Welcome to Buzzworthy’s “The Week In Pop,” where we round up new album releases, talk show musical guests, TV performances by your favorite pop stars, and more (so you don’t have to).
This week, B.o.B. drops his third album, Underground Luxury, Mac Miller releases Live From Space, and the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues soundtrack streets with some hilarious original tunes and classic Yacht Rock jams.
The weekend offers a one-two-three punch of pop awesomeness with Katy Perry appearing on Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Justin Timberlake serving as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” and Britney Spears’ “I Am Britney Jean” documentary premiering on Sunday.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ B.o.B, Underground Luxury: On B.o.B’s eclectic new album, he and his featured compadres (like Future on “Ready” and Chris Brown on “Throwback”) bask in expensive luxuries, women with shapely behinds, and dreams for the future. Check out the NSFW, whistle-buoyed “HeadBand” featuring 2 Chainz, and stream Underground Luxury in full before it drops on Tuesday.
+ Mac Miller, Live From Space: Mac compiles nine tunes he recorded live while on The Space Migration Tour, which feature Odd Future offshoot group The Internet, with five tracks that didn’t make Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Guest features from the latter tracks include Future (“Earth”) and Syd & Thundercat (“In The Morning”).
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.
+ Various Artists, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues — Music From The Motion Picture: Will Ferrell (as character Ron Burgundy) takes on many of the soundtrack’s funny tunes. Check out “Doby,” which he cowrote with the film’s composers, and his cover of Christopher Cross’ “Ride Like The Wind” featuring Robin Thicke.
TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES
Monday, Dec. 16
“The View” — Mary J. Blige
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Kings Of Leon
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran, Cher, Miguel and Ryan Tedder serve as mentors.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
“Conan” — The Head And The Heart
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show: — Icona Pop
“The Voice” — Season finale with performances by Lady Gaga, One Republic, and Celine Dion with Ne-Yo. Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran, Cher, Miguel and Ryan Tedder serve as mentors.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — HAIM
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio
Thursday, Dec. 19
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Mary J. Blige
“The X Factor” — Season finale, featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio
Friday, Dec. 20
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Leona Lewis
“The Talk” — Mary J. Blige
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Katy Perry
Saturday, Dec. 21
“Saturday Night Live” — Justin Timberlake serves as musical guest.
Sunday, Dec. 22
“I Am Britney Jean” — Britney Spears’ documentary special airs on E!.
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