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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 2, 2018

Charts like buttah.

It’s Wall or nothing on this week’s release report, as we enter the month of November with plenty of top titles hitting the market. These are the notable digital and physical releases for your entertainment this Friday:

BARBRA STREISAND – Walls (iTunes)
76-year-old Streisand is searching for her third chart-topper of the decade and her twelfth total to extend her lead as the woman with the most #1 albums on the Billboard 200. The set is led by the single “Don’t Lie To Me”. Will politics and pop music make a mighty musical match? Stay tuned.

TAKEOFF The Last Rocket (iTunes)
From the rap trio Migos, the latest solo effort by one of its members should perform well at the major streaming services. Could it debut at #1 on the Billboard 200? With Quavo’s recent solo outing just missing the top, we’ll see what happens.

Notable albums out this week: Action Bronson‘s White Bronco (iTunes), Glades‘s To Love You (iTunes),
Jacob Banks‘s Village (iTunes), Matt Corby‘s Miracle Love (iTunes), Metro Boomin‘s Not All Heroes Wear Capes (iTunes), Pistol Annies‘s Interstate Gospel (iTunes), Poppy‘s Am I A Girl? (iTunes), Swizz Beatz‘s Poison (iTunes), Tenacious D‘s Post-Apocalypto (iTunes), The Prodigy‘s No Tourists (iTunes), VHS Collection‘s Retrofuturism (iTunes)

Notable holiday albums out this week: David Archuleta‘s Winter In The Air (iTunes), Sia‘s Everyday Is Christmas (Deluxe) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Allie X‘s Super Sunset (iTunes), Des Rocs‘s Let The Vultures In (iTunes), H.E.R.‘s I Used To Know Her – Part 2 (iTunes), Jacob Sartorius‘s Better With You (iTunes), Kris Wu‘s Antares (iTunes), Maisie Peters‘s Dressed Too Nice For A Jacket (iTunes), Pretty Sister‘s Z-Funk Era, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Saint Motel‘s saintmotelevision B-sides (iTunes), WILD‘s Lace & Layers (iTunes), Wolfgang Gartner‘s Medicine (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1994”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“A No No”, Mariah Carey (iTunes)
“AF1s”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“All Is Well”, Jordan Smith featuring Michael W. Smith (iTunes)
“All Out Life”, Slipknot (iTunes)
“Baby”, Clean Bandit featuring Marina & Luis Fonsi (iTunes)
“Back On The Dance Floor”, Mark Knopfler (iTunes)
“Back To Life”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Back When We Were Kids”, Timeflies (iTunes)
“Bad Time”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Before I Go”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Better Together”, Hayden James featuring Running Touch (iTunes)
“Brighter Day” and “Misty Morning Skies”, State Of Sound (iTunes)
“Changed My Mind”, Samuraii featuring Loote (iTunes)
“Chromatic”, Liv Miraldi (iTunes)
“Crave”, Ruth B (iTunes)
“Cry For Me”, Violet Skies (iTunes)
“Dreamer”, Martin Garrix featuring Mike Yung (iTunes)
“Emoji”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Eyes On The Prize”, John Mellencamp (iTunes)
“Fading”, Alle Farben & ILIRA (iTunes)
“GHOST”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Great For You”, Noelle Scaggs featuring BRÅVES (iTunes)
“Great Unknown (Acoustic)”, Kirsten Arian (iTunes)
“Hold My Girl (Acoustic)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Hotel Room”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“I Found You”, Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris (iTunes)
“I’m A Woman”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Joan Of Arc”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Know Me”, NAV (iTunes)
“Know You”, SUMif (iTunes)
“Land Of Hope And Dreams (Broadway)”, Bruce Springsteen (iTunes)
“Life In My Bones”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Lemaitre (iTunes)
“Machine”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Mark On My Heart”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Mountains”, LSD (iTunes)
“No Budget”, Kid Ink featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Home”, gnash (iTunes)
“Nothing Compares 2 U”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“One Shot (Acoustic Room / Remix)”, Mabel (iTunes)
“Party For One”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Perfect To Me”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Photographs”, Professor Green with Rag’n’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Polaroid (R3HAB Remix)”, Jonas Blue, Liam Payne & Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“P***y Is God”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Sad Still”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Say Something”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“So Close”, NOTDFelix Jaehn & Captain Cuts featuring Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Soldier”, James TW (iTunes)
“Something Strange”, Vicetone featuring Haley Reinhart (iTunes)
“Stupid Deep”, Jon Bellion (iTunes)
“Sweet But Psycho (Acoustic)”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“The Greatest Show”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“The Other Team”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“The Worrying”, Oli Fox (iTunes)
“Theodosia Reprise”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Waving Through A Window”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Way Way”, Cody Simpson (iTunes)
“White Christmas”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“You Belong”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“You Only Live Once”, Isaac Gracie (iTunes)
“Youngblood”, Angus & Julia Stone (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Imagine Dragons, Kane BrownSteve Aoki and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 7)

Having the Time of his life.

Having the Time of his life.

Where has the year gone? We’re already into the month of May, and we kick it off with a bang this week. Lots of faces, including a former member of Faces, are all releasing albums this week. Let’s see how they stack up for the week of May 7:

  • He’s a legend, having recorded for over forty years and he’s still making hit albums. Rod Stewart releases his first album of original material since 2001’s Human, calling this one Time. The first single from it, “She Makes Me Happy”, is climbing up the Adult Contemporary survey. It’ll definitely be in contention for the #1 spot next week. (iTunes)
  • Also looking for another #1 album is Country trio Lady Antebellum with their fourth release, Golden. It’s led off by a former #1 Country single, “Downtown”, and their recently announced second single, “Goodbye Town”. It’s coming to a town near you on Tuesday. (iTunes)
  • Trio Pistol Annies are back with their second album, Annie Up. The group features Miranda Lambert, the wife of Blake Shelton, and known for her massive solo success. Single “Hush Hush” is approaching the top 40 at Country radio. (iTunes)
  • The soulful sounds of Fitz & The Tantrums are mixed with some rock influences on their second album, More Than Just A Dream, featuring “Out Of My League”. That song is currently #2 on my personal chart. (iTunes)
  • If you’re looking for the hits, there’s no better place than with this series. Two Now! albums are out this week: Now! That’s What I Call Music, Volume 46 (iTunes), and a genre-specific compilation, Now! That’s What I Call A Country Party. (iTunes)
  • With her first solo release outside of the Dixie Chicks, lead singer Natalie Maines is out with Mother, which was co-produced with Ben Harper. (iTunes)
  • With their first album since 2011, the indie pop duo of actress Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter M. Ward, better known as She & Him, release Volume 3 in stores today. (iTunes)
  • Known for big pop hits like “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” and “The Hardest Thing”, boy band 98 Degrees return with their first album together in thirteen years, 2.0. (iTunes)
  • For soundtracks this week, check out Nashville: Season 1, Volume 2 (iTunes), a compilation of songs from the television show, and artists like Beyoncé and Emeli Sandé on the soundtrack to the forthcoming film The Great Gatsby. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include: Craig Campbell‘s Never Regret (iTunes), Joe Satriani‘s Unstoppable Momentum (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s Wax Wings (iTunes), Patty Griffin‘s American Kid (iTunes) and the Piano Guys with Piano Guys 2 (iTunes).

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

  • “#Beautiful”, a new duet between Mariah Carey and Miguel. (iTunes)
  • “Barefoot and Buckwild”, the leadoff single from former American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina‘s second studio album. (iTunes)
  • “The One”, new from Tamar Braxton and the second single from her forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix)”, which pairs Carly Rae Jepsen with rapper Nicki Minaj. If you’re expecting a hit, you should get over that notion. (iTunes)

It’s been almost five years since she made her debut on the album chart with her appearance on the Camp Rock soundtrack. Will Demi Lovato hit the top for the second time with Demi? A preview is coming in seven!

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One Crazy Party: Taking A Trip To The Country

Since I started to break up my usual Radio Report into small posts over the last few weeks, I haven’t done nearly enough entries about Country music as I should. Just as in the Pop world, there are a lot of big releases coming now that the second quarter has started in the business. Two of these big singles are being introduced on Sunday night and you’ll be hearing a lot about them in the next few days. They are from two solo males that have been burning up on the format recently. Will they go back to #1 with their newest Country confections? Let’s find out together.

He wants what he wants.

He wants what he wants.

HUNTER HAYES – “I Want Crazy”

21-year-old Hayes has found his groove at country radio with two number-one singles in a row: “Wanted”, and this week, “Somebody’s Heartbreak”. He’s the youngest solo male to hit the top spot on that chart. Hayes is also opening for Carrie Underwood on her tour, which continues through mid-May. In the meantime, his label will be releasing a deluxe edition of his self-titled debut album, subtitled (Encore), to be released on June 18. It will feature seven new and/or re-recorded tracks. The first single from it is a song called “I Want Crazy”, which was announced on Monday. Hayes will debut the song live in a performance at the ACM Awards at 8PM Eastern on Sunday night on CBS. The song will be available at digital retailers immediately afterwards and it will be serviced to radio on the following morning. I haven’t heard any sort of clip of it, so I can’t give any hints as to what the song may or may not sound like. However, I’m sure it will be just as great as the rest of the stuff. Looks like we are getting a preview of some of the lyrics in the single, however. In the top left corner of the single, which I’ve posted a portion of above, are the following lines: “Who cares if you’re all I think about?/I’ve searched the world and I know now/It ain’t right and if you ain’t lost your mind/I don’t want easy, I want crazy/You with me baby, let’s be crazy.” Could be the chorus. It might be an uptempo one at that. Who knows? Find out on Sunday night when he performs it!

DOWNLOAD “I Want Crazy” on iTunes. / PRE-ORDER Hunter Hayes: Encore.

We like to "Party".

We like to “Party”.

LUKE BRYAN – “Crash My Party”

Georgia native Bryan has been kicking up dirt on the charts since 2007 when his debut single, “All My Friends Say”, talked its way into the top 5. He’s become a darling at the format with five number-one songs to his credit on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, including his last three singles from Tailgates & Tanlines: “I Don’t Want This Night To End”, “Drunk On You” and “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”. He recently released Spring Break… Here to Party just in time for those crazy college kids, a compilation of several digital EPs and a few new tracks, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 without any active single at radio. He’s that hot. (“Buzzkill” did get a video release.) So, following that impressive effort, he’s finished the work on his latest studio album with Capitol Nashville and it will be out during the summer. The first single from it, “Party”, like the Hayes song above, will be performed by the singer at the ACM Awards, go to AmazonMP3 and iTunes immediately following the performance, and then go for adds the next day. Judging by the title, it sounds like it’s going to be a real summer anthem: twangy guitars, drums and more. It’s the perfect time of the year. I’m sure the video will be one rockin’ clip. Knowing it’s a leadoff single from an album, I’m sure it could go to the top fairly easily, yet, something like “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” just missed the spot. We’ll have to wait and see to hear what it actually sounds like very soon.

DOWNLOAD “Crash My Party” on iTunes.

Look out for new singles by Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum, as well as the Pistol Annies coming to a radio near you soon. Meanwhile, are you looking forward to either one of these releases from Hayes or Bryan? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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