Today in Madonna History: April 6, 2017

 

On April 6 2017, CNN published an article explaining why Madonna understands a little something about pulled Pepsi commercials:

In 1989, she starred in a Pepsi commercial that was pulled because of controversy over the music video for Like A Prayer, which featured burning crosses and showed Madonna kissing a black actor portraying a saint.

She reminded the world of this bit of pop culture history Wednesday when she posted on Instagram about the disastrous Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner.

 “When you wake up and realize that SHIT just really doesn’t make sense. Side Note: My Pepsi commercial was pulled 30 years ago because I was kissing a black saint! #ironic.”

 

Today in Madonna History: March 22, 2007

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On March 22 2007, the M by Madonna clothing line was made available in H&M stores around the world.

The campaign was photographed by Steven Klein.

Watch the commercial:

Today in Madonna History: March 8, 2007

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On March 8 2007, fashion store H&M started the online promotion for the M by Madonna clothing line.

The campaign was photographed by Steven Klein.

The H&M commercial that promoted the M by Madonna line featured Madonna, and was directed by Madonna.

M by Madonna became available in H&M stores in Hong Kong on March 10, and around the world on March 22, 2007.

Watch the commercial:

Today in Madonna History: January 25, 2008

On January 25 2008, Sunsilk announced that Madonna, Marilyn Monroe and Shakira would be the faces of their first global advertising campaign.

From the press release:

The campaign aims to convince twenty-something girls around the world that “Life Can’t Wait”. These three powerful fashion and beauty icons embody the spirit of living life with passion and urgency. They have made their lives happen and Sunsilk hopes millions of girls will be inspired to do the same. Due to launch during the American Super Bowl on February 3rd, the Life Can’t Wait campaign aims to encourage women to live their lives to the fullest by making the most of every minute. The new Sunsilk campaign tells each icon’s unique story through the lens of their changing hair – each look inspiring a new chapter in their lives, revealing the power of hair as a tool of self-expression.

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.

 

Today in Madonna History: May 29, 1995

On May 29 1995, Alek Keshishian filmed Madonna in a Japanese television commercial for Takara, a shochu or Japanese sake manufacturer. The sake, called Jun Legend, was made by blending two types of alcohol distilled from barley and corn and aging them in charred oak barrels for one to five years. Takara’s claim was that the sake tasted similar to whiskey.

Madonna wrote and sang the commercial’s jingle, which featured the lyrics: “How can I be pure, when all the strength I have is breaking me? How can I be sure, where is this road I’ve chosen taking me? I’m pure. Jun Legend.”

 

Today in Madonna History: March 8, 2007

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On March 8 2007, fashion store H&M started the online promotion for the M by Madonna clothing line.

The campaign was photographed by Steven Klein.

The H&M commercial that promoted the M by Madonna line featured Madonna, and was directed by Madonna.

M by Madonna became available in H&M stores in Hong Kong on March 10, and around the world on March 22, 2007.

Watch the commercial:

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