Today in Madonna History: May 20, 2012

On May 20 2012, Madonna was asked what she would do if she were the President of the United States for one day, and she replied:

“You can’t really change much in one day. I think I would like to be president for a longer time. I wouldn’t spend as much money for weapons of mass destruction but instead for education and art.”

She was also asked if it is more difficult to become famous or maintain fame:

“It’s harder to stay famous than become famous. I don’t think there’s a rule for staying successful. You have to really love what you’re doing. You have to feed your soul with ideas and you’re not allowed to stop growing as a human. That’s what helps to create art. When it comes to my work I don’t take anything for granted.”

Today in Madonna History: April 24, 2012

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On April 24 2012, Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild 12″ picture disc was released.

Side A: Girl Gone Wild (Album Version)

Side B: Girl Gone Wild (Justin Cognito Extended Remix)

Today in Madonna History: April 12, 2012

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On April 12 2012, Madonna launched her first signature fragrance, Truth or Dare by Madonna at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.

Today in Madonna History: April 10, 2012

On April 10 2012, MDNA was issued on vinyl as a deluxe 2-disc set in North America.

The same configuration of the album was also released in European markets one week later.

Today in Madonna History: April 9, 2012

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On April 9 2012, Avicii released the Ultra Music Fest Remix of Girl Gone Wild.  The remix kept all of Madonna’s original vocals, but the Swedish hitmaker lent his signature electro sounds to the back beat of the UMF Mix version. While Madonna’s album version of Girl Gone Wild was danceable as is, the revamped Avicii version made the song into an all-out party, with intense synth and Eurodance beats added to the MDNA track.

Today in Madonna History: April 2, 2012

On April 2 2012, Madonna’s MDNA was the #1 album in the UK. MDNA was also Madonna’s 12th #1 album in the UK, the most by any solo artist in the UK’s chart history at the time.

Today in Madonna History: April 1, 2012

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On April 1 2012, Madonna achieved her 12th UK #1 album with MDNA, overtaking Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums of all-time in Great Britain.

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