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All of those YouTube views have gone to Psy's head, as he makes it his business to be the opposite of a gentleman. What are those internet stars like, eh?
The past few months have already thrown up some impressive efforts by newer acts, including Bastille's Bad Blood and Charli XCX's True Romance, but there are plenty more established artists and bands who have assured fans they will be putting out new releases this year.
But whose album are you most excited for? Vote in our poll below from the list of acts gearing up to release new albums in the coming months.
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To mark the occasion, singers and bands who feel particularly passionate about the cause announce their own limited edition releases to support the event.
Ahead of this year's RSD on April 20, we've taken a look at the complete list of special releases and pulled out our ten favourites below.
Are you buying anything for this year's Record Store Day? Leave your comments in the box below:
Daft Punk: 'Get Lucky' (release date tbc)
Hype can be a dangerous thing, but in the instance of Daft Punk's upcoming album, new song 'Get Lucky' more than delivers. Pharrell offers his ice-cool vocals to this effortlessly smooth funk number, which marks a very welcome return for the French electronic duo. LC
Cassie: 'Rockabyebaby' mixtape (out now)
Quite why Cassie's long-awaited mixtape - which features the likes of Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous and Ester Dean - hasn't been released as a proper album is anyone's guess, but if it's anything to go by, the ever-delayed LP will be an absolute corker. Listen to the collection in full below. RC
Bastille: 'Laura Palmer'
Since hitting number one on the UK album chart, Bastille's Dan Smith has become so in demand, people are actually kidnapping him while he is filming music videos.
As we're sure you're already aware, Avril Lavigne debuted her rather brilliant new single 'Here's To Never Growing Up' earlier this week.
To celebrate (and keep us busy until it's available to download in the UK on June 9), we've counted down our seven favourite Avril singles of all time below.
7. 'My Happy Ending' (2004)
Avril's second album Under My Skin was a much darker affair than her debut, but 'My Happy Ending' struck a neat balance between its moody lyrics and big pop chorus. It was also one of the last times we saw her before pink became her go-to colour, though there's a brief flash of it in the music video.
Best line: "It's nice to know we had it all/ Thanks for watching as I fall/ And letting me know we were done."
Selena Gomez: 'Come & Get It' (UK release date tbc)
After shaking off her Disney image in new film Spring Breakers, Selena is back with a new sound. Hypnotic Indian beats and synths, which get more addictive with each listen, set it apart from the average radio hit. Having been produced by Stargate, we're not surprised at all. LC
Ahead of Sunday's Official Chart, Digital Spy takes a look at Friday's midweeks.
Next week's singles include the official release of Azalea's 'Work' and Nina Nesbitt's 'Stay Out' EP, while James Blake, Paramore, Angel and The Knife will be battling it out on the album chart.
Who would you like to see at number one next week? Leave your comments in the box below:
Little Mix: 'How Ya Doin'?' ft. Missy Elliot (out May 5)
It's common for acts to re-swizzle their single releases with an added rap, but when Little Mix confirmed that Missy Elliott would feature on their '90s-drenched hip-pop song 'How Ya Doin?', we were more than a bit excited. LC