Madonna is dealing with new versions of classic material, girl.
In celebration of her 63rd birthday and impending 40th year as a recording artist, the pop icon reported Monday that a new deal with Warner Music Group will involve the arrival of “an extensive, multi-year series of catalog releases that will revisit the groundbreaking music that made her an international icon” for the first time, including “expansive deluxe editions” of her classic albums just as “unique releases for special events” — which will all be actually curated by Madonna.
The organization will begin carrying out curated releases in 2022 and see Warner representing the entirety of Madonna’s releases before the finish of 2025, including her last triplet of albums, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X, which were eventually distributed through Interscope following the singer’s decades-long relationship with Warner that started with the arrival of her first single, “Everybody,” under the label’s Sire banner in 1982.
Warner’s new deal incorporates 17 studio albums (including smashes Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, Ray of Light, Music, and more), in addition to hit singles (“Vogue,” “Into the Groove,” and “Express Yourself,” among others), soundtrack recordings, live albums, and different compilations.
“Since the very beginning, Warner Music Group has helped bring my music and vision to all my fans around the world with the utmost care and consideration,” Madonna said in a statement announcing the move, which was partially executed by her longtime manager Guy Oseary. “They have been amazing partners, and I am delighted to be embarking on this next chapter with them to celebrate my catalogue from the last 40 years.”
Somewhere else, Madonna will star in the Paramount+ concert film adaptation of her Madame X tour, which hit theaters all throughout the world on the side of the 2019 album, which became her 10th No. 1–charting studio set in the United States. The documentary film will premiere Oct. 8 on the streaming service.
She is likewise working on a a biopic about her life, which she will coordinate from a script partially written by Oscar-winning Juno scribe Diablo Cody, who finished a draft with Madonna before Erin Wilson took over the screenplay.
In celebration of her birthday, Madonna additionally provoked her fans to help charitable causes in her name, explicitly requesting that they take on a bed at the Mercy James Center hospital in Malawi, which was worked to house kids recovering from surgery as they regain strength from intensive care.