2012 – Madonna retains Billboard 200 for 8th consectutive album on This Day in Rock Music History! Debuted at no. 1 “MDNA” beates Lionel Richie and only behind Babara Striesand. “MDNA” also was No. 1 on iTunes charts in 40 countries and had the biggest single day pre-sales on iTunes by any artist in history, […]
2011 – Madonna: A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged on Wednesday for illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song on the internet on This Day in Rock.
2011 – Madonna: A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged on Wednesday for illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song on the internet on This Day in Rock. The Demo of “Give Me All Your Love” was posted on the web in November, two months before the planned release of Madonna’s first […]
2009 – Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world became the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist tour making $408m (£250m). The 51 year old singer had performed in 32 countries.
2009 – A stage being built in France for a concert by Madonna collapsed, killing two workers and injuring six others. Technicians had been setting up the stage at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when the partially-built roof fell in, bringing down a crane. Madonna was performing on her Sticky and Sweet tour in Udine, […]
2009 – A Malawi court has denied Madonna’s adoption of 4-year-old Mercy James. E! News Now – No Mercy for Madonna Madonna’s plans of adopting Mercy James dealt another blow after the Malawian child’s “father” came forward and insisted that he was looking Madonna James Kambewa, 24, who fled in disgrace after Mercy’s mother Mwandida, […]
2008 – Madonna paid former husband Guy Ritchie around £50m as part of their divorce settlement. The singers US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg told The Associated Press the figure included the value of the couple’s Ashcombe home in England, and the financial part of the settlement had been worked out but custody of the couple’s children […]
2008 – Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.
2006 – Producer Dallas Austin is jailed in Dubai for alleged drugs offenses. The hit-maker – who has crafted songs for TLC, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, and Michael Jackson – faces the full Midnight Express treatment if found guilty. Dallas Austin (born December 29, 1970) is an American songwriter, record producer, and musician, based in Atlanta, […]
2008 – Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on This Day in Rock! Justin Timberlake had the extreme honor of giving Madonna the her award at the Wladorf Astoria Hotel in NYC. The 49-year-old thanked her detractors in an acceptance speech, including those who “said I couldn’t sing, that […]
2007 – Madonna signed a ground-breaking recording and touring contract with concert promoter Live Nation becoming the first major star to choose an all-in-one agreement with a tour company over a traditional record contract. The deal reported to be worth $120m (£59m) over 10 years, would give Live Nation rights to all her music-related projects […]
2007 – Marilyn Manson was being sued by a former band member who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits. Stephen Bier, who played keyboards under the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, claimed he was not paid properly over a period of almost two decades. In legal papers filed in Los Angeles, Bier […]
2006 – Milking the publicity for all its worth, Madonna tells NBC’s Dateline that she thinks all the hoopla around her adoption of a Malawian infant is “racist.” “A lot of people have a problem with the fact that I’ve adopted an African child,” she says. Outside, it’s America.