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Madonna, Maluma, and Holograms Perform ‘Medellin’ at Billboard Music Awards 2019

Madonna, Maluma, and Holograms Perform ‘Medellin’ at Billboard Music Awards 2019

Maluma and Madonna 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Show

Madonna spared no expense at Wednesday night’s (May 01, 2019) 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

That’s to be expected, as the singer dropped a whopping $5 million on the performance.

Maluma and Madonna 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Show
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Gearing up for the release of her new album, Madame X, the singer belted out “Medellin,” her first new track in four years, alongside Maluma.

According to TMZ, the $5 million price tag comes as a result of incorporating both CGI and holograms into the presentation.

Maluma and Madonna 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Show
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp
Maluma and Madonna 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Show
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

The performance marks Madonna’s return to the award show world for the first time in nearly four years.

On April 19, Madonna took to Twitter to post a photo of her prepping for the awards show, with the caption, “Madame ❌ is rehearsing for something special.”

The reggaeton-inflected “Medellín” is the singer’s first in four years and serves as the first preview of Madonna’s long-awaited Madame X album.

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Maluma and Madonna 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Show
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp
Maluma and Madonna 2019 Billboard Music Awards - Show
Photo by Getty Images

Suffice to say, the Queen of Pop is officially back!

Watch Madonna and Maluma perform “Medellín’ below.

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