Summer’s over and that means fall 2013′s slate of new albums is heating up. From Avicii to Lady Gaga, Eminem to Pearl Jam, Enrique Iglesias to Miley Cyrus and Keith Urban to Cher, Billboard spotlights the hot hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B, latin, and country releases that will define the season. Which albums will reign supreme in autumn 2013?
Miley Cyrus: Bangerz
“I want to start as a new artist,” Cyrus told Billboard in June. “I consider my upcoming album my first, really.” Indeed, Cyrus’ first full-length since 2010′s uneven “Can’t Be Tamed” will represent a departure from both her Disney image (the former “Hannah Montana” star is working with hip-hop mainstays like Mike Will Made It, Pharrell Williams and Future) and Disney-affiliated former label home: “Bangerz” will be her first release on RCA after leaving Hollywood Records. Top 40 has certainly taken a shine to “Miley 2.0,” as “We Can’t Stop,” her fourth album’s lead single, has hovered in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 for more than two months.