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Q4 ALBUMS: SURE THINGS & QUESTION MARKS

Here’s what the Big Three are readying for release between early October and Thanksgiving, including several high-profile projects whose release dates have yet to be disclosed.

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Expected releases with unannounced dates include Drake's (YMCMB/Republic) collaboration with an unknown artist thought to be Rihanna. Drizzy just dropped his  “visual album” of Views (see story here).

10.07 – OneRepublic (Interscope) 

10.21 – Rascal Flatts (holiday, Big Machine) 

10.21 – Lady Gaga (Interscope) 

10.21 – Bon Jovi (Island) 

10.28 – Neil Diamond (holiday, Capitol)

10.28 – Tove Lo (Island)

10.28 – Kacey Musgraves (holiday, Mercury Nashville) 

11.11 – Emeli Sandé (Capitol) 

11.11 – Sting (A&M/Interscope) 

11.18 – DNCE (Republic) 

11.25 – The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 

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10.14 – Kings of Leon (RCA)

10.21 – Pentatonix (holiday, RCA)

10.28 – Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville) 

11.18 – Miranda Lambert (RCA Nashville)   

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Bruno Mars is coming, but the date remains hush-hush. 

10.07 – Green Day (Reprise) 

10.21 – Michael Bublé (Reprise) 

11.18 – Metallica (Blackened/Rhino)  

Additionally, the Internet is abuzz about possible Q4 albums from Eminem and Miley Cyrus, along with a rumored Beyoncé-Jay Z collab.

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