This apparently just wasn’t a project Madonna c0uld keep under wraps. Following the December leak of over two dozen demos of songs from her upcoming Rebel Heart album (out March 10), what appears to be the final, deluxe version of the LP has made its way online, a full five weeks ahead of release.
Twenty-five songs in total appear on a leaked version that surfaced overnight, as opposed to the 19 currently displayed on the iTunes pre-order for Rebel Heart. Now back in the mix appear to be “Beautiful Scars,” “Borrowed Time,” “Graffiti Heart” and “Addicted” — songs that first sprung up in demo form in December. Additionally, “Queen” and “Autotune Baby” are on the tracklist for the leaked version.
News broke on January 21 that a hacker from Israel had been arrested for reportedly stealing Madonna’s personal computer and leaking the Rebel Heart demos.
“I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker,” Madonna wrote in a statement posted to Facebook. “I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy.”
Looks like there may be more than one culprit the Material Girl’s camp needs to worry about.
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