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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 9, 2019

In the Rick of time.

From Miami to Milan, the ports are open for popular releases to grab your attention this week. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores for Friday:

RICK ROSS – Port Of Miami 2 (iTunes)
Features: The Drake-assisted “Gold Roses”, a current top 50 entry on the Urban chart

SLIPKNOT – We Are Not Your Kind (iTunes)
Features: “Unsainted”, a current top 20 hit on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Bazzi‘s Soul Searching (iTunes), Dirty Heads‘s Super Moon (iTunes), half•alive‘s Now, Not Yet (iTunes), Kevin George‘s My Darlings A Demon (iTunes), SAFIA‘s Story’s Start Or End (iTunes), The Regrettes‘s How Do You Love? (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s Inspired By True Events (iTunes), Wilder Woods‘s Wilder Woods (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AUGUST 08‘s Happy Endings With An Asterisk (iTunes), Ayokay‘s We Come Alive (1-3) (iTunes), Bas‘s Spilled Milk 1 (iTunes), Blueface‘s Dirt Bag (iTunes), Brakence‘s Bhavana (iTunes), Ceraadi‘s Playlist (iTunes), Christian French‘s Bright Side Of The Moon (iTunes), Fergus‘s Three Of Swords (iTunes), Hamzaa‘s Phases (iTunes), Marius‘s Makeshift (iTunes), Ruelle‘s Earth Glow (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked (iTunes), Social House‘s Everything Changed… (iTunes), The Score‘s Stay (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Nighter (Dark Heart Remix)”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Almost Forgot (Ryan Riback Remix)”, Against The Current (iTunes)
“Anything Can Happen”, SAINt JHN featuring Meek Mill (iTunes)
“Bad Word”, Salem (iTunes)
“Beautiful People (NOTD Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Black Sheep”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Blame Game”, Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Boys Should Never Cry”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Break My Broken Heart”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Cave In”, Elle Winter (iTunes)
“Charlie”, Mallrat (iTunes)
“Cholo Love”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Colors”, The Knocks (iTunes)
“Destruction”, nothing,nowhere. & Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Easier (Live From The Vault)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Emotions”, Cashmere Cat (iTunes)
“Face To Face”, Ruel (iTunes)
“Fear Inoculum”, Tool (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget (Acoustic)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Nick De La Hoyde (iTunes)
“Going With You”, Joshua Radin (iTunes)
“Good Life”, Kwassa (iTunes)
“Got The Moves”, UNSECRET featuring Whissell (iTunes)
“Hair Down”, SiR featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Hollow”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Holy Roller (Blonde Remix)”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Hot Girl Summer”, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“I Think We Should Break Up”, Hollyn (iTunes)
“I’ll Be The One”, Noah Schnacky (iTunes)
“If You Pray Right”, Brockhampton (iTunes)
“Indestructible”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Know”, Mary J. Blige (iTunes)
“Live Forever”, Nasty Cherry (iTunes)
“Love Might Be Found (Volcano)”, Montaigne (iTunes)
“Love Too Much”, Keane (iTunes)
“Mister Impossible”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“Mother’s Daughter (White Panda Remix)”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Nervous”, Jake Miller (iTunes)
“New Kind Of Love”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Nothing Of My Own”, KONGOS (iTunes)
“Pouring”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Prince Akeem”, Mike Posner featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Rooting For You”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Season Of The Witch”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Shawty”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Sick”, CXLOE & gnash (iTunes)
“Slow Dance”, AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max (iTunes)
“Small Talk”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Something About You”, Elderbrook x Rudimental (iTunes)
“Something That You Know”, Jamie N Commons (iTunes)
“Sou Sou”, Jidenna (iTunes)
“Sun Is Shining”, Lost Frequencies (iTunes)
“Swim Home”, Cautious Clay (iTunes)
“Swing (Tropkillaz Remix)”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“That’s My Man”, Miss Benny (iTunes)
“The Power”, Duke Dumont featuring Zak Abel (iTunes)
“The Lay Down”, DRAM featuring H.E.R. and watt (iTunes)
“Throw Away My Number”, Jordie Ireland featuring Riley Biederer (iTunes)
“Til I Die”, THEY. x Dillon Francis (iTunes)
“Time”, Audrey (iTunes)
“Too Close”, Louis The Child & Wrabel (iTunes)
“Unnatural Born Killer”, Yelawolf (iTunes)
“Unrequited”, RuthAnne (iTunes)
“Warrior”, Zac Brown Band (iTunes)
“Waste My Time”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Where Do You Go”, YEBBA (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Frank Turner, Illenium and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 1, 2019

The language of hits.

There’s an anticipated Latin album leading the way this week, but a new month means new titles from all genres to celebrate. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market today:

Notable albums out this week: American Authors‘s Seasons (iTunes), Big Wild‘s Superdream (iTunes), Broods‘s Don’t Feed The Pop Monster (iTunes), Busted‘s Half Way There (iTunes), Claire Richards‘s My Wildest Dreams (iTunes), Emily King‘s Scenery (iTunes), Girlpool‘s What Chaos Is Imaginary (iTunes), Linda Ronstadt‘s Live In Hollywood (iTunes), Luis Fonsi‘s Vida (iTunes), Nina Nesbitt‘s The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change (iTunes), The Moth & The Flame‘s Restless (iTunes), Within Temptation‘s Resist (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Rent: Live (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Reece‘s I’m Not Sure Yet (iTunes), The Score‘s Pressure (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Close To Me (Remixes)”, Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“5 Months Later”, Prince Fox (iTunes)
“7 Billion”, OBB (iTunes)
“7 Rings (Remix)”, Ariana Grande featuring 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“100 Bad Days”, AJR (iTunes)
“Apologize”, grandson (iTunes)
“Are You Bored Yet?”, Wallows featuring Clairo (iTunes)
“Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“Bones”, Galantis featuring OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Bury A Friend”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Canons”, Super Duper featuring JMR (iTunes)
“Chrysalis”, Empire Of The Sun (iTunes)
“Decisions (Weiss Remix)”, KREAM featuring Maia Wright (iTunes)
“Dream Child”, ØZWALD (iTunes)
“Drive All Night”, Joan (iTunes)
“End Of The Night”, Taylor Noelle (iTunes)
“Facts”, Chantel Jeffries featuring YG, Rich The Kid & BIA (iTunes)
“Faith You Might”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Fast Lovers”, Lemaitre (iTunes)
“First Aid Kit”, Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Good On Me”, Vanic featuring Olivia Noelle (iTunes)
“Got To Keep On”, The Chemical Brothers (iTunes)
“Gucci Rock N Rolla”, Snakehips featuring Rivers Cuomo & KYLE (iTunes)
“Happy Now (R3HAB Remix)”, Kygo featuring Sandro Cavazza (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“Heaven (All Around You)”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“I Walk Alone”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“I Walk Up”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“I’ve Been Waiting”, Lil Peep & ILoveMakonnen featuring Fall Out Boy (iTunes)
“Jump The Fence”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Karma (CLiQ Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Keep It Simple”, James Barker Band (iTunes)
“Let You Down”, Stirling (iTunes)
“Life Must Go On”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Love Myself”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Low Key”, Ally Brooke featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Medicate”, Gabbie Hanna (iTunes)
“Middle Name”, Kat Saul (iTunes)
“Mime”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Money Lover”, Magdalena Bay (iTunes)
“Nobody’s Home”, Mallrat & Basenji (iTunes)
“Not Angry Anymore”, Thelma Plum (iTunes)
“Not Thinkin’ Bout You (Acoustic)”, Ruel featuring Billy Davis (iTunes)
“Numb”, Before You Exit (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“Open Up”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Permission”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Racks On Racks”, Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Ready To Let Go”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)
“Slow Motion”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Someone New”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Splash”, Ty James x Unheard (iTunes)
“Suburban Girl”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“They Don’t Shine”, Tedeschi Trucks Band (iTunes)
“They Own This Town”, Flora Cash (iTunes)
“Trouble”, Omar Apollo (iTunes)
“What’s Up Danger (Black Caviar Remix)”, Blackway (iTunes)
“When I Die”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Wild Like The Wind”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Women”, Florida Georgia Line featuring Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“You And I”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Young Like This (HEDEGAARD Remix)”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)
“Zero Gravity”, Kate Miller-Heidke (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Ariana Grande and many more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 13, 2017

Think P!nk!

What a Beautiful week for a new batch of excellent releases in the music world… question is, which one will you dive into first? I have some suggestions! Here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

P!NK – Beautiful Trauma (iTunes)
What about us? What about her new album? The pop superstar returns with her first studio release in just over five years, and at this point, it should be a worthy contender for the #1 spot on next week’s Billboard 200. Of course, it’s led by ‘What About Us”, a hit at AC, Hot AC and Top 40 radio (and still building nicely.) I’ll certainly be picking up a physical copy.

BECK – Colors (iTunes)
Making his way up the top ten on Alternative and Triple A top ten with “Up All Night”, this performer’s 13th studio album comes just under four years after his last one. It also features “Dreams” and “Wow”, two of his previous hits at the formats over the past couple of years. Could this set make a run for #1? Stay tuned.

GUCCI MANE – Mr. Davis (iTunes)
Mane’s Droptopwop mixtape narrowly missed the top ten on the Billboard 200 earlier this year, so the rapper is likely to get this release, at the very least, well into the region. His new studio album is led by the Migos-assisted “I Get The Bag”, bulleted at #11 on the most recent Urban chart.

CARLY PEARCE – Every Little Thing (iTunes)
Pearce is one of 2017’s most promising newcomers at Country radio format, as she climbs the top ten there with her track “Every Little Thing”. It should have a solid entry on the overall chart, and could be in the mix for #1 on the Country-specific survey.

More albums out this week: Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile‘s Lotta See Lice (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s Southern Girl City Lights (iTunes), Marc E. Bassy‘s Gossip Columns (iTunes), Robert Plant‘s Carry Fire (iTunes), Russell Dickerson‘s Yours (iTunes), The Score‘s Atlas (iTunes), Wu-Tang‘s The Saga Continues (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Kodaline‘s I Wouldn’t Be (iTunes), Nick Fradiani‘s Where We Left Off (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Blood On The Surface”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Dream”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Fall From Glory”, Causes (iTunes)
“Feels Great”, Cheat Codes featuring Fetty Wap and CVBZ (iTunes)
“Find You (Acoustic)”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“First Love”, Lost Kings featuring Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Headphones”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“High End”, Chris Brown featuring Future and Young Thug (iTunes)
“Higher Than Higher”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Holy Mountain”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“House Party”, The Knocks featuring Captain Cuts (iTunes)
“I Love You But I’m Lost”, Tears For Fears (iTunes)
“If You Want To Make Money”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Just Like You”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Leave A Light On”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Let You Down”, Peking Duk featuring Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Love You Like That”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Medusa”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Must Be Hard Being You”, Clark Beckham (iTunes)
“My Name (Say It)”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“New”, Daya (iTunes)
“No Man’s Land”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“Paper Doll”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Passion”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Personal”, The Vamps featuring Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“Please Stay”, Bryan Adams (iTunes)
“Phone Calls”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Playboy Sh*t”, Blackbear featuring Lil Aaron (iTunes)
“Poking Holes”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“Real Thing”, Tory Lanez featuring Future (iTunes)
“Same Boat”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“Secrets”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Silence (Tiësto’s Big Room Remix)”, Marshmello featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Sucker for You”, Matt Terry (iTunes)
“Take Me”, Brasko (iTunes)
“That Don’t Impress Me Much (Like A Version)”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Thorns”, Lo Moon (iTunes)
“Too Much To Ask (Cedric Gervais Remix)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Touch”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Under A Million Lights”, Tom Chaplin (iTunes)
“Vault”, Keyshia Cole (iTunes)
“We Could Go Back”, Jonas Blue featuring Moelogo (iTunes)
“Wishlist”, Kiiara (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Lindsey Stirling, Niall Horan and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 11, 2017

The Rainbow leads to #1.

The music world is looking very colorful this week, as a pop performer shows strength with her powerful new album. Grab that, and the other titles below, because here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

KESHA – Rainbow (iTunes)
Kesha’s highly-anticipated comeback album will come in at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 list, assuming there are no surprise releases along the way. The set features “Praying”, a multi-format radio hit that also ranks in the top ten at iTunes. A number of cuts from the album, including “Learn To Let Go” and “Woman”, saw notable sales and streaming action as instant grats.

More albums out this week: Hinder‘s The Reign (iTunes), Lindsay Ell‘s The Project (iTunes), NEEDTOBREATHE‘s H A R D L O V E (Deluxe Edition) (iTunes), Will Hoge‘s Anchors (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Avicii‘s AVĪCI (01) (iTunes), Bebe Rexha‘s All Your Fault – Pt. 2 (iTunes), Becky Hill‘s Eko (iTunes), Billie Eilish‘s dont smile at me (iTunes), R.LUM.R‘s AFTERIMAGE (iTunes), The Score‘s Stripped (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“2U (FRNDS Remix)”, David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Alone”, Cyrus (iTunes)
“Angel”, Fifth Harmony (iTunes)
“As You Are (Live at State Of The Ark Studios)”, Rag’n’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Be Your Man”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Casual”, Alex Adair (iTunes)
“Ego”, Ella Eyre featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Even If It Hurts”, Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Eyes On The Highway”, Robbie Williams (iTunes)
“For What It’s Worth”, Liam Gallagher (iTunes)
“Good Thing”, Tritonal featuring Laurell (iTunes)
“Hurtin’ Me”, Stefflon Don featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“Jungle”, Loreen x Elliphant (iTunes)
“Limousine”, Secret Weapons (iTunes)
“Little Of Your Love (BloodPop Remix)”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Miles”, Phillip Phillips (iTunes)
“Nasty (Who Dat)”, A$AP Ferg featuring Migos (iTunes)
“Nervous”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Nobody Has To Know”, Timeflies (iTunes)
“No People”, Brandon Beal (iTunes)
“No Promises (Stripped)”, Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Obsession (25/7)”, Vice featuring Jon Bellion & KYLE (iTunes)
“Real Deal”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Savage”, Lights (iTunes)
“Shape Of You (Yxng Bane Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Sick Of Being Told”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Silence”, Marshmello featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Something Right”, Andreas Moe (iTunes)
“Sorry Not Sorry (Freedo Remix)”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Space”, Prince Fox featuring Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Stay”, Elliot Root (iTunes)
“Summer Days (Acoustic Guitar)”, Milow (iTunes)
“Summer Of Love”, NOTD featuring Dagny (iTunes)
“Touch Me (Acoustic)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Unapologetically”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Up The Creek”, Tori Amos (iTunes)
“Waking Up Slow”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“What About Us”, P!nk (iTunes)
“What We’re Looking For”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Why Did You Lie?”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Wicked (Loote Mix)”, Mansionz (iTunes)
“You”, Morgan Saint (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from A$AP Ferg and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 14, 2017

Lamar goes far.

A bit of K-Dot and J-May is just the right combination for this week’s New Music Friday report, featuring those big releases and a lot of fresh singles you need to know about! Let’s check out all the action right here:

KENDRICK LAMAR – Damn. (iTunes)
Aiming for his third #1 album in a row on the Billboard 200, Lamar’s latest set is led by “Humble.”, which is soaring up the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts. Even the competition is really excited about it! The album features collaborations with Rihanna and U2. A big Apple Music and Spotify presence is likely with this one, driving consumption units up, but it should also have a nice sales debut.

JOHN MAYER – The Search For Everything (iTunes)
Mayer’s latest studio album, which comes after two EPs from earlier this year, should have a solid top five debut next week. The new single from it is “Still Feel Like Your Man”, and it’s currently approaching the top ten on my own personal chart. (You’ll also find it in the top 50 on the Hot AC chart.) Just how high will it be searching for its first-week unit total? Stay tuned.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Fate Of The Furious (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
No, there’s no “See You Again” on here, but you’ll find many top latin and rap acts on this compilation from the upcoming movie. On the pop radio chart, “Good Life” by G-Eazy and Kehlani recently hit the top 40 and continues to rise. We’ll see how the movie does in its first weekend, and how it affects the soundtrack’s entry on the album chart.

More albums out this week: Tinie Tempah‘s Youth (iTunes), Will Joseph Cook‘s Sweet Dreamer (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bishop Briggs‘s Bishop Briggs (iTunes), Jeffrey James‘s Unsaid (iTunes), The Score‘s Myths & Legends (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Of The Dead Girls”, DREAMCAR (iTunes)
“All Night”, The Vamps & Matoma featuring Astrid S (iTunes)
“Be Myself”, Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
“Breathe (Lauv Remix)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Broken”, Lovely.The.Band (iTunes)
“Can I Be Him (Sjur Remix)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Cold (Ashworth Remix)”, Maroon 5 featuring Future (iTunes)
“Don’t Cry, 2020”, COIN (iTunes)
“Electric Love”, Serena Ryder (iTunes)
“Electric Touch”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Gold All Over The Ground”, Brad Paisley (iTunes)
“In My World”, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (iTunes)
“Kissing Strangers”, DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Lights Out”, Royal Blood (iTunes)
“Lost On You”, Lena (iTunes)
“Praying (Acoustic)”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”, John Gibbons (iTunes)
“Real Name”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Ride”, ZZ Ward featuring Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“See It So Clear (Acoustic)”, Tom Chaplin (iTunes)
“Show You Love (Acoustic)”, Kato & Sigala featuring Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Stay Together”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Swalla (Wideboys Remix)”, Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Sweet Disaster (Acoustic)”, DREAMERS (iTunes)
“Thankful”, New Kids On The Block (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Trap Paris”, Machine Gun Kelly featuring Quavo & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Versailles”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“Way Back”, TLC featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Whippin”, Kiiara featuring Felix Snow (iTunes)
“You Make Me Whole”, Steps (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Brad Paisley, Incubus and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 23, 2016

A "Treat" for this week.

A “Treat” for this week.

Vine stars and Broadway stars are among the acts looking to grab some streams and sales this week. What music will move you? Here are the notable albums and singles out this week:

SHAWN MENDES — Illuminate (iTunes)
Led by the multi-format hit “Treat You Better”, 18-year-old Mendes is looking for his second #1 album on the Billboard 200. Of course, his first chart-topper was Handwritten, which took a massive slide in its second week on the chart. Should we expect the new set to be front-loaded as well? You bet! However, there should be radio hits from it through the new year.

IDINA MENZEL — idina. (iTunes)
If you’re looking for another “Let It Go”, it’s probably not on Menzel’s new album. Plus, do we really need another one? Still, it’s worth a listen to her new set for a bunch of other great songs. “Queen Of Swords” is the current single from it, recently making a splash in the top 30 on the AC survey.

PASSENGER — Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea (iTunes)
One of my top picks for this week is the new effort from this English singer/songwriter. Leadoff single “Somebody’s Love” spent a week at #1 on my personal chart, and it’s still climbing up the top 20 at Triple A radio. It’ll likely hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200… well, at least I hope it will.

More albums out this week: Brian McKnight‘s An Evening With Brian McKnight (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Chapter And Verse (iTunes), Kristin Chenoweth‘s The Art Of Elegance (iTunes), MUTEMATH‘s Changes (iTunes), My Chemical Romance‘s The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), Skylar Grey‘s Natural Causes (iTunes), Ty Dolla $ign‘s Campaign (iTunes), Trolls (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Luke Bryan‘s Farm Tour… Here’s To The Farmer (iTunes), The Score‘s Unstoppable (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“50,000”, Sting (iTunes)
“All Fall Down”, Tor Miller (iTunes)
“Be Your Love”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“FAB.”, JoJo featuring Remy Ma (iTunes)
“Guys My Age”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Labor Of Love”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“Older And Taller”, Regina Spektor (iTunes)
“On An Evening In Roma (Sott’er Celo De Roma)”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Signs”, Cherub featuring T.I. (iTunes)
“Spiderweb”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“Starboy”, The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (iTunes)
“Still Breathing”, Green Day (iTunes)
“Sweet Dreamer”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Tear Up This Town”, Keane (iTunes)
“WALLS”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from BANKS, Regina Spektor, William Michael Morgan and more.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (September 2016)

Radio Report - September 2016

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in September in this month’s Radio Report.


MARTIN GARRIX & BEBE REXHA – “In The Name Of Love” (RCA, September 6)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Garrix reached #12 in 2014 with the largely-instrumental dance hit “Animals”, while “Don’t Look Down” hit #31 in 2015. Some of Rexha’s featured appearances have charted well, but her main-credited songs usually hit a brick wall in the top 30.

JORDAN FISHER – “Lookin’ Like That” (Hollywood, September 13)
Album: Jordan Fisher – EP (2016)
Past CHR History: “All About Us” topped Adam’s Top 40 for a week, and despite a huge radio push, that song just didn’t get tagged or sell enough to warrant a run beyond the mid-20’s at CHR radio. I’m rooting for Fisher to get that big radio smash later this year.

ZARA LARSSON – “Ain’t My Fault” (Epic, September 20)
Album: TBA
Past CHR History: Her label was able to break “Never Forget You” at the format earlier this year, hitting #5, but a reissue of “Lush Life” lost its momentum upon reaching the top 40 (after an initial run outside the top 50 last fall.) We’ll see if this has a solid climb.


THE GRISWOLDS – “Out Of My Head” (Wind-up/Concord, September 13)
Album: TBA
Past Alternative History: These Aussie rockers made the top 20 in 2014 with the catchy “Beware The Dog”, a #9 hit on Adam’s Top 40, while “If You Wanna Stay” stalled in the 30’s for two to three months. “Out” has already seen some early action from the panel.

THE SCORE – “Unstoppable” (Republic, September 13)
Album: Unstoppable – EP (2016)
Past Alternative History: “Oh My Love” (which reached the Hot AC top 40) and “On And On” both failed to chart here. However, a number of syncs for this release, including YouTube’s Dude Perfect series, have helped it to surge in both sales and streaming stats.

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS – “Roll Up” (Elektra/Atlantic, September 20)
Album: Fitz & The Tantrums (2016)
Past Alternative History: Leadoff single “HandClap” recently high-fived the top five, peaking at #4. They led this chart with two #1 songs in a row, “Out Of My League” (2013, two weeks) and “The Walker” (2014, one week). Can they “roll up” to the top spot again?


FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “Wish That You Were Here” (Republic, September 6)
Album: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Soundtrack) (2016)
Past AAA History: Just last year, the English band sent two singles (“What Kind Of Man” and “Ship To Wreck”) to the top of the list here, so there’s a good chance that this soundtrack cut will post some solid numbers. The Tim Burton film opens on September 30.

STING – “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (A&M/Interscope, September 6)
Album: 57th & 9th (2016)
Past AAA History: Though the format plays plenty of his tracks with The Police and his first few solo albums, there should be some interest in this song. In the 2000’s, his hits here include “Desert Rose” (#1 for four weeks, 2000) and “Send Your Love” (#5, 2003).

BARNS COURTNEY – “Glitter & Gold” (Capitol, September 19)
Album: Hands – EP (2016)
Past AAA History: Courtney’s “Fire”, a former #1 on Adam’s Top 40, reached #2 at the format. That single is still making its way up the Alternative chart, where it sits in the top 20. Can one of my favorite newcomers of 2016 get his second U.S. radio hit? I hope so.

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