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Tupac Shakur’s break-up letter to Madonna to go on auction with £100,000 starting bid

Tupac Shakur / Madonna
The breakup letter that Madonna received from her ex-boyfriend Tupac Shakur will go on auction later this month (read the note here). The note is included as part of a collection of intimate personal items put up for auction by the pop icon's former friend Darlene Lutz. Other items include cassettes and a hairbrush with strands of Madonna's hair. Bidding...

Emma González slams Madonna’s ‘God Control’ music video

Emma Gonzalez, Madonna
Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist Emma González has posted several strongly worded tweets condemning Madonna’s latest music video, for ‘God Control.’ The ‘Madame X’ visual, which dropped last Wednesday (Jun 26), was meant to be a “wake up” call on gun violence in the US. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the clip follows the pop icon and a group of...

Madonna rallies against gun violence in powerful ‘God Control’ video – watch

Madonna, performs live on stage after the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Madonna has made a pointed critique on gun violence in the US with the release of her music video for 'God Control'. The pop icon, who unveiled her fourteenth album 'Madame X' earlier this month, stars in the video that stages a graphic shooting at a nightclub. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv-sdTOw5cs&feature=youtu.be In the video, various revellers are mown down by bullets fired by a lone attacker....

Bruce Springsteen beats Madonna to Number 1 album spot with ‘Western Stars’

Bruce Springsteen has beaten Madonna to take the Number 1 slot on the Official Albums Chart with his latest release, 'Western Stars.' Read more: The Big Read – Madonna: “People pick on me. That’s just the way it is” Springsteen's 19th studio album finished 25,000 combined sales ahead of Madonna's 'Madame X', her 14th studio album. 'Western Stars' is Springsteen's first...

It’s Madonna vs Bruce Springsteen in the battle for the UK’s Number One album this week

Madonna and Bruce Springsteen are battling it out for this week's UK Number One album. The Boss and The Queen of Pop both have new albums – 'Western Stars' and 'Madame X', respectively – out this week, and early stats from the Official Charts Company released this evening (June 17) indicate that the two music heavyweights will duke it out for the top spot...

Madonna reveals who she thought would win ‘Game of Thrones’

Madame X is many things... including a Game of Thrones fan. Speaking to NME during our cover interview, Madonna revealed who she thought would end up becoming ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. "Come on," she quipped, "do you need to even ask me that? Khaleesi, obviously. She's the mother of dragons!" READ MORE: The NME Madonna Interview Madonna has been a follower...

Madonna on how “influential” people asked her for “sexual favours” in her early days: “I couldn’t bring myself to do it”

Madonna has spoken of how a lot of "influential" people within the music industry would ask her for sexual favours in exchange for helping her out in her early career. The NME Big Read: Madonna – ”People pick on me. That’s just the way it is” The iconic singer, who this week releases her acclaimed new album 'Madame X', was speaking to...

Madonna’s 20 best songs

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'Into The Groove' (1985) This straight-up bop soundtracked the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, in which Madonna played the titular Susan Thomas. It's about dancing, of course. Key lyric: "Only when I'm dancing can I feel this free" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52iW3lcpK5M '4 Minutes' (2008) 2008 found Madonna flipping to the 'Ti' section of her phonebook to rope in Timbaland and Justin Timberlake for an apoca-jam of epic...

The ages of Madonna – the evolution of an icon

Oh just seize me by the collar and cha-cha me into oblivion, Madonna! This month The Queen of Pop returned with the first taster of ‘Madame X’ - her first record in four years - and in short, it’s evidence that she’s bursting with fresh inspiration. Featuring the Colombian singer Maluma, and taking its name from his birth city...

The Big Read – Madonna: ”People pick on me. That’s just the way it is”

Madonna interview
Controversy has followed Madonna through her entire career. Too loud, too outrageous, too provocative, too everything. But if you ever thought she'd slow down, think again. Her latest reincarnation, Madame X, is an eye-patch-wearing alter-ego bent on saying the unsayable, pushing the boundaries and cha-cha-cha-ing her way to pop glory. NME Editor Charlotte Gunn has an audience with the Queen Of Pop in London.