Keith Caulfield on Madonna’s new album
Few months ago MadonnaTribe exclusively reported first that Madonna was looking for a new american mainstream sound for her new album and that she will be recording materials with producer Pharell Williams.
A related piece of news was posted yesterday on Billboard‘s online website as part of Keith Caulfield‘s “Ask Billboard”.
Billboard.com reader Ryan had a
few Madonna questions for Keith‘s:
“I heard a rumor that she is in the studio with Timbaland working on her new album. Is this true? Are there any details about a release date? Also, I was wondering if you could give me album sales for her past three releases: “The Confessions Tour,” “I’m Going To Tell You a Secret” and “Confessions on a Dance Floor.”
This is what Keith has to say about the story –
Well, there is no official word that Madonna has actually set foot in a studio with Timbaland. When our intrepid R&B Editor Gail Mitchell quizzed Timbaland for our recent cover story, he said that he was supposed to call up Madonna that very night to discuss a possible collaboration. Will anything ever come of this? Who knows.
What we do know is that in a telephone interview with former Billboard editor Larry Flick on his Sirius satellite show a few weeks ago, Madonna joked about how she was going to run downstairs and “tell Pharrell” something Flick said. Flick didn’t follow up and ask her about the new album or Pharrell, but it’s fair to assume that Pharrell was probably really there with her working on music.
So far, her last studio album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” has sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. The “I’m Going To Tell You a Secret” documentary CD/DVD package has sold 76,000, while the “Confessions Tour” live CD/DVD set has moved 77,000.