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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 26, 2018

II becomes one.

Get cultured with the top new releases in genres like pop, rap and more! Here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

MIGOS – Culture II (iTunes)
The Atlanta trio is having quite an era at Rhythmic and Urban radio with hits like “MotorSport” and “Stir Fry”, and it won’t stop anytime soon. Already expected to be a monster at streaming services in the coming days, the set will likely be competing with a number of Grammy winners from Sunday night’s telecast for the #1 spot. However, this will definitely have the advantage going into the weekend.

More albums out this week: Burna Boy‘s Outside (iTunes), Cory Asbury‘s Reckless Love (iTunes), Craig David‘s The Time Is Now (iTunes), JONGHYUN‘s Poet | Artist (iTunes), LP‘s Forever For Now (iTunes), Mike Posner & The Legendary Mike Posner Band‘s I Was Born In Detroit On a Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Cold Day (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Drake‘s Scary Hours (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Post Traumatic (iTunes), State Of Sound‘s Stardust (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“9 To 5”, Harrison Brome (iTunes)
“Ancient Names, Pt. II”, Lord Huron (iTunes)
“Bad Vibe”, M.O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi (iTunes)
“Beg (Acoustic)”, Jack & Jack featuring Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“BOOM”, Tiësto, Gucci Mane & Sevenn (iTunes)
“Corporation”, Jack White (iTunes)
“Dance”, DNCE (iTunes)
“Dangerous Night”, Thirty Seconds To Mars (iTunes)
“Don’t Make Me Wait”, Sting & Shaggy (iTunes)
“Fake Nice”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Feels Great (Party Pupils Remix)”, Cheat Codes featuring Fetty Wap & CVBZ (iTunes)
“Focus”, Elias (iTunes)
“Guilt Trip”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Helium”, Sia vs. David Guetta & Afrojack (iTunes)
“High For Me”, Olivia Noelle featuring Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Home”, Matt Gresham (iTunes)
“Hummingbird”, LCAW featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor (iTunes)
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Joyful”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Know This Love”, KREAM featuring Litens (iTunes)
“Lockdown”, LINES (iTunes)
“Lullaby”, R3HAB & Mike Williams (iTunes)
“Merengue”, Kent Jones (iTunes)
“My Name Is The Night (Color Me Black)”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
“Perfect”, Topic & Ally Brooke (iTunes)
“Potential”, VOKES (iTunes)
“Rocket”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Sativa”, Jhene Aiko featuring Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
“Say Something”, Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Soldier”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Suspended”, Elle Watson (iTunes)
“The Middle”, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey (iTunes)
“The Mountain”, Three Days Grace (iTunes)
“Toxic Love (Acoustic)”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Wait”, Maroon 5 featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Why”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Your Favorite Song (Loote Remix)”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from AWOLNATIONJustin Timberlake 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 January 27, 2017

Coming down the track with new tracks...

Coming down the track with new tracks…

When it comes to executive orders to better the state of our music industry, I think we can sign off on getting all of you readers out in the blog world up-to-date with the latest releases. After all, it’s not a wall. Here are some of this week’s new album and singles:

TRAIN – a girl a bottle a boat (iTunes)
All aboard! The latest set from this San Francisco band features “Play That Song”, which recently went top ten on Hot AC radio. That sounds like some chart and soul to me! It also features a collaboration with Priscilla Renea, who hit the pop chart as an artist in 2009 with “Dollhouse”. Pat Monahan and crew have earned five top ten albums on the Billboard 200 since 2001, and the sixth could be on its way soon.

MIGOS – Culture (iTunes)
If you’re into raindrops and drop-tops, then you probably know the chart-topping song “Bad And Boujee” by this Georgia rap trio. As it ranks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s also a top ten hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio listings. This album will receive a large boost due to stream and track-equivalent units, which is not “Bad” at all when it comes to chart placement.

KEHLANI – SweetSexySavage (iTunes)
With cuts like “CRZY” and “Distraction” building up millions of plays at streaming services, the California performer is bound to find some nice support at those platforms for release week. It’s likely to perform much better than her last mixtape, You Should Be Here.

More albums out this week: Aquilo‘s Silhouettes (iTunes), Bell Biv Devoe‘s Three Stripes (iTunes), Brantley Gilbert‘s The Devil Don’t Sleep (iTunes), Erik Hassle‘s Innocence Lost (iTunes), Japandroids‘s Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s The Fall (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Road Less Traveled (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 61 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Stanaj‘s From A Distance (iTunes), Whissell‘s Old Souls, Young Bodies (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“21 Days”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Anymore”, Goldfrapp (iTunes)
“Be The 1”, Ricky Reed (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak For Me (True)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Hand Grenade”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Love Is The Beast”, RØMANS featuring Avelino (iTunes)
“Love Me Better”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Medicine”, KNGDAVD (iTunes)
“Mercy (Acoustic Guitar Version)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Natural”, Russ Macklin featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“No Matter”, Frances (iTunes)
“Off My Mind”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Pipe Dreams”, Nelly Furtado (iTunes)
“Play”, SoMo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Run Up”, Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Scared To Be Lonely”, Martin Garrix featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Skin”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Sleep Deprived”, LÉON (iTunes)
“So Good”, Zara Larsson featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Testify”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Young Blood”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Big Sean, MUNAReba McEntire and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 31, 2015

They've Led the chart before.

They’ve Led the chart before.

This week’s New Music Friday is a little slow given the usual summer sales drought, but there’s still enough of a pop punch from both classic hitmakers and chart newcomers. So, sit back and enjoy this week’s new album and single releases:

  • LED ZEPPELIN — Coda, In Through The Out Door, Presence (reissues) (iTunes, iTunesiTunes)
    • The classic rock band’s final three studio albums are all coming out in deluxe editions this week, which concludes a series of reissues of all eight of their studio efforts that began in June 2014. The latter two titles reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1979 and 1976, respectfully.
  • MIGOS — Y.R.N.: Yung Rich Nation (iTunes)
    • Though the Atlanta trio went through legal troubles earlier this year, their first studio album is set to be out today. The single “One Time” reached the top 20 on the Urban chart. The set features collaborations with Chris Brown and Young Thug.
  • SAINT ASONIA — Saint Asonia (iTunes)
    • This Canadian quartet is the combination of four members who all found success with other groups, including lead singer Adam Gontier, formerly of Three Days Grace. Their “Better Place” is currently #10 on Active Rock radio.
  • More albums out this week: Albert Hammond Jr.‘s Momentary Masters (iTunes), Buddy Guy‘s Born To Play Guitar (iTunes), Finger Eleven‘s Five Crooked Lines (iTunes), Joss Stone‘s Water For The Soul (iTunes), Lianne La Havas‘s Blood (iTunes), Lil Dicky‘s Professional Rapper (iTunes), Natalie Imbruglia‘s Male (iTunes), The Maccabees‘s Marks To Prove It (iTunes) (We’ll see if an untitled Dr. Dre album (iTunes) or Frank Ocean‘s Boys Don’t Cry (iTunes) make the deadline.)
  • More EPs out this week: Meghan Linsey‘s Believer (iTunes)

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

  • “Classic”, a remix of a song from The Knocks and Powers, now featuring Fetty Wap. (iTunes)
  • “Drag Me Down”, new from One Direction. (iTunes)
  • “Friends With Enemies”, an instant grat track from Atlas Genius. (iTunes)
  • “Warm Blood”, an instant grat track from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include fresh releases from Frank Turner, Luke Bryan and tobyMac. See you then!

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