Fall 2012 Release Schedule

Fall 2012 Album Release Schedule

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.

October 9
Machine Gun Kelly – Lace Up
MellowHype – Numbers
Xzibit – Napalm
Mateo – Suite 823

October 11
Jay-Z – Live in Brooklyn

October 15
Leona Lewis – Glassheart (U.K. only)

October 16
Brandy – Two Eleven
Dawn Richard – GoldenHeart
K’naan – Country, God or the Girl
Bobby V – Dusk Till Dawn

October 22
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

October 30
Meek Mill – Dreams and Nightmares
CeeLo Green – CeeLo’s Magic Moment
Marcus Canty – THIS…Is Marcus Canty

November 6
Ne-Yo – R.E.D.

November 13
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

November 19
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Keyshia Cole – Woman to Woman
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up
Pitbull – Global Warming

November 20
Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious
Styles P – The World’s Most Hardest MC Project

November 27
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
Future – Pluto 3D
Solange – TRUE

December 4
Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C.
Ciara – One Woman Army
Ke$ha – Warrior
Melanie Amaro – TBD

December 11
Game – Jesus Piece
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being II
Big Boi – Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

December 18
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