On September 19 2000, Madonna’s eighth studio album Music was released by Maverick Records. Music was released in some markets on September 18.
In anticipation of the release Madonna made this statement:
“Hey Mr. DJ, put a record on… Hi, it’s Madonna. You’ve probably been hearing about my new record, Music, for a while. Well, I just wanted to make sure you knew that the single is gonna drop very soon. I worked on it with a French guy named Mirwais, and he is the shit. The album will be released worldwide on September 19, and I hope you like my music.”
Madonna attended the Music launch party at the club Catch One in Los Angeles, California.
Music’s three hits-the brilliant #1 hit title cut, the Art-Country/Rock ballad dance Don’t Tell Me and the second paean to Lola-What It Feels Like for a Girl-are happy concertos. Yet Music truly comes alive with three sad ballads that are the saddest of Madonna’s life-autobiographical Nobody’s Perfect, the artful blues for her mother Paradise and the introspective Gone. Underneath Music’s smile, there is an undercurrent of sadness
and Madonna never lets you forget it! Brilliant, my lady Madge!