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.
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"
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."
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'
October 25 - Taylor Swift - 'Speak Now'
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'
November 16 - Kanye West - 'Dark Twisted Fantasy'
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.