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Madonna leaves Interscope Records to return to Warner in 8-figure deal

As seen on Instagram, Madonna is going back to her roots – and that extends to her record contract, as well. 

The Queen of Pop, who turns 62 this month, is leaving Interscope Records after nearly a decade together, reports The Sun. 

Instead, the Take A Bow diva is said to be entertaining a high-profile deal at Warner Records, where she initially started her decades-long, unparalleled career.

Back to her roots: Madonna is leaving Interscope Records after nearly a decade together, to return to Warner Records where she started out; seen here in 2016

The new deal – said to be in the eight-figure range – would bring Madge back to the outfit that helped her dominate the music world in the first 25 years of her career, before she signed with Interscope in 2011.

The Ray Of Light songstress has sold an estimated 335 million albums and singles (including digital tracks) worldwide over the course of her career, making her the bestselling female recording artist of all time.

Up next for Madonna is a featured turn on Dua Lipa’s upcoming single Levitating, due to drop on Friday.

It will mark the Material Girl’s second team-up with Missy Elliott, also set to appear on the track. 

Up next for Madge: A featured turn on Dua Lipa's upcoming single Levitating, due to drop on Friday

Up next for Madge: A featured turn on Dua Lipa’s upcoming single Levitating, due to drop on Friday

And if it’s any indication, both Dua and Missy are currently signed to Warner, which may have meant Madonna’s presence on the new song came as part of the deal to get her back and signed with the Los Angeles, California-based company.

Meanwhile, the mother-of-six, born Madonna Louise Ciccone, on Thursday posted a throwback photo of herself from the early era of her career, which pointed out that she had made her mark long before platforms such as YouTube, Vine, The Voice and American Idol were around to help struggling artists transform into megastars. 

Madge further mentioned that there was ‘No IG, Twitter or Tik Tok either!’ in the caption under the snap, which showed her dressed in a large trench coat, while striking a pose in the Big Apple in the 1980s.

Confusingly, the post also claimed that there was ‘No Disney’ around then, despite the fact that the entertainment conglomerate was founded in 1923. 

Live to Tell: The singer posted this caption to her Instagram account on Thursday

Live to Tell: The singer posted this caption to her Instagram account on Thursday

Like a Legend: Madonna is one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical artists of all-time (pictured above at the VMA awards in 2018)

Like a Legend: Madonna is one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical artists of all-time (pictured above at the VMA awards in 2018) 

The performer went on to become one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical artists of all time, referred to as the ‘Queen of Pop’ since the ’80s, after releasing iconic albums such as Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), and Like a Prayer (1989).

She has also gone on to earn a staggering fortune – currently estimated to be somewhere between $570-800 million – meaning she made quite the savvy investment on that proverbial $35 dollars. 

Sadly, more recently Madonna has been upsetting her fiercely loyal fan base with some unfortunate social media activity – including peddling conspiracy theories about the deadly coronavirus. 

Queen of Pop: Madonna - pictured at the American Music Awards in 1985 - has often peddled the story that she arrived in New York City with just $35 in her pocket

Queen of Pop: Madonna – pictured at the American Music Awards in 1985 – has often peddled the story that she arrived in New York City with just $35 in her pocket

Last month, she was censored by Instagram for supporting COVID-19 conspiracy theories that appeared to share false information about the pandemic, suggesting that the controversial hydroxychloroquine is a ‘cure.’ 

Madonna called Texas-based doctor Stella Immanuel her ‘hero’ who has made many outlandish claims, including that endometriosis can be caused by ‘sex demons.’ 

Madge previously caused anger when telling fans the virus was the ‘great equalizer’ between the rich and poor, while bathing in a luxurious marble bathtub filled with rose petals. 

It’s certainly been a challenging time to be a Madonna fan, with one writing on Twitter following her conspiracy theories: ‘I am not excited to have lived long enough to see the moment Madonna became a Karen.’  

Enduring: Even some of Madonna's most loyal fans have been tested by the singer's strange activity on social media in recent months (pictured above in 1994)

Enduring: Even some of Madonna’s most loyal fans have been tested by the singer’s strange activity on social media in recent months (pictured above in 1994)

Even actor Billy Eichner felt compelled to tweet after her most recent snafu, telling followers: ‘[That feeling when] your chosen pop icon who means so much to you just bewilders and disappoints you and really f****** bums you out. Oh well. Life is a paradox, as she is known to say.’ 

Hopefully Madonna will learn her lesson well, and listen to the feedback of her adoring fans, who have helped turn her into a legend.  

Her last album, Madame X, was well received by music critics, who applauded the singer for her daring work on the record. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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