Saturday, April 13, 2024

Beyonce Drops Surprise Film and Album, Goes Straight to Number 1, Wrecks Madonna’s Launch of New “Medellin” Single


Beyonce is back!

Her 40 track live “Homecoming” album was dropped overnight by Sony/Columbia and is number 1 on the iTunes album chart. In two places– Number 1 and Number 5. Like, wow.

The album is the soundtrack to her new documentary film on Netflix, which tells the story of her appearances in the past at Coachella. Beyonce is in the middle of the two 2019 Coachella weekends.

But this isn’t good news for Madonna. She’s launching a new single today at noon (stay tuned) called “Medellin.” The single is being played on Zane Lowe’s Apple Beats 1 radio show and then sent into the world.

listen to Madonna’s new single here

Now, however, Beyonce has stolen Madge’s thunder. Madonna is at the same announcing her “Madame X” album. She’s released the art and the track list. But I guess no one told her Bey was going to rain on her parade.

The crazy thing about “Homecoming” is that there’s no physical package yet, it’s only for download on iTunes and streaming on services. It also features a Destiny’s Child reunion on three songs, which is going to make fans ever crazier.

As for Madonna, we’ll see what happens today. But she can’t be too happy about this turn of events.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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