Madonna news - Aug. 2022

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Madonna and Nile Rodgers party at Central Park's roller disco

Source: Billboard - 11 August 2022

The singer dropped by Central Park's roller disco on Wednesday night to hang with "Like a Virgin" producer Nile Rodgers.

Madonna's many worlds collided in one glittery place on Wednesday night (Aug. 10) when the pop queen skated over to Central Park's DiscOasis roller disco for Madonna night. One special moment during the visit to the four-wheeled fantasia curated by her Live a Virgin producer, Chic's Nile Rodgers, found the pair dancing to the "Queens" remix of Beyoncé's Break My Soul.

Madonna and Nile Rodgers party at Central Park's roller disco

In footage of the superstar summit, Madonna and Rodgers boogie to the remix's house groove at the special night at the Oasis in celebration of the upcoming 50-track version of her dance remix collection, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number One (Aug. 19) — which features such guests as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and Maluma, among others. "Great #record release #party with @madonna @questlove dropping @beyonce #breakmysoul @discoasis," Rodgers captioned a video of the dance duet, which was overlaid with the message, "If you want a great party throw it with Madonna at the DiscOasis."

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The night's DJ, the Roots' Questlove, was pretty blown away by the scene as well, posting his own video and a lengthy message about the epic pop conclave. "Kinda mind blown that @NileRodgers been curating these roller skating jams," he wrote alongside the clip in which Madonna gives him a shout-out. "This environment was a common occurrence for me in the early 80s. Like that was the event to do on the weekend (s/o to USA in philly & Elmwood too!). Fun too! Besides the Prince night back in 2006 I haven't gotten much Roll Bouncing on (well I didn't tonight either i dj'd. s/o out Madge for conquering a fear and skating while the entire world IG lived her—-I can't imagine that kinda scrutiny)—-but yeah man I rarely find parties that have me rock something other than my open format 101 hip hop/soul/pop shtick."

Bey unveiled their remix last week and on Tuesday (Aug. 9) Queen Bey expressed her gratitude for her collaborator. "Thank you, Queen," Bey wrote about the redo of the song from her Renaissance album that interpolates Madonna's 1990s classic Hot 100 No. 1 Vogue while paying tribute to such iconic Black female artists as Aretha Franklin, Robert Flack, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and Diana Ross, as well as a number of ballroom legends.

"I'm so grateful for you. You have opened so many doors for so many women. You are masterpiece genius."

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Madonna promotes Finally Enough Love on Jimmy Fallon

Source: Youtube - 11 August 2022

Madonna has been on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her remix album Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. Watch a few highlights below.

Madonna Shows Off Her Custom Birthday Grillz and Reveals What Almost Killed Her Career

Madonna Gives Jimmy a "Butch" Handbag and Plays a Naughty Word Game

Madonna, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Sing "Music" (Classroom Instruments)

Beyonce calls Madonna 'Masterpiece Genius' in Thank You note

Source: Instagram - 9 August 2022

In her Instagram stories, Madonna has shown off the flowers that she received from Beyonce. In the accompanying note, Beyonce thanks Madonna for approving the remix of Break My Soul. And she reveals that it was Madonna who named the remix.

Thank You, Queen. I'm So Grateful For You. You Have Opened So Many Doors For So Many Women. You Are Masterpiece Genius.

Thank You For Allowing Me To Sing In Your Song And Thank You For Naming The Remix!!!!

Love Always And Forever,

Beyonce sends flowers to Madonna Beyonce sends flowers to Madonna

Beyonce mixes Break My Soul with Vogue in epic Queens Remix

Source: Youtube - 6 August 2022

Beyonce has released The Queens Remix of her successful single Break My Soul, which mixes the track with Madonna's Vogue.

It seems Madonna didn't record any new vocals for the track, it uses the originals from the 1990 #1 hit single.

Beyonce has re-interpreted the rap, paying tribute to black singers, as well as to Madonna herself:

Queen mother Madonna, Aaliyah
Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold
Bessie Smith, Nina Simone
Betty Davis, Solange Knowles
Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl'
Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack
Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack
Missy, Diana, Grace Jones
Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones
Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo
Don't just stand there, get in to it
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it

Beyonce - Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)

As the original Vogue paid tribute to the Vogue subculture of New York, which saw Vogueing battles between different Ballroom Houses, Beyonce also namedrops several of these Houses.

Mother of the House
Michelle, Chlöe ,Halle, Aaliyah
Alicia, Whitney, Riri, Nicki, House of Xtravaganza
House of Revlon, House of LaBeija
House of Amazon, the House of Aviance
The House of Balmain, the House of Ninja
The House of Lanvin, House of Telfar
House of Ladosha, House of Mugler
The House of Balenciaga, the House of Mizrahi 

Obviously, many media outlets are raving about the collaboration:

Rolling Stone: "The percolating remix interpolates Madonna’s “Vogue” with Beyoncé flipping the script for the iconic spoke-sung section of the 1990 song, where the Material Girl lists Hollywood stars from the Golden Age. In Bey’s take, she pays homage to both current and past influential Black women who have been game-changers for the culture"

Billboard: "This marks Beyoncé and Madonna’s first proper collaboration, after Bey appeared in Madge’s star-studded Bitch I'm Madonna music video from 2015, which famously featured Rita Ora, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Katy Perry and many more."

Entertainment Weekly: "Long may they reign. Beyoncé and Madonna join forces for 'The Queens Remix' of 'Break My Soul'"

Variety: "Emulating Madonna’s classic spoken-word section of “Vogue,” Bey name-drops iconic Black women in music, from Aaliyah to Nina Simone to her sister, Solange Knowles. Of course, Beyoncé also shouts out Madonna, who doesn’t seem to appear on the track other than in the form of a “Vogue” sample."

Madonna releases Material Gworrllllllll! with Saucy Santana

Source: Youtube - 4 August 2022

Madonna has released a new version of Material Girl on digital streaming platforms.

Labeled Material Gworrllllllll, the track features American rapper Saucy Santana. M and Saucy Santana performed the track together at the NYC Pride in June.

It is based on the version that Saucy Santana recorded himself in 2020, which went viral on Tiktok.

Material Gworrllllllll! by Madonna and Saucy Santana

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