Kelly Clarkson's latest record is Piece-ing together a healthy bow on next week's albums chart. Industry prognosticators are saying the pop diva could see 75-80,000 in cold hard album sales, by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (March 8). With streaming and track-equivalent albums (10 singles equals one album) calculated in, the EDM-soaked Piece by Piece is likely to arrive with 85-90,000 units.

Of course, these numbers are only one-day projections and will fluctuate in the coming days, especially heading into the weekend. Clarkson's promo tour has been in full swing this week, including such high-profile appearances on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America.

The album's lead-in HeartBeat Song is sitting tall outside the Top 20 on pop radio, with the follow-up Invincible already in the works soon.

Hits Daily Double also breaks down several other key debuts:

  • Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher's Daughter: 35-40k sales; 40-45k (SPS+TEA)
  • Third Day, Lead Us Back: 25-28k sales; 27-30k (SPS+TEA)
  • Rixton, Let the Road 12-14k sales; 14-16k (SPS+TEA)

If you haven't had a chance, check out Popdust's complete album review.

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"Everyone we know can not believe this," Rixton sings on the chorus of their (tragic) new single "Hotel Ceiling." After a late-night countdown, the band has dropped the murderous official music video, starring former-roofer, now-model Billy Huxley. As the lyrics suggest, the video is somewhat of a thriller, of surreal Gone Girl proportions. A seemingly happy young couple are living in the moment, as the spend every waking moment together laughing, smiling and enjoying their time together. But as the clip (below) unwraps, something seems off: clues beginning dropping and it's up to the viewer to piece together the story.

The Ed Sheeran-penned "Hotel Ceiling" servers as the third official single from their debut LP Let the Road. It follows the blockbuster "Me and My Broken Heart" and "Wait on Me" and showcases a far more mature thematic evolution. Band member Jake Roche says of choosing not to star in their new music video: "[We] chose not to be in the video because we didn't want to distract from the actors who were really able to hone in on this story, and convey the meaning of our song. Since the lyrics have a strong narrative, we wanted to portray that in the video and we're really thrilled how it turned out."

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While this year's esteemed list of 8 Pop Albums That Changed My View Of The World was driven by a sheer need to recover, the best pop songs represented 2014's addiction to high-octane, blistering rhythms, beats and escapism. Unlike yesterday's collection of must-listen records, the following were born out of impact: what tracks (whether a rock-soaked pop-hummer or a more subtly-crafted ballad) warranted nearly constant repeats? Sometimes a delicious hook drew me in; other times it was showering emotion that created a vortex so powerful it was damn near impossible to break free. could have been a harrowing lyric so good it surpassed all else. Sales were simply not a factor here, although many (if not most) of them saw heavy rotations on the airwaves, subsequently pulling in some major pocket change.

Sit back, relax, and hit play on this perfect pop playlist:


20. Jessie J, "Masterpiece"

This British chanteuse is pop's most underrated creator. Sweet Talker is one helluva masterfully done body of work, with this mid-tempo anthem among her best yet. It stands as tall as her previous "Who You Are," the title track from her 2011 debut record.

19. Maroon 5, "Animals"

This pop-rock band went even more pop on V, if that were even possible. They lost a bit of edge with their 2012 disc Overexposed, but returned to form with this dizzying and infectious album. "Animals" is by far the set's most metaphorical cut.

18. Rixton, "Me & My Broken Heart"

As far as boy bands go, there's something quite different in Rixton's syrupy and melodic brand of pop. While this thumper didn't go to the summit of the Hot 100, it was one that should have.

17. Emily Kinney, "Rockstar"

Yes, this former zombie killer does pop. While her run on The Walking Dead is over, she's only getting started with her giddy, rock-tinged tunes that are a bit like Ingrid Michaelson meets Sara Bareilles. This is the lead-in to her 2015 album, and I just can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve next.

16. Alex & Sierra, "Scarecrow"

Folk-pop has never sounded so good. This lovebird duo hit the bulls eye with this delicious debut single, and their upward career trajectory is prime for a 2015 bonafide breakout.

15. Kesha & Pitbull, "Timber"

A Top 40 blockbuster that mixes the sensibility of pop with a spicy country flavor. It's like cool ranch Doritos. It sizzles on the tongue (or ear, in this case) and blasts straight to the end. It'll forever be stuck in your head until the end of time.

14. Sia, "Chandelier"

2014's most elusive singer. While she doesn't want to be famous, her music has made her famous. As one of the year's finest lyrics, "Chandelier" propelled the performer to the forefront of everyone's minds and every major TV show in the country.

13. Sam Smith, "I'm Not the Only One"

Many call him the male Adele. While you can make a case for that, he has his own soulful pop that is just as uniquely perfect. It's not possible to over-hype this singer. While "Stay with Me" is certainly a gem, it's this one (with a music video starring Glee's Dianna Agron) that is far more memorable.

12. 5 Seconds of Summer, "Amnesia"

The boys from the land down under splashed into the states with "She's So Perfect," but their more mature sound is marked profoundly on "Amnesia." It's a regretful, poignant piece with a stripped down, searing arrangement that banishes the fluffy pop textures in favor of a rock solid sound.

11. Hilary Duff, "All About You"

The biggest travesty of the year is the fact this song didn't smash. That was probably hindered by the lackluster "Chasing the Sun" (even though the video was super cute). "All About You" saw this former Disney star return to glorious form, but with a new-found sense of confidence.

10. GRL, "Ugly Heart"

Somehow, with the tragic death of band mate Simone Battle this summer, this track has a devastatingly new meaning. On the surface, this song is simply a power-pop anthem for all ages and identities. There's nothing ugly about their delivery, either.

9. Tove Lo, "Habits (Stay High)"

What's great about pop in 2014 is the diverse sounds that are embraced. This is so off-beat, so unconventional, so weirdly precise that it just fits at Top 40. The video is equally as bizarre; but it's too good to be ignored.

8. Ed Sheeran, "Don't"

The chart-topping British singer-songwriter went in a far more urban, R&B direction with x. Much like his pal Taylor Swift, he isn't afraid to pull from his personal life for great songs. As an Ellie Goulding kiss-off, this track sits in his well of emotion and groovy guitar-laden style.

7. Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

While "Shake It Off" was fun, "Blank Space" is Swift's money-maker. As with many other 1989 cuts, she has taken the reigns back on her public image, addressing her long-standing tabloid rumors of dating and breaking. Plus, the video is absolutely nutty.

6. Big Little Lions, "Make It Up As We Go Along"

This indie duo are bubbling just underneath the surface. If you don't know them yet, don't worry; you soon will. As a track from their Paper Cage EP, this is fine-tuned, giddy folk-pop at its best and most dynamic.

5. Fifth Harmony, "Sledgehammer"

You didn't think 5H wouldn't make this list, did you? "Sledgehammer" is the summation of two years of blood, sweat and tears. They've put so much hard work finding their place among the pop titans, and this song just works on so many levels: vocal drive, soaring production, signature lyricism.

4. Cher Lloyd, "Sirens"

As one of the years most authentic pieces, Lloyd hit it out of the park here: another blistering performance that didn't quite get its due. Going forward, this singer should think about continuing on this personal path of self discovery. There's obviously an audience for it.

3. Coldplay, "A Sky Full of Stars"

Another emotional entry that gives Coldplay more credibility than ever before. The production is classic Coldplay, but it's the lyrics that make this song worth repeating over and over and over and over again. Also, you might cry a time or two.

2. Troye Sivan, "Gasoline" [EXPLICIT]

He's an electro-dance-pop hybrid that has something truly real to say. "Gasoline," off his new TRXYE EP, is biting and a remorseful bit of romanticism. There's also a sensuality that oozes from his voice that adds a complicated layer to the mix.

1. Hozier, "Take Me To Church"

The year's most beautiful, most sinister, most grounded lyric goes to Hozier's "Take Me to Church." It's the unrelenting darkness that connected to so many people; it's not afraid of the kind of harrowing imagery that strikes to the brain and the heart.

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All we need is a little Rixton in our life. With a hit single on their hands—the catchy "Me And My Broken Heart"—Jake, Charley, Lewi and Danny will drop their debut album Let The Road on January 6 (in the states), with pre-ordering opening up on Sept. 20 on their official website and Oct. 7 on all major digital platforms.

The group will also perform (new tracks) on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 6. Get those DVRs set now!


The track list is as follows:

1. Let The Road

2. Wait On Me

3. Appreciated

4. Beautiful Excuses

5. Me And My Broken Heart

6. Hotel Ceiling

7. I Like Girls

8. Speakerphone

9. We All Want The same Thing

10. Whole


Here's the cover art:


Rixton also treated fans with the official lyric video for their new single "Wait On Me," a Maroon 5-esque groove track:

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The Teen Choice Awards are just one week away!

The 2014 Teen Choice Awards will no longer take place at the Pauley Pavilion (due to water damages). Rain, shine, or water damages, the show must go on. In replacement, the TCAs will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on August 10. The show will air live on FOX at 8 PM ET.

As Popdust previously reported, the first and second wave of nominations have both been announced. Since we last reported about the Teen Choice Awards, a lot has happened. With that being said, let's waste no time and tackle all the info down.

Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey was recently announced to host the award show along with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland to co-host.

The hottest stars such as Taylor Swift, The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent's Ansel Elgort, The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder, Problem singer Ariana Grande, Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Fifth Harmony, Arrow's Colton Haynes, The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson, Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian, The Fosters' Jake T. Austin, Pretty Little Liars' Tyler Blackburn and Lucy Hale, along with The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns star Nat Wolff, and more, are confirmed to attend the show.

Performers include Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Jason Derulo, MAGIC!, and Rixton.

The third and final wave of nominations include web favorites along with crowning stars for their use of social media and interaction with their fans.

Teens' favorite YouTubers such as Bethany Mota and Michelle Phan score two nominations each. Who can forget about the Viners and the male YouTubers? Cameron Dallas, Shawn Mendes, and Tyler Oakley also top themselves a nomination. Online discovered artists such as Cimorelli, Christina Grimmie, and Megan & Liz earn nominations.

Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus all battle for social media awards.

Fans from the ages of 13 to 19 can vote for their all time favorites on the TCA website. Voting ends on August 9.

Here are the final batch of the Teen Choice Awards 2014 nominations...

Choice Web Star: Female

Grace Helbig


Bethany Mota

Michelle Phan

Andrea Russett

Zoe Sugg ("Zoella")

Choice Web Star: Male

Cameron Dallas

Connor Franta

Joey Graceffa

Shawn Mendes

Tyler Oakley

Troye Sivan

Choice Web Star: Comedy

Colleen Ballinger ("Miranda Sings")

Hannah Hart

Jenn McAllister ("Jennxpenn")


Anthony Quintal ("Lohanthony")

Brittani Louise Taylor

Choice Web Star: Music

Boyce Avenue


Christina Grimmie

Megan and Liz

Shawn Mendes

Lindsey Stirling

Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty

Elle and Blaire Fowler

Bunny Meyer ("Grav3yardgirl")

Bethany Mota

Ingrid Nilsen ("Missglamorazzi")

Michelle Phan

Zoe Sugg ("Zoella")

Choice Web Star: Gaming

Tiffany Garcia( "IHasCupquake")

Joey Graceffa



Toby Turner

Choice Web Collaboration

Danisnotonfire & AmazingPhil - The Photo Booth Challenge

Alfie Deyes ("Pointless Blog") and Ariana Grande - Ariana Does My Makeup

PrankvsPrank and Jack & Finn Harries ("Jacksgap") - Twin Teleport Prank

Anthony Quintal ("Lohanthony"), Jack Baran ("Thatsojack), Andrew Lowe, Jenn McAllister ("Jennxpenn) and Rebecca

Black - Fab Five in Real Life

Troye Sivan & Tyler Oakley - The "Boyfriend" Tag

Choice Social Media King

Justin Bieber

Ashton Kutcher

One Direction

Ian Somerhalder

Justin Timberlake

Choice Social Media Queen

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry


Britney Spears

Taylor Swift

Choice Twit

Justin Bieber

Demi Lovato

One Direction

Katy Perry

Ian Somerhalder

Choice Viner

Cameron Dallas

Matt Espinosa

Jack and Jack

Shawn Mendes

Lele Pons

Choice Instagrammer

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez


Taylor Swift

Choice Fanatic Fans






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The British invasion continues with Rixton; a new and popular group growing rapidly.

The band includes only the hearts and faces of four talented lads—Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin, and Lewis Morgan.

Their debut EP Me and My Broken Heart includes the smash album-titled hit. The single has racked up over 750,000 downloads.

While Me and my Broken Heart reminds us of Maroon 5, their new single is quite different. Releasing singles are a good way for artists to showcase the different things they're capable of pulling off.

Rixton's second single, Wait On Me, made its debut on digital music distributors, today. The cool thing about this group is that their genre varies from pop to R&B. In this up-beat tempo track, it also gives us the variation. At parts, it sounds like pop, and other times it has an R&B vibe. Oh and it's pretty sexual. Surprising? Not really. Most songs on the radio send a sexual message.

It's hard to say if this track can atop Me and My Broken Heart's success; it sure has the potential to do just as well.

As Popdust previously reported, Rixton will be performing at this year's Teen Choice Awards, on August 10, at the Pauley Pavilion in Los, Angeles. Perhaps this is the perfect shot to promote the new single?

Grab a copy of 'Wait On Me' on iTunes.

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