New Releases, Dec. 1: Il Divo, R. Kelly, Allison Iraheta
The popular vocal quartet returns to action with the release of this live CD/DVD set. "An Evening With Il Divo: Live in Barcelona" follows the studio release "The Promise," which hit shelves late last year and debuted at No. 1 in five countries.
"An Evening With Il Divo: Live in Barcelona" features 10 live recordings from the band's touring set, a full-length concert caught on film and a special behind-the-scenes feature, according to Il Divo's website.
The multinational orchestral-pop troupe--featuring American tenor David Miller, French pop singer Sebastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin--will support the new CD/DVD set with a batch of North American dates in December. The trek kicks off Dec. 11 in Toronto.
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The R&B crooner is finally set to unveil his 10th studio album. "Untitled," originally set to drop in October, follows 2007’s "Double Up," which peaked at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
"Number One," the new album's lead single featuring Keri Hilson, recently marked Kelly's 27th career Top 10 appearance on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album's second single, "Religious," debuted at No. 60 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Kelly is already supporting "Untitled" on the road. There are five dates remaining on his current tour, which winds up Dec. 8 in St. Louis.
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"Just Like You"
The Southern California rock/pop singer, who came to fame as a contestant on the eighth season of "American Idol," is set to unveil her major-label debut. "Just Like You" draws from the talents of several big-name producers, including Max Martin (Britney Spears, Katy Perry), Kevin Rudolf (Leona Lewis) and Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The Used).
The first single from "Just Like You" is the Martin-produced track "Friday I'll Be Over U." The album also features the cut "No One Else," which was co-written by "American Idol" judge Kara Dioguardi and Pink.
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"Stir the Blood"
The New York alt-rock act is back with its third studio album, which follows 2007's "The Sun and the Moon." "Stir the Blood" was produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A.) and its first single is the track "Slow Poison."
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"The Very Best of Enya"
The four-time Grammy-winning Irish vocalist, who has sold more than 70 million records and ranks as one of the world's best-selling artists, offers up a greatest-hits package. The set includes such fan favorites as "Orinoco Flow," "Water Shows the Hidden Heart," "Book of Days" and "Storms in Africa."
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More new releases:
Manu Chao, "Baionarena" (Nacional)
Bryan Ferry, "Best of Bryan Ferry" (Phantom)
Intocable, "Classic" (Sony)
Juvenile, "Cocky and Confident" (Atlantic)
Edith Piaf, "Best of the Best" (Galaxy)
Rasmus, "Best of Rasmus 2001-2009" (101)
Jim Reeves, "Losing Your Love" (Galaxy)
Priscilla Renea, "Jukebox" (Capitol) [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
Jenni Rivera, "La Gran Senora" (Fonovisa)
Sandra, "Platinum Collection" (EMI)
Shakespear's Sister, "Songs from the Red Room" (Zoom)
Thalia, "Thalia en Primera Fila" (Sony)
Westlife, "Where We Are" (101)
Soundtracks and scores:
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" (Rhino)