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Justin Bieber Plans Acoustic Album

The new holiday product joins Bieber-themed nail polish, dolls and a book

October 25, 2010 5:10 PM ET

The list of Justin Bieber-related gifts available this holiday season just grew by two: the singer has announced he'll release both an acoustic album and a unisex fragrance the week of "black Friday."

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Unplugged Acoustic, which arrives November 23rd, will feature acoustic renditions of tracks from My World and My World 2.0. "Taking it back to how we started," Bieber tweeted. It will also include a new song Bieber recorded recently in Hawaii, MTV reports.

Bieber's My World fragrance, which will come infused in wristbands (for girls) and dog tags (for the fellas), will come to Wal-Mart on the actual black Friday, November 26th, WWD writes.

Bieber edging into Kiss territory with his merchandising: There are also holiday plans for a nail polish line and Bieber dolls. Bieber's book First Step 2 Forever: My Story was released earlier this month, and already it ranks Number One on several Amazon book charts.

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