As the weather gets colder, music’s hottest artists are gearing up to release new albums. We’ve compiled our annual list of fall’s most-anticipated releases from newcomers like Kendrick Lamar and French Montana to veterans like Brandy and T.I., who are planning big year-end comebacks.
Will R&B crooner Ne-Yo keep the winter fires burning with his R.E.D. album and will the highly-anticipated Dreams and Nightmares from Maybach Music Group’s spitter Meek Mill live up to the great expectations?
There’s also a slew of divas expected to drop albums including Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, and even the late great Whitney Houston.
Here is a rundown of what ear candy will keep your iPod bumping well into the new year. As always, these dates are subject to change.
Machine Gun Kelly – Lace Up
MellowHype – Numbers
Xzibit – Napalm
Mateo – Suite 823
Jay-Z – Live in Brooklyn
Leona Lewis – Glassheart (U.K. only)
Brandy – Two Eleven
Dawn Richard – GoldenHeart
K’naan – Country, God or the Girl
Bobby V – Dusk Till Dawn
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Ryan Leslie – Les Is More
RZA featuring Various Artists – The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack
Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares
CeeLo Green – CeeLo’s Magic Moment
Marcus Canty – THIS…Is Marcus Canty
Ne-Yo – R.E.D.
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston
50 Cent – Street King Immortal
The Weeknd – Trilogy
Christina Aguilera – Lotus
Travis Barker & Yelawolf – Psycho White EP
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Keyshia Cole – Woman to Woman
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up
Pitbull – Global Warming
Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious
Styles P – The World’s Most Hardest MC Project
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
Future – Pluto 3D
Solange – TRUE
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.
Ciara – One Woman Army
Ke$ha – Warrior
Melanie Amaro – TBD
Game – Jesus Piece
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being II
Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Big Sean – Hall of Fame
T.I. – Trouble Man
Ca$h Out – Patience
Additional Q4 Releases (Date TBD)
Kid Cudi – Indicud
French Montana – Excuse My French
A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP
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