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Madonna’s Playful, Sassy & Sometimes Bizarre Selfies: 17 Photos Of The Queen Running Amok On Instagram

Yes, Madonna is now in the 47th month of recording her 13th album, which currently has a projected release date of Marchtober 2019, but the great news is that, while we all feverishly count down the days for that treasure to arrive, The Queen is constantly keeping us distracted from our own impatience via her entertaining Instagram pics. Sometimes the Material Minx posts photos of the shenanigans she’s been getting up to in the studio, while other times she’s trotting out snaps of her son, Rocco, or charming pearls of wisdom like “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’, but there’s a ‘A’ in ‘cunt’.”

What we all truly live for, however, is the wide away of selfies Madge gifts her followers with. We carefully spent three minutes sifting through the very best our favorite #UnapologeticBitch had to offer on her favorite social platform. Have at it in the gallery above! More »

Madonna And Nicki Minaj Hit The Studio With Rising Electronic Producer SOPHIE, According to Diplo

Madonna's Crotch Trolls Instagram
Madonna's Crotch Trolls Instagram
Madonna celebrated the 20th anniversary of 'Bedtime Stories' by posting this pic.

The already-long list of collaborators working on Madonna‘s 13th studio album now includes Nicki Minaj and SOPHIE, according to Diplo. We knew that the Queen of pop was spending time with the “Anaconda” femcee in New York recently but this is the first official confirmation that they are working on new music after their ill-fated/horrible collaborations on MDNA.

“Me and SOPHIE did a bunch of stuff together,” Diplo revealed in a recent interview. “We’re going to be releasing it. I did a record that was literally SOPHIE and Madonna and Nicki Minaj.” So, who is SOPHIE? One of the hottest electronic producers on the dance scene thanks to underground hits like “Bipp” and “Lemonade”. He (it’s a dude) is known for incorporating J-Pop and K-Pop influences into his super-cute bops. Throw Nicki and Lorde‘s nemesis into the mix, and things could get really crazy! More »

Madonna Calls Out Society’s Perception Of Kim Kardashian’s Exposed Ass On Instagram: See The Topless Pic

Iconic trailblazer, #unapologeticbitch and frequent nipple-exposer Madonna has something to say about the way the world accepts the naked body…and she seems to be making a not-so-subtle reference to Kim Kardashian‘s bare ass on Paper Magazine while doing so.

Earlier today, the “Erotica” legend posted a photo of herself topless (but censored!), using the opportunity to make a point about society’s perception of nudity — and, more specifically, nipples. “Its confusing. Nipples are considered forbidden and provocative but exposing your ass is not. #flummoxed,” the MDNA Queen captioned the provocative photo. (Similarly, Rihanna went on an Instagram strike for several months after photos were pulled from her account from her topless Lui shoot.) Of course, as we know, there’s a certain very famous, very exposed ass breaking the Internet at the moment. Could the Material Girl be talking about the way the world is sharing the nude photo of Kim K? It certainly seems to be that way. More »

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from — you also had Australia (Iggy Azalea), Ireland (Hozier), Canada (MAGIC! and Kiesza) Norway (Nico & Vinz), Sweden (Tove Lo) and Amsterdam (Mr. Probz) waving their flags high. It got us thinking that we hadn’t seen a foreign invasion of the American charts like this in 20 years.

So what else is it about 1994 that made it such an utterly memorable year, musically? Before we get to that, let’s first paint a quick picture of what life was like during this particular 12-month period when iTunes and YouTube and Twitter didn’t exist, nor did texting or Snapchatting — when being “social” meant driving (sans GPS or the Maps app) to meet up with friends in person, or, at the very least, putting a pen to paper and mailing a letter.

First off, when 1994 rolled around, Bill Clinton was entering the second year of his first term as President. Cell phones were the size of bricks and e-mail and the Internet were sporadically-used luxuries. It was the days of Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the 1994 Winter Olympics. And CD-ROMs. We watched O.J. Simpson go on the run on live TV and also tuned into the first seasons of Friends, ER and Party Of Five. Tom Hanks was America’s favorite silver screen star. At the box office, The Lion King roared loudest, while Speed, Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction also packed movie-goers in. And when Kurt Cobain was found dead at his home on April 8th, it was, as they say, the end of an era…

…which brings us back to music. It would have been the easy way out for us here at Idolator to assemble a simple list of, say, the 20 best singles from 20 years ago, and dash out a a sentence or two on each one. But it turns out, when we really dug deep into what pop had to offer in 1994, there were just far too many good songs to leave off the list. From sultry slow jams to trip hop to synth-pop to Eurodance to Swedepop to alt-rock, it truly was an eclectic year when popular music produced something for everyone.

So instead, we gathered up the 50 best pop singles that made an impact in 1994 below, and reviewed and ranked them by their overall awesomeness. Most of these songs sprung up that year, but you’ll find that some first appeared on albums released in 1993 and didn’t get a single release until ’94, or perhaps were released as a single in late ’93 but their chart run carried into the next year. Whatever the case may be, they’re the tracks we felt left an unforgettable impression.

To add a bit of flavor, we reached out to some of the artists featured — Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy and Haddaway — and asked them to share their memories of what it was like contributing to the year 1994 in pop. Ready to hop into our time machine and step back 20 years? On your mark, get set… More »

Madonna’s Wedding Dress From Sean Penn Is Auctioned: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Over the weekend, a handful of Madonna‘s clothing was sold at Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll charity auction in Beverly Hills, CA. One of the standout pieces from the entertainers collection was her wedding dress from her four year-long marriage to Sean Penn that sold for $81,250. Another was her famous jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which went for a whopping $252,000! [E! Online]

:: Sad news for Emeli Sandé. The singer has divorced from her husband of only one year, Adam Gouraguine. The pair announced their separation in 2013, but now the split is official. [Digital Spy]

:: The 2014 MTV EMAs just aired on Sunday, November 9, but the ceremony is already readying their plans for next year! The awards show will be held in Milan at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015. The last time MTV hosted it in the Italian city was back in 1998. [Digital Spy]

:: Rihanna‘s stalker, a 54-year-old named Kevin McGlynn, was ordered by a NYC judge to stay away from the singer’s Manhattan apartment. Comparing him to the likes of John Lennon‘s killer, Mark David Chapman, the judge stated: “[He's a] ticking time bomb who is wholly fixated on [Rihanna] and poses a direct threat of serious physical harm or death to her and anyone around her.” [Gawker]

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Madonna Is Maybe Teaming Up With Chance The Rapper, Too

It’s kind of exhausting trying to keep up with all the names that are potentially involved in The Madonna Project, isn’t it? Her Instagram snaps from the studio has become a veritable Who’s Who of just about everyone in the industry: There’s Diplo, Avicii, Natalia Kills, Alicia Keys, Blood Diamonds…the list goes on and on and on. (And if you’d like to make some sense of it, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the LP so far!)

As of this week, there’s yet another (potential) collaborator to add to the mix: Chance The Rapper, of “Confident” fame with Justin Bieber. “Taking a Chance ! #rebelheart,” Her Holy Madgesty Instagrammed, complete with a close-up of the rapper looking oh-so-innocent in her presence. Wonder what these two are up to? Some scooting, apparently! “Thanks so much @Madonna! So grateful for this awesome present! You are a true friend. #scooterscoot,” Chance posted on his own account, along with a photo of the two hugging a brand new scooter. Hey, if it provides motivation to create in the studio…

Also, is this album a 4-CD collection at this point? We wouldn’t complain. More »

Madonna Took The Ultimate Shameless Selfie With Kanye West

Slay!

It’s no secret that Kanye West is a humbly vain person, as is the Instagram-loving Madonna. So when the two stars came together for a once-in-a-lifetime selfie, the result was just magic! Both artists attended the Keep A Child Alive‘s 11th Annual Black Ball in NYC last night (October 30), and found time to share their best Blue Steel poses. The pop legend posted the picture on her Instagram, with the caption: “Self Obsession much? #unapologeticbitches”

Madonna has also been cooking up some tunes with Nas. The rapper shared a photo of himself and Madge in the studio, with the singer licking his face (classy). But can you imagine what that collaboration will sound like? She is working hard on her forthcoming thirteenth (!!) studio album, and has been spotted in the studio with music superstars like Alicia Keys, Avicii and DiploNatalia Kills and MNEK have also discussed their experience working with Madonna on the new project.

View all the Instagram photos in full below. More »

Girls Take It Off: 16 Super Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q3)

It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.

The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »

Madonna Ended Her Week By Posting A Selfie Of Her Crotch In A Bathtub On Instagram Because, Well, Madonna

Well, here’s how Madonna is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories (released on October 25, 1994) — with a lovely bathroom Instagram pic of her Madgesty in all her spread-eagle glory. We here at Idolator decided to celebrate the the LP by revisiting it with one of our retrospective Backtracking pieces. Take a bow and check it out! More »

Madonna’s “Bedtime Stories” Turns 20: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

Throughout her extensive career, Madonna (a.k.a. The Queen of Pop) has worn many, quite controversial hats. Whether it be a girly-girl for 1986′s True Blue, a political rebel for 2003′s American Life or a disco goddess for 2005′s Confession On A Dancefloorthe entertainer always knows how to switch up her persona to keep her fans interested and the world guessing what her next move will be. (Well, maybe not with MDNA. I’d like to forget that album.)

But one of the singer’s greatest musical eras was arguably her most subtle. On October 25, 1994, her sixth studio LP Bedtime Stories released worldwide. The album found Madonna easing up on her naughty persona and going for a softer vibe, and today (October 24) we celebrate its timeless sound.

Madonna’s much talked about album, Erotica (released in 1992), did not go over well with critics or some of the entertainer’s fans. The backlash she received from it stemmed from its explicitly sexual nature (which included the infamous Sex book). Two years later, Bedtime Stories acted as the tamer, more mellow sister that tried to gloss over the singer’s panned image. While it was obviously a cleaned-up and more accessible album, it still signified another era of change for Madonna. Sure, she makes incredible dance-pop classics, but Bedtime Stories displayed the evolution of a soulful singer, and it helped lead to albums like the adventurous Ray of Light (1998) and possibly even the “B-girl” edge of 2008′s Hard Candy (as crazy as that sounds). More »