Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard
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Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon —Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a purple throne, Madonna kicked off the tribute with a version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which Prince wrote and Sinead O’Connor recorded. She as … Continue reading

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. 1. Taylor Swift; $4,924,051; $112.26. 2. Kenny Chesney; $3,063,483; $89.65. 3. Ed Sheeran; … Continue reading

Idris Elba to open for Madonna in Berlin
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Idris Elba to open for Madonna in Berlin

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba is co-starring with Madonna on stage — not screen. The actor-musician will be the opening act during her “Rebel Heart” tour stop Tuesday at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. The “Luther” and “The Wire” actor is also a DJ, rapper and producer who has performed at … Continue reading

Madonna kicks off ‘Rebel Heart’ tour in Montreal
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Madonna kicks off ‘Rebel Heart’ tour in Montreal

  MONTREAL (AP) — Pole dancers dressed like nuns, Mike Tyson and nonstop theatrics. Welcome to the church of Madonna. The pop star kicked off her “Rebel Heart” tour in Montreal on Wednesday night September 9th, belting out a mix of her iconic hits and new music from her recently released album, also titled, “Rebel … Continue reading

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Music Review: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ is lovely

  Madonna’s 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” beats with romance and rebellion. At 19 tracks, it’s an overstuffed triptych through the iconic performer’s life, careening between uplifting dance tracks, like the percolating “Living for Love” — her 44th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart — and corrosively bitter tunes such as the Avicii-produced … Continue reading

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Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

  JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel’s top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna’s computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said. Police said Israel’s cybercrime unit arrested 38-year-old Adi Lederman on Wednesday after an investigation coordinated … Continue reading