Welcome to New Music Friday in 2016! On the menu this week, a legendary English singer wishes on a star and several new artists hit the scene with promising singles and EPs. Here’s a look at this week’s top new albums and singles:
- DAVID BOWIE — Blackstar (iTunes)
- Bowie’s latest studio set is his first since 2013’s The Next Day, which debuted and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Though he won’t be able to push Adele out of the top spot, he could have a solid debut in the top five.
- VARIOUS ARTISTS — Straight Outta Compton (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
- With the hit movie now out to buy digitally, an official soundtrack has just been released, which features the music of N.W.A and more. A DVD release is scheduled for January 19.
- More albums out this week: Grizfolk‘s Waking Up The Giants (iTunes – Apple Music exclusive until 1/15), The Lion Guard (Music From The TV Series) (iTunes)
- More EPs out this week: AudioDamn!‘s AudioDamn! (iTunes), Conrad Sewell‘s All I Know (iTunes)
New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
- “All The Ways”, Wet (iTunes)
- “#BDAY”, Tank featuring Chris Brown, Siya and Sage The Gemini (iTunes)
- “Fast Car”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
- “Freedom”, Pitbull (iTunes)
- “God Fearin’ Man”, Hank Williams Jr. (iTunes)
- “Lonely Girl”, Charles Kelley (iTunes)
- “Lost Weekend”, Pete Yorn (iTunes)
- “Love Somebody”, St. Lucia (iTunes)
- “Reaper”, Sia (iTunes)
- “Throw Down Your Guns”, Wild Belle (iTunes)
- “Whole Lotta Lovin’”, DJ Mustard featuring Travi$ Scott (iTunes)
We’ll see you next week for new releases from Brothers Osborne, Panic! At The Disco and more.