* It's finally (officially) here... X Factor star Cheryl Cole's debut Australian single '3 Words' is now at radio. The track was serviced officially yesterday in two variants - the standard radio version and the Steve Angello radio edit. And with it the quote from the UK's Daily Mail, "A global star of monstrous proportions".
* Also at local radio this week was the latest single from Jason Derulo 'In My Head'. It's the second single to be lifted from his forthcoming self-titled album. It joins Rob Thomas' newy 'Mockingbird', Corinne Bailey Rae's 'Paris Nights/New York Mornings' and Taylor Swift's 'Today Was A Fairytale' in being serviced this week.
* EMI has announced another new album from Snoop Dogg. The hip hop star's new album is called 'More Malice' - a deluxe version of his 'Malice N Wonderland' set which was released just before Christmas. The first single from the album is a remix of 'I Wanna Rock', which features Jay-Z on guest vocals. It hits stores on March 19.
* Also out on March 19 is The Bird And The Bee's new mini-album 'Guiltless Pleasures Volume 1', a tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. The nine track album contains the duo's take on Hall & Oates' classics including 'Maneater', 'Private Eyes' and 'I Can't Go For That'.
* Rogue Traders have revealed that their forthcoming single 'Raise Your Hands' will come with a swag of remixes from the likes of Chew Fu, Chardy and Chris Fraser.
* Universal Music has revealed the debut single for 15 year old Canadian songstress Nikki Yanofsky. The track, 'I Believe', is the first to be lifted from her forthcoming debut album and has been chosen as the theme for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which begin later this month. The digital single is released on Friday.
* Sony Music has confirmed the local release of the brand new Usher album 'Raymond V Raymond'. The soul star, who's enjoyed eight number ones in the US, will release the new disc in Australia on March 26.
* Lamb vocallist Lou Rhodes will release her new solo album 'One Good Thing' through Inertia in Australia on March 20. The disc is the third solo outing for the singer/songwriter and follows on from 2007's 'Bloom'.
* The remix of Mariah Carey's single 'Angels Cry' (featuring Ne-Yo on guest vocals) will be released digitally in Australian on February 19, according to the latest Universal Music release schedule out today. Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' also gets a digital release
on the same day.
* Liberation Music is soon set to release a brand new album by Aussie legend James Reyne. 'TCB' is an Elvis Presley covers set - and is currently scheduled for an April in-store date.
* The boys from Irish outfit Westlife have unveiled a brand new website. The new improved site went live overnight, a little behind it's scheduled 12 midday (11pm AEDT) launch time. Check it out over at WESTLIFE.COM.
* No debuts over on the UK top ten singles chart this week, though some movement in the right direction from boy band JLS and Alicia Keys. JLS jump four places to No.6 with their new single 'One Shot', while Alicia Keys impresses with the 'Part Two' version of 'Empire State Of Mind' - it moves up from No.15 to No.7. The week's highest new entry was all the way down at No.41 with the U2/Rihanna/Jay-Z charity single 'Stranded'.
* And on the UK album chart this week, Paolo Nutini returns to the top spot with his album 'Sunny Side Up'. Alicia Keys ain't too far off the pace - up six places to No.2, while the week's highest entry comes from Hadouken in the No.19 spot.