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Madonna talks ‘Rebel Heart’ with Billboard.com

In her first Billboard interview about the pre-release of “Rebel Heart” Madonna discusses her new ‘rebellious and romantic’ music, the demo leaks, plans for her new video, ‘possibly’ crashing the Grammys and even the Sony hack.

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Madonna: ‘I’m living in a state of terror’

In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Madonna defends her description of the leak of 13 unfinished demos from her forthcoming album as “a form of terrorism” and “artistic rape”. Madonna also explains she’s been “living in a state of terror” following the leak, adding that there was “a big possibility” that they were the result of her personal computer being hacked.

Rebel Heart salutes The Pinkprint

Rebel Heart salutes The Pinkprint!

Madonna on Instagram shouts out at Nicki Minaj and her The Pinkprint album:

Rebel Heart salutes The Pinkprint! Here’s to another great collab! @nickiminaj @madonna Best of luck with your new record! #rebelheart #pinkprint #unapologeticbitches

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Rebel Heart tops the charts around the world

Madonna is currently #1 in 36 countries around the world with the release of six songs from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart. In virtually every country the songs were released, they held six of the ten slots on the Top 10 iTunes chart. In seven of those countries, she had multiple No. 1’s. The single Living for Love is currently No. 1 in 20 countries.

The news of the surprise drop came when Madonna posted a link late last night on Instagram announcing the release of the six songs as, “an early Christmas gift” to those that preordered the album. Fans immediately went to iTunes and drove the songs to #1 around the globe. Instantaneously Rebel Heart exploded on social media with the album topping the Billboard Trending 140 Chart. On Facebook #Madonna was the No. 1 trending topic and continues to trend there. Additionally, #Madonna and #RebelHeart have been trending on Twitter in the US all day.

Rebel Heart will be released in March 2015 on Interscope Records.
Producers include Madonna, Diplo (Living For Love, Bitch I’m Madonna, Unapologetic Bitch), Kanye West (Illuminati), Billboard (Ghosttown), DJ Dahi and Blood Diamonds (Devil Pray). The album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and New York.

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‘What an amazing experience’

Maureen MacDonald a.k.a Mozella is one of the talented musicians and songwriters who celebrate the success of the worldwide launch of Madonna’s Rebel Heart with one – or more – posts on the social media.
Here’s what she posted on her Instagram page @mozellamusic – revealing that she’s not only co-written Living for Love, Unapologetic Bitch, Illuminati, Bitch I’m Madonna and Joan of Arc, but that there will be more on the album once it’s released in full in March 2015.

GhostTown

Ghosttown

“Ghosttown” is the one song that has been released today as part of the Rebel Heart pre-order that wasn’t included in the batch of demos that leaked earlier this week. Contrary to earlier reports, Madonna did not pen the song on her own. The beautiful Ghosttown credits include American songwriters Sean Douglas, Evan Kidd Bogart and Jason Evigan. They all shared the excitement at the surprise news that “Rebel Heart” was available to pre-order today on their social media accounts.

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Billboard review: Madonna Survives in Style on ‘Living For Love’

Billboard.com reviews Madonna’s new single, Living For Love:

When listening to Madonna sing a line like “Took me to heaven, let me fall down/Now that it’s over, I’m gonna carry on” on new single “Living For Love,” it’s hard not to think of the disappointment the pop queen felt earlier this week, when her thirteenth album leaked online in demo form before it was even officially announced. Fortunately for fans, that initial shock is over, and Madge is carrying on with an album release — “Living For Love” previews Rebel Heart, now due out in March, and hints at the defiant pose that the follow-up to 2012’s MDNA may strike after a few overstuffed dance projects.

Unlike Madonna’s previous two lead singles, the pre-EDM banger “4 Minutes” and the cheerleader pep talk “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” “Living For Love” leaves its focus on its lyrics, with the singer beginning over a regal piano line that’s eventually joined by pulsing percussion. The confidence Madonna displays on the track recalls singular classics like “Express Yourself” and “Like A Prayer,” and when the song weaves its way toward a throbbing drop, Madonna continues crooning, refusing to be relegated to the background. “Living For Love” sounds like a giddy combination of Madonna’s past and present, and represents an encouraging sign for a 2015 project that was unexpectedly thrown into jeopardy at the end of 2014.

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6 Songs for you now – 13 more to come for album 13

There’s no chance you haven’t seen these as they are literally everywhere on the web, but let’s have a closer look at how Madonna announced the release of her new album via her Instagram. This time the number of people tagged raised to stellar numbers as she included many friends and collaborators who teamed up with her for album number 13.