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    1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
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    2. The Beginning (Deluxe Edition)
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    3. Recovery
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    4. The Lady Killer
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    5. Pink Friday
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    6. A Thousand Suns
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    7. THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
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    8. Pink Friday [Deluxe Edition]
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    9. Man On The Moon 2: The Legend
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    10. No Mercy
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    11. I Am Not A Human Being
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    12. All American Nightmare
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    13. Libra Scale
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    14. Thank Me Later
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    15. Passion, Pain & Pleasure
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    16. Last Train to Paris
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    17. THE BEGINNING
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    18. 5.0
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    19. Recovery
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    20. Rehab

    1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
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    Manufacturer: Def Jam
    Sales Rank: 32
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    14-time Grammy-winner Kanye West made a triumphant return to NBC's Saturday Night Live in October, delivering breathtaking performances of his anthem "Power," and his newest single, "Runaway," from his highly anticipated new album MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY.

    MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY includes Nikki Minaj, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on the smash street single "Monster" and Pusha T on "Runaway" which received the Best New Music stamp from Pitchfork. Other guests include Kid Cudi and Raekwon and contributing producers include RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip. The new album was recorded in Honolulu and at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City. ... Read more


    2. The Beginning (Deluxe Edition)
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    Asin: B0042X90LG
    Manufacturer: Interscope Records
    Sales Rank: 41
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    DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES 3 BONUS SONGS

    The Black Eyed Peas' sixth album, The Beginning is the follow-up to the group's blockbuster album The E.N.D. Released in June 2009, The E.N.D.has sold more than 11 million copies world¬wide, while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It is also the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 hits "Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling" (which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan history), and "Imma Be," as well as the Top 10's "Meet Me Halfway" and "Rock That Body." In addition, The E.N.D. was nominated for six 2010 Grammy Awards and won for Best Pop Vocal Album, "Boom Boom Pow" won Best Short Form Music Video and "I Gotta Feeling" won for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

    While the title of The E.N.D. was a play on words (standing for "The Energy Never Dies"), the new album's title, The Beginning, "refers to what is actually happening in the world right now," says will.i.am. "The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It's also about being experimental and taking songs we've liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats."

    In keeping with that manifesto, the first single from The Beginning is "The Time (Dirty Bit)," which is built around a sample from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, ("I've Had) The Time of My Life," recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. "The song is a celebration of this amazing time in our lives," says vocalist Fergie. "We've been on tour all over the world, and looking out at stadiums full of people who came out to see us -- that's as big as it gets. After the shows, we go out to the clubs and meet the fans; those are moments that we have to remember." "Plus the fact that we get to experience it with each other," adds vocalist apl.de.ap, "that's the best feeling ever."

    "You never know what's going to happen, so you want to make the best of every day," says will.i.am. "We wanted to capture that feeling and release a song that celebrates with the fans because it wouldn't have happened without them." This album is the beginning of a new era of Pea world domination -- fasten your seat belts pea-ple enjoy the ride, declares Taboo.

    The Black Eyed Peas have shot a video for "The Time (Dirty Bit)," with director Rich Lee, who also lensed the Peas' "Imma Be Rocking That Body" video, as well as clips for Eminem ("Not Afraid"), The All-American Rejects ("The Wind Blows"), Fergie ("Clumsy"), andthe Pussycat Dolls ("Hush Hush").

    The Beginning will be released in several physical formats - a standard CD, a deluxe CD that includes 3 bonus songs, a full album vinyl and a combo two-disc set of 20 songs that includes The Beginning & The Best of THE E.N.D..

    The E.N.D. was The Black Eyed Peas first original music since 2005's Monkey Business, which was certified triple platinum in the U.S., with worldwide sales of more than nine million. Monkey Business generated Grammy Awards over two consecutive years, for "Don't Phunk with My Heart" and "My Humps." The Peas' first Grammy Award came six years ago, for "Let's Get It Started," from their breakthrough 2003 album Elephunk, which introduced Fergie into the lineup, and transformed the group into interna¬tional superstars with cumulative 25x platinum sales in nearly a dozen countries around the world. In 2006, Fergie released her six-million-selling solo debut The Dutchess and 2007 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee will.i.am released Songs About Girls. Since forming in 1995, The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and more than 30.8 million digital tracks. In addition, they have logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold. The group has been nominated for a 2010 American Music Award in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group category. ... Read more


    3. Recovery
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    Asin: B003KUSUG8
    Manufacturer: Aftermath Records
    Sales Rank: 37
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    The much-anticipated new album - EMINEM RECOVERY

    On Recovery, his seventh major label studio album, EMINEM has reached out to an exciting list of first-time collaborators, including DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da, among others.

    EMINEM releases Recovery just over a year after his last album, 2009's Relapse.Relapse put the cap on an impressive ten years of recorded output, and contributed to EMINEM being the biggest selling artist of 2000-2009.In recognition of this, Neilsen SoundScan named him their Artist of the Decade. Relapse entered the charts at #1 and, at nearly double platinum, was the best selling rap album of last year.It also earned EMINEM his 11th Grammy award, winning in the Best Rap Album category.Relapse's first single, "Crack A Bottle" from EMINEM, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem's second #1 after 2002's "Lose Yourself") and set a SoundScan record at the time of its release for opening week download sales (418,000).The album also spun off two other hits; the Top 10 "We Made You" and Top 20 "Beautiful."

    "I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year," remarked EMINEM. "But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album.The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title."

    EMINEM has sold more than 78,000,000 albums worldwide.After 1999's quadruple platinum The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002) became two of the Top 5 best selling albums of the 2000s, with approximately 10,000,000 copies of each sold in the U.S. alone.2004's Grammy-nominated Encore reached #1 and was certified quadruple platinum.The #1, double platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection Curtain Call: The Hits and #2, platinum, 2006 various artists compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up followed. ... Read more


    4. The Lady Killer
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    Asin: B0041WLBEC
    Manufacturer: Elektra/Asylum
    Sales Rank: 58
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    Elektra recording artist Cee-Lo Green's first solo work in more than six years, sees the endlessly inventive singer/writer/rapper/producer continuing to push hip-hop and soul's creative envelope, this time working with a star-studded cast of producers that includes Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse), Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx), and Fraser T. Smith (Nelly Furtado, James Morrison, Ellie Goulding).

    Released last month via Green's official YouTube channel, the blockbuster first single 'F**k You' caused an instant viral commotion, drawing more than 2 million plays in its first five days online. 'F**k You' - co-written and produced by the multi-platinum certified production trio, The Smeezingtons, featuring Green's Elektra labelmate, Bruno Mars - is now bulleting its way up the top 40 on Billboard's 'Hot 100' singles chart. Along with its phenomenal popular success, the single has also received ecstatic critical acclamation from coast to coast. 'One of the greatest songs in the history of humankind,' declared The Dallas Observer's 'DC9 At Night' music blog.
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    5. Pink Friday
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    Asin: B0042RUMEQ
    Manufacturer: Cash Money
    Sales Rank: 100
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    The long anticipated debut album from Nicki Minaj! Album features Eminem, Drake, will.i.am and Kanye West. ... Read more


    6. A Thousand Suns
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    Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
    Sales Rank: 113
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    'A Thousand Suns'

    We were not making an album.

    For months, we'd been destroying and rebuilding our band. The experiments that resulted filled the studio hard drive with diverse, abstract sounds. Amorphous echoes, cacophonous samples, and handmade staccato merged into wandering, elusive melody. Each track felt like a hallucination.

    We didn't know if any of those unorthodox ideas could be incorporated into a traditional album, but we knew we didn't want our next album to be predictable. Sitting together in the same studio where we made our first album, all six of us voiced a commitment to going out on a limb, to making something truly daring. We asked ourselves: were we all earnestly willing, more than ever before, to abandon the precepts of commercial ambition in pursuit of what we believe to be honest art?

    The inclination to begin writing conventional songs for a conventional album came and went. The temptation to adjust our creative vision to fulfill expectations beyond our studio walls yielded to the audacious ambition of what we hoped to achieve as a band. The two years of making 'A Thousand Suns' marked our exhilarating, surrealistic, and often challenging journey into the creative unknown.

    On the eve of its completion, this body of work, assembled through unconscious inspiration and unmitigated exertion, has revealed to us notions both stirring and surprising. The album's personified imagery is neither dogma nor political premeditation. The emergent themes and metaphors illuminate a uniquely human story.

    'A Thousand Suns' grapples with the personal cycle of pride, destruction, and regret. In life, like in dreams, this sequence is not always linear. And, sometimes, true remorse penetrates the devastating cycle. The hope, of course, springs from the notion that the possibility of change is born in our most harrowing moments.

    Enjoy the music.

    Linkin Park

    Co-produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda.
    Also available as a Special Edition CD+DVD which includes a 'making of the album' documentary & 'The Catalyst' music video.
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    7. THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
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    Asin: B00192IV0O
    Manufacturer: Interscope
    Sales Rank: 162
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    Album DescriptionTHE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)

    The new album by The Black Eyed Peas is off to a blazing start!The first single from The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies), BOOM BOOM POW was also the Peas' very first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart!

    With The E.N.D., The Peas are poised to continue with the success of Elephunk and their fourth release Monkey Business - they have had multiple hit anthems, such as "My Humps" "Pump It" and "Let's Get It Started" along with "Don't Phunk With My Heart" "Where is the Love?" and "Don't Lie".

    In the midst of the success of the Black Eyed Peas, FERGIE released her debut solo album, The Dutchess, in 2006. To date the album has sold over six million copies worldwide and spanned five Top 5 hits. Moreover, Fergie became the first female artist in history to have four consecutive #1 singles (Billboard).

    Will.i.am is also a Grammy nominated producer - nominated for the Producer of The Year Award in 2007 and nominated again at the 2009 Grammy's. He has lent his services to some of the biggest superstars in the business; Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Ricky Martin, Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Nas, Michael Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and U2. Besides his music endeavors, will.i.am is committed to social activism and is an outspoken advocate of progressive political initiatives. His "Yes We Can" video won an EMMY and a Webby Award and has over 19 million views on YouTube to date.

    The Black Eyed Peas have sold over 20 million albums worldwide, have won three Grammy awards and have been nominated for 11 total as well as awards won at Teen Choice, MTV, American Music Awards, among many others from around the world! ... Read more


    8. Pink Friday [Deluxe Edition]
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    Asin: B0049D1TCM
    Manufacturer: Cash Money
    Sales Rank: 188
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    Deluxe Version contains 3 bonus tracks. The long anticipated debut album from Nicki Minaj! Album features Eminem, Drake, will.i.am and Kanye West. ... Read more


    9. Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager
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    Asin: B003P2VGN0
    Manufacturer: Universal Motown
    Sales Rank: 167
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    Deluxe version of "Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" which contains the official video for "Erase Me" and 20 minutes of bonus footage. ... Read more


    10. No Mercy
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    Asin: B003RDPYEO
    Manufacturer: Atlantic
    Sales Rank: 187
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    Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, 'No Mercy.' The Grammy Award-winning rapper's first new collection since 2008's 2x-RIAA platinum certified 'Paper Trail' arrives on December 7th. 'No Mercy,' T.I.'s seventh studio album, sees guest appearances from Kanye West, Eminem, Chris Brown, The-Dream, and Christina Aguilera with production from top producers including, Dr. Luke ('Magic,' 'Right Round'), Danja ('My Love,' 'Knock You Down') and Jim Jonsin ('Whatever You Like,' 'Lollipop.') What's more, 'No Mercy' is already being ushered by the new single, 'Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown).' The companion video, shot in Atlanta, world premiered on BET's 106th & Park, with a sneak peek during MTV's 'The Seven,' as well as T.I.'s official website, trapmuzik.com.

    The Deluxe Version contains 2 bonus tracks and special packaging.
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    11. I Am Not A Human Being
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    Manufacturer: Cash Money
    Sales Rank: 259
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    The brand new Lil Wayne album. Features 13 new tracks including 2 Young Money tracks. ... Read more


    12. All American Nightmare
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    Asin: B0042RUMFA
    Manufacturer: Universal Republic
    Sales Rank: 335
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    The brand new album from Hinder that features the Rock Radio hit "All American Nightmare". And look at for "Put That Record On"...a nostalgic trip down memory lane of the iconic rock records we all love! ... Read more


    13. Libra Scale
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    Manufacturer: Def Jam
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    Libra Scale, is a monumental concept album that tells the story of the rise of R&B's first superhero squad, The Gentleman, a trio of garbage men who are granted all that they've ever wanted--special powers, money, fame, women-- after encountering a mysterious figure. The only catch? The men must use their powers to fight crime in their city and must never ever fall in love. Not a problem until Jerome (Ne-Yo) meets Pretty Sinclair, a vivacious, no-nonsense beauty. He quickly captures her heart. But all goes awrywhen after a night of passion, Pretty Sinclair contracts a strain of Jerome's superpowers and suffers an adverse reaction that effectively drives her crazy. ... Read more


    14. Thank Me Later
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    Asin: B003K1ZF2O
    Manufacturer: Cash money/Universal Motown
    Sales Rank: 291
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    The highly anticipated debut from Drake is here! "Thank Me Later" is hotest album in the game. ... Read more


    15. Passion, Pain & Pleasure
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    Manufacturer: Atlantic
    Sales Rank: 426
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    'While the words Passion, Pain and Pleasure immediately invoke sexual thoughts, for me they have become somewhat of a personal mantra because they so accurately describe this time in my life,' says Trey Songz. 'The passion I have for my art fuels my drive and work ethic, while the sacrifice of my personal life to benefit my career will always be a source of pain. The pleasure that I derive from my work and my accomplishments make everything worth it. When I began conceptualizing the new album, these three words stuck in my head. They completely infiltrated my creative process, so it was inevitable that they became the album title.'

    'PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE' is Songz' hugely anticipated follow-up to 2009s RIAA gold-certified smash, 'READY.' From the bouncy first single, 'Bottoms Up (Feat. Nicki Minaj)' to the driving, rock-infused 'Blind,' the new album sees the Virginia-based R&B superstar energized and evolving as he continues to refine his mastery of of sultry, soulful song-craft.

    'This album is a step closer to me recording without inhibitions,' says Songz. 'It embodies the best parts of 'READY' with the heart of 'ANTICIPATION' and the originality of 'I GOTTA MAKE IT.''

    Songz enlisted a company of gifted producers to accompany him on his artistic journey, including Bei Maejor, Tha Bizness, Mario Winans, Mark Jackson, Kane Beatz and, of course, his longtime production partner, Songbook Entertainment founder Troy Taylor. As ever, Trey displays effortless vocal dexterity while simultaneously relaying complex emotional depth and power. The throbbing, minimalist 'Can't Be Friends' and the classic R&B romance of 'Please Return My Call' reveal reflective and introspective themes of love and human relations, stressing the sensual above the overtly sexual.

    'This is the album where I talk to the people who think all I can sing about is sex,' says Songz. 'I take a step further out of that realm, although I do keep one foot in.'

    'PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE' marks Songz' first new release since making the transition from rapidly rising young artist to bonafide R&B superstar. 'READY' was a true breakthrough, giving Trey his first-ever Billboard 200 Top Ten debut on its way to RIAA gold certification. Fueled by an infinite streak of hit singles including 'I Need A Girl,' 'LOL :-) (Feat. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy Tell 'Em),' 'Successful (Drake & Trey Songz),' 'I Invented Sex,' 'Neighbors Know My Name,' and 'Say Aah.' 'READY' received a Grammy Award nomination for 'Best Contemporary R&B Album.'

    An assortment of major awards followed, including the prestigious title of 'Best Male R&B Artist' at the 2010 BET Awards. That triumph capped an extraordinary year that included touring as both headliner and special guest on Jay-Z's massive 'BP3 Tour 2010,' numerous TV appearances, and star-studded recording sessions like Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones' new version of 'We Are The World,' benefiting Haitian earthquake relief organizations. All that and more was documented in Trey's hugely popular docu-series, 'My Moment.' An unqualified ratings sensation, the 10-part BET documentary provided an exclusive window into Songz' life and career, chronicling everything up to and including the making of the new album.

    The late, great Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun once declared Trey to be 'among the most promising R&B artists we have had on Atlantic since we started the company 60 years ago.' That promise long fulfilled, 'PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE' now confidently confirms Trey Songz' rightful place at the very forefront of contemporary urban music.

    'I've had three albums before this, but only one was really a hit,' he says. 'This album will show that I'm not going anywhere.'
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    16. Last Train to Paris
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    Manufacturer: Bad Boy Records
    Sales Rank: 242
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    DIDDY - DIRTY MONEY:Last Train to Paris

    We're abroad on tour when I meet her, the woman of my dreams. We spend the night together, but I never get her name. When I wake up, she's gone.

    I'm infatuated with her, really blown away. A couple of months go by, and I bump into her again on tour overseas. We get together, and we're inseparable for three months. We go to New York, Miami, all the places where I get it poppin'.

    Then, suddenly, we have a misunderstanding and she just breaks out on me. But absence makes the heart grow fonder. We're in two different parts of the world and she's remembering all the good times while I'm thinking if I had another chance I wouldn't lose her again. One night in London, I get offstage at 9:45pm and I hear that she's in Paris. It's one of the foggiest nights, so I can't take my plane, I can't drive. The only way I can get to her is the last train to Paris...

    This episode, inspired by a real-life encounter from his past, is the starting point of the new album Last Train to Paris by the Sean "Puffy" Combs' new group Diddy-Dirty Money. With dark, atmospheric beats and a cinematic back story, the new project represents an entirely new side of the rap impresario. Fans may think they know him, but as he prepares to unleash his latest smash, they are about to experience an entirely new Combs, and an entirely new sound. Diddy-Dirty Money is about to redefine dance music for the new decade.

    Europe didn't just provide an evocative backdrop for the story that is Last Train to Paris, it also inspired the sound. Though Combs is known for his contribution to hip hop, he is also a passionate fan of dance music, often traveling to global hot spots like Ibiza and Berlin to take in the new sounds emerging from the techno scene. Blending elements of UK grime, Mediterranean techno and the 808s of American hip hop, the album represents a new sound that Combs calls "train music."

    No stranger to the finer things, Combs amassed a crew of some of the top names in music to help him bring his vision to life. TI, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne all lend guest vocals, but the biggest contribution comes from band members Dawn Richard and Kalenna. "Dawn and I aren't background singers simply standing next to Diddy," says Kalenna. "Diddy-Dirty Money isn't just more of the same. It's an organic group that grew out of a shared passion for music."

    Kalenna started writing songs at 11, when she would accompany her father--a rapper and army man--into the studio. As a military daughter, she moved often, living in diverse locations including Alaska, Germany and Hawaii. In music, she found a home for herself even as "home" was constantly changing. "Growing up, I understood how music can take you away and help you escape," she says. "At the same time I began learning how music brings people together; how it can heal and comfort." She eventually channeled her talent for songwriting into a successful career penning hits for Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Timbaland and multi-platinum producer Rodney Jerkins.

    Dawn Richard will be recognizable to fans as a member of the group Danity Kane, formed via the MTV series Making the Band 3. The New Orleans native grew up watching her father perform. A musician, choir director and former member of R&B group Chocolate Milk, he instilled in her a love of music, even as her tastes evolved. "I was more into alternative music," she says, naming influences including The Cranberries, Sheryl Crow and Green Day. "I saw myself as the leader of a rock band with pink hair, singing the music I love."

    When Combs paired Richard and Kalenna together to write songs for Danity Kane in 2009, he knew immediately that he had a powerful new songwriting team, describing them as "kindred spirits." With so many far-reaching influences between them, combining forces as Dirty Money is nothing less than "divine intervention," says Richard. "We mirror each other. We're all perfectionists with a strong work ethic. We push and challenge each other."

    The trio's unmatched creative chemistry reveals itself in the latest blockbuster single "Hello Good Morning". The group premiered the single in front of 25 million viewers on American Idol on March 31st. The high-energy track, with its urgent, atmospheric beats, was perfectly suited to an explosive performance with spectacular special effects. Idol producers even issued a warning to viewers about the intense strobe lights used onstage.

    Ross, who also lent vocals to the lead single "Angels", is just another member of the extended Dirty Money family. Lil Wayne was passionate about the new sound being crafted, and dropped verses on "Strobe Lights", a teasing, funky club banger, and "Shades", a trippy track also featuring Bilal. Mario Winans produced the 80s-influenced "Give My All To You" while Rodney Jerkins produced the international party jam "I Want Your Love".

    "I'll even take off my shades," sings (yes, sings) Combs on "Twisted", hinting at a new, emotional core to his sound. The multilayered track represents some of the many influences of Last Train. With a soaring synth riff that reflects the head-trip that is falling in love, he recalls a post-millennial Prince. Other tracks veer from tribal drums to church organs to gritty instrumentals, all combining to form the new sound.

    While Combs has had unsurpassed success in many different realms, from fashion to spirits to film, the lush soundscape of Last Train represents a renewed commitment to music from the multitalented impresario. By opening up a chapter of his own life to tell the story, he's crafted an album that is expressive and exciting. Sure, this album will make you dance, but Dirty Money is more than just dance music. It's a movement.

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    17. THE BEGINNING
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    Asin: B00475AQIU
    Manufacturer: Interscope Records
    Sales Rank: 546
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    The Black Eyed Peas' sixth album, The Beginning is the follow-up to the group's blockbuster album The E.N.D. Released in June 2009, The E.N.D.has sold more than 11 million copies world¬wide, while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It is also the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 hits "Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling" (which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan history), and "Imma Be," as well as the Top 10's "Meet Me Halfway" and "Rock That Body." In addition, The E.N.D. was nominated for six 2010 Grammy Awards and won for Best Pop Vocal Album, "Boom Boom Pow" won Best Short Form Music Video and "I Gotta Feeling" won for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

    While the title of The E.N.D. was a play on words (standing for "The Energy Never Dies"), the new album's title, The Beginning, "refers to what is actually happening in the world right now," says will.i.am. "The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It's also about being experimental and taking songs we've liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats."

    In keeping with that manifesto, the first single from The Beginning is "The Time (Dirty Bit)," which is built around a sample from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, ("I've Had) The Time of My Life," recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. "The song is a celebration of this amazing time in our lives," says vocalist Fergie. "We've been on tour all over the world, and looking out at stadiums full of people who came out to see us -- that's as big as it gets. After the shows, we go out to the clubs and meet the fans; those are moments that we have to remember." "Plus the fact that we get to experience it with each other," adds vocalist apl.de.ap, "that's the best feeling ever."

    "You never know what's going to happen, so you want to make the best of every day," says will.i.am. "We wanted to capture that feeling and release a song that celebrates with the fans because it wouldn't have happened without them." This album is the beginning of a new era of Pea world domination -- fasten your seat belts pea-ple enjoy the ride, declares Taboo.

    The Black Eyed Peas have shot a video for "The Time (Dirty Bit)," with director Rich Lee, who also lensed the Peas' "Imma Be Rocking That Body" video, as well as clips for Eminem ("Not Afraid"), The All-American Rejects ("The Wind Blows"), Fergie ("Clumsy"), andthe Pussycat Dolls ("Hush Hush").

    The Beginning will be released in several physical formats - a standard CD, a deluxe CD that includes 3 bonus songs, a full album vinyl and a combo two-disc set of 20 songs that includes The Beginning & The Best of THE E.N.D..

    The E.N.D. was The Black Eyed Peas first original music since 2005's Monkey Business, which was certified triple platinum in the U.S., with worldwide sales of more than nine million. Monkey Business generated Grammy Awards over two consecutive years, for "Don't Phunk with My Heart" and "My Humps." The Peas' first Grammy Award came six years ago, for "Let's Get It Started," from their breakthrough 2003 album Elephunk, which introduced Fergie into the lineup, and transformed the group into interna¬tional superstars with cumulative 25x platinum sales in nearly a dozen countries around the world. In 2006, Fergie released her six-million-selling solo debut The Dutchess and 2007 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee will.i.am released Songs About Girls. Since forming in 1995, The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and more than 30.8 million digital tracks. In addition, they have logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold. The group has been nominated for a 2010 American Music Award in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group category. ... Read more


    18. 5.0
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    list price: $19.98 -- our price: $12.99
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    Asin: B0042RUME6
    Manufacturer: Universal Motown
    Sales Rank: 465
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    Nelly is back!! Featuring the SMASH "Just A Dream", "5.0" puts Nelly right back in the center of the Hip-Hop map!!! This is the deluxe version of "5.0" which features three bonus tracks. ... Read more


    19. Recovery
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    Manufacturer: Aftermath
    Sales Rank: 517
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    The much-anticipated new album - EMINEM RECOVERY

    On Recovery, his seventh major label studio album, EMINEM has reached out to an exciting list of first-time collaborators, including DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da, among others.

    EMINEM releases Recovery just over a year after his last album, 2009's Relapse.Relapse put the cap on an impressive ten years of recorded output, and contributed to EMINEM being the biggest selling artist of 2000-2009.In recognition of this, Neilsen SoundScan named him their Artist of the Decade. Relapse entered the charts at #1 and, at nearly double platinum, was the best selling rap album of last year.It also earned EMINEM his 11th Grammy award, winning in the Best Rap Album category.Relapse's first single, "Crack A Bottle" from EMINEM, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem's second #1 after 2002's "Lose Yourself") and set a SoundScan record at the time of its release for opening week download sales (418,000).The album also spun off two other hits; the Top 10 "We Made You" and Top 20 "Beautiful."

    "I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year," remarked EMINEM. "But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album.The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title."EMINEM has sold more than 78,000,000 albums worldwide.After 1999's quadruple platinum The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002) became two of the Top 5 best selling albums of the 2000s, with approximately 10,000,000 copies of each sold in the U.S. alone.2004's Grammy-nominated Encore reached #1 and was certified quadruple platinum.The #1, double platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection Curtain Call: The Hits and #2, platinum, 2006 various artists compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up followed. ... Read more


    20. Rehab
    Audio CD
    list price: $13.99 -- our price: $11.97
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    Asin: B003YW152I
    Manufacturer: Reach Records
    Sales Rank: 501
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    Brand new Record for 2110!! ... Read more


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