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.

Today in Madonna History: April 9, 2012

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On April 9 2012, Avicii released the Ultra Music Fest Remix of Girl Gone Wild.  The remix kept all of Madonna’s original vocals, but the Swedish hitmaker lent his signature electro sounds to the back beat of the UMF Mix version. While Madonna’s album version of Girl Gone Wild was danceable as is, the revamped Avicii version made the song into an all-out party, with intense synth and Eurodance beats added to the MDNA track.

Today in Madonna History: April 2, 2012

On April 2 2012, Madonna’s MDNA was the #1 album in the UK. MDNA was also Madonna’s 12th #1 album in the UK, the most by any solo artist in the UK’s chart history at the time.

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.

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