These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 21). Read more about each of them below.
"No Boys Allowed"
"It's basically my way of saying 'girl power,'" she says about the set's title. "The album is about empowering women to be themselves and keep control of their confidence." Read More.
Avant delivers more soft-edged R&B on his new album, but this time with a new carrier: Verve Forecast. "I wanted to get with someone who was moving in the R&B field," he says of the label. Read More.
"Best Night of My Life"
Foxx's third release features guest spots by Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, T.I. and Drake, who appears on first single "Fall For Your Type." The R&B singer also tapped producers like Danja, Eric Hudson and Rico Love for the album.
"All You Need is Now"
Duran Duran's 13th studio album, produced by Mark Ronson (who supposedly wanted to make a follow-up to "Rio"), sees a release via iTunes Dec. 21, with a special edition CD/LP to follow in February.
"Calling All Hearts"
"I Ain't Thru," the lead single off Cole's fourth album, hit the Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart upon release. The song features Nicki Minaj, while other collaborators on the album include Faith Evans and Timbaland.