On March 14 2015, Madonna was interviewed by Jonathan Ross for The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV. Madonna was in the UK to promote Rebel Heart. Jonathan had interviewed Madonna once previously in 1992, during the promotion of her Erotica album.
Watch the interview here:
On December 5 1993, the final single from Madonna’s Erotica album, Bye Bye Baby, debuted at 31 on the Australian Singles Chart.
The single included the following versions of Bye Bye Baby:
- Album Version
- N.Y. Hip Hop Mix
- California Hip Hop Jazzy
- Madonna’s Night On The Club
- Rick Does Madonna’s Dub
- House Mix
- Madonna Gets Hardcore
On May 11 1993, the music video for Fever premiered on MTV. The video was directed by Stéphane Sednaoui.
On April 20 1992, Madonna signed a deal with Time Warner to set up her own multimedia entertainment company called Maverick.
The 7-year arrangement (with an option to extend to 11 years) allowed Madonna to run Maverick with her then long-time manager, Freddy DeMann, and have its headquarters based in Los Angeles.
Madonna was advanced as much as $60 million for the deal that included music publishing, television, film, merchandising and book-publishing.
David Geffen said this of the deal:
“Madonna’s deal is certainly extraordinary, but I think she’s a great talent with a great will, and if she wants to do something she’ll do it. She works very hard, takes big risks and stays at the cutting edge of what’s happening.”
Charles Koppelman, the chief operating officer of EMI Records North America, had this to day:
“If anyone is going to get a deal of this magnitude, she is the kind of artist to give it to, she’s the exception: someone who taps into artists and musical genres before the rest of the world does. In other deals where artists get their own labels, such perks are usually window dressing to satisfy their egos. Madonna’s different. I would bet on her to make something more of it.”
The first two projects released under Maverick included Madonna’s own Erotica album and her coffee table SEX book, in October of 1992.
On January 6 1993, Madonna’s Erotica album was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 2 million units in the USA.
What is your favourite track from Erotica?