New Aguilera album leaks onto Internet

Aug. 4, 2006 at 7:54 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Despite attempts to increase security for U.S. pop star Christina Aguilera's new album "Back to Basics," snippets of the album are showing up online. reported that 30-second bits of all the tracks from the two-disc project were available on the Internet during the last week of July, long before the album's scheduled release date of Aug. 15.

While no full version of "Basics" was been offered anywhere online, the leak of portions of the album reflects an ongoing trend in the music industry.

Over the last couple years numerous major releases from popular musical acts such as 50 Cent and U2 have found their way onto Internet file-sharing services, prompting most music studios to increase their security measures.

While RCA Records was not entirely successful in maintaining the security for the "Genie in a Bottle" singer's new album, it was credited in many online forums by Aguilera fans for keeping the full version of the album under wraps, the Web site said.

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