A very happy Rosh Hashanah to all of those celebrating, and the new year calls for some big new releases to top the charts. Here are the albums and singles you need to know this week:
ALTERNATIVE / ROCK
If you feel like rocking out to new music by a couple of hot bands, notable Alternative and Rock albums this week include Gossip (iTunes) by Sleeping With Sirens and Wonderful Wonderful (iTunes) by The Killers. The latter group recently hit #1 on the Triple A chart with the lead single from that set, “The Man”.
They’ve both hit #1 on the Country radio chart, and now, they’ll be competing for the top of that album chart. Notable releases in the genre this week include Everybody (iTunes) by Chris Janson and On The Rocks (iTunes) by Midland. “Drinkin’ Problem” landed the latter trio their first #1 single just a few weeks ago.
HIP-HOP / RAP
It’s a big week for a number of rappers and plenty of hip-hop and R&B projects, with some of the notable titles including By Any Means 2 (iTunes) by Kevin Gates, All Things Work Together (iTunes) by Lecrae and Gemini (iTunes) by Macklemore. Only Lecrae has previously hit #1 on the Billboard 200, with the other two performers going as high as #2.
Of course, we couldn’t go without mentioning this week’s top pop sets, and those notable ones include Double Dutchess (iTunes) by Fergie and Skin&Earth (iTunes) by Lights. The latter title features the track “Giants”, which is making its way up the top 30 at the Hot AC format.
More albums out this week: Circa Survive‘s The Amulet (iTunes), Haley Reinhart‘s What’s That Sound? (iTunes), Ledisi‘s Let Love Rule (iTunes), Van Morrison‘s Roll With The Punches (iTunes), My Little Pony: The Movie (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Different Way”, DJ Snake featuring Lauv (iTunes)
“Again”, Noah Cyrus featuring XXXTENTACION (iTunes)
“Beg”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Champion”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Changes”, DeJ Loaf (iTunes)
“Don’t Tempt Me”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Generous”, Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Hideaway”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“Hillside Boys”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Hold On To Me”, Hurts (iTunes)
“Hollow”, Super Duper featuring Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“I Found God”, Mainland (iTunes)
“Into The Blue”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Maybe”, Russ (iTunes)
“Northern Lights”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“One Foot”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Phases”, ALMA & French Montana (iTunes)
“Royal Highness”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“See You”, Thriving Ivory (iTunes)
“Sexy Dirty Love”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Shy Love”, Sinclair (iTunes)
“Split Stones”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Starlight”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Truth Hurts”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Week Without You”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“What’s Next”, Youngr (iTunes)
We’ll see you next week for new albums from Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!