New Music: The 3 Albums You Have To Buy This Week

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1. Cher – 'Closer to the Truth' (Warner Bros.)

As if the three-time Golden Globe winner, Cher, had not already amazed the world enough with her successful career, here she comes with her brand-new album Closer to the Truth. After 12 years of focusing on her career in film and television, this album definitely presents Cher in a new musical limelight like no other. With her woman-empowering single Woman's World, a number-one hit on the Billboard Club Play Charts, this pop star once again finds a way to impress her fans! So be sure to check out this album and remember why she is already recognized as a previous Grammy winner! To hear her album, go to

2. Drake – 'Nothing Was the Same' (OVO Records)

Once again, Drake does it for the ladies! This hot hip-hop and R&B artist is at the top of his game, and honestly who can't feel changed after listening to one of his songs from the demanded new album Nothing Was the Same. With hit singles like Started From the Bottom, which became a hit slogan, and Hold on, We're Going Home, can we be surprised he's already earned 33 Top 10 hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs so far? With this young unexpected artist, Drake is transforming love lives, and making people feel for relationships they may have never even been in. Especially with one of the songs featuring Jay Z, this album is sure to set Drake up for a well-deserved future Grammy! Check him out at

3. Gov't Mule – 'Shout!' (Blue Note Records)

If you haven't already bought a ticket for Gov't Mule's tour, you may want to hurry before it becomes sold out. With the highly anticipated release of their newest album Shout!, everyone will be lining up to hear these guys live. This two-disc album is, "different from anything Gov't Mule's ever done," according to their very own singer-guitarist, Warren Haynes. With each of their songs producing its own type of personality to contribute to the overall rock sound of this band, this is definitely one of their best projects yet! Be sure to check it out at

This Week's Honorable Mentions:

-Icona Pop – 'This is…Icona Pop' (Ten Record Label)

Kings of Leon – 'Mechanical Bull' (RCA Records)

Oh Land – 'Wish Bone' (Federal Prism Records)

Sammy Hagar – 'Sammy Hagar & Friends' (Frontiers Records)

Sons Of The Sea – 'Sons Of The Sea' (Avow Records)

Sting – 'The Last Ship' (Cherrytree Records)