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Justin Bieber released his highly anticipated new albumtBelieve including his worldwide smash hit single, Boyfriend. Here is a video from a live performance of “All Around the World.” It is sure to be blasting on many a shore and in the clubs this summer. Bieber is definitely dedicated to his fans. On Monday, he continued his concert at the Apollo theatereven though they lost power. Award winning country artist Kenny Chesney released his 13th studio albumWelcome to the Fishbowl. It includes a duet with Tim McGraw “Feel Like a Rockstar.” After seven years, Fiona Apple is back with new albumThe Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. The number of words in the title is longer than the number of tracks on the album. The tracks however are rich ones focusing on lyrics rather than the instrumentation which is mainly acoustic. If you’re in the mood for a bizarre kind of video, check out “Every Single Night.” You can even Apple wear an octopus on her head. Meanwhile, alternative rock band , The Smashing Pumpkins, released their 7th studio albumOceana. It was produced by their frontman Billy Corgan. Glen Hansard released solo albumRhythm and Repose. This is right on the heels of a multiple Tony award win for musical Once. Despite the fact that Once was a collaboration, Hansard’s rich album proves he has what it takes to stand on his own. In other news: Spotify launched a free radio app. Like Pandora, the free app will be ad sponsored and can be ad free with a paid subscription. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettlesis expecting her first babywith husband Justin Miller. Congrats to the excited parents to be! American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will be performing his first concert post surgery on the Fourth of July. I am sure America will embrace having him back on stage. 98 degrees fans, it’s time to get excited. They arereuniting this summer at the MixTape festival in Hershey, PA. After four years, Pink will bereleasing a new song this summer. Lil Wayne has Nikki Minaj’s back. He pulled her fromHot 97’s Summer Jam when she was disrespected by the DJ. Usher is #1 again. His new albumLooking 4 Myselfis topping the charts this week. And finally, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” managed to bring a little girlout of a coma.. It's amazing what good music can do.