Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead
Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping genres, collaborating with unexpected partners and cranking out cool tunes.

Check out our album preview, which features big artists sharing details about the releases they have coming out this year, and then dive into Artists To Watch, a look at 10 singers, rockers and rappers who you may not have heard of yet but who you'll know and love by the time December rolls around.

2010 Album Preview

Christina Aguilera Gary Allan Marc Anthony
Arcade Fire The Besnard Lakes Toni Braxton
Chamillionaire Daddy Yankee Devo
Deftones Drake Fantasia
Jamie Foxx Freeway Charlotte Gainsbourg
Goldfrapp Good Charlotte Goo Goo Dolls
Gorillaz Amy Grant Groove Armada
Keri Hilson Enrique Iglesias Alan Jackson
Jack's Mannequin Nick Jonas and the Administration Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Juanes Keane Kelis
Kid Rock Avril Lavigne Lil Jon
Little Boots Jennifer Lopez Maroon 5
Ricky Martin Travis McCoy Magnetic Fields
Massive Attack Montgomery Gentry Natalie Merchant
Allison Moorer My Chemical Romance The New Pornographers
Kylie Minogue Kate Nash Ozzy Osbourne
Quasi Saving Abel Shearwater
Blake Shelton Slash The Soft Pack
Sollee & Martin Moore Stone Temple Pilots Jazmine Sullivan
Three 6 Mafia TobyMac Trouble Andrew
Josh Turner U2 Wyclef