Song Title: Frozen
Date of release: 23rd of February 1998
Description: ” Frozen ” is by Madonna ( Madonna Louise Ciccone ), the American singer, songwriter and actress. Madonna, known as the ” Queen of Pop ” is considered by many to have been an influence to other artists that have had chart success since. Along with her career as a recording artist, she has starred in films like Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own and Evita, which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
With Worldwide record sales exceeding 300 Million, the Guinness World Records has recognised Madonna as the best-selling female recording artist of all time. In the United States the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) has listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the country with 64.5 Million Albums sold there.
On the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, she is the most successful solo act, overall second only to the Beatles. From touring she has earned U.S. $1.31 billion from her concert tickets since 1990, making her the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time.
” Frozen ” was written by Patrick Leonard and Madonna. Patrick is an American songwriter, keyboardist, film composer and music producer. He is best known for his work with Madonna on Albums like True Blue, Who’s That Girl, Like a Prayer, I’m Breathless and Ray of Light. In addition to his work with Madonna, Patrick has worked with a range of artists such as Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Ferry, Julian Lennon, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck, Bryan Adams, Peter Cetera and Marianne Faithfull.
Production for the single was by Madonna, William Orbit and Patrick Leonard. William Orbit ( William Mark Wainwright ) is an an English musician, composer and record producer. Throughout his successful career William has sold 200 million recordings Worldwide which includes his own work and production and songwriting for other artists. He has received many music industry awards including multiple Grammys and Ivor Novello awards.
The song was released on the 23rd of February 1998 by record labels Maverick ( formally owned by Madonna ) and Warner Bros ( Warner Music Group ). The single was taken as the lead single from Madonna’s seventh studio Album, Ray of Light.
The Album, released on the 22nd of February 1998, is styled around electronica, dance and techno-pop. On the 16th of March 2000, Ray of Light was certified 4x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) for shipments of four Million units. Although a hugely successful Album, it was kept off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart by the soundtrack Album of the motion picture Titanic.
A mid-tempo electronica ballad, ” Frozen ” is about a cold and emotionless man, the son’s composition features a layered sound enhanced by synthesizers and strings.
The accompanying music video was directed by Chris Cunningham, the British video artist. He is best known for his work with Aphex Twin, the Irish electronic musician. Chris won multiple awards for Björk’s ” All Is Full of Love “, which included an MTV music video award for Breakthrough Video. His work on Björk’s song was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.
” Frozen ” was a commercial success for Madonna. In the United States the song debuted at number 8 and reached a peak of number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It became Madonna’s sixth single to peak at the number 2 position, overtaking Elvis Presley for the most songs to reach number 2.
The song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 7th of March 1998 and topped the chart for 1 week. It spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 13 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 5, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 2, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Italy (FIMI) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 5, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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