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Blake Shelton, 'God Gave Me You' -- New Song

Warner Bros.

Country star and vocal coach on the hit NBC TV show 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton has released his second single from the upcoming album 'Red River Blue' exclusively to The Boot.

'God Gave Me You' is a song originally performed by Christian rock act Dave Barnes, and was said to be a wedding gift from Blake to his new bride, Miranda Lambert.

Shelton claims the song was a real emotional song for him, because it signified how devoted he was to Lambert despite the ups and downs of their relationship.

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The Game, 'Pot of Gold' Feat. Chris Brown -- New Song

Aftermath/Interscope

The Game has released a new song called 'Pot of Gold,' featuring R&B singer Chris Brown, a track that may be the first song of the west coast rapper's to feature a lyric about rainbows.

The hard hitting hip-hop song is about wanting to get out of the rat race, stepping out of the spotlight and letting the public eye wander away. Brown sings, "All this bright light is not for me, I close my eyes and imagine I'm home."

Game clearly has not lost any of his bark during his absence. His angry flow matches the tone of his lyrics: "They say death comes in three / Who's the next in line / And I just lost a best friend for the second time."

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Top 40 Pop Songs Chart -- June 2011

Capitol

Katy Perry dominates this month with not one, but two songs in the top 10. Her 'E.T.' remix featuring Kanye West continues its reign in the No. 1 spot, joined by her latest single 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).'

'Good Life' by OneRepublic, has creeped up the chart to the No. 6 spot, bumping Dr. Dre's hit 'I Need A Doctor' off the charts entirely.

Newcomers are in no short supply this month. Fresh tracks from the likes of Jason Derulo, Avril Lavigne and Lady Gaga have made their way up the ranks. Meanwhile, Cobra Starship and Dev are climbing the chart, as Maroon 5 shows the pop world how its done with their latest single 'Never Gonna Leave this Bed.'

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New Music Releases -- 2011 Calendar

If you want to check out the best new music releases of 2011, you've come to the right place. We have the list of confirmed 2011 releases, as well as those albums currently without official release dates.

Among the high-profile acts expected to offer new material in 2011 are Lady Gaga, whose 'Born This Way,' due May 24, is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and U2, who plan to release 'Songs of Ascent.' Coldplay and Justin Timberlake are all recording albums that could see releases in 2011 as well.

R.E.M. heads the list of big releases early in the year, as the Athens rock band releases its 15th studio album 'Collapse Into Now' on March 8. Britney Spears reveals 'Femme Fatale,' featuring the new single 'Hold It Against Me,' on March 29.

For hip-hop fans, Wiz Khalifa drops 'Rolling Papers on March 29, while both Pitbull and Lupe Fiasco have early 2011 releases as well.

After the jump, check out the full list of 2011 new music releases, updated each month as additional release dates are announced.

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10 Best Jay-Z Songs

With a catalog extending longer than a decade, there are, in fact, too many Jay-Z songs to choose from. Born Shawn Corey Carter, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-raised rapper has not only collaborated with Big L, the Notorious B.I.G. and Lil Wayne but has worked with famed producers Kanye West and Just Blaze before they reached stardom. Jay-Z is still churning out hits, most recently off 2009's 'The Blueprint 3' album. Listed below are the best Jay-Z songs, as chosen by AOL Radio listeners.
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'I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me)'
Produced by the Neptunes and featuring vocals by Pharrell, this Jay-Z song comes from the 'The Dynasty: Roc La Familia' album. The video for this song is stacked with cameos, from an angry John Witherspoon to a shirtless Memphis Bleek.

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10 Best Patriotic Songs

Just in time for Independence Day, here are the best patriotic songs to conjure the American spirit. So bust out the sparklers, fire up the grill with friends and family, and spend your Fourth of July jamming out to these tracks!
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'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)'
"Cause [he'll] put a boot in your a--/It's the American way." Don't mess with Toby Keith! This emotional track was written shortly after Keith's father passed away in 2001, and was inspired by the Sept. 11 attacks.
Toby Keith Courtesy of the Red White and Blue The Angry American

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Top 10 World Cup 2010 Songs

Celebrating South African culture and, of course, futbol, here are the top World Cup 2010 songs. All the songs on this list are featured on ' Listen Up The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album,' which includes world-renowned artists across the globe, notably Angelique Kidjo, Pitbull and Shakira, among others. So put away your vuvuzelas and listen up!
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'Move On Up'
Angélique Kidjo is a Beninoise singer-songwriter and activist, who teams up with John Legend for this tune. An update to the Curtis Mayfield Mo-Town hit, the song is accessorized with traditional African drums and additional background vocals, ready for (air)play in the South African streets.
Angelique Kidjo John Legend

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