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StingSting is set to release his first new material in a decade later this year.

The "Fields of Gold" singer has recorded his first full-length album, The Last Ship, since his 2003 record Sacred Love after taking inspiration from songs he had penned for the same-titled Broadway musical, scheduled to open next year. The play is set in the 1980s in Wallsend, North East England, near where Sting - real name Gordon Sumner - grew up and the 61-year-old musician will use several songs from the show along with tracks he wrote which weren't included in the final line up.

Sting - who is currently touring North America with his Back to Bass tour - has been working hard on the LP for three years and has called upon the help of several collaborators, including James Bond writer John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The record, which will be his 11th studio album, will be released by a grouping of labels Cherrytree, Interscope and A & M Records.

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EminemEminem has sparked speculation he will release a new album next year. "The Real Slim Shady" hitmaker has hinted his eighth record will come out in 2013 by having the date sewn into a piece of official merchandise.

Ahead of this weekend's baseball World Series showdown between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants, a post on Eminem's Facebook page read, "For a limited time only in honor of the big games and the hometown team's return to The D, we are pleased to offer the Eminem Baseball Tribute Hat in both home and away colors. Side panel is dedicated to the landmark Eminem solo albums. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Marshall Mathers Foundation. Get them here. (sic)"

The hat features Eminem's logo on the front and at the side is the proclamation "World Champion" followed by eight years. The first seven dates: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2010 were all years in which the rapper released an album. A final date, 2013, follows underneath, leading fans to conclude he will release new material in the coming months.

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Christina Aguilera's new album Lotus

Despite Christina Aguilera telling her record company that they're "working with a fat girl" from now on, the former Voice mentor looks as thin as any other pop starlet these days on her new album cover for Lotus.

The 31 year-old posted the sneak peek of the cover - which looks like it took inspiration from Botticelli's The Birth of Venus - through her Twitter account: "Conceptually I didn’t target one particular sound/genre. I made music that felt good."

Lotus is due to hit stores on November 19.

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Destiny's ChildDestiny's Child are to release a brand new greatest hits compilation.

The girl band - made up of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - will bring out the 14-track LP, entitled Playlist, on October 8, which is around the 15th anniversary of their debut single "No, No, No Part 2."

The trio's first release in seven years will feature the hits "Bootylicious," "Independent Women, Part 1," "Say My Name" and "Bills, Bills, Bills."
"Bootylicious," "Survivor" and "Lose My Breath" are also some of the tracks included.

The release follows the announcement from Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles, that two Destiny's Child albums featuring unreleased material would be released later this year.

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Will.i.amWill.i.am is recording new tracks for his solo album to replace those leaked online.

The Black Eyed Peas singer was so angry tracks from solo album #willpower leaked, he is writing new ones to replace them. This means the release date has been delayed from the original September 24, so he can go back into the studio.

Urging fans to help him find the culprit who shared the songs, he Tweeted, "I'm trying to finish #willpower...& now because of all the leaks I have push the album back to make new songs...I will give you updates soon. If you know anyone that knows the people responsible #stopthem (sic)"

The tracks were leaked shortly after the singer's car was stolen last month during a launch party for the album. An anonymous man later claimed to have stolen the car and posted a video online threatening to leak the album. In the video the anonymous man rummages through a bag, saying, "Now what's inside, let's take a peak, gadgets, gadgets, songs to leak. I'll leak them here, I'll leak them there - I will leak them everywhere."

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RihannaRihanna's new album is reportedly set for release in November.

The 24-year-old singer's record label Def Jam Recordings tweeted the news yesterday from their French account, but have since deleted their post which also hinted a new single is likely to drop as soon as next Monday. Def Jam France has replaced it with another message which reads, "New announcement this Thursday about Rihanna on our account."

Rihanna's last two albums have both had November release dates, so the news about her seventh studio album is in keeping with the singer's speedy work ethic.

The Bajan beauty has been back and forth to the UK this summer, most recently to perform at the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Cermony where she joined Coldplay on stage for a sizzling performance of "Princess of China."

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Pink in concertPink may set herself on fire for her next tour.

The "F***in' Perfect" singer is planning a spectacular stage show in support of her forthcoming album, The Truth About Love, but knows she will have to do something pretty drastic if she's going to upstage 2010s Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour.

"Yeah man I've gotta step it up, I'm competing with myself. I was thinking about lighting myself on fire, I've actually been doing some research and I've been going to a lot of Las Vegas shows, I'm going to bring it this time," she said in an interview recently.

Pink has also recently explained how her sixth album will explore the concept of love from all of its different perspectives: "I'm excited. I think the songs are elevated and smart and fun. The motivation for this album is love and all of the different shades of it - dark, light, happy, sad, what love can motivate you to do, just all of it. Just exploring how much it can hurt and how much it can feel good. It's not cheesy."

The Truth About Love will be released on September 18, preceded by a single, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)."

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50 Cent50 Cent is giving his new album away for free.

The "In Da Club" rapper plans to celebrate his 37th birthday on Friday by offering fans the chance to download his latest musical project 5 (Murder by Numbers) for free.

Fifty - real name Curtis Jackson - shared the news via a series of Tweets, Writing, "I'm listening to album 5 this joint banging. I'm giving it away as a birthday present to my self cool right? You can't buy album 5 it's FREE street king immortal will be for sale. My official Interscope album is called STREET KING IMMORTAL due out in nov (sic)"

The album is his first since 2009's popular Before I Self Destruct and has taken a long time to complete, due to disputes with his label Interscope Records. The hip-hop star's next official Interscope album, Street King Immortal, has finally been scheduled for release in November after being delayed since 2011, which 50 has previously blamed his record company for, accusing them of "moving in slow motion," on the project.

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BlurBlur will debut two new tracks over Twitter.

The "Parklife" hitmakers - who will perform at an Olympic Games closing show in London's Hyde Park on August 12 - will premiere two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," next Monday via a live video stream on the social media platform.

"I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I'm really excited about getting out there and playing them for people," singer Damon Albarn said.

The band - which includes Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - will be filmed live from a secret UK location. The first song will be broadcast globally on Twitter.com/blurofficial at 6.15pm with an exclusive band interview, followed by the second track at 7:15pm.

"People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on Twitter. Blur are taking this idea even further by debuting two new songs through a live stream and having a direct conversation with their fans on the platform," explained Tony Wang, Twitter's UK General Manager.

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50 Cent50 Cent has finally set a release date for his fifth album.

The "Candy Shop" star will release the long delayed Five (Murder By Numbers) on July 3.

The rapper said part of the reason for the long delay - almost three years since his last album Before I Self Destruct - is because he has taken time to perfect each track: "I said I was gonna put a record out that was completely up to album standard, and I'm gonna do that. I worked on this album for a long time. It's been three years."

50 - real name Curtis Jackson - added his turbulent relationship with Interscope records has been part of delays to the record, which was originally to be titled Black Magic. 50 threatened to leak the entire album in full in January, and shortly afterward one song "Girls Go Wild," appeared on the internet, but 50 has since made up with his record company.

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