Santigold, B.o.B. And Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Albums; Justin Bieber Premieres ‘Boyfriend’ Video

Welcome to Buzzworthy’s “The Week In Pop,” where we round up new album releases, talk show musical guests and TV performances by your favorite pop stars and more (so you don’t have to).

Hang on to your seats, Beliebers! After releasing several teaser clips, Justin Bieber will finally reveal the full “Boyfriend” video on Wednesday. Santigold performs on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday, which also marks the release date of her sophomore effort, Master of My Make-Believe. B.o.B. also drops his sophomore album, Strange Clouds, and Red Hot Chili Peppers cover some Rock and Roll Hall of Famer gems to commemorate their own induction as well. Finally, will Rihanna make another epic “Digital Short” at the end of the week? Find out when she returns to “Saturday Night Live” as the musical guest.

NEW ALBUM RELEASES

Tuesday, May 1

+ Santigold, Master of my Make-Believe: From the word “Go” (also the name of the track that features Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O.), Santi White’s “make-believe” deals in realities like navigating a fame-obsessed culture (“Fame”) and working for the man (“Disparate Youth“). From the dance floor jam “Freak Like Me” to the catchy, poptastic “The Keepers” and contemplative “Riot’s Gone,” Santigold put plenty of craft and thought into her sophomore effort.

+ B.o.BStrange Clouds: For B.o.B’s second studio album, he recruited a bevy of guests, including Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Nelly, T.I. and Morgan Freeman (?!). The weed/party single “Strange Clouds” featuring Lil Wayne inspired the title for the album. Also check out the emo-rap in “So Hard to Breathe.”

+ Red Hot Chili Peppers, We Salute You EP: The guys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, and to celebrate they paid homage to previous inductees. RHCP covers Dion and The Belmonts‘ “Teenager in Love,” Ramones‘ “Havana Affair,” Iggy and The Stooges‘ “Search & Destroy,” Neil Young‘s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” The Beach Boys‘ “I Get Around,” and David Bowie‘s “Suffragette City.”

Check out more new album releases and upcoming TV appearances and performances after the jump.

+ Norah JonesLittle Broken Hearts: Produced and cowritten by Danger Mouse, Norah Jones explores the various emotional layers of heartbreak, from the bouncy kiss-off of “Happy Pills” to the smoky twang of the cheating-themed “4 Broken Hearts.” Three bonus tracks, including the dark, acoustic “I Don’t Want To Hear Another Sound,” are available on the deluxe edition.

+ Rufus WainwrightOut Of The Game: Family musical genes course through Rufus Wainwright’s blood (via his folk singer parents Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle). With his multi-octave vocals, his work has ranged from operatic to cabaret stylings. For his seventh album, he tapped Mark Ronson to produce, and it marks a return to Rufus’ emotive, classic pop roots.

+ Marilyn Manson, Born Villain: In an unlikely collaboration, last year Shia LaBeouf  directed Marilyn Manson’s NSFW trailer for Born Villain, which sets the tone for arty gore and dark themes. “No Reflection” follows suit, and the album culminates with a grinding, pulsating cover of Carly Simon‘s “You’re So Vain,” featuring Johnny Depp on guitar.

+ Nick WaterhouseTime’s All Gone: It may be 2012, but there’s something solidly comforting about old-school soul and R&B’s continuing resurgence. The buzzed-about neo-retro groover Nick Waterhouse mines those classic sounds, complete with resounding horns, romping pianos, buoying backup singers and a warm, grooving voice that swings, slinks and sways.

TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES

Monday, April 30
“Late Show With David Letterman” — Carrie Underwood
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Train
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Andrew Bird
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Tom Morello featuring Ben Harper
“The View” — B.o.B.
“The Voice” — Live semifinals, final two artists from each team compete

Tuesday, May 1
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Civil Twilight
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Santigold
“Last Call With Carson Daly” — Ed Sheeran
“The View” — Lady Antebellum
“Live With Kelly” — Samantha Ronson
“Ellen” – Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio
“The Voice” — Live semifinals eliminations

Wednesday, May 2 on MTV
MTV’s Hip Hop POV” — Episode 3 premieres!

Wednesday, May 2 
“Late Show With David Letterman” — Norah Jones
“Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — K’Naan featuring Nelly Furtado
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Lady Antebellum
“Tavis Smiley” — Jason Mraz
“The View” — Gregg Allman
“Live With Kelly” — guest cohost Josh Groban
“American Idol” — Five Finalists compete

Thursday, May 3 on MTV
“America’s Best Dance Crew” — The dancers take on week 4!

Thursday, May 3
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Moby
“Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Katharine McPhee
“Live With Kelly” — guest cohost Josh Groban
“American Idol” — One of five voted off, Carrie Underwood and Coldplay perform

Friday, May 4
“VH1′s Big Morning Buzz” — The Cranberries
“Late Show With David Letterman” — Electric Guest
“Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — James Morrison
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Kathleen Edwards
“The Talk” — guest cohost Carnie Wilson

Saturday, May 5
“Saturday Night Live” — Rihanna is the musical guest

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