Album Packaging

Ciara’s ‘Basic Instinct’ CD Unwrapped

Basic Instinct

For those who can’t wait until Tuesday, we’re tearing back the plastic on Ciara’s fourth album Basic Instinct. The R&B hottie shows off her assets in the sizzling images, photographed by Gomillion and Leupold—basking in the sun, posing in her bra and panties, and dancing in the rain. Take a peek at CiCi’s goodies!

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M.I.A.’s ‘/\/\/\Y/\’ Album Packaging


We got our hands on an advance copy of M.I.A.’s third album /\/\/\Y/\, hitting stores Tuesday. If the music doesn’t command your attention, the artwork definitely will. The Internet-inspired packaging, designed by Maya herself, features floating YouTube bars, Google search results, an iTunes playlist, iChat conversations, and a hologram cover on the deluxe edition, plus a shout-out to Flip cam, Apple, and Google in the thank yous. Tear back the plastic below.

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Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ CD Unwrapped


For those who can’t wait until June 22, we’re tearing back the plastic on Eminem’s seventh studio album Recovery. The artwork features a more stoic-looking Slim Shady, who has sobered up since the pill-popping of last year’s Relapse. “This album is dedicated 2 anyone who’s in a dark place tryin’ to get out. Keep your head up… It does get better!” writes the resilient rapper.

Take a peek at the album packaging below.

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Kelis’ ‘Flesh Tone’ CD Unwrapped

Flesh Tone

Kelis’ fifth studio album Flesh Tone doesn’t come out in the U.S. until July 6, but fans overseas can get their paws on the CD starting today. Check out a couple scans from the artsy packaging shot by famed photographer Rankin. The PETA foe gets down on all fours in one photo and sparkles in a crystal-studded dress and headwear in another image.

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Mary J. Blige’s ‘Stronger withEach Tear’ CD Unwrapped

Stronger withEach Tear

Santa has delivered Mary J. Blige’s Stronger withEach Tear into our stockings a few days early. We’re tearing off the plastic and revealing the packaging for the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s ninth studio album, in stores and online Monday.

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Chris Brown’s ‘Graffiti’ CD Unwrapped


Fresh out the shrink wrap, here are some scans from the packaging for Chris Brown’s third album Graffiti, in stores and online Tuesday. Breezy keeps his thank yous short and sweet, saying, “Thanks to Jive Records, my team, my fans, and most of all God!”

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Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’ CD Unwrapped


The wait is ova. has received a copy of Rihanna’s fourth album Rated R prior to its U.S. release on Monday. Check out some of the racy scans from the booklet photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, who Rihanna calls a “badazz” in her thank yous.

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