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(RNN) - Yes, you heard us right - Daft Punk is streaming the entire Random Access Memories album for free on iTunes. But all of you Daft Punk fans better hurry up and start listening because the offer is only available for a limited time.
The album is loaded with guest stars that are said to be just as unexpected as the music itself.
The long-awaited album is also available for pre-order and will be released May 21.
Get your (awkward) dance on
Sara Bareilles' new video may just inspire a spontaneous dance-off of extraordinarily ordinary talent. The video for Brave, the first single off her upcoming album The Blessed Unrest, features random, everyday people showing off their hip-shaking, leg-kicking, arm-flailing moves.
None of the dancers will make the next season of So You Think You Can Dance ... and that's the beauty of it.
Go ahead, be brave and dance along. Nobody's looking.
The Blessed Unrest releases July 16.
30 years later, Huey Lewis is still all heart and soul
If Huey Lewis and the News' Sports album isn't in your '80s collection, you have a chance to atone for your grave musical mistake.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's most successful album, they are re-releasing Sports as a two-disc package, one featuring the original studio cuts and the second featuring live tracks.
The album garnered four top-10 hits, including Heart of Rock and Roll and Heart and Soul.
The re-release of Sports is available on Amazon.com.
'Great Gatsby' soundtrack selling big
The soundtrack for Baz Lurhmann's
The Great Gatsby, produced by Jay-Z, claimed the No. 2 spot of the
Billboard 200 with 137,000 albums sold - the best sales week for a soundtrack in over
a year. But that's not all, it also claimed the No.
1 spot on the Digital Albums chart.
In a new take on a classic story, the soundtrack replaced jazz with some of today's most popular hip hop, pop and alternative artists - including Beyonce, Fergie, Florence and the Machine, Jay-Z, Gotye, Sia and Lana Del Rey.
Del Rey recently released the music video for the song she sings on the soundtrack, Young and Beautiful.
In a hauntingly beautiful video, Del Rey captures the sultry mood of both the song and the movie. We encourage you to watch Del Rey's most recent piece of art and to check out the rest of the soundtrack at http://thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/soundtrack/.
CMT Awards performers announced
Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town are among the artists performing at the CMT Music Awards.
Hunter Hayes and the Pistole Annies will also take the stage.
More big names will be released between now and the June 5 show.
In the meantime, fans can vote for their favorites including Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year on CMT.com.
The CMT Awards, hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, air at 8 p.m. on Country Music Television.