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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 9, 2018

What’s new this Weeknd.

Movies and music: they just go together! Before you hit the cinema for the hottest flicks this weekend, here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Black Panther (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
With artist, curator, producer and songwriter Kendrick Lamar at the helm, you know this soundtrack is going to be amazing. Featuring duets with SZA (“All The Stars”), The Weeknd (“Pray For Me”) and many other acts, both this compilation and the film itself are expected to open extremely well. Notably, this album should have a large streaming advantage, given how well its radio singles have done thus far (and will do in the coming days.) Will this panther be the head of the animal kingdom? Even if it’s not, it’s sure going to roar.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
The other notable soundtrack on this week’s schedule brings us tunes from the third and final movie in the Fifty Shades trilogy, a franchise that already has a #2 album (2015) and a #1 album (2017) under its belt. This set features a duet from Liam Payne and Rita Ora called “For You”, a minor hit on the Top 40 format, while original songs from Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld and Julia Michaels, among others, should provide for another well-received release. Where will it debut? Stay tuned.

More albums out this week: Brian Fallon‘s Sleepwalkers (iTunes), Dashboard Confessional‘s Sleepwalkers (iTunes), Franz Ferdinand‘s Always Ascending (iTunes), MGMT‘s Little Dark Age (iTunes), The Wombats‘s Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Juliander‘s Afterglow (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Da Moon”, Towkio featuring Teddy Jackson & Grace Weber (iTunes)
“American Dream”, Skizzy Mars (iTunes)
“Beautiful”, Huntar (iTunes)
“Cool”, Felix Jaehn featuring Marc E. Bassy & Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Emergency”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Friends”, Marshmello & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“F****d Up”, Bahari (iTunes)
“Good Man”, Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“Good People Do Bad Things”, Prelow (iTunes)
“Growing Pains”, Coin (iTunes)
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Long As I Live”, Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Move”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Need You Now”, Shane Filan featuring Sitti (iTunes)
“Never Over You”, Rozzi (iTunes)
“Not A Love Song (VAVO Remix)”, bülow (iTunes)
“Nuh Ready Nuh Ready”, Calvin Harris featuring PartyNextDoor (iTunes)
“Only You (Frank Pole / Midnight Kids Remix)”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Over The Mountain, Across The Sea”, Elise LeGrow (iTunes)
“Sinners”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Subtle Thing”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“The Wave”, R3HAB x Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“The Weight Is Gone”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“Trust”, Youngblood Hawke (iTunes)
“Volcanic Love”, The Aces (iTunes)
“We Are F**ked”, Noah Cyrus featuring (iTunes)
“Weightless”, Tim Halperin (iTunes)
“Wild Love”, James Bay (iTunes)
“You Are The Reason (Duet)”, Calum Scott & Leona Lewis (iTunes)
“You Could Have Been The One”, Coasts (iTunes)
“You Got ‘Em All”, Trent Harmon (iTunes)
“You’re Not Missing Me”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Zombie”, Dreamers (iTunes)

Next week: look out for top albums from Brandi Carlile, Pop Evil and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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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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