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if Madonna's directorial career doesn't pan out, she always has that singin' thing to fall back on, right?

Well, after her directorial debut W.E. received less than stellar reviews at the Venice Film Festival, it seems the Material Girl is ready to return to her day job.

In an interview with Sweden's SVT, Madonna revealed when she will be releasing her next album.

Fans who have been eagerly awaiting new music from their favorite icon can now break out their calendars: Madonna will be releasing her next album in spring 2012!

Although Madonna said she's done "a little bit of work" on the new album so far, she will be focusing on the project completely when she returns to New York after W.E. promotion and will record "until the end of the year."

This will be her first album since 2008's "Hard Candy," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Are you excited for Madonna's next album? Sound off in the comments!

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