TLC, Fall Out Boy Release Albums; Selena Gomez Hits The ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ On Thursday

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, TLC make their official album comeback with 20, Fall Out Boy release the fruits of their prolific session with Ryan Adams, and Gavin DeGraw drops Make A Move. Meanwhile, The Dismemberment Plan return with their first album in a dozen years, Paul McCartney releases New, and Pearl Jam drop Lightning Bolt. Over on TV, Selena Gomez stops by the “Late Show With David Letterman” on Thursday night.

TLC release their new greatest hits album "20" this week.

NEW ALBUM RELEASES

+ TLC20: Surviving members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas return with this highly anticipated greatest hits album. Alongside classic smashes like “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs,” check out their Ne-Yo-penned “Meant To Be,” their first new single in nearly a decade. Also, while we’re on the subject of the iconic girl group, be sure to mark your calendars for VH1′s ”CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which premieres Oct. 21.

+ Fall Out BoyPax-Am Days: FOB’s been busy this year, what with their mission to Save Rock And Roll, touring and their two-day session with Ryan Adams in his Pax-Am Studio, from where their EP title hails. “I think we threw some things in there that we probably would consider outside-the-box of a standard Fall Out Boy full-length,” bassist Pete Wentz told MTV News of the frenetic, heavy-rocking EP. Don’t believe him? Stream Pax-Am Days before it drops tomorrow.

+ Gavin DeGraw, Make A Move: For Gavin’s fifth album, he cowrote some songs with friends, like OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. “Some of [the lyrics] were autobiographical,” Gavin said in a making-the-album video. Check out “Finest Hour” and “Best I Ever Had,” and stream Make A Move before its Tuesday release.

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

+ The Dismemberment PlanUncanney Valley: The quirky rock quartet return with their first album in a dozen years, taking a less intense and more whimsical turn than on past efforts. However, singer-guitarist Travis Morrison’s hallmark wry and observant lyrics remain whip-smart as ever on songs such as “White Collar White Trash,” “Let’s Just Go To The Dogs Tonight,” and “Invisible.”

+ Paul McCartney, New: Fresh off surprise NYC sets in Queens and Times Square, Macca releases his first album of new solo material in six years. The mega icon and former Beatle recruited four relatively young producers, including Paul Epworth and Mark Ronson, who lent the 12-song set list some contemporary genre touches. Yet, Paul’s classic styles remain at the fore on tracks like “New” and “Queenie Eye.”

+ Pearl JamLightning Bolt: On Pearl Jam’s 10th studio album, the Seattle rockers strike their trademark balance between arena rafter-shaking rock (“Getaway,” “Mind Your Manners”) and power balladry (“Sirens,” “Pendulum”). Stream Lightning Bolt in its entirety before its Oct. 15 release.

+ CultsStatic: MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week alums Cults’ sophomore album hones duo Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion’s penchant for ’60s-styled, girl-group informed pop, resulting in a bittersweet vibe of lingering and longing. Stream Static in its entirety before its release date via NPR.

+ Mary J. BligeA Mary Christmas: Mary gives her own unique R&B spin on classic Christmas tunes, such as “This Christmas” and “Little Drummer Boy.” Be sure to check out “Do You Hear What I Hear?” featuring Jessie J.

+ A Great Big World, Say Something: The New York-based duo have made a name for themselves with the tune “This Is The New Year,” which has been featured on TV shows like “Glee” and MTV’s “I Used To Be Fat.” Not to be outdone, their new four-song EP’s title track was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES

Monday, Oct. 14
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Ke$ha
“Chelsea Lately” — Nelly
“Live With Kelly & Michael” — John Legend
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Tuesday, Oct. 15
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Gavin DeGraw
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Ariana Grande
“The Arsenio Hall Show” — Nelly
“Live With Kelly & Michael” — Cee Lo Green, Cher Lloyd
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Jared Leto, Jason Derulo
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Wednesday, Oct. 16
“Conan” — Ke$ha
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

Thursday, Oct. 17
“Late Show With David Letterman” — Selena Gomez
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Cee Lo Green, Goodie Mob
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Sleigh Bells
“Conan” — Jared Leto
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

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