With it’s American debut April 29, “Hard Candy” sold 100,000 copies on it’s first day of release in the U.S. alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Madonna’s new single, “Give It 2 Me,” will be released in July, along with its music video which will feature Pharrell Williams. Pharrell hearing his excitement about going toe-to-toe on Madonna’s latest album, “Hard Candy,” with his old bandmate and fellow Virginian super-producer Timbaland, his intensity becomes crystal clear.
“I thought I worked hard before, and I did work hard. But I know how to work hard now,” Williams says with a chuckle. “I mean, after I heard Tim’s tracks, I realized a damn-near 50-year-old woman was gonna have the hottest album in the game. It’s insane.”