One Direction, A Day To Remember Release Albums; ‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular’ Airs 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, Directioners rejoice as One Direction‘s Midnight Memories drops today! Meanwhile, A Day To Remember‘s Common Courtesy gets a physical release, and Pitbull drops Meltdown. Also, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones join forces on Foreverly, and the Season 4 winner of “The Voice,” Danielle Bradbery, releases her self-titled debut album.

On TV, celebrate Thanksgiving with two Turkey Day specials: Lady Gaga‘s “Muppets Holiday Spectacular” and Mary J. Blige‘s “A Mary Christmas.” The week wraps on Sunday with the 5th annual Soul Train Awards, which will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, T.I., Tamar Braxton, and more.

One Direction releases Midnight Memories, their third studio album, this week.

NEW ALBUM RELEASES

+ One DirectionMidnight Memories: Directioners, the wait is OVER! Fresh off their “1D Day” bonanza, the lads drop their third studio album. 1D were more involved in crafting Midnight Memories than on previous efforts, co-writing the majority of the disc’s tracks. Watch the cheeky fun video for their anthemic, feel-good “Best Song Ever,” and the bittersweet, folk-tinged clip for “Story Of My Life.”

A Day To Remember, Common Courtesy: Their first effort since 2010, A Day To Remember’s fifth studio album experienced delays due to a legal battle with their label. At long last, the band won the right to self-release the set, and dropped it as a digital download in October. Today, it’s officially available as a physical release. Listen to ”Violence (Enough Is Enough).”

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

+ PitbullMeltdown: A companion to 2012′s Global Warming, this five-song EP includes collaborations with Ke$ha (“Timber“), Kelly Rowland (“That High”), Mayer Hawthorne (“Do It”), and more. The EP and full-length album also come packaged together as Global Warming: Meltdown.

Billie Joe + NorahForeverlyGreen Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and singer-songwriter Norah Jones team up for an album inspired by The Everly BrothersSongs Our Daddy Taught Us. Billie Joe and Norah put their own spin on these traditional, Americana classics, adding tingly harmonies and gentle acoustic strums.

Danielle Bradbery, Danielle Bradbery: This is the debut album of the youngest-ever winner of “The Voice.” Watch the 17-year-old’s video for “The Heart Of Dixie.”

TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES

Monday, Nov. 25
“Late Show With David Letterman” — Sky Ferreira
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Demi Lovato
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Lady Gaga
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Tuesday, Nov. 26
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Kelly Clarkson
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Wednesday, Nov. 27
“Late Show With David Letterman” — Iggy Azalea featuring T.I.
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

Thursday, Nov. 28
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Christina Aguilera
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Ariana Grande
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio
“Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” — Mother Monster’s 90-minute special airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
“A Mary Christmas” — Hosted by Queen Latifah, the hour-long special features performances and stories from Mary J. Blige. It airs at 9 p.m. ET on Diddy’s Revolt TV.

Sunday, Dec. 1
The 5th Annual Soul Train Awards — The ceremony, featuring performances by Jennifer Hudson, T.I., and Tamar Braxton, will air at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

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