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Troye Sivan's Bloom is on our short list of the best albums out on Aug. 31. Heidi Silmane/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Aug. 31: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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Kelly Clarkson performs during the KISS 108 FM Jingle Ball in Lowell, Mass. in 2004 — the year her second album, Breakaway, cemented her status as a pop superstar. Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Gabby's World, Anna Calvi, Greg Laswell, Cat Power, Laura Gibson Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Cat Power, Laura Gibson, Greg Laswell, Anna Calvi, More

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Dev Hynes a.k.a Blood Orange performs during FYF Fest 2016 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Blood Orange Bottles The Spirit Of An Outsider In Soulful Sweetness

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Bas' new album Milky Way is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Aug. 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Aug. 24: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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Madonna at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, where her racy performance of "Like a Virgin" caused an uproar. New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Like A Virgin' Lives On, A Winking Anthem For Women Getting Married

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Aretha Franklin, pictured in 1968, has died. Known as the Queen of Soul, she recorded 17 top 10 singles. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

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Jukebox The Ghost inside the World Cafe Performance Studio John Evin Groome/WXPN hide caption

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Jukebox The Ghost On World Cafe

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Hallelujah! The Songs We Should Retire

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