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Your week in music: New Beyonce baby, maybe? New Beyonce music, definitely

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'Grown Woman', a song off of Beyonce's upcoming album, was leaked on YouTube on Monday. (Source: MGN) 'Grown Woman', a song off of Beyonce's upcoming album, was leaked on YouTube on Monday. (Source: MGN)

(RNN) - Beyonce may or may not be pregnant, depending on who you ask (E! says yes, hubby Jay-Z says no). But she is definitely giving birth to a new album in the near future.

Through the magic of the internet, we are the happy recipients of a leaked track that may be included on said album.

Grown Woman showed up on YouTube on Monday.

"I'm a grown woman, I do whatever I want," she asserts in the track sure to show up on your "girls night out" playlist or on that iPod you take to the gym.  

If the song sounds familiar, it's because it showed up in Bey's Pepsi commercial in April.

There is no word on when Beyonce's new album will release or what it will be called.

Some of the leaked videos have been taken down. This one survives ... for now.

Quirky and cute

If this were Buzzfeed, we'd call this video the 3:53 most She and Him minutes ever to happen to She and Him. 

The band, comprised of Zooey Deschanel and writing partner M. Ward, has released a characteristically - and entertainingly - quirky video for I Could Have Been Your Girl.

We're not totally sure what it's about. But we're also not sure we care. It's brain and ear candy with hooks and choreography we can all dance to.

Della Mae prepares for album release with free music

Della Mae, a country band comprised of five multitalented women from all over the U.S., developed a following through their high-energy performances in festivals and clubs across the country.

With original songwriting and catchy instrumentals, the band has been said to be a female version of The Lumineers and The Avett Brothers.

They will release their second album, This World Oft Can Be, on May 28 and are currently offering a free download of Empire - a catchy bluegrass song with one of the best mix of instruments we've heard in a while.

The band recently expanded their fan base by participating in the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program in which they collaborated with local musicians, taught educational programs for children and played concerts in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Cancer patient turns to music to say goodbye

Zach Sobiech, an 18-year-old who succumbed to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, on Monday, was more than a cancer patient. He was a warrior and talented musician who used his music to offer hope to the loved ones he left behind.

Sobiech first made headlines with his original song Clouds. He wrote Clouds to give his family a way to remember him and to remind them that they will be together again one day.

Sobiech responded to the news of his terminal illness by embracing life and living each day with hope and joy. He made it his mission to spread the joy of living to anyone he came in contact with.

When word got out about Clouds, director Justin Baldoni with SoulPancake wanted to create a music video for Sobiech. However, when the music video didn't pan out, Baldoni gave Sobiech a much bigger gift - a video of 30 different celebrities singing the song, including Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Andy Grammer, Jenna Fischer and Paul McDonald.

Baldoni went on to direct and produce the 22-minute documentary My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech. In the touching and heart-wrenching video, you're introduced to the young man who never lost his smile, as well as the family, girlfriend and friends who never left his side.

Clouds is available on iTunes and proceeds benefit the Zach Sobiech Research Fund of Children's Cancer Research Fund. If you would like to donate directly to the Zach Sobiech osteosarcoma fund and help find a cure for childhood cancer visit http://www.childrenscancer.org/zach/.

New Releases

Darius Rucker: True Believers - May 21

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories - May 21

The National: Trouble Will Find Me - May 21

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City - May 14

George Strait : Love Is Everything - May 14

Demi Lovato: Demi - May 14

Upcoming

John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone - May 28

Laura Marling: Once I Was An Eagle - May 28

Della Mae: The World Oft Can Be - May 28

Barenaked Ladies: Grinning Streak - June 4

City and Colour: The Hurry and The Harm - June 4

Lonestar: Life As We Know It - June 4

Harry Connick Jr.: Every Man Should Know - June 4

And finally ...

When done correctly, Les Miserables has arguably some of the most beautiful and elegant music on Broadway.

A cappella artist Peter Hollens and his wife Evynne Hollens did it right when they created a medley from three different songs in Les Mis: On My Own, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables and Bring Him Home.

What followed was a powerful combination that is hard to believe was created by voices only - no instruments.

Peter Hollens is best known for performing on NBC's The Sing Off season 2. He also created the University of Oregon's award-winning a cappella group On The Rocks and recently recorded for Sony and Epic Records.

What we're listening to

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