Madonna is to release deluxe editions "for many of her landmark albums" as part of her brand new record deal with Warner Music Group.
Coinciding with Madonna's 63rd birthday today (August 16), the announcement reveals that The Queen of Pop has signed a new, multi-year global agreement with Warner to reissue her discography. Madonna was previously signed to the Warner Music Group and its subsidiaries from 1982 to 2007, before signing with Universal's Interscope Records for a three-album deal.
Kicking off in 2022 which marks her 40th anniversary in music, the best-selling female musician of all time is partnering with the label for an "extensive series of catalog releases", which will include personally curated deluxe versions of some of her classic bodies of work. Madonna is also to "introduce unique releases for special events" as part of the project.
Madonna and Warner Music Group today announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog... Read more: https://t.co/VvC1nK2NDz pic.twitter.com/BIxYf7CkWY— Madonna (@Madonna) August 16, 2021
All 14 of Madonna's studio albums plus soundtrack, compilation and live albums are included in part of the deal including her three most recent albums MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X, which were released via Interscope but will be part of Warner's roster starting in 2025.
"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 stated. "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."
Further comment was provided from Madonna's long-time manager Guy Oseary who said the deal 'will bring to fruition what so many of Madonna’s incredible fans have been patiently waiting for: a celebration of her groundbreaking catalogue.'
Madonna has scored more Number 1 singles and albums in the UK than any other female artist in history, with 13 and 12 chart toppers respectively on the UK's Official Singles and Albums Charts, while her 1990 greatest hits The Immaculate Collection is the UK's bestselling compilation ever by a female artist.