Fall 2010 Album Release Schedule

This fall, music’s heaviest hitters are gearing up to release brand spankin’ new albums to help close out the year with a bang. Following summer blockbusters from Drake and Eminem, autumn is set to include the debut from Young Money’s baddest chica (Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday), the “POWER”-ful return of Kanye West, Rihanna’s fifth album in five years (Loud), and the sequel to a holiday classic (Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas II You).

We’ve compiled a schedule highlighting some of the season’s biggest hip-hop and R&B releases. Continue on to discover who might end up putting out your favorite album of 2010, and bookmark the page for any date changes and additions to the list.

September 27
Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being (Digital release)

September 28
Jeremih – All About You
Ice Cube – I Am the West
Mark Ronson – Record Collection
Gucci Mane – The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted
Donell Jones – Lyrics
Lil Boosie – Incarcerated
Donnis – Fashionably Late EP

October 5
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Faith Evans – Something About Faith
Waka Flocka Flame – Flockaveli
Pimp C – The Naked Soul of Sweet James Jones

October 12
Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being (Physical release)
Chiddy Bang – The Preview

October 19
Shakira – Sale El Sol

November 2
Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas II You
N.E.R.D. – Nothing
Sunshine Anderson – The Sun Shines Again

November 9
Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Quincy Jones – Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Twista – Perfect Storm
Wynter Gordon – The First Dance EP

November 16
Rihanna – Loud
Nelly – 5.0
Nelly Furtado – The Best of Nelly Furtado
Cassidy – C.A.S.H. (Cass Always Stays Hard)

November 22
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Ne-Yo – Libra Scale
Jay-Z – The Hits Collection Vol. 1
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Lloyd Banks – H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)
Ke$ha – Cannibal
Justin Bieber – Unplugged/Acoustic Album
Michael Jackson – Michael Jackson’s Vision DVD
Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik 0–60

November 30
Soulja Boy – The DeAndre Way
Jazmine Sullivan – Love Me Back
Black Eyed Peas – The Beginning
Chrisette Michele – Let Freedom Reign
Ron Isley – Mr. I
Slim Thug – Tha Thug Show
Flo Rida – Only 1 Flo (Pt. 1)
El DeBarge – Second Chance
Miguel – All I Want Is You

December 7
T.I. – No Mercy
Redman – Reggie
Jim Jones – Capo
Wyclef Jean – If I Were President: My Haitian Experience EP

December 14
Michael Jackson – Michael
Ciara – Basic Instinct
Diddy-Dirty Money – Last Train to Paris
Tank – Now or Never
Young Jeezy – TM 103
Kandi – Kandi Koated
Pitbull – Planet Pit
R. Kelly – Love Letter
Ghostface Killah – The Apollo Kid

December 21
Keyshia Cole – Calling All Hearts
Keri Hilson – No Boys Allowed
Jamie Foxx – Best Night of My Life