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It’s actually a big day in pop. There are a bunch of new records, mostly very good.

Drake hit number 1 with “What’s Next” and he’s got two more on the chart to go with it. This is all in service of his upcoming album,

Nick Jonas dropped “This Is Heaven,” which he sang on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, a very catchy dance pop hit.

Bruno Mars teamede up with Anderson.Paak and SilkSonic for a throwback 70s R&B number called “Leave the Door Open” that sounds fresh and original.

The only clunker in the group is Justin Bieber’s “Hold On,” another “I’ll be there to save you” anthem that is not very compelling. His fans didn’t have a good reaction to it. “Hold On” debuts at number 10 on iTunes, behind Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” and Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.” Yes, the last two are oldies. “Hold On” sounds very much like Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Listen below.

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