Fall 2011 Album Release Schedule

Fall 2011 Release Schedule

It’s that time of the year again. The music industry is banking on its biggest stars to deliver blockbuster albums during the holiday season. The fall lineup includes the long-awaited debut from Roc Nation’s freshman J. Cole (Cole World: The Sideline Story), the sophomore album from Young Money’s returning champ Drake (Take Care), and Mary J. Blige, who will continue her legacy with the follow-up to her 1994 landmark album My Life. Plus get ready for another round from pop princess Rihanna, who scrapped plans for a LOUD re-release in favor of an entirely new album.

We’ve compiled our annual fall schedule featuring some of the season’s biggest hip-hop and R&B releases. Discover who is dropping before the end of the year, and bookmark this page for any date changes and additions to the list.

September 20
Mindless Behavior – #1 Girl

September 27
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
Jason Derulo – Future History
Gloria Estefan – Miss Little Havana

October 11
DJ Drama – Third Power

October 25
Boyz II Men – Twenty

November 1
Wale – Ambition
Tyrese – Open Invitation
Dev – The Night the Sun Came Up
Justin Bieber – Under the Mistletoe

November 8
Pusha T – Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park
Meshell Ndegeocello – Weather

November 15
Drake – Take Care
Gym Class Heroes – The Papercut Chronicles II

November 21
Rihanna – Talk That Talk
Mary J. Blige – My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I)
Birdman – Bigga Than Life
Jay Sean – Freeze Time
Michael Jackson – Immortal
Yelawolf – Radioactive

November 22
Maino – Day After Tomorrow

December 6
Robin Thicke – Love After War
Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love
Bow Wow – Underrated
Taio Cruz – TY.O
The Roots – undun
T-Pain – rEVOLVEr

December 13
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
Monica – New Life
Tyga – Careless World: Rise of The Last King
Anthony Hamilton – TBD

December 20
Young Jeezy – TM103: Hustlerz Ambition
Lil Twist – Don’t Get It Twisted
Young Money – TBD

Other Q4 Releases
Common – The Dreamer, The Believer
Nas – Life Is Good
Tank – Savior
Estelle – All of Me
Flo Rida – Only 1 Rida (Part 2)
Kid Cudi x Dot da Genius – Wizard
Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F Life
Diggy Simmons – TBD
Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect

* All dates are for the U.S.



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146 Comments

  1. Ray

    I’m hearing Rihanna is dropping in December when she finished the LOUD tour

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    Christian Reply:

    @Ray, Maybe it is the rerelease of ‘Loud’. I thought ‘Louder’ was to be the title but I may have read wrong.

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    JAMESTHETHIRD Reply:

    @Christian, there wont be a rerelease of loud shes doing a new ablum

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    isabella! Reply:

    @JAMESTHETHIRD, ya and her new single is out october 11

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  2. CJ

    i bet half of these get pushed back

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    uhuh Reply:

    @CJ, Except Drake and Rozay.

    YMCMB-MMG-WE RICH FOREVER.

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  3. Jmoney

    Where the fuck is Minaj -_____- . She said September :/ maybe Spring 2012

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    Jen Reply:

    @Jmoney, she said she was going to ANNOUNCE something about the album Sept. She still has some time.

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    xSTEV3N Reply:

    @Jen, yeah, she said she was going to announce the album title in sept. but indeed she has some time, to’ I can’t wait

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    Drake&CiaraFan Reply:

    @xSTEV3N,
    | doubt nicki is coming out with an album this year, since she just released “Fly” on August 30th and will release it in the uk on october 16th

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    fizzle Reply:

    @Jmoney, I think the earliest Nicki will release the album is Valentines Day like she wanted to do with Pink Friday but idk. She said she will give the news on the album this week,

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  4. Nahjee

    DRAKE ALBUM GONNA BE CLASSIC!!! MARVIN’S ROOM HEADLINES, 2 GOOD SINGLES RIGHT THERE FU*K LIL WAYNE CARTER 4 SH*t WAS WACK… DRAKE BLOW WAYNE OUT THA WATER WITH THIS ALBUM

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Nahjee, i bet you never even heard a classic album. #Sit Down.

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    One Reply:

    @uhuh, and you have ??

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    Sparklers Reply:

    @Nahjee,
    Co-sign.

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  5. bknyhustle

    takecare. thats all im sayin.

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @bknyhustle, agreed

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  6. denja_beatz

    where`s Timbaland`s Shock Value?

    [Reply]

    uhuh Reply:

    @denja_beatz, No One Cares

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    aye Reply:

    @uhuh, yup, add SV3 to Q4.

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    pookie Reply:

    @uhuh, fuc you i care !

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    JstAmir Reply:

    @uhuh, please go suck Kanye’s dick. itll make my day. n im doin me er day

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    thEbEaUty19 Reply:

    @denja_beatz, who?

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  7. denja_beatz

    oh yea, Devi`s album is already dropped

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    WRONG Reply:

    @denja_beatz, WRONG! get your facts straight.

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    Nick Reply:

    @WRONG, She’s actually right. Shit’s been out in the UK for a couple of weeks now. I have it, and it’s ok at best. Sucks for her though because by the time it comes out everyone’s gonna have it

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  8. THE MALEZ

    #NewLife …That is ALL!!!! Its Monica’s time and im loving it!!!

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    wassup Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, agreed!

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    Sparklers Reply:

    @wassup,
    Co-sign

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    Teammonica Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, YES MONICA AND DRAKE..
    MONICA’S “”NEWLIFE””
    DRAKE
    Ans LEONA LEWIS..

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  9. Songstress

    Can’t wait to stock up on my collection !

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  10. ayot

    i think drake better move his album cuz its gonna be hard gettin a no1 against Coldplay. Kelly clarkson drops the same day.
    Where is b.o.b’s album

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    Grand Hu$ttle Reply:

    @ayot, bob does not have a release date. you’re jumping the gun.

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  11. ayott

    i think drake better move his album cuz its gonna be hard gettin a no1 against Coldplay.(Not that its not possible) Kelly clarkson drops the same day.

    Where is b.o.b’s album

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  12. WTT

    The best album of the year already drop so who cares

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    bigbang Reply:

    @WTT, proof, i guess i got my swagger back….TRUTH

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @bigbang, New watch alert….Hublot! Owwwwwwwwwwww! Y’all did that!

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  13. Alex Medina

    September 27 – Lecrae – REHAB Deluxe (CD + DVD)

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    Thatonegirl Reply:

    @Alex Medina, Sooo excited! The end of Hallelujah made me wonder if Rick Ross had become a Christian but than I realized it was the one and only This’l who goes harder than hard.

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  14. MC

    Where’s NELLY?? He drops by the end of the year! He’s been working with Drumma Boy, Polow da Don and David Banner! Back on his country shhhhhh!

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    aye Reply:

    @MC, he ain’t droppin nothin u damn fool..

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  15. yong

    Birdman & Jay Sean release on the same day. not possible!

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    Drake&CiaraFan Reply:

    @yong, there last albums both droppede on november 17, 2009. I dont know why theyd do it again, considering how both flopped.

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    WoW Reply:

    @Drake&CiaraFan, and Ciara didn’t?

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  16. allen J

    Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night Will Be So Hot

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    Nick Reply:

    @allen J, I’m really waiting on Maxwell, but have a feeling it won’t be out until 2012.

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  17. Im The One

    When is Jojo’s album Jumping Trains going to be released? It’s going to be a hit!

    Rihanna’s first edition of LOUD was awesome! So I can’t wait for this new edition

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    aye Reply:

    @Im The One, jojo is’t rnb rap or hiphop so who the hell cares about her sh1t

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    wn Reply:

    @aye, considering jojo has been on this website before makes you wrong, jojos music isnt shit, have you seen half of the people on this list though, why is leona lewis on this list? shes not rnb or hip hop..but i guess her music where she actually uses talent doesnt interest you..

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  18. Jayonce

    Monica New Life is all im expecting out of this bunch

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    BEYKING Reply:

    @Jayonce, LOVE MONICA!!!

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  19. Keeee

    Monica New Life Nov 29th and Mary’s My Life #thatisall

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  20. tom

    shawn chrystopfer – silent films for the blind

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  21. Olivier

    September 27 : Syleena Johnson Chapter V: Underrated

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  22. THE MALEZ

    #NewLife ….That is all.

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  23. Triniti

    Cole World, No Blanket!!!!!

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    daniel Reply:

    @Triniti, thats right. people still sleeping on a nigga

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  24. pookie

    all here for My Life and The MF Life

    Love Frank Ocean but hope its a batch of new material…ive worn Nostaliga out

    gonna check out the roots and drake.

    WHERE are KEYSHIA COLE and ALICIA KEYS!!!!!

    They both have releases this year!

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  25. TheRealDeal

    Drake will have stiffer comp this time with Kelly Clarkson & Coldplay releasing too. But I dont like his sound anyways it hasnt chabged Marvins Room is wack everybody’s version is better than his. But Iam looking forward to J. Cole cd and also Monica’s New Life album Nov. 29th

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    OVOXO Reply:

    @TheRealDeal, Nobody’s version is better than Drake’s loll

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @OVOXO, Nah JoJO’s version is way better!

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  26. justme

    Mya 2012

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  27. REM

    Frank Ocean and The Roots… all I need to know :) can’t wait

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  28. bcs

    cant wait for the new Rihanna and Drake album…

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    BEYKING Reply:

    @bcs, both of those and the wonder Monica
    “New Life”

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  29. Fan Of A Fan

    oh yeahhh rihanna’s album yeaahhh *pauly d voice*

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  30. MaddSimm

    Crap. Radioactive drops the same day as Take Care. (and Coldplay appearantly).

    Still Yelawolf all the way!!!

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  31. Still Da Baddest

    Don’t forget Trina!! (Hopefully :)!!)

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Still Da Baddest, -_- stop with the jokes already.

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  32. music

    Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake on “Shock Value III”.

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  33. Deme89

    Really Frank Ocean Is Coming Out With An Album ??

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  34. weezyfbaby

    Young Money album not coming this year.

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    wayne Reply:

    @weezyfbaby, ya ill say…..end of next summer

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  35. nate

    Im checking for keyshia, monica, and last but not least i cant wait until early next year for Brandy to kill the game again.

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  36. Phoenix_Wright

    Damn Rihanna an album a yr I see, for some reason I think she is going to push it back. Not that she has too but I remember the last few yrs she would have a single out this months and she has yet to release anything so I think she will put it out the beginning of next year

    Estelle, Bow wow, Jeezy, and Twist Will definitely be pushed back to next year.

    I’m excited to heard Common’s Drake’s and Cole’s album

    Ameriie (Amerie) Cymatika vol. 1 beginning of 2012! =) (hopefully)

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @Phoenix_Wright, to hear*

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    Drake&CiaraFan Reply:

    @Phoenix_Wright,
    Russian roulette didnt come out till october 20th and rated r was still released in november 2009

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  37. Kayla

    I’m so excited for Take Care and Cole World: The Sideline Story!!!

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  38. BitchPlease

    MONICA’S NEW LIFE is all that matters :-)

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    THE MALEZ Reply:

    @BitchPlease, AGREE!!!!

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  39. aye

    ya need to add Free-Sol’s No Rules

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  40. Chrīsto

    And..JUMPING TRAINS?!?!? where’s JoJo?!

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    benny Reply:

    @Chrīsto, the album is not coming this year. jojo already said that.

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    Nick Reply:

    @Chrīsto, “Jumping Trains” early 2012. She said that in a youtube live clip.

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  41. Jfenty

    Yess!! That Rihanna reign just wont let up! #RihannaNavy

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  43. Kayy kray

    Holla kreayshawn! Haters gone hate but I’m down.

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  44. A RihYoncé Stan,

    Of all people RapUp, JOJO should be up there! All the support y’all gave her and she’s not even up here!! Cmon son….

    JUMPING TRAINS!

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    ya fool Reply:

    @A RihYoncé Stan,, gtfo, jojo doesn’t deserve any promo..

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  45. WTT

    Jay-z dropping the blueprint 4 also

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    fa to the ab Reply:

    @WTT, haha

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  46. this

    No love for Phonte dropping september 27th? he pretty much wrote the blueprint for a lot of these new artists… Kanye and drake both even admitted that in interviews

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  47. Nick

    Take Care, Rihanna, and Mylo Xyloto (even though that isn’t on here) are the only albums I’m buying…maybe Mary

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  48. No ma'am

    Nobody good.

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  49. DrakeTakeCare

    TAKE CARE!!!…COLE WORLD!!! tyga tyga’s album will be hot, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!drizzy will destroyyy

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  50. DrakeTakeCare

    also wait for a nelly release date..

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  51. Devo-

    You forgot Childish Gambino’s “Camp” on November 15th!

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  52. MyYoungLife

    I’m diverse so it’s not only rap albums I’m waiting for…but I’m def. waiting for “Take Care”.

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  53. Ice

    The-Dream is dropping Love IV: Diary of a Mad Man in December…

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  54. KatieSWEETKAT

    Let’s not forget Khia’s new album “Motor Mouf AKA Khia Shamone” dropping during one of those times as well. The date is to be announced very soon.

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    THE MALEZ Reply:

    @KatieSWEETKAT, Girl boo..

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, bahahahaha

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  55. MONICAFAN

    MONICA ALL DAAY!!!

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    Nick Reply:

    @MONICAFAN, Her 2nd single is so hot!

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @MONICAFAN, I LOVE HER NEW MUSIC! Especially the official first single from New Life!

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  56. Amanda

    Wheres Mike Jones and The-Dream ? both are dropping something new in December…

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  57. Nick

    I’m sure a lot of those will be bumped to 2012.

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  58. WatchTheThrone

    I know it’s just a mixtape but the weeknd all the way!

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  59. mofan95

    I amped for Drake, Mary, and Monica!!! I wish Alicia and Mariah were releasing new music to!!!

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  60. Kyle

    Melanie Fiona is NOW dropping December 6th?? First it was 10/25, then 11/15, and now this date? I really hope she sticks with it and just releases the damn album. This is my most hyped album for this season. Mary J. Blige’s is going to be good too, as well as Monica’s, Maxwell’s and Drake’s.

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  61. Jopacangrie

    Cn’t wait to get ma hand on Nicole Scherzinger – killer love!! ( :

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  62. tetoo

    coldplay-oct.24th

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    fa to the ab Reply:

    @tetoo, wrong site.. ?!

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  63. Rihanna took HER SPOT!

    can’t for rihanna’s..rihannavy we’re about to slay again and put that bitch to sleep!

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  64. Jay C

    When is Dr Dre releasing ‘Detox’? And I hope Fabolous will release ‘Loso’s way 2′ soon.

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  65. kemal

    sep 27
    phonte – charity starts at home
    9th wonder – the wonder years
    evidence – cats & dogs

    oct 4
    styles p – master of ceremonies

    oct 11
    the away team – scars & stripes

    oct 25
    statik selektah – population control

    nov 1
    torae – for the record
    rapper big pooh – dirty pretty things

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  66. Hugh

    Dang Detox 2012. May or November i’m thinking.

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  67. thEbEaUty19

    honestly I do not think none of these albums are going to go platinum. if they do it will take a minute. And most of these is not going to sound like anything. I think drake is going to the best album out of all the rap albums this year for the simple fact he talks about more than money cars clothes and hoes

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  68. Jfenty

    The only albums that are gonna go platinum on here are Drake & Rihanna albums..

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    THE MALEZ Reply:

    @Jfenty, AND MONICA’S!!

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    RihannaNavy#1 Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, Hopefully MONICA :)

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  69. mike

    Detox ?

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    dark dre Reply:

    @mike, late in december

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  70. RihannaNavy#1

    Rihanna baby ALL EFFIN DAY
    I also could do Monicas new shit. (ive been feeling it)
    Drakes MY HUSBAND
    and Maryj

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  71. Bryan

    lmao somebody said Coldplay should be on this list… x__x

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  72. Heavy Metal Lover

    Why is Rihanna releasing another fucking album? That’s 3 in 2 years: Rated R, 11/2009; Loud, 11/2010 and now a new album in December of 2011, that’s just ridiculous. This girl has only been in the industry for 6 years and is only 23 and is preparing her 6th album is just toooooooooo fucking much. I understand in 2011, you have to keep new music coming, but damn Rihanna, a album every year is too much. That’s why her sales are always stagnant, she doesn’t give consumers a chance to digest what they just bought. Rated R only sold 3 million WW and Loud is at 4.75 million WW, that’s NOT alot for one of the top females of this generation, her sales should be in the 6-7 million range per album because all of her albums are full of singles. But the 4 albums I am the most hyped about are Monica, Maxwell, Rick Ross and KiD CuDi. The albums that are confirmed to be released in 2012 that I most excited about are Ciara, Brandy and Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj a little bit.

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  73. nicole

    The only albums I want is Melanie Fiona The MF Life, Maxwell blackSUMMERSnight, and Drake Take Care.

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  74. Drew

    Childish Gambino – “CAMP”, November 1

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  75. dj

    rihanna is taking this music thing to serious smh she acting like shes even close to a beyonce level which she definitely definitely isn’t she only had 1 platinum album seems like she just releases shitty music thinking its gonna get her somewhere with selling her body shes not a good singer to be honest especially live and definitely not a good motivation towards young kids out there. but im waiting for Monica album definitely that’s what you call a true singer in and (out/live) the studio shes not animated and also waiting for my girl Ashanti to come back with something new as reported. definitely gonna get drake album and jcole and Mary j also and also definitely waiting for NAS to return to the rap game and show these kids how its done that’s gonna be a classic especially cause its nasty nas back again!

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @dj, This post is old I know but how are u gonna come on here and posts ish that aint even true. Rihanna has 4 platinum albums and one of them is double platinum. Why even bring beyonce up anyway? I dont see her name on the 2011 fall schedule. Dumbass

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @dj, Uhhh Rihanna had 4 platinum albums out of 5 albums!!

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  76. Jmoney

    chill ppl who cares :)
    Go RiRi <3

    11.21.11 <6

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  77. ephy

    i luv em alllllll

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  78. b.V

    blah , stop hating . do your thinG riri !

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  79. Deezy

    Bow Wow’s Underrated is the only album looking forward to listen to 12-6-11 YMCMB

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  80. Da Trag

    Mobb Deep – BLACK COCAINE EP
    (October 9th)

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  81. jamir21

    FUCK ALL OF YALL
    RIHANNA IS THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS !
    I cant wait for this new album rihanna love you !
    Rihanna <3333333333333333

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @jamir21, #RihannaNavy

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  82. Malik

    Only one I care about is Robin Thicke’s album.

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  83. Abel G

    no love for the Cudder??!?!?!?!?!

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  84. davyd69

    akon will not release his new stadium there is no trackllsting yet………. and t-pain what her waitings for ?

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  85. JBRND

    Exited for Talk That Talk by Rihanna.. I’m also excited for Drake’s Take Care album.. those are the only ones I’m buying for sure, the rest… smfh

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @JBRND, Amen to that!!

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  86. Jfenty

    Im geting #TalkThatTalk and #TakeCare !! #RihannaNavy

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