Featured New Releases:

Usher – Looking 4 Myself

Seven may be Usher’s lucky number after all, as this much-anticipated follow up to 2010’s Raymond vs. Raymond maybe be one of his strongest and most comprehensive to date. With over 65 million albums sold worldwide, he has managed 17 Hot 100 songs, nine of which reached #1. With that many singles under his belt, Looking 4 Myself feels like such an album,  which became clear even before release with three singles, “Scream,” “Climax,” and “Lemme See,” exploding quickly as buzz grew. Are you an Usher fanatic? Check out his Artist Picks Premium Channel in which he has hand-picked some of his favorites, including tracks from Diplo (who produced, “Climax”) and David Guetta, “Without You” (featuring Usher on vocals.)

If You Like: R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake
Recommended Track: “Twisted”

Ed Sheeran – + 

Ed Sheeran is a classic case of, “right place, right time,” thanks in large part to the risk he took in putting himself in these places. Sheeran took multiple plunges, namely Halifax to London, England, quickly followed by London to Los Angeles. His leap of faith landed him in earshot of Jaime Foxx, who heard him play an open mic at The Foxxhole and offered him a recording studio and a place to stay. The buzz has reached critical mass, with the previous release of this album reaching platinum status at #1 in the UK and Ireland and entering the Top 10 in New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland and Netherlands. Wanna hear what all the hype is about? Take a listen to this dynamic debut.

If You Like: John Mayer, Damien Rice, OneRepublic
Recommended Track: “The A Team”

Far East Movement  – Dirty Bass 

Far East Movement is certainly a band on the move, not only in the metaphorical sense of their hit singles. It’s literal in that they squeezed in writing the follow up to their smash album, Free Wired,” on a second tour bus while travelling with Lil Wayne across 78 different dates from spring to winter 2011. They entered pop culture consciousness, “Like a G6,” and aligned with the likes of La Roux, Rihanna and Mike Posner, a wide net cast across  different genres, a testament to the possibilities for this band as they continue to travel through hits like, “Dirty Bass,” and “Live My Life (ft. Justin Bieber)

If You Like: LMFAO, David Guetta, Taio Cruz
Recommended Track: “Ain’t Coming Down”


Other Featured Titles Available This Week 6/12/12

Waka Flocka FlameTriple F Life

Metric - Synthetica 

Jimmy FallonBlow Your Pants Off

The Tallest Man On EarthThere’s No Leaving Now

Motion City SoundtrackGo

Hot ChipIn Our Heads

Mary Chapin CarpenterAshes and Roses

Totally Enormous Extinct DinosaursTrouble

Cody SimpsonPreview To Paradise

OddiseePeople Hear What They See

Giant Giant SandTucson

StepdadWildlife Pop

Matchbox Twenty“She’s So Mean (single)”

Coming Up Next Week 6/19/12:

Justin Bieber – Believe

Kenny Chesney – Welcome To The Fishbowl

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania

Glen Hansard – Rhythm And Repose

Kylie Minogue  – The Best of Kylie Minogue

Dying Fetus – Reign Supreme

Walk the Moon – Walk the Moon

The Dirty Heads – Cabin By the Sea

Lostprophets - Weapons

Lit – The View From the Bottom

Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect

Chelsea Grin – Evolve EP

J Moss – V4…The Other Side Of Victory

Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment

BeBe Winans – America America

Broadway – Gentlemen’s Brawl

Soulive & Karl Denson – SPARK!

Whirr – Distressor

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