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Prince: New Albums Coming in September for Pop Icon

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By    |   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 02:03 PM

Prince will release two new albums on Sept. 30, "Art Official Age" and "PlectrumElectrum," the latter of which features his all-female band, 3RDEYEGIRL.

The pop icon made the announcement Monday, according to The Associated Press. Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music, will release both albums.

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He reached a deal with Warner Bros. in April, earning the rights to the music he recorded on the label.

"Art Official Age" was described in a news release as a mix "of soul, R&B and funk." It's his first album since 2010's "20Ten."

Prince released key projects like "Purple Rain," "1999," "Diamonds and Pearls" and "Around the World in a Day" on Warner. The agreement with the label comes years after his relationship with Warner soured as he failed to gain possession of the music he recorded for the label. Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and wrote the word "slave" on his cheek. He also vowed to rerecord the 17 albums he released on the label and sell them on his own.

After Warner, Prince began releasing music in 1996 over the Internet, and struck deals with Arista Records and Columbia Records, where he saw a comeback with the Grammy-winning "Musicology" in 2004.

His second upcoming album, "PlectrumElectrum," will feature 3RDEYEGIRL, the band that includes guitarist Donna Grantis, drummer Hannah Ford Welton, and bassist Ida Nielsen.

"It’s such an incredible learning experience," 3RDEYEGIRL said on "Good Morning America" on Monday.

"Everyone knows the genius of Prince, so to be able to be hands-on on a daily basis, playing with the best musicians in the world and becoming a family. We’re really tight and it makes the music that much better because it comes through."

Prince and the trio performed in Europe this year during their "Hit & Run" tour.

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Prince will release two new albums on Sept. 30, "Art Official Age" and "PlectrumElectrum," the latter of which features his all-female band, 3RDEYEGIRL.
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