SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

April 21, 2008 06:00 ET

Madonna's Delicious New CD, 'HARD CANDY,' Will Be Unwrapped on April 29th

'4 Minutes' Single No. 1 Track on iTunes and Amazon Since Its Release in US and No. 1 Around the World; '4 Minutes' Single No. 1 Sales in UK, Germany, Italy and No. 1 on Overall European Airplay Chart; Special Free Performances for Fans at Roseland-NYC -- April 30th and Olympia in Paris May 6th; 'HARD CANDY' ****FOUR STARS in Rolling Stone and Blender

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Those hungry Madonna fans around the world are about to get a very tasty treat when they unwrap Madonna's 'HARD CANDY' CD on April 29th. Her Madgesty's 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records follows up her "Confessions on a Dance Floor" CD which debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and sold over 8 million copies. 'HARD CANDY' has been described as a yummy up-tempo collection of 12 musical delights with Madonna remaining firmly ensconced in dance floor mode with an added hip-hop beat with the help of her musical collaborators Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and Nate "Danja" Hills.

The pulsating first single '4 Minutes' (co-written and co-produced by Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake) has been the Number 1 track on iTunes and Amazon since its release. On the international front, '4 Minutes' has reached the No. 1 spot in the UK, Italy and Germany and is the No. 1 most downloaded single on iTunes in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Spain, New Zealand, Switzerland and Sweden. The song has also climbed to No. 1 on the overall European Airplay Chart.

Madonna is scheduled to debut material from 'HARD CANDY,' which has already received Four Stars in Rolling Stone and Blender Magazine, at a free show at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom on the evening of April 30th. The special event, presented by Verizon Wireless, Control Room and MSN, is scheduled to air live on MSN Music In Concert (www.music.msn.com). Lucky fans will be able to line up at Roseland the day of the show for a chance to see Madonna perform. In addition, Verizon Wireless (http://news.vzw.com/news/2008/04/pr2008-04-13.html), several radio stations and VH1.com are running contests with winners being given access to this once-in-a lifetime show. The Olympia in Paris will be the location for a Madonna show on May 6th.

Warner Bros. Records is also releasing a Hard Candy Special Edition with two bonus remixes (www.warnerbrosrecordsstore.com).

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