Madonna fans, we have a title for the Queen of Pop's eagerly anticipated new album.
In a pre-taped interview for the UK's Graham Norton Show yesterday, the singer revealed that her 12th studio album will be called MDNA.
She later confirmed the news on her official website.
The album - her first since 2008's Hard Candy - is expected to drop in late March, and will include her forthcoming single Gimme All Your Luvin.
Word is the new track - which features rappers Nicki Minaj and MIA - is due to hit US radio stations on February 7, shortly after her appearance at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 5 in Indiana.
A demo version of the new single surfaced online in November.
Madge expressed her anger over the leak. Her manager, Guy Oseary, took to Twitter to say:
"Madonna told me this morning 'my true fans wouldn't do this'... whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!" he wrote.
"Im very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!!!!!!!!"
Check out the leak:
A 31-year-old man in Zaragoza, Spain, was arrested in December for leaking the song.
The singer reportedly told host Norton of the album's imminent release: "It's soon. It depends how quickly people hack in to my server and leak it. Can people wait? It's terrible."
She added, "It's very confusing behaviour."
According to Glamour, Madge, who was on the show to promote her second directing effort WE, shared her thoughts on Lady Gaga, who has often been compared to the music icon.
"When I first saw her I was really impressed by her and she was cool," she reportedly told Norton.
"She did remind me of me back in the day."
Madonna added: "I do think she is very talented."
Heat magazine also reveals that Madge is definitely going on tour this year.
"I've just spent three years making a movie. Now I have to pay the rent, a girl has to make a living," she told Norton during her interview. "I enjoy putting a tour together. It's hard work, but it's the most rewarding of all my jobs."
Madonna's appearance on The Graham Norton Show is due to air in the UK this Friday.
The singer also recently sat down with ABC news reporter Cynthia McFadden for a "candid and revealing" interview.
Check out a teaser for the interview (due to air in the US this week) below:
Hyped for a new Madonna release? And what do you guys think of the new album's title?
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