Arcade Fire, Kelly Clarkson Release Albums; Ke$ha’s ‘My Crazy Beautiful Life’ Returns On Wednesday

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, Arcade Fire unleash ReflektorKelly Clarkson puts us in the holiday spirit with Wrapped In Red, Linkin Park get Recharged, and Sky Ferreira finally releases Night Time, My Time. Another pair of debut albums also drop: Jake Miller‘s Us Against Them and Perma‘s Two Of A Crime.

On TV, season two of “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” premieres on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET, and Eminem returns to “Saturday Night Live” as musical guest. Capping off the week, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Avicii, and more will perform at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards this Sunday.

Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" drops this week.

NEW ALBUM RELEASES

+ Arcade FireReflektor: Arcade Fire’s grand creative vision extends well beyond the sweeping, sonic suites on their fourth studio album, as evidenced by their “Reflektor” interactive video. Watch the pulsating lyric video for “Afterlife,” and stream the two-disc Reflektor before tomorrow’s release.

+ Kelly ClarksonWrapped In Red: The newly married Mrs. Blackstock‘s first Christmas album (out Oct. 29) pairs such classics as “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” alongside original material like “Underneath The Tree” and the title track.

+ Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time: The singer-songwriter’s much-anticipated, full-length debut album was plagued by fits and starts (her first-ever singles “One” and “Obsession” were dropped back in 2010), but the record has finally arrived. Watch her stylish, macabre “You’re Not The One” video.

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

+ Jake MillerUs Against Them: We’d surmise that the “us” against “them” refers to Jake and his girl versus the world. That romantic streak is heard on “Me And You” and the house-tipped “Collide.” For something uplifting, watch the “A Million Lives” video.

+ PermaTwo Of A Crime: Say Anything‘s Max Bemis and wife, Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley, team up to produce cute, acoustic songs like “Two Of A Crime,” “Let’s Start A Band,” and “Little Light.”

+ Linkin ParkRecharged: The band’s music gets remixed and reinterpreted by collaborators and friends, including Steve Aoki, producer Rick Rubin, Datsik, Schoolboy, and more. Interested? Stream Recharged before its release.

TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES

Monday, Oct. 28
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Tuesday, Oct. 29
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Arcade Fire
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Chromeo
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Wednesday, Oct. 30 on MTV at 10:30 p.m. ET
“Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” — Season two premiere of Ke$ha‘s documentary series

Wednesday, Oct. 3o
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — The Weeknd
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

Thursday, Oct. 31
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

Friday, Nov. 1
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Big Sean

Saturday, Nov. 2
“Saturday Night Live” — Eminem serves as musical guest

Sunday, Nov. 3
“YouTube Music Awards” — Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, M.I.A., and Avicii perform.

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