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Madonna to release new album and single

Madonna

Story by Jack Foley

THE 11th studio album from Madonna, Hard Candy, will be released on April 28, 2008.

Hard Candy is the follow-up to Madonna’s Confessions On A Dance Floor which debuted at No.1 in 30 countries and sold over 8 million copies.

It has been described by the singer as a brilliant up-tempo collection of 12 songs in which Madonna remains ensconced in club mode but with an added urban hip hop beat.

The album has been produced in collaboration with musical partners Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and Nate ‘Danja’ Hills.

The debut single, 4 Minutes, will be released digitally on March 25 and physically on April 21.

According to the material girl herself: “The album title is a juxtaposition of tough and sweetness… kind of like I’m gonna kick your ass but it’s going to make you feel good. And of course, I love candy!”

Madonna is the biggest selling female solo artist ever. A multi-Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, stage performer, children’s book author, director and documentary film maker, she has sold over 200 million albums in the course of her unprecedented two decade plus career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10.

The Madonna store on WAP is now live! All you need to do is text MADONNA to 83138 and you can browse through all her catalogue content

To help fans count down the time until the release of the single and album, a special ticking clock – with ‘tick-tocks’ provided by the lady herself – is available at www.tick-tock.tv