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Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story
Warner Music Nashville
One of the most anticipated country albums of the year, Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story, is finally here. The ACM Awards co-host has a lot going on with the premiere of the Voice this week on NBC, and the launch of his new album, that kicks off with an appearance on the Today Show Tuesday. Staying true to his roots, Blake is an amazing story teller, revealing a lot about what his life has been like this year, with tracks like Small Town, Big Time and has already gone No. 1 on Billboard's Country Digital Tracks charts with his first single Sure Be Cool If You Did.
Jackson Harris - Sharks and Vampires
Jackson Harris has been creating lots of buzz for his upcoming album with the release of his single Come Back Down To Earth and now only ETonline can exclusively reveal the official cover art for his album Sharks and Vampires, out later this year. Catch the video for his latest single featuring Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale here.
The Host - Choose to Listen
Before the epic love story, The Host, hits theaters this weekend, KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records are releasing music inspired from the movie. The record includes music from movie score composer Antonio Pinto, Sklar Grey, Ellie Goulding, and the hit track Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Remix) by Imagine Dragons.
Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being II
After crazy reports last week that he was dying from seizures, Lil Wayne is alive and well and releasing his 10th studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II. On this album, the Young Money mogul album brings in high energy beats, and fiery raps that can be heard on tracks like My Homies Still featuring Big Sean, and No Worries featuring Detail. Weezy is one of the most respected rappers out there, and has made a mark in hip hop by always being ahead of the curb, and this album truly shows you his talent to write exactly what he is feeling and showing us where he is in his life right now.
David Archuleta - No Matter how Far
While American Idol pop star David Archuleta may be on a three-year mission serving his Church of Latter Day Saints, he still managed to assemble ten tracks on a brand new album entitled No Matter How Far. Songs include Don't Run Away, where Archuleta's message is to face your worries and remember you are never alone. Also, I'll Never Let Go, which is a song particularly relevant to his travels, stating that no matter where he is, he will never be far from those that he loves. Before his mission, Archuleta recorded a number of tracks; however, he never compiled them onto an official CD until recently. After discovering the songs online, Entertainment One decided to compile the tracks on an official album, which became No Matter How Far.
Crystal Bowersox - All That For This
American Idol's season nine runner-up released her second album, All That For This, on Tuesday. The story of the album began with Bowersox being dropped from Jive Records—which she referred to a "disheartening" time. Bowersox impressively wrote or co-wrote every song on the album except for the cover of The Sundays' 1990 hit, Here's Where the Story Ends. This year will prove to be a big year for Bowersox because not only is she launching a new CD, but also in May she will start rehearsals for her upcoming starring role in Always…Patsy Cline, a musical commemorating the 50th anniversary of the country singer's tragic plane crash death.
The Strokes - Comedown Machine
The rock quintet is back after a two year break with their new release, Comedown Machine. This album shows a different side of the band as it is the first time all members received writing credits, which opens up a familiar yet not so familiar sound that can be heard in the standout lead single, Under Cover of Darkness. No tour has been announced, but go to TheStrokes.com for all the latest.
OneRepublic - Native
OneRepublic's third studio album, Native, is out today and won't disappoint. With the current single If I Lose Myself and charity single Feel Again already garnering radio play, the is no doubt that the band's rock edge infused with electro pop hooks are the right formula to keep the fans coming back. The album was produced lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist and Grammy winner Ryan Tedder and fellow bandmate Brent Kutzle.
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
When their single Heaven was released last month, fans were so excited to hear that Depeche Mode was back with their 13th studio album, Delta Machine. The album feels very modern but with the magical twist the band is known for. Check out DM when they come back to North America this year with the Delta Machine Tour, for dates go to www.DepecheMode.com.
Alan Jackson - Precious Moments Volume II
As one of countries most respected artists, Alan Jackson garnered countless awards and platinum albums in his career as a country music superstar. In 2006 he release his first Gospel album, Precious Moments, which started off as a personal gift he was going to give to his mother on Christmas, but his fans loved the tracks so much that now Alan is back with Precious Moments Volume II. The album is a personal venture for the superstar who wanted to put together this collection together for his mother and mother in law who are getting older, but still very close to his heart.
Dido - Girl Who Got Away
Dido is one of the world's best-selling female recording artists of all time with over 29 million albums sold, so it's no wonder why fans have been anticipating her return with the new album Girl Who Got Away, out today. On this album, Dido bares her soul and really shows us what life has been like for her since taking a break to start a family. Don't forget to catch her latest video for No Freedom.