May 19th, 2009
08:50 AM ET

Soundcheck: In stores now

After five years of silence, rapper Eminem has released his sixth studio album titled "Relapse." The CD continues the real Slim Shady's sense of humor but also chronicles his struggle to overcome an addiction.

And country singer Kenny Chesney has produced his "Greatest Hits 2" CD, in stores now. The CD features his new hit single, "Out Last Night," which was inspired by a real night out with the boys. Lionel Richie also has a new solo album out - lucky number 13.

CNN's Denise Quan has more on these albums in today's Soundcheck:

Check back tomorrow on for "American Idol" blogger Lisa France's article on Ruben Studdard . The past show winner talks with France about his new album "Love Is" and his journey since AI.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Liz

    I am no longer a fan of Idol. That final song was written for Adam to sing. The writer (Kara) apologizes to Kris that it was to high for him??? HELLO!!!!! I believe that Kris got the most votes last week, but the producers want Adam to win. I really like both these guys, but I think tonight was totally unfair to Kris. At this point, I'd love to see him win.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lola

    This has been the best American Idol season ever! The talent was there all the way through. Adam Lambert is a one of a kind, phenomenally talented contestant.He's cool, calm and collected and a likeable young man to boot. Kris is the boy next door who also happens to be very talented and likable as well. Adam should win if it really is a most talented singer contest, but sometimes Idol winners are the ones the viewers just happen to like a whole lot. Either way, when tonight tells the tale, I congratulate both of them on jobs well done, but I'm rooting for Adam. He really deserves it.

    May 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    Kris will win if it turns into a popularity contest but Adam should win if the public judges this competition on talent.

    May 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cuehic

    adam adam adam its all about you baby ! show should be called american-adam !!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BR

    Kris will be the winner. I think all of Danny's voters will go for Kris. This is the same strategy as Hillary Clinton's voters to Barack Obama! There is a fine line between the type of singing experties Adam and Kris have. Adam is definitely a Rock singer and Kris is not. Adam will keep his voters but I'm not sure if he will be able to add more votes at final stage in the game. I really wanted Danny to win; like his vocal and personality. My vote will go to Kris- going to try 300 times!!!!!

    May 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |

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