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Prince’s unreleased album ‘Welcome 2 America’ is coming out this summer

Summary List PlacementA never-before-heard Prince album recorded in 2010 will be released in July, the late musician's estate said in a YouTube announcement. The 12-track album, called "Welcome 2 America," will come out on July 30 and will document Prince's "concerns, hopes and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing...

Musician Prince is seen on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award.

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A never-before-heard Prince album recorded in 2010 will be released in July, the late musician’s estate said in a YouTube announcement.

The 12-track album, called “Welcome 2 America,” will come out on July 30 and will document Prince’s “concerns, hopes and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice,” the estate said in the video’s description. 

In the five years since Prince’s 2016 death, his estate has released a number of compilations and re-releases from Prince’s vault of archived music. 

But the “Welcome 2 America” album is the first complete project to be released from Prince’s archived material, the New York Times reported.

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Ahead of the album’s release, some of its tracks will debut on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

Prince wrote and recorded the album before his 2010 “Welcome 2 America” tour, but the tracks were never performed live, “60 Minutes” reported.

As part of the album debut on Sunday, “60 Minutes” producers also traveled to Prince’s Paisley Park studios outside Minneapolis, where a team of archivists has been combing through the musician’s vault of unreleased music.

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