Justin Timberlake has confirmed he has been writing music for a number of artists including Madonna.

Despite a recent record-breaking tour the Queen of Pop seems keen to reinvent her image once more with a little help from singers in the hip hop sector.

"I have been working on some new music," Timberlake told the Sun newspaper.

"But it's not for myself  I'm writing for other people. I'm working on some stuff for Madonna."

The unlikely duo worked on material together yesterday in a west London studio as the SexyBack singer is in the country preparing for the UK leg off his current world tour.

As well as Timberlake, the tabloid reports that other artists working to give Madonna's next album a hip hop edge are producer Timbaland  who worked on Nelly Furtado's latest album  and Pharrell Williams, who is already involved with four tracks.

The album also looks set to have a dance feel to it as she has been joined by DJ and producer Felix da Housecat in the studio.

Meanwhile Madonna will also be busy in the run-up to this summer's Live Earth concert; it was announced yesterday that she will be one of the headlining acts.

11/04/2007 15:22:16