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

Views to a kill.

Views to a kill.

May is just around the corner… may we have some more superstar releases? Of course! Canada, country and compilations take over the list on this fine Friday. Here are this week’s new releases:

  • DRAKE — Views (iTunes)
    • Featuring the current radio hit “One Dance”, this Canadian rapper’s latest effort is going to have a giant debut on a number of charts next week. The album is an Apple exclusive for its first seven days, but is expected on both digital (outside of Apple) and physical platforms after that. Will it hit a million copies sold first week?
  • MARTINA MCBRIDE — Reckless (iTunes)
    • The title track from this set has been spinning on Cumulus’s dozens of country radio stations. The single isn’t going to make the top 40 at the format, but the album is a different story. It should make the top 15 on the Billboard 200 chart, or even the top ten.
  • More albums out this week: Haley Reinhart‘s Better (iTunes), Lonestar‘s Never Enders (iTunes), Pepper‘s Ohana (iTunes), Rob Zombie‘s The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (iTunes), Rogue Wave‘s Delusions Of Grand Fur (iTunes), The Boxer Rebellion‘s Ocean By Ocean (iTunes), Empire (Original Soundtrack – Season 2, Volume 2) (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Volume 58 (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Broadway (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Carmody‘s Skin (iTunes), Stone Cold Fox‘s Tunnel Vision (iTunes)

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

  • “Baby Baby”, Amy Grant featuring Tori Kelly (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful Pain”, Andy Black (iTunes)
  • “Bored To Death”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
  • “Cool Papa Bell”, Paul Simon (iTunes)
  • “Fireproof”, Coleman Hell (iTunes)
  • “H.O.L.Y.”, Florida Georgia Line (iTunes)
  • “Hey Heartbreak”, Jennifer Nettles (iTunes)
  • “How To Love”, Cash Cash featuring Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
  • “Love, Hope and Misery”, Jake Bugg (iTunes)
  • “My Blood”, AlunaGeorge featuring ZHU (iTunes)
  • “Not Today”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
  • “Pick Up”, Dierks Bentley (iTunes)
  • “Something To Believe In”, Young The Giant (iTunes)
  • “This Is What You Came For”, Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna (iTunes)
  • “Trash”, Tyler Glenn (iTunes)
  • “True Colors”, Zedd & Kesha (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Cole SwindellKeith UrbanMike Posner and more.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 8)

Three's company.

Three’s company.

There’s a whole lot of genres represented on the schedule this week, from country to rock to pop and more. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of April 8:

  • There are no huge releases in the bunch, but one of the most notable is a Duets album from new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Linda Ronstadt. The compilation features fifteen classic collaborations, including her big hits like “Somewhere Out There” (with James Ingram) and “Don’t Know Much” (with Aaron Neville.) (iTunes)
  • Taking on some of her favorite R&B and soul songs, Country singer Martina McBride returns with Everlasting. The album features duets with Gavin DeGraw and Kelly Clarkson. (iTunes)
  • Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson is currently rising on the AAA and Hot AC charts with a single called “Tell The World”. This week, parent album Pure Fiction arrives in stores. (iTunes)
  • Coming off a top 20 Rhythm radio single “Ride”, Texas-born R&B singer SoMo is out with his debut album, a self-titled effort. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Avicii‘s True: Avicii by Avicii (iTunes), Betty Who‘s Slow Dancing (EP) (iTunes), Black Label Society‘s Catacombs Of The Black Vatican (iTunes), Carlene Carter‘s Carter Girl (iTunes), Emmylou Harris‘s Wrecking Ball (reissue) (iTunes), James Durbin‘s Celebrate (iTunes), Joan Osborne‘s Love And Hate (iTunes), Matt Hires‘s Heartache Machine (EP) (iTunes), MercyMe‘s Welcome To The New (iTunes) and Sza‘s (iTunes).

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

  • “Back Home”, a brand new single from Andy Grammer. (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful Times”, new from Owl City featuring Lindsey Stirling. (iTunes)
  • “Colour Blind”, the first single outside of Glee for Amber Riley. (iTunes)
  • “Golden”, teaming together Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks. (iTunes)
  • “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”, a new duet from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. (iTunes)
  • “River Bank”, the first single from Brad Paisley‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Sing”, a hot single from X, the sophomore album by Ed Sheeran. (iTunes) (Read my review of “Sing”)
  • “Storyline”, a digital single from Hunter Hayes‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)

Next week, singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, pop and R&B star Jason Derulo and southern rockers NEEDTOBREATHE are among the schedule’s top new releases. A full preview is coming in seven!

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