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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 18, 2018

If you’re betting this set will make a massive debut on next week’s album chart, you’re right: it’s born to slay. If you’re wondering what the BTS is going on around here, these are the notable digital and physical releases making moves this Friday:

BTS – Love Yourself: Tear (iTunes)
K-pop slays pop around the world this week, as this seven-man act from South Korea hits the market with their latest album. The septet is partnering with Columbia Records to work “Fake Love” to U.S. radio; they previously worked with Sony’s independent radio arm, RED, as “MIC Drop” hit the airwaves a few months ago. How will it fare against the prominent rap releases that have recently topped the Billboard 200? It’s sure to be an interesting battle.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – 13 Reasons Why: Season Two (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
With the simultaneous release of this Netflix show’s second season and the soundtrack accompanying it, 13 Reasons Why will likely be the talk of the internet this weekend (and probably beyond!) The lead radio single from the album is “Back To You” by Selena Gomez, which is currently rising through the top 30 on the Top 40 chart.

Notable albums out this week: Courtney Barnett‘s Tell Me How You Really Feel (iTunes), Family Of The Year‘s Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (iTunes), Five Finger Death Punch‘s And Justice For None (iTunes), James Bay‘s Electric Light (iTunes), KYLE‘s Light Of Mine (iTunes), Nav‘s Reckless (iTunes), Ray LaMontagne‘s Part Of The Light (iTunes), Trent Harmon‘s You Got ‘Em All (iTunes), Ziggy Marley‘s Rebellion Rises (iTunes), Mean Girls (Broadway Cast Recording) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kevin Gates‘s Chained To The City (iTunes), Xavier Dunn‘s Isic Tutor (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“21”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Bad Bad News (Ricky’s Vibe Tape)”, Leon Bridges featuring Terrance Martin (iTunes)
“Barbed Wire”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Better Me Better You”, Clara Mae & Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Yellow Claw featuring Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
“Bubblin”, Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Champagne”, Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Come Clean”/”Healing Hands”, Conrad Sewell (iTunes)
“Couch”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Cruel”, Oli Fox (iTunes)
“Dangerous”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Deep Water”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Dinero”, Jennifer Lopez featuring Cardi B & DJ Khaled (iTunes)
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Done For Me (James Hype Remix)”, Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Downtown’s Dead”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“Emotion”, Vindata x R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Fake It”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Fall In Line”, Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Finest Hour (Madison Mars Remix)”, Cash Cash featuring Abir (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Christine & The Queens featuring Dâm-Funk (iTunes)
“Good As Gold (Yung Olde Mayne Remix)”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Good Morning (Just Kiddin’ Remix)”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Hell Or High Water”, Passenger (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Cheat Codes & DVBBS (iTunes)
“I Will Always Be Yours” and “Old Friends”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Inside”, Jacquees featuring Trey Songz (iTunes)
“Jackie Chan”, Tiësto & Dzeko featuring Preme & Post Malone (iTunes)
“Killing My Time”, G Flip (iTunes)
“Like That”, Kris Wu (iTunes)
“Live In The Moment (TOKiMONSTA Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Love Me (Acoustic)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Man Don’t Dance”, Big Shaq (iTunes)
“Mood”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Must’ve Been (CID Remix)”, Chromeo featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“No Strings”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Nostalgia (MK Remix)”, (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Lady Leshurr (iTunes)
“One That Got Away”, Michael Ray (iTunes)
“Pretender”, Steve Aoki featuring Lil Yachty & AJR (iTunes)
“RING THE ALARM pt.1, pt.2, pt.3”, The Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Sangria Wine”, Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Solo”, Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Spaceship”, Galantis featuring Uffie (iTunes)
“Speechless”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Start Again”, OneRepublic featuring Logic (iTunes)
“Taste”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“The Reason”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Think About It”, TOMI (iTunes)
“Welcome To The Party”, Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump featuring Zhavia (iTunes)
“What If”, Johnny Orlando & Mackenzie Ziegler (iTunes)
“Where Were You In The Morning?”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Why (Mastiksoul Remix)”, Shaggy & Massari (iTunes)
“Yes Indeed”, Lil Baby & Drake (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the Shawn Mendes, Snow Patrol 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 (April 29)

Causing more "Trouble".

Causing more “Trouble”.

This set of releases isn’t the most interesting crew of the year, but if you’re down with some rockers, a pop duo and a violinist, you may be in luck. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of April 29:

  • With his first album in nearly four years, singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns with his fifth studio effort, Supernova. The title track is currently at AAA radio and charting within the top 5. LaMontagne’s last two albums have both debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200; this will likely secure a debut around the same area. (iTunes)
  • Former America’s Got Talent contestant and independent artist Lindsey Stirling is back with her second album, Shatter Me. The violinist collaborated with Lzzy Hale and Dia Frampton on this set. Stirling 2012 self-titled effort was a major sleeper hit and this could potentially have a sizable first week number. (iTunes)
  • Everyday Robots is the first solo set for Damon Albarn, best known for his work as the lead singer of Blur. Albarn’s album is already selling extremely well across Europe, and while it won’t put up the same number here, it should attract a decent crowd. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Old 97‘s Most Messed Up (iTunes), Pixies‘s Indie Cindy (iTunes), Rodrigo Y Gabriela‘s 9 Dead Alive (iTunes), Saliva‘s Rise Up (iTunes), Strange Talk‘s Cast Away (iTunes), Timeflies‘s After Hours (iTunes) and the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Neighbors (iTunes).

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

  • “Bind Your Love”, another digital single from Cher Lloyd. (iTunes)
  • “Do It Again”, one track from a collaborative effort between Röyksopp & Robyn. (iTunes)
  • “Let Me In”, a track from Grouplove from the forthcoming soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars. (iTunes)
  • “Lock Me Up” (+ EP), new from pop/rockers The Cab. (iTunes)
  • “Problem”, the new single from Ariana Grande and featuring Iggy Azalea. (iTunes)

With the soundtrack to Frozen still dominating, can new releases from Hunter Hayes, Lily Allen or even the fiftieth edition of NOW! That’s What I Call Music! warm the top of the chart? A full preview is coming in seven!

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