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Usher: ‘Confessions’ sequel album coming out this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher has a confession — he’s almost ready to release the sequel to his groundbreaking, epic 2004 album “Confessions.”

The R&B star said Wednesday he plans to drop his highly anticipated project this year. The singer didn’t offer a definitive release date, but he expects to release the follow-up album after he begins his Las Vegas residency, which kicks off in July.

“I’m ready to drop my album,” Usher, who said he spent much of the lockdown recording new music, told The Associated Press.

“If this is an exclusive, I’m letting you know that the album is officially coming this year,” he continued. “But before it does, I’ll see you . . .

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‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’: New DMX album out on May 28

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month.

DMX’s longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS” will feature new material and drop on May 28.

“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met. He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure. This album, X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world to hear and show just how much . . .

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After pandemic pullback, DJ Khaled shares his ‘light show’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it’s time to release one of his maximalist albums, DJ Khaled turns a moment into an event. He posts Instagram videos showing recording sessions, silly dances and praise from the hip-hop and R&B heavyweights who worked with him. The lavish, exuberant productions are meant to soundtrack loose gatherings at popped fire hydrants, sunny barbecues, resort pool parties.

“It’s a tradition. Any time Khaled drop anything, summer starts. I could drop a record in winter and summer starts. That’s just who I am,” the 45-year-old producer, DJ and social media star said from his . . .

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