Today in Madonna History: September 28, 2005

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On September 28 2005, Madonna’s official website confirmed that Johan Renck would direct the music video for Hung Up, the lead single from Confessions On A Dance Floor.

Photographer David LaChapelle had initially signed on to direct but dropped out of the project during pre-production after a disagreement with Madonna over the video’s creative direction.

Renck had previously collaborated with Madonna in 1999 when he directed the video for Nothing Really Matters.

Today in Madonna History: September 27, 2009

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On September 27 2009, Madonna’s hits compilation, Celebration, debuted at number one on the Official UK Album Chart, bringing her total of number ones (11 total) in line with Elvis Presley. Only The Beatles had more number ones, with a total of fifteen.

This achievement also marked another record for Madonna: the most successful female solo artist of all time.

Other records (at this time in Madonna’s career history):

  • Madonna had spent more than 29 weeks at number one on the Official UK Album Chart (more than any other female solo artist)
  • Madonna had more UK number one singles (13) than any other female solo artist
  • Achieved the chart double (simultaneous number one album and single) more times (4) than any other female solo artist
  • Completed the highest grossing tour in history (Sticky & Sweet) for a female artist

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Today in Madonna History: September 26, 1988

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On September 26 1988, Madonna began recording the Like A Prayer album in Los Angeles, California with collaborators Patrick Leonard and Stephen Bray.

Madonna had begun writing for the album during down time of her Broadway run in David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow, for which she gave her final performance in late August.

With her marriage to Sean Penn on the rocks, Madonna found herself at a personal and creative crossroads, with plenty to express.

Today in Madonna History: September 25, 1990

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On September 25 1990, the photo shoot for the cover of the Justify My Love single was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

Today in Madonna History: September 24, 1983

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On September 24 1983, Madonna performed Physical Attraction, Everybody, Holiday and Burning Up at Uncle Sam’s Club in Levittown, New York.

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Today in Madonna History: September 23, 1992

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On September 23 1992, Madonna was featured in a public service announcement titled The Diva for MTV’s Rock The Vote series.

The three-and-a-half-minute skit was directed by close friend Alek Keshishian (Truth Or Dare), who would later use a similar premise in his television ads for Madonna’s 1999 Max Factor campaign.

Today in Madonna History: September 22, 2017

On September 22 2017, Madonna released a hilarious video to promote the MDNA skincare line (released at Barney’s in the USA on Tuesday September 26). In the video, directed by David Sabshon (filmed on July 25), Madonna was joined by Instagram starJosh Ostrovsky (commonly known as The Fat Jewish).

Here’s part of the hilarious dialog between the two:

“You know what I think, Josh? Pampering is the key to youth. I spray my face with Rose Mist spray, and I feel like I’m walking through a garden”

Fat Jew responds: “People ask my all the time, why do you look so glowing? Like you’re pregnant. And I say it’s because I mist myself with Rosé all day long.”

When Madonna asks if she can try the Rosé, “Will it send me down a spiral of shame?”

“You’re gonna make some really questionable decisions,” Fat Jew says.

“I’ve been doing that for 33 years,” Madonna points out.

 

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