Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Linkin Park, deadmau5: Which New Album Are You Buying?
Tuesday, June 17 is one of the most jam-packed album release dates of the calendar year, as stars in the dance world, pop universe and rock sphere are all dropping long-awaited projects. Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith and Linkin Park all have new albums that are projected to sell over 100,000 copies each, while Jennifer Lopez is making her long-awaited return with "A.K.A." and deadmau5 is heating up the summer with "while(1<2)."
We can't wait to dive in to all of these new albums -- but if you had to pick one to scoop up this weekend, which full-length would you choose? Vote now in the poll below to tell us whether the new album from Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Linkin Park, Jennifer Lopez or deadmau5 is at the top of your list:
After selling 1 million copies of her debut album "Born To Die" and scoring a Top 10 hit with Cedric Gervais' "Summertime Sadness" remix, Lana Del Rey has come back with "Ultraviolence," a new collection of sultry pop that includes the Top 20 hit "West Coast." Meanwhile, U.K. crooner Sam Smith has certainly made an impression on American audiences, as his debut LP "In The Lonely Hour" arrives days after his soulful single "Stay With Me" becomes his first Top 10 single on the Hot 100 chart.
But don't count out the veterans: Linkin Park is back with a new album, "The Hunting Party," that follows four straight No. 1 albums for the group. Jennifer Lopez is back with hits like "I Luh Ya Papi" and "First Love" -- as well as a fresh Icon Award from the Billboard Music Awards -- to ring in "A.K.A.," her first album in three years. Finally, deadmau5 has followed 2012's "Album Title Goes Here" with "while(1<2)," which is being released digitally this week and hitting stores next week,
Want a sample from all five albums? Watch the videos below, and vote above for the essential album of the week!