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Jessie J, 'Wild' (feat. Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal) -- New Song

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Following an incredibly successful debut album, Jessie J is getting ready to release her second record. Her first single 'Wild' features Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal and was produced by DJ Ammo.

'Wild' is a return to Jessie J's more fierce work, seen in the hit single 'Do It Like A Dude.' Like that single, this song is hard-hitting and has a strong, dance-like beat full of different, energetic sounds. Her vocals are fast, as Jessie J nearly raps on the club-banger. Rappers Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal add their own verses, although both seem like they don't fit well into the tune. Their verses are full of rhymes, but don't pack as much of a punch as the rest of the song. The chorus is reminiscent of the more pop-sounding songs from Jessie J like 'Price Tag,' but works well here as an upbeat, club anthem. She triumphantly sings, "I just can't believe that this is my life. In my fantasy, we're running wild."

Jessie J's second studio album is expected to be released sometime this summer. Her first studio album 'Who You Are' produced six top ten singles in the UK and enjoyed plenty of success in America. While you wait to see if she can top that album, fans can listen to 'Wild' right now on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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New Music Releases -- July 2013

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Following three successful albums with The Scene, 20 year old Selena Gomez will release her first solo album 'Stars Dance' on July 23. The album is expected to include largely elements of pop and dance as she focuses on more adult themes, like love and relationships. Her first hit single 'Come & Get It' topped the charts and was a highly regarded electro-pop hit. The second single 'Slow Down' is influenced by dubstep, as are many other songs on the album. Meanwhile, The Backstreet Boys will release their first album since 2009. 'This Is Us' will be the first album featuring five original members since 2006, since Kevin Richardson has permanently rejoined the band.

R&B and hip-hop star Chris Brown will release 'X,' his sixth studio album on July 16. Brown has stated that the new album will be less pop and more mature and soulful. His first single 'Fine China' is more mellow than his previous work and sounds similar to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson. The album is expected to feature collaborations with many artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Pharrell. Speaking of R&B stars, Mariah Carey will release her still untitled 14th studio album on July 23. The lead single '#Beautiful' features Miguel and the album is expected to see its own fair share of collaborative efforts. R. Kelly, The-Dream, and Jermaine Dupri are just some of the names expected to be on the album.

'Home' hit-makers Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes are releasing their self-titled, 3rd album. The folk rockers are touring many festivals this summer in support of the anticipated album. Frontman Alex Ebert has stated that the songs are very personal to him. Also on tour is pop rockers Relient K who will release 'Collapsible Lung,' their seventh studio album. The band has already performed many of the songs live and has stated that the album will be more of a pop record.


Take a look below at the full list of new releases for July 2013, which includes many more of your favorites.

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The Wanted , 'Walks Like Rihanna' -- New Song


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English boy-band The Wanted is giving a shoutout to Rihanna in their latest single. 'Walks Like Rihanna' is the third second single from their upcoming third album. It follows the top-charting hits 'Chasing the Sun' and 'I Found You.'

'Walks Like Rihanna' differs a bit from the previous two singles and sounds like a pure pop hit and a feel-good, summer anthem. The fun track was produced by Dr. Luke, who builds the song around pulsating dance beats that will work well with plenty of hand-claps. A sing along 'boom boom boom' makes the song memorable behind a strong bass and The Wanted harmonies' work as well as usual. Still, the lyrics don't match songs like 'Glad You Came' as the repetitive verses seem to dismiss many negative qualities about a woman, because she "walks like Rihanna." The song is sort of complimentary, but may not include the typical lyrics that teen-pop fans are used to hearing. "She can't sing, she can't dance, but who cares, she walks like Rihanna."

The music video is a parody of three classic music videos. There are scenes that are similar to 'Bye, Bye, Bye' by N'Sync, 'I Want It That Way' by Backstreet Boys, and 'Back for Good' by Take That. The still untitled third album has been pushed back several times for release, but is expec ted to feature many collaborations, including tracks with Pitbull, LMFAO, and Chris Brown. Take a listen to 'Walks Like Rihanna' right now on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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Top 40 Pop Songs Chart -- June 2013


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A couple of former Disney stars have grabbed the top spots in June's top 40. Miley Cyrus debuts at the top spot with her club hit 'We Can't Stop.' Cyrus barely held off Selena Gomez, who moved up seven spots to #2. 'Come & Get It' did jump over her friend and another Disney star Demi Lovato who's 'Heart Attack' dropped to #16. Last month's #1, Justin Timberlake fell four spots to #4 with 'Mirrors.'

There was a lot of shuffling in the countdown from May to June, most notably Jason Derulo, who moved up a remarkable 30 spots to close out the top 5. It's his first top 5 since 'In My Head' reached that spot in 2009. Up 26 spots this month is Ke$ha. Her collaboration with will.i.am. called 'Crazy Kids' comes in at #14. will.i.am's own single #ThatPower, featuring Justin Bieber climbed 19 spots to fall a few spots shy of Ke$ha at #17.

Additionally, two favorites are back in the top ten with different tunes. Rihanna's ballad 'Stay' premiers this month at #7. Bruno Mars, who has been near the top of the charts with 'Locked out of Heaven' and 'Treasure,' has added another hit to the list. His single 'Treasure' is far from being buried, as it debuts at #9 on the countdown.

June features 15 debuts in total, including a lot of new collaborations to get you ready for summer.

Check out the full top 40 for June below and see what songs are already making cases for being summer anthems.


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Flo Rida, 'Tell Me When You Ready' (Feat. Future) -- New Song


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Flo Rida has released his new single 'Tell Me When You Ready.' The song features rapper Future and is the lead single from Flo Rida's upcoming fifth studio album.

Flo Rida is no stranger to hit singles and his latest song will likely get fans pumped for his new record. His latest jam is a radio-friendly upbeat track that should be a good summer club-hit. Following a softer start, the song takes on club-banger status with its pulsating, hip-hop beats. Flo Rida's trademark fast vocals work well here on the cheery beat, as he drops plenty of party rhymes. He raps, "In the club all I see is sparklers like birthday candles, ten models on a regular night." Rapper Future brings his southern rap vocals to the song, changing the hit's pace in the chorus and proudly shouting "Turn up!"

The forthcoming album is expected to be released later in 2013 and is a follow up to Flo Rida's highly successful 'Wild Ones.' Listen to 'Tell Me When You Ready' right now on AOL Radio's New Hip-Hop First.

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Jennifer Lopez, 'Live It Up' (Feat. Pitbull) -- New Song

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Jennifer Lopez has once again teamed up with Pitbull for her upcoming eight studio album. 'Live It Up' is the third time these two have collaborated, following 'On the Floor' and Dance Again.' RedOne, who also produced those tracks, took on the same role again for this summer jam.

Like those two hits, these three artists have produced a song that is ready right now to become a dance-fueled summer anthem. Pitbull familiarly introduces the song over pulsating, powerful synth-beats by RedOne. The dance-pop tune will be perfect for the clubs, especially in the infectious and joyful chorus. Lopez is fierce in this track and entertainingly shares many inspirational lyrics in support of her message to 'live it up.' Yet, the song's main, repetitive hook will probably stand out this summer as a voice says, "Make love, don't fight. Let's f**k tonight." That is followed by a noisy, dub-step-like breakdown. 'Live It Up' may be the most successful song of the three that Lopez, Pitbull, and RedOne have produced together. It should be one of the biggest hits of the summer, combining Lopez' charm, Pitbull's signature club voice, and an unforgettable club beat.

Lopez is expected to premier the song for the first time on the finale of Season 12 of 'American Idol,' where she served as a judge for the past two seasons. It is likely both Lopez and Pitbull will follow that performance with their own at the 2013 'Billboard Music Awards.' Lopez' eight studio album is expected to be released at some point this year. Get ready for summer right now and 'Live it Up' on AOL Radio's Fresh 40 station.

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Jason Derulo, 'The Other Side' -- New Song

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Jason Derulo has released the first single from his upcoming third studio album. 'The Other Side' was reportedly written about his girlfriend Jordin Sparks.

The 23-year-old pop star is well known for hits such as 'Whatcha Say' and 'Ridin Solo.' Like those songs, 'The Other Side' is upbeat and includes memorable, sing-along hooks. The song also has a dance and club vibe to it, helped out by the production of Ammo. Although the song can be adapted as a party song, 'The Other Side' was very personal to Derulo who was feeling thankful after a near-death experience. He told MTV, "I feel like I'm a different person. I'm a little more grown-up, and my music will always match that. So it's a Jason Derulo that is a little more sleek, a little more refined." The track received its joyful and energetic feel from the experience and was also inspired by Sparks. The lyrics specifically discuss a friendship that turns into a relationship, which resembles Derulo's and Sparks' real-life relationship. Derulo sings, "This could be perfect, but we won't know unless we try. I know you're nervous, so just sit back and let me drive."

Derulo and Sparks have reportedly been collaborating on new material that may be on Derulo's upcoming record. The still-unitlted record is scheduled to be released sometime in the summer. Take a trip to 'The Other Side' with Jason Derulo right now on AOL Radio's Fresh 40 station.

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