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It seems like only yesterday we were watching the leaves turn yellow… Somehow, the holiday season crept in behind our backs and is approaching with torpedo like speed. Shopping season is underway, so pick up a few of these albums to stuff your stockings!

Check out the top 12 albums to buy this year…

Miguel– “Kaleidoscope Dream” 9/25

Miguel has picked R&B up by its bootstraps and placed the genre on his back. This holiday season, fill your stocking stuffer and soul with his solid and creative sophomore album project.

Faith Evans- “R&B Divas” 10/2

With the help of her fellow divas, songstress Faith Evans released her seventh album.

Brandy– Two Eleven” 10/12

Don’t call it a comeback, Brandy has always had this kind of material inside of her, she just needed a little break to pull it all together. The release of Brandy’s sixth album reminds us of why we fell in love with her in the first place!

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Bobby V- Dusk Till Dawn 10/16

And, the award for the underrated album this year goes to Bobby V.! You may not even be aware that the “Slow Down” singer released his fifth album last month, but take my advice for it, it’s actually really really good! With appearances by K. Michelle, Red Cafe and Gucci Mane, “Dusk Till Dawn” will have you getting on all night!

Kendrick Lamar- “good kid, m.A.A.d city” 10/22

Five mixtapes, one EP and one independent album later, Kendrick Lamar has kicked down the doors of mainstream Hip-Hop and delivered his debut studio album “good kid, m.A.A.d city.” Critics have settled between really good and classic!

Meek Mill- “Dreams & Nightmares” 10/30

It has been a long time coming for Philadelphia native Meek Mill but the MMG rapper has prove, with the release of his debut studio debut album “Dreams & Nightmares,” that if you stay true to yourself and loyal to your sound, a good rap album isn’t hard to come by!

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Ne-Yo– R.E.D. 11/6

In need of a sultry collection to warm your winter? Try Ne-Yo’s album R.E.D. With smooth vocals and sensuous beats, it’s a sure way to keep the flames in the fireplace sparked!

The Weeknd– Trilogy- 11/13

Spend your weekend listening to the eclectic vibes of The Weeknd. The debut album from the rising Canadian star will leave you emotionally involved in his music and high off drug-inspired tunes.

Rihanna– “Unapologetic” 11/19

Led by her first single “Diamonds,” Rihanna’s seventh album “Unapologetic” will give fans their annual dose of ear candy and even features an appearance by Chris Brown!

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Nicki Minaj– “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up” 11/19

Young Money’s leading lady is re-releasing her sophomore album with seven new Barbalicious tracks, including the sultry duet with Cassie–“The Boys.”

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Keyshia Cole– “Woman To Woman” 11/19

With the flaming hot single “Enough Of Noe Love” featuring Lil Wayne, Keyshia Cole’s upcoming album “Woman To Woman” is sure to be filled with female anthems and ball-busting material for the days when you just hate him!

Ciara- “One Woman Army” December

Ciara has reunited with L.A. Reid for her fifth album and so far, the match-up has worked wonders for her sound. With two buzzing singles, Ci Ci’s career is looking more promising!


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