2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets

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From Madonna to Prince Royce and from Tim McGraw to Timbaland and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the year ahead. Who will reign supreme in 2012? Here are dozens of contenders we've got our eyes on.

2012 Album Preview

Bonnie Raitt

Brandy

D'Angelo

Dierks Bentley

Ednita Nazario

Esperanza Spalding

Frankie J

Frank Ocean

The Fray

Garbage

Gary Clark Jr.

Green Day

Jay-Z


Jimmy Cliff


Karmin
Lana Del Rey

Leona Lewis


Lionel Richie


Los Tucanes de Tijuana


Ludacris


Madonna


Mariah Carey


Matchbox Twenty


Muse

Nicki Minaj


No Doubt


Paul McCartney


Pearl Jam


Phoenix


Prince Royce
Rick Ross

Robert Glasper Experiment


Sharon Van Etten


Shinedown


Sleigh Bells

Soundgarden


Taio Cruz


T.I.


Timbaland


Tim McGraw


Two Door Cinema Club


Van Halen


VCMG


The Weeknd


The xx