One of history’s biggest pop stars is considering a return to her roots.
The nation’s pop superstar has reportedly left her label with Interscope Records after nearly 10 years. Madonna is said to be eyeing Warner Records, the label in which the “Material Girl” artist first got her start.
Madonna signed her first-ever record deal in 1982 with Sire Records, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed by Warner Records (previously known as Warner Bros. Records). During her time there, she released “Like a Virgin,” “True Blue” and “Like a Prayer.”. “Erotica” and “Bedtime Stories” were co-released by Sire and Maverick, an entertainment company Madonna co-founded. However, the singer left her own company in 2004 after a lawsuit between the company and WMG.
Madonna went on to release several more albums under the Warner label, including “Ray of Light,” “Music,” “American Life,” “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” and “Hard Candy.”
In 2007, she split with Warner and signed a new $120 million, 10-year deal with Interscope, part of a 360 deal with Live Nation. Madonna went on to release “MDNA” in 2012, “Rebel Heart” in 2015 and, most recently, “Madame X” in 2019. Although “Madame X” debuted at No. 1 with strong sales, it dropped out of the top 200 in its third week. It only sold 169,000 album adjusted units, according to Alpha Data.
The “Like A Prayer” singer did not mention her departure from Interscope on her social media; however, she did allude to a new start on Friday when she posted an Instagram message about her career origins.
“No YouTube, No Vine, No The Voice, No American Idol, No Disney. Just $35 dollars and a dream.”
Madonna is considered to be one of the world’s most influential figures in pop culture, as well as the best-selling female musician in music history.