On April 24, 2012, Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” 12″ picture disc was released.
Side A: Girl Gone Wild (Album Version)
Side B: Girl Gone Wild (Justin Cognito Extended Remix)
On April 21, 2003, Madonna’s ninth studio album, “American Life” was released by Maverick Records and distributed by Warner Bros. Records.
The album, produced in its entirety by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï, features references to many parts of American culture. The album is considered a concept album, with recurring themes of the American Dream and materialism.
I’m So Stupid
Nobody Knows Me
Mother and Father
Die Another Day
On April 20, 2010, “The Power of Madonna” – Glee episode (Season 1, Episode 15) aired on the Fox network.
When cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) demands that Madonna’s music be played over the school intercom system, Glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) sets the club a Madonna-themed assignment, hoping to empower the female club members.
Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, an EP containing studio recordings of songs performed in the episode, was released on April 20, 2010. Its tracklist includes “Express Yourself”, a mash-up of “Borderline” and “Open Your Heart”, “Vogue”, “Like A Virgin”, “4 Minutes”, “What it Feels Like for a Girl”, and “Like a Prayer”.
The iTunes edition features a bonus track, “Burning Up”, which was not performed in the episode.
Lynch received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in the episode.
On April 19, 2008, Madonna’s eleventh studio album, “Hard Candy” was released by Warner Bros. Records.
“Hard Candy” was Madonna’s final album with Warner Bros., marking the end of a 25-year recording history together.
Madonna started working on the album in 2007, and collaborated with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Pharrell and Nate “Danja” Hills.
Give It 2 Me
She’s Not Me
Beat Goes On
Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You
On April 18, 2012, Madonna told NBC’s Harry Smith, “I need to be a tougher mom.”
Juggling a new album that debuted at number one and being a single mother to four kids is not easy, Madonna told Smith, saying she may need to toughen up after photos surfaced of her 15-year-old daughter smoking a cigarette.