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Congratulations to Albert Juarez for winning the Classic Madonna Contest #7!  Not only did Albert do a fantastic job  of correctly identifying all the answers, but the extra detail that he used  in his submission made him the clear winner of this contest!  Great  Job Albert! Look for your signed Vogue Vinyl Single in the post!   Icon members, stay tuned to for more Classic Madonna  Contests.
Iconers - we have a new contest for you this week!  Answer all of the questions correctly and you have the chance to win an original signed Vogue Vinyl Single!  This is a really special prize, ICONERS!  Time to put your Madonna knowledge to the test with one of the hardest contests yet!!!!
1) What is the name of the single behind this week's splash page?
2) What is the catalog number listed on the back cover of the cd maxi - single
released for this track in 1990 in the U.S?
3) Who directed the video to this single?
4) List all of the official commercial and promo mixes that have been created and released for this song.
Please email your answers to icontest@moov - by Thursday March 24, 2005 6PM PST. You must include your name, address and your valid ICON member number.  Ready  . . . Set . . .Go . . .!!!!!!

Official Contest Rules
By entering or participating in the Icon Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 7 (the "Contest") you agree to all of the following rules:

How to Enter: No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The Contest will be announced on the Madonna fan club web site. Members of the Madonna fan club may enter the Contest by clicking the online form or emailing their entries to icontest@moov -  Please include in the "subject" line of the email: "Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 7" In the body of the email include your full name, address, and member ID #, along with the entry.  Any error or omission in the information in the entry will void the entry. All non - members may enter by mailing a 3" x 5" postcard containing the individual Contest name, which must be exact, your name, home address and telephone number or e - mail address and date of birth to  Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 7 c/o Musictoday, P.O. Box 1873 Charlottesville, VA 22903. On the postcard please include your entry. Any error or omission in the information on the card will void the entry. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person.  If multiple entries are received from any person, only one entry can qualify to be chosen as a Winner. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.

Eligibility: The Contest is open to members of the Madonna Fan Club, who are US residents and 16 years of age or older. Residents from other countries may not be eligible dependant upon the governing laws of their jurisdictional residence. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Proof of age may be required. Employees and affiliates of Madonna and Musictoday, Inc. members of such affiliates' immediate families or households are ineligible to participate in the Contest.  

Prize Deadlines: All entries for the Contest must be received by midnight Pacific Time March 24, 2005. One (1) winner will be chosen by Madonna and/or Musictoday staff members and notified by March 30, 2005.  The winner name will be posted on the Madonna fan club web site by March 30, 2005.

Winner Selection and Notification: The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. The decisions of Madonna and Musictoday are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Any attempted second entry shall be discarded and the entrant may be disqualified from the Contest at the discretion of Madonna and Musictoday. Entries are the property of Madonna and Musictoday and will not be returned. Winners will be notified by email. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received. Winners may be required to sign and return a release and affidavit before claiming prize, at the discretion of Madonna and Musictoday.

Prizes: One selected winner of the "Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 7" contest will win a merchandise package featuring one (1) signed original Vogue Vinyl Single Approximate retail value ("ARV"): 500.00. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable.  If the winner is unable to accept the prize for any reason, the winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

General Conditions: The Contest is void where and to the extent prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws, including, without limitation, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In the event of non - compliance by any winner with the official rules of the Contest, an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes are non - transferable. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in a disqualification of the winner and an alternate winner may be selected. All prizes will be awarded. Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Madonna and Musictoday to use each winner's name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or other media, whether now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, in any manner it deems appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other Contest and/or promotion sponsored by it, without further compensation to the winner.

Releases: By participating, entrants agree that Madonna and Musictoday, and those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of the Contest and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion (hereinafter collectively called "Promoters"), shall not be liable for any claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, the Contest, including entry and participation in the Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. Promoters shall not be liable for entries that are delayed, lost, misdirected, misdelivered, marked postage - due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will not be eligible for the Contest. Promoters shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of any telephone network, computer on - line system, computer equipment or software; program malfunctions or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections; any errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to the computer of any entrant or any other person related to or resulting from downloading any part of the Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Madonna and Musictoday reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend a Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the proper administration or security of a Contest. Madonna and Musictoday reserve the right to modify the rules of the Contest in any way or at any time, as long as reasonable notice is given. All taxes on any prize won are the sole responsibility of each winner, including, without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes, which may be deemed applicable in such winner's jurisdiction of residence. Each Contest shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. By participating in this contest, entrants agree that the state and federal courts located in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest and that venue for such litigation shall be only in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond, Virginia, or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, or, at the election of Madonna or Musictoday, any dispute or claim of any kind will be resolved by binding arbitration, such arbitration to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia, and shall be held in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Rules/Winners List: A list of winner's names may be posted on the web of each drawing. To receive a copy of these Official Rules or the list of winners, send a self - addressed stamped envelope to: Madonna Fan Club Contests - Winners List, P. O. Box 1873, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Specify "winners list" or "rules" on your request. WA and VT residents may omit return postage. has a new contest for ICONERS! This week's front page is  a never before seen image from a photoshoot that was an instant classic for  Madonna. Answer the below questions correctly and you have a chance to win  3 Re - Invention Tour t - shirts!

1) Identify the name and photographer  for this photoshoot.

2) Please name the magazine that premiered this  photoshoot, including the exact release date of the particular  issue.

3) Who designed the red embroidered dress M wears during the  very same photoshoot?

4) How many costumes did Madonna appear in  during this photoshoot.

Once you have this information, please  email your answers to
icontest@moov - by Thursday April 7, 2005 6PM  PST. You must include your
name, address and your valid ICON member number.
UK TV station Channel 4 will announce the results of  the 100 Greatest Albums online poll in a four - hour show Sunday April 17 at  8.00pm.  Madonna's 1989 album Like A Prayer charted at number 8 on the  chart, and made her the only female artist to chart in the top 15!

1  - Radiohead - OK Computer
2 - U2 - The Joshua Tree
3 - Nirvana -   Nevermind
4 - Michael Jackson - Thriller
5 - Pink Floyd - Dark Side of  the Moon
6 - Oasis - Definitely Maybe
7 - The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's  Lonely Hearts Club Band
8 - Madonna - Like A Prayer
9 - Guns N Roses -   Appetite For Destruction
10 - The Beatles - Revolver
Congratulations to Peter Bodnar for correctly answering all the questions in Classic Madonna Collection Contest #8!  The Steven Klein photoshoot for X - Static Process was an instant Madonna classic. Great job to all ICONERS who participated.  Stay tuned to for more Classic Madonna Contests!
Madonna is pleased to announce the release of issue #43 of Icon Magazine, the quarterly publication of the official Madonna fanclub. In this new issue you will find a special portfolio named "M 2004", which features exclusive and never before seen images illustrating 12 months of Madonna achievements. Also featured in this issue, all of the Versace Spring campaign images, a double sided poster, a "UK Hall Of Fame" special, some cool interviews with Madonna and her assistant Angela, a special spread devoted to the 10th anniversary of Take A Bow, and much much more!

A newsletter listing the content of issue #43 of Icon and giving details on a new contest offering Iconers a chance to win the original letter Madonna typed and signed for the magazine has been e - mailed to members this friday.

If you're not a member of the Official Madonna Fanclub yet, click here for more info or to join.
Madonna, Snoop voice characters in 'Arthur and the Minimoys

By Krista Desens

Madonna and Snoop Dogg have a new acting gig, but you won't be seeing either star on the big screen. Instead, you'll hear them. reports that Madonna and Snoop will voice two of the characters in the forthcoming, computer - animated movie, "Arthur and the Minimoys." Madonna can be heard as Princess Selenia, while Snoop voices a character named Max. The film is based on the series of children's books penned by director and author Luc Besson, who also directs the feature.

According to, another famous musician is involved with the project. Listen for David Bowie, who plays the character, Maltazard.

"Arthur and the Minimoys" is scheduled for release sometime next year.
Ray of Light is used in the new Disney film "Ice  Princess" starring Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Cattrell.  The main  character, played by Trachtenberg, uses the song during her short program  ice skating competitions.
Congratulations to Joseph McCoy for winning the Classic Madonna Collection Contest #5! Joseph, your memory for  Madonna trivia is excellent!  Thanks to all ICONERS who entered and continue to check for more contests!
The April issue of UK music magazine Q features Madonna as one of the Five Essential Acts in music. Madonna is joined in this list by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2 and The Velvet Underground.

The magazine lists Like A Prayer as her definitive album saying:
And if you only buy one album....Like A Prayer. Always more interesting when not seeking novelty, Madonna hit artistic and commercial gold with Like A Prayer, her best and least contrived album. The title track, all swirling choruses and kitchen - sink production, remains her major statement, but Express Yourself was ferocious dance, while on the rarely lauded Dear Jessie she had never sounded so human.

The magazine also lists what they consider to be Madonna's essential singles:
Holiday, Borderline, Material Girl, Like A Virgin, Crazy For You, Into The Groove, Papa Don't Preach, La Isla Bonita, Open Your Heart, Live To Tell, Who's That Girl, Causing A Commotion, Vogue, Justify My Love, Ray Of Light, Frozen, Drowned World/Substitute For Love, Beautiful Stranger, Music, Hollywood.