Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Mary J. Blige tries to follow up one of the biggest albums of her career with the new "Growing Pains," Lupe Fiasco gets conceptual on his highly anticipated sophomore release and Jaheim starts fresh oRapper Chingy's Def Jam debut, "Hate It or Love It."
Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin's "The Fight of My Life" (Gospocentric/Sony BMG).
A new installment of the DVD series "Kissology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection Vol. 3 1992-2000" (VH1 Classic).
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's "Alone -- The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo" (Geffen).
The Nonesuch soundtracks for the films "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and "There Will Be Blood," the latter scored by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.
The compilation "Def Jam Sessions Vol. 1," featuring rare tracks from label acts such as Ne-Yo, Nas and Rihanna, among others.