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The Friday Five: 2015 Albums of the Year (Pop)

It feels like we just wrote our 2014 Albums of the Year post about 5 minutes ago, but it’s time to look back on our favorite albums of 2015!   Here are our picks for our top pop albums of the year.  We included 2 EPs because they were too good NOT to and we’re crossing our fingers for full albums from them next year!

1.  Selena Gomez – “Revival”
After a public split from The Biebs, Selena Gomez is back! “Revival” was well worth the wait.

2. Carly Rae Jepsen – “E·MO·TION”
Carly Rae is easily one of the most underestimated pop artists, and one that certainly knows how to make a throwback album that sounds like it came straight out of the 80s.  (in a good way) 

3. The Vamps – “Wake Up”
The Vamps are poised to take over America with their new album and it’s about time – they’re so good!

4. Hilary Duff – “Breathe In, Breathe Out”
Hilary Duff’s 5th studio album was well worth the (long!) wait.

5. DNCE – “SWAAY”
This EP makes us want to sway and dance to every song!  We can’t wait for a full album from Joe, Cole, JinJoo, and Jack.

5. Jake Miller – “Rumors”
This EP was one of our favorites that came out in 2015 – every track is a JAM!  We’re anxious for new music from Jake Miller.

Nick Carter To Release “All American” Album November 25

Nick Carter has been crushing it on “Dancing With The Stars” this season (as expected!) and just made it to the final round.   Next week he’ll be dancing for the mirror ball trophy, AND releasing his new solo album, “All American,” on November 25th!   Just in time for some new music to blast during your Thanksgiving travel.  Check out the album art and tracklisting below.   We can’t wait to hear “19 in 1999” and hear Nick’s take on the greatest year in music (and Backtreet Boys) history.  Pre-orders are available now on Nick’s website!

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Nick Carter “All American” Tracklisting
1. 19 in 99
2. Get Over Me
3. California
4. Second Wind
5. Swet
6. Cherry Pie
7. Tijuana
8. All American
9. Man on the Moon
10. Horoscope
11. I Will Wait

Nick also announced an “All American” Tour to support his new music! Check out the tour dates below.  We can’t wait to see him show off the moves he’s been working on during “DWTS” on stage! Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 20th.

Nick Carter “All American” Tour Dates 2016

Feb 25th – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA – Buy Tickets
March 1st – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ – Buy Tickets
March 4th – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
March 9th – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
March 10th – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
March 11th – iPlay America – Freehold, NJ – Buy Tickets
March12th – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
March 13th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
March 16th – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets
March 17th – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
March 18th – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
March 19th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
March 24th – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
March 26th – City Winery – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “I Will Wait” below!

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Hoodie Allen Announces “Happy Camper” Tour and Album

Hoodie Allen just announced a brand new tour this Spring called the “Happy Camper Tour” with SuperDuperKyle and Blackbear.  The tour is in support of his soon to be released album of the same name, which will be available as a free download for fans!  Check out the dates below and be ready when tickets go on sale this Friday, October 20th.  Stay tuned for new music from Hoodie this week!

Hoodie Allen’s “Happy Camper Tour”
With SuperDuperKyle & Blackbear

Feb 4th-  Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Feb 5th – Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Feb 6th – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
Feb 8th – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 10th – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 11th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 12th – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
Feb 13th – Fonda Theatre – Las Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 14th – The Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AX – Buy Tickets
Feb 16th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
Feb 17th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Feb 19th – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 20th – Emo’s – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 21st – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Feb 22nd – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO – Buy Tickets
Feb 24th – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Feb 28th – The Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI – Buy Tickets
Feb 29th – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
March 2nd – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
March 4th – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
March 6th – The Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
March 8th – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
March 9th – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
March 11th – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
March 12th – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 13th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
March 16th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
March 17th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
March 18th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
March 19th – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
March 20th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
March 22nd – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets

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Andy Grammer To Release Deluxe Edition of “Magazines or Novels” 11/20

Andy Grammer is on a roll on “Dancing With The Stars” this season.  He earned a perfect score dancing to “Singing In The Rain” and brought some scares during the Halloween special.   He recently announced that he will be re-issuing his smash album “Magazines or Novels” featuring new tracks including his current feel-good single “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” and the country version of “Honey I’m Good” with the Eli Young Band.  Both tracks are available now as an instant download when you pre-order the album!

Watch the lyric video for “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” below.

Pre-order your deluxe copy of “Magazines or Novels” on iTunes.

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The Vamps Reveal “Wake Up” Tracklisting

The Vamps announced the official track listing for their sophomore album “Wake Up” due out November 27th.   Brad, Connor, Tristan, and James are heading out to see all of their fans and perform new music for “Fan Fests” in cities across Europe before their world tour in 2016.  The guys also posted a brand new video for “Cheater” and it sums up the band perfectly!  Check it out below.

The Vamps “Wake Up” Tracklisting
Wake Up
Volcano
Windmills
Rest Your Love
Stolen Moments
I Found A Girl
Be With You
Burn
Cheater
Boy Without A Car
Halfway There
Run Away
Held By Me
Worry
Coming Home
Peace Of Mind
Written Off

Pre-order a copy of “Wake Up” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “Cheater” and “Wake Up!”

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Hunter Hayes To Release “The 21 Project” on November 6th

Hunter Hayes has been busy thinking of creative ways to release new music.  Over the Summer, he rolled out a series of digital tracks to Spotify, completing the “21 EP.”  Hunter just announced he will release “The 21 Project” on November 6th!  The 3-disc album will consist of 7 songs, each performed 3 ways:  one acoustic, one studio, and one live.   Hunter wanted to show how a song grows from its original form to how it is played on stage.  If you’ve ever seen Hunter live, you know how he puts his own spin on tracks, changing things up each night on stage.  The project will feature Hunter’s current single, “21,” and new, unreleased tracks.  Check out the tracklisting below!

Hunter Hayes “The 21 Project” Tracklisting
1. 21
2. Young And In Love
3. Saint Or A Sinner
4. Where It All Begins (ft. Lady Antebellum)
5. Suitcase
6. The Trouble With Love
7. I Mean You

The 21 Tour in support of the project kicks off this month in North Carolina.  Hunter is hitting small venues in college towns across the country, targeting places where his music is popular on Spotify streaming.  Check out the dates below!  Tickets are on sale now.

Hunter Hayes “21 Tour” Dates
Oct 22 – Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, NC – Buy Tickets
Oct 23 – Kent State University – Kent, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 24 – Eisenhower Hall – West Point, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 29 – Purdue University – West Layfayette, IN – Buy Tickets
Oct 30 – Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 5 – Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY – Buy Tickets
Nov 6 – Notre Dame University – Notre Dame, IN – Buy Tickets
Nov 7 – Illinois State University – Normal, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 14 – University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK – Buy Tickets

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Chris Janson To Release “Buy Me A Boat” Album October 30th

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy you a boat…or Chris Janson’s brand new album which is due out October 30th!  We’ve been eagerly awaiting new music from Chris, who seems like an overnight sensation but has been working and performing for years before his breakout single, “Buy Me A Boat,” was released earlier this year.  The album of the same name will feature 12 tracks, including a duet with none other than Tim McGraw.  Watch Chris’ announcement about the album below!

Pre-orders are available now for “Buy Me A Boat” on iTunes and Amazon, with instant downloads of the title track and “Power of Positive Drinkin’.”

Chris Janson “Buy Me A Boat” Tracklisting
1. Buy Me A Boat
2. Power of Positive Drinkin’
3. Under the Sun
4. Holdin’ Her
5. Messin’ With Jesus (ft. Tim McGraw)
6. Right In The Middle
7. Save A Little Sugar
8. Back In My Drinkin’ Days
9. Where You Come In
10. Yeah It Is
11. White Trash
12. Sow Wild Oats

Watch the video for “Buy Me A Boat” below!

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Kip Moore Announces “Wild Ones Tour” With Michael Ray

Kip Moore just announced a brand new tour in support of his album, “Wild Ones” due out Friday, August 21st.  The tour will also feature special guest Michael Ray, along with Chris Cavanaugh and Joey Hyde on select dates.

VIP packages are available beginning August 4th through CID Entertainment and include a pre-show acoustic set as well as a meet & greet with Kip.  General on sales begin August 7th at 10AM local venue time.  When you purchase tickets for the tour, you will receive a digital download of Kip’s brand new album once it’s released!

“Wild Ones Tour” Ft. Kip Moore & Michael Ray
Oct 8th – Sands Bethlehem – Bethlehem, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 10th – Q Fest @ Freedom Hall – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Oct 22nd – Joe’s Bar- Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Oct 31st – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Nov 5th – Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN – Buy Tickets
Nov 7th -The  Masonic Temple – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 14th – The Ranch Concert Hall – Ft. Myers, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 15th – Rib Fest – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – Banita Creek Hall – Nacogdoches, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 27th – House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC – Buy Tickets
Nov 28th – Coyote Joe’s – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Dec 3rd – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ – Buy Tickets
Dec 5th – The National – Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets

Watch the official  video for “I’m To Blame” now.

Be sure to preorder “Wild Ones” by Kip Moore on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Releases “Run Away With Me” Video

Carly Rae Jepsen knows how to craft a hit song and make a cute video.  “Run Away With Me” shows off Carly Rae’s fun-loving, adventurous life as she goofs around and plays tourist in Paris, New York and Tokyo!  The video matches the romantic feeling of the song, making you feel like she took you on the best vacation of your life: dancing on NYC subway platforms, taking in Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, and singing karaoke in true Tokyo fashion.

Carly Rae’s 80’s inspired, synth heavy sound on her new album, “EM.O.TION” is just what we’ve been wanting for this summer!

Watch the video for “Run Away With Me” below.

Preorder your copy of “EM.O.TION” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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