Today in Madonna History: September 9, 1994

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On September 9 1994, the filming for Madonna’s Secret music video began. The black and white music video was directed by photographer Melodie McDaniel and was filmed on September 9, 10, 11, 1994 at the Lenox Lounge and on location on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York.

Today in Madonna History: September 1, 1994

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On September 1 1994, Madonna was named Diva of the Decade by CD Review magazine.

Today in Madonna History: June 25, 1994

On June 25 1994, Madonna’s I’ll Remember peaked at #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in the USA.

Today in Madonna History: June 15, 1994

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On June 15 1994, Dangerous Game was released on home video. The film was directed by Abel Ferrara, and starred Madonna, Harvey Keitel and James Russo.

In 2007, Ferrara recalled,

It was just another one of our films that never came out. But on that one, the audience didn’t really like the film. Madonna killed it. The first impression people get on a movie is the one that never gets out of their mind. So after Madonna got so trashed for doing Body of Evidence, she thought she was going to beat the critics to the punch and badmouth the film. And she actually got good reviews. She never got a good review from the Voice or The New York Times in her life, but she got good reviews for this movie, which she came out and trashed. I’ll never forgive her for it.

Did you watch this film? Did you like it? 

Today in Madonna History: May 28, 1994

On May 28 1994, I’ll Remember (Theme From The Motion Picture With Honors) peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales chart (one week), Hot 100 Airplay chart (five weeks) and Top 40 Mainstream chart (three weeks).

This combined push allowed the single to reach its overall peak of #2 on the Hot 100 Singles chart.

Had the single’s slower growing success on the Hot AC chart (which would peak at #1 for four weeks beginning June 11th) aligned with its sales peak on May 28th, I’ll Remember might have advanced to the top spot on the Hot 100. Instead, a very respectable four-week run at #2 would have to do.

Today In Madonna History: March 21, 1994

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On March 21 1994,  Madonna’s I’ll Remember (Theme From With Honors) music video premiered on MTV.

The video was directed by Alek Keshishian. The androgynous portrayal of Madonna in the video, was appreciated critically for breaking gender barriers.

Today in Madonna History: March 15, 1994

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On March 15 1994, Madonna attended the 8th annual Soul Train Awards with Rosie Perez at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California.

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