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, Avril Lavigne releases her self-titled album, Eminem brings back old-school vibes with The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and The Wanted deliver Word Of Mouth. Meanwhile, M.I.A.'s Matangi finally sees the light of day, and Cut Copy seek to Free Your Mind.
On TV, the 2013 MTV EMA will air on MTV this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET! Tune in to the Amsterdam-hosted international music awards show to catch emcee RedFoo of LMFAO, backstage host Ariana Grande, and performers like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, The Killers, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg with Afrojack, Icona Pop, and Imagine Dragons rock continental Europe to its core.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ Avril Lavigne, Avril Lavigne: From the lilting, poignant ballad "Let Me Go" featuring her hubby Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, to the youthful party anthem "Here's To Never Growing Up" and the defiantly infectious "Rock N Roll," Avril conjures ALL the feelings on her fifth studio album.
+ Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2: Em's album No. 8 is a sequel to the lauded 2000 release, The Marshall Mathers LP. As such, the record pairs old-school hip-hop with the rapper's signature spitfire rhymes on tracks like the vehement "Rap God" and NSFW "Berzerk." Guests include Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, fun.'s Nate Ruess, and Skylar Grey. Need more Em? Watch exclusive throwback clips of the real Slim Shady at Eminem.MTV.com!
+ The Wanted, Word Of Mouth: With recent romances between Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes and Max George with model Nina Agdal, the bandmates are certainly living up to their name. And who wouldn't want guys who just want you to "Show Me Love," sing that they're lost until "I Found You," and declare "We Own The Night"?
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.