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Donny Osmond to Look Back at 50-Year Career with New Album, "Soundtrack of My Life"

PRNewsFoto/Verve Music GroupThose who remember his days as a teen idol may find it hard to believe that Donny Osmond is gearing up to celebrate his 50th year in show business.  The singer will mark the milestone by releasing his 60th album, Soundtrack of My Life, which is scheduled to hit stores on January 13, 2015.

As its title suggests, the record will include songs that reflect and summarize different eras and aspects of Osmond's life and career.  Soundtrack of My Life includes a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" -- the first record Donny ever bought -- to which the Motown legend contributed a harmonica solo.  Also featured will be a cover of the early Michael Jackson hit "Ben," a tune originally written for Osmond to record.

In addition, the album will boast versions of Elton John's "Your Song" and Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up," tunes that both have significance to Donny and his relationship with his wife.  Three original compositions also will be featured on Soundtrack of My Life.

In conjunction with the upcoming album, Osmond has launched a new app that offers stories about each track and shares previews of the songs.

"After 50 years of entertaining, I wanted to do something unique to celebrate a milestone in my career, as well as the launch of my 60th album," he points out.  "This app was designed to share the music that has affected me throughout the years.  These are more than just great songs; each holds personal significance to a long-lasting career. In essence, these songs are the soundtrack of my far."

Visit to download the application for free for either Apple or Android devices.

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