Fall and early winter are traditionally the biggest time of the year for the pop music industry. 2007 will be no different as these scheduled releases indicate. The projected release dates are included, but they are notorious for last-minute changes.
1. Kanye West - Graduation
2. Mariah Carey - TBD
3. Alicia Keys - As I Am
4. James Blunt - All the Lost Souls
5. Jennifer Lopez - Brave
Jennifer Lopez will return to English-language pop music with her new album. The first single "Do It Well" is a rousing return to the pop-dance mainstream. Look for this album in stores October 9, 2007.
6. 50 Cent - Curtis
50 Cent's album The Massacre was a pop smash, but initial singles from the upcoming Curtis have not fared as well. Look for this album to go head to head with Kanye West on September 11, 2007.
7. KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic
8. Matchbox Twenty - Exile on Mainstream
Normally a greatest hits collection would not be included on a list like this. However, up to 6 of the songs on this set will be new recordings. They are the first new releases in years for Matchbox Twenty, and the first since lead vocalist Rob Thomas kicked off a very successful solo career. This album heads to stores October 2, 2007.
9. Bow Wow and Omarion - TBD
These 2 heartthrobs have worked together before, but this will be their first collaborative album. The title has not been determined, but expect this set to steam up the windows of your local record store November 13, 2007.