Days after Drake's new album was leaked, Madonna's new song, Give Me All Your Love has been storming the music world.
And despite all the positive reaction from fans and Twitter traffic (#GMAYL was a popular hashtag for many), team Madonna has been furious.
My true fans wouldn't do this, Madonna said through her manager Guy Oseary, who delivered the message on Twitter on Wednesday.
We are very upset with whoever leaked the song . . . we are asking that the fans please help police any more leaks. we have a lot in store for you.. but please respect the process, Oseary continued.
On Sunday, Drake, the 25-year-old rapper who works under Lil Wayne's record label, confirmed that his second studio album, Take Care, was leaked one week ahead of its release.
I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn't happen a month early anymore . . . listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it...and take care until next time, he wrote on Twitter.
Those curious about whether or not this will affect Drake's album sales will have to wait one week the release of Take Care, scheduled for Nov. 15.
While the Drake leak most likely won't affect the quality of his songs (all 17 tracks have been finalized for quite some time and the actual albums have been manufactured and shipped), the Madonna leak is a bigger blow as her new album remains unfinished.
On Wednesday, her manager further confirmed that the leaked version of Give Me All Your Love was only a demo, and that the plan was for new music to come out in the new year.
In June, Madonna fans around the world rejoiced when it was announced that the superstar had started recording in the studio. Three months later, during a press junket for her new film, W.E., the 53-year-old singer announced that the album was scheduled for a spring 2012 release.
Since the release of her self-titled album in 1983, Madonna has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. Her 2012 album is one of the most-anticipated albums of the New Year, following the success of her last album, 2008's Hard Candy and the high-grossing Sticky & Sweet Tour.
Naturally, an album leak is the biggest fear for an artist as iconic and powerful as Madonna.
Perhaps the superstar can take a lesson from Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The pair received much praise from the music industry and fans for having one of the most shielded albums of recent memory. On Aug. 8, Watch the Throne was released successfully, leak-free, thanks to what Billboard magazine calls C.I.A.-like precautions that included engineers turning off their Wi-Fi connections in certain places and having in-person work sessions.
Absolutely no e-mailed song drafts were allowed during the making of Watch the Throne, according to Billboard.
Depending on an artist's creative process and whether or not that involves reaction from beyond the immediate producers and sound mixers involved, a leak could be a good thing.
I look forward to leaks - knock on wood. I shouldn't probably, but I do, said Drake in an October interview with Billboard.
If it's a reasonable leak, I look forward do it . . . if people get the opportunity to live with the music for a week before they go buy it, it's only gonna help me, not hurt me, he added.
Drake's Take Care officially arrives in stores and on iTunes on Tuesday.
Team Madonna and her obliging fans are currently in a race against time to remove Give Me All Your Love from YouTube and similar outlets.
W.E., directed by Madonna, arrives in theaters on Dec. 9.