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Ciara is making a big comeback. The mom-of-three signed a huge record deal with Republic Records and Uptown Records through her own label imprint, Beauty Marks Entertainment.

The news comes just as Ciara released a snippet for "Jump," her first single since 2020. The much-anticipated single is due for release on July 29.

Her promo artwork for "Jump" featured Ciara wearing a white corset fashioned out of throwback Air Jordan sneakers.

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"I am thrilled to partner with Uptown/Republic Records through my own label imprint Beauty Marks Entertainment," Ciara said in a statement.

"Wendy and I have been in discussion to work together for some time and the enthusiasm that her and the entire team have expressed over this new project marks an exciting new chapter in my career. I am grateful to be able to continue my mission of making the world dance with a team I admire, who are at the forefront of empowering artists."

"I've been a fan of Ciara forever," said Republic Records Co-President Wendy Goldstein in a statement. "Working with her has been a dream, and she's making some of the most powerful, undeniable, and innovative music of her entire career now. This is an incredible creative chapter for her, and we're all excited to be part of it."

Pre-save Ciara's "Jump" on Spotify and listen below.

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Beyonce will release the first single off her new project, Renaissance, tonight at midnight, June 21 EST. The single is titled "Break My Soul," according to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, which were updated to read: "6. BREAK MY SOUL midnight ET."

Bey's last album, Lemonade, was released to much fanfare on April 23, 2016, accompanied by a 65-minute film on HBO.

Suffice it to say that Lemonade caused a 7 on the Richter earthquake scale back in 2016.

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Beyonce's upcoming album, Renaissance is barely causing a ripple.

The 40-year-old singer came out of retirement last week to announce her new album.

Beyonce's camp is reportedly "disappointed" that the news of her 7th studio album didn't break the Internet.

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Columbia Records and Bey's Parkwood Entertainment are reportedly ready to pay a king's ransom to promote and market the album.

If Renaissance turns out to be a disappointment - like Drake's latest album, Honestly, Nevermind - Beyonce's era will officially be over.

Question: Do you plan to stay up tonight to listen to "Break My Soul"?

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Beyonce is coming out of retirement to release her 7th studio album, titled Renaissance. Beyonce's fans knew the full-time mom and homemaker was up to something when she deleted all of her social media profile pics this week.

Renaissance, is officially scheduled to drop on July 29th, Columbia Records announced on social media early Thursday morning.

According to Webster's Dictionary, "renaissance" means the revival of classic style, architecture and art influenced by European culture from the 14th to 16th centuries.

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In other words, the 40-year-old singer hopes her forthcoming album will "revive" her career and make her relevant again.

Beyonce's bios were updated on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to promote the album. The new project will feature 16 tracks. Four unique box sets are currently available for pre-order on Beyonce's website.

The box sets will contain a CD, T-shirt, mini-poster and a 28-page photo booklet.

It isn't clear if the album will be available in vinyl for audiophiles who prefer to listen to music as it was meant to be heard.

Question: Do you plan to buy Beyonce's Renaissance album?




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Adele's fans aren't the only ones who weren't excited about her new single "Easy On Me" upon first listen.

Adele's closest friends also weren't fond of her new single when they first heard it.

The megastar made her long-awaited comeback last week with her lead single from her fourth studio album, 30, which shattered the Spotify record for most streams in a single day.

Her friends were the first to warn her that "Easy On Me" was not easy on their ears.

"I sent a snippet of me singing it as I was writing it to three of my closest friends here," Adele told Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, "One didn't like it, the other one was like, 'Well, yeah, maybe, keep trying though.'"

Adele said she wasn't discouraged by her friends' responses to the tune.

"That was the perfect response for me. I'm such a knee-jerk person. I'll be like, 'I don't like it, forget it!' I'm like that with my music. I'm like that with just things I want to do. I'm like that with my feelings and stuff and I think it was clear to them (her friends) in the lyrics that I've bided my time and I wasn't reacting to a reaction or anything like that.

"It was just a feeling that I had stirred on for a while."

Adele's long-awaited album 30 is set for release on November 19.
 

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After teasing fans with a snippet of her first single in six years, Adele dropped the full song and music video late Thursday.

The 33-year-old British singer released the lead single off her fourth studio album entitled 30, which drops next month.

Fans are eager to see her perform, however Adele is wary of hitting the road to tour during the pandemic, WENN.com reports.

She warned fans they may have to wait longer to see her live in concert while the Covid lockdowns continue around the world.

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She tells The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Fleur East:

"I'd love to do a big proper tour again. I wouldn't do it quite as long as I did it last time, it was something like 130 odd shows in less than 18 months but, I would love to do that.

"But all the Covid rules are so different everywhere, and sort of like the rates of infection, the rates of vaccine whatever, it's just, it makes me nervous trying to plan a world tour globally when it feels like no-one's really on the same page."

Adele added: "The last thing I would ever want to do is cancel any shows again."

While details of the Rolling In The Deep singer's album are being kept under wraps, she's been vocal about her personal struggles.

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After a tumultuous marriage to Simon Konecki, Adele finalized her divorce in 2019. They share 8-year-old son Angelo.

She is currently dating Cleveland businessman Rich Paul, 39.

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Paul formed a sports agency after leaving Creative Artists Agency in 2012. His clients include NBA stars LeBron James, Eric Bledsoe, John Wall and Anthony Davis.
 

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Grammy award-winning artist Miguel celebrated Halloween by releasing new music from his upcoming EP "Funeral". The entrancing song is currently available at all digital service providers via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.

"Send my regards to the mother and father/ 'Cause somebody's daughter I just f---ing slayed," he sings over a thumping drum track. "Blood on the carpet, it came from my heart/ Once I start I can't stop it/ And now we all pray."

Describing the new direction of the upcoming EP, Miguel states: "I'm releasing more music all the way into the new year but "Funeral" is the perfect song to get it started. I've been exploring darker tones and themes for some time, this song whets the imagination for what's to come."

The Funeral EP will continue to build with each new song until it's fully released this winter, says Sony.

Written and produced by Miguel, Deion Gill, Alekaei Savchenko and Arutiun Tamamian, "Funeral" marks the first official release from Miguel since his 2017 critically acclaimed album War & Leisure, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200 chart.

War & Leisure became Miguel's third #1 debut on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and garnered RIAA double Platinum certification for the hit single "Sky Walker," and Gold for the album.
 

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