Today in Madonna History: August 9, 2012

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On August 9 2012, Madonna spoke out for gay rights at an MDNA concert in St Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s home town, where  a law was adopted to curb homosexual “propaganda.”

Performing in black lingerie with the words “No Fear” scrawled on her bare back, Madonna urged the audience – most wearing pink wrist bands distributed at the door – to “show your love and appreciation to the gay community”.

“We want to fight for the right to be free,” she said.

Today in Madonna History: August 4, 2012

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On August 4 2012, Madonna performed in Kiev, Ukraine for the first time during her MDNA World Tour.

Today in Madonna History: July 10, 2012

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On July 10 2012, Madonna’s MDNA World Tour stopped in Cologne, Germany. Madonna performed in front of a SOLD OUT crowd (14,489 fans) at the Lanxess Arena.

Check out the fantastic photos above, from the live performance of Revolver.

Today in Madonna History: June 19, 2012

On June 19 2012, Evita: 15th Anniversary Edition was released on Blu-ray, with the You Must Love Me music video included as a bonus feature.

The music video for You Must Love Me was directed by Alan Parker. Madonna was eight months pregnant (with Lourdes) when the video was shot. Madonna stood behind a piano to conceal her pregnancy during the video shoot.

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.

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