17 year old Austin Mahone steps into the pop spotlight and leads off this week's top new pop songs.
Mike Posner first hit the pop charts in 2010 with his smash top 10 single "Cooler Than Me." He followed that success with two more top 30 pop hit singles from his debut album 31 Minutes To Takeoff. "The Way It Used To Be" is a single from Mike Posner's upcoming second album Pages with an expected fall 2013 release.
Nine Inch Nails, led by Trent Reznor, are one of the most beloved alternative rock projects. The first three full-length Nine Inch Nails albums and the Broken EP were all certified platinum with The Fragile collection going all the way to #1 on the album chart. Between 2005 and 2007 four consecutive singles went to #1 on the alternative songs chart. "Came Back Haunted," already a top 20 alternative hit, is the first single from the upcoming Hesitation Marks album due September 3, 2013.
Jack Johnson's trademark laidback acoustic guitar rock has earned an enthusiastic core audience. His last three albums all went to #1 on the album chart. Five of his six studio albums have been certified platinum. "I Got You" is the first single from the upcoming album From Here To Now To You which is due in stores September 17, 2013.
The folk pop duo The Civil Wars earned strong critical acclaim for their top 10 debut album Barton Hollow. It won two Grammy Awards including Best Folk Album. The album has been certified gold for sales. "The One That Got Away" is the first single from the duo's upcoming self-titled second album.
Tricky is a critically acclaimed English trip hop musician. He has nine top 40 pop hit singles at home in the UK. "Nothing Matters" is a single from his latest album False Idols. It is Tricky's tenth studio album. Featured artist Nneka is a celebrated Nigerian-German hip hop artist.
The lead vocalist of alternative pop act Firehorse is Leah Siegel, daughter of NPR personality Robert Siegel. She has previously released two solo albums. "Bloodstream" is a single from the upcoming second album by Firehorse titled Pills From Strangers due in stores June 25, 2013.
Five For Fighting is the recording name used by singer-songwriter John Ondrasik. He first gained major acclaim for the #1 adult pop hit single "Superman (It's Not Easy)." Five For Fighting has four more top 20 charting adult pop hits. "What If" is the first single from the upcoming sixth studio album Bookmarks due in stores September 17, 2013.
Lawson are a British pop rock band. Their debut album Chapman Square launched three top 10 pop hit singles making Lawson one of the UK's top breakthrough acts of 2012. "Learn To Love Again" was released as the fourth single from the album and reached #13 on the UK pop singles chart.