The Queen of Pop is enjoying a big week and yesterday she celebrated her successes during rehearsals for her upcoming world tour with her dancers, crew and manager, Guy Oseary.
In video she posted during her Twitter Q&A with fans last night, Madonna shows up to rehearsals and is surprised by Oseary with a party to celebrate the #1 debut of her 12th studio album, MDNA. Sticking to the celebrity tradition of not knowing news about yourself that everyone else knew two days ago, Madonna tells Oseary she "didn't even know" she was at the top of the charts!
(Sure, Madonna. Sure.)
From the looks of things, everyone was in high spirits with balloons filling what looks like a backstage area full of sound equipment and plenty of champagne to go around.
"Guy, I'm going to give this to you, for real," Madonna says as she slices a piece of cake for her manager. But, like a just-married couple, Her Madgesty won't just let him have his cake and eat it too. She promptly smashes it into his face, saying, "That's for making me work so hard, mother**ker!"
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By Sam Hendrick
Kicking off Winter Music Conference 2012 in unique style, EDM enthusiasts ventured to LIV last night for Laidback Luke's superhero-themed "Super You and Me" party. You may be familiar with Luke’s long-running franchise that’s based on the idea of “saving civilization from mediocrity through music.” At the parties, club patrons are encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero, although last night some seemed to have dug deep into the Halloween archives for any random costume they could conjure up. Even bunnies, angels and demons bounced around to some highly energetic sets from Oliver Twizt, Zedd, Madeon and Luke, who headlined the show.
Zedd, sporting a superman costume, roused the crowd early in his set with his recent remix of Skrillex’s banger "Breaking a Sweat." The young German talent kept true to his signature style of filthy bass riffs throughout, including his originals “Shave It” and “Shotgun.” He also worked in a new mix of “Slam the Door” alongside Skrillex’s “Cinema,” appropriately titled "Don’t Slam the Cinema."
Immediately after Madeon took the stage, the mood shifted slightly in the room, but certainly not for the worse. It’s hard to put your finger on it, but young Maddy has a certain vibe that not only captures your attention but also makes you just want him to win. Watching his set is kind of like rooting for your little brother, only he has the ability to command the attention of everyone in the room and throw a damn fine party at that. The better half of his set was very true to many other electro-pop French producers, saving the heavier tracks to pass the torch to Luke. As perhaps a literal statement of goodbye, he closed with his rendition of “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand.
After only a few seconds and a few words from his hype man, Laidback Luke took to the tables dressed in an orange soccer uniform and a green masquerade mask (what?!). No stranger to the scene, Luke rounded out the night strong with remixes of Sato Goldschlag’s "Mr. Mister" and Swedish House Mafia’s "Miami 2 Ibiza" as well as his hit single “Speak Up” feat. Wynter Gordon.
Whether dressed in costume or not, attendees will surely remember this high energy showcase as one of the best in the archives of "Super You and Me" history.
Did you show up in costume last night? Tell us about it and be sure to follow all of the action in Miami at MTV News.
It's that time of year.
Whether you 're the boss of a quiet little company in Omaha, Nebraska, or you're a busy city dweller with a tight urban family and too much work piled up to travel over the river and through the woods, the holidays mean one thing: PARTY! (Actually, they mean a lot of things, like love and family and giving, but just go with it.)
That means it's time to boogie! From an official company affair to just having a bunch of friends over to swill one-too-many bottles of Three Buck Chuck, if you're hosting a shindig, you have to have a playlist that is going to get everybody up and moving.
Here are some required (not recommended, mind you) singles from the year that was that demand to be spinned at your holiday fiesta.
>>>"Till The World Ends," Britney Spears
It's Brit's biggest single in years and it's maybe one of her best. "You want a party song, call a partier," Rolling Stone said in its three-and-a-half star review. "Written by Ke$ha (with Max Martin and Dr. Luke), the second single from Femme Fatale is ginormously pumping uber-Euro uber-disco: sky-sucking synth streaks, a beat that sounds like blimps f**king and a thousand shirtless drunken sailors chanting along on the chorus." In dance music language, that's pretty much the highest possible compliment. Plus, we're about a year out from the Mayan apocalypse, so ... you know ... dance till the world ends, y'all!
>>> "We Found Love," Rihanna
It's been the No. 1 single in the country for the last SIX consecutive weeks (and counting) and pretty much everyone loves it to pieces. If you don't play "We Found Love," your friends or employees will know just how out of step with pop culture you really are.
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This year's O Music Awards took on an ambitious goal: Longest Team Dance Marathon. That's 24 hours of nonstop dancing without one dancer dropping out.
A group of 13 lucky dancers assembled at the Roxy on Halloween Eve to take on this epic attempt. It all got started at 9:25 p.m. with DJ Diamond Kuts kicking off the marathon. If all goes according to plan, the 24th hour will hit during the live webcast of the O Music Awards tonight (which you can catch at 11:30pm ET/ 8:30pm PT on Omusicawards.com).
Just as the marathon got into full swing, MTV News' Jim Cantiello spoke to Diamond Kuts about the event (she'll also return for the final hour to DJ the dance party). Watch Below and Get More On The Marathon At The OMAs Site
Double-O had double duty last night at Sutra Lounge in Manhattan. One half of Kidz in the Hall not only celebrated his birthday, he was one of the house DJs. The birthday boy spun records like MGMT's "Electric Feel," M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" and Kanye West's "Flashing Lights" and "Homecoming." O couldn't contain himself and also played a brand new Kidz record. He played just around a minute of it, but the song was upbeat and uptempo.
"I definitely can't wait until this new album comes out," Double-O said of the Kidz's new project, slated to arrive later this year. Kidz in the Hall, which also includes Naledge, recently put out a video for the ‘09 version of Special Ed's ‘80s classic "I Got It Made." The song was made in conjunction with Reebok Classic — classic like a glass of Hennessy or Patrón. There was plenty of it at the bar. There was also a birthday cake that didn't get eaten until well after 1 a.m.
Model Ivana Fields also celebrated her birthday last night at Sutra, and the multitalented Amanda Diva was among the revelers who attended.
By Steven Roberts
BROOKLYN, New York — Despite having existed for 60 years, Puma celebrated its birthday with a trio of young acts on Monday evening. Still young at heart, the German-based sportswear company threw a party at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring up-and-coming artists Charles Hamilton, the Knux and Chester French.
"If you look back on any old hip-hop DVD, all you see is Puma," Hamilton said. "It's a cornerstone in hip-hop fashion, and when they hit me up about it, I was like, 'Cool!' "
Clad in his trademark pink shirt, the 21-year-old Harlem MC performed a short set of tracks from the mixtapes he has released in rapid succession. Hamilton, who was featured in last week's "Mixtape Monday" for his Sonic the Hamilton, has already released another, newer mixtape, Intervention. He said he's been releasing so much music as part of what he calls his "Hamiltonization Process," a buildup to the release of his first proper album, The Pink Lavalamp.
"Basically I want people to see that I present work to the fans and the listener, so that they can feel where I am coming from, as opposed to listening and saying, 'Oh, that's cool music.' " Read More...
Last night, I went to Hollywood Life's Style Awards at the Pacific Design Center in L.A. We took our spot on a red carpet surrounded by furniture and interior design stores, ready to have a few words with Ludacris, Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush and Eve, among others.
Luda wasn't doing interviews, and while my Mr. October reference at least made him stop for a moment to tell us that his album is dropping November 25, he didn't tell us why — or anything else about it. I did, however, see him at the afterparty. I was enjoying some lo mein and champagne when he walked over and asked us to step aside while he did some press at his station. But we forgot we'd left our food and drinks there and I think they made it into the press shot. Oops!
We also talked to the always funny and beautiful Kristen Bell about "Veronica Mars" possibly enjoying a jump to the big screen, and I let her know about that fanatic Australian who has put her in his own fantasy Batman cast. She was psyched!
Everybody get out and party in New York! Last night in the Big Apple, music stars were out doing it up. Here's a sample of the star sightings:
Details and photos after the jump!