MADONNA turns 62 next weekend and now she has another reason to celebrate.
I can reveal the queen of pop has left her label Interscope after almost a decade and is poised to sign an eight-figure deal to return to Warner Records — the label which helped her become a superstar in the first 25 years of her career.
The Hung Up singer, who has sold 300million records worldwide to become the best-selling female musician of all time, signed a three-album deal in 2011 with Interscope — home to acts including the Rolling Stones and U2 — but has recently parted company with them.
It means she is in line to secure a big-money deal to continue releasing albums throughout her sixties, back at the label where she started her incredible music career.
The move follows the release in 2019 of her critically acclaimed 14th album Madame X and subsequent tour, which ended in March.
A music insider said: “Madonna is still a force to be reckoned with.
“The fact is, she sells records, people around the world adore her and every label would love to have her on their books.
“Now that her deal with Interscope has come to an end, she is a free agent and can choose where to go next — and Warner feels like the best place given their history.
“But Madonna comes at a hefty price. She can command big money and wants to make sure whatever deal she signs is the best thing for her and her music.”
The star is due to return to the charts on Friday as a featured artist on Dua Lipa’s new single Levitating along with Missy Elliott, both of whom are signed to Warner.
As one of the biggest and best characters in music, let’s hope she doesn’t leave it too long before she returns with more tunes of her own.
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