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The arrival of Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. With that, here are three things I never expected from the Summer of ?11:
1) ?Party Rock Anthem? to be Summer Anthem of 2011
At the beginning of the summer there wasn?t a clear-cut favorite for the summertime jam of 2011, but I never expected LMFAO?s ?Party Rock Anthem? to dominate the mainstream airwaves like it did. Club hit? Yes. Pop radio hit? Never would?ve thunk it. Sing it together now kids: Everyday I?m shufflin?.
2) Detox to still be in Detox
Now, I didn?t expect Dr. Dre to release his ?final? studio album, Detox, in the summer of ?11, but since he did promise a new album this year, and since he already released two singles from it, I expected at least a release date. I?ve waited 12 years, so what?s another few months/years?
3) Baby Beyoncé
Pregnancies happen all the time?sometimes expected, sometimes not. Beyoncé?s caught me by surprise, especially since I expected her to do a mammoth tour in support her recently released album, 4. Her hubby and father-to-be, Jay-Z, is also on the verge of hitting the road, supporting his recently released collaboration with Kanye West, Watch The Throne. Business can wait, because maybe this is a child of destiny?