minutes of Houston’s “I’m Every Woman,” the Chaka Khan cover she recorded for 1992’s The Bodyguard. Then the “Vogue” beat kicked in, which had her and her backup dancers striking poses and looking fierce.

Billboard’s 2015 Mid-Year Readers’ Poll

Jun 29, 2015 0

The results are in and Madonna was voted third place MVP and Third best music video of the year so far.

First-Half MVP

1. One Direction (32%)
2. Taylor Swift (12%)
3. Madonna (7%)

Best Music Video

1. Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (21%)
2. Nicki Minaj beat. Beyonce, “Feeling Myself” (11%)
3. Madonna, “Bitch I’m Madonna” (10%)

Chart Update

Jun 27, 2015 0

Madonna scores a re-entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Bitch I’m Madonna” at No. 5. The track, featuring Nicki Minaj, is Madonna’s first top five hit and second top 10 since the chart’s Jan. 26, 2013 launch.

Powered by its star-laden video, “Bitch” boasts sales of 13,000, up 1,703 percent, good for a No. 6 re-entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. It also garnered 2.6 million U.S. streams (up 1,454 percent, with 81 percent stemming from Vevo on YouTube views), granting Madonna her first appearance on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 5).

On Dance Club Songs, “Bitch” enters at No. 26, kicking off its bid to become the third No. 1 from her album Rebel Heart, following “Living for Love” and “Ghosttown.” Remixes of “Bitch” from Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand and Sick Individuals, among others, were released on June 16.