Zane Lowe talks to Diplo about his collaboration with Skrillex called Jack U, the new song featuring Kiesza and working with Madonna.
Sept. 16, 2000
Madonna scores her first Billboard Hot 100 since 1995 (and her 12th and most recent leader), as “Music” shimmies to the summit.
Madonna Album Update: 2015 Release, But She’s ‘Having a Lot of Fun’ With Diplo!
Madonna’s been hard at work on her upcoming new album — as evidenced by her prolific posts on Instagram — and is planning for it to be released in 2015, according to a representative.
Among those she’s working with is super-producer Diplo, who has turned up in multiple photos on the diva’s Instagram account. It’s unclear if Diplo (who recently graced the cover of Billboard magazine) is materializing as the album’s primary producer, but it would seem that he could play a significant role in the project.
When asked specifically about Diplo and his involvement in the album, Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary told Billboard, “She’s currently in the studio with Diplo and having a lot of fun,” but didn’t offer any further clues about the project. Alas.
Madonna’s next album is due out on Interscope Records, and — based on a glance at her Instagram feed — may also feature collaborations with Toby Gad, MoZella, S1, Ariel Rechtshaid, Avicii, Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. On last week’s Pop Shop Podcast, Kierszenbaum — the head of Cherrytree Records who also records as Cherry Cherry Boom Boom — told Billboard that he was “very proud” of the work he completed with Madonna in the studio.
Madonna’s last release, 2012’s MDNA, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart — her fifth consecutive No. 1 studio album and her eighth chart-topper overall.
(@Keith Caulfield for Billboard.com)