Madonna's hits cause for "Celebration"
By Keith Caulfield
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Two new songs will be included in the Madonna greatest hits album "Celebration", which will be released on September 29 in the United States.
One of the new songs is the title track which will serve as the set's first single and is scheduled to hit radio airwaves on August 3. Remixes of the tune will be serviced to dance club DJs tomorrow. The track was recently recorded in New York and co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold.
It is rumored that the effort's other new song is titled "Revolver"" and is a collaboration with rapper Lil' Wayne. A demo version of the song -- without Madonna's vocals -- has been floating around YouTube since May.
While the tracklist for "Celebration" has yet to be announced, the Warner Bros. collection will include hits from the Madonna's entire career.
On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she has racked up a record 37 top 10 singles -- more than any other act in the tally's nearly 51-year history. Of those hits, 12 of them went all the way to No. 1.
Every one of Madonna's 11 studio albums have reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200.
In a press release, her label confirmed that "Celebration" will contain songs "remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans" including "Everybody", "Express Yourself", "Vogue" and "4 Minutes."
The album will be available in both single-disc and double-disc configurations and a DVD of Madonna's music videos will also be issued simultaneously. It was unclear at press time if the DVD would be offered as a stand-alone product or come bundled in a CD/DVD package.
The DVD is set to include some of Madonna's iconic video clips that have "never before been available on DVD," according to a press statement.
"Celebration" is Madonna's last album owed to Warner Bros. Records. In 2007, she partnered with Live Nation for a long term, all-encompassing deal, which will include her future recorded music.
(Editing by Jill Serjeant at Reuters)