Finally a big week for releases with a lot of Top 40 hits, including a female artist that hit it out of the park again.

1.) Nico & Vinz (Norwegian duo): “Black Star Elephant” : I have to say that I love these guys, their stuff it's upbeat and very palatable. They have been together since 2009, but their debut album and singles have proved all the haters wrong!

2.) Mary Lambert  :“Heart On My Sleeve”  -For her fans this has been a long wait, but worth it. Her smooth voice has propelled her into the spotlight on her own and she has shown she deserves it!

3.) Jessie J: “Sweet Talker” (guests: De La Soul, 2 Chainz, Lindsey Stirling) I think that she was a super-underrated before her latest song "Bang Bang" has launched her into super-stardom.I think she is one of the most talented singers out right now for sure.


-The Game: “Blood Moon: The Year of the Wolf” (guests: Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Souljah Boy)

-Cypress Hill : “The Essential Cypress Hill” (two CDs, 31 songs)

-U2: “Songs of Innocence” (originally released on Sept. 9 to all iTunes Store customers at no cost)