During an interview on the blue carpet of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, "X Factor" alums Emblem3 told Billboard some news on their plans for the near future.

"The album is done," announced band member Drew Chadwick. "We cut 22 songs and we had to choose 11 songs out of that. We got the cream of the crop of all the songs."

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According to the trio, who signed to Columbia and Simon Cowell's Syco Records following their time on "The X Factor," the album's official release date is still to be determined, although fans can expects it some time during "mid-summer." The album was executive produced by Savan Kotecha and will feature collaborations from fun.'s Jake Antonoff, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Swedish songwriters Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, who've worked with One Direction and Nicki Minaj.

Emblem3's Wesley Stromberg was mum on announcing the LP's title. "We're still in a debate on it," he said during the pre-show interview. "I can't say it fully. But it's going to be cool."

However, they did confirm that they'll be going on tour with fellow BBMA guest Selena Gomez, as the "Come and Get It" diva's opening act. Beginning Aug. 14 in Vancouver, B.C., the lengthy tour will run through late November and hit the major markets in Canada, Europe, and the United States.

Reporting by Keith Caulfield in Las Vegas.



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