GHV2 is the second greatest hits album by American recording artist Madonna. Maverick and Warner Bros. Records released it on November 12, 2001, coinciding with the video album, Drowned World Tour 2001. A follow-up to The Immaculate Collection, GHV2 contains a collection of singles during the second decade of Madonna's career. Madonna mentioned; the album did not contain any new songs, but a promotional single titled "GHV2 Megamix", was released, which contained remixes by Thunderpuss, John Rocks & Mac Quayle and Tracy Young. A promotional remix album was issued, titled GHV2 Remixed: The Best of 1991–2001. GHV2 received positive reviews from music critics, who deemed it as an essential compilation, although some criticized the absence of new material. Commercially, the compilation was successful, peaking at number seven on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Elsewhere, GHV2 attained success, reaching the top five in Australia, the United Kingdom and several other European countries.
It has sold more than seven million units worldwide. In early September 2001, media reported that Madonna had recorded two songs, "Sex Makes the World Go Round" and "Veronica Electronica", to be included on the forthcoming greatest hits album; the last title was from an unreleased remix album in collaboration with William Orbit. It was reported that the album would be titled The Immaculate Collection 2. However, both the title and new songs rumors were proven false. After the final show of Madonna's Drowned World Tour on September 15, 2001, MTV News confirmed that the singer had planned to release a greatest hits album in November 2001. On October 4, 2001, Maverick Records announced the track list of GHV2 as well as its official release date; the album coincided with the release of the DVD/VHS video album of the tour. A sequel to her first greatest hits album, The Immaculate Collection, GHV2 included fifteen singles released during Madonna's second decade in the recording industry, starting from "Erotica" to "What It Feels Like for a Girl".
Unlike the former release, GHV2 did not feature any new material. In an interview with BBC's Jo Whiley, Madonna spoke about the selection of the tracks, "I only wanted songs that I could listen to five times in a row." She added that "If you listen to the record, you can see my evolution as a singer, and, more important, a human being." Madonna felt that because it was a "greatest hits", it should only contain released hit songs. Several of her popular singles of that period were excluded from the album. Despite being a worldwide number-one hit in 2000, "American Pie" was not included because Madonna had regretted putting it on her eighth studio album, Music. "It was something a certain record company executive twisted my arm into doing, but it didn't belong on the album so now it's being punished... My gut told me not to, but I did it and I regretted it so just for that reason it didn't deserve a place on GHV2." She said. Other notable exclusions were "This Used to Be My Playground", "Rain", "I'll Remember" and "You'll See"—all of, included on her ballads compilation Something to Remember.
The album was titled Greatest Hits: The Second Coming, but Madonna decided to change the name to GHV2 just before it was released as "it's a title you will remember" and because of "laziness", due to the fact that she had just finished the Drowned World Tour and was about to begin filming Swept Away. The cover picture is by Regan Cameron, it was revealed through Madonna's official website, on October 18, 2001. Cameron recalled that they had been given the assignment of shooting Madonna for InStyle and he was nervous, it was shot at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles and he tried out first with a polaroid. Two of the pictures from the session were used by Madonna, first one showing her with finger on her lips as a promotional photo for the HBO debut of her Drowned World Tour video, another one showing her with hair in front of her right eye for GHV2. Cameron contributed artwork for the inner sleeve, which features 600 photographs of Madonna. "GHV2" can be seen on the cover picture on Madonna's eye.
The sleeves contains Japanese lettering, the result of typing the letters'M-A-D-O-N-N-A' on an English keyboard but with the keys re-mapped to their positions on a Japanese kana keyboard. It is pronounced as "Mo-Ji-Ji-Ra-Mi-Mi-Ji". In order to promote the album, Madonna's recording company Warner Bros. spent £1 million on its promotion, to generate excitement in the album without the support of media interviews or TV performances, as Madonna was in Malta filming Swept Away. A company executive said, "There will be no Top of the Pops appearance or interview on Radio One or in Q magazine this time so we want the unusual name to get people thinking about the association between Madonna and GHV2" and to generate extra media interest to compensate for the artist's unavailability to promote the release at the time. However, in December, Madonna made an appearance at the 2001 Turner Prize award ceremony and mentioned that she "had a new record in stores called GHV2". Madonna's company Maverick Records sent a promotional megamix titled "GHV2 Megamix" to radio stations in order to promote the compilation, on October 29, 2001.
However, it was limited to airplay, was never released commercially nor included on GHV2. The songs featured, in chronological order, were "Don't
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Domagoj Abramović is a Croatian footballer who plays for NK Nur Zagreb. He was part of the Croatian squad at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Abramović joined NK Dinamo Zagreb as an eight-year-old and scored over 100 goals in various age levels. In 1998, when he was only 17 years old, he debuted in the Dinamo's first team, he came in. He had to wait his premier league debut for a season over, until he got his chance in 2000 against NK Cibalia and scored two goals, he was loaned to Croatia Sesvete in the second league. After a successful season in Sesvete he was back in Dinamo. Next season he got 9 matches in all as a substitute. After the season, he moved to Cibalia Vinkovci. In the next two season with Cibalia, he managed to score only 4 goals. After years in Croatian football he changed country and signed for NK Široki Brijeg in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There he became a leading scorer for the club and lead the club to championship in 2004, he scored 34 goals in 81 league matches.
In 2007, he moved back to Lokomotiva Zagreb. He played 16 matches in the Dinamo's reserve team in third league, until in July 2008, he moved to Finnish Veikkausliiga club FC Inter Turku, he had visited the club in January, but did not get a contract offer. Abramović was an important part of the winning team. Abramović left Inter Turku in January 2012, in March same year he came back to Croatia, signing for HNK Gorica. After helping Gorica to avoid relegation with his 12 goals, Abramović joined their second division rivals NK Lučko. Abramović was part of the Croatian youth teams from under-16 to 21, but lost his place after 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship due to lack of playing time in club level, he played in 1998 European Under-16 Football Championship and in 2000 European Under-18 Football Championship. NK Dinamo Zagreb Croatian Cup: 2001 NK Široki Brijeg Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2004, 2006 FC Inter Turku Veikkausliiga: 2008 Domagoj Abramović at sportmanager.hr