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New Music Friday: Alicia Keys, John Legend, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ soundtrack & more

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It’s Friday, so you know what that means: another week of new music releases. Here’s some of what dropped; add to your rotation, if you please.

Alicia KeysSanta Baby — The 15-time Grammy winner’s first holiday album is out, released under her self-titled record label. The album features 11 songs, including lead single “December Back 2 June,” which received the music video treatment.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By — The soundtrack to the Black Panther sequel includes over 40 features, including RihannaBurna Boy, Tems, Fireboy DML, Future. According to producer Ludwig Göransson, “When you listen to the soundtrack, you can close your eyes and relive the experience of the movie.”

Drake & 21 SavageHer Loss — After teasing fans, the rappers came together for a 16-track album that includes “Circo Loco,” a song many believe references the shooting involving Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez.

Ciara ft. Summer Walker & GloRilla, Better Thangs (Remix)” — A month after releasing the original version, Ciara returns, spicing up the song with a feature from Memphis’ own GloRilla. Much like her lyrics on “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla’s heard rapping some inspiration. “Anything I tell myself is possible, is possible,” she spits.

John Legend & Sebastián Yatra, Nervous (Remix)” — “Nervous,” which blew up on TikTok following an open verse challenge, now has a bilingual version, thanks to John’s collaboration with the Colombian-American singer. “Sebastian is such a gifted artist,” said Legend. “I’m so glad we could collaborate again on this special version of ‘Nervous’!”

A Boogie wit da HoodieKodak BlackLil Peep and NLE Choppa are among the other artists who dropped new music this week

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