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Madonna Appears & Dances, Ari Lennox Performs On Fallon’s “Tonight Show”

Madonna is the lead guest on Thursday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Host Jimmy Fallon and Singer-songwriter Madonna during "Neon Dance Battle" on June 20, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Update: As release week for her album “Madame X” came to a close, Madonna dropped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Madonna appeared as an interview guest on Thursday’s episode. She also engaged Jimmy Fallon in a Neon Dance Battle.

Thursday’s “Fallon” also featured Guy Raz and Ari Lennox.

Initial video highlights from Madonna’s interview follow; more clips will be posted upon availability. Photos from the taping also follow.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: (l-r) Singer-songwriter Madonna and host Jimmy Fallon during “Neon Dance Battle” on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and singer-songwriter Madonna dance with the audience on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: (l-r) Singer-songwriter Madonna during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and Singer-songwriter Madonna during “Neon Dance Battle” on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: Musical guest Ari Lennox performs on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: Musical guest Ari Lennox performs on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: Musical guest Ari Lennox performs on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1085 — Pictured: (l-r) Journalist Guy Raz during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 20, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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Madonna’s “Madame X” is on the verge of topping the Billboard 200, in the process becoming the icon’s ninth #1 album.

To celebrate a successful release week, Madonna stops by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Appearing as the episode’s lead guest, Madonna chats with host Jimmy Fallon. She and Fallon also engage in a “Neon Dance Battle.”

Taped in advance, Thursday’s episode also features a chat with Guy Raz and a performance by Ari Lennox. It airs at 11:35PM ET/PT on NBC.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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