To observers of the Chinese New Year, it’s the Year of the Dragon. To gullible saps, it’s the end of the world. To the world of pop culture, it’s the Year of Madonna. Twenty-twelve is shaping to be one of the biggest years in the Queen of Pop’s 29-year career.
The first single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” is due out this Friday (February 3rd). Nicki “Superbass” Minaj and M.I.A. are featured in Madonna’s first new single since 2009’s “Revolver” and the first new studio album material since 2008’s Hard Candy. The tour de force, cheerleader themed, Super-Bowl-inspired, single combines the creative talents of the Queen herself, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Martin Solveig. She’s opening the Super Bowl halftime with the song on February 5th in what will be her first halftime show ever. In case you heard the demo that leaked last year (under the title “Give Me All Your Love”), this will obviously be the completed, improved, polished version…not that the demo wasn’t awesome too…
We can also expect a world tour later this year from the top-selling female artist of all time.
iTunes will release the single and offer a limited-time pre-order of the 18-track deluxe edition of the new album for $9.99 on February 3rd. Album number 12 will also include the Golden Globe Award-winning song “Masterpiece,” written for her second film “W.E.”
American Idol is scheduled to air a preview of the new music video on Thursday, February 2nd. This will be the only redeeming value of America’s most annoying reality show to come along since the show began a decade ago…I say this because I’ll actually be tuning in….just for the preview of the anticipated video.
Ok, Madonna fans and everyone else who has a pulse, Interscope revealed the release date of “MDNA,” Madonna’s 12th studio album – March 26. I’ll definitely be buying the deluxe edition…and not on iTunes: I’m going old school and buying the physical album (probably at Target or Best Buy). Expect my album review to follow shortly after. 😉