Today In Madonna History: August 30, 2012

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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?

Today in Madonna History: April 1, 2012

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On April 1 2012, Madonna achieved her 12th UK #1 album with MDNA, overtaking Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums of all-time in Great Britain.

Today In Madonna History: January 31, 2012

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On January 31 2012, the deluxe edition cover for MDNA was unveiled through Madonna’s official Facebook page.  The album’s artwork was shot by Mert and Marcus and directed by Giovanni Bianco.

Today in Madonna History: August 4, 2012

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On August 4 2012, Madonna performed in Kiev, Ukraine for the first time during her MDNA World Tour.

Today in Madonna History: April 24, 2012

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On April 24 2012, Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild 12″ picture disc was released.

Side A: Girl Gone Wild (Album Version)

Side B: Girl Gone Wild (Justin Cognito Extended Remix)

Today in Madonna History: April 20, 2018

On April 20 2018, Tim Bergling (Avicii) died. Avicii first worked with Madonna on a remix of Girl Gone Wild from the MDNA album. Avicii later worked with Madonna on the Rebel Heart album, producing the following tracks: Rebel Heart (title track), Devil Pray, Wash All Over Me, AddictedMessiah and HeartBreakCity. In addition to the songs that made it onto Rebel Heart, several tracks did not make the cut: Never Let You GoBorrowed Time, 2 Steps Behind Me and Alone With Me.

Madonna tweeted her reaction to the news of Tim’s death:

So Sad……. So Tragic. God Bye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone too Soon.

 

Today in Madonna History: April 10, 2012

On April 10 2012, MDNA was issued on vinyl as a deluxe 2-disc set in North America.

The same configuration of the album was also released in European markets one week later.

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