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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 9, 2017

Witnessing another release week…

A Perry interesting week is ahead of us, as a number of large releases hit stores. Witness all the action below! (See what I did there?) Here are the notable albums and singles for this Friday:

KATY PERRY – Witness (iTunes)
What happens when your core radio format decides to start ignoring your records, causing your new album era to become a mess? A likely under-performance is in the works for Perry’s release, even if it does hit #1 next week. Of course, even though this contains the forgettable “Bon Appétit” (featuring Migos) and “Swish Swish” (featuring Nicki Minaj), it does include a recent #1 on my personal chart: “Chained To The Rhythm”, which features Skip Marley. No tea, no shade, kids, I’m just doing my job!

LADY ANTEBELLUM – Heart Break (iTunes)
As “You Look Good” struggles just below the top ten at Country radio, the trio’s first album in just under three years makes its debut today. With five top five albums to date, and an additional top ten entry with a seasonal album, they should have a solid result in the top tier of the chart once again, albeit with a smaller sales frame.

RISE AGAINST – Wolves (iTunes)
The Chicago rockers have reached the top three on the Billboard 200 with each of their last three studio albums. Their new set is led by “The Violence”, a recent top ten entry on the Active Rock chart that also appears in the top 20 on Alternative radio. It should have a nice debut in the top five.

More albums out this week: Christina Grimmie‘s All Is Vanity (iTunes), Chuck Berry‘s Berry (iTunes), Glen Campbell‘s Adiós (iTunes), Hillsong UNITED‘s Wonder (iTunes), Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie‘s Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (iTunes), London Grammer‘s Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (iTunes), Phoenix‘s Ti Amo (iTunes), Rancid‘s Trouble Maker (iTunes), SZA‘s CTRL (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 10 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Chris Janson‘s Fix A Drink (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s Blackbird Sessions (iTunes), Sam Bruno‘s I Am Sam, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“2U”, David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“African Bad Gyal”, WizKid featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Came Here For Love”, Sigala featuring Ella Eyre (iTunes)
“Chicago Song”, Stu Larsen (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up”, Ryan Star (iTunes)
“Feel It Still (Ofenbach Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Free Me”, Sia (iTunes)
“Friday Saturday Sunday”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“Give Love”, Andy Grammer featuring LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
“Goodbye Belongs To You”, Matt Hartke (iTunes)
“High On Humans”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love (Nakid Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“I Only Lie When I Love You”, Royal Blood (iTunes)
“In The South”, Big Boi featuring Gucci Mane and Pimp C (iTunes)
“Lift Me Up (Michael Brun Remix)”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Look At Us Now”, Lost Kings featuring Ally Brooke and A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Make It Move”, Jonny Lang (iTunes)
“Million Bucks”, Smallpools (iTunes)
“Never Letting You Go”, Mikey Wax (iTunes)
“Nights With You (Cheat Codes Remix)”, (iTunes)
“Not Enough”, Lido featuring THEY. (iTunes)
“Rain Come Down”, Vince Staples (iTunes)
“Rude Love (Live Acoustic)”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Safe Haven”, The Alternate Routes (iTunes)
“Sirens”, Kat Dahlia (iTunes)
“Sleep Is A Rose”, RHODES (iTunes)
“Sober”, Lorde (iTunes)
“Someone To You”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Status Quo”, BROADHURST (iTunes)
“Stay (Acoustic)”, Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“The Devil You Know”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“To The Max”, DJ Khaled featuring Drake (iTunes)
“Touch”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Touch Me”, Starley (iTunes)
“Unforgettable (Major Lazer Remix)”, French Montana featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Unstable”, Janine (iTunes)
“Walls”, Wingtip featuring Delacey (iTunes)
“Welcome To My Life”, Chris Brown featuring Cal Scruby (iTunes)
“Yellow Light”, Pharrell Williams (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from 2 ChainzLorde, Royal Blood and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (August 20)

Makin' "Paper".

Another day in Paradise.

Whether you’re running to the rodeo or cuddling up at the coffee shop, it’s music connecting those two hot spots this week for your list of releases out today, August 20:

  • Biggest week of the release comes from GRAMMY-winning singer and songwriter John Mayer. His sixth studio album, Paradise Valley, features collaborations with Frank Ocean and girlfriend Katy Perry. Two singles from it have been released thus far: “Paper Doll” and “Wildfire”. It will likely open at #2 behind Luke Bryan‘s Crash My Party, though it does have a slight chance of debuting at #1. (iTunes)
  • He’s wasted away again, but not in Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett continues his island party with Songs From St. Somewhere, featuring a recent duet with Toby Keith, “Too Drunk To Karaoke”. It’s a hot seller on Amazon and could be top ten next week.  (iTunes)
  • Denver-based band The Lumineers have already gone Platinum with their debut self-titled album; now, a deluxe edition is out this week featuring a few new tracks and[ a cover of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads. (iTunes)
  • Combining the talents of Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank, TGT is all over Urban AC radio with their first project together. Three Kings is out, which includes current hit, “I Need”. (iTunes)
  • Two movie soundtracks leap from the silver screen into stores this week: Kick Ass 2 (iTunes) and The Mortal Instruments. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include A$AP Ferg‘s Trap Lord (iTunes), Blue October‘s Sway (iTunes), Frames by Lee DeWyze (iTunes) and Where You Stand by Travis. (iTunes)

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

  • “Hurt You”, a classic R&B duet between Toni Braxton and Babyface. (iTunes)
  • “Loving You”, the first U.S. single release for Matt Cardle along with duet partner Melanie C. (iTunes)
  • “Next To Me”, already a hit in the U.S. for Emeli Sandé in a new mix with Alejandro Sanz. (iTunes)
  • “Pass Me By”, the latest single from the Lynch siblings, R5. (iTunes)
  • “That Girl”, the first solo single for Sugarland‘s vocalist Jennifer Nettles. (iTunes)
  • “Trying To Be Cool”, an Alternative hit for Phoenix as remixed by R. Kelly. (iTunes)

Rockers Avenged Sevenfold and rapper Big Sean top the list of new releases for next week… can either make it to #1? Stay tuned for our next update!

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

Cool for the pool.

Cool for the pool.

From Canada to France and Scotland to the States, this week’s report is an international affair when it comes to the acts releasing. Here’s what you can expect in stores for the week of April 23:

  • Call him irresponsible… or just call him rich. The latest studio album for Michael Bublé is released this week, To Be Loved. “It’s A Beautiful Day” is the current #1 song on my chart and is also top 20 on Adult Contemporary radio. With a mix of original songs and a few covers, it’s sure to delight some beautiful audiences. It’s a strong contender for the top album next week. (iTunes)
  • American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia delivers her fourth studio album, Side Effects Of You. First single “Lose To Win” is #5 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart and her next single features Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott. (iTunes)
  • It was four years ago that the French band Phoenix broke out in the U.S. with big Alternative hits like “1901” and “Listzomania”. Their second album on Glassnote Records, Bankrupt!, is out today, featuring current single “Entertainment”. (iTunes)
  • It’s a Dogg Eat Dogg kind of world, but there’s one less pup on the pop scene today. Snoop Dogg is now Reincarnated as Snoop Lion on his latest efforts, featuring a pack of collaborations that include a first single with Miley Cyrus, “Ashtrays And Heartbreaks”. (iTunes)
  • She may not know the Loch Ness Monster, but her monster smash, “Next To Me”, is still rising here in the States. It also appears on Emeli Sandé‘s new iTunes Session EP. (iTunes)
  • He’s a former X Factor winner and now he’s ready to take on the Country charts. Tate Stevens is out with his self-titled album today, featuring current radio single “Power Of A Love Song”. (iTunes)
  • After being delayed for nearly a year and a half, the second solo album by will.i.am is released this week, #willpower. It features the hits “Scream & Shout” (with Britney Spears) and “#thatpower” (with Justin Bieber.) (iTunes)
  • Rockers Youngblood Hawke Wake Up the music scene with their debut album. (iTunes)
  • His single “Recovery” is hopping up the Alternative chart, and now English singer-songwriter Frank Turner is out with Tape Deck Heart. (iTunes)
  • Comedian and performer Steve Martin collaborates with folk and pop singer Edie Brickell on the album Love Has Come For You. (iTunes)
  • Finally, Rob Zombie‘s fifth studio album and first in three years is out this week, titled Venomous Rat Regeneration. (iTunes)

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

Will Kenny Chesney live a lovely chart life with Life On A Rock, his latest album? A preview is coming in seven!

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