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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 13, 2019

Lining up a #1 bow.

Things are looking mighty Fine for this week’s edition of the new releases post. These albums and singles hit stores this Friday:

HARRY STYLES – Fine Line (iTunes)
Features: “Adore You”, which is charting in the top 40 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio lists

Notable albums out this week: Blake Shelton‘s Fully Loaded: God’s Country (iTunes), Kyan Palmer‘s It’s Called Branding, Sweetie (iTunes), Stormzy‘s Heavy Is The Head (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chloe Fredericks‘s Chloe Fredericks (iTunes), Jax Jones‘s Midnight Snacks (iTunes), Outasight‘s No Vacancy (iTunes), Sody‘s I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry (iTunes), Spies In Disguise (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Is On My Side”, Sam Fender (iTunes)
“Animal”, Kayden (iTunes)
“Billboard”, Jonas Blue & Tifa Chen (iTunes)
“Blue”, Tiësto featuring Stevie Appleton (iTunes)
“Bulletproof”, The Score featuring XYLØ (iTunes)
“Change Your Heart”, Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Collect Calls”, Quando Rondo (iTunes)
“Daphne Blue (Acoustic)”, The Band CAMINO (iTunes)
“Dark Thoughts”, Kyd The Band (iTunes)
“Don’t Waste My Time”, Usher featuring Ella Mai (iTunes)
“Evil Twin”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Famous Hoes”, NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Favorite Part Of Me (R3HAB Remix)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Fill The Crown”, Poppy (iTunes)
“Forever Young (Triple J)”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Friends Don’t Kiss Friends (Measure For Measure Remix)”, Studio Black featuring Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Future Nostalgia”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Gimme Brain”, Travis Barker featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross (iTunes)
“Go In”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Hearts In Halves”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“Here Comes A Feeling”, Louis The Child, Naomi Wild & Couros (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Know”, Goldhouse & Mokita (iTunes)
“I Love Sausage Rolls”, LadBaby (iTunes)
“I Luv U”, Sofia Carson & R3HAB (iTunes)
“Ice Cold”, K CAMP (iTunes)
“It’s Christmas Time”, Macklemore featuring Dan Caplen (iTunes)
“Jungle Out There”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Lonely”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Love No More (Duet)”, Cody Lovaas & Cailin Russo (iTunes)
“Mad (Stripped)”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“Magic”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“Make You Mine”, PUBLIC & Danielle Bradbery (iTunes)
“Memories (Dillion Francis Remix)”, Maroon 5 (iTunes)
“Mind Is A Prison”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Montage”, Super Duper (iTunes)
“No One’s Gonna Ever Love U”, Delacey (iTunes)
“Overthink”, GRAACE (iTunes)
“Pearl Cadillac”, Gary Clark Jr. featuring Andra Day (iTunes)
“Pick U Up (Dr. Iceman Remix)”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Please Don’t Touch”, RAYE (iTunes)
“Red Eye”, 7715 (iTunes)
“Resentment”, Kesha featuring Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson (iTunes)
“Run It”, Midnight Kids featuring Annika Wells (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Salt”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“Sex & Stardust”, ZZ Ward (iTunes)
“So I Don’t Let Me Down”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Someone To Break Your Heart”, Emma Jensen (iTunes)
“Sweater”, Codeko featuring Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (Jeremy Olander Remix)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“The Christmas Song”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
“Trying My Best”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Under The Moon”, 070 Shake (iTunes)
“Warned You”, Carly Rose (iTunes)
“We Got Love (Joel Corry Remix)”, Sigala featuring Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“You Have Stolen My Heart”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
“You Win”, Olivia Noelle (iTunes)

Expect some smaller updates during the next few weeks as we head closer to the holiday season. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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

Will he Thrill the buying public?

If All goes well, we’ll be seeing a popular British singer at the top of the charts next week. However, as November begins, there is plenty of new music across all genres in stores now. Here are the albums and singles you need to know about:

SAM SMITH – The Thrill Of It All (iTunes)
Smith looks none too thrilled on the cover art and promotional pictures from his new era, but I’m sure he was overjoyed to make a new album for his many fans. The anticipated set is led by “Too Good At Goodbyes”, a top ten AC and Hot AC single that is just below the region on the Top 40 airwaves. It likely has the best shot of a #1 debut, though there are several more choices below.

MAROON 5 – Red Pill Blues (iTunes)
Beyond the controversy over its title, this album features several big hits from over the last year, including “Don’t Wanna Know”, “Cold” and “What Lovers Do”. Given the continued streaming and sales numbers on those singles, as well as a number of notable collaborations on the set, there’s potential for this release to exceed current expectations. We’ll see soon.

BLAKE SHELTON – Texoma Shore (iTunes)
This singer’s “I’ll Name The Dogs” is barking up the Country airplay survey, as the popular judge from The Voice prepares for the release of his 11th studio album. It’s almost certain that the album will top the genre-specific chart next week, though it may have to settle for the lower part of the top five (which is still solid enough) on the Billboard 200.

More albums out this week: 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin‘s Without Warning (iTunes), Bryan Adams‘s Ultimate (iTunes), Chris Brown‘s Heartbreak On A Full Moon (iTunes), Grace VanderWaal‘s Just The Beginning (iTunes), Josh Groban‘s Noel (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), Kelsea Ballerini‘s Unapologetically (iTunes), Kid Rock‘s Sweet Southern Sugar (iTunes), Kygo‘s Kids In Love (iTunes), Lalah Hathaway‘s honestly (iTunes), Lee Brice‘s Lee Brice (iTunes), Shawn Mendes‘s MTV Unplugged (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music! 64 (iTunes), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (iTunes), Served Like A Girl (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: TBA

More EPs out this week: BANNERS‘s Empires On Fire (iTunes), Emeli Sandé‘s Kingdom Coming (iTunes), Nico & Vinz‘s Elephant In The Room (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Again (Acoustic)” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“All My Friends”, Owl City (iTunes)
“Beam”, Petit Biscuit (iTunes)
“Call It What You Want”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“Christmas Where You Are”, Five For Fighting featuring Jim Brickman (iTunes)
“Come December”, Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Dirty Sexy Money”, David Guetta x Afrojack featuring Charli XCX & French Montana (iTunes)
“Do You Care”, Ryan Riback featuring Iselin (iTunes)
“False Information”, Future Fathers (iTunes)
“Get Out Of Your Own Way”, U2 (iTunes)
“Good Good”, Lo (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”, Feist (iTunes)
“High On You”, State Of Sound (iTunes)
“I Know”, Aly & AJ (iTunes)
“King For A Day”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Lemon”, N.E.R.D featuring Rihanna (iTunes)
“Lifting You”, Michael Blume (iTunes)
“Like Gold”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“Love So Soft (Dave Aude Remix)”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Money For Tonight”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“No Love”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Quiet”, MILCK (iTunes)
“Run It Wild”, Robbie Williams (iTunes)
“santa monica & la brea”, blackbear (iTunes)
“Santa’s Coming For Us”, Sia (iTunes)
“Say It To My Face”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Say That Again”, Eden xo featuring Travis Mills (iTunes)
“Smoke Clears” and “The Good Parts”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Before You Exit (iTunes)
“Stuck On You”, Daniel Skye featuring PnB Rock (iTunes)
“Talk”, 5 After Midnight (iTunes)
“Telluride”, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (iTunes)
“The Way Life Goes (Remix)”, Lil Uzi Vert featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Told You So”, Miguel (iTunes)
“Two High (Ashworth Remix)”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“We Are Fire”, Saint Raymond (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 25, 2017

Goin’ four the top.

I know what you’re saying — there are people not named Taylor Swift releasing music this week? Shocking, right? Here are the major releases you need to know for this Friday:

FIFTH HARMONY – Fifth Harmony (iTunes)
The current quartet, formerly quintet, is “Down” on their luck this era, as the lead single from their latest studio album stumbled on the charts. However, even without Camila Cabello in the mix, their fanbase remains strong and should lead them to a fairly solid debut. No new single from the set has been serviced to radio, though that could change following their VMA performance.

OLD DOMINION – Happy Endings (iTunes)
They’re at #1 on Country radio at the moment with “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart”, but they will be breaking into the charts in a nice position. The Nashville quintet, whose last album gave them three #1 songs on that airplay chart, is looking to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200 (and #1 on the format-specific list) for the first time.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Villians (iTunes)
In 2013, this group’s last album became their first #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Now, with “The Way You Used To Do” having a good run in the top 15 on the Alternative survey, they could be headed for a second chart-topper on the Billboard 200. Watch out for it.

THE WAR ON DRUGS – A Deeper Understanding (iTunes)
The Philadelphia group, in its major label debut, is already garnering some great reviews for its latest set. Their previous album’s top 30 peak should easily be eclipsed by wherever this one lands, thanks to a top ten Triple A hit in “Holding On”.

More albums out this week: Action Bronson‘s Blue Chips 7000 (iTunes), Andrew Belle‘s Dive Deep (iTunes), A$AP Mob‘s Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy (iTunes), Elliot Root‘s Conjure (iTunes), Picture This‘s Picture This (iTunes), PVRIS‘s All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell (iTunes), The Cadillac Three‘s Legacy (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Angels & Airwaves‘s We Don’t Need To Whisper (Acoustic) (iTunes), Blake Shelton‘s Live (From The Wildhorse Saloon) (iTunes), Sam Tinnesz‘s Babel (iTunes), Timeflies‘s Too Much (iTunes), Welshly Arms‘s Legendary (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Almost Famous”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Always Been You”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Body”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Bully”, John Butler Trio (iTunes)
“Color Green”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Cross Your Mind”, Wingtip featuring morgxn (iTunes)
“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, Rod Stewart featuring DNCE (iTunes)
“Dead (Acoustic)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Diving”, Bridgit Mendler & RKCB (iTunes)
“Far Gone”, BURNS featuring Johnny Yukon & GoldLink (iTunes)
“Feel It Again”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“Finger Tips”, Newton Faulkner (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Busta Rhymes featuring Vybz Kartel and Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Hotel”, Breathe Carolina & Flatdisk (iTunes)
“Hungry” and “You Already Know”, Fergie (iTunes)
“Ins And Outs”, Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“If You Fall”, Ray Dalton (iTunes)
“Light It Up”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Look What You Made Me Do”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Lust For Life (BloodPop Remix)”, Lana Del Rey featuring The Weeknd (iTunes)
“Make A Little”, Midland (iTunes)
“Miles Apart”, Nick Wilson (iTunes)
“Miracle Of Love”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Never Gets Old”, Super Duper featuring Remmi (iTunes)
“Never Let You Down”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“New Rules (Alison Wonderland Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“One In A Million”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Pizza”, Martin Garrix (iTunes)
“Raining”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“Real Love” NUUXS (iTunes)
“Sky Walker”, Miguel featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Sleeptalk”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Staring At The Sun”, LCAW featuring Sophie Hintze (iTunes)
“Tell Me You Love Me”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“The Jungle”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Think Before I Talk”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Too Hotty”, Quality Control featuring Quavo, Takeoff and Offset (iTunes)
“Unforgettable (Tiësto & Dzeko’s AFTR:HRS Remix)”, French Montana featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Wait”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Walk On Water”, Thirty Seconds To Mars (iTunes)
“Wicked (RatCity Remix)”, Mansionz (iTunes)
“Wonderful Wonderful”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Written In The Scars”, The Script (iTunes)
“You Can’t Control It”, Jack Johnson (iTunes)
“You Won’t Love Me”, BETSY (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from The Script and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 23, 2011

"Nothing" like 2011.

“Nothing” like 2011.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back five years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 23, 2011…

Debuts:
40. WILL YOUNG, “Come On”
39. GRAFFITI6, “Free”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRUNO MARS, “It Will Rain” (29-19, ten spots)

10. BLAKE SHELTON, “God Gave Me You” (steady, third week)
Album: Red River Blue (2011, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for three weeks

09. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Brighter Than The Sun” (down 4)
Album: All Of You (2011, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

08. WILL YOUNG, “Jealousy” (down 2)
Album: Echoes (2011, RCA Records – U.K.)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

07. NICKELBACK, “When We Stand Together” (up 6)
Album: Here And Now (2011, Roadrunner Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. KELLY CLARKSON, “Mr. Know It All” (up 3)
Album: Stronger (2011, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #3

05. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “We Owned The Night” (up 3)
Album: Own The Night (2011, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. COLDPLAY, “Paradise” (steady, second week)
Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011, Capitol Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

03. ONE DIRECTION, “What Makes You Beautiful” (steady, second week)
Album: Up All Night (2011, Syco/Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Nothing” (steady, second week)
Album: Science & Faith (2011, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

01. ADELE, “Someone Like You” (steady, second week)
Album: 21 (2011, XL/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback countdown and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 20, 2016

One Dangerous debut.

One Dangerous debut.

Hold on tight, you know one of this week’s releases is a little bit hazardous, troubling… okay, just plain dangerous. (We warned you!) Luckily, there are plenty of risk-free options in the mix too. Here are this week’s new albums and singles:

  • ARIANA GRANDE — Dangerous Woman (iTunes)
    • She, perhaps, lost her “Focus” for a time last fall, but Q4 singles and brick walls are nothing new on the pop charts. However, Grande is back in the top ten with the title track from her latest set, and debuting at the top of the album chart would bring her count to three. Did we mention that Grande has a collaboration with Macy Gray?
  • BLAKE SHELTON — If I’m Honest (iTunes)
    • Shelton’s tenth studio album is quite the personal one, reflecting the major events of his past year, including a very public divorce. It features the single “Came Here To Forget”, a future #1 on the Country airplay list. It will likely do solid numbers in its first week; expect a top five debut.
  • More albums out this week: Against The Current‘s In Our Bones (iTunes), Bob Dylan‘s Fallen Angels (iTunes), Brett Dennen‘s Por Favor (iTunes), Eric Clapton‘s I Still Do (iTunes), Issues‘s Headspace (iTunes), Matt Wertz‘s Gun Shy (iTunes), Mudcrutch‘s 2 (iTunes), Saosin‘s Along The Shadow (iTunes), Yuna‘s Chapters (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Jamie N Commons‘s Jamie N Commons (iTunes), River Matthews‘s Feels Like Morning (iTunes)

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

  • “Ammunition”, Krewella (iTunes)
  • “Boyz N’ Poizn”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
  • “Cherry Wine”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
  • “Feels Invincible”, Skillet (iTunes)
  • “Here I Am”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
  • “Kiss Me Goodbye”, ABC (iTunes)
  • “My P.Y.T.”, Wale (iTunes)
  • “One More Time”, Craig David (iTunes)
  • “Thank You”, Train (iTunes)
  • “The Show Must Go On”, Celine Dion featuring Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
  • “Twice”, Catfish And The Bottlemen (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Catfish And The BottlemenDierks BentleyFifth Harmony and more.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 23, 2015

Sounds like a #1 album.

“Sounds” like a #1 album.

This week’s New Music Friday makes the Summer roll along into the fall, with a number of potential top ten entries making their debuts online and in stores. Who’s bringing the most heat? Here’s a look at the week’s top new album and single releases:

  • 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER — Sounds Good Feels Good (iTunes)
    • Last year, this Australian band and their passionate fans took their self-titled effort to #1 in the U.S. and around the world. Now, with a new album and singles like “Hey Everybody!” and “She’s Kinda Hot”, look for the four men to be seated at a real Good place next week, the top of the chart. How high is it destined to go? Stay tuned to find out.
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD — Storyteller (iTunes)
    • Former American Idol winner Underwood has five #1 debuts (four studio albums and a hits compilation) in a row to her credit on the Top Country Albums survey, three of which have also topped the mighty Billboard 200. This could very well be her sixth set to top the genre chart, with “Smoke Break” still gaining well at radio.
  • BLAKE SHELTON — Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits (iTunes)
    • Shelton’s newest hits compilation features his 20 #1 singles from the Country radio chart, as well as his latest single, “Gonna”, which just broke the top ten at the format. It should be a consistent seller throughout the holiday season.
  • ANDREA BOCELLI — Cinema (iTunes)
    • Bocelli’s latest collection of songs features music of both stage and screen, and includes duets with Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger. A top ten debut should be attainable for opera singer once again.
  • More albums out this week: Bizzle‘s Surrender (iTunes), Born Of Osiris‘s Soul Sphere (iTunes), Chris Tomlin‘s Adore: Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) (iTunes), Dave Gahan & Soulsavers‘s Angels & Ghosts (iTunes), DJ Khaled‘s I Changed A Lot (iTunes), Half Moon Run‘s Sun Leads Me On (iTunes), Harry Connick, Jr.‘s That Would Be Me (iTunes), Joanna Newsom‘s Divers (iTunes), Kyle Park‘s Blue Roof Sessions (iTunes), Marianas Trench‘s Astoria (iTunes), Omarion‘s Reasons (iTunes), Outasight‘s Big Trouble (iTunes), Rod Stewart‘s Another Country (iTunes), Seinabo Sey‘s Pretend (iTunes), Vanessa Carlton‘s Liberman (iTunes), Walter Trout‘s Battle Scars (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Country Christmas (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Coleman Hell‘s Coleman Hell (iTunes), DNCE‘s SWAAY (iTunes), love+war‘s Hue (iTunes), POWERS‘s Legendary (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s Bouquet (iTunes), The Mosers‘s Ticonderoga (iTunes), Whisperer‘s Whisperer (iTunes)

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

  • “Bad Idea”, Sara Bareilles featuring Jason Mraz (iTunes)
  • “Dancing On Glass”, St. Lucia (iTunes)
  • “Emperor’s New Clothes”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
  • “End Of The World”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
  • “GoGo!”, Baauer (iTunes)
  • “Hello”, Adele (iTunes)
  • “Hollow”, Tori Kelly (iTunes)
  • “Home”, One Direction (iTunes)
  • “Looking Up”, Elton John (iTunes)
  • “Lost And Found”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
  • “One”, Esperanza Spalding (iTunes)
  • “Slow Down Time”, Us The Duo (iTunes)
  • “Snapback”, Old Dominion (iTunes)
  • “Sorry”, Justin Bieber (iTunes)
  • “Think Of You”, Chris Young featuring Cassadee Pope (iTunes)
  • “Used To Love You”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
  • “Used To Love You Sober”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
  • “When The Truth Hunts You Down”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
  • “Working For It”, Zhu x Skrillex x They (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from Chris Janson, Def LeppardThe Neighbourhood and much more. See you then!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (September 30)

Royalty on the record charts.

Royalty on the record charts.

The time has come for a mighty mix of music releases to hit retailers in what can only be described as… epic. (The large amount of items, that is, not the record label.) Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of September 30:

  • Who needs just one new album when you can drop two in a week? That is the case with the legendary Prince, new to stores this week with a solo set, Art Official Age (iTunes), and a set of collaborations with the Purple One’s latest protégés, trio 3rdEyeGirl, titled PlectrumElectrum (iTunes). Neither release has produced any hit singles on the Hot 100, but the initial buzz should carry the two up the album survey.
  • For those of you loving some Country music, two new albums by superstar acts will be going for six figure opening weeks. “Neon Light” singer and longtime The Voice judge Blake Shelton is Bringing Back The Sunshine (iTunes) with his newest album, while Lady Antebellum is aboard a 747 (iTunes) to the #1 spot. Either one could enter at the top, though Shelton seems the more likely of the two.
  • Representing for the solo females on the schedule this week are California singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat with the delayed Gypsy Heart (iTunes), featuring recent single “Try”, while newcomer Tove Lo looks to be the Queen Of The Clouds (iTunes) with her debut full-length album. “Habits (Stay High)” is the hit from that one. Both might debut in the top ten when all is said and done.
  • Other releases out this week include: Boyz II Men‘s Collide (iTunes), Bryan Adams‘s Tracks Of My Years (iTunes), Gerard Way‘s Hesitant Alien (iTunes), Jeff Bridges and the Abiders‘s Live (iTunes), Lucinda Williams‘s Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (iTunes), Melissa Etheridge‘s This Is M.E. (iTunes), Steve Aoki‘s Neon Future I (iTunes) and The Script‘s No Sound Without Silence (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week (and there’s a whole lot of them) include:

  • “L.A.LOVE (la la)”, new from singer Fergie. (iTunes)
  • “Something In The Water”, a new single from Country star Carrie Underwood. (iTunes)
  • “Steal My Girl”, a brand new single from boy band One Direction. (iTunes)
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat”, a soundtrack cut from Lorde. (iTunes)

Next week, the madness continues with a huge release from Jason Aldean, plus newcomers Betty Who, Hozier and Tinashe all hit the scene with their debut full-length albums. A full preview is coming in seven!

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