Today in Madonna History: March 14, 2008


On March 14 2008, Madonna’s official website revealed the artwork and release date for Hard Candy:

“We are happy to share the album artwork for Madonna’s upcoming album.  Hard Candy is scheduled to have a global release on April 28th and a US release on April 29th on Warner Bros. Records.”

Hard Candy was eventually released on these dates in these regions:

  • Germany, Ireland, Austria and Netherlands – April 25, 2008
  • United Kingdom, Brazil and the rest of Europe – April 28, 2008
  • United States, Mexico and Canada – April 29, 2008

Liz Rosenberg told Entertainment Weekly:

She loves candy.  Hard Candy is about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness, or as Madonna so eloquently expressed: ‘I’m gonna kick your ass, but it’s going to make you feel good.’

Notice that Madonna’s belt includes the inscription Give It to Me, the original title of the album.


One response

  1. Eight years later, Hard Candy still makes me feel good-but like all Madonna records, this one comes with a backstory implied-a bittersweet tinge of sadness! Madonna was in the death throes of the ruins of her second marriage-It was time to move on with her life and she did so in true Hall of Fame Style!

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