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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 12, 2018

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Reactive R&B and rap titles lead this week’s New Music Friday report, as Q4 continues to bring on the hits. These are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

ELLA MAI – Ella Mai (iTunes)
Mai has become one of the breakout R&B stars of 2018, with “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” scoring well at Rhythmic and Urban radio, as the former track slows down at the Top 40 format following a minor crossover. With notable playlisting already in effect overseas and solid sales and streaming expected here, the self-titled set should have one of next week’s higher debuts.

QUAVO – Quavo Huncho (iTunes)
From the rap trio Migos, this performer has often appeared as a featured artist on a growing list of big singles, but this release is his first solo studio album. Prominent features include Cardi B, Drake and Travis Scott, so expect streaming stats for the new release to be fairly high.

YOUNG THE GIANT – Mirror Master (iTunes)
Featuring the recent top 20 Alternative song “Simplify” and follow-up single “Superposition”, the fourth studio album for this act will look to break the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, much like their last album did two years ago.

Notable albums out this week: Basement‘s Beside Myself (iTunes), Belly‘s Immigrant (iTunes), Jess Glynne‘s Always In Between (iTunes), Jimmie Allen‘s Mercury Lane (iTunes), Kurt Vile‘s Bottle It In (iTunes), Morgan Evans‘s Things That We Drink To (iTunes), Nico Santos‘s Streets Of Gold (iTunes), TobyMac‘s The Elements (iTunes), Tom Morello‘s The Atlas Underground (iTunes)

Notable holiday albums out this week: Eric Clapton‘s Happy Xmas (iTunes), LeAnn Rimes‘s It’s Christmas, Eve (TV Soundtrack) (iTunes), The Monkees‘s Christmas Party (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ashlee + Evan‘s Ashlee + Evan (iTunes), Kim Cesarion‘s Bleed (iTunes), Nicklas Sahl‘s Planets (iTunes), Youngr‘s Obsession (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“11:59” and “Ringing In My Ears”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“80’s Baby”, New Kids On The Block / Salt-N-Pepa / Naughty By Nature / Tiffany / Debbie Gibson (iTunes)
“Angels (Kia Love and M-22 Remixes)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Be Somebody (Tyron Hapi Remix)”, Steve Aoki + Nicky Romero featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“Bells”, The Unlikely Candidates (iTunes)
“Bring Me Love” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, John Legend (iTunes)
“Can’t Knock The Hustle”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Come A Little Closer”, Skizzy Mars & Prelow (iTunes)
“Come Together”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Consequences (Orchestra)”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Cowboy”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Cycles”, ANNALIA (iTunes)
“Dazed & Confused (Acoustic)”, Ruel featuring Ezinma (iTunes)
“Don’t Look Me Over”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Drunk As Hell”, Lost Kings featuring Jesper Jenset (iTunes)
“Easy”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Emotion”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Expectations”, Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“Fashion After All”, Poppy (iTunes)
“Give Me My Name Back”, Meg Mac (iTunes)
“Hold Me Up”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Home”, Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“I Wish You Were Here (Acoustic)”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Ice Cold”, Netsky & David Guetta (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine (KC Lights Remix)”, Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes)
“Last Call”, Hudson Thames (iTunes)
“Let Go”, James Hersey featuring Filous (iTunes)
“Light On”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Lose Us”, Rozzi & Scott Hoying (iTunes)
“Loyal”, Paloma Faith (iTunes)
“Love You Anymore”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Luck Pusher”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Medicine (Just Kiddin Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Mia”, Bad Bunny featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Miss You All The Time”, O.A.R. (iTunes)
“Moves (Wideboys Remix)”, Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Nobody Knows You Anymore”, Kevin George (iTunes)
“Not A Damn Thing Changed”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“People”, LINES (iTunes)
“People You Love”, Matt Hartke (iTunes)
“Pieces”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Promises (David Guetta Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Recovery”, LP (iTunes)
“Rise & Fall”, Mike Perry featuring Cathrine Lassen (iTunes)
“Rose”, Allan Rayman (iTunes)
“Run That Back”, Sofi De La Torre (iTunes)
“Simple Romance”, Coin (iTunes)
“Table For One”, AWOLNATION featuring Elohim (iTunes)
“Telephone”, The Shadowboxers (iTunes)
“Telling All My Secrets”, Mitchell Tenpenny (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, Shawn Mendes featuring teddy<3 (iTunes)
“When I’m Ready”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Wild And Free”, Kirsten Arian (iTunes)
“Woman Like Me”, Little Mix featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Wondering”, M.O & Chip (iTunes)
“Wrapped Around The Axle”, Peter Bjorn & John (iTunes)
“Writer’s Song”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
“Yesterday”, Virginia To Vegas (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Disturbed, Greta Van Fleet and more. 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 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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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (July 29)

The waiting is the hardest chart.

The waiting is the hardest chart.

Break out your best guitar because it’s all about rock music this week, from the enduring classics to the newcomers. (Maybe there’s a hint of pop too.) Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of July 29:

  • With their first album since 2010’s Mojo, the legendary rockers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are back with a new album titled Hypnotic Eye. Single “U Get Me High” is currently rising up the top five on the AAA chart. Given that their last effort debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, I would venture that this one has a chance at #1 given the current pace of sales. We shall see. (iTunes)
  • Singer Shawn Mendes isn’t old enough to drink or even drive a car, but the 15-year-old sure is going places with the release of his self-titled EP. The lead single from it, “Life Of The Party”, goes to CHR radio this week. The numbers are going to be front-loaded, but this should easily debut in the top ten next week. Will it break the top five? Stay tuned. (iTunes)
  • Rocking out and into record stores this week are new sets from Adelitas Way, Stuck (iTunes), and Theory Of A Deadman, Savages (iTunes). “Dog On A Leash” from the former effort and “Drown” from the latter recently went top ten on the Active Rock survey. Both should at least enter within the top 20.
  • Other releases out this week include: Eric Clapton and Friends‘s The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (iTunes), Jenny Lewis‘s The Voyager (iTunes), Marc Broussard‘s A Life Worth Living (iTunes) and the soundtracks from Get On Up: The James Brown Story (iTunes) and Guardians Of The Galaxy (iTunes).

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

  • “Anything Goes”, from the delayed Cheek To Cheek album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. (iTunes)
  • “Bang Bang”, a collaboration from Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. (iTunes)
  • “Chasing The Sun”, a new single from former Disney star Hilary Duff. (iTunes)
  • “It Was Always You”, a pre-order track from Maroon 5. (iTunes)
  • “POP 101”, new from the Canadian group Marianas Trench. (iTunes)
  • “Stay Vicious”, a digital release from The Gaslight Anthem. (iTunes)
  • “Trailer Hitch”, a solo single from Sugarland‘s male half, Kristian Bush. (iTunes)
  • “You Got Me”, a soundtrack single from singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw. (iTunes)
  • “You Haunt Me”, new from rock trio Sir Sly. (iTunes)

Next week, heavy rockers Godsmack challenge singer/songwriter Andy Grammer and U.K. boy band The Vamps. Yet, will all three fall to the power of a new NOW That’s What I Call Music! collection? A preview is coming in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Mar. 12)

The star (is out today.)

The star (is out today.)

This is Ground Control to Major Releases: go ahead and strut those sales. Here are the new albums orbiting the music universe for the week of March 12:

  • Ziggy Stardust is back with his first album since 2003’s Reality. David Bowie makes a triumphant return with The Next Day, a huge critical success and likely a commercial one too. Two singles from the effort have charted at AAA radio. It will almost certainly be in the top two on next week’s album chart. (iTunes)
  • Challenging Mr. Bowie and going for their fifth number-one album, Bon Jovi release What About Now, featuring leadoff single “Because We Can”. It’s seeing moderate airplay on the adult contemporary formats. (iTunes)
  • The compilation Sound City: Real To Reel is out today, a musical companion to the Dave Grohl-directed film, which features collaborations with him and artists like Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks. (iTunes)
  • The latest from the man they call Slowhand, Eric Clapton‘s Old Sock, is in stores. It’s his 20th studio album. Current single “Gotta Get Over” is at AAA radio now. (iTunes)
  • R&B boy band Mindless Behavior are back with an Urban hit, “Keep Her On The Low”, and their second full-length release, All Around The World. (iTunes)
  • Christian supergroup Audio Adrenaline puts out their first studio album in five years, Kings & Queens. (iTunes)
  • As the soundtrack to the annual Passion conference, Let The Future Begin puts together top talent and speakers in the world of Christian music. (iTunes)
  • Rockers Adrenaline Mob get their adrenaline pumpin’ with a seven-song covers EP appropriately titled Coverta. (iTunes)
  • Smash‘s Megan Hilty is smashing on her solo release, It Happens All The Time. (iTunes)
  • Guitarist Orianthi, probably best known for her participation in the late Michael Jackson‘s This Is It tour, is out with Heaven In This Hell today. (Amazon)

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

  • “Body Party”, another song off of Ciara‘s forthcoming album, One Woman Army. It samples “My Boo” by the Ghost Town DJ’s. (iTunes)
  • “Easy”, the first single by Sheryl Crow to be released exclusively to Country radio. (iTunes)
  • “Problem”, a new single from pop and dance singer Natalia Kills. (iTunes)

We’ll be back next week with a hot new release from Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience. It’s expected to be huge. Also, look out for new releases from Country singer Kacey Musgraves and Alternative rockers Walk Off The Earth. See you in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Dec. 18)

Looking to smoke the competition.

Looking to smoke the competition.

It’s the week before Christmas. Are your favorites gearing up for a big sales week? Here’s what’s new in stores this week on December 18:

  • Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head is the latest release from rapper T.I., which includes the R&B hit “Ball”, featuring Lil Wayne. He’s been gaining plenty of exposure on a VH1 reality show, but will it translate into first week sales? Look for this one to at least make the top ten on the Album Chart, but it will struggle to sneak into the top five. After all, his album sales sharply dropped with his last release, No Mercy.
  • A digital release of 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief is out on Wednesday, featuring live performances from Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and more. A CD release is expected in January. It should vie for the #1 spot with over 50,000 pre-orders for the album.
  • Another rapper, Chief Keef, puts out Finally Rich, led off by the single “I Don’t Like”. This should definitely enter in the top twenty.
  • Initially released as a free album two summers ago, The-Dream returns with 1977, which includes a few additional tracks tacked onto the original tracklisting.
  • The soundtracks from Django UnchainedLes Misérables, and Not Fade Away are all out this week, with the middle album carrying a Friday release date.
  • The 35th anniversary edition of Eric Clapton‘s Slowhand is out, including a super deluxe edition with a bonus DVD and vinyl LP. The album features core 70’s hits for Clapton like “Lay Down Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight.”
  • Synthetica: Deluxe is a rerelease of Metric‘s album from earlier this year, featuring five new tracks.

Other assorted music DVDs and books out this week include:

  • The movie Pitch Perfect, about dueling a cappella groups.
  • Rihanna‘s Loud Tour: Live At The O2 DVD, filmed back in 2011 in London.
  • We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston DVD, a special concert which aired about a month ago.

Lastly, the new digital-only singles that you can buy this week:

  • Singer Dido, notable for hits like “Thank You” and “White Flag”, returns with “Let Us Move On”, featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar.
  • Josh Groban, who goes for a poppier sound on “Brave”, the first single from All That Echoes.
  • Rapper Kid Cudi releases a new track, “King Wizard”.
  • Country star turned tabloid darling LeAnn Rimes releases “Borrowed”, currently at Country radio.

Enjoy all the new music out this week! Turn It Up Tuesday will return on January 8 due to Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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