Carly Rae Jepsen Kicks Off Pride Season Early, Announces New Album

This is not an April Fool's joke.

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Pride season is officially starting early because the emotional sword-wielding queen of everything, Carly Rae Jepsen, announced today that her new album, Dedicated, will drop on May 17. And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke. This is Carly Rae’s first full-length follow up to her pop masterpiece, E•MO•TION, released in 2015.

CRJ will also hit the road this summer in support of the new album. The Dedicated Tour starts June 27 in Anaheim, CA and will hit major U.S. cities from coast-to-coast before finishing up in L.A. on August 10.

Carly Rae has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Crisis Text Line, and for her San Francisco engagement, $1 from every ticket sold will go to support The Trevor Project.

Judging from the iTunes preview, Dedicated will have 15 tracks, two of which, “Now That I Found You,” and “No Drug Like Me,” have already been released. For more info, including pre-ordering the album, head on over to Carly Rae’s website.

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