Madonna Signs Three-Album Deal With Interscope
Billboard has followed up on a New York Post report today and confirmed that pop queen Madonna has signed a three-album deal with Interscope. The Post initially noted the following: “She’ll continue to tour with Live Nation but has the deal with Interscope at a base of $1 million per album.” Madonna recently said during an interview to promote her directorial effort W.E. that the first such album is due out by the spring. There’s still no word yet on a solid release date for Madge’s 12th studio LP, but last week she was shooting a music video for her upcoming single with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., and official word came that the Material Girl will be performing during halftime at the Super Bowl on February 5. (One person not thrilled about that latter bit: Gene Simmons.)
Madonna’s 25-year relationship with Warner Bros. ended upon the release of 2009 hits collection Celebration. Since then, she’s busied herself with directing and promoting the upcoming period drama W.E., which hits US theaters two days before the Super Bowl, on February 3.
Now that she’s signed to Interscope, Madge joins a roster of high-profile artists in the label’s stable, including Lady Gaga, U2, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Robyn and No Doubt.