Madonna reveals new album title

The queen of pop also announces a release date

Madonna has revealed that her new album will be called ‘Hard Candy’.

The veteran star’s final album for her record label Warner Bros is set to be released on April 28.

The first single, co-written by Justin Timberlake, is entitled ‘Four Minutes’.

After the release of the album and subsequent singles, Madonna will leave Warner Bros and release music with Live Nation, the convert promoters that she has signed a 10-year deal with.

As previously reported, ‘Hard Candy’ reportedly features an up-tempo dance sound with hip-hop influences.

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