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Madonna Celebrates Her Birthday With Big Musical Announcement

On what is her 63rd birthday (8.16.21), Madonna announced a new partnership with Warner Music Group that will reissued her entire catalogue over the next few years.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of a recording career that began with the Queen on Pop’s 1982 single “Everybody”, effective 2022 Madonna will “personally curate expansive deluxe editions for many of her landmark albums” and she will also “introduce unique releases for special events, and much more.”

From her 1983 self-titled debut to 2015’s Hard Candy, the artist (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) spent the first 25 years of her career at Warner and its custom labels – including Sire, Maverick – and left the record label in 2007 to sign her 360 deal with Live Nation. As part of the new alliance, the three albums that Madonna released during her Interscope tenure – including MDNA, Rebel Heart, and 2019’s Madame X – will be included as part of the Warner catalog in 2025. 

According to WMG “All in all, the new pact includes 17 studio albums plus singles, soundtrack recordings, live albums, and compilations” noting that Warner Chappell Music has forever served as the publisher for Madonna’s music.

In a statement about the alliance, the super-successful pop star said: “Since the very beginning, Warner Music Group has helped bring my music and vision to all my fans around the world with the utmost care and consideration.” “They have been amazing partners, and I am delighted to be embarking on this next chapter with them to celebrate my catalogue from the last 40 years.”

Warner Brothers CEO of Recorded Music Max Lousada added: “We’re honored to be forming a dynamic new partnership with an incomparable superstar whose influence on our musical and artistic landscape is immense and immutable. Madonna has changed the course of pop and dance music, while taking live performance to new heights of drama and invention. At the same time, she uses her fame to amplify some of the most important social issues and movements of our time. Constantly and fearlessly challenging convention, her four decades of music are not only an extraordinary body of work, but a playbook for creative and cultural evolution.”

Madonna previously announced that her Madame X concert film will premiere October 8th on Paramount+ and in celebration of her 63 birthday, Madonna asked her fans to adopt a bed at the Mercy James Centre hospital in Malawi via Raising Malawi site.

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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