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Great American Songbook Event Honoring Bryan Lourd - Inside
Madonna attends The Great American Songbook event honoring Bryan Lourd at Alice Tully Hall on Feb. 10, 2014 in New York. Kevin Mazur—Getty Images

Madonna Unexpectedly Releases 6 New Songs After Leaked Tracks

Dec 20, 2014

Madonna released six new songs from an unreleased album on Saturday, in a surprise move meant to counter the leak of "incomplete" tracks that were shared online earlier in the week.

Madonna called the surprise release an "early Christmas gift" to her fans, the Associated Press reports, adding that she hoped the completed tracks might deter fans from listening to the leaked songs, which she said were unfinished demos that were not yet ready for release.

The songs come from her newest album, Rebel Heart, which was slated for a March release date. Her publicist said the singer would release more tracks on February 9.

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