The first Rebel Heart Tour dates are in at Billboard Boxscore – and they are all sellouts! Read More
Madonna’s playfully self-celebratory Bitch I’m Madonna, featuring Nicki Minaj, debuts on the Hot 100 (dated July 4) at No. 84, powered most heavily by its 1,454 percent gain to 2.6 million U.S. streams in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music. Read More
Madonna has rescheduled the first five nights of her Rebel Heart Tour, delaying the international trek’s launch more than a week.
Her planned concerts in Miami on Aug. 29 and 30, Atlanta on Sept. 2 and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 5 and 6 have now been moved to January 2016. Read More
The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart royalty, making momentous Billboard chart history, as she now has the most No. 1s ever by an act on a singular Billboard chart. Read More
Madonna makes her debut with a bang onto the Billboard Artist 100 chart, the first weekly survey dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50.
The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Madonna debuts on Pop Songs at No. 36 with Living for Love, aided by concentrated on plays on several iHeartMedia-owned stations, Billboard.com reports. The chart lists each week’s most popular pop songs, ranked by mainstream top 40 radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.
She picked up her crown and put it back on her head. The Queen of Pop reigns again with Living for Love, tying with King of Country George Strait, for the most leaders ever by an act on a singular Billboard chart.
Billboard.com reveals that Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, with Living For Love lifting 2-1. The ranking, dated March 7, will refresh on Billboard.com on Thursday, February 26. Read More
On December 16, Madonna was in her New York apartment when she received word that more than a dozen unfinished demos for her forthcoming album had leaked. Her manager, Guy Oseary, was just returning to his Beverly Hills estate when he got the news. The album, Rebel Heart, was set for a late-April release, and thanks to a meticulous marketing plan and an inspired group of collaborators (including Diplo, Kanye West and Avicii), buzz was strong on the singer’s 13th studio full-length.
Three of the songs from Rebel Heart debuted on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart right after their arrival, Billboard.com reports.
Reconstructing the sequence of events that followed the massive demo leak of last week, Billboard explains that the songs were released digitally in a surprise move at midnight on Friday December 19, available for instant download upon pre-ordering the album or as a la carte purchases. The songs soar onto the chart, therefore, on the strength of only a partial week of sales and with only small benefits from other metrics like streaming, radio airplay and club play. Read More