A new Madonna album will be released this year

The new LP will also feature a bunch of guest stars

Madonna has confirmed that her new album will be released by the end of this year. The LP will follow 2015’s ‘Rebel Heart’.

The singer has been teasing new material for the past few months. Back in May, she posted what appeared to be cover art for a single or project which carries the title ‘Beautiful Game’.

Now in a new interview, the star says fans can expect the new material in the next few months. “I’ve just met lots of really amazing musicians, and I’ve ended up working with a lot of these musicians on my new record, so Lisbon has influenced my music and my work,” she told Vogue Italia.

“How could it not? I don’t see how I could have gone through that year without being informed by all this input of culture.”

The singer recently moved to Lisbon so her 12-year-old son, David Banda could chase his dream of becoming a professional football player. She says her new hometown created a culture shift that inspired the direction for the new album.

This music “will be collected in an album that will be released by the end of the year,” she confirmed.

Earlier this month, Ariana Grande shared a photo of herself with Madonna on social media, prompting fans to speculate that she may be appearing on the new album.

“Thank you @madonna, you know why”, Ariana wrote on the pic. Ariana’s fans also noticed an emoji of the Golden Gate Bridge – which she’s previously used when talking about new music.

“Ariana has been going to the studio lately…. ariana is thanking madonna for something they both know….. according to my calculations ariana and madonna collaborated and couldn’t be happier for her (i was hacked if they didn’t)”, one wrote on Twitter.