Release date: April 24, 2008

(Holland, world premiere FAME Amsterdam)

Tracklist:

1. “Candy Shop” Madonna / Pharrell Williams / The Neptunes 4:16
2. “4 Minutes” (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) Madonna / Tim Mosley / Justin Timberlake / Nate Hills / 
Timbaland / Danja 4:04
3. “Give It 2 Me” Madonna / Williams / The Neptunes 4:48
4. “Heartbeat” Madonna / Williams / The Neptunes 4:04
5. “Miles Away” Madonna / Mosley / Timberlake / Hills / Timbaland / Danja 4:49
6. “She’s Not Me” Madonna / Williams / The Neptunes 6:05
7. “Incredible” Madonna / Williams / The Neptunes 6:20
8. “Beat Goes On” (featuring Kanye West) Madonna / Williams / West / The Neptunes 4:27
9. “Dance 2Night” Madonna / Mosley / Timberlake / Hannon / Lane / Timbaland / Demacio “Demo” Castellon 5:03
10. “Spanish Lesson” Madonna / Williams / The Neptunes 3:38
11. “Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You” Madonna / Mosley / Timberlake / Hills / Joe Henry / Timbaland / Danja 5:09
12. “Voices” Madonna / Mosley / Timberlake / Hills / Lane / Timbaland / Danja / Lane  3:39

  • To promote the release of ‘Hard Candy’ Madonna performed 3 promo gigs. She started in New York where Justin Timberlake was present as a musical guest. Tickets were given away through lotteries. The gig streamed live on the internet, available to watch through won tickets only
  • Madonna then performed in Paris in the Olympia theater. Only 500 tickets were given away to people in the queue outside, other tickets were given away through competitions. Some fans queued for a few days. The event was promoted by NRJ
  • Madonna ended her promo tour in Maidstone Kent, a festival were she was headlining. The show was the same as the previous two gigs in New York and Paris
  • Hard Candy was a massive success in Holland with two number one singles!
  • 4 Minutes and Give it 2 Me both reached the number one spot, the latter being her biggest hit since ‘Hung Up’ and spent six weeks at the number one spot
  • The video to ‘Miles Away’ was a compilation of live footage from her Sticky & Sweet Tour
  • Madonna collaborated with Timbaland, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake on Hard Candy
  • Early demo’s of Candy Shop and Beat Goes On surfaced on the internet before its official release. Whereas ‘Candy Shop’ wasn’t that much different from the final version, ‘Beat Goes On’ was completely transformed
  • Unreleased tracks such as ‘Across The Sky’ and ‘Animal’ later leaked 
  • The song ‘Candy Shop’ seems to be a personal favorite as Madonna has been performing it on her Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008+2009), MDNA Tour (2012) and the Rebel Heart Tour (2015-2016)

 

Olympia Paris May 6 2008

Kimberly van Pinxteren

Olympia Paris May 6 2008

Caroline Walta

Hard Candy showcase

Paris Olympia May 6 2008

4 Minutes

Hard Candy

Give It 2 Me

Miles Away