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.B, Strange 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.