On February 3 2014, Billboard announced The 50 Greatest Grammy Moments, with Same Love and Open Your Heart performed by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah ranking #2/50.
The performance made history by performing a wedding ceremony for 33 diverse couples.
On January 28 2014, Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for her MTV Unplugged concert, which was recorded at Sunset Gower Studios in Los Angeles. For the country-western section of Miley’s show, Madonna and Miley wore bejewelled cowgirl outfits to perform a mash-up of Don’t Tell Me (one of Miley’s favourite Madonna songs) and her own hit, We Can’t Stop.
Miley’s Unplugged concert aired on MTV the next day (January 29 2014).
On June 12 2014, Little Jimmy Scott died. Little Jimmy had a cameo in the music video for Madonna’s Secret.
Madonna had this to say about Scott:
“Jimmy Scott is the only singer who makes me cry.”
On December 31 2014, Madonna tweeted:
Bitches i’m looking to the future and the future looks good! #rebelheart #unapologeticbitch
Today Justin and I are also looking to the future and the future does look good!
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On December 2 2014, Billboard magazine announced that Madonna had beaten Paul McCartney to become the World’s Richest Recording Artist.
According to the article, these were the 10 Richest Recording Artists at the time (amounts are in U.S. dollars):
1) Madonna $800 million
2) Paul McCartney $660 million
3) Dr. Dre $650 million
4) Diddy $640 million
5) Celine Dion $630 million
6) Bono $590 million
7) Mariah Carey $520 million
8) Jay Z $510 million
9) Elton John $450 million
10) Beyonce $440 million