July 20, 2006

Paris Hilton set to release album next month

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - With her single unexpectedly doing
well on the Billboard charts, Paris Hilton will release her
self-titled album on August 22.

Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" is currently No. 16 this week on
the Billboard Pop 100 singles chart; its accompanying video is
in rotation on MTV and VH1.

Among the tracks on the Warner Bros. album is a cover of
Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," as well as "Fightin' Over
Me," featuring rappers Jadakiss and Fat Joe.

"She has a certain tone that's reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper
and Blondie," said Scott Storch, one of the album's producers.
"The album doesn't have one particular sound. It's just good
music; a combination of R&B, hip-hop and pop. It will surprise
a lot of people because there's real artistry coming from

A behind-the-scenes special on the creation of "Paris
Hilton" will premiere August 8 on MTV.