In a pre-taped interview for "The Graham Norton Show" just hours ago, Madonna revealed the title of her 12th studio album: "M.D.N.A."
The interview will air on Friday's episode of the BBC talk show, but this tidbit of news couldn't be held back, now being confirmed on Madonna's official website. An exact release date has not yet been pinned down publicly for "M.D.N.A." though it is widely expected during late March 2012. As for Madonna's take on the album's release, she reportedly told Norton in today's interview that "it's soon -- it depends how quickly people hack in to my server and leak it. Can people wait? It's terrible."
Madonna may be a little on edge about the leaks these days, considering the November leak of a demo of "Gimme All Your Luvin'," the first single off "M.D.N.A." The Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.-assisted track will impact at pop radio on Feb. 7, just two days after Madonna's Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. The trio filmed a video for "Gimme All Your Luvin'" back in early December, on the set of which Minaj and Madge locked lips.
"M.D.N.A." will be Madge's first studio release on Interscope, since leaving Warner Bros. Records and entering into an all-encompassing deal with Live Nation. Her final Warner Bros. studio set, "Hard Candy," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 740,000 copies stateside, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
According to Glamour, another reported topic of conversation between Madonna and Graham Norton in today's interview was, inevitably, Lady Gaga, who is surely used to the Madonna comparisons by now. "When I first saw her [Gaga] I was really impressed by her and she was cool. She did remind me of me back in the day," Madonna said. "I do think she is very talented."