SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records
April 03, 2008 06:00 ET
Madonna -- "4 Minute" Fever Spreads Across the World -- Victims Can't Stop Dancing
New Video Makes Exclusive World Premiere on iTunes April 3rd; Song to Be Featured in Warner Bros.-Village Roadshow Pictures Film 'Get Smart'; Single Exploding at Radio and Digital Sales; International Response Huge
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 3, 2008) - "4 Minutes," the pulsating and hypnotic debut
single from Madonna's 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records, "HARD
CANDY," is off to a roaring start with explosive exposure in a wide range
The breathtaking new video for "4 Minutes" featuring a propulsive
performance by Madonna along with appearances by the song's co-writers and
co-producers Timbaland and Justin Timberlake will make its world premiere
and be available for sale exclusively on iTunes for 48 hours beginning
April 3rd. The video was filmed in London in February and directed by
French wunderkinds Jonas and Francois (Justice and Kanye West). The single,
"4 Minutes," is currently #1 on iTunes.
The upcoming Warner Bros.-Village Roadshow Pictures action comedy "Get
Smart" is on board to include '4 Minutes' in the film. In theatres
nationwide on June 20th, "Get Smart" stars Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway
as secrent CONTROL operatives Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 on a mission to
thwart a plan for world domination by the evil crime syndicate KAOS. The
film also stars Dwayne Johnson as superstar CONTROL Agent 23, Alan Arkin as
the Chief, Terence Stamp as notorious KAOS kingpin Siegfried and James Caan
as the President of the United States.
On the international front, "4 Minutes" is already Top 3 across Europe in
airplay and Top 10 around the world. Already playing in heavy rotation on
radio stations across the US, the single in Canada is the fastest selling
song in the history of the Canadian music charts. The song can also be
heard as part of Sunsilk's multi-million dollar ad campaign.
"HARD CANDY" will have a global release on April 28th and a US release on
April 29th and is a brilliant up-tempo collection of 12 songs in which
Madonna remains ensconced in club mode but adds an urban hip hop beat. "4
Minutes" is Madonna's 26th Top 40 chart hit in the US. Her previous album,
"Confessions On A Dance Floor," debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and sold
over 8 million copies.
Madonna, a multi-Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer,
cultural icon, world renowned stage performer, video visionary, children's
book author, director and documentary film maker, has sold 200 million
albums in the course of her unprecedented two decade plus career and has
just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
When asked about the "4 Minute Fever Phenomenon," Madonna commented, "Goody
goody gum drops."