‘Lady Marmalade’: Inside the Vampy, Gossip-Fueling ‘Moulin Rouge’ Remake, 20 Years Later

‘Lady Marmalade’: Inside the Vampy, Gossip-Fueling ‘Moulin Rouge’ Remake, 20 Years Later
In early 2001, newly appointed A&m Records president Ron Fair was summoned to a meeting with Baz Luhrmann. Fair had produced several hit soundtracks, including Pretty Woman and Reality Bites, and Luhrmann was riding high after the crossover success of 1996’s Romeo + Juliet. Preparing for the release of Moulin Rouge!, the director wanted to commission a cover of Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade” that would unite a handful of A-list pop divas and lend the movie a smash single. Fair’s boss, Jimmy Iovine, tasked him with bringing it to life.
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