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After a long hiatus, Adele finally unloads her third studio album, 25, this Friday, November 20. The lead cut, “Hello,” has already topped the charts in multiple countries. No doubt, it’s the first of many more hits to be lifted off the LP.

Ahead of the album’s release, the 27-year-old Brit officially shared another cut “When We Were Young” via a live performance for 60 Minutes Australia. Thanks to a London retailer, snippets of all the tracks were uploaded online. Not surprisingly, the links were removed but not before multiple sites shared them as well.

I quickly skimmed through them and the ones that grabbed my attention immediately were “Remedy,” and “All I Ask” co-written by Ryan Tedder and Bruno Mars respectively. “River Lea” and the Max Martin-produced “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” also have potential. Check out two-minute snippets of all the tracks below and weigh in afterward.

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There’s no denying Ryan Tedder is a talented songwriter. But the OneRepublic frontman loooooooves to recycle.

When the 35-year-old likes he hook, he has no problem reusing it. Remember that whole Beyonce-Kelly Clarkson debacle with their almost identical sounding hits- “Halo” and “Already Gone” respectively. Well, Tedder has done it again.

After several years off, Rob Thomas is back with a new single. “Trust You” is the Matchbox Twenty singer’s first new song since his last LP, Cradlesong, dropped in 2009. If you loved “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic, you’ll love this new offering. They sound similar, but the 2.0 version isn’t nearly as catchy as its predecessor. Give it a listen below and share your thoughts afterward.

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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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I have yet to see any winner from American Idol, The X Factor or The Voice sing their coronation song without getting choked up. To be honest, I’d much prefer for them to cry-sing like Kelly Clarkson did during “A Moment Like This” than to sing it perfectly. With that in mind, it’s not fair to judge the winner’s single until the studio version surfaces. Especially in last night’s case, when NBC cut off Tessanne Chin’s victory lap short.

Even though Ryan Tedder told Carson Daly he didn’t want to pen “the ‘standing-on-a-mountaintop, I’ve-won-everything’ kind of song,” he sorta did. “I wanted to do a real song about love and heartbreak,” he added. While not awful like American Idol’sNo Boundaries,” it’s no winner like Phillip Phillips’ epic winning single, “Home.”

Tumbling Down” falls in the middle of the pack among coronation songs. I was hoping Tessanne would have more of a reggae vibe to her track. Hopefully, The 28-year-old Jamaican-born singer’s debut album which becomes available March 25, 2014 has a couple island-tinged singles. In the meantime, check out the studio version of “Tumbling Down” below and be sure to give your two cents afterward.

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Cher Returns To The Voice To Mentor Contestants

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After almost a decade not performing live on television, the “Woman’s World” singer choose the NBC singing competition to debut her comeback single. Cher must’ve really enjoyed her time on the fourth season finale of The Voice. She returns to the show, but this time as one of the mentors during the battle rounds for Season 5. Find out who she’s paired up with below, along with the other three mentors.

“This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams” Paul Telegdy, NBC’s late night and alternative programming president said in a statement. “I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”

find out the pairings after the jump

Last week, OneRepublic released the music video for their new single, If I Lose Myself which will find it’s place on the band’s upcoming studio album, Naive. When the song first debuted, I immediately became a fan. The track seems to mix a little bit of Coldplay’s anthem-like sound with the breakdown of a David Guetta club banger, without all the extra electronic sounds. Despite the face that the song seems uplifting and powerful, it’s message and backstory is something of another nature.

“Even though it sounds like this euphoric, ‘let’s go crazy tonight‘ song, it’s a bit morbid; it’s about going down in an airplane,” frontman Ryan Tedder told MTV News. “Waking up on an airplane and finding our you’re going down, having that moment of sheer panic, looking out the window, seeing your life pass before you, [but] looking over to your right and seeing the person you love sitting next to you, and realizing ‘It could be worse … the next 90 seconds are going to be pretty thrilling, and this person is with me, so I’m okay.'”

In the video, a group of friends receive an invitation to a secret OneRepublic show in LA. As we follow the crew around the city chasing clues spray painted on fire hydrants and street signs, the video cuts to scenes of Ryan Tedder and the band jamming out to loft-life space full of fans. At the party, there is a ton of wolf and owl projection imagery ending with Ryan singing to the camera with a wolf projected on to his face. Check out If I Lose Myself below.

Check out OneRepublic’s new video after the jump.

One Republic have just released an awesome new track called “If I Lose Myself Tonight” and it’s really good! This is the second single, following “Feel Again,” from their much anticipated third studio album, Native, which is scheduled for a release in January 2013.

The song is upbeat and dreamy in sort of the same way as Rihanna & Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” is. It was produced by lead singer Ryan Tedder and it definitely falls in line with what everyone loves about One Republic’s music. I like this song better than their first single from the album and it’s also something I could also see Coldplay singing too.

In the chorus Tedder sings, “You can feel the light start to tremble / Watch what you know out the sea / You can see your life out the window, tonight / You can If I lose myself tonight / It’ll be by your side / I lose myself tonight / If I lose myself tonight / It’ll be you and I / Lose myself tonight.” Listen to the new track below and let me know what you think.

Listen to the track after the jump…

Leona Lewis has barely let the bed cool on her newest single, Trouble but already, Leona is dropping a new radio single upon us and I am so glad she chose this one. Leona had performed Glassheart at G.A.Y. last year and the YouTube video had me DYING to have the song released. Finally, the studio version has arrived and it’s even better than I remembered with a seriously sexy dub step breakdown.

“So baby if you love me, let me know
‘Cause everything hurts just like before
You’re about to tear this heart apart
I love you like a glass heart”

On Wednesday night, the track debuted on the Alex James Show on InDemandFM. As the title track for the album (due out October 15 in the UK), I really hope it gets the promo it deserves. This is definitely one of Leona’s strongest uptempo songs to date. Produced by Ryan Tedder and DJ Frank E, the single is a sure-fire hit.

Give a listen to “Glassheart” after the jump.

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