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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 20, 2020

They be all over New Music Friday.

Be a good listener and check out this week’s New Music Friday releases, including top albums from BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and SAINT JHN, as well as great singles from Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes. It’s another monster week and we’re here for it:

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Taos‘s Birthday Boy (Party Favors) (iTunes), BTS‘s Be (iTunes), Dean Brody‘s Boys (iTunes), Harry Hudson‘s Hey, I’m Here For You (iTunes), Jeezy‘s The Recession 2 (iTunes), Jewel‘s Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary) (iTunes), Joseph The Spouse‘s Six Feet From Under (iTunes), Josh Groban‘s Harmony (iTunes), Koe Wetzel‘s Sellout (iTunes), Lady A‘s Ocean (Deluxe) (iTunes), Lee Brice‘s Hey World (iTunes), Megan Thee Stallion‘s Good News (iTunes), Neil Diamond‘s Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra (iTunes), Powfu‘s Some Boring Love Stories Pt. 5 (iTunes), RAYE‘s Euphoric Sad Songs (iTunes), Rich The Kid & YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Nobody Safe (iTunes), SAINT JHN‘s While The World Was Burning (iTunes), Tayla Parx‘s Coping Mechanisms (iTunes), Tim McGraw‘s McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019 (iTunes), Make It Up As We Go (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Boon‘s Midnight (iTunes), DaBaby‘s My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G) (iTunes), Emily Vu‘s Found (iTunes), Glaive‘s Cypress Grove (iTunes), Hauskey‘s Slow (iTunes), Meek Mill‘s Quarantine Pack (iTunes), Spencer Barnett‘s Welcome To My Mind (iTunes), Stela Cole‘s Woman Of The Hour (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“21”, Landon Cube (iTunes)
“A Boy Named Pluto (Acoustic)”, Hailey Knox (iTunes)
“Alibi”, Gold Revere featuring Jomie (iTunes)
“Automatic”, Fly By Midnight featuring Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor Feelings”, Sarah Barrios featuring Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Best Rapper in the F****n’ World”, GoldLink (iTunes)
“Blue Christmas”, Maddie Walker (iTunes)
“Brick Wall”, A Day To Remember (iTunes)
“Can’t Look Back”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Coke & Mentos”, Salem Ilese (iTunes)
“Cold Feet”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“Distance”, Mammoth WVH (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry”, Bugzy Malone featuring Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Donuts”, Kenzie featuring Yung Bae (iTunes)
“Dying In The Subtlety”, Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Estella//”, KennyHoopla featuring Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Feel Good” and “Peppers And Onions”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Feels Right”, Biig Piig (iTunes)
“Flawed”, Wale featuring Gunna (iTunes)
“Girls Call The Shots”, Hannah Dasher (iTunes)
“Hey Boy”, Sia (iTunes)
“Hitman”, Kelly Rowland (iTunes)
“Holding On”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“How Do I Feel”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“How Low Can You Go”, LP (iTunes)
“I’d Rather Go To Bed”, G Flip (iTunes)
“If You Wanted It Too”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, Mabel (iTunes)
“I’m Sorry”, Mokita & Stand Atlantic (iTunes)
“Is It Just Me?”, Sasha Sloan featuring Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Knicks”, Cochise (iTunes)
“Last Christmas”, Johnny Orlando (iTunes)
“Last Time”, 5West (iTunes)
“Livin’ The Dream”, “Still Goin’ Down” and “Somebody’s Problem”, Morgan Wallen (iTunes)
“Love Not War (The Tampa Beat)”, Jason Derulo featuring Nuka (iTunes)
“Man’s World”, Marina (iTunes)
“Matter Of Time” and “Say Hi”, Eddie Vedder (iTunes)
“Me Gusta (Remix)”, Anitta featuring Cardi B & 24KGoldn (iTunes)
“Me Vs. The World”, The All-American Rejects (iTunes)
“Million”, Fickle Friends (iTunes)
“Monster”, Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Move On”, Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“My Head And My Heart”, Ava Max (iTunes)
“New Boy”, Samantha Jade (iTunes)
“Nightmare”, Scott Quinn (iTunes)
“Nineteen”, Sam Johnson (iTunes)
“Old Love”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“One Day”, Catie Turner (iTunes)
“Part Of Me”, Joel Baker (iTunes)
“Pick Up Your Feelings”, Jazmine Sullivan (iTunes)
“Piece Of Cake”, Roxette (iTunes)
“Power”, Kevin Gates & Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Prisoner”, Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Richest Man Alive”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Roots”, Lucy Spraggan (iTunes)
“Safe With Me”, Gryffin featuring Audrey Mika (iTunes)
“Send It!”, Hooligan Hefs (iTunes)
“Share That Love (Acoustic)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“Sick Of It”, Vanic x Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Silent Night”, NEEDTOBREATHE (iTunes)
“Slow Summer (Acoustic)”, Zachary Knowles (iTunes)
“Something Better”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Stay With Me”, Emma Steinbakken (iTunes)
“Stuck In My Head”, Captain Cuts featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Sunbeam”, Kian (iTunes)
“Tell Me About You”, Kina featuring Mishaal (iTunes)
“The Chain”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“The End”, Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, James Blake (iTunes)
“The Lighthouse Keeper”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“There’s No Insurance For A Broken Heart”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Think I’m Crazy (Unplugged)”, Two Feet (iTunes)
“TLK”, GOLDHOUSE & Hux (iTunes)
“Two Queens In A King Sized Bed”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“Vibrate”, Jerome Farah (iTunes)
“Walked Through Hell”, Anson Seabra (iTunes)
“Warm December”, Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Weekend”, Birds Of Tokyo (iTunes)
“What Am I Doing?”, Taia (iTunes)

Next week, the current albums from Miley Cyrus and Steps are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 12, 2020)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Put your mask on and the radio up, because here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

PUT YOUR “LIGHTS” ON: The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” picks up a seventh nonconsecutive week at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart, down a little over 300 spins from last week. Look for Trevor Daniel‘s “Falling”, which remains at #2 again, to attempt a run at the top spot during the coming week.

Three singles enter the top 40 on this week’s chart, led by the first top 40 entry for Jack Harlow, which vaults from 45-34. “What’s Poppin” also moves from 2-1 on the Rhythmic chart, becoming Harlow’s first #1 tune at the format, and currently ranks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Following him, Kygo and OneRepublic lift from 44-35 with “Lose Somebody”. This is the seventh top 40 entry for Kygo on the list and the 14th for OneRepublic, who have been charting since 2007. Format newcomers Topic and A7S also land in the region with their recent Dance radio hit “Breaking Me”, which climbs from 47-40 this week.

Flying into the top 50, Ava Max‘s “Kings & Queens” has a royal landing at #43, as she gets closer to her third top 40 song to date. It starts four spots ahead of StaySolidRocky‘s viral hit “Party Girl”, which checks in at #47. Additionally, AJ Mitchell is new at #48 with “Burn”. Mitchell and Max previously collaborated on his song “Slow Dance”, which peaked at #26 in December 2019.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 5, 2020)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. The temperature is hot and the songs of the summer are sizzling, so here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

ANOTHER JULY WEEKND: With a small drop in airplay vs. last week, The Weeknd‘s big hit “Blinding Lights” is launching all kinds of fireworks at the Top 40 format, as it easily earns a sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. The multi-format smash also leads the Hot AC chart for an eighth week. Will it extend its run at both formats by next Sunday? Stay tuned.

Two big collaborations debut in the top 40 on this week’s survey: the higher of the two, Trevor Daniel and Selena Gomez‘s “Past Life”, bolts onto the entire chart way up at #29. It’s the second top 40 entry for Daniel, who’s still on the rise from 4-2 with “Falling”, and the 19th solo chart hit for Gomez. Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo‘s “Savage Love” also has an impressive start at #38, marking their first and 21st top 40 singles at the format, respectively. Jawsh 685’s original instrumental tune went viral on the video platform TikTok earlier this year.

More collaborations are also making themselves known in the top 50 this week: Kygo and OneRepublic‘s “Lose Somebody”, rising through the top 30 on the Hot AC chart, wins a Top 40 debut at #44, as Regard and Raye‘s “Secrets” has a quieter start at #49.

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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:

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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