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BRITNEY SPEARS Britney (Jive) Britney channels Joan Jett, covering “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” on her follow-up to last year’s 9-million-selling Oops…I Did It Again.

ANGIE STONE Mahogany Soul (J) Boasting a Curtis Mayfield cover (“Makings of You”) and production from Raphael Saadiq, Stone’s J debut will likely provide the label (home to Alicia Keys and Luther Vandross) with another R&B smash.

TONY BENNETT Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (Columbia) With friends like Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Wonder, who needs a stereo?

FAITH EVANS Faithfully (Arista) On her third album, featuring ubiquitous duo the Neptunes on the decks, the Notorious ex dedicates “Alone in This World” to the B.I.G. man.

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