Madonna will unleash the greatest hits album “Celebration” on Sept. 29 in the U.S.
The Warner Bros. collection will include hits from the Queen of Pop’s entire career and boast two new songs. One of those, the title track, was recently recorded in New York and co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold. It will serve as the set’s first single and is scheduled to hit radio airwaves on Aug. 3. Remixes of the tune will be serviced to dance club DJs tomorrow (July 24).
It is rumored that the effort’s other new song is titled “Revolver” and is a collaboration with Lil Wayne. A demo version of the song — without Madonna’s vocals — has been floating around YouTube since May.
While the tracklist for “Celebration” has yet to be announced, one can imagine a bevy of Madonna’s Billboard Hot 100 hits will be included. On the Hot 100 chart, she has racked up a record 37 top 10 singles — more than any other act in the tally’s nearly 51-year history. Of those hits, 12 of them went all the way to No. 1.
In a press release, her label confirmed that “Celebration” will contain songs “remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans” including “Everybody,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and “4 Minutes.”
The album will be available in both single-disc and double-disc configurations and a DVD of the icon’s music videos will also be issued simultaneously. It was unclear at press time if the DVD would be offered as a stand-alone product or come bundled in a CD/DVD package.
The press release announcing “Celebration” touts that the DVD is set to include some of Madonna’s iconic video clips that have “never before been available on DVD.” (Perhaps the too-hot-for-MTV “Justify My Love?”)
“Celebration” is Madonna’s last album owed to Warner Bros. Records. In 2007, she partnered with Live Nation for a long term, all-encompassing deal, which will include her future recorded music.
Madonna signed to the Warner Bros. label Sire in 1982 and released her first single, “Everybody,” that year. Her eponymous debut album bowed in 1983 and carried with it her first Hot 100 hit — “Holiday.”
Since then has earned seven No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including her last four studio sets: 2008’s “Hard Candy,” 2005’s “Confessions On a Dance Floor,” 2003’s “American Life” and 2000’s “Music.”
All told, every one of Madonna’s 11 studio albums have reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200.