These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 13-14). Read more about each of them below.
Diddy-Dirty Money 
"Last Train To Paris"
Diddy-Dirty Money tore it up on "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 4 with performances of "Ass on the Floor" and "Coming Home," both from the new album. Read More. 
Crystal Bowersox 
"If I have a name out there from this thing called 'American Idol,' I don't understand why anyone wouldn't use it for good," she says. "That's the way the world should work." Read More.
R. Kelly 
Kelly's 11th studio album will include single "When a Woman Loves," which the singer wrote and produced. The title track hit radio as the disc's second single on Nov. 22, while a holiday-themed remix, "Love Letter Christmas," is also afoot. Read More. 
After the success of this summer's single, "Ride," which featured Ludacris, Ciara's latest album has been eagerly awaited for months. More Info 
Michael Jackson 
Several of the key collaborators and producers -- including Akon, Teddy Riley, and "Tricky" Stewart -- give insight into every song on MJ's first posthumous album in our special "Track By Track" feature. Read The Track By Track. 
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