The Queen of Pop went and pulled a Beyoncé.
Madonna has released the first six songs off 13th album Rebel Heart, set for release March 10.
The reigning diva tweeted out the announcement early Saturday morning, along with album cover art
The release is in response a leak earlier this week, which resulted in early mixes of 13 of the album’s tracks making their way online, according to Rolling Stone.
“I was hoping to release my new single Living for Love on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” Madonna said in a statement. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”
Producers on the new songs include Kanye West, Diplo, Blood Diamonds, Dahi, Billboard, and Madonna. Nicki Minaj is also featured on track B**** I’m Madonna.
The album has 19 tracks listed on iTunes, most of which are still untitled, save for one called Joan of Arc that is not available yet. More music will become available Feb. 9 before the full album is released March 10.
The tracklist so far:
1. Living for Love
2. Devil Pray
4. Unapologetic B****
6. B**** I’m Madonna (feat. Nicki Minaj)
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