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Top Albums Anticipated for November 2010

The Best of a Pop Avalanche


November has become the most significant month of the year for pop music releases, and November 2010 is no exception. This is your guide to 31 significant albums being released during this single month.

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You - November 2

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You
Courtesy Island Records

Mariah Carey's first Christmas album Merry Christmas, released in 1994, has sold over five million copies in the US and includes the contemporary classic song "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The single "Oh Santa!" from Merry Christmas II You debuted at #1 on the Billboard Holiday Songs chart.

Neil Diamond - Dreams - November 2

Neil Diamond - Dreams
Courtesy Columbia

Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond has experienced a career resurgence in recent years. His 2008 studio album Home Before Dark became the first #1 album of his career. Dreams is a collection of covers of hits by other artists.

Good Charlotte - Cardiology - November 2

Good Charlotte - Cardiology
Courtesy Capitol Records

Good Charlotte is expected to be heading back to pop punk roots on their fifth studio album. The last three studio albums by the band all reached the top 10.

N.E.R.D. - Nothing - November 2

NERD - Nothing
Courtesy Interscope

N.E.R.D. stands for "No One Ever Really Dies." It is a trio composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes along with Shay Haley. Their last two albums reached the top 10 on the album chart.

Susan Boyle - The Gift - November 9

Susan Boyle - The Gift
Courtesy Columbia Records

Susan Boyle's first album I Dreamed a Dream was an international phenomenon. It went four times platinum in the US and seven times platinum in the UK. The new collection is primarily a holiday album.

Bon Jovi - Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection - November 9

Bon Jovi - Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
Courtesy Island Records

Pop-rock band Bon Jovi have sold approximately 130 million records worldwide since their first release in the early 1980s. The band's last nine studio albums have reached the top 10 including four #1's. This is the first greatest hits compilation by the group since 1994.

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music 36 - November 9

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music 36
Courtesy Capitol Records

The first 29 installments of the Now series were all certified platinum for sales. Recent sales have diminished, but the collections continue to reach the top 10 upon release.

Cee Lo Green - Lady Killer - November 9

Cee Lo Green - Lady Killer
Courtesy Elektra

This is the first studio album from Cee Lo Green in six years. In 2006 he sang lead vocals on the #2 pop hit "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. This album includes the viral hit single "F**k You!"

Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager - November 9

Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
Courtesy Universal Motown

Kid Cudi received three Grammy Award nominations for material from his first album Man On the Moon: The End Of Day. It included the #3 pop hit "Day 'n Nite." The first single from this album is "Erase Me" featuring Kanye West.

Josh Groban - Illuminations - November 15

Josh Groban - Illuminations
Courtesy Reprise

Josh Groban's last album, the Christmas collection Noel, was certified five times platinum and is one of the biggest selling Christmas albums of all time. All of his four studio albums are certified double platinum or beyond.

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