NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 15, 2018

Another youthful chart-topper.

Take five seconds (or more time than that, we can hope) to check out all of this week’s noteworthy albums, from bubbling boy bands to bold rappers. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – Youngblood (iTunes)
After moving their album’s release date up a week, which seems like a rarity these days, these four Australian musicians are looking for their third #1 on the Billboard 200. The new set includes the radio singles “Want You Back” and the title track, which is currently at #1 in their home country. Will it beat streaming monsters from acts like Kanye West and Post Malone? We’ll see soon.

NAS – Nasir (iTunes)
Just in case you haven’t had enough West this summer, he also executive-produced this set, which marks the first studio album for Nas in six years. With five solo #1 titles to date, there’s a very real possibility that this could become his sixth, but again, the competitors are fierce. Stay tuned!

Notable albums out this week: Buddy Guy‘s The Blues Is Alive And Well (iTunes), Christina Aguilera‘s Liberation (iTunes), Chromeo‘s Head Over Heels (iTunes), Jacquees‘s 4275 (iTunes), Jay Rock‘s Redemption (iTunes), Mayday Parade‘s Sunnyland (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Post Traumatic (iTunes), The Gaslight Anthem‘s The ’59 Sound Sessions (iTunes), Welles‘s Red Trees And White Trashes (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Betty Who‘s Betty, Pt. 1 (iTunes), DNCE‘s People To People (iTunes), Gladius‘s Revelation (iTunes), Grandson‘s A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1 (iTunes), King Princess‘s Make My Bed (iTunes), Loote‘s Single (iTunes), Paul Rey‘s Note To Self (iTunes), Ruel‘s Ready (iTunes), Vigiland‘s V (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Amore”, Pitbull featuring Leona Lewis (iTunes)
“Bed” / “Rich Sex”, Nicki Minaj featuring Ariana Grande / Lil Wayne (iTunes) (iTunes)
“Big Kids”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Big Little Life”, Mikey Wax (iTunes)
“Bonnie I Want You” / “Your Body”, Plain White T’s (iTunes)
“Born To Be Yours”, Kygo & Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Carried Away”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Check This Out”, Marshmello (iTunes)
“Cherry Papers”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Colors (Wideboys Remix)”, Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“Come Down”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Dance To This”, Troye Sivan featuring Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Dream”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)
“Erase”, FRND (iTunes)
“Everything Is Fine”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Focus (Demo)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Frozen Frames”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Girls (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Rita Ora featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Ghost”, FRANKIE x Scott Hoying featuring One Night (iTunes)
“Gold Rush”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Growing Pains”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“I’m A Mess”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Love Somebody”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
“Just My Type”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Lately”, Noah Cyrus + Tanner Alexander (iTunes)
“Let Me Live”, Rudimental & Major Lazer featuring Anne-Marie & Mr. Eazi (iTunes)
“Low Key In Love”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Messy (R3HAB Remix), Kiiara (iTunes)
“Mine”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Oceans”, Martin Garrix featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“One Kiss (Valentino Khan Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Run Away With Me”, Peter Thomas with Leland (iTunes)
“Savage”, Sam Tinnesz featuring 7kingZ (iTunes)
“Shed A Tear”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“Superlove”, Whethan featuring Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“The Middle”, Parachute (iTunes)
“Undo”, RL Grime featuring Jeremih & Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Unlonely”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“Vows”, Mullally (iTunes)
“Water”, Kim Cesarion (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Where’s My Love (Sam Feldt Remix)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Woop Woop”, Kid Ink (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Bebe Rexha, Dan + ShayPanic! At The Disco and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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