Madonna confirms full Madame X track listing including THREE surprise collabs (Daily Star)

The record, which is set to be M’s 14th studio recording, boasts 15 brand new songs, including a host of surprise collaborations.

The details appeared on Apple’s streaming service, Apple Music – less than 24 hours before her comeback single is slated to be released.

As well as her lead track Medellin which features Maluma, Madonna has teamed up with Quavo, Swae Lee and Anitta.

The album also features a six-minute track called Dark Control and a second Maluma collab, Bitch I’m Loca.

Ever one to keep close control of the direction of her music, Madonna is named in the writing credits on every track on the album.

Interestingly, Beautiful Game, a track Madge debuted live at last year’s MET Gala appears not to made the cut.

However, if you Shazam the performance the app cites the Dark Ballett, hinting at a name change for Beautiful Game.

Taking to Instagram, Beats 1 host Zane Lowe confirmed the superstar will personally release her single by joining him in the studio.

The former Radio 1 DJ wrote: “Tomorrow is rather hectic. 

“Madonna will be on the show with NEW @madonna X @maluma Medellín streaming for the first time at 9PT 12ET 17 GMT #WorldRecord.”

In a previous preview video posted on Madonna’s Instagram account earlier this week, the music icon teased the release.

Speaking in a gritty Steven Klein directed video, Madonna said: “I decided to call my record Madame X.

“Madame X is a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places.

“Madame X is a dancer, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a sinner, a saint, a w***e and a spy in the house of love, I’m Madame X.”

Taking to Instagram, Maluma gushed over teaming up with the Queen of Pop.

The Colombian singer said: “This seems incredible, I still can not believe it, but it is a reality!

“On April 17 we release our song called Medellin.”

While little more is known about Madame X, the album is thought to be influenced by Madonna’s new life in Lisbon, Portugal.

The international superstar moved to Europe in a bid to help her son, David Banda, carve out a successful football career.

Meanwhile, the Like A Prayer singer is all but confirmed to perform the new Medellin, as well as one of her classic hits, at next month’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The controversial starlet will reportedly jet out to Tel Aviv, Israel, with an 150-strong team.

She is thought to be netting a staggering $1million for the performance.

Madame X tracklist:

Medellin (with Maluma) – 4:58

Dark Ballet – 4:15

God Control – 6:19

Future (feat. Quavo) – 3:54

Batuka – 4:57

Killers Who Are Partying – 5:29

Crave (feat Swae Lee) – 3:22

Crazy – 4:02

Come Alive – 4:02

Extreme Occident – 3:42

Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta) – 4:06

Bitch I’m Loca (with Maluma) – 2:51

I Don’t Search I Find – 4:08

Looking For Mercy – 4:50

I Rise – 3:44

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Madame X album cover artwork + tracklisting revealed

1. Medellin
Madonna Ciccone, Mirwais Ahmadzai, Maluma Londono & Barrera

2. Dark Ballet
Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai

3. God Control
Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai

4. Future
Madonna Ciccone, Thomas Pentz, Brittany Talia Hazzard & Quavious Keyate Marshall

5. Batuka
Madonna Ciccone, Banda & Mirwais Ahmadzai

6. Killers Who Are Partying
Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai

7. Crave
Madonna Ciccone, Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown & Brittany Talia Hazzard

8. Crazy
Jason Evigan, Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard

9. Come Alive
Jeff Bhasker, Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard

10. Extreme Occident
Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai

11. Faz Gostoso
Carmo, Nuno, Oliveira, Seabra, Vieira, Rodrigues & Madonna Ciccone

12. Bitch I’m Loca
Madonna Ciccone, L. D’Elia, Maluma Londono, Barrera, JAMES, Rodriguez & Stiven Rojas

13. I Don’t Search I Find
Madonna Ciccone & Mirwais Ahmadzai

14. Looking For Mercy
Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard

15. I Rise
Jason Evigan, Madonna Ciccone & Brittany Talia Hazzard

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Madonna Announces New Album: All the Details on Madame X (press release)

Madonna is starting your week off with a big announcement.

The 60-year-old singer took to social media on Monday to announce her brand-album Madame X. 

Fans had a feeling new music was on the way after Madonna posted a few cryptic clues on social media, including several shots that comprised a giant “X.”

While the seven-time Grammy winner kept most of the details about the new music under wraps, she did share a few details with her fans. Here’s a breakdown of everything we know so far. 

Who is Madame X? Earlier this week, Madonna posted a description of the mysterious figure on social media.

“Madame X is a secret agent traveling around the world. Changing identities. Fighting for freedom. Bringing the light to dark places. She is a cha cha instructor. A professor. A head of state. A housekeeper. An equestrian. A prisoner. A student. A teacher. A nun. A cabaret singer. A saint. A prostitute,” she wrote.

The music icon also posted a video about the mysterious figure.

What kind of songs will she sing? While the complete track list has yet to be revealed, Madonna did drop the name of one new single—”Medellin.”

Will there be any collaborations? You bet! The “Vogue” singer is teaming up with Maluma for “Medellin.”

When will the new music be released? Madonna’s fans won’t have to wait long to hear the new music. According to her social media accounts, the new single will be released April 17. So mark your calendars!

How long has it been since her last album release? This marks the first album Madonna has released since Rebel Heart, which she dropped in 2015.


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Madonna has returned! The legendary singer is a globe-traveling secret agent for a nefarious corporation, her face the same composition as a stone in the trailer for Madame X, a new album that’s set to drop. It’s a hell of an announcement that signals the theatricality the world loves from Madonna. Her return is sure to be a grand one. There’s a snippet of music in here to give you just a taste.

The video, titled “Welcome to the World of Madame X” is a minute long and paints a picture of this spy-thriller world where The Bourne Identity meets Salt. Madonna has many faces and many names and wears some leather gloves that hint at nefarious intentions. Our favorite look is the suit and eyepatch combo. It’s very Bond villainous and lets us know that Madame X will be an extravagant adventure. Something well worth the wait. The snippet of chilling vocals played at the beginning could be an indicator of the direction that the album will go.

Madame X follows Madonna’s 2015 album Rebel Heart. It’s finally time to revisit the heroic singer’s world. Things are moved around this time for the better, designed to intrigue. For now, all we have is a snippet to latch on to; that, and a trailer of looks and identities. Madame X will be a mysterious return to form.

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