Why ‘Hard Candy’ is Madonna’s Last Great Album

For most, Hard Candy is not a classic Madonna album like 1989’s Like a Prayer,1998’s Ray of Light or her eponymous 1983 debut. It’s generally not even considered on the level of its Grammy-winning predecessor, 2005’s Confessions on a Dance Floor. The album — which arrived stateside 10 years ago on April 29, 2008 — only spawned one top 10 single,…

Madonna’s Hard Candy turns 10 today!

Madonna’s Hard Candy was released in Holland on April 24, 2008. The album was exclusively available for the first time on Thursday evening April 24 in music store FAME in Amsterdam, making it the worldwide premiere of its release. Hard Candy was a huge success in Holland and brought Madonna two number one singles: 4…

Madonna Sued Over Hard Candy Trademark

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Hard Candy, which makes clothing and fashion accessories for young women, claims Madonna is violating its trademark and trying to license Hard Candy Fitness clubs and clothing. Florida-based Hard Candy sued Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary, MGHCandy and Epic Rights on Friday, in Federal Court. It claims Madonna is the managing…

From the ELLE archive: Madonna

Since we met Madonna for our May 2008 issue, she’s been as busy as you’d expect. Her albums, Hard Candy, MDNA, and her third greatest hits album, Celebration, all reached number one. In addition to music, she created a 1980s-inspired clothing line with her daughter Lourdes, and opened a series of fitness centres. Unfortunately, just…