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Kanye West Releasing New Studio Album This Summer

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Kanye West is looking to make 2011 a year to remember. Alongside his joint album with Jay-Z, titled ‘Watch the Throne,’ ‘Ye will drop another solo release this summer.

West announced the news via his favorite method of communication: Twitter. “I’ll be back this SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!” he wrote on Sunday (Jan. 23). “WATCH THE THRONE COMING IN 2 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! MY NEW ALBUM COMING THIS SUMMER.”

The album would be Kanye’s sixth studio offering. He released his critically acclaimed fifth album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ in November. The album shot to No. 1 and sold just under half a million copies in its first week. West and Jay are set to release ‘Watch the Throne’ in March. The duo dropped their single ‘H.A.M.,’ earlier this month. The track quickly shot to No. 2 on the iTunes singles chart, losing out to Britney Spears’ new track, ‘Hold It Against Me.’

Despite working in the studio on his new projects, Kanye continues to promote ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ and will shoot the video for his latest single ‘All of the Lights’ which also features Rihanna. The 33-year-old will also headline the upcoming Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. West is billed to close the show on Sunday, April 17. Other big names slated to take the stage include Kings of Leon, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Raphael Saadiq.

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