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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 25, 2018

When you’re ready, bop away.

Memorial Day calls for some music that reaches the beaches, and you can’t go wrong with a number of the selections below. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

SHAWN MENDES – Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
The self-titled release from this Canadian singer and songwriter shall make all the young girls scream and stream with joy. The first single off it, “In My Blood”, is still gaining nicely at several U.S. radio formats, and a handful of other instant grat tracks have reacted well across the many digital services, including the Khalid-assisted “Youth”. Unless Post Malone‘s recent album decides to challenge it, you should expect Mendes’s set to be a strong contender to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.

A$AP ROCKY – Testing (iTunes)
After two #1 solo albums in 2013 and 2015, respectively, this Harlem performer is hoping to score his third with a set that features several interesting collaborations, including artists like Lauryn Hill and Moby. With a streaming advantage, could it blow past Mendes’s album to become the top release in the land, or will it fall just short of the prize? Stay tuned.

Notable albums out this week: CHVRCHES‘s Love Is Dead (iTunes), J Balvin‘s Vibras (iTunes), Janine‘s 99 (iTunes), Jessie J‘s R.O.S.E. (iTunes), Jonathan Davis‘s Black Labyrinth (iTunes), Juice WRLD‘s Goodbye & Good Riddance (iTunes), Pusha T‘s Daytona (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Wildness (iTunes), Thunderpussy‘s Thunderpussy (iTunes), Welshly Arms‘s No Place Is Home (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: LOVA‘s Scripted Reality (iTunes), Matthew Young‘s Fruit (iTunes), Sj‘s Calabasas (iTunes), Taylor Phillips‘s Six Strings Attached (iTunes), YUNGBLUD‘s 21st Century Liability (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Actual Pain”, Good Charlotte (iTunes)
“Against The Wall (Acoustic Version)”, Seether (iTunes)
“American Nights”, The Night Game (iTunes)
“Bracelet” and “Paranoid”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Broken Love”, The Him featuring Parson James (iTunes)
“Call Me Sir”, Train featuring Cam and Travie McCoy (iTunes)
“Castles”, Brother Oliver (iTunes)
“Cheat”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Come This Far”, Chloe Kohanski (iTunes)
“Deep Down Below”, Andreas Moss featuring Yacht Money (iTunes)
“Deep End”, KREAM (iTunes)
“Do You Feel This Way”, Kailee Morgue featuring Whethan (iTunes)
“Drink About (MOTi Remix)”, Seeb & Dagny (iTunes)
“Entertainer”, Zayn (iTunes)
“Fallingwater”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“February 3rd”, Jorja Smith (iTunes)
“Feeling You”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Forget To Forget”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“Girl”, Donna Missal (iTunes)
“Happier (Acoustic)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Have It All (Acoustic)”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“High Hopes”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“I Could Be Wrong”, Lucas & Steve x Brandy (iTunes)
“Icon (Remix)”, Jaden Smith featuring Nicky Jam (iTunes)
“Let Me Down Slowly”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Like I Love U”, The Moffatts (iTunes)
“Live It Up (Official Song 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia)”, Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith & Era Istrefi (iTunes)
“Longer Than I Thought”, Loote featuring Joe Jonas (iTunes)
“Love Alone”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way”, U2 x Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“Love The Lie”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Low”, Lenny Kravitz (iTunes)
“Medicine”, Spazz Cardigan (iTunes)
“New Compassion”, HAERTS (iTunes)
“Not About You”, Glades (iTunes)
“Only Can Get Better”, Silk City featuring Daniel Merriweather (iTunes)
“Rise”, Jonas Blue featuring Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Rosanna”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Run Into You”, Leland (iTunes)
“Screws”, DREAMERS (iTunes)
“Sleepwalking”, Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Solo (Wideboys Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Streets Of You”, Eagle-Eye Cherry (iTunes)
“Take This Ride”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Tearing Down The Walls”, Elias (iTunes)
“Time Of Our Lives”, Brynn Elliott (iTunes)
“Toast To Our Differences”, Rudimental featuring Shungudzo, Protoje & Hak Baker (iTunes)
“Us”, James Bay & Alicia Keys (iTunes)
“Wasted Time”, CLOVES (iTunes)
“Water On The Bridge”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“What You Want”, Belly featuring The Weeknd (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the Ben Howard, Kanye West 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 May 11, 2018

The moment of Puth.

Yes, Mother’s Day is approaching quickly, and while this certainly isn’t the mother of all release weeks, there are still lots of top titles to be enjoyed by both you and your mama. Here are the notable digital and physical releases making moves this Friday:

CHARLIE PUTH – Voicenotes (iTunes)
Featuring “Attention”, “How Long” and the Kehlani-assisted “Done For Me”, Puth’s new album is already packed with radio records, with a number of other cuts likely to hit the charts in the coming months. The performer’s debut album, Nine Track Mind, peaked at #6 in early 2016. Though it’ll be faced with several streaming-led urban releases as competitors, Puth’s effort has the potential to break the top five.

ARCTIC MONKEYS – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (iTunes)
No songs from this album were issued prior to its release date, a rarity in the business nowadays, so it’ll be interesting to see how their fans react to it. (Initial critical reviews of the set range from mixed to positive.) The group’s most recent studio album, 2013’s AM, entered at #6 on the Billboard 200; their new set could be headed into the top ten as well.

Notable albums out this week: Beach House‘s 7 (iTunes), Brent Cobb‘s Providence Canyon (iTunes), courtship.‘s Denial In Paradise (iTunes), Marian Hill‘s Unusual (iTunes), Sevendust‘s All I See Is War (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Weathers‘s Kids In The Night, Pt. 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Alien (Acoustic)”, Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue (iTunes)
“Anywhere”, Mustard x Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Apology”, Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“Audio”, LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) (iTunes)
“Back To You”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Bad Decision”, Chromeo (iTunes)
“Can’t Dance” and “Let You Be Right”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes) (iTunes)
“Casanova”, Rayland Baxter (iTunes)
“Clout”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Dirty Mind”, Stanaj featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Down To The River”, Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“Drew Barrymore”, Bryce Vine featuring Wale (iTunes)
“Drumline”, Lo (iTunes)
“Empress”, Snow Patrol (iTunes)
“Girls”, Rita Ora, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Go Deep”, Gorgon City featuring Kamille & Ghosted (iTunes)
“I’m Not A Saint”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“If You’re Over Me”, Years & Years (iTunes)
“Ikuyo”, KYLE featuring 2 Chainz & Sophia Black (iTunes)
“It’s Enough”, Lenny Kravitz (iTunes)
“Lately”, Wet (iTunes)
“Mad Mad World”, Bonnie McKee (iTunes)
“Messy”, Kiiara (iTunes)
“Movement”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“New Light”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“Ohio”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“On Again”, Honors & Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“One Time”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Quarter Past Midnight”, Bastille (iTunes)
“Remember Me”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Rising Up”, Matt Gresham (iTunes)
“Rocket Girl”, Lemaitre featuring Betty Who (iTunes)
“Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, Dave Matthews Band (iTunes)
“Shift”, Sam Bluer (iTunes)
“Sirens”, Shor (iTunes)
“Slide”, James Bay (iTunes)
“Stay Open”, Diplo featuring (iTunes)
“Strangers Again”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“Sugarcoat”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Sunglasses”, Hopium (iTunes)
“Team”, Noah Cyrus & MAX (iTunes)
“These Are My Friends”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Turn (Ayokay Remix)”, The Wombats featuring Dagny (iTunes)
“Twice”, Christina Aguilera (iTunes)
“Undone”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)
“Up With It”, Jacob Sartorius (iTunes)
“Used To The Darkness”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Venom”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, Lost Kings featuring Norma Jean Martine (iTunes)
“Worst Of You”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Younger”, A Great Big World (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the BTS, James Bay 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 May 4, 2018

A Rae of light.

Three is better than one, but you’ll have at least seven days before these releases become old news. From the fun with numbers department to the numbers of new projects out today, here are the albums and singles you need to know on digital services and in stores this Friday:

RAE SREMMURD – SR3MM (iTunes)
At 27 tracks over three albums, one set by the duo and two solo sets by each of its members, this release should easily claim the top spot on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, as long as all three are counted together. Lead single “Powerglide”, which features Juicy J, is safely in the top ten on the Urban chart and approaching the region on the Rhythmic list.

SHINEDOWN – Attention Attention (iTunes)
This rock group will be back in the top ten on the double double (or so I think) with their sixth studio album, featuring the former #1 single on the Active Rock chart, “Devil”. How angelic will its debut end up? You’ll have to wait and see.

Notable albums out this week: Lake Street Dive‘s Free Yourself Up (iTunes), Leon Bridges‘s Good Thing (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s CRAZYTALK (iTunes), Matt & Kim‘s Almost Everyday (iTunes), Preme‘s Light Of Day (iTunes), Royce Da 5’9″‘s Book Of Ryan (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Jeremy Zucker‘s glisten (iTunes), RAYE‘s Side Tape (iTunes), Tove Styrke‘s Sway (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“5 Years Later”, Leo Stannard (iTunes)
“21st Century Liability”, YUNGBLUD (iTunes)
“Accelerate”, Christina Aguilera featuring Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“Alone With You”, Denny White (iTunes)
“Ashes”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Balenciaga”, Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“Bloom”, Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“Body Count”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Change”, Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Choirs”, Ashe (iTunes)
“Coming Around”, TOMI (iTunes)
“Do My Own Thing”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Doesn’t Matter”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Drink About (Acoustic)”, Seeb and Dagny (iTunes)
“Driving”, Donna Missal (iTunes)
“Genius”, LSD (Labrinth/Sia/Diplo) (iTunes)
“Hold On Tight”, R3HAB & Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Hunger”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“I’ll Be There”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Jump”, Julia Michaels featuring Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Just A Little”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Let Go”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Lonely Together”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Main Chick”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Moon River”, A$AP Ferg & Elle Fanning (iTunes)
“Move To Miami”, Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull (iTunes)
“Noise”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“On The Line”, Volunteer (iTunes)
“One In A Million”, Jordie Ireland featuring Ava Hayz (iTunes)
“One More Day”, Afrojack and Jewelz & Sparks (iTunes)
“Paper Man”, Ray LaMontagne (iTunes)
“R U Mad”, Michael Blume (iTunes)
“Rave In The Grave”, AronChupa and Little Sis Nora (iTunes)
“Say Love (Acoustic)”, James TW (iTunes)
“Scared (Acoustic)”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
“That Feeling When”, Dagny (iTunes)
“The Way I Am”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Time Alone”, Prince Fox featuring The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Times Like These”, Xavier Rudd (iTunes)
“Wait”, Chantel Jeffries featuring Offset and Vory (iTunes)
“Waves (One Bit Remix)”, Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“We Will Never Rule the World”, LINES featuring Dolores Haze (iTunes)
“Weakness”, Tim Chadwick (iTunes)
“Weight Of Love”, Luke Sital-Singh (iTunes)
“What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?”, Snow Patrol (iTunes)
“What Is A Man”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“You Can Cry”, Marshmello x Juicy J featuring James Arthur (iTunes)
“Your Side Of The Bed (Flyboy Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Youth”, Shawn Mendes & Khalid (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the Arctic Monkeys, Charlie Puth 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 April 27, 2018

Malone again (naturally).

New post, new Post! Perhaps it’s a little oversimplified, but it is true. Send your driver for your bentley, or at least your computer or mobile device, because here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Beerbongs & Bentleys (iTunes)
In the current era of giant streaming debuts, this highly-anticipated release will likely be the latest to score hundreds of millions of streams during its first week in the market (and, ultimately, much further than that.) At 18 tracks in length, including the songs “Psycho” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) and “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage), it will open at #1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Does this debut affect the artist’s previous set, 2016’s Stoney, in a positive way? How many new songs from Beerbongs will enter the equivalent Hot 100? Stay tuned.

KEITH URBAN – Graffiti U (iTunes)
If Malone isn’t your thing, then country and pop fans should welcome the latest album from Urban, which features the songs “Female” and his current hit with Julia Michaels, “Coming Home”. It should oust Jason Aldean‘s current release to become the top country album in the land next week.

Notable albums out this week: Anne-Marie‘s Speak Your Mind (iTunes), Blossoms‘s Cool Like You (iTunes), Elohim‘s Elohim (iTunes), Godsmack‘s When Legends Rise (iTunes), Janelle Monáe‘s Dirty Computer (iTunes), Poo Bear‘s Presents: Bearthday Music (iTunes), Twin Shadow‘s Caer (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Last Man Standing (iTunes), YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Until Death Call My Name (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Matt Maeson‘s The Hearse (iTunes), Steve Aoki‘s 5Oki (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1Night”, Stargate featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, 21 Savage & Murda Beatz (iTunes)
“About You”, Mike Shinoda featuring blackbear (iTunes)
“Almost Back”, Kaskade, Phoebe Ryan & LöKii (iTunes)
“Believer”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Brooklyn In The Summer”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Collide”, GIVERS (iTunes)
“Come Home Soon”, Brent Cobb (iTunes)
“Company”, Remy Ma featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Darling”, needtobreathe (iTunes)
“Dazed & Confused”, Ruel (iTunes)
“El Anillo”, Jennifer Lopez (iTunes)
“Faded Away”, Sweater Beats featuring Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Fallin”, Liza Owen (iTunes)
“Famous”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“Figure It Out”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“F**k U”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Got You”, Michael Calfan (iTunes)
“Hasta Luego”, HRVY & Malu Trevejo (iTunes)
“Have It All”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“I Am Free”, Cosmos & Creature (iTunes)
“I Need Your Love”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“I Will”, Alex Adair featuring Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine”, Ocean Park Standoff featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Mattress (High As A Kite)”, Leland (iTunes)
“Melody”, Lost Frequencies featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Mi Amore”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Money”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Needles”, BAD WITH PHONES (iTunes)
“Numb”, Meg Myers (iTunes)
“One Percent”, Taylor Girlz featuring Kap G (iTunes)
“Open Arms”, John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting (iTunes)
“Quiz”, cupcakKe (iTunes)
“Rich”, Gladius James featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Right Moves”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Roll (Burbank Funk)”, The Internet (iTunes)
“Thank You”, BROADHURST (iTunes)
“Troublemaker”, Devon Gilfillian (iTunes)
“Void”, Sj & Zookëper featuring Emmalyn (iTunes)
“Wasted Time”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Weekend Luv”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“William”, Moontower (iTunes)
“With a Little Help From My Friends”, The Spencer Lee Band (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Leon Bridges, Mat Kearney, Shinedown 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 April 13, 2018

He’s back in Town.

Coming to a town near you… only the best releases by the artists you know and love. (Just make sure you spend some of your tax refund on music, okay?) Here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

JASON ALDEAN – Rearview Town (iTunes)
Riding high on the Country survey with his smash “You Make It Easy”, Aldean is looking for his fourth consecutive #1 album of the decade. Driven by pure album sales rather than extensive streaming, it could accomplish that goal, though recent chart-topping sets from Cardi B and The Weekend may provide a bit of drama along the way. Stay tuned to see what happens.

BAZZI – Cosmic (iTunes)
Streaming breakout Bazzi has crossed over to the national charts with the hit “Mine”, and his first full-length release features a selection of proven winners, along with some new material to balance it out. Given his presence in the streaming world, expect this set to produce a big album-equivalent total, making a higher debut likely.

Notable albums out this week: Breaking Benjamin‘s Ember (iTunes), Isaac Gracie‘s Isaac Gracie (iTunes), Pentatonix‘s PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I (iTunes), Sofi Tukker‘s Treehouse (iTunes), Tinashe‘s Joyride (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Emma McGrath‘s Silent Minds (iTunes), Ledger’s Ledger (iTunes), The Longshot‘s The Longshot (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Souls On Fire” and “Ferrari”, Bebe Rexha featuring Quavo / Rexha (iTunes)
“1942”, G-Eazy, Yo Gotti & YBN Nahmir (iTunes)
“2000 Angels”, Ben Khan (iTunes)
“Always”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Bad”, Christopher (iTunes)
“Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li”, Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Better Not”, Louis The Child featuring Wafia (iTunes)
“Come Thru”, Phora (iTunes)
“Could You Be Mine?”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Cry Pretty”, Carrie Underwood (iTunes)
“Drive”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Even If”, Trinidad Cardona (iTunes)
“Every Morning I Feel Like Running Away”, TOMI (iTunes)
“Feel On Me”, Ghosted featuring JHart (iTunes)
“Finest Hour”, Cash Cash featuring Abir (iTunes)
“Get Lost”, Bearson featuring Ashe (iTunes)
“Guatemala”, Swae Lee featuring Slim Jxmmi (iTunes)
“High Five”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“I Said Hi”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“Leave A Light On (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Let Me”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Life On Earth”, Snow Patrol (iTunes)
“Magic”, Craig David featuring Yxng Bane (iTunes)
“Miracles”, CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“No Good For Me”, NUUXS (iTunes)
“Out Of Order”, Highasakite (iTunes)
“Raye”, John Splithoff (iTunes)
“Rich & Famous”, SJUR & Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Riding The Wave”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Sanctify (Remix)”, Years & Years and ALMA (iTunes)
“Sea”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Search”, Noah Carter (iTunes)
“She’s Got Love”, Frills (iTunes)
“Shoot Down The Sun”, Hook N Sling (iTunes)
“Silence”, DREAMS (iTunes)
“Since I Was Broke”, Russ (iTunes)
“Sky Full Of Song”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Softens”, Wet (iTunes)
“Talia”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Waiting For The Break Of Day”, Sting & Shaggy (iTunes)
“When You’re Wrong”, Twin Shadow (iTunes)
“Wish You Would”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“Youngblood”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Ashley Monroe, Lord Huron, Sting & Shaggy 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 April 6, 2018

No need to keep this schedule private; the public needs to know about these hot new releases! Here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

CARDI B – Invasion Of Privacy (iTunes)
After a giant breakout year in 2017, this performer continues to deliver with her debut project, which features “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi”, a collaboration with 21 Savage. With massive streaming potential, and a solid sales total, this set will likely top the album chart on next week’s update (and might reign for more than one week.) Look for potential boosts to come from a highly-anticipated performance on Saturday Night Live and a co-hosting slot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – America (iTunes)
Featuring the Alternative hit “Walk On Water”, which spent four weeks at #1 on that survey last fall, and current single “Dangerous Night”, the current set from this trio should become their first top ten title in nearly five years (and perhaps their first top five album ever.)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Restoration / Revamp: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin (iTunes) (iTunes)
Ahead of Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute, which airs Tuesday night on CBS, these two compilations hit the market. The former set features largely country acts, while the latter set features a mix of pop, rap and rock artists.

Notable albums out this week: Alison Wonderland‘s Awake (iTunes), Blackberry Smoke‘s Find A Light (iTunes), BTS‘s Face Yourself (iTunes), En Vogue‘s Electric Café (iTunes), Flatbush Zombies‘s Vacation In Hell (iTunes), Gin Wigmore‘s Ivory (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Golden (iTunes), Lil Xan‘s Total Xanarchy (iTunes), Rainbow Kitten Surprise‘s How To: Friend, Love, Freefall (iTunes), The Aces‘s When My Heart Felt Volcanic (iTunes), WINNER‘s EVERYD4Y (iTunes), Jesus Christ Superstar – Live In Concert (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Hobbs’s Blue Sky (iTunes), Dermot Kennedy‘s Mike Dean Presents: Dermot Kennedy (iTunes), Snakehips‘s STAY HOME TAPES (= –__– =) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“44/876”, Sting & Shaggy featuring Morgan Heritage & Aidonia (iTunes)
“A Boat To An Island On The Wall”, Ben Howard (iTunes)
“A Good Night”, John Legend featuring BloodPop (iTunes)
“Anna Wintour”, Azealia Banks (iTunes)
“A$AP Forever”, A$AP Rocky featuring Moby (iTunes)
“Before & After”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“Boujee”, Sage The Gemini (iTunes)
“Campfire”, Aminé featuring Injury Reserve (iTunes)
“Chanel”, Rae Sremmurd featuring Pharrell (iTunes)
“Closure”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Do You Think About Me”, Francesco Yates (iTunes)
“Drink About”, Seeb featuring Dagny (iTunes)
“Famous”, Serena Ryder featuring Simon Ward of The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Freaky With You”, Nelly featuring Jacquees (iTunes)
“Friends”, Kevin “K.O.” Olusola (iTunes)
“Gentleman”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Go To Sleep”, Bearson featuring Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Hands Up”, Merk & Kremont featuring DNCE (iTunes)
“Hard 2 Face Reality”, Poo Bear featuring Justin Bieber and Jay Electronica (iTunes)
“Hold Me Down (Gazzo Remix)”, Family Of The Year (iTunes)
“Hold My Sauce”, Ayo & Teo (iTunes)
“Insecurities”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Into My Arms” and “No One’s Gonna Love You (Stockholm Version)”, Band Of Horses (iTunes)
“Lash Out”, Alice Merton (iTunes)
“Meant To Be (Acoustic)”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Must’ve Been”, Chromeo featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“Not Over You”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“On The Low”, Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“One Kiss”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Rich Kid$”, Jay Pryor (iTunes)
“Rumours”, Leslie Clio (iTunes)
“Start Over Again”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Supposed To Do”, Stevie Appleton (iTunes)
“Sweet Coffee”, Mullally featuring Bassette (iTunes)
“The Human Radio”, Shinedown (iTunes)
“The One”, Eva Simons (iTunes)
“The Way Things Change”, Yellow Days (iTunes)
“Thunderpussy”, Thunderpussy (iTunes)
“Villain”, Yellow Claw & Valentina (iTunes)
“We Can Do Better”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Welcome To Earth”, Delta Goodrem (iTunes)
“What’s It Like Now”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“YES (Zac Samuel Remix)”, Louisa featuring 2 Chainz (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Bazzi, Jason Aldean 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 March 30, 2018

What’s new for this Weeknd.

The weekend has finally arrived, and so has The Weeknd with an unexpected gift for Passover and Easter. Don’t be melancholy; here are the albums and singles you need to know on digital services and in stores this Friday:

THE WEEKND – My Dear Melancholy (iTunes)
Confirmed mid-Thursday on his social media accounts, the Canadian superstar delivers his first album since the fall of 2016. Don’t call it a comeback, however: The Weeknd’s soundtrack hit with Kendrick Lamar, “Pray For Me”, is still performing well at several radio formats here and up north, as Black Panther continues to dominate at the box office. Few details are known about the project at this time. Look for it to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, replacing Jack White.

KACEY MUSGRAVES – Golden Hour (iTunes)
Backed by a healthy dose of critical acclaim and a passionate fan base, this album by Musgraves should become her third top five title since 2013 on the Billboard 200 chart. All three songs released prior to the album’s debut, “Butterflies”, “High Horse” and “Space Cowboy”, have performed solidly at both sales and streaming services. It’ll likely top the country-specific survey with ease.

RICH THE KID – The World Is Yours (iTunes)
After a series of notable mixtapes in the last few years, this performer puts his first studio album out into the World, featuring appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Khalid and many others. With streaming hit “Plug Walk” leading the way, look for consumption units of this effort to trend significantly higher than pure album sales.

Notable albums out this week: Ashley McBryde‘s Girl Going Nowhere (iTunes), Hayley Kiyoko‘s Expectations (iTunes), Her‘s Her (iTunes), Jukebox The Ghost‘s Off To The Races (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Harrison Brome‘s Body High (iTunes), Weathers‘s Kids In The Night, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Backbone”, Daughtry (iTunes)
“Bad Company”, A$AP Rocky featuring BlocBoy JB (iTunes)
“Better With You”, Michl (iTunes)
“bitches broken hearts”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Carry You”, Ruelle featuring Fleurie (iTunes)
“Change”, Charlie Puth featuring James Taylor (iTunes)
“Chasing Fire”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Clearly”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Crossing A Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore”, Mike Shinoda (iTunes)
“For The F^_^k Of It”, Snakehips featuring Jeremih & Tinashe (iTunes)
“Glass Houses”, The Beach (iTunes)
“GoodMorning, Goodbye”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Hallucinogenics”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Holding On”, Phora (iTunes)
“I Do”, Kyle Reynolds featuring Kirsten Arian (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want To Know”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”, Andra Day (iTunes)
“Like They Do On The TV”, Kimbra (iTunes)
“Long Live The Billionaire”, Sam Martin (iTunes)
“Long Way Down”, Taylor Phelan (iTunes)
“Love Song”, Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Me So Bad”, Tinashe featuring Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana (iTunes)
“My Name Is Mars”, Capital Cities (iTunes)
“Never Say Die”, CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Nostalgia”, (iTunes)
“On The Line”, Julian Perretta (iTunes)
“Philly, Forget Me Not”, Daryl Hall & John Oates with Train (iTunes)
“Pray”, Sam Smith featuring Logic (iTunes)
“Push Back”, Ne-Yo featuring Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Queue Jumping”, Plan B (iTunes)
“Raining Glitter”, Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Rescue Me”, Thirty Seconds To Mars (iTunes)
“Room Service”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Tayla Parx featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Say It”, Daniel Skye & Baby Ariel (iTunes)
“Say Love”, James TW (iTunes)
“Say My Name” and “Tokyo Nights”, Digital Farm Animals featuring IMAN / featuring Shaun Frank & Dragonette (iTunes)
“Somebody Special (R3hab Remix)”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Sweet Sensation”, Flo Rida (iTunes)
“that was then”, isaac gracie (iTunes)
“the broken hearts club”, gnash (iTunes)
“TMYLM (Tell Me You Love Me)”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Too Late”, Janine (iTunes)
“Two High (Sofi Tukker Remix)”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Us”, James Bay (iTunes)
“Victory”, Safetysuit (iTunes)
“What Kind Of Love”, TOMI (iTunes)
“When The Night Is Over”, Lord Huron (iTunes)
“Your Song”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Kylie Minogue, Thirty Seconds To Mars and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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