Madonna is readying to celebrate her career with yet another greatest hits compilation, appropriately titled, Celebration. Set for release on Sept. 29, the best-of set will contain hits from 1982's "Everybody" to 2008's "4 Minutes" and will feature two new tracks.
Though the final tracklist has yet to be revealed, the songs on Celebration have all been remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans.
Celebration will be available in a two-CD set as well as a single CD. There will also be a Celebration DVD released simultaneously which includes Madge's best videos including several that have never before been available on DVD.
Celebration, the CD, will also include two new songs that were recently recorded in New York City. The first single, also titled, “Celebration,” co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold, will be released Aug. 3. A video for the single, which will be included on the Celebration DVD was just filmed in Milan, Italy and was directed by long time Madonna collaborator Jonas (“Ray of Light”) Akerlund. Several remixes of “Celebration” are already headed to the clubs. The song will also be available on CD and vinyl maxi. Radio will receive the “Celebration” single on August 3rd.
The cover for “Celebration” was created by street pop artist "Mr. Brainwash."
Celebration will be Madonna's final release under contract to Warner Bros., whom she has been signed to since her career began, as she leaves for a deal with Live Nation 360.
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