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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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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (July 9)

We like to "Party".

We like to “Party”.

Did you see that tumbleweed roll across your screen? Yeah, that’s what it’s looking like this week. Here’s your retail report for the small pack of releases for July 9:

  • If you’re still partying like it’s Independence Day, then you might wanna give a listen to “Body Party” hitmaker Ciara‘s latest album, a self-titled effort. It also features a new collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “I’m Out”. It should be the second highest debut on next week’s survey next to Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was a Samsung exclusive freebie on July 4 and went to retail on this week. I featured that as the top release on last week’s update. [Ciara: (iTunes)] [Jay-Z: (iTunes)]
  • Featuring the top 40 pop single “C’mon Let Me Ride”, Skylar Grey‘s album, Don’t Look Down, is out this week. She previously released an album in 2006 as Holly Brook. (iTunes)
  • He hit the Country charts plenty in the 90’s and now, Travis Tritt is out with The Calm After…, featuring a cover of the Don Henley/Patty Smyth duet, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”, featuring his daughter Tyler Reese. (iTunes)
  • Climbing the Urban AC chart with “Beautiful”, R&B singer Donell Jones is back with Forever, his first album in three years. (iTunes)

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

  • “Acapella”, finally hitting digital retailers from the swag pop duo Karmin. (iTunes)
  • “Exotic”, new from Priyanka Chopra featuring rapper Pitbull. (iTunes)
  • “How Long Has This Been Going On?” from latin superstar Gloria Estefan. (iTunes)
  • “Overcomer”, new from gospel singer and former American Idol contestant Mandisa. (iTunes)

We pick up some speed again next week with singer-songwriters like Matt Nathanson and Sara Bareilles and dance legends like the Pet Shop Boys, but will the Kidz Bop Kids school them and hit the top? Find out in seven!

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