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Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time

Lana Del Rey released the melancholic single 'West Coast' this week in preparation for her upcoming album 'Ultraviolet.' (Source: LanaDelRey/Twitter) Lana Del Rey released the melancholic single 'West Coast' this week in preparation for her upcoming album 'Ultraviolet.' (Source: LanaDelRey/Twitter)

(RNN) - From Lana Del Rey to 50 Cent, some killer singles previewed this week. We're going to walk you through a few of the most popular.

Lana Del Rey - West Coast

Slow, sultry and slightly melancholic, West Coast is reminiscent of Lana Del Rey's past music ... but that doesn't mean it's any less addictive. West Coast will appear on Del Rey's upcoming album Ultraviolence.

Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar - It's On Again

Recorded for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, It's On Again has the quick, catchy beat and motivating lyrics fit for a superhero. And ICYMI, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer, the movie's composer, make surprise appearances in the music video.

The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Turn Blue is the title track and second single released from The Black Keys upcoming album. Very different from Fever, their rockin' single released a few weeks ago, Turn Blue slows things down a bit while still remaining true to The Black Keys psychedelic style.

50 Cent - Hustler

The original 50 Cent is back in this track - and in case you've forgotten, he's a hustler. Hustler will be released on 50 Cent's upcoming album Animal Ambition, out June 3.

First weekend of Coachella chalk full of surprises

For the fourth year the Coachella live stream captured every moment of the festival's first weekend, but in case you were busy, we're going to detail some of the highlights and surprise guests (so many).

Outkast, comprised of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, performed their first concert in seven years on Saturday and absolutely rocked it. But as if that wasn't enough, they invited Janelle Monae and rapper Future to join them on stage for a couple of songs.

If you're familiar with Big Boi, you'd understand the Janelle Monae invite as Big Boi's verse in her single Tightrope helped launch her career and also had a little something to do with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs signing her to Bad Boy Records.

Future performed a never before heard song, titled Benz Friendz, off of his upcoming album, Honest, with a verse written by Andre 3000 in it, according to Fuse.

But Outkast wasn't the only band with a few tricks up their sleeve. Hip hop's power couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, both made separate but equally surprising appearances.

Jay Z performed Dead Presidents II and Where I'm From with Nas, ending once and for all a long-running feud between the two, according to Fuse. And Beyonce dipped in for a coordinated dance with her sister (yes, her real sister), Solange Knowles. The two Knowles sisters dancing side by side? Sure, we'll take that.

But of course Pharrell Williams' set took the cake (this is just his year). After performing his hit songs Get Lucky, Blurred Lines and Happy, Williams invited Nelly out for a rendition of Hot In Herre. Then Busta Rhymes and P. Diddy showed up to perform Pass the Courvoiser Pt. II, Tyler the Creator performed Lap Dance, Gwen Stefani performed Hollaback Girl and Snoop Dog performed Drop It Like It's Hot.

Those are just some of the surprises though. Coachella also saw incredible performances by artists such as Bastille, Grouplove, Aloe Blacc, ZZ Ward, Ellie Goulding, Foster the People, City and Colour, MGMT, and many more.

You can watch a replay of some of those performances at

Coachella's second weekend kicks off April 18 and ends April 20. It won't be available on YouTube, but can be streamed via AXS TV. For more information on AXS TV, visit

However, Coachella is only the beginning of festival season. For a list of upcoming music festivals, dates and lineups visit our Music Festival Timeline.

Acoustic bliss

Priscilla Ahn, known to most as the voice behind Dream, just released a video for Remember How I Broke Your Heart.

Gentle folksy acoustic guitar and Ahn's mellow vocals narrate the details of a breakup that still clearly haunts the song's protagonist.

And its simple beauty may haunt you too.

Muscle Shoals

Tucked into a tiny, unassuming corner of north Alabama is a town that influenced and produced some of music's best-known songs.

Muscle Shoals is both a place and a sound – and its iconic place in music history is documented in the film Muscle Shoals.

Featuring Bono, Keith Richards, and Percy Sledge, among others, the documentary showcases the history of FAME Studios, which brought Los Angeles and the world to the rural south.

Muscle Shoals premiers on PBS' Independent Lens Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

New Releases

Ingrid Michaelson: Lights Out - April 15

Jason Derulo: Talk Dirty - April 15

Needtobreathe: Rivers in the Wasteland - April 15

Eric Hutchinson: Pure Fiction - April 8

Martina McBride: Everlasting - April 8

Upcoming Releases

Francesca Battistelli: If We're Honest - April 22

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings - April 22

Neon Trees: Pop Psychology - April 22

Ray LaMontagne: Supernova - April 29

The String Cheese Incident: Song in My Head - April 29

And Finally

Rob Scallon is a man of brevity. Covering 30 songs in 60 seconds, he gets to the heart of a handful of classics with only a few licks.

Apparently, you can pack a lot into two seconds per song.

And if you're looking for something equally impressive, check out his original song, Anchor, played on an eight-string guitar with lots of harmonics and melodic tapping.

What we're listening to

Lake Street Dive - You Go Down Smooth

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