The Weeknd says his dream is to “create a classic Madonna album”

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The Weeknd just released the track “Popular,” featuring Madonna and Playboi Carti, from his upcoming show The Idol. But he says one song with Madonna just isn’t enough — he wants to do a whole album.

“I mean, the thing is, I’ve always wanted to work with her,” he tells Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “I’ve always wanted to write and produce a Madonna album … well, co-produce with her, of course … because she’s a visionary and she has such a singular vision, and I just want to come into her world and create a classic Madonna album.”

“That was always my dream,” he says, adding of their song together, “So this can be … hopefully this is the appetizer for that.”

He also promises we’ll hear more of Madonna in The Idol. The show premieres June 4 on Max.

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