Madonna is currently #1 in 36 countries around the world with the release of six songs from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart. In virtually every country the songs were released, they held six of the ten slots on the Top 10 iTunes chart. In seven of those countries, she had multiple No. 1’s. The single Living for Love is currently No. 1 in 20 countries. The six songs – Living For Love, Devil Pray, Ghosttown, Unapologetic Bitch, Illuminati and Bitch I’m Madonna (featuring Nicki Minaj) – are available here:
The news of the surprise drop came when Madonna posted a link late last night on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/madonna) announcing the release of the six songs as, “an early Christmas gift” to those that preordered the album. Fans immediately went to iTunes and drove the songs to #1 around the globe. Instantaneously Rebel Heart exploded on social media with the album topping the Billboard Trending 140 Chart. On Facebook #Madonna was the #1 trending topic and continues to trend there. Additionally, #Madonna and #RebelHeart have been trending on Twitter in the US all day.
Rebel Heart will be released in March 2015 on Interscope Records. Producers include Madonna, Diplo (Living For Love, Bitch I’m Madonna, Unapologetic Bitch), Kanye West (Illuminati), Billboard (Ghosttown), DJ Dahi and Blood Diamonds (Devil Pray). The album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Toronto singer/songwriter Voyce Alexander (a.k.a Aion Clarke) offers this new single “She Wants 2,” a song with a club anthem with his smooth R&B vocals. Clarke, who penned Day 26’s “Got Me Going” and Rihanna’s “Dem Haters,” is talented in front of and behind the mic, and this one is pretty turnt..I think it’s safe to say we need an EP soon!
Bangladeshi origin, london based artist Mumzy Stranger debuts his highly anticipated brand new video for “Ash Kardi”. He made his mainstream recording debut in the summer of 2009 with his debut single “One More Dance”, which topped the UK Asian Charts, as did the follow-up singles, “Showgirl” and “Fly With Me”. He is the first artist of Bangladeshi descent to have entered the mainstream music industry and is one of the latest prospects of British-Asian R&B artists in Britain
Sean paul drops a new riddim called “Hypocrite”. This track was produced by Andre Gray, Sean Henriques and Jason Henriques.
You can pre-order Rebel Heart now on iTunes and receive the six tracks. Additional music will be released on February 9, with the full album on March 10 featuring production from Kanye, Diplo, and Billboard.
Nicki Minaj premieres her very own film, The Pinkprint. The queen of rap shows off her acting skills in the dramatic and emotional 16-minute clip, which was inspired by her third album and features tracks including “The Crying Game,” “All Things Go,” and “Grand Piano.”