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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 7, 2018

You say she’ll be #1…

Ooh, child, it’s another fantastic Friday in the music world with a fresh batch of new albums hitting the scene. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

LAUREN DAIGLE – Look Up Child (iTunes)
Daigle is dominating the Christian charts with the lead single from this album, “You Say”, which looks poised to cross to other radio formats, having already reached the top five on iTunes and the middle portion of the Hot 100. It’s a very likely contender for #1, but there are several releases competing for the title, including a few steady streaming winners that could interfere.

PAUL MCCARTNEY – Egypt Station (iTunes)
Get in the carpool and sing along to McCartney’s newest album, which features the top ten Triple A radio song “Come On To Me”. It has a pretty good shot at becoming his third top five album on the Billboard 200 during the past decade, especially as one of the top upper demo records of the week.

Notable albums out this week: Case‘s Therapy (iTunes), Clutch‘s Book Of Bad Decisions (iTunes), Estelle‘s Lovers Rock (iTunes), Joey Purp‘s QUARTERTHING (iTunes), Lenny Kravitz‘s Raise Vibration (iTunes), MAGIC!‘s Expectations (iTunes), MNEK‘s Language (iTunes), Paul Simon‘s In The Blue Light (iTunes), Russ‘s ZOO (iTunes), Ruston Kelly‘s Dying Star (iTunes), Suicidal Tendencies‘s Still Cyco Punk After All These Years (iTunes), $uicideBoy$‘s I Want To Die In New Orleans (iTunes), Tamia‘s Passion Like Fire (iTunes), Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Aaron Taos‘s August. (iTunes), DREAMERS‘s Fly (iTunes), Hozier‘s Nina Cried Power (iTunes), Lion‘s Lion (iTunes), Phangs‘s N°1 Loves You (iTunes), The Faim‘s Summer Is A Curse (iTunes), Wanderer‘s Skyline (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Fired Up”, Matt Corby (iTunes)
“Angels”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“A$$hole (No Apologies)”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Back & Forth”, MK featuring Jonas Blue and Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Be Alright (Acoustic)”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Be Somebody”, Steve Aoki + Nicky Romero featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“Blood // Water (AWOLNATION Remix)”, grandson (iTunes)
“Body And Soul”, teddy<3 (iTunes)
“Changing”, Conrad Sewell (iTunes)
“Cold Showers”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“College”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“comethru”, Jeremy Zucker (iTunes)
“Consistent”, No/Me (iTunes)
“Crashing Waves” and “Perfect”, RØMANS (iTunes)
“Do You Ever Dream?”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Electricity”, Silk City featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“End Up With You”, Carrie Underwood (iTunes)
“Everybody Dies”, Logic (iTunes)
“Eyes Wide Shut”, Glades (iTunes)
“Fake It”, Wingtip (iTunes)
“Feeling California”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“F**k Being Friends”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Glow”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Good Thing Gone”, Elle King (iTunes)
“Happy Now (Acoustic)”, Zedd & Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Homesick”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“How Can I Forget”, MKTO (iTunes)
“I Do”, Ashlee Simpson + Evan Ross (iTunes)
“I Feel It”, Fly By Midnight x Carly Paige (iTunes)
“Just Got Paid”, Sigala featuring Meghan Trainor, Ella Eyre and French Montana (iTunes)
“Karma”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“Like I Used To”, Julia Knight (iTunes)
“Look In Her Eyes”, Rod Stewart (iTunes)
“Love Someone”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Mad At You”, Noah Cyrus with Gallant (iTunes)
“Maybe, I”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“No More Cryin'”, Steve Perry (iTunes)
“Psycho”, Lauren Aqualina (iTunes)
“Sober”, Tyde Levi (iTunes)
“Stronger”, The Score (iTunes)
“Superior Emotion”, AlunaGeorge featuring Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Surprise Me”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“The Man”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)
“The Only”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“The Way I Am (Acoustic)”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Want To”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Watching Over”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“Way Down”, (iTunes)
“Why So Serious”, Alice Merton (iTunes)
“Willow”, FERGUS (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Carrie Underwood, David Guetta and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 1, 2018

A worldly chart-topper.

37. Cher & Andy Garcia – Fernando | HIGHEST DEBUT

35. Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind (40)
28. Paul McCartney – Come On To Me (38) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Rex Orange County with Benny Sings – Loving Is Easy (32)
21. Lenny Kravitz – Low (30)
19. Maddie Poppe – Going Going Gone (25)
(see #8 and #9 below)

10. Passenger – Hell Or High Water (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (15) | PEAK: #09
08. George Ezra – Shotgun (16) | PEAK: #08
07. Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight (07) | PEAK: #07
06. John Mayer – New Light (10) | PEAK: #06
05. Jason Mraz – Have It All (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry (02) | PEAK: #02
01. A Great Big World – Younger (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Josh Groban – Granted (4)
2. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (2)
3. Celine Dion – Ashes (1)
4. Kelly Clarkson – Heat (5)
5. Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo (3)
6. Lissie – Castles (8)
7. Daughtry – Deep End (10)
8. Plain White T’s – Your Body (9)
9. American Authors – Deep Water (-)
10. Sheryl Crow featuring Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (-)

In The Mix:
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio
Donovan Woods – Another Try (new)
Gorillaz featuring George Benson – Humility
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Picture This – When We Were Young
Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward – Famous
Train featuring Cam – Call Me Sir

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Chad King and Ian Axel, better known as A Great Big World, who land their third #1 song on my personal chart with “Younger”, up 3-1. Their longest run at the top so far was in 2014 with “Already Home”, which spent seven weeks there. A pack of three tracks break into the top ten this week, led by George Ezra‘s “Shotgun”, bouncing from 16-8. It recently became his first #1 song in the United Kingdom. This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to last week’s Highest Debut: “Come On To Me” by Paul McCartney, jumping ten spots from 38-28, though Lenny Kravitz‘s “Low” nearly ties that move, as it leaps nine spots from 30-21. The only debut in the top 40, starting at #37, is the radio single from the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Just under the top 20 on the AC chart, “Fernando”, a cover of Abba‘s 1976 AC and CHR hit, is done by two of the film’s stars: Cher and Andy Garcia. At 72, Cher is the second-oldest female performer to ever make my list, just behind Christine McVie, who was 74 when “In My World” (with Lindsey Buckingham) had its last two weeks in my top 40 last summer. The two acts involved, Abba and Cher, charted in the top 40 of the Hot 100 together just once during the summer of 1974, when the former was in with “Waterloo” and the latter was in with “Train Of Thought”.

(See my full chart on Crownnote)

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (September 23)

Two Cheeks, one week.

Two Cheeks, one week.

It’s a snazzy and jazzy update this week, with two unlikely superstars paired together for a collection of covers, along with one of Country’s leading men and one of England’s hottest indie trios. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of September 23:

  • After a week which will see Barbra Streisand top the Billboard 200, who’s to say that Tony Bennett will not be the next to top the survey? His long-delayed duets album with Lady Gaga, titled Cheek To Cheek, is now in stores. Several digital cuts from it have made the Jazz charts in the last few weeks. Reviews have been generally solid for it and the effort should have enough strength to enter at #1 next week. (iTunes)
  • Just off another #1 single at Country radio with “American Kids”, still selling well in the top 40 on iTunes, hitmaker Kenny Chesney is back with The Big Revival, which also features the followup “Til It’s Gone”. Last time around, Chesney’s Life On A Rock debuted north of six figures last year and could hit that same amount this year as a strong #2. We’ll see. (iTunes)
  • Currently riding up the Alternative survey with their biggest hit to date, “Left Hand Free”, the band known as alt-J (or ) is back with This Is All Yours, the act’s first studio album since 2012’s An Awesome Wave. Pre-release tracks from it have already ranked highly on iTunes stores across the globe. It will likely debut in the top ten. (iTunes)
  • In our former reality show contestants roundup, and there are quite a few this week, look out for new releases from America’s Got Talent‘s Jackie Evancho and her latest, Awakening (iTunes), American Idol‘s Jennifer Hudson with JHUD (iTunes) and The Sing-Off‘s Pentatonix with PTX, Vol. III (iTunes). Hudson’s “It’s Your World”, with R. Kelly, is now a top 20 hit at Urban AC radio.
  • Other releases out this week include: Aphex Twin‘s Syro (iTunes), Chad Lawson‘s The Chopin Variations (iTunesGary Clark Jr.‘s Gary Clark Jr. Live (iTunes), George Harrison‘s The Apple Years 1968-75 (iTunes), Joe Bonamossa‘s Different Shades Of Blue (iTunes), John Mellencamp‘s Plain Spoken (iTunes), Lee Ann Womack‘s The Way I’m Livin’ (iTunes), Lenny Kravitz‘s Strut (iTunes), Leonard Cohen‘s Popular Problems (iTunes), Luke James‘s Luke James (iTunes) and Tweedy‘s Sukierae (iTunes).

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

  • “Burnin’ Up”, new from singer Jessie J and rapper 2 Chainz. (iTunes)
  • “Carry You Home”, a digital single from Jamie Scott. (iTunes)
  • “Maps (Rumba Whoa Mix)”, the Maroon 5 hit with a new feature by Latin star J Balvin. (iTunes)
  • “Something Blue”, a digital single from the forthcoming album by Neil Diamond. (iTunes)
  • “When You Were Mine”, a collaboration from Night Terrors of 1927 and Tegan & Sara. (iTunes)

It’s a crazy week as the labels prepare for their final shot at a GRAMMY nomination for acts with new albums like Blake Shelton, Colbie Caillat, Lady Antebellum, Prince and more. So many releases, so little time, but a full preview is coming in seven!

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