Rebel Heart is the thirteenth studio album by the American singer and songwriter Madonna. Interscope Records released it on March 6, 2015. Following the completion of her MDNA album and its promotion, Madonna worked on Rebel Heart throughout 2014, co-writing and co-producing it with various musicians, including Diplo, Avicii, and Kanye West. Unlike her previous endeavors, working with many collaborators posed problems for Madonna in keeping a cohesive sound and creative direction for the album.
Thematically, Rebel Heart represents the singer's romantic and rebellious sides; the ideas grew organically during the writing and recording sessions. Musically, it is a pop record which merges an array of genres such as 1990s house, trap, and reggae, while using acoustic guitars and a gospel choir. Some of the songs are autobiographical in nature, while others talk about love and Madonna's career. Rebel Heart features guest appearances by boxer Mike Tyson and rappers Nicki Minaj, Nas and Chance the Rapper.