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Kelly Clarkson drops her seventh studio album next week. After the underwhelming lead cut, “Heartbeat Song,” I was a little worried for my girl. Thankfully, the sensational Sia-penned “Invincible” which premiered yesterday erased any doubts. The 32-year-old singer released another gem today.

Piece By Piece” tells the story of a father abandoning his family. When the girl grows up, her faith in men is restored when she meets and falls in love with her soulmate. The drum-based mid-tempo track is the title track of Kelly’s forthcoming LP.

A total of five new songs will be released this working week via iTunes. I can’t wait to hear what else Clarkson has in store for us. Check out “Piece By Piece” below.

listen to the track after the jump

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Both Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez provide voices for DreamWorks’ upcoming animated film, Home. RiRi plays a teenage girl named Tip while J. Lo taps into her maternal side to play her mother.

I wonder how the 45-year-old American Idol judge feels about that. To be fair, Lopez could pass more as her sister. Lopez has definitely found the fountain of youth and isn’t sharing her secrets.

RiRi forgoes the acoustic vibe of “FourFiveSeconds” and opts instead for a tribal beat for “Towards The Sun.” The track is somewhat reminiscent of her Coldplay collaboration, “Princess of China.” Meanwhile, Jenny from the Block goes the ethereal route with breathy vocals on the ballad “Feel The Light.”

Others featured on the film soundtrack include Kiesza and Charli XCX. Home hits theaters on March 27. Check out “Towards The Sun” and “Find The Light” below and weigh in afterwards.

listen to both after the jump

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Ed Sheeran isn’t typically the kind of guy I find hot but I have this huge crush on the 24-year-old singer-songwriter. He’s just so God dang adorable. This latest performance only ups the ante.

The UK crooner dropped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to take on the Christina Aguilera classic, “Dirrty.” Sheeran transforms the gritty pop track into a laidback acoustic gem. Dude does double duty and also drops Redman’s sick rhymes. Is there anything this ging can’t do?

Watch Ed channel his inner naughty side below. An Aguilera and Sheeran duet needs to happen for real. 100 percent.

watch epic cover after the jump

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THIS.IS.EVERYTHING!!! No exaggeration. Waking up to this made getting out of bed much easier this morning.

Christina Aguilera dropped by The Tonight Show to promote her return to The Voice. During her appearance, she played a rousing game of ‘Wheel of Musical Impressions‘ with Jimmy Fallon.

As luck would have it (producer manipulation *wink*), the wheel landed on Britney Spears on the 34-year-old singer’s turn. She delivered a spot-on impersonation of Spears singing “This Little Piggy” to the tune of “(Hit Me) Baby One More Time.” It’s so good it blew Fallon’s mind.

X-Tina also delivered amazing impressions of her Burlesque co-star Cher and her fellow Voice judge Shakira singing the Folgers Coffee jingle and the Golden Girls theme song respectively. Definitely check out the clip below. It’ll make your day.

watch the hilarious video after the jump

Lea Michele Covers Ariana Grande’s Break Free

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This Fall, Lea Michele and Ariana Grande will appear on the small screen together on Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series, Scream Queens. I can’t wait. Murphy, without a doubt, always delivers on a killer first season of any of his programs. His subsequent ones are a bit less predictable. Just look at Glee and American Horror Story’s last seasons. #underwhelming

In an upcoming episode of the FOX musical, Michele covers Grande’s dance hit “Break Free.” Not surprisingly, Lea sounds fantastic on it. Perhaps it due to the fact she actually enunciates ;) It’s a shame her recording career never went anywhere. She truly is a gifted vocalist. Hopefully, Lea sports Ariana’s signature ponytail during the scene she performs this song. Check out Lea and company’s cover below.

listen after the jump

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If the reports are true, Selena Gomez is finally over Justin Bieber and has moved on. #thankgod!!! The 22-year-old singer is now romantically linked to Russian-German music producer, Zedd. Good for her. Not only is the DJ not so douchey but he’ll be beneficial to her recording career.

The rumored couple has teamed up for “I Want You To Know.” It’s clear that these two not only have chemistry out of the recording studio but in it as well. With that being said, the track, while upbeat and fun to listen to, brings nothing new to the EDM genre. It’s no “Clarity” and not even Zedd’s last big hit, “Break Free” with Ariana Grande, but still, a pleasant listen and should do damage on the charts.

“I Want You To Know” will be featured on Zedd’s forthcoming second studio album. Though Zedd produced and wrote the track, reportedly, Ryan Tedder assisted as well. Give the tune a listen below.

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Kelly Clarkson Is ‘Invincible’ With Sia

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NOW THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!!! After the underwhelming lead cut, Kelly Clarkson delivers a scorching new track off her forthcoming album, Piece by Piece.

While “Heartbeat Song” grew on me (albeit at a snail’s pace), it’s by far her worst-charting lead single in recent memory. The verses are solid but the hook is weak. In essence, the track is a poor man’s version of Kelly’s bigger hits.

Thankfully, we now have “Invincible” written by the one and only Sia Furler. The empowering anthem has potential hit written all over it. Kelly’s signature powerful vocals shine on the Greg Kurstin and Jesse Shatkin-produced number. With this new song, I have faith that Clarkson’s new LP won’t be a bomb. Give “Invincible” a listen below.

listen to the track after the jump

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It’s the music circle of life. Ricky Martin got his start in the music industry being part of the boyband Menudo.

The 43-year-old is now paying it forward and joining forces with Simon Cowell to find the next ultimate Latino boyband. Cowell knows a thing or two in this arena as well. I’m sure you’ve heard of the little group he manufactured called One Direction ;)

“I am very excited to be a part of this innovative program, together with Simon Cowell,” said Ricky Martin. “Our community needs musical projects in order to cultivate its talents; which is why I feel it’s the perfect moment for a show like ‘La Banda.’ There is so much talent to be discovered and I’m sure we’ll find the next musical phenomenon with the help of not only the judges but also the fans.”

learn more about the show and relive Martin’s Menudo days after the jump

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