Fall 2009 Release Schedule
10.4.2009

Fall 2009 Album Release Schedule

The recording industry once again aims to boost sluggish sales by packing their MVPs into the last three months of the year. This fall’s release schedule includes a songstress whose last four albums all debuted at No. 1 (Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom), a sequel more star-studded than the Grammys (Timbaland’s Shock Value 2), the most-delayed album of 2009 (Lil Wayne’s Rebirth), and a couple of Shady characters (Eminem’s Relapse 2 and 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct).

We’ve compiled a list of the season’s most notable releases. Find out who’s dropping when. Check back for updates as dates change.

Fat Joe – J.O.S.E. 2 – October 6
Mario – D.N.A. – October 13
Joss Stone – Colour Me Free – October 20
Michael Jackson – This Is It Soundtrack – October 27
Brian McKnight – Evolution of a Man – October 27
Amerie – In Love & War – November 3
Ryan Leslie – Transition – November 3
Melanie Fiona – The Bridge – November 10
Wale – Attention Deficit – November 10
Wyclef Jean – From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion – November 10
50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct – November 16
Kid Sister – Ultraviolet – November 17
Leona Lewis – Echo – November 17
Justin Bieber – My World – November 17
OneRepublic – Waking Up – November 17
Rakim – The Seventh Seal – November 17
Janet Jackson – Number Ones – November 17
Pretty Ricky – Pretty Ricky – November 17
Rihanna – Rated R – November 23
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster – November 23
Jay Sean – All or Nothing – November 23
Birdman – Pricele$$ – November 23
Shakira – She Wolf – November 23
Boyz II Men – Love – November 23
Britney Spears – The Singles Collection – November 23
Beyoncé – I Am…Yours CD/DVD – November 23
Glasses Malone – Beach Cruiser – November 23
R. Kelly – Untitled – December 1
Priscilla Renea – Jukebox – December 1
Juvenile – Cocky & Confident – December 1
Chris Brown – Graffiti – December 8
Timbaland – Shock Value II – December 8
Gucci Mane – The State vs. Radric Davis – December 8
Snoop Dogg – Malice N Wonderland – December 8
Clipse – Till the Casket Drops – December 8
Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy – December 15
Alicia Keys – The Element of Freedom – December 15
Young Money – We Are Young Money – December 21
Eminem – Relapse: Refill – December 21
Mary J. Blige – Stronger withEach Tear – December 21
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Uni5: The World’s Enemy – December 22