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Top 10 Upcoming Albums Fall 2010

Fall is traditionally the busiest time of the year for the music industry, and fall 2010 looks no different. Leading the pack of new releases is the next album from the artist with the biggest selling album of 2009.

September 7 – Sara Bareilles – ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’

Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope HeartCourtesy Epic Records
Sara Bareilles burst into the pop mainstream with her top 5 single “Love Song” and her top 10 debut album Little Voice. Now she is back with her sophomore release to prove the success was not a fluke.

Watch “King of Anything”

September 14 – Linkin Park – ‘A Thousand Suns’

Linkin Park - A Thousand SunsCourtesy Warner Bros.

Linkin Park are one of today’s most successful rock bands. Three of their albums have hit #1 and six have been certified platinum. “The Catalyst,” the first single from the upcoming A Thousand Suns, topped the Billboard Rock Songs chart immediately upon release. The new album promises to be seriously apocalyptic in feel.

Watch “The Catalyst”

September 21 – Maroon 5 – ‘Hands All Over’

Maroon 5 - Hands All OverCourtesy Octone
Maroon 5’s first two studio albums both hit the top 10 and have been certified multi-platinum. In addition, they have hit the pop top 40 with six different singles. “Misery,” the lead single from Hands All Over, is already a top 20 pop hit.

Watch “Misery”

September 21 – Selena Gomez & the Scene – A Year Without Rain

Selena Gomez & the Scene - A Year Without RainCourtesy Hollywood Records
Selena Gomez looks poised to take the title of top Disney pop princess. Kiss and Tell, her first album with her band the Scene, hit the top 10 last fall. A Year Without Rain has a good start on passing that success with the lead single “Round & Round.”

Watch “Round & Round”

September 28 – T.I. – ‘King Uncaged’

T.I. - King UncagedCourtesy Atlantic Records

This is rapper T.I.’s first album since being released from prison where he served a sentence on weapons charges. He is running on a streak of five consecutive top 10 platinum certified albums. Among the collaborations expected on King Uncaged are a track recorded with Lady Gaga.

Watch “Got Your Back.”

October 5 – Bruno Mars – ‘Doo-Wops and Hooligans’

Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops and HooligansCourtesy Elektra

Bruno Mars is one of the top new pop talents to emerge in 2010. He is the singing voice on B.o.B.’s #1 hit “Nothin’ On You” as well as Travie McCoy’s first solo single “Billionaire.” “Just the Way You Are,” the lead single from Doo-Wops and Hooligans, is already a top 10 pop smash.

Listen to “Just the Way You Are”

October 19 – Kings of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’

Kings of LeonCourtesy RCA

Kings of Leon became international pop superstars with their last album Only By the Night. The single “Use Somebody” was a top 5 pop hit in the US while “Sex On Fire” went to #1 in countries around the world.

October 25 – Taylor Swift – ‘Speak Now’

Taylor Swift - Speak NowCourtesy Big Machine Records
This album seems to be the best bet for being the top selling release of 2010. Taylor Swift’s last album Fearless was the bestselling album of the year in 2009. The single “Mine” debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It no longer makes sense to refer to Taylor Swift as a country crossover act. She is simply a pop superstar.

November 16 – Kid Rock – ‘Born Free’

Kid Rock - Fashion Rocks 2008Photo by Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

Kid Rock’s most recent album Rock n Roll Jesus was his biggest chart success of a career dating back to 1990. It is his only album to hit #1. It included the nostalgic pop hit “All Summer Long.” Born Free is expected to include a wide range of collaborations with other artists including Eminem.

November 16 – Kanye West – ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Kanye WestPhoto by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Dark Twisted Fantasy is Kanye West’s fifth studio album. Drake has already given it advance praise saying it will be one of the best hip hop albums of the last 10 years. After the experimentation on his last album, Dark Twisted Fantasy is expected to be a hard turn back to beats and rhymes. Three of Kanye West’s four previous albums have hit #1 and all are certified platinum. He has hit the top 40 on the pop singles chart 11 times with two #1s.

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September 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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