Hayden Panettiere’s New Album: Pop, Rock and R&B?

Hayden Panettiere

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updated 02/22/2008 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 02/22/2008 AT 1:00 PM ET

There’s a new Hero coming to your record store – but what musical styles are really inspiring Hayden Panettiere these days?

“Like pop, rock – maybe more of an R&B thing,” the 18-year-old actress-activist (and now singer) told PEOPLE Thursday at the Stuart Weitzman Oscar suite in West Hollywood. “I have such eclectic tastes in music. I love rock, hip-hop, I like pop. I love Natasha Bedingfield and [singer-songwriter] Anna Nalick.”

Panettiere’s debut CD will hit stores this spring on Hollywood Records, according to her MySpace page – which also features a sampling of her already-released pop-rock tunes, including “Try,” “Your New Girlfriend” and “I Still Believe.”
–Nicholas White


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