MUSIC ROUNDUP: Christina Aguilera Stepping Back in the Studio, The Return of Los Tigres del Norte and More

Christina Aguilera’s not going to let little Max Liron Bratman get in the way of her next album! While the singer hasn’t yet divulged plans for her next musical project, her close collaborator DJ Premier, the famed hip-hop beatmaker who produced much of her 2006 double album Back to Basics, recently told that he’ll be joining Aguilera in the studio soon to start working on new material. "I'm definitely working with her on the next album," he revealed. “She's doing an all pop album again, but she wants me to keep the tone like what we did before. She's ready to start next month.” In case you’re worried about who’s going to watch over Aguilera’s newborn son while the star is recording, we have a strong hunch that she’ll approach multitasking mommyhood much like Gwen Stefani, toting her newborn son from the crib to the studio and back. What we’re not sure about, though, is what these new developments mean for her Spanish-language album, which has been “in the works” for ages. Guess it’s still on the backburner, por ahora

The Pinker Tones Are Keeping Us Hungry

If you’re eagerly awaiting more party-worthy beats from Barcelona electroniqueros The Pinker Tones, you’re going to have to sit tight for just a bit longer. The release date for the duo’s new album Wild Animals, the follow up to their critically hyped The Million Colour Revolution, has been pushed back, from March 25 to April 29. Don’t worry, the change has nothing to do with the quality of the beats! In fact, the album’s finished, and from what we’ve already heard (especially the robo-anthemic “Fugaz,” which we saw them rock out live at a recent concert in New York), it’s a hot one...

Out This Week

It’s a Tuesday in March, and if you’re a fan of Los Tigres del Norte, you know what that means! The norteño superstars typically release a new album each year around this time, and their latest, Raices, drops today. An ode to the most iconic Mexican folkloric songs of all time, the album finds Los Tigres interpreting and paying tribute to the classics, including the album’s first single, “Rumbo Al Sur,” which is already shooting up the “Hot Latin Songs” chart. That’s not all all Los Tigres are up to these days. The group is also set to release a second album of classic covers later in the year, and they’re featured on the soundtrack for the immigrant drama La Misma Luna (starring Kate del Castillo), out March 19. They even make a cameo in the film! Qué chido.

—Monica Herrera