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, Miley Cyrus unleashes Bangerz, Sleigh Bells release Bitter Rivals, and Pusha T drops My Name Is My Name. Also, Panic! At The Disco reference their hometown on Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, A Day To Remember go D.I.Y. on Common Courtesy, Lissie releases Back To Forever, and Cassadee Pope makes her solo debut with Frame By Frame. To cap off the week, Katy Perry serves as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ Miley Cyrus, Bangerz: From the smash power ballad "Wrecking Ball" and never-ending party anthem "We Can't Stop" to the defiant "SMS (Bangerz)" featuring Britney Spears and urban hoedown "4x4" with Nelly, Miley's fourth studio album signals a new era for the young singer. Bangerz doesn't just explore a new look, but entirely new mashed-up musical genres as well, proving that Miley's pop prowess is way more than (barely clothed) skin-deep.
+ Sleigh Bells, Bitter Rivals: The noise-pop duo's third effort finds frontwoman Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek E. Miller delivering their hallmark ass-kicking sound with blasting hook-filled gems like "Bitter Rivals," "Tiger Kit," and "Young Legends." But, they also show that they can soften up -- albeit a tad -- on songs like "24."
+ Pusha T, My Name Is My Name: With his first solo album, the Clipse rapper reflects on his troubled past. Speaking to MTV News, Pusha T discussed the poignant, introspective "40 Acres" featuring The-Dream: "People always want to know where I'm coming from in these verses and it's like, 'Man, I'mma tell you my family life, I'mma tell you just how I view everything.'" Other album guests include Kendrick Lamar ("Nosetalgia"), Pharrell ("S.N.I.T.C.H."), Future ("Pain"), and Kelly Rowland ("Let Me Love You").
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.