On March 26 2009, Madonna’s I Am Because We Are documentary premiered online via YouTube and Hulu. The documentary was directed by Nathan Rissman and narrated by Madonna.
According to the press release:
I Am Because We Are depicts a journey in the second poorest country in the world, Malawi. In a country of 12 million people, so many children without parents has caused irreparable damage. The film attempts to explore what is going on in the heads and hearts of these orphans, and what the future holds for them. Suffering from AIDS, infections and malnutrition, most of the children in Malawi are in need for food, medical care, but also for proper education and guidance. More than just a story about Malawi, I Am Because We Are provides the audience with keys to help changing the situation but also spreads hope for a better world.
On December 11 2009, Madonna’s official website announced that Revolver would be released as the second single from the deluxe edition of her greatest hits collection, Celebration. The digital maxi-single would be released on December 29th, with the CD maxi-single hitting North American stores in late January and a vinyl 12″ following in early February 2010. This would be Madonna’s final single release under her contract with Warner Bros. Records.
On December 3 2009, the 52nd Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced, including Madonna’s Celebration in the Best Dance Recording category. Other nominees in the category included Britney Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and David Guetta.
On September 22 2009, Madonna and Nathan Rissman’s I Am Because We Are documentary was released on DVD.
On August 6 2009, Madonna performed her Sticky & Sweet Tour in Helsinki, Finland. Madonna performed for a sold out crowd of 85,354 fans, generating $12,18,455 in ticket sales.
Did you like the changes made to the 2009 version of the tour?
On July 31 2009, the title track from Madonna’s Celebration (greatest hits album) was made available for download on iTunes.