czwartek, 21 sierpnia 2008
* Jan (6) Erotica is certified 2x platinum (2 million units).
* (9) Madonna attends a press conference to promote her new film Body Of Evidence at the Rihga Royal Hotel, Manhattan, NY.
* (11) Madonna is interviewed by Valerie Pringle on CTV's Canada A.M. and on ABC-TV's Entertainment Tonight.
* (14,15) Madonna is featured in a 2-part interview with Bryant Gumbel on NBC-TV's Today.
* (15) Body Of Evidence is released nationwide.
* (16) Madonna is musical guest on NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live: she performs "Fever" and "Bad Girl".
* 17) Body Of Evidence grosses $6.5 million at the US box-office on its opening weekend.
* (18) Madonna is interviewed on CBS-TV's This Morning.
* (20) Madonna guests on Parita Doppia TV show to promote Body Of Evidence in Rome, Italy.
* (30) "Deeper And Deeper" hits US #7.
* Feb (8) Madonna begins filming Dangerous Game, co-starring Harvey Kietel and James Russo, directed by Abel Ferrerra.
* (11) "Bad Girl" video premieres on MTV.
* (17) A League Of Their Own is released on home video.
* (25) "Bad Girl" single is released.
* Mar (4) Madonna wins Worst Video ("Erotica"), Worst Album Cover (Erotica) and Sexiest Female Artist in Rolling Stone magazine's 17th annual Readers Poll.
* (22) "Fever" (a remake of 1958 Peggy Lee song) is released as a UK single.
* (27) "Bad Girl" hits US #36.
* Apr (3) "Fever" hits UK #6. (In US, "Fever" is unreleased as a single and only appears on B-side of "Bad Girl" CD maxi-single).
* (27) Madonna is honored for Best Songwriting for "This Used To Be My Playground" at the 8th annual ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA.
* May (11) "Fever" video premieres on MTV.
* (13) Madonna performs "Fever" and a rendition of "The Lady Is A Tramp" on the 1,000th episode of The Arsenio Hall Show at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA. (The show will air on Fox-TV on May 14).
* Jun (16) Madonna signs a contract with ABC-TV to jointly develop and produce TV specials, movies and a 4-hour miniseries.
* (18) Body Of Evidence is released on home video.
* (21) "Rain" video premieres on MTV. Madonna attends the New York premiere of film Sleepless In Seattle.
* Jul (1) "Rain" single is released.
* (8) Madonna begins rehearsals for a new tour called "The Girlie Show".
* Aug Madonna interviews Rosie O'Donnell for an article titled "Coming Up Rosie!" in Mademoiselle magazine.
* Sep (2) Madonna performs "Bye Bye Baby" at the 10th annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA; "Rain" wins Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
* (9) Dangerous Game premieres at the 50th annual Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.
* (11) "Rain" hits US #14.
* (20) The Immaculate Collection is certified 4x platinum (4 million units).
* (25,26) "The Girlie Show" opens with 2 sold-out concerts at Wembley Stadium, London, England.
* (28,29, Oct 1) Madonna performs at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France.
* Oct (2) Madonna's concert at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany is cancelled due to technical difficulties.
* (4) Madonna performs at Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, despite protests staged earlier by jewish groups to cancel her show.
* (5) Madonna is profiled on A&E-TV's Biography.
* (7) Madonna performs at Inonu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey.
* (11,12) Madonna opens the North American leg of "The Girlie Show" at the SkyDome, Toronto, ON, Canada.
* (13) Madonna attends the New York premiere of film Farewell, My Concubine, co-released by Maverick Pictures for US release.
* (14) Rolling Stone: The 100 Top Music Videos includes "Express Yourself" #10, "Like A Prayer" #20, "Borderline" #24, "Vogue" #28, "Justify My Love" #43 and "Oh Father" #66 - Madonna has more videos on the list than any other artist or group.
* (14,15,17) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
* (19) Madonna performs at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA.
* (21) Madonna performs at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI.
* (23) Madonna performs at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC, Canada.
* (26) Madonna performs at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico and causes a controversy when she pulls a Puerto Rican flag to her crotch in front of 26,000 fans; the Puerto Rican House of Representatives charges her with desecration of the flag and passes a resolution to condemn her.
* (30,31) Madonna performs at the River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
* Nov (3) Madonna performs at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
* (6) Madonna performs to a sold-out crowd of 120,000 at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
* (10,12,13) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Hermanos Rodriguez Autodromo, Mexico City, Mexico (which grosses a record $8,928,000) despite attempts by religious groups to keep her out of the country.
* (17) Madonna arrives in Sydney, Australia and, as a gift, she is presented with a didgeridoo, a sacred Aboriginal instrument that only men are allowed to play or touch; the Australians are enraged to see her accept it as a gift.
* (19) Madonna performs at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia. Dangerous Game premieres in New York, NY.
* (20) Madonna - Live Down Under: The Girlie Show (taped Nov 19 at Sydney Cricket Ground) is broadcast on HBO-TV. In Australia, Madonna cancels a scheduled concert at Sydney Cricket Ground due to severe weather conditions.
* (24) Madonna performs at Brisbane Anz Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.
* (26,27,29) Madonna performs 3 sold-out concerts at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.
* (27) Madonna is named Most Popular International Solo Female Artist at the 3rd annual Australian Music Awards.
* Dec (1) Madonna performs at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia.
* (3,4) Madonna performs 2 sold-out concerts at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.
* (7,8,9) Madonna performs at the Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan.
* (13,14,16,17,19) "The Girlie Show" ends with 5 sold-out concerts at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.