2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets

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

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