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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 28)

It's all in the Mix.

Mixing it up.

The day after Memorial Day isn’t the most eventful for new music, but if you’re looking for something to freshen up your playlist, here are the new album and single releases for May 28:

  • My pick of the week is the first album by U.K. girl group Little Mix, titled DNA. It’s been out in Europe since November, where the group has now had four top-40 singles off the effort. The 12-track (standard) or 16-track (deluxe) album features the recent single “Wings”, which made the top 30 on CHR radio. (iTunes)
  • Rocker John Fogerty is back with his first album in four years, Wrote A Song For Everyone. It’s an album of collaborations with artists like Bob Seger and Keith Urban covering Fogerty’s classic cuts. (iTunes)
  • Seattle band Alice In Chains release their second album with singer William DuVall entitled The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Two songs have made the top 5 at Active Rock radio for the band, including newest single “Stone”, which is at #3. (iTunes)
  • R&B singer and hit songwriter The-Dream is out with his IV Play album. The current single is the title track, which is struggling at Urban radio. (iTunes)
  • A remastered edition of the classic 1976 album by Paul McCartney and Wings, the live Wings Over America, is out in several different digital and physical combinations this week. It went to #1 on the U.S. album chart back in 1977. (iTunes)
  • The Tony-nominated soundtrack to the play Kinky Boots, with music by Cyndi Lauper, is released this week. The production has a total of thirteen nominations. (iTunes)
  • The television show True Blood is out with a fourth compilation of songs from the series, including acts like Alabama Shakes and My Morning Jacket. (iTunes)
  • Legend Tony Bennett and late jazz icon Dave Brubeck release Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962, which features songs like ‘”I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and “Take Five”. (iTunes)
  • Lastly, British act BΔSTILLE are out with a new EP for the States, Haunt, featuring their international hit “Pompeii”. (iTunes)

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

  • “L.A. Story”, new from rapper Sammy Adams and singer Mike Posner. (iTunes)
  • “Walks Like Rihanna”, the latest single from boy band The Wanted. (iTunes)
  • “Wild”, a fresh new single from Jessie J featuring rapper Big Sean. A European version also features rapper Dizzee Rascal. (iTunes)

Next week features a ton of rock acts: Filter, Queens Of The Stone Age and Portugal. The Man are among them. Can any of them rock it to the top? A preview is coming in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (Dec. 18)

Looking to smoke the competition.

Looking to smoke the competition.

It’s the week before Christmas. Are your favorites gearing up for a big sales week? Here’s what’s new in stores this week on December 18:

  • Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head is the latest release from rapper T.I., which includes the R&B hit “Ball”, featuring Lil Wayne. He’s been gaining plenty of exposure on a VH1 reality show, but will it translate into first week sales? Look for this one to at least make the top ten on the Album Chart, but it will struggle to sneak into the top five. After all, his album sales sharply dropped with his last release, No Mercy.
  • A digital release of 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief is out on Wednesday, featuring live performances from Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and more. A CD release is expected in January. It should vie for the #1 spot with over 50,000 pre-orders for the album.
  • Another rapper, Chief Keef, puts out Finally Rich, led off by the single “I Don’t Like”. This should definitely enter in the top twenty.
  • Initially released as a free album two summers ago, The-Dream returns with 1977, which includes a few additional tracks tacked onto the original tracklisting.
  • The soundtracks from Django UnchainedLes Misérables, and Not Fade Away are all out this week, with the middle album carrying a Friday release date.
  • The 35th anniversary edition of Eric Clapton‘s Slowhand is out, including a super deluxe edition with a bonus DVD and vinyl LP. The album features core 70’s hits for Clapton like “Lay Down Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight.”
  • Synthetica: Deluxe is a rerelease of Metric‘s album from earlier this year, featuring five new tracks.

Other assorted music DVDs and books out this week include:

  • The movie Pitch Perfect, about dueling a cappella groups.
  • Rihanna‘s Loud Tour: Live At The O2 DVD, filmed back in 2011 in London.
  • We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston DVD, a special concert which aired about a month ago.

Lastly, the new digital-only singles that you can buy this week:

  • Singer Dido, notable for hits like “Thank You” and “White Flag”, returns with “Let Us Move On”, featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar.
  • Josh Groban, who goes for a poppier sound on “Brave”, the first single from All That Echoes.
  • Rapper Kid Cudi releases a new track, “King Wizard”.
  • Country star turned tabloid darling LeAnn Rimes releases “Borrowed”, currently at Country radio.

Enjoy all the new music out this week! Turn It Up Tuesday will return on January 8 due to Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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