Madonna announces move to Portugal, new music and movie projects
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Madonna announced that she has moved to Portugal in a Sept. 2 Instagram post. The Material Girl posted a picture of a kitchen with several baskets hanging from the ceiling on Instagram, and wrote, “I used to be a basket case, but now I live in Lisbon!”

In addition to her relocation, Madonna says she is working on new projects.  She posted on Instagram, “The energy of Portugal is so inspiring.  I feel very creative and alive here and look to working on my film LOVED and making New Music.” She also stated, “It’s time to conquer the world from a different vantage point.”

The “Like a Virgin” singer is directing Loved, an adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. This will be her first directorial project since the 2011 film W.E., about King Edward VIII’2 abdication from the throne of King of England so he could marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson, according to EW on Sept. 3.

The singer is also working on a new music project, her first since Rebel Heart, her 13th studio album which was released in 2015. A live DVD and CD of Rebel Heart is due to be released on Sept.15.

Madonna recently celebrated her 59th birthday with her six children and posted a group photo on Instagram The happy family celebrated in Italy, according to EOnline. Madonna’s children include Lourdes, 20; Rocco Ritchie, 17; David Banda and Mercy James, 11; and twin sisters Esther and Stella, 4.

The pop icon has reinvented herself many times, for each new album and tour.  She held the record for most MTV Video Music Awards, with 20, until Beyonce surpassed her record in 2016, according to Billboard.

Billboard listed Madonna’s top 40 charting hits on Aug. 16.  Her 1984 song “Like a Virgin” was Number One on the Billboard charts for six weeks. “Vogue” was Number One on the charts for three weeks in 1990. Songs three to 10 on the list include “Crazy For You” (1985), “Justify My Love” (1991), “Like a Prayer” (1989), Papa Don’t Preach” (1986), “Live To Tell” (1986), “Music” (2000), and “Open Your Heart” (1987).