After taking a hiatus to start a family and watch several new acts keep her dance-pop lane crowded. Christina now will try to show them how it's done with her first full-length album since 2006.
T.I., TITLE TBA (August)
Atlanta's sharpest lyricist is back home again after a a stint inside a cell block. The rap scene just hasn't felt complete without him.
N.E.R.D., TITLE TBA (June)
The Neptunes (a.k.a. super producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have been quite in the past 5 years cutting from their omnipresence during the early millennium. With their upcoming fourth album, they once again team up with their old pal Shay Haley.
DIDDY, LAST TRAIN TO PARIS (June)
Hip-hop's original Bad Boy has told fans that he'll explore dance music and more on this long-delayed album.
KATY PERRY, TITLE TBA (August)
Will the "tell-all-Maven" bring to her next disc anything as huge as ''I Kissed a Girl'' or ''Hot N Cold''? On the verge of changing her single status, she definitely will have new stories to tell.
MARK RONSON, RECORD COLLECTION (August)
Details are scarce about the British producer's follow-up to 2007's all-star covers set Version, but we liked that one so much that we're dying to hear what he'll do next.
ARCADE FIRE, TITLE TBA (June)
The Montreal band became one of indie rock's biggest crossover acts with 2004's Funeral and 2007's Neon Bible. Little is known about its rumored follow-up, which may or may not arrive before summer turns to fall, but it's bound to be a big deal whenever
VARIOUS ARTISTS, ECLIPSE SOUNDTRACK (June)
The last Twilight film scored exclusive tracks from indie and alt-rock all-stars like Thom Yorke, Death Cab for Cutie, and Grizzly Bear. This next chapter promises the same eclectic feel and sound.
JACK JOHNSON, TO THE SEA (June)
New do, but same formula of surfer-laid-calm-tracks, a lot are all looking forward to the laid-back Hawaiian strummer's latest set.
GAME, THE R.E.D. ALBUM (June)
Now going by just Game and taking out ''The'', he can always be relied upon for anthem beats, hit-em-up lyrics and street knowledge. This fourth album provides a Justin Timberlake collab.
TRAVIE MCCOY, LAZARUS (June)
With several hits under his belt as the frontman of Gym Class Heroes, the affable rapper is stepping out on his own for a solo debut.
HANSON, SHOUT IT OUT (June)
It has been years since ''MMMBop,'' and this brotherly trio has already proven their well worth the price of growing up. They certainly have become accomplished pop-rock performers. Especially having lead singer Taylor Hanson making new fans by teaming with members of the Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, and Fountains of Wayne for the supergroup Tinted Windows in 2008. Now with their latest album since 2007, they once again prove that pop-stardom can be an evolutionary thing.
DRAKE, THANK ME LATER (June)
This young Degrassi: The Next Generation star is already one of rap's hottest artist on the strength of hits like ''Best I Ever Had'' and ''Forever.'' Expectations for his debut couldn't be any higher right now.
3OH!3, STREETS OF GOLD (June)
These electro-rap individuals has only gotten bigger since their 2008 single ''Don't Trust Me'' made it to the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100. Now the they work with hitmakers like Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, and Greg Kurstin for the new album.
M.I.A., TITLE TBA (June)
The ''Paper Planes'' provocateur made headlines with a 2010 interview in which she trashed Lady Gaga as a rip-off artist. Now M.I.A. has a chance to back up her speech with a third album. So much for those retirement announcements.