czwartek, 21 sierpnia 2008
* Jan Warner Bros Records releases a full-page advertisement in magazines which proclaims Madonna as "Artist Of The Decade".
* (6) "Oh Father" hits US #20 and completes her run of 16 consecutive Top 5 singles in US.
* (9,10,11) Madonna holds open auditions for male dancers for her new world tour at Landmark Studios, Hollywood, CA.
* (23) Like A Prayer is certified 3x platinum (3 million units).
* Feb (2) "Keep It Together" single is released.
* (14) Bloodhounds Of Broadway is released on home video.
* Mar Madonna breaks box-office records as 1,500 concert tickets are sold to fans across America in only 68 seconds.
* (1) "Vogue" video premieres on MTV.
* (8) Madonna wins Worst Female Singer and Worst Video ("Like A Prayer") in Rolling Stone magazine's 14th annual Readers Poll.
* (12) Like A Prayer is named The Grand Prix Album Of The Year at the 4th annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in Tokyo.
* (30) "Vogue" single is released.
* (31) "Keep It Together" hits US #8.
* Apr (11) "Keep It Together" single is certified gold (500,000 units).
* (13,14,15) "Blond Ambition World Tour 1990" opens with 3 sold-out concerts at the Marine Stadium, Makuhari, Japan.
* (20,21,22) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Nishinomiya Stadium, Osaka, Japan.
* (25,26,27) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan.
* May (1) Madonna guests on Fox-TV's The Arsenio Hall Show.
* (4,5) Madonna opens the 12-city North American leg of "Blond Ambition World Tour 1990" at The Summit, Houston, TX.
* (7,8) Madonna performs at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX.
* (11,12,13,15) Madonna performs 4 sold-out concerts at the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA.
* (18,19,20) Madonna performs at the Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA.
* (19) "Vogue" hits US #1 for 3 weeks.
* (22) I'm Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy CD is released.
* (23) Bloodhounds Of Broadway (originally filmed in 1987-88) premieres on PBS-TV as an "American Playhouse" presentation.
* (23,24) Madonna performs at the Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL.
* (25) Madonna cancels a third scheduled concert at the Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL, due to laryngitis.
* (26) Madonna is honored with Pop Artist Of The Decade, Dance Artist Of The Decade and Dance Single Of The Decade ("Into The Groove") in Billboard magazine's "Music Of The 80s" Poll.
* (27,28,29) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at the SkyDome, Toronto, ON, Canada: on May 29, police officers threaten to arrest her on the grounds of lewd and obscene behavior for a masturbation sequence but no charges are filed.
* (31) Madonna performs at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI.
* Jun (1) Madonna performs at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI and invites her father onstage to sing him "Happy Birthday". Madonna is controversially featured grabbing her crotch and breast on the cover of Interview magazine.
* (4,5) Madonna performs at The Centrum, Worcester, MA.
* (6) Madonna cancels a third scheduled concert at The Centrum, Worcester, MA, again due to recurring throat problems.
* (8,9) Madonna performs at the Capital Centre, Landover, MD.
* (10) Madonna and Warren Beatty attend the premiere of Dick Tracy in Washington, DC.
* (11,12,13) Madonna performs at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY.
* (14) "Vogue" single is certified 1x platinum (1 million units).
* (15) Dick Tracy is released nationwide. Madonna cancels a concert at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, again due to laryngitis.
* (16,17) Madonna performs at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA.
* (17) Dick Tracy grosses $23 million at the US box-office on its opening weekend.
* (20,21) Madonna performs 2 sold-out concerts at the Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ.
* (22) "Hanky Panky" single is released.
* (23) I'm Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy hits US #2.
* (24) Madonna performs an AIDS benefit concert in memory of artist Keith Haring at the Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, which raises $300,000 for the American Foundation For AIDS Research (AMFAR).
* (28) "Vogue" single is certified 2x platinum (2 million units) - the biggest-selling single by a female artist ever.
* (30) Madonna opens the European leg of "Blond Ambition World Tour 1990" at Eriksberg Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden.
* Jul (2) In Italy, Roman Catholic groups condemn Madonna's concert as blasphemous due to her controversial show's sex and religion themes and plan to cancel her concerts in Rome and Turin.
* (3,4,6) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France.
* (9) Madonna arrives on tour in Rome, Italy and holds a press conference at Rome Airport in which she defends her concert and also voices her opinions on artistic expression and freedom of speech.
* (10) Madonna performs at Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy.
* (11) Madonna's second scheduled concert at Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy is cancelled due to poor ticket sales and a union strike.
* (13) Madonna performs at Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin, Italy.
* (15) Madonna performs at the Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany.
* (17) Madonna performs at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
* (20,21,22) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Wembley Stadium, London, England.
* (24) Madonna performs at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland.
* (27) Madonna performs a sold-out concert at Vicente Calderon Stadium, Madrid, Spain.
* (28) "Hanky Panky" hits US #10.
* (29) Madonna performs at Balaidos Stadium, Vigo, Spain.
* (30) I'm Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy is certified 2x platinum (2 million units).
* Aug (1) Madonna performs at Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain.
* (5) Madonna - Live! Blond Ambition World Tour 90 is broadcast live on HBO-TV from Stade de l'Ouest, Nice, France and seen in more than 4.3 million households - it is the most-watched entertainment special in the network's 18-year history.
* Sep (6) Madonna performs "Vogue" at the 7th annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA; "Vogue" wins Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.
* (7) Madonna is honored with the Commitment To Life Award and performs "Vogue" at the Commitment To Life IV benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
* (18) Madonna attends the New York premiere of Martin Scorsese film GoodFellas at the Museum Of Modern Art.
* (19) "Hanky Panky" single is certified gold (500,000 units).
* Oct (1) Madonna is named the top-earning female entertainer of 1990 by Forbes magazine with an annual income of $39 million. "Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live" is released only on laserdisc.
* (2) Madonna attends the opening night of Martha Graham's 180th ballet "Maple Leaf Rag" at the City Centre, New York, NY.
* (16) Madonna visits Paris, France to attend fashion shows by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler.
* (22) Madonna is featured in a public service announcement on MTV's Rock The Vote in which she is wrapped in the US flag and urges young people to register and vote; the ad causes a controversy with US Veterans of Foreign Wars who are enraged by her provocative use of the American flag and say that it borders on desecration.
* Nov (8) "Justify My Love" single is released.
* (9) Madonna begins filming "Justify My Love" video at Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, France, directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
* (13) The Immaculate Collection greatest hits CD and video are released.
* (11) Madonna wins Best Female Solo Singer and Most Fanciable Female at the 3rd annual Smash Hits Awards in London, England.
* (15) Madonna is crowned "The Image Of The Eighties" by Rolling Stone magazine.
* (21) A $1 million lawsuit is filed against Madonna by her neighbor, Donald Robinson, who complains that the trees on her property are obstructing his view of the Hollywood Hills, CA.
* (24) The Immaculate Collection hits UK #1 for nine weeks and is the biggest-selling album in UK by a female solo artist.
* (27) MTV network excecutives announce it has banned "Justify My Love" video due to extremely strong displays of sexuality.
* (28) In Canada, "Justify My Love" video is also banned by MuchMusic network because of its sexual content.
* Dec (1) Madonna is named one of the 10 "Women Of The Year" by Glamour magazine.
* (3) Madonna is interviewed by via satellite from Los Angeles, CA by Forrest Sawyer to discuss censorship and her "Justify My Love" video world premieres in its entirety on ABC-TV's Nightline.
* (6) A Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismisses the $1 million lawsuit against Madonna filed by Donald Robinson and orders her to trim the trees on her property.
* (7) "Justify My Love" is released as the first-ever video single, priced at $9.98.
* (11) Madonna: The Royal Box, a box-set which includes The Immaculate Collection CD/video, postcards and poster, is released.
* (19) Dick Tracy is released on home video.
* (24) Madonna In Concert (taped at Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain on Aug 1, 1990) is broadcast on BBC2-TV.