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Robin Thicke names new album after estranged wife Paula Patton

When it comes to trying to win back Paula Patton, no amount of public wooing is too over the top for Robin Thicke. The R&B singer is now offering a mea culpa in the form of his new album, which he’s naming Paula, EW has confirmed.

It’s the latest in a string of attempts by the pop star to mend his broken relationship. The high-school sweethearts, who were married for nine years and have one son, Julian Fuego,  announced their separation in February.

Since then, Thicke, has been using his music to send a very clear message to the actress. He debuted the first single off the new album, “Get Her Back,” at the Billboard Music Awards in May. He introduced the song by saying, “All right, y’all, help me get her back.” And at recent concerts, he has dedicated the song “Lost Without U” to his lady. READ FULL STORY

Maroon 5 announce new album

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Five: It’s roughly the number of jobs Adam Levine has right now (singer, film actor, TV talent show mentor, professional smell maker, serial supermodel monogamist).

It’s also the name of his band Maroon Five’s (yes) fifth album, V, due Sept. 2. The followup to 2012’s Overexposed will reunite the band with longtime keyboard player Jesse Carmichael, and reportedly features production by several members of the Hot 100’s varsity squad, including Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Shellback.

The band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation, and is scheduled to announce tour dates within the next few weeks; the album’s first single will arrive this summer.

 

Mariah Carey reveals she's dropping a Beyonce-style surprise album, does not know what 'surprise' means

Mariah Carey is taking a page from Beyoncé’s playbook — which we should all take pages from, if it means becoming Beyoncé. The OG Hello Kitty Diva is working on a new album — and plans to reveal its “title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners,” according to a new Billboard interview. A physical release of the album will reportedly drop the following week.

Beyoncé pulled a similar move with her last album, the self-titled epic Beyoncé, which she unexpectedly put out overnight without any previous promotion. (Because when you’re dropping a secret album, you don’t tell everyone you’re dropping a secret album.)

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Britney Spears reveals 'Britney Jean' album tracklist featuring T.I., Jamie Lynn, more

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You betta track, list.

This morning, Britney Spears released the full song roster for her upcoming Britney Jean, due Dec. 3 — including the two singles already released, “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.” Also on board? Longtime collaborator and chief Pea Will.i.am, rapper T.I., and Britney’s baby sister Jamie Lynn.

Find it below: READ FULL STORY

The Civil Wars announce new album, possibly still aren't getting along

One year ago, folk duo the Civil Wars (a.k.a. John Paul White and Joy Williams) seemed like they had everything going for them.

Their debut album, Barton Hollow, had earned Gold certification and won a pair of Grammys; their collaboration with Taylor Swift, “Safe and Sound,” became the breakout track of The Hunger Games; their music was regularly getting played on ABC’s Nashville; and they were performing to sold-out crowds across the country.

But all their momentum came to a screeching halt last November, when they canceled upcoming tour dates due to “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition.” (Despite the divorce language used in the statement, Williams and White are both married to other people.) The singers didn’t explain their hiatus any further, though they did end their sad statement on an encouraging note: “Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013.”

Well, that hope will become a reality this summer. The Civil Wars announced today that they will release a self-titled sophomore album in late summer 2013, but they didn’t dispel any of the chatter about the turmoil within the group. Each member posted vague personal statements on their official site this afternoon: READ FULL STORY

Listen to Straight No Chaser's star-studded a cappella album 'Under the Influence' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Has a cappella music ever been aca-hotter than it is right now?

Between Pitch Perfect‘s enduring success, Pentatonix’s viral savvy, and the recently resurrected competition The Sing-Off, the syllables “doo” and “bah” are totally having a moment right now.

One a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, was way ahead of the trend, and given their devoted fanbase of a caholics, it’s likely that they’ll be around long after it fades out of the pop culture forefront — if, in fact, it ever does.

Today, EW can exclusively reveal Straight No Chaser’s latest album, Under the Influence, which is streaming in full below. The inventive set is chock-full of guest appearances from stars like Sara Bareilles (a former a cappella member!), Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, and Elton John, who join the vocal crew on new versions of their own songs.

The album also includes jaunty arrangements of “Rolling in the Deep” and a mashup of fun.’s “Some Nights” and “We Are Young.” (Also, seriously, check out those bass notes on “I Want You Back”). Stream it all below: READ FULL STORY

Q&A: Big Boi on new 'funk gumbo' album 'Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors'

BIG-BOI_510x317Big Boi’s latest album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, hits stores tomorrow — which is neither a lie nor a rumor, despite earlier release-date delays.

EW talked to the OutKast-famed rapper about filling the big (left) shoes of his critically acclaimed 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, his response to hearing André 3000 apologize to him in T.I.’s recent “Sorry”, and how the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan influenced Vicious Lies‘ first track. READ FULL STORY

You can stream One Direction's 'Take Me Home' in its entirety on iTunes

Pop music promotion is a funny thing. These days, it seems like the more music you give away early, the more albums you’re destined to sell in the first week.

Taylor Swift sold five separate promotional singles in the lead-up to Red‘s record-breaking debut. Phillip Phillips is offering track samples of every tune from The World from the Side of the Moon at Yahoo! Music. But One Direction is giving their fans a whole other level of access. The British fivesome is allowing their sophomore album Take Me Home to stream in full on iTunes in the week leading up to its Nov. 13 release. (Green Day also just jumped into the full-stream fray with their upcoming Dos!, over at Rollingstone.com.) READ FULL STORY

It's coming: Carly Rae Jepsen's album 'Kiss' set for Sept. 18 release

After a summer full of Hot 100 dominance, countless parody videos, and a planned 90210 cameo, it’s hard to believe Carly Rae Jepsen hasn’t put out a new album in four years. That all changes next month, however, when Jepsen will release her sophomore effort, Kiss, on Sept. 18. READ FULL STORY

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