On February 5, 2012, Madonna performed the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as part of Super Bowl XLVI. The performance featured Madonna with special guests LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green. Madonna’s performance broke a record as the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history at the time, garnering 114 million viewers. Lady Gaga’s 2017 show is the current record holder with 117 million viewers.
Madonna performed Vogue, Music, Give Me All Your Luvin’, Open Your Heart/Express Yourself and Like A Prayer.
On January 29 2012, Live Nation Entertainment and Interscope Records released a press release announcing Madonna’s Give Me All Your Luvin’ single:
Madonna will be releasing her new single Give Me All Your Luvin’ featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. on February 3rd, three days before her highly anticipated Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime performance. Give Me All Your Luvin’ is the first single from Madonna’s upcoming album MDNA, her 12th studio album and follow up to 2008’s Hard Candy which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries. The song was written by Madonna, Martin Solveig, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, composed by Martin Solveig and Michael Tordjman and produced by Madonna and Martin Solveig.
Where does this single rank for you in the history of Madonna’s hit singles? Is it a favorite? Forgotten? Should she perform it again?
On August 30 2012, Turn Up The Radio jumped to the top position on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart, earning Madonna a record-extending 43rd number-one single on the chart.
Marking a sign of the times, the single and remixes were sold exclusively to digital retailers and were sadly not given a physical release on any format (aside from scarce promotional copies), in any country. This was the first time in Madonna’s career that an international commercial single was unavailable to record shops and collectors either through domestic distribution or as an import.
We hope that Interscope realizes that there are many old-school Madonna fans who still enjoy collecting physical releases – and we’re willing to pay for them. So what will it be Interscope? Would you like to earn some extra bucks with the singles from Madonna’s next album, or are you going to leave collectors with padded pockets?
On August 14 2012, Madonna appeared on the cover of Russian Hello magazine.