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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 3, 2017

Big Sean, Big debut.

Big Sean, Big debut.

Flip for some February fun in our latest releases post, including top sets from the world of gospel, pop, rap and more. Here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

BIG SEAN – I Decided. (iTunes)
The Santa Monica rapper last released an album in 2015, so he’s bouncing back into the spotlight with a fresh set that’s likely to be in the running for the top spot next week. “Bounce Back” is currently in the top five on both Rhythmic and Urban radio, while it starts a run at the CHR/Top 40 format. The album features additional collaborations with Eminem and Jeremih.

REBA MCENTIRE – Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope (iTunes)
Is it possible to hate Reba? I don’t think so. Though it’s getting increasingly harder for her new songs to hit the Country airwaves, the new studio album from the legendary singer is a Gospel one, featuring a surprise sales hit in “Back To God”. With a mix of traditional hymns and original songs, it’s sure to get some love from her fans. Look for a decent debut next week.

MUNA – About U (iTunes)
This trio has my top pick of the week, an amazing effort full of catchy pop songs that also deliver a musical message. Current single “I Know A Place” is getting some Hot AC airplay, while former single “Loudspeaker” touched the top 50 on Triple A radio.

More albums out this week: Kari Jobe‘s The Garden (iTunes), RuPaul‘s Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Wyclef Jean‘s J’ouvert (iTunes), Young Dolph‘s Gelato (iTunes), Dear Evan Hansen (Cast Recording) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Alice Merton‘s No Roots (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s The Dull Drums (iTunes), Griffin Oskar‘s Hostage (iTunes), Kevin Garrett‘s False Hope (iTunes), Ryan Corn‘s The Pressure (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“4AM”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“Another Lover”, Pat Kiloran featuring Jordy Searcy (iTunes)
“Beauty And The Beast”, Ariana Grande and John Legend (iTunes)
“Believer”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Big Picture”, London Grammar (iTunes)
“Black Wave”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Bound To You”, Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Dark Side”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Deeper”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Déjà Vu”, Ken Loi featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Falling”, Alesso (iTunes)
“Feed The Machine”, Nickelback (iTunes)
“Fun”, Blondie (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, filous featuring Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Grace”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Happy People”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“Hopeless Romantic”, Michelle Branch (iTunes)
“I Don’t”, Mariah Carey featuring YG (iTunes)
“I Think Of You”, Jeremih featuring Chris Brown and Big Sean (iTunes)
“Lions”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Love Is Mystical”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Mad World”, Jasmine Thompson x Eden Prince (iTunes)
“Paralyzed”, STOLAR (iTunes)
“Permission To Love”, SAARA (iTunes)
“Prom Queen”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“Rich White Girls”, Mansionz (iTunes)
“Safe Inside (Mark McCabe Remix)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Something Here”, Day Wave (iTunes)
“Some Kinda Wonderful”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Stay In The Dark”, The Band Perry (iTunes)
“Thief”, Ansel Elgort (iTunes)
“Way You Are”, Fetty Wap featuring Monty (iTunes)
“Where’s The Revolution”, Depeche Mode (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Brett Young and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (February 24)

Sky high on the charts.

Sky high on the charts.

Last week, the charts were rocking out to a big new sound. Now, it’s back to the urban side of music as the heavyweights come forward and set their sights on #1. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of February 24:

  • Rapper Big Sean hasn’t had an album out since the fall of 2013, but both of his previous sets have only gone as high as #3 on the Billboard 200 survey. That may now change with his latest effort, Dark Sky Paradise, led by a single that got onto three radio formats, the Platinum-selling “I Don’t F–k With You”. That new energy and momentum should help to boost numbers; we’ll see just how much of an effect it has very soon. (iTunes)
  • If you enjoy Chris Brown, Tyga, or a combination of the two performers, you may remember that they worked on a mixtape together several years back. Now, the two are back for an official studio release, Fan Of A Fan – The Album. It features the current Rhythm and Urban top ten single, “Ayo”. Given their respective fanbases, it’s clear that this one is due for a solid first week, probably inside the top five. (iTunes)
  • Still reliving the memories of young love, Kid Rock is back with an album entitled First Kiss. That title also happens to be the name of his latest single, currently top 20 at Active Rock radio and top 40 at Hot AC. Though he doesn’t possess the selling power that he once did, the set should make a solid debut in the top ten, if not higher. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: All That Remains‘s The Order Of Things (iTunes), Emile Haynie‘s We Fall (iTunes), Falling In Reverse‘s Just Like You (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s Just Kids (iTunes), MisterWives‘s Our Own House (iTunes), Red‘s of Beauty and Rage (iTunes), The Airborne Toxic Event‘s Dope Machines (iTunes) and the soundtrack to television’s Sons Of Anarchy called Songs Of Anarchy, Volume 4 (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Invincible”, the first of five instant grat tracks this week from Kelly Clarkson. (iTunes)
  • “I Want You To Know”, a collaboration from rumored couple Zedd and Selena Gomez. (iTunes)
  • “Nothing Without Love”, a solo single from fun.‘s Nate Ruess. (iTunes)

Next week, former American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson and the comeback kids Modest Mouse will be among the top ten debuts on the Billboard 200. How high can they and newcomers like Rixton go? A full preview is coming in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 27)

The "King" takes its throne.

The “King” takes its throne.

Turn up the guitar or just get turnt up! These are all the new releases you need to know about for the week of August 27:

  • They made it to #1 last time around with Nightmare in 2010, so can rockers Avenged Sevenfold do it again? Their latest is Hail To The King and the title track is currently #1 at both Active and Mainstream Rock radio. If it’s not at the top, then it’ll definitely be somewhere in the top 3. (iTunes)
  • Big Sean made a Big Splash in 2011 with his debut album called Finally Famous. Now, he’s in the Hall Of Fame, which features the current Urban radio hit “Beware”, featuring Jhene Aiko and Lil Wayne. (iTunes)
  • “Bandz A Make Her Dance” and apparently also make her buy Juicy J‘s album. His Stay Trippy (what a title) release is out this week and could pick up some rather juicy sales. (iTunes)
  • Following the release of her recent #1 in the U.K., “Burn”, Ellie Goulding is firing up this New Release Tuesday with Halcyon Days, a deluxe edition of her 2012 album Halcyon.  (iTunes)
  • Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand are back with their first album in four years, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. “Right Action” is the first single from it, which is currently a minor hit on Alternative radio. (iTunes)
  • They’ve been performing together since the 90’s; now, they’re at it again. Jars Of Clay open the jar once more to reveal Inland, their newest full-length release. (iTunes)
  • Atlanta’s Goodie Mob, led by Cee Lo Green, returns with their first album of original material in 9 years, Age Against The Machine. (iTunes)
  • Former American Idol contestant Mandisa releases her fifth regular studio album this week, Overcomer. The gospel release is led by the title track, which is a top 5 hit on the Christian charts. (iTunes)
  • Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder brings her Harmony to the U.S., featuring the single “Stompa” and a followup, “What I Wouldn’t Do”. Both have been hits in her native Canada. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include Alabama‘s Alabama & Friends (iTunes), The Life Acoustic by Everlast (iTunes), Little River Band‘s Cuts Like A Diamond (iTunes), Famous by Marques Houston (iTunes) and a Various Artists compilation, Now! That’s What I Call Next (iTunes). There’s also a Target-exclusive release of Emeli Sandé‘s Live At The Royal Albert Hall available this week.

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Beneath Your Beautiful (EP)”, a new multi-track release featuring the hit by Labrinth and featuring Emeli Sandé. This features a few remixes of the track as well. (iTunes)
  • “Berzerk”, the crazy new single from Eminem‘s forthcoming studio album due in November. (iTunes)
  • “Best Day Of My Life”, by recent PGTC Profile act American Authors. Their self-titled EP makes its debut this week. (iTunes)
  • “Everything To Me”, from former Westlife member and now soloist Shane Filan. (iTunes)
  • “Marry Me”, a new release from pop and R&B singer Jason Derulo dedicated to his love, Jordin Sparks. (iTunes)
  • “Rock N Roll”, the latest single from pop punk princess Avril Lavigne. (iTunes)

Ariana Grande is hoping her first album, Yours Truly, brings out the teens to stores next week, but she faces some fierce competition from Nine Inch Nails and Tamar Braxton. Who will debut at the top? Stay tuned for our next update!

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SINGLE PREMIERE: Naya Rivera featuring Big Sean – “Sorry” (+ Lyrics)

Gleefully growing up.

Gleefully growing up.

Though Glee recently suffered a tragedy with the death of actor Cory Monteith, the forthcoming fifth season of the series is back to filming, and at least one of the original series regulars is beginning her own music career. Naya Rivera, best known for playing the sassy Santana Lopez on the show, is premiering her debut single, which features her boyfriend and rapper Big Sean, “Sorry”. It’s the first release from her forthcoming album, due later this fall.

You can listen to the premiere of “Sorry” via Soundcloud.

“SORRY” (featuring Big Sean)

(Lyrics should generally be correct, but if there any errors or corrections, let me know in the comments. Thanks!)

[Chorus]
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
‘Cause I’ve been rolling ’round, shut it down, lady
Bagged him up, now he’s my baby
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
Yeah, you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his #1 lady

S-O-R-R-Y (x2)
Yeah, you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his #1 lady

[Verse 1]
I don’t really know much about you
But it’s clear you know my name
So I guess all I can tell you
Is that I don’t have much to say
If you used to be the one
Well, I don’t know s**t about it
I don’t know s**t about it
But I know you’re mad about it

[Bridge]
He loves the way I put it down
Starstruck by what he found
You’re wishing that it played out different
Yeah, I know it sucks, girl, I’m so

[Chorus]
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
‘Cause I’ve been rolling ’round, shut it down, lady
Bagged him up, now he’s my baby
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
Yeah, you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his #1 lady

S-O-R-R-Y (x2)
Yeah, you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his #1 lady

[Verse 2]
Now you’re showing up at his house
Looking like a hot mess, honey
I think it’s time for you to cut it out
Trying to save you from looking funny
I guess until you find somebody
You’re a hashtaggin’ pity party
P-p-party
All I gotta say is I’m so

[Chorus]
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
‘Cause I’ve been rolling ’round, shut it down, lady
Bagged him up, now he’s my baby
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
Yeah, you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his #1 lady

[Rap – Big Sean]
You’re now rolling with the all-time high, never satisfied
Forever getting paid off of my money can’t buy
Always in the street, you’d have thought I was scared of heights
Oh, my girl’s so fine, that you’re scared to tell her “hi”
She’s an all-around ten like a hi-five
And we ain’t fall in love, we sky dive
I always get off when she’s on
She’s there, I’m gone
I call her fine, she call me Sean
And I love her quarter G, quarter free, quarter Puerto Ric’
Quarter sweet, Honolulu luau on the beat
South of France, me and my Mona Lise, bon appetit, mon ami

Yeah, I know it sucks, girl, I’m so

[Chorus]
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
‘Cause I’ve been rolling ’round, shut it down, lady
Bagged him up, now he’s my baby
Sorry b***h, I’m not sorry
Yeah, you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his #1 lady

[Outro]
Amber, Brittany, Tiffany
Sorry, he belongs to me
Heather, Ashley, Stephanie
It just wasn’t meant to me
Sorry
S-O-R-R-Y (x3)

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SINGLE PREMIERE: Jessie J featuring Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal – “Wild” (+ Lyrics)

Young, "Wild" and free.

Young, “Wild” and free.

It’s not about the money, money, money… but it is about the new single. British singer Jessie J, best known for songs like “Domino” and “Price Tag” and her judging role the U.K. version of The Voice, is back with a new single, the first from her forthcoming second album. The song, “Wild”, features rapper Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal for a more urban flavor. It also sounds a bit like “Run The World (Girls)” by Beyoncé. Will the change in direction help her or hurt her on the charts? We’ll see in the next few weeks. Check out the song and lyrics below. Enjoy!

Watch the premiere of “Wild”. / Download “Wild” on iTunes.

(P.S. If anybody wants to help me out on Dizzee’s rap, that would be helpful…)

“WILD”

[Verse 1]
If I go hard let me tell you that it’s worth it
Play the right cards, I ain’t afraid to work it
Brush them right off when they say I don’t deserve it
Hands on my heart, you keep my fire burning

[Bridge]
Oh it feels so crazy when you scream my name
Love it when you rock me over every day
When I think about it I could go insane
And we are as beautiful, I’m blown away

[Chorus x2]
If this is a dream, won’t open my eyes
Am I asleep? No I’m alive
I just can’t believe that this is my life
In my fantasy, we’re running wild

[Verse 2]
When it gets rough and the rain starts pouring
I turn up the heat ’cause the drama ain’t important
Let ’em all talk-talk, I’mma just ignore it
Hands on my heart, you keep me moving forward

Oh it feels so crazy when you scream my name

[Rap – Big Sean]
B I G Sean don, OK
Today I woke up feeling like the mayor
Spent about an hour looking in the mirror
As I should, as much as I been through
It’s a wonder I look this damn good
Probably make it out any situation
That you try to put me into
If I swim with the piranhas guaranteed
That I’mma probably have a fish dinner
Met a young girl with a sexy shape
But like Jessie J, that we escapade where it’s extra shade
She make me wanna give and not take like collection plates
Wow, all the awards, brawls, call, wall to wall was all a mirage
And I could lose it all tonight
Just to show the world I could do it twice, live my life

[Chorus x2]
If this is a dream, won’t open my eyes
Am I asleep? No I’m alive
I just can’t believe that this is my life
In my fantasy, we’re running wild

[Rap – Dizzee Rascal]
… double the dollar
On my jetsettin’ rhythm, more hits than a white collar
But I can’t be buffed, flow tight like Bob Marley’s locks (I can’t be dropped)
I’m at the peak and I can’t be touched, I’m wil n’ out
… I can’t be stopped
Pull up the gnarly …
Opposite of calmly, I bet I get the party hard, I can’t be bluffed
Ten years plus runnin’ the game, you brothers just come in the game
But now I’m coming again, to get the people goin, …insane
100,000 people going bonkers when I’m out in the rain
Women on shoulders, … shouting my name
I’m willing to reign, why would I complain?
I thought I was the boy in the corner
But I’m in the penthouse and your boy is a baller
I believe in

[Chorus x2]
If this is a dream, won’t open my eyes
Am I asleep? No I’m alive
I just can’t believe that this is my life
In my fantasy, we’re running wild

Wild wild w-whoa (x4)

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