2006 – A Malawian court confirms that Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have adopted a one-year-old boy, David Banda.
2006 – Madonna adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, Africa, the boy’s father, Yohane Banda, told reporters “I know he will be very happy in America.” The boy’s mother had died a week after he was born. <#import “../utilities.ftl” as copart/> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”> <html> <head> <title> Copart </title> <meta http-equiv=”Expires” […]
2006 – In Madonna’s latest incarnation as a do-gooder, she visits an orphanage in Malawi. Her publicist denies rumors that the Dick Tracy actress is planning on adopting a local child.
2006 – Top of the Pops airs for the last time on BBC, after 42 years of broadcasting performances by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Shakira.
2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the event.
2006 – The 4th Annual TRL Awards were held in New York City. Madonna won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Bono won the Most Inspired Artist/Humanitarian Award. Other winners included Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Amanda Bynes, and My Chemical Romance.
2005 – Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. “Confessions on a Dance Floor” goes straight to No. 1 on the album survey, while “Hung Up” starts a second week at the singles chart peak.
2005 – Madonna tops the U.K. singles chart with “Hung Up.” The No. 1 album in Britain is Ancora, by classical music heart-throbs Il Divo.
2005 – Madonna scored her 36th Top Ten single with ‘Hung Up’, equaling the record with Elvis Presley for the most Top Ten singles. ‘Hung Up’ was also Madonna’s 47th Top Forty single, the most for any female artist. The track sampled the instrumental riff from Abba’s ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme’.
2005 – The Chemical Brothers’ “Believe” wins Best Video at the MTV Europe Video Awards. Performers at the Lisbon-based bash include Madonna, Gorillaz, Coldplay and Green Day.
2005 – Madonna turns DJ to debut her new album Confessions on a Dance Floor at New York’s trendy Misshapes club. Also in attendance: Junior Sanchez, not-so-trendy Lenny Kravitz.
2005 – Madonna admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single ‘Hung Up.’ The singer had to seek permission to sample ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of ‘The […]