After rumors hit the Net on Wednesday that Madonna had signed with Interscope, fans waited to see if the ink had really dried on the contract. On Thursday (December 15), a rep for the singer confirmed the industry chatter to MTV News. In addition to signing with the label, Madge will drop her still-untitled album by the end of March.
Madonna has already completed work on the LP and her single "Gimme All Your Luvin" will be released by the end of January, according to a press release. A demo version of the song, featuring rappers M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, leaked back in November. The three ladies recently shot a video for the track and made headlines when Nicki tweeted about a kiss she shared with Madonna on set.
The three-album deal with Interscope marks the latest chapter in the Queen of Pop's career. She'll now be labelmates with the likes of Lady Gaga and Eminem. She'll also stay in her 10-year 360 deal, signed back in 2007, with Live Nation for all merchandising and tour-related matters.
"We couldn't be happier to work with [Interscope's] Jimmy Iovine, [Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group] Lucian Grainge and the entire Interscope team," Madonna's longtime manager Guy Oseary said in a statement. "We anticipate a very bright future at our new home."
On Thursday, the newly signed Interscope Records artist became a Golden Globe nominee for her "W.E" track "Masterpiece." "W.E" is Madonna's directorial effort, and her tune made the cut for Best Original Song — Motion Picture.