This Week in Music: Up-coming performances and new releases

By Lori Alamia,
Countdown to the Super Bowl, Bennett and Gaga collaborate, new music and more

Destiny’s Child announced the songs they will be performing for Super Bowl XLVII, which includes two of their hits and a new song.

Meanwhile, Stevie Wonder will be performing at the pregame show. Justin Timberlake will also be performing prior to the Super Bowl in his first concert in four years. Timberlake’s newest hit “Suit and Tie” is currently climbing the charts, soon to be followed by The 20/20 Experience, his first new album since 2006.

Beyoncé has kept a low profile since she allegedly lip-synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration last Monday. However, she let fans know she is ready for the Super Bowl, by posting a photo on Instagram of rehearsals in New Orleans, L.A.

In February, Adele will be performing her Golden Globe-winning “Skyfall” at next month’s Academy Awards,

It seems that Tony Bennett is gaga over Lady Gaga. They will be making a jazz album together. Following their excellent collaboration on a duet of “Lady is a Tramp” from 2011 Duets, this new album is definitely highly anticipated:

In new releases:

Artist Aaron Neville released his new album My True Story, featuring his rendition of several doo wop songs from his childhood like “This Magic Moment”

Though the Grammy’s are still a few weeks away, you can start deciding which artists you would like to win now.

The 2013 Grammy Nominees album features hit songs like Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe,” Gotye’s “Somebody I used to Know” and The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey.”

California punk band True North released a new album titled Bad Religion. Their 16th album is still as fresh as ever with an up-tempo sound and thought-provoking lyrics.

The new band Love and Death was created by Brian Welch, founder of the band Korn. He released their album Between Here and Lost. The album’s stand-out track is “The Abandoning.”

And finally, country artist Gary Allen released his new album Set You Free, which explores relationships, heartbreak and recovery.

Here is one of his most popular tracks, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)”



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