The schedule’s a bit on the light side this week, but perhaps you can catch up on some old favorites, as well as all the new stuff in stores today, February 18:
- Eric Church will likely land a second week at #1 with The Outsiders, but right behind him should be another hot Country act, newcomer Cole Swindell. He’s been a writer in the Country community for many years, and now his self-titled debut album is out today, featuring the hit “Chillin’ It”. Look for it to debut somewhere in the top ten. (iTunes)
- Filling your music competition fix this week, check out Music Speaks from American Idol champion Candice Glover. Lead single “Cried” is receiving some limited airplay on the Urban AC chart. It will likely mark the lowest opening week ever for a debut effort from a winner of the show, but that’s what happens when the project is doomed from the beginning. (iTunes)
- For the latest indie bands on the rise, dig into Bear Hands‘s Distraction (iTunes) and Phantogram‘s Voices (iTunes). “Giants” from the former and “Fall In Love” from the latter band are both climbing up the Alternative survey.
- Other releases out this week include: Bayside‘s Cult (iTunes), Sean Paul‘s Full Frequency (iTunes), Suzanne Vega‘s Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles (iTunes) and We Are The In Crowd‘s Weird Kids (iTunes).
New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
- “Calling All Hearts”, a collaboration between DJ Cassidy, Jessie J and Robin Thicke. (iTunes)
- “Gimme Your Love”, the debut single by R&B singer Kesington Kross. (iTunes)
- “Heartbreak Dream”, the first single from Betty Who‘s forthcoming first studio album. (iTunes)
- “I Wanna Get Better”, the debut single from rockers Bleachers. (iTunes)
Next week, be on the lookout for top releases from Beck, Dierks Bentley, The Fray and more. See you in seven!