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Top 10 New Pop Albums December 4, 2012


Ke$ha's second full-length studio album leads off this first week of December albums.

1. Ke$ha - Warrior

Ke$ha - Warrior
Courtesy RCA

Ke$ha has kicked off her second studio album with the big #2 charting hit single "Die Young." That makes it her seventh consecutive top 10 pop hit single. Ke$ha's first album Animal debuted at #1 and sold more than a million copies. Warrior heads in a slightly more rock direction and includes a duet with punk legend Iggy Pop.

2. Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace

Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
Courtesy Epic

Singer-songwriter Paloma Faith is a pop star at home in the UK. Fall To Grace is her second studio album there. It was released last spring and peaked at #2. Since then the album has been certified platinum for sales. The single "Picking Up the Pieces" from Fall To Grace reached the top 20 on the US dance chart. Fall To Grace is her first album release in the US.

3. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.

Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
Courtesy Atlantic

Wiz Khalifa had a stellar debut in 2011 being named the Top New Artist of the Year. O.N.I.F.C. is his second full-length studio album. It includes the top 20 pop single "Work Hard, Play Hard." The new album has received mixed reviews from music critics.

4. Joshua Krajcik - Joshua Krajcik EP

Josh Krajcik - Josh Krajcik EP
Courtesy Krajcik Music

Joshua Krajcik finished second in the debut season of X Factor in the US. This self-titled EP is his first release following the show. He is signed to a contract with Syco for a full-length album. Joshua Krajcik performed the song "One Thing She'll Never Know" on this season of X Factor.

5. Gavin DeGraw - Sweeter Live

Gavin DeGraw - Sweeter Live
Courtesy RCA

Gavin DeGraw's most recent studio album Sweeter became one of the biggest hits of his career and peaked at #8 on the album chart. It included the #1 adult pop hit single "Not Over You." This album covers Gavin DeGraw's well-received live shows.

6. Hinder - Welcome To the Freakshow

Hinder - Welcome To the Freakshow
Courtesy Universal Republic

Oklahoma based rock band Hinder reached #6 on the album chart with their first album, 2005's Extreme Behavior, and it was certified three times platinum. The collection featured the #3 pop hit "Lips Of An Angel." The group has followed it with 10 more top 40 rock hit singles. Welcome To the Freakshow features the #25 hit "Save Me."

7. Florida Georgia Line - Here's To the Good Times

Florida Georgia Line - Here's To the Good Times
Courtesy Universal Republic

The duo Florida Georgia Line are one of the top new country acts of 2012. Their single "Cruise" has gone to #2 on the country chart and has been certified platinum. Here's To the Good Times is the debut full-length album. The duo contributed their songwriting talents to six of the albums' 11 songs.

8. Chevelle - Stray Arrows (A Collection Of Favorites)

Chevelle - Stray Arrows (A Collection Of Favorites)
Courtesy Epic

Alternative rock band Chevelle have been fixtures on rock charts for the past decade. Five consecutive albums have reached the top 20 on the album chart, and the group have amassed 10 top 10 rock hit singles. Stray Arrows is a greatest hits collection that will serve as a perfect introduction to the band for the uninitiated.

9. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
Courtesy 4AD

69 year old American singer-songwriter Scott Walker continues his late career resurgence. His 2006 album The Drift was one of the most critically acclaimed of the year. It was most successful commercially in the UK where it rose to #51 on the album chart. Bish Bosch is the third in a trilogy of albums that includes The Drift and the earlier album Tilt.

10. Mogwai - Wrenched Virile Lore

Mogwai - Wrenched Virile Lore
Courtesy Sub Pop

Experimental Scottish rock band Mogwai climbed into the upper half of the US album chart with their last two studio sets. A Wrenched Virile Lore consists of remixes of songs included on the group's last studio album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.

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