Rebel Heart (Madonna album)

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Rebel Heart (Madonna album)

Thirteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna add

Category: Music (411)

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Countries: United States (37%), North America (13%), UK (13%)

Main connections: Instagram, Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna (entertainer)

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In Australia, "Rebel Heart" debuted at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with sales of 6,962 copies, becoming Madonna's eleventh number-one album in the country and tying her with U2, as the act with most number-one albums since the establishment of ARIA in 1983 add something


Songs performed included "Living for Love" where DeGeneres herself joined the singer onstage, a stripped down version of "Joan of Arc" and "Ghosttown", and finally her 1985 single "Dress You Up", during the bathroom concert sequence with DeGeneres add something


Dress You Up - Madonna has performed "Dress You Up" on four of her world tours, namely The Virgin Tour in 1985, the Who's That Girl World Tour in 1987, the 2009 leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour, and her currently ongoing Rebel Heart Tour


One of the first tracks confirmed, "Messiah" is a dramatic pop ballad with an orchestra backing and violins reminiscent of Madonna's 1986 single "Papa Don't Preach" add something


Written with Jason Evigan, Evan Bogart and Sean Douglas, it is a power ballad song, where Madonna sings in "piercing" and "warm" vocals like those of Karen Carpenter's, and the production comparable to her 1986 single, "Live to Tell" add something


It was compared to her 1989 singles, "Like a Prayer" and "Express Yourself" by Jason Lipshutz from "Billboard" add something


He called it an "eclectic record" merging an array of musical genres like 1990s house, to trap, to reggae to usage of acoustic guitars add something


Musically, it is a pop record which merges an array of genres such as 1990s house, trap and reggae, as well as the usage of acoustic guitars and gospel choir add something


With hedonistic sound effects, the song is reminiscent of Madonna's 1990 single, "Justify My Love" and contains a lyrical excerpt from "Vogue" add something


It became Madonna's first studio album to miss the top spot since "Bedtime Stories", which debuted at number two in 1994 add something


It became Madonna's 21st top-ten album, but was her first studio release not to debut atop the chart since 1998's "Ray of Light" add something


Giving it a rating of B, Kyle Anderson and Adam Markovitz from "Entertainment Weekly" called "Rebel Heart" as "Madonna's best outing since 2000's "Music" add something


Saeed called it "a fine collection of sturdy pop tunes in which Madonna finally allows herself to look back and sometimes pilfer from her peak periods of the late 80s and early 2000s" add something


The album's release was compared to Beyoncé's self-titled surprise release in 2013, with "The Guardian" calling it a "partial "Beyoncé" add something


In September 2013, she released "secretprojectrevolution", a short film directed by her and Steven Klein, dealing with artistic freedom and human rights add something


By December 2013, Madonna's manager Guy Oseary commented that the singer was "eager to get started" on her next album add something


Following the completion of the "MDNA" era, Madonna worked on the album throughout 2014, co-writing and co-producing it with various musicians, including Diplo, Avicii, and Kanye West add something


In February 2014, Madonna confirmed that she had already begun working on her thirteenth studio album, saying "I'm right now in the process of talking to various co-writers and producers and talking about where I want to go with my music" add something


By March 2014, Madonna started posting a number of images on social media website Instagram, where she hinted at possible songwriters and collaborators with hashtag captions add something


By mid-April 2014, she revealed the names of songwriters Toby Gad and Mozella and record producer Symbolyc One on Instagram with images of the group working in studio add something


Record producer Carl Falk talked to newspaper "Dagens Nyheter" in April 2014 about the sessions with Madonna and Avicii add something


In May 2014, Madonna posted a selfie where she talked about working with American DJ Diplo add something


In May 2014, photographer Mert Alas posted on his Instagram that he was listening to the album, but "Billboard" clarified that Madonna was still in the process of recording it in Los Angeles add something


However, on November 28, 2014, two songs leaked into the internet, titled "Rebel Heart" and "Wash All Over Me"; the songs were immediately taken down, with Oseary tweeting and asking assistance in finding the leaks add something


But after a flurry of unexpected album content leaks, Madonna released the album for pre-order on iTunes Store on December 20, 2014, with six songs being available for download add something


On December 20, 2014, the album became available for pre-order on iTunes Store add something


Another interview aired on "The Today Show" on March 9 and 10, 2015, where she spoke about the "Rebel Heart" leaks to host Carson Daly add something


Italian newspaper "Torino Today" reported Madonna planning on returning to Turin on November 20 and 21, 2015, with the tour add something


Oseary confirmed that Madonna looked forward to a 2015 release date for the album add something


Dress You Up - In 2015, while appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as part of promotion for her thirteenth studio album, "Rebel Heart", Madonna and host Ellen DeGeneres sang the song during a revival of DeGeneres' bathroom concert series


The final track list of "Rebel Heart" was revealed on January 20, 2015, with the standard and deluxe version song names add something


Madonna confirmed her appearance at the 57th Annual Grammy awards on February 8, 2015; Oseary clarified that the singer would perform at the ceremony add something


The record had been set for a March 2015 release, with the first single to be released on Valentine's Day add something


MoZella - Additionally, Mozella has been in the studio with Madonna helping pen her March 2015 release Rebel Heart


It was released on March 6, 2015, by Interscope Records add something


Madonna stated that the songs were meant to be "an early Christmas gift" with the final release on March 10, 2015 add something


Madonna (entertainer) - Madonna eventually revealed the album, "Rebel Heart", and scheduled it for release on March 10, 2015


Madonna appeared for the first time at "The Howard Stern Show" on March 11, 2015, scheduled at a special time for the singer add something


She appeared for her first UK television interview in three years, "The Jonathan Ross Show" on March 16, 2015, where she performed "Living for Love" and "Ghosttown" add something


On March 29, 2015, Music awards at Los Angeles, where she was joined by singer Taylor Swift onstage playing guitar add something


Two days later BBC's Jo Whiley interviewed her for Radio 2, the singer's first radio interview in the UK. Madonna appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on April 9, 2015, singing "Bitch, I'm Madonna" and her 1983 single, "Holiday" add something


As of May 2015, the album has sold an estimated 650,000 copies worldwide add something


The album was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for selling over 60,000 copies and has sold 76,490 copies as of June 2015 add something


Further promotion happened from the Rebel Heart Tour, which started from September 2015 and continue till March 2016 through North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania add something


Madonna (entertainer) - From September 2015 to March 2016, she will embark on the Rebel Heart Tour to promote the album


The tour was titled as the Rebel Heart Tour, and is scheduled to take place in North America, Europe and Oceania, from September 9, 2015 add something


As of March 2016, the album has sold an estimated of one million copies worldwide add something


In September 2016, Madonna revealed that she had finished watching a "rough assembly" of the tour's film, and it would be out in the next two months add something


As of December 2016, the album has sold 238,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan add something


A live album of the tour was released on September 15, 2017 as DVD, Blu-ray and digital download add something