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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 29, 2019

Billie, do be a hero.

A performer you should see in a crown will be crowned by the charts next week, but there are plenty of other options for fans this week, including several big country sets and notable rock titles. Check out these releases hitting the market on Friday:

BILLIE EILISH – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (iTunes)
Features: “Bury A Friend” and “You Should See Me In A Crown”, which entered the top ten at Alternative radio, with “When The Party’s Over” currently in the top 30 at Top 40 radio

GEORGE STRAIT – Honky Tonk Time Machine (iTunes)
Features: “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar'”, currently in the top 20 at Country radio

JAKE OWEN – Greetings From… Jake (iTunes)
Features: “Down To The Honkytonk'”, currently in the top five at Country radio, and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, spending a week at #1 last July

Notable albums out this week: Ben Platt‘s Sing To Me Instead (iTunes), Dylan Joel‘s You Were Made To Blossom (iTunes), Eli Young Band‘s This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits (iTunes), Greg Holden‘s World War Me (iTunes), Jamie Lawson‘s The Years In Between (iTunes), LION BABE‘s Cosmic Wind (iTunes), LOCASH‘s Brothers (iTunes), Logic‘s Supermarket (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Melii‘s phAses (iTunes), O.A.R.‘s The Mighty (iTunes), The Maine‘s You Are OK (iTunes), The Strumbellas‘s Rattlesnake (iTunes), Yelawolf‘s Trunk Muzik 3 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jake Miller‘s Based On A True Story (iTunes), Saweetie‘s ICY (iTunes), Simple Creatures‘s Strange Love (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All I Wanna Do”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“All Day And Night”, Jax Jones with Martin Solveig & Madison Beer (iTunes)
“All You Need To Know”, Gryffin & Slander featuring Calle Lehmann (iTunes)
“Amelie”, The Faim (iTunes)
“Another Lover”, Leland (iTunes)
“Bad Habits”, anders (iTunes)
“Better Man”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Big Picture”, James TW (iTunes)
“Bloody Nose”, Lil Xan (iTunes)
“Born Without A Heart”, Faouzia (iTunes)
“Broken And Beautiful”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Bubble Up” / “Hold You Tight”, Diplo (iTunes)
“Buzzkill” and “White Lies, Like Flies”, Cubbi (iTunes)
“Change Your Mind”, Dillon Francis featuring Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Coffee”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“Con Altura”, ROSALÍA & J Balvin featuring El Guincho (iTunes)
“Crying” / “What Do U Like (Ojivolta Remix)”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Dangerous Game”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Deepest Of Wells”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Deja Vu”, Brit Daniels (iTunes)
“Don’t Worry Bout Me”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Downhill Lullaby”, Sky Ferreira (iTunes)
“End Like This”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Feel You Now”, The Driver Era (iTunes)
“Final Destination”, Simon Samaeng (iTunes)
“Friends”, Flume featuring Reo Cragun (iTunes)
“God’s Country”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Got It In You”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Hailey”, James Smith (iTunes)
“Hate My Guts”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“Her”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Here We Go Again”, Sigma featuring Louisa (iTunes)
“Hustle”, P!nk (iTunes)
“I Could Get Used To This”, Becky Hill & Weiss (iTunes)
“I Do”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Just Friends”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Kills You Slowly”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)
“Lights On”, Izzy Bizu (iTunes)
“Look Back At It”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Park Woo Jin (iTunes)
“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere (Remix)”, Kane Brown featuring Becky G (iTunes)
“Mr. Lonely”, Midland (iTunes)
“Moneydontfixlonely”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“Movies At Night”, James Droll (iTunes)
“Never Say Never”, Draper featuring Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Night Running”, Cage The Elephant featuring Beck (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, EBEN (iTunes)
“No Friends”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Nothing Really Matters”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“One Day”, Sam Feldt & Yves X featuring ROZES (iTunes)
“Only When It Rains”, Frank Walker x Astrid S (iTunes)
“Poison The Well”, Modest Mouse (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (HONNE Remix)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Pushing All My Friends Away”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Red Lights”, JXN featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Scatterbrain”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Self” and “Talk (Disclosure VIP Remix), Khalid (iTunes)
“Seventy Lies”, I Know Leopard (iTunes)
“Sex In The Morning”, Lena featuring Ramz (iTunes)
“Sometimes”, DallasK & Nicky Romero featuring XYLØ (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, The WLDLFE (iTunes)
“Think Of Me”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”, Ciara (iTunes)
“Thorns”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Unstatus Quo”, Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Walk Away”, Alle Farben featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Ways To Go”, Rence (iTunes)
“What Sucks About Love”, Chris Burton featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Win You Over”, Whethan & Bearson featuring Soak (iTunes)
“You”, Shaggy featuring Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Young (Acoustic)”, Oli Fox (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Khalid, Sara Bareilles 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 November 24, 2017

Back in Blackbear.

Still awake after all that turkey and late-night shopping? We’re doing our best here. Here are the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

BLACKBEAR – Cybersex (iTunes) (release date: November 27)
Though this album doesn’t feature his current radio hit “Do Re Mi”, the instant grat cuts from it have been generating some nice streaming action over the last few weeks. With the lack of big releases this week, it should have a solid debut on the charts.

More albums out this week: Björk‘s Utopia (iTunes), Jake Owen‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Little Mix‘s Glory Days: The Platinum Edition (iTunes), Luis Miguel‘s ¡MÉXICO Por Siempre! (iTunes), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘s Who Built The Moon? (iTunes), Sam Feldt‘s Sunrise To Sunset (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: Dude York‘s Halftime For The Holidays (iTunes), Kaskade‘s Christmas (iTunes), Why Don’t We‘s A Why Don’t We Christmas (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Cole Swindell‘s Down Home Sessions IV (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Anywhere (Remixes)”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor (Remixes)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Both Of Us”, Yellow Claw featuring Stor-I (iTunes)
“Boxes (Acoustic)”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Caught”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Crazy”, Lost Frequencies & Zonderling (iTunes)
“Difficult”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Gone Is The Night”, Kris Kross Amsterdam featuring Jorge Blanco (iTunes)
“I Know You”, Craig David featuring Bastille (iTunes)
“Krippy Kush (Remix)”, Farruko, Bad Bunny & Rvssian featuring Nicki Minaj & 21 Savage (iTunes)
“My God & Your God”, To Kill A King (iTunes)
“My Way”, One Bit & Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Naked”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“New Rules (Initial Talk Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“NOMAD”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Only One”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Perfect (Robin Schulz Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Piñata”, Vice featuring BIA, Kap G & Justin Quiles (iTunes)
“Summer In December”, G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Strangers (R3hab Remix)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Terrified”, Isaac Gracie (iTunes)
“Wait (Remixes)”, Martin Jensen featuring Loote (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Chris Stapleton, Post MaloneU2 and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 29, 2016

Major debut alert.

Major debut alert.

Don’t think I’ve ever considered being a locksmith as a career, but by the amount of keys referenced in this week’s top new release, perhaps there’s a business opportunity on the horizon. Here’s a look at the new and notable albums and singles on the schedule:

  • DJ KHALED — Major Key (iTunes)
    • When your imprint has three of the top 20 singles at both Rhythmic and Urban radio, I’d say you’re doing pretty well for yourself. That’s indeed the case for this 40-year-old DJ/producer from Miami, who will likely reach the top of the iTunes listing faster than you can shout “WE THE BEST MUSIC!” Major key for this release: selling enough copies to defeat Drake‘s Views.
  • JAKE OWEN — American Love (iTunes)
    • Owen’s fifth studio album features the single “American Country Love Song”, which is rising in the top ten at Country radio. He’s certainly the patriotic performer this era, and he’ll likely have a top 20 entry on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • FANTASIA — The Definition Of… (iTunes)
    • It’s been 12 years since Barrino became the third American Idol, and this week, she’s back with her fifth studio album. The current single from it is “Sleeping With The One I Love”, a top 20 record on the Urban AC survey.
  • More albums out this week: Billy Talent‘s Afraid Of Heights (iTunes), Descendents‘s Hypercaffium Spazzinate (iTunes), Hillary Scott And The Scott Family‘s Love Remains (iTunes), Jarryd James‘s High (iTunes), Jason Derulo‘s Platinum Hits (iTunes), MAALA‘s Composure (iTunes), NAO‘s For All We Know (iTunes), Viola Beach‘s Viola Beach (iTunes), ZHU‘s Generationwhy (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Michael Blume‘s When I Get It Right (iTunes)

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

  • “Any Moment Now”, Barbra Streisand with Hugh Jackman (iTunes)
  • “Bad Decisions”, Two Door Cinema Club (iTunes)
  • “Closer”, The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey (iTunes)
  • “Comeback Kid”, The Band Perry (iTunes, August 1)
  • “Dang!”, Mac Miller featuring Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
  • “Fake It”, Bastille (iTunes)
  • “First Day Of Summer”, Jesse Ruben (iTunes)
  • “Flex”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
  • “Fresh Eyes”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
  • “F**k Apologies”, JoJo featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
  • “Howl At The Moon”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
  • “I Know A Girl”, The Preatures (iTunes)
  • “I Want To Live”, Skillet (iTunes)
  • “In The Name Of Love”, Martin Garrix featuring Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
  • “Killing Me”, Ofelia K (iTunes)
  • “Longest Days”, John Mellencamp (iTunes)
  • “Love Is A Burden”, Jamestown Revival (iTunes)
  • “Love Remains”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
  • “Playground”, High Dive Heart (iTunes)
  • “Run Run Blood”, Phantogram (iTunes)
  • “Somebody Else Will”, Justin Moore (iTunes)
  • “The Only Way Out”, Andra Day (iTunes)
  • “Three Empty Words”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
  • “Weekend Millionaires”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
  • “When She Walks”, ELEL (iTunes)
  • “Zillionaire”, Flo Rida (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Chris Lane, DJ Snake, O.A.R. and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 19, 2015

A "Book" worth reading.

A “Book” worth reading.

DEBUTS
40. Causes – Walk On Water
39. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Jake Owen – Real Life (34)
24. X Ambassadors – Renegades (29)
15. John Newman – Come And Get It (22) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (07) | PEAK: #02
06. ROMANS – Uh Huh (08) | PEAK: #06
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
01. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (4)
2. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (2)
3. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (6)
4. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (10)
5. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (9)
6. Little Mix – Black Magic (8)
7. The Heydaze – Dumb (7)
8. FLETCHER – War Paint (-)
9. Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (-)
10. Sam Bruno – Search Party (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Don Henley – Take A Picture Of Me (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Halsey – New Americana (new)
Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go
Leona Lewis – Thunder (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man
Scott Helman – That Sweater
Tony Lucca – Paint A Picture (new)
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)

Chart Notes:

  • We have a new one at the top this week as Dublin’s Gavin James rises 2-1 in his 13th week in the top 40 with “The Book Of Love”. James is the first Irish act to make it to the top spot with their first entry on my survey since The Script‘s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, an eight week #1 back in 2009. Additionally, it is the first cover song (the act The Magnetic Fields did the original) to reach #1 since 2003. That’s when Sixpence None The Richer‘s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (recorded by Crowded House in 1986) had a three-week run there. You can find the single in its original form on the EP For You and in a version recorded in concert on the album Live At Whelans.
  • Last week, John Newman‘s “Come And Get It” was tied for the week’s Biggest Mover with a leap of seven notches to #22, but that same move this week (rising to #15) earns him the title all his own. That new peak lands him one spot away from his biggest chart single to date, “Losing Sleep”, which went to #14 in February of last year. Newman’s song also looks like it will be big on the official chart in the U.K., where it’s currently in the top three on iTunes.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen recently spent a week at the top on my personal chart with “I Really Like You”, and while that descends the top 40, the liking continues for the second single from her forthcoming album E•MO•TION. “Run Away With Me” is the week’s Highest Debut at #39 and is scheduled to impact pop radio on Tuesday. A video recently premiered for the track.
  • Also new this week is the second charting single for the quartet based in Amsterdam who call themselves Causes. “Walk On Water” is in at #40, while their former #2 hit, “Teach Me How To Dance With You”, holds in position at #7. The band inked a deal with RCA Records in the U.K. a few days ago. We’ll see if the U.S. is next.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 12, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Still jamming to the Jukebox.

DEBUTS
40. Daya – Hide Away
39. Life Of Dillon – Dreams | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Jake Owen – Real Life (40)
29. X Ambassadors – Renegades (34)
22. John Newman – Come And Get It (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
15. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (22) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
12. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ed Sheeran – Photograph (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (10) | PEAK: #09
08. ROMANS – Uh Huh (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (04) | PEAK: #02
06. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (05) | PEAK: #05
05. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (1)
2. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (3)
3. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me (-)
4. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (8)
5. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
6. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (6)
7. The Heydaze – Dumb (9)
8. Little Mix – Black Magic (10)
9. Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (-)
10. Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Coasts – Oceans
Colbie Caillat – Never Gonna Let You Down (new)
CRO – Dream
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
FLETCHER – War Paint
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
KAPTAN – Anywhere We Go (new)
MAGIC! – Sunday Funday (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun
Saint Motel – Cold Cold Man (new)
Sam Bruno – Search Party (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • Not many chart tunes can claim the Biggest Mover title for three weeks in a row, but that’s exactly what “Pressure Off” from Duran Duran and featured acts Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers is doing. Three weeks ago, the song debuted at #40, then moved to #32, to #22 and now it’s up another seven spots to #15. It’s been a crazy ride so far and it’s certainly not over yet. “Pressure” ties with John Newman‘s “Come And Get It” for the honor this week, as “Come” rises 29-22.
  • The highest of this week’s two debuts comes from trio Life Of Dillon and their second single from the EP titled Prologue. “Overload”, their former #2 hit, falls out of the countdown this week, but the three replace themselves with “Dreams”, new at #39. It’s just starting out at Hot AC radio, where it’s already picked up detections on seven outlets. The act will be playing in St. Louis and San Antonio in the next few days.
  • Six weeks ago, I wrote a little about Daya in the monthly Radio Report as her debut single edged closer to its impact date at pop radio. (You’ll recall that it was first played on SiriusXM’s Venus on April 30, which got the ball rolling.) The 16-year-old newcomer debuts at #40 on my chart with “Hide Away”. Things are only going up at both radio and retail, so look out for it.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 5, 2015

It's the Ghost wonderful time of the year.

Another post, another Ghost.

DEBUTS
40. Jake Owen – Real Life
39. Family Of The Year – Make You Mine | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. X Ambassadors – Renegades (39)
22. Duran Duran featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers – Pressure Off (32) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
17. Matt Nathanson – Gold In The Summertime (22)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Invincible (12) | PEAK: #10
09. ROMANS – Uh Huh (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Parachute – Crave (05) | PEAK: #04
07. American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home (10) | PEAK: #07
06. Walk The Moon – Different Colors (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt… (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Causes – Teach Me How To Dance With You (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Gavin James – The Book Of Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Causes – Walk On Water (1)
2. Hoodie Allen – Dumb For You (2)
3. Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves (3)
4. Daya – Hide Away (7)
5. Life Of Dillon – Dreams (10)
6. Jarryd James – Do You Remember (8)
7. New Politics – West End Kids (5)
8. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (-)
9. The Heydaze – Dumb (-)
10. Little Mix – Black Magic (-)

In The Mix:
Atlas Genius – Molecules
Austin Mahone – Dirty Work (new)
Beck – Dreams
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
Coasts – Oceans
CRO – Dream (new)
Day Wave – Drag
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer (new)
Django Django – Shake And Tremble
Fairground Saints – Can’t Control The Weather
FLETCHER – War Paint (new)
Freddy’s Dilemma – Only On A Saturday Night
Hunter Hunted – Lucky Day (new)
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
Jasmine Thompson – Adore
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
Martin Luke Brown – Scars On Scars (new)
Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Sonna Rele – Once A Day
Mother Mother – Monkey Tree
Robin Thicke – Morning Sun (new)
Scott Helman – That Sweater
The Karma Killers – Coming Of Age
The Script – Paint The Town Green
Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Architect Of Ruin
Walk Off The Earth – Hold On (The Break) (new)
Years & Years – Shine

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s top ten is pretty active with several songs headed upward, including two tracks entering into the region. Up 11-9 is newcomer ROMANS with “Uh Huh”, now officially impacting Hot AC radio in the U.S. in two weeks. Also up two spots is the latest from Kelly Clarkson, “Invincible”, moving 12-10. She’ll be looking for her third #1 with the song that is now her 17th top ten hit on my chart.
  • The California group named Family Of The Year has this week’s Highest Debut, coming in at #39 with “Make You Mine”. It’s the first single from their forthcoming self-titled album, due September 4. It’s also their first release to make my top 40 since the fall of 2013, when former top ten “St. Croix” (#7) fell out of the survey.
  • One notch below them is Jake Owen‘s “Real Life”, new at #40 this week. The Florida performer has been making Country hits since 2006, but this is his first to break my chart. It has a strong mid-to-late 90’s Alternative radio production to it, and that could lead to some big crossover play soon. Stay tuned.
  • Next week should see at least two debuts lighting up the chart, with potential second hits from two bands, Causes and Life Of Dillon, looking like frontrunners at the moment. Could newcomers Daya or The Heydaze steal one of those coveted slots? Find out on Sunday.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (December 3)

A scentimental affair from the "Perfume" singer.

Next one on my Brit list.

Can you believe it’s December already? Get your Christmas wish lists out because this week features one of the last big packs of releases for some time. Here are all the new albums and singles you need to know about for December 3:

  • With her first full-length album since 2011’s Femme Fatale, Britney Spears returns with Britney Jean, featuring the singles “Perfume” and “Work Bitch”. The singles haven’t performing as well from this one and the reviews are varied, but this should have a solid top 5 debut. (One Direction will likely be #1 for a second week with Midnight Memories.) (iTunes) (Read my review of Britney Jean.)
  • Country singer Jake Owen releases Days Of Gold, his latest studio album. The title track is a recent top 20 hit from the Country chart. (iTunes)
  • Coming off her #1 hit on the Urban chart, “It Won’t Stop”, the debut EP from Sevyn Streeter is out today. Call Me Crazy, But… features seven tracks, including that collaboration with Chris Brown. (iTunes)
  • The hills are alive with the sound of a remake… a live remake on television, at that. Carrie Underwood stars in an NBC live event telecast of the classic The Sound Of Music, and the cast soundtrack from it is available today. (iTunes)
  • On the Christmas circuit this week, check out the fourth Christmas compilation from the cast of Glee (iTunes) as well as Leona Lewis‘s Christmas, With Love (iTunes), featuring single “One More Sleep”.
  • Other albums out this week include Boston‘s Life, Love & Hope (iTunes), Glen Hensard‘s Drive All Night (EP) (iTunes) and a third television soundtrack from the show Sons Of Anarchy (iTunes).

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

  • “Anything”, a recent Canadian top ten hit from the band Hedley. (iTunes)
  • “Change Me”, the latest Music Mondays release from Justin Bieber. (iTunes)
  • “Christmas In L.A.”, this year’s holiday release from The Killers featuring Dawes. (iTunes)
  • “John Doe”, new from B.o.B. and Priscilla Renea. (iTunes)
  • “O Holy Night”, a cover of the holiday classic from Megan & Liz. (iTunes)
  • “Snow In California”, another Christmas track from Ariana Grande. (iTunes)
  • “This Christmas Song” and “O Holy Night”, from American Idol contestant Angie Miller. (iTunes – TCS) (iTunes – OHN)

R. Kelly is next week’s big release, along with Childish Gambino and a Season 2 soundtrack to ABC’s Nashville. How will they do? A preview is coming in seven.

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