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Madonna will release her 12th studio album next spring, Billboard reports. 

During an interview with on Swedish television, the pop-music icon said that she's started to work in the studio on the album and will continue to record in New York until the end of the year. The first single is expected to drop in February or March.

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The upcoming album will be the first since Madonna left Warner Bros. Records for a multi-album, touring and merchandising partnership with Live Nation in 2007.

Madonna's most recent album, Hard Candy in 2008, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.