This Week in Music

By Lori Alamia,

Are you ready for some football? How about some passion? Music news to kick off February...

Beyonce, who will be performing at the Super Bowl, confirmed that she sang along to the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration to a pre-recorded track. Her performance however at the Super Bowl will be live.

Beyonce also revealed that she had a miscarriage prior to having baby Blue Ivy. More about Beyonce will be discovered during her HBO documentary on February 16.

Justin Timberlake performed “Suit and Tie” on Saturday at a pre-Super Bowl Bash.

Jennifer Hudson’s pre-Super Bowl performance will include Newtown students singing “America the Beautiful.” It should be a moving performance.

In new releases:

World renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli released his new album Passione. “Love in Portofino,” a concert of this album, will be in select theaters on Valentine’s Day as well as a part of PBS’s Great Performances series in March .

Here is the audio of his duet with Jennifer Lopez of “Quizas Quizas Quizas.”

Justin Bieber is back with an acoustic version of his album Believe. Believe Acoustic is sure to make fans swoon with stripped down versions of their favorite songs and bonus track “Nothing Like Us.”

Here is a video of Bieber singing the acoustic version of “As Long as You Love Me.”

Singer and actress Emily Rossum released her album Sentimental Journey. It is a step back in time with a collection of standards.

Here is the video from her performance on The View of “These Foolish Things.”

Pop/indie identical twin duo Tegan and Sara released their new album Hearthrob.

Here is the video from their most popular and catchy track “Closer.”

Blues singer Ben Harper paired up with harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite on his new album Get Up! to deliver standout tracks like “You’ve Found Another Lover.”

And finally, R&B singer Charlie Wilson offers us his smooth voice in new album Love Charlie. “My Love Is All I Have” is a great song off the album, just in time for Valentine’s Day.



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