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Madonna recording a new album

Madonna attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) It's official: Madonna is recording a new album.

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Madonna's manager Guy Oseary tweeted, "It's official.. Madonna's 1st day in the recording studio for the new album... Very exciting.." Rolling Stone reports there's no word on who's producing the album but it's been rumored that Madonna may work with DJs A-Trak and David Guetta.

"Hard Candy," the singer's last album, came out in April 2008 and was followed by the Sticky & Sweet Tour and a live album, "Sticky & Sweet Tour."

In June, the Weinstein Company announced it had picked up Madonna's directorial debut, "W.E.," to be distributed some time in 2011. (It's not really a debut. Madonna co-wrote and directed the movie "Filth and Wisdom," which came out in 2008.)