On June 28 (June 27 in the UK), American superstar Beyoncé delivers her fourth album titled 4, Selena Gomez presents her third collection, trip-hop's Thievery Corporation submits its sixth collection - plus Gillian Welch, Thievery Corporation and more.
Second on Amazon's R&B chart and 15th in pop, this 12-song collection from Beyoncé on Columbia/Sony Music is the fourth studio album from the 13-time Grammy winning singer. Inspired by a diverse range of influences, from Fela Kuti to Adele, the dozen songs were selected from more than 60 recorded for the album. Features the single "Run the World (Girls)" and collaboration with Andre 3000 from Outkast on "Party." "Best Thing I Ever Had" is the next single.
"Run the World (Girls)" music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U
Selena Gomez & the Scene, When the Sun Goes Down
In 18th on Amazon's rock chart, Justin Bieber's girlfriend's third album features the first single, "Who Says," plus a Spanish version ("Dices"). Writers and producers include Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Toby Gad (Fergie, Beyoncé), Priscilla Renea (Cheryl Cole) and Greg Kurstin (Ke$ha).
"Who Says" music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzE1mX4Px0I
Gillian Welch, The Harrow & The Harvest
First on Amazon's folk chart and the fourth-place rock album, this 10-track collection from the critic's darling offers a rootsy bluegrass, all-acoustic album on Acony Records and marks the singer/songwriter's first album in eight years.
Thievery Corporation, Culture of Fear!
First on Amazon's Dance/DJ chart, this 13-track album blends electronic trip-hop and acid jazz. Production duo Eric Hilton and Rob Garza are joined by hip hop's Mr. Lif and Bitter:Sweet's Shana Halligan on "Eighteenth Street Lounge" (named for their DC club).
Rave On Buddy Holly
Thsi is a 19-song collection and seventh on Amazon's rock chart, from HEAR Music. Celebrating rock 'n' roll's late legend, the album sees his classic tunes covered by Cee Lo Green, Kid Rock and Lou Reed. The Black Keys do a bluesy "Oh Boy," Modest Mouse remakes "That'll Be the Day," Florence + the Machine performs "Not Fade Away" and Paul McCartney sings "It's So Easy."
Limp Bizkit, Gold Cobra
The sixth album from this nu-metal American act and the first since 2005 when frontman Fred Durst began directing indie films. This 13-track collection released on Interscope Records features guests such as Raekwon, KISS's Gene Simmons and Lil Wayne.
"Gold Cobra" music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI2ME1xb5tY