Best Bets 2011: The Year In Music Ahead

The burning questions for 2011: who'll win the battle of the blondes, Gaga or Britney? Can the Strokes and Foos revive rock? Will Brad Paisley keep country's reign alive? And how stoked is Willow Smith's chiropractor? It's the top of the new year, and the time is nigh to check in with 2011's hottest upcoming releases. Click on a name below to read each album preview.

2010 Album Preview

Fiona Apple


The Beastie Boys


Justin Bieber

Mary J. Blige

Big Boi

Greyson Chance

Choc Quib Town


Andrae Crouch

Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi

Death Cab For Cutie

Dr. Dre


Steve Earle

Sara Evans

Lupe Fiasco

Melanie Fiona

Fleet Foxes

Foo Fighters

Nelly Furtado

Gang Gang Dance

David Guetta

Jane's Addiction

Jay-Z & Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Lady Gaga

Lykke Li

Lil Wayne

My Morning Jacket

Stevie Nicks

Brad Paisley

Panda Bear

Panic At The Disco

Christina Perri

Peter Bjorn & John

Ray J

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Willow Smith

Snoop Dogg

Britney Spears

The Strokes

3 Doors Down

The Ting Tings

Tinie Tempah