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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 12, 2021)

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. For Christmas and chart magic, let’s see what’s popping at the format this week:

AS EASY AS PIE: It’s the second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart for Adele with “Easy On Me”, the lead single from her new album 30. The international hit holds for a fourth week at #1 on the Hot AC radio chart.

Newcomer GAYLE blasts into the top 40 with her recent viral TikTok hit, as “Abcdefu” rises from 42-25. The tune continues a strong run on both the streaming and composite charts internationally, appearing in the top ten throughout Australasia and Europe. GAYLE is not the only new artist in the top 40 this week, as American Idol alum Benson Boone leaps from 45-37 with “Ghost Town”. His first charting song is yet another success story for the video app, where Boone teased it before its official release. LISA secures her first solo hit outside of the popular group BLACKPINK with “Money”, up from 41-38 this week. Finally, Charli XCX jumps from 43-40 with “Good Ones”, her seventh top 40 hit to date at the format.

19 years after his first single was serviced to Top 40 radio stations, comedian and host Jimmy Fallon appears in the top 50 for his first time with the Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “It Was A… (Masked Christmas)”, which checks in at #46. A second seasonal song is in at #47: “Merry Christmas”, a recent #1 single in the United Kingdom, which teams Ed Sheeran and Elton John. Now ranking in the top 20 at the Dance radio format, “The Motto” lands at #48 on the Top 40 survey for Tiësto and Ava Max. Finally, at #50, Wale and J. Cole are in with “Poke It Out”, a current top ten hit at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 22, 2021

Future, past and present hits.

This week’s New Music Friday are locked down and in place for you to stream, including the latest albums from Duran Duran, Elton John and Rob Thomas, as well as new singles from ABBA, DJ Snake and Swedish House Mafia. It’s just a notion, but we think you’ll like a few of these:

Notable albums out this week: Agnes‘s Magic Still Exists (Stream), Angel Du$t‘s Yak: A Collection Of Truck Songs (Stream), BIA‘s For Certain (Deluxe) (Stream), Biffy Clyro‘s The Myth Of The Happily Ever After (Stream), Bktherula‘s Love Black (Stream), Duran Duran‘s Future Past (Stream), DVBBS‘s Sleep (Stream), Elton John‘s The Lockdown Sessions (Stream), Emily Vaughn‘s Silver Linings (Stream), Every Time I Die‘s Radical (Stream), Felly‘s Young Fel 2 (Stream), Flora Cash‘s Our Generation (Stream), HONNE‘s Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do? (Stream), Hunter Hayes‘s Wild Blue (Complete) (Stream), ILLENIUM‘s Fallen Embers (Deluxe) (Stream), JPEGMAFIA‘s LP! (Stream), Lady A‘s What A Song Can Do (Stream), Lana Del Rey‘s Blue Banisters (Stream), Majid Jordan‘s Wildest Dreams (Stream), Moneybagg Yo‘s A Gangsta’s Pain (Reloaded) (Stream), Olivia Newton-John‘s Physical (40th Anniversary) (Stream), Pistol Annies‘s Hell Of A Holiday (Stream), Pouya‘s Blood Was Never Thick As Water (Stream), Ritt Momney‘s Sunny Boy (Stream), Rob Thomas‘s Something About Christmas Time (Stream), RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Surrender (Stream), Sam Austins‘s Homeless Star (Stream), Starset‘s Horizons (Stream), Tenille Arts‘s Girl To Girl (Stream), The Rolling Stones‘s Tattoo You (40th Anniversary) (Stream), Wale‘s Folarin II (Stream), Wet‘s Letter Blue (Stream), Kawhi Leonard Presents: Culture Jam (Vol. 1) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: 347Aidan‘s Chasing Harmony (Stream), Dream Theater‘s A View From The Top Of The World (Stream), Dua Saleh‘s Crossover (Stream), Elijah Woods‘s Look What I Made (Stream), Jessie James Decker‘s The Woman I’ve Become (Stream), Joe P‘s Emily Can’t Sing (Stream), MALINDA‘s Sea To Sky (Stream), Mimi Webb‘s Seven Shades Of Heartbreak (Stream), Peg Parnevik‘s What They’ll Say About Us (Stream), ROSIE‘s 20Mg Of Happiness (Stream), That Kid‘s Comedown (Stream), Warren Zeiders‘s 717 Tapes (Stream), Wrabel‘s Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas To You (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“Alarm”, The Score (Stream)
“Alive”, Yot Club (Stream)
“All Is Well”, Diana Ross (Stream)
“Am I Alright”, Aly & AJ (Stream)
“Are You Letting Go?”, Dreamer Boy featuring BENEE (Stream)
“Avocados”, Jaira Burns (Stream)
“Bad Posture”, Abby Anderson (Stream)
“Big”, Kendra Jae (Stream)
“Big Subwoofer”, Mount Westmore (Stream)
“Boys”, Hippo Campus (Stream)
“By My Side”, A7S (Stream)
“Catching A Dream”, Jonah Kagen (Stream)
“Chapstick”, Hastings (Stream)
“Christmas Kinda Sucks” and “I’ve Been Bad, Santa”, Peach PRC (Stream)
“Close To You”, The WLDLFE (Stream)
“Come Back Home”, Stan Walker (Stream)
“Demons (TELYKast Remix)”, Imagine Dragons (Stream)
“Downtown”, Anya Taylor-Joy (Stream)
“Dressed For The Weather (Acoustic)”, Marc Scibilia (Stream)
“Dynamite”, Sean Paul featuring Sia (Stream)
“Fall Short”, Fergus James (Stream)
“Feel Like Us Again”, Frank Walker & Amber Van Day (Stream)
“Flower In The Dark”, Fiji Blue (Stream)
“Fortunate”, Cozz (Stream)
“Gidip Gel”, Selin (Stream)
“Got Me”, Maya Jane Coles featuring Julia Stone (Stream)
“Halloweenie IV: Innards”, Ashnikko (Stream)
“Here Comes The Night”, Tokio Hotel (Stream)
“Hey!”, Lea Heart (Stream)
“High Tide”, Shallou (Stream)
“Holding Me More”, Darin (Stream)
“Honest”, She Loves Boon & Belis (Stream)
“Hope Full”, Michael J. Woodard (Stream)
“Horoscope”, Carter Rubin (Stream)
“Hurt Like That”, Katelyn Tarver (Stream)
“Hurt Me”, Suriel Hess (Stream)
“I Love You But I Love Me More”, MARINA featuring Beach Bunny (Stream)
“I Will”, Gregory Porter (Stream)
“Insomnia”, Olivver The Kid (Stream)
“It’s All Gone”, Niko B (Stream)
“Just A Notion”, ABBA (Stream)
“Let Me Go”, Benny Benassi & Ne-Yo (Stream)
“Listerine”, Cece Coakley (Stream)
“Looks Like Me”, Dean Lewis (Stream)
“Luigi”, 2KBABY featuring Chief Keef (Stream)
“Million Dollar Moment”, Wiz Khalifa (Stream)
“Mittens”, Train (Stream)
“Mood”, KABBA (Stream)
“Moth To A Flame”, Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd (Stream)
“My Mother Wants Me Dead”, Carolesdaughter (Stream)
“My Way”, PVRIS (Stream)
“No Bad Days”, Bastille (Stream)
“Not For Me”, Sarah Proctor (Stream)
“Not In The Mood”, Lil Tjay, Fivio Foreign & Kay Flock (Stream)
“Nothing Feels Better”, Pink Sweat$ (Stream)
“Now (In Space)”, Montaigne (Stream)
“One Punch”, Aries (Stream)
“Outsiders”, UNSECRET x Bryce Fox (Stream)
“Pa’ Mis Muchachas”, Christina Aguilera featuring Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso (Stream)
“Pixie’s Parasol”, Smith & Thell (Stream)
“Present”, Khalid (Stream)
“Prodigal Daughter”, Lights (Stream)
“River”, The Knocks featuring Parson James (Stream)
“Rockland”, Gracie Abrams (Stream)
“Runaway”, Imanbek x Hollywood Undead (Stream)
“Ruthless”, Cannons (Stream)
“Say Nothing”, Wes Nelson (Stream)
“Scorpio Season”, Charlotte Cardin (Stream)
“SG”, DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion & LISA (Stream)
“Show You”, Kota The Friend (Stream)
“Sickle And Peace”, Mastodon (Stream)
“Skinny Dipping (Acoustic)”, Sabrina Carpenter (Stream)
“Soaked”, LÉON (Stream)
“Somebody”, Keshi (Stream)
“Song 55”, The Backfires (Stream)
“Sorry In Advance”, Brent Morgan (Stream)
“SOS”, James Arthur (Stream)
“Start Walking”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Sydney”, Gabby Start (Stream)
“Taking Me Back”, Jack White (Stream)
“Teenage Dirtbag”, Cavetown featuring Chloe Moriondo (Stream)
“That’s How It Goes (Guitar Version)”, Zoe Wees (Stream)
“The Way It Was”, Morgxn (Stream)
“Tiptoeing”, Hope Tala (Stream)
“Vampire”, Pebe Sebert (Stream)
“Water”, X Ambassadors (Stream)
“Water Me Down”, Taylor Austin Dye (Stream)
“What A Life”, Big Sean & Hit-Boy (Stream)
“When She Comes Around”, No Rome (Stream)
“Who You Are”, Craig David & MNEK (Stream)
“Why Don’t Ya”, Alex Clare (Stream)
“Wonder”, One OK Rock (Stream)
“You’re Not Mine”, Jordie Ireland featuring Cam Robertson (Stream)

Next week, the current albums from Ed SheeranMegan Thee Stallion and Tori Amos 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 (January 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. New year, same number one! However, this week’s chart is also full of some decent action and several new songs. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

CIRCLING ANOTHER YEAR: Post Malone‘s “Circles” holds at #1 on the Top 40 list for the fourth nonconsecutive week, as it’s now in the books as the last #1 single at the Top 40 format for the 2010’s and the first of the 2020’s. The multi-format hit remains at #8 on the Hot AC radio chart, while it pauses at #15 on the Rhythmic list.

Starting way up at #22, Justin Bieber scores his 27th top 40 hit at the format with “Yummy”, the highly-anticipated lead single off his forthcoming studio album. Bieber also lands at #10 as a part of the Dan + Shay collaboration “10,000 Hours”. Moving from 41-32, Camila Cabello earns her 15th solo top 40 hit with the DaBaby-assisted “My Oh My”, the latter of whom picks up his first. It’s likely that these two songs will complete a 1-2 finish on Tuesday’s adds report at the format, with Bieber leading Cabello/DaBaby.

Two other collaborations of note reach the top 50 this week, led by Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater‘s “Lola” at #47. The track marks the first top 50 entry for Azalea in about two years and the first ever chart appearance for Chater. At #50, “On Chill” chills at the end of the list for Wale and Jeremih. The former #1 at the Rhythmic and Urban formats is the first top 50 single on the pop chart in 6-1/2 years for the former, while the latter scores his first in nearly four.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 11, 2019

Chillin’ like the fall.

Wow… it’s New Music Friday once again! The end of the week is here and there are plenty of top releases around to check out. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

WALE – Wow… That’s Crazy (iTunes)
Features: The Jeremih-assisted “On Chill”, the current #1 song on the Urban chart that also ranks in the top ten at Rhythmic radio

Notable albums out this week: A R I Z O N A‘s Asylum (iTunes), Art Alexakis‘s Sun Songs (iTunes), ATEEZ‘s TREASURE EP.FIN: All To Action (iTunes), Blanco Brown‘s Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs (iTunes), Casanova‘s Behind These Scars (iTunes), Cody Jinks‘s After The Fire (iTunes), Fantasia‘s Sketchbook (iTunes), Freddie Mercury‘s Never Boring (iTunes), Lacuna Coil‘s Black Amina (iTunes), Lil Tjay‘s True 2 Myself (iTunes), Mike Posner‘s Keep Going (iTunes), Waterparks‘s Fandom (iTunes), YK Osiris‘s The Golden Child (iTunes), YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s AI YoungBoy 2 (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: CNCO‘s Que Quiénes Somos (iTunes), Father‘s Hu$band (iTunes), LANCO‘s Lessons Learned (iTunes), Next Town Down‘s Juliet (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“239”, BabyJake (iTunes)
“Again”, Zac Pajak (iTunes)
“All Dat”, Moneybagg Yo & Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Amsterdamned”, Yellow Claw (iTunes)
“As Far As Feelings Go”, Alle Farben & Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“Big Stepper”, Roddy Ricch (iTunes)
“Boots”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“Close Up”, Blueface featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Demons”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Double Knot”, Stray Kids (iTunes)
“Easier”, Mansionair featuring SHAED (iTunes)
“Easy”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Exhale”, R3HAB x Ella Vos (iTunes)
“Falling In Love”, Cigarettes After Sex (iTunes)
“Find An Island”, BENEE (iTunes)
“Fire, Ready, Aim”, Green Day (iTunes)
“F*ck It Up”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“Get Up”, Thomas Gold featuring Eagle-Eye Cherry (iTunes)
“Good Side”, Liz Phair (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, Danny Avila (iTunes)
“Hero”, Michael Kiwanuka (iTunes)
“I Told You”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“I’m In Love”, Elliot Jones (iTunes)
“In A Spiral”, Phantogram (iTunes)
“In Charge”, Kranium (iTunes)
“Jekyll & Hide”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Joanna”, JoJo (iTunes)
“JT First Day Out”, City Girls (iTunes)
“Kinfolks”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“LA & The Parties”, Lost Kings featuring Sevyn Streeter & Luh Kel (iTunes)
“Let Me Know”, Winona Oak (iTunes)
“Lights Up”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Like U Do”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“Lo Lo”, Destiny Rogers featuring P-Lo & Guapdad 4000 (iTunes)
“Lose Control”, MEDUZA x Becky Hill x Goodboys (iTunes)
“Loser”, Moby Rich (iTunes)
“Lovers + Strangers”, Starley (iTunes)
“Mala Santa”, Becky G (iTunes)
“Mean To Love”, Harry Hudson (iTunes)
“M.I.A.”, Cher Lloyd (iTunes)
“Miss You More”, Sophia Angeles (iTunes)
“Oblivion (Reimagined)”, Zayde Wølf (iTunes)
“Original Me”, Yungblud featuring Dan Reynolds (iTunes)
“Phoenix”, League Of Legends, Cailin Russo & Chrissy Costanza (iTunes)
“Please Don’t Go” and “Raining”, Six60 (iTunes)
“Put Your Hands Up”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”, The Black Eyed Peas featuring J Balvin (iTunes)
“See You Later”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Signs”, Alessandro Ciminata (iTunes)
“Snitch (Toronto Is Broken Remix)”, Netsky featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Something’s Got To Give (Banx & Ranx Remix)”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Special”, Chloe Lilac (iTunes)
“Summertime Love (Kingdom 93 Remix)”, Captain Cuts & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Sweettalk My Heart (Live)”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Symmetry”, SYML (iTunes)
“Tequila Does”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“The End”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“The Least That I Could Do”, Plested (iTunes)
“Twisted”, French Montana featuring Juicy J, Logic & A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“Untitled”, EDEN (iTunes)
“What Would I Know”, Jeremy Loops (iTunes)
“What You See Is What You Get”, Luke Combs (iTunes)
“Where I Belong”, Simple Plan & State Champs featuring We The Kings (iTunes)
“White Claw Theme Song”, 7715 (iTunes)
“Wildside”, Baby Ariel (iTunes)
“You”, James Arthur featuring Travis Barker (iTunes)
“Young”, Ella Henderson (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Florida Georgia LineIdina Menzel, Jimmy Eat World 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 April 28, 2017

There’s something about Mary…

When the Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul faces off against other chart royalty in the battle for the week’s highest debut, you know it is going to be a good fight. Get your downloads and streams ready, because here comes the latest new releases update:

MARY J. BLIGE – Strength Of A Woman (iTunes)
Blige should show some notable Strength in the marketplace with her latest studio album, which comes after a pair of #1 songs at the Urban AC format: “Thick Of It” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)”. It also includes “Love Yourself”, featuring Kanye West, which is on its way up the Urban chart. A dozen of her previous studio albums, dating back to 1992, have hit the top ten on the Billboard 200, and a top five debut is certainly possible for her latest effort.

WALE – Shine (iTunes)
Pushed up a week from its initial release date, perhaps due to a battle brewing between new sets from Chris Stapleton and Logic, this popular rapper’s fifth studio album is his first in two years. The lead single from it, “Fashion Week” (featuring G-Eazy), ranks in the top 30 at Urban radio, and sits just outside the top 40 at the Rhythmic format. The album will likely debut in the top five.

GORILLAZ – Humanz (iTunes)
The animated band is back with their first album in six years. Single “We Got The Power”, featuring Jehnny Beth, quickly reached its top 40 peak on the Alternative chart, though it’s not so powerful now, as it tumbles down the survey. Will this release return them to the top ten for the first time since 2010? We’ll see soon.

CASHMERE CAT – 9 (iTunes)
He’s one cool Cat. This album features collaborations with a number of popular acts, including Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. One single from it, the Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez-assisted “Trust Nobody”, received some minor pop airplay last year.

More albums out this week: All That Remains‘s Madness (iTunes), Feist‘s Pleasure (iTunes), John Mellencamp‘s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (iTunes), Lea Michele‘s Places (iTunes), New Found Glory‘s Makes Me Sick (iTunes), Old Crow Medicine Show‘s 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (iTunes), Sylvan Esso‘s What Now (iTunes), The Cranberries‘s Something Else (iTunes), Trombone Shorty‘s Parking Lot Symphony (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s God’s Problem Child (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Foster The People‘s III (iTunes), JP Cooper‘s Passport Home (iTunes), Take That‘s Giants (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“1995”, Emmit Fenn (iTunes)
“Always Been U”, PHANGS featuring R.Lum.R (iTunes)
“Another Life”, Afrojack & David Guetta featuring Ester Dean (iTunes)
“Bend Or Break (Acoustic)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Belong”, gnash featuring DENM (iTunes)
“Blessings”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Body”, Sean Paul featuring Migos (iTunes)
“Bon Appétit”, Katy Perry featuring Migos (iTunes)
“Calm Down”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Dandelions”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Deep Water”, Alisan Porter (iTunes)
“Electric Intercourse”, Prince (iTunes)
“First Time”, Kygo x Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Friday Night”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“I Hear Your Song, Sweetness”, George Taylor (iTunes)
“I Know A Place (Remix)”, MUNA x MNEK (iTunes)
“I’ll Give You Love”, Clear Six (iTunes)
“I’m The One”, DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“It’s You”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“J-Boy”, Phoenix (iTunes)
“Land Of The Living”, Plain White T’s (iTunes)
“Let You Go”, Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Maxine”, Benny Cassette (iTunes)
“Middle Of The Night”, The Vamps & Martin Jensen (iTunes)
“Most Girls”, Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“My Friends”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“No Vacancy”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Now (Acoustic)”, Grace Mitchell (iTunes)
“Old Friends”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Sandcastle State Of Mind”, Peter Wise (iTunes)
“Saw You In A Dream”, The Japanese House (iTunes)
“Say My Name”, Tove Stryke (iTunes)
“Song On Fire”, Nickelback (iTunes)
“Take On The World (AlunaGeorge Remix)”, You Me At Six (iTunes)
“The One That Got Away”, Skinny Days featuring Emilie Adams (iTunes)
“Thinking Of A Place”, The War On Drugs (iTunes)
“Thinking Of You”, Elias (iTunes)
“Torches”, X Ambassadors (iTunes)
“Without U”, Steve Aoki & DVBBS featuring 2 Chainz (iTunes)
“Young And Menace”, Fall Out Boy (iTunes)

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

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 31)


Looking for some “Sun” at the top.

Another month of the year is nearly done, which means a quarter of 2015 has come and gone. Crazy, right? Luckily, some solid releases are ready to close things out. Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of March 31:

  • Kintsugi is the name of the latest effort for Washington rockers Death Cab For Cutie, and it marks a pretty big change for the group as longtime member Chris Walla decided to part ways with the act last year. Now playing as a trio, the guys look to land the fourth top five album of their career. Of course, it is led by “Black Sun”, which climbed to #1 on Triple A radio last week and is trending towards the top five on the Alternative survey. (iTunes)
  • Inspired by a friendship with popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his series Seinfeld, American rapper Wale returns to the charts with The Album About Nothing, featuring the recent Urban radio single “The Body” (featuring Jeremih) and current hit “The Matrimony” (featuring Usher.) It is certainly a unique project that taps into multiple fan bases and this support should propel it to a top five debut next week. (iTunes)
  • It was a very tight race on Country radio between two “Homegrown” titles recently, but Darius Rucker‘s “Homegrown Honey” made it to the top first and he’ll be bringing his Southern Style to the Billboard 200 next week. This makes three years in a row now that Rucker has released an album; last year, it was the seasonal Home For The Holidays. (iTunes)
  • Three Days Grace recently scored a #1 song on the Active Rock chart with “I Am Machine”. The quartet’s fifth studio album, Human, their first to feature lead vocalist Matt Walst, is out this week. The guys have had three consecutive sets debut in the top five, and they’re hoping this will be their fourth. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Boz Scaggs‘s A Fool To Care (iTunes), Death Grips‘s The Powers That B (iTunes), Erica Campbell‘s Help 2.0 (iTunes), Hollywood Undead‘s Day Of The Dead (iTunes), Hudson Taylor‘s Singing For Strangers (iTunes), Jodeci‘s The Past, The Present, The Future (iTunes), Ludacris‘s Ludaversal (iTunes), Madeon‘s Adventure (iTunes), New Motion‘s Anyway (EP) (iTunes), Nightwish‘s Endless Forms Most Beautiful (iTunes), Ringo Starr‘s Postcards From Paradise (iTunes), Ron Sexsmith‘s Carousel One (iTunes), Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts‘s Blaster (iTunes), Sufjan Stevens‘s Carrie & Lowell (iTunes), The Maine‘s American Candy (iTunes), The Prodigy‘s The Day Is My Enemy (iTunes), Van Halen‘s Tokyo Dome, Live In Concert (iTunes), We Are Harlot‘s We Are Harlot (iTunes) and the Various Artists compilation, NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards – 50 Years (iTunes).

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

  • “I Don’t Like It, I Love It”, an instant grat track from Flo Rida, Robin Thicke and Verdine White. (iTunes)
  • “Woman (Oh Mama)”, the new single from Joy Williams. (iTunes)

Next week, it’ll likely be rockers All Time Low taking the top chart debut with Future Hearts. Who else makes it into the top ten? A full preview is coming in seven!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 25)

He's a "Bad" boy.

He’s a “Bad” boy.

There’s a little R&B and a little rock on the update this week, even if it’s not the most interesting set of releases. Here’s what’s in stores today, June 25:

  • Next week’s highest debut, though probably not at #1, will be the latest album by rapper Wale. His 2011 album Ambition went Gold, and now he returns with The Gifted. First single “Bad” features Tiara Thomas and a remix of it features Rihanna. (iTunes)
  • Christian rockers Skillet went to #2 with their last album, 2009’s Awake. Well, awake they are, as they Rise up the charts with their new album. (iTunes)
  • Performing her hits like “Girl On Fire” and “No One”, Alicia Keys is out with her session for VH1 Storytellers in a both a CD-only edition and CD/DVD combo. (iTunes)
  • Soul singer India.Arie is back this week with Songversation, her first effort in four years. The lead single, “Cocoa Butter”, is wrapping up a run at Urban AC radio. (iTunes)
  • She and her siblings lit up the Hot 100 in the 1970’s as the Staple Singers; now, 73-year-old Mavis Staples has a new studio album out, One True Vine. It’s produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. (iTunes)
  • With their first album featuring new lead singer Todd La Torre, Queensryche return with a self-titled effort that’s already garnering a lot of buzz in the rock world. (iTunes)
  • Rockers Middle Class Rut are out with Pick Up Your Head, featuring the recent Alternative single, “Aunt Betty”. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include: Amon Amarth‘s Deceiver Of The Gods (iTunes), the Jerry Garcia Band‘s Garcia Live Volume Two (iTunes) and the Mermaids Of Alcatraz Tour Edition of Train‘s California 37 (iTunes).

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

  • “Drinks After Work”, the latest from Country superstar Toby Keith. (iTunes)
  • “Drunk Last Night”, new from the Eli Young Band. (iTunes)
  • “Entertainment”, a fresh digital single from rapper Sean Paul‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “First Time”, the second single from a new album by the Jonas Brothers. (iTunes)
  • “Forget You”, from pop singer Cady Groves. (iTunes)
  • “Knock It Off”, the first single from K-Ci and JoJo in over a decade. (iTunes)
  • “Tie It Up”, a country ditty from Kelly Clarkson. (iTunes)

Next week’s big album is one you can get for free via Samsung: Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail. However, there are also new albums from Joe and Relient K, so come back in seven for all the new stuff!

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