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 IS A SECRET SPY NAMED MADAME X IN NEW ALBUM TRAILER

HER FORTHCOMING LP OF THE SAME NAME WILL BE HER FIRST IN FOUR YEARS

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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Everything We Know About Madonna’s New Album (Papermag)

Alright stans, listen up. Madonna, after three years of musical silence (excluding a jingle about condomsand a collab with Quavo and Cardi B) following 2015’s Rebel Heart, has announced her new album: Madame X. It’s already clear that it’s going to be a massive spectacle and a new transformation.

Fans have been guessing an album announce was on the way since early April, when Madge started filling up her grid with a giant red X. A week ago, she started posting puzzle pieces tiles of a document listing the many sides of the mysterious “Madame X.” In a video trailer, Madonna confirms that Madame X is the title and leading lady of the fourteenth record of her career.

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Here’s what we know about “Madame X,” the woman and the album:

‘Madame X’ is a concept project.

The album takes place in the world of the eponymous Madame X. In the trailer, Madonna introduces us to this world, which is dark and shadowy, taking unsubtle cues from spy film (James Bond, most obviously) and noir cinema. She dramatically stubs a cigarette out in a martini glass, punches away at a typewriter in leather gloves and transforms into 10 different looks (including sunglasses and a trench, a bonnet, an eye patch and a cowboy hat — Madonna’s next yeehaw moment, imminent?). The only dialogue in the clip is, “I decided to call my record Madame X,” which she tells a table full of men. The clip was created by video artist Nuno Zico and photographer Steven Klein, who it seems likely she’s working with on the full body of album imagery. 

Madame X, the character, is a Carmen Sandiego-esque international spy and femme fatale.

Well, Madame X is apparently a lot of things (many hats!). Here’s the full list: “I’m a secret agent. Traveling around the world. Changing identities. Fighting for freedom. Bringing light to dark places. She is a dancer. A professor. A head of state. A housekeeper. An equestrian. A prisoner. A student. A mother. A child. A teacher. A nun. A singer. A saint. A whore. The spy in the house of love. I’m Madame X.”

The first single is with Maluma.

In a global collab fitting for an international global spy, Madonna is teaming up with the Colombian reggaeton star. Their collab is called “Medellin” (like the city) and it’s out on Wednesday. Both artists shared the luxuriant single art on Instagram.

“This seems incredible, I still can not believe it, but it IS a REALITY !! On April 17 we release our song called #MEDELLIN,” Maluma shared.

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Madonna and Maluma Unveil Single Art Cover For Upcoming Collab ‘Medellin’

t’s real! Madonna has confirmed her collaboration with Maluma, revealing that the song will be out on Wednesday (Apr. 17.)

Madonna took to social media on Monday (Apr. 15) to announce the new collab, which will be titled “Medellin.”  The superstar made the announcement posting the single cover, where she is sitting next to Maluma wearing a wedding dress.

Back in February, both superstars surprised their fans by sharing photos of themselves together in the recording studio.  “I met Madonna during the VMAs in New York,” Maluma previously told Billboard. “After that, I had the opportunity to spend some time with her in Los Angeles. She was in the studio and I joined her.”

Maluma performs as part of 2019 ASCAP Latin Music Awards at El San Juan Hotel on March 5, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

On Saturday, Madonna also revealed the title to her upcoming album, Madame X, and shared its concept in a cryptic post on Twitter and Instagram.

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Madonna comeback single ft Maluma confirmed: Pop legend drops release date

The Queen of Pop, took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to reveal her latest track will featuring Columbian singer Maluma.

In string of posts, Madge, 60, revealed the single is called Medellin and will be released this Friday, April 17.

In the single art, the Living for Love singer cam be seen rocking a white wedding dress style gown and vail.

She completes her look with a single PVC red glove.

Meanwhile, Maluma rocks a regal red suite.

Whipping fans into a frenzy, Madonna simply captioned the shot: “April 17, 2019.”

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Madonna’s long-awaited fourteenth album, her first since 2015’s Rebel Heart, will be titled Madame X.

Little is known about the record, though it is thought the music has been inspired by Madge’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.

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Madonna Announces New Album Madame X with Secret Agent-Themed Clip (People)

Say goodbye to Madonna and hello to Madame X.

The Queen of Pop is back with Madame X, her first album in four years, which she teased on Instagram, Monday, in a sultry video that has her assuming various identities.

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

The singer, 60, can also be seen in a variety of different disguises, like a white dress with a cowboy hat and a black collared top with cropped black hair.

A snippet of new music plays in the background, featuring lyrics like, “The thing that hurt the most is that I wasn’t lost.”

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Madonna continued to tease the long-awaited record on Instagram, first filling her entire feed with a large red “X” against a black background, and later sharing a larger version of a note featured in the clip that reads, “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.”

The star also shared two additional, silent videos that feature her first playing guitar, and then the accordion.

“What song is Madame X playing……….,” she captioned the post.

Madame X will be Madonna’s first new album since dropping Rebel Heart in 2015.

She’s been teasing new music for the past several months, and in November 2018, shared a video of herself playing with an Instagram filter as she listened to “final mixes.”

“Final Mixes………….🎶♥️. Everything needs to be 💯!” she wrote on Instagram.

She later confirmed her 14th album was in the works in January, when she shared an Instagram video of a prayer at the end of a recording session.

“So lucky to have these amazing powerful women on my record,” she wrote of the Portuguese Batukadeiras Orchestra.

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Madonna will likely re-team with producer Mirwais, who previously worked on her albums MusicAmerican Life and Confessions on a Dance Floor.

He hinted at a collaboration on Instagram last week, sharing a photo of the American Life album cover with the caption, “n e X t,” presumably a Madame X clue.

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