If you’re tired of listening to “I Got You Babe” on an endless loop (talking to you, Phil Connors) you can finally rest easy because Cher is releasing her first new album in 12 years. According to Billboard, it was announced at their 2012 Women in Music event last week that the 66-year-old icon will have a new studio album — her first since 2001’s Living Proof (which included the hit single “Song for the Lonely”) — slated for a March 2013 release.
Apparently Cher wasn’t kidding when she released the 2011 hit single “You Haven’t Seen the Last Of Me” (so much for those multiple farewell tours!), as she has already released her first track for the eagerly anticipated new album, the dance-friendly anthem “Woman’s World.” You can listen to it here.
The star, who is also slowly but surely in the process of bringing a show to Broadway, recently responded to a fan’s request on Twitter to what the new, unnamed album sounded like. The singer likened the new record to her Grammy-winning, chart-topping smash 1998 album Believe and described it as “Eclectic! Lots of dance, but None r SAME KIND OF DANCE! Have Big ass Choruses, Some HEART RIPPERS!”
Cher joins a long lineage of musical un-retirees such as Celine Dion, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent, so there’s hope for you yet, fans of Phil Collins, Lupe Fiasco, or Lil’ Wayne! It ain’t over til they really, truly decide it’s over.
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