They continue to fall into place. Here are 10 more discs to look forward to this fall:
Chromeo - Business Casual (Sept. 14). The Canadian electrofunk duo releases their third album. I've listened to its two advance tracks--"Night by Night" and "Don't Turn the Lights On"--and judging by them, this should be a great '80s electro throwback.
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Oct. 5). After getting his start as a guest vocalist on B.o.B.'s #1 hit "Nothin' on You" and Travie McCoy's top 5 single "Billionaire," Bruno Mars stakes out his solo career with this disc, featuring current hit "Just the Way You Are."
George Michael - Faith (Remastered Special Edition, Oct. 12). Lately, George Michael gets press for all the wrong reasons, so here's hoping he can get some for the right reasons, as his landmark 1987 solo debut gets a much-needed remaster with a second disc of remixes and rarities.
Rumer - Seasons of My Soul (Nov. 1). I'm still in love with "Slow," so I can't wait to hear what the British-Pakistani singer does with a whole album of songs.
Charlotte Church - Back to Scratch (Nov. 1). The former classical child-singer releases her second adult pop album, following 2005's Tissues and Issues.
Rihanna - Loud (Nov. 16). Less than an a year after her Rated R, the dark album that delivered some major hits with "Rude Boy" and "Russian Roulette," Rihanna returns with her fifth album, which promises to lighten the mood with a dance pop, party vibe. First single "Only Girl (in the World)" is an instant hit at radio, where it is already #36 at top 40.
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (Nov. 22). Here's a newcomer to watch. Nicki Minaj had a fairly big hit this summer with "Your Love," which samples Annie Lennox's "No More 'I Love You's'." This is her debut album.
Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia (Nov. 22). Speaking of Annie Lennox, dearest Annie releases a Christmas album, to include "Universal Child," which Lennox performed on American Idol. But what about "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and "Winter Wonderland?"
Pink - Greatest Hits (Nov. 22). About time. The singer has amassed a decade of international pop hits--"Most Girls," "Get the Party Started," "U+Ur Hand," "So What," etc, etc, etc.
Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You (December). And speaking of Christmas albums, Mariah Carey is putting out a second one. Anyone doubt that it will include a new version of "All I Want for Christmas Is You?"