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.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ One Direction, Midnight 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.