June 19: Nelly Furtado, "The Spirit Indestructible" (pushed back to Sept. 18)

"Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)," the first single from Furtado's first English-language full-length since 2006's "Loose," comes from hitmaker Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga). Yet the album also features work with producer Bob Rock (Metallica and countless other huge rock bands) and Jamaican producer Da Genius. So even if the record's all over the map, it won't just be a straight-ahead pop extravaganza. -- Matt Pais
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