Madonna lands three-album deal with Interscope Records

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2011, 17:30 PM IST

Washington: Madonna, who has performed for nearly five years without a new record, has signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope.

The 53-year-old singer finished her contract with Warner Music Group - who she had been signed to since the start of her career in 1982 - with her third greatest hits album, ‘Celebration’, in 2007 and inked the new deal, thought to be worth 1 million dollars an album, with the label, owned by Universal Music Group.

“It’s just about keeping relevance so that she can tour. She is still in the demo phase, but the idea is to get the first album out early next year,” Contactmusic quoted a source as telling the New York Post newspaper.

While she will release her records through Interscope, Madonna will continue to tour under her agreement with Live Nation Entertainment.

ANI