I had a lot to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving week when I found my mailbox packed with the latest from a quartet of music's fiercest divas.
Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
The Fame Monster includes the four-million selling album 'The Fame' as well as eight brand-new songs. Says Lady Gaga, "On 'The Fame Monster' I wrote about everything I didn't write on 'The Fame'. While traveling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record."
Leona Lewis - Echo
The 24-year-old beauty behind Britain's fastest-selling debut album of all time - 'Spirit' - returns with a follow-up album with a little bit of something for everyone.
"I knew that I had evolved as a singer, songwriter, and performer," says Lewis, "so it was important to me to take the songs on 'Echo' to the next level and show what else I could do."
Jeffree Star - Beauty Killer
"My last shit was very bright, all about candy and desserts," says Jeffree Star about his new album 'Beauty Killer', "I just wanted to flip it and show the other side of me because not many people give that side a chance. ... Everybody wants to hear about how I shop all the time. No one wants to hear about my alcoholic family and how my cousins are in jail because of meth."
Shakira - She Wolf
One of the few truly global superstars of our time, Shakira's long-awaited follow-up to 2005's groundbreaking 'Oral Fixation, Volumes 1 and 2' is here.
About 'She Wolf' Shakira says, "My biggest motivation was to make an album that people could just have fun with, and forget about their troubles. Now I can use music for the purpose it's created for - to amuse and entertain people."