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Top 10 New Pop Albums November 20, 2012


Rihanna leads off the pre-Thanksgiving set of new album releases with her seventh studio album.

1. Rihanna - Unapologetic

Rihanna - Unapologetic
Courtesy Def Jam

Unapologetic is Rihanna's seventh studio album. Despite her legacy of #1 pop hit singles, she has not yet hit #1 on the album chart. Unapologetic includes the hit single "Diamonds" as well as collaborations with Eminem, David Guetta, and Chris Brown.

2. Pitbull - Global Warming

Pitbull - Global Warming
Courtesy RCA

Pitbull is one of the most successful Latin artists crossing over into the pop mainstream. Global Warming is his seventh studio album. It includes the hit single "Back In Time" as well as the current release "Don't Stop the Party." The new album includes collaborations with Christina Aguilera, Usher, and Jennifer Lopez. Pitbull's most recent album Planet Pit reached #7 on the album chart, his highest peak yet.

3. Kelly Clarkson - Greatest Hits Chapter One

Kelly Clarkson - Greatest Hits
Courtesy RCA

It has been 10 years since Kelly Clarkson became the first American Idol champion. Since then she has hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 10 times. All five of her studio albums have reached the top 3 on the album chart. The greatest hits album includes three new songs "Catch My Breath," "Don't Rush," and "People Like Us."

4. Phillip Phillips - The World From the Side Of the Moon

Phillip Phillips - The World From the Side Of the Moon
Courtesy Interscope

Phillip Phillips won the American Idol crown earlier this year. His coronation song "Home" has become one of the biggest first singles ever by an American Idol winner. "Home" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over two million digital copies. Phillip Phillips wrote or co-wrote nine of 12 songs on this debut album.

5. Coldplay - Live 2012

Coldplay - Live 2012
Courtesy Capitol

Coldplay are one of the world's most successful rock bands. This is the group's second live collection. The first was released nine years ago in 2003. Since then the band has released three platinum studio albums that topped album charts around the world. The new live album is accompanied by a live DVD.

6. Kid Rock - Rebel Soul

Kid Rock - Rebel Soul
Courtesy Atlantic

Rebel Soul is Kid Rock's ninth studio album. His last five albums have all reached the top 10 of the album chart and are certified platinum. Rebel Soul includes the top 25 rock hit song "Let's Ride." The new album was self-produced by Kid Rock.

7. Keyshia Cole - Woman To Woman

Keyshia Cole - Woman To Woman
Courtesy Geffen

R&B singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole crashed into the pop mainstream with singles off her debut album The Way It Is in 2005. All four of her studio albums have reached the top 10 and three have been certified platinum. Woman To Woman includes the top 10 R&B hit single "Enough Of No Love." Keyshia Cole describes the new album as a return to her R&B roots.

8. 3 Doors Down - Greatest Hits

3 Doors Down - Greatest Hits
Courtesy Universal Republic

3 Doors Down first came together as a rock band in 1996. Since then they have released five top 10 hit albums. Two of those, 2005's Seventeen Days and 2008's 3 Doors Down hit #1. 3 Doors Down also have six top 40 pop hit singles to their credit.

9. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Courtesy Atlantic

Led Zeppelin are one of the top heavy rock bands of all time. Celebration Day is the soundtrack for a concert film of a reunion show performed by the band in 2007. The concert film received strong positive reviews celebrating the Led Zeppelin legacy.

10. Uncle Kracker - Midnight Special

Uncle Kracker - Midnight Special
Courtesy Sugarhill

Uncle Kracker began his recording career as a rap-rock musician and a protege of Kid Rock. Through the years his music has drifted in a country direction. The 2009 hit single "Smile" became a top 10 smash on both the country and adult pop charts. Midnight Special is Uncle Kracker's fifth studio album and includes the country chart hit "Nobody's Sad On a Saturday Night."

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