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Photo Courtesy: Republic Records

Photo Courtesy: Republic Records

PITBULL’S GLOBALIZATION

Mr. Worldwide unveiled the cover and November 24 release date of his eighth studio album Globalization in mid October.

The 305’s rapper sensation, Pitbull, did not reveal a tracklist; however, he did shed light on collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, and pop diva Bebe Rexha on the album.

The record will include previous chart-topping singles including Wild Wild Love, as well as We Are One (Ole Ola) featuring J-Lo and the current top 40 smash FireballGlobalization will also include a new single titled Celebrate, from upcoming animated movie Penguins of Madagascar

Next year, promises to be a hit for the Miami rapper who is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as ring in the new year with his very own, Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution.

Currently, the singer is performing across North America with co-headliner Enrique Iglesias, on a tour which is said to be, “an unstoppable night of booty-shaking excitement,” according to Rolling Stone

Photo Courtesy: SYCO/Columbia

Photo Courtesy: SYCO/Columbia

COLBIE CALLIAT’S GYPSY HEART

Grammy Award-winning, Colbie Caillat’s fifth studio album, moves the singer-songwriter into a decidedly modern direction. 

Gypsy Heart takes the 70s-leaning singer in a more pop music track, but she doesn’t entirely ditch her former style.  Caillat says she called the record, “Gypsy Heart because I am that.  I love all different things.  That’s how it is with the music I listen to and ultimately the music I write.”

The record was three-years in the making with an initial set of songs that were “beautiful, acoustic and organic,” she told Billboard.  But then the singer worked with Ryan Tedder and enjoyed the “more synthetic and heavily produced, uptempo pop.”

“I was just inspired to keep writing songs in that style and that mind frame.  So that’s what I did, and I kept writing knowing that I was going to use songs from both genres and both records,” Caillat adds.

True to her rooted sound, the singer released Try, the records hit single which was co-written by R&B legend Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.  “The sessions with Babyface were my favorite.  He is this legendary piece of talent, and he’s just so amazing— his writing and his playing and he’s such a kind, soft-spoken person,” she explains. 

In addition to Babyface, Caillat worked with producers like Max Martin, Johan Carlsson and Julian Bunetta on Gypsy Heart.

Photo Courtesy: Capitol Records

Photo Courtesy: Capitol Records

JASON ALDEAN STARTS A FIRE

Country music dominated the Billboard album chart for several weeks, with singer Jason Aldean nabbing one of the biggest openings of the year.

Aldean’s new album, Old Boots, New Dirt was released October 7 and it came in at No. 1 in its debut week with 278,000 copies sold in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“With this new album, it’s definitely the same old me,” Aldean says.  “But, I like to mix things up and try new sounds and go into territory I’ve never explored before, so I do a little bit of that too.  That’s why I named the album Old Boots, New Dirt…I’m almost 10 years into this crazy ride, but in a lot of ways, I feel like I’m just gettin’ started.”

The records first single, Burnin’ It Down, is Aldean’s sixth studio album hit and the second to top the all-genre album charts, following 2012’s Night Train

“I knew it was going to get people’s attention, whether they loved it or hated it,” Aldean told Rolling Stone Country.  “I knew they’d be talking about it, and that’s what I wanted.  But to put all that aside, I think the song is great.  It’s a hit and it’s allowed us to do something different, which I like to do on every record.  Something kind of weird and out there, and not what you’d expect.”

Recently, the country singer took a night off his Burn It Down tour and raised $660,909 in Detroit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Local Vibe

WILDFIRE

Wildfire has got it all! Classic Rock, Motown, Rhythm and Blues and even Country are the repertoire of this male high-energy band. The band plays everything from chart topping hits to original music, and their diverse blend will entertain all “Fireheads” on:

- November 1, 7 & 8: 8:30 pm at Jacaranda in Sanibel Island, FL.
– November 15 & 22: 6 pm at Dale’s Dockside Restaurant in North Fort Myers, FL.
– November 21: 6:30 pm at The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers, FL.
– November 28 & 29: 9 pm at Sneaky Pete’s in Bonita Springs, FL.

STOLEN FRUIT

Stolen Fruit is an acoustic pop and folk rock band composed of Andrea McCain’s sweet melodic vocals, Robert Michael as lead guitarist, Aaron J. Beauregard on the bass and Matt Wilson on the skins. The bands unique sound, passion and musical talent is contagious. Vibe with Stolen Fruit on:

- November 1: 7 pm at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille Fort Myers Beach, FL.
– November 5, 12, 19 & 26: 9 pm at Backstreets in Cape Coral, FL.

GYPSY LANE

Gypsy Lane is one of Southwest Florida’s most entertaining party bands.  With everything from reggae to Motown, funk to dance, this band is composed of nothing but the best.  The group has backed musicians such as The Village People, Ritchie Family, Patti La Belle and many more.  Jam with Gypsy Lane on:

- November 28 & 29: 9 pm at Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL.