Most Anticipated Album Release for June 2013 – Readers Poll
June 2013 is going to be a great month for new music. Music lovers will receive a dose of pure pop from groups like Big Time Rush and Hanson, a fresh batch of R&B jams courtesy of Kelly Rowland and Ashanti, a bit of jazzy crooning from 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison, some new hip-hop tracks from Mac Miller and J. Cole, and a few surefire party staples from 3OH!3. So, which new music release for June 2013 has you the most excited?
On June 4, Ashanti will release her long-awaited 'Braveheart' LP, the fifth studio album within the R&B vixen's discography. So far, we've heard two singles from 'Braveheart,' her Busta Rhymes-featured track 'The Woman You Love' and her latest release, the 808-laden slower jam 'Never Should Have.'
June 4 will also be a momentous day for 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison, aka Mr. Schue, who is dropping his sophomore, Phil Ramone-produced album 'Where It All Began,' which much like his debut LP, will consists of a few classic covers as well as some Broadway tunes.
The following week, on June 11, the silly trio known as the Lonely Island, aka 'SNL' star Andy Samberg and his longtime buds Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, will drop 'The Wack Album.' The latest comedic compilation will feature tracks such as 'YOLO' with Adam Levine, and their latest jam 'I F---ed My Aunt.'
But you know what might be even better than grooving along to T-Pain's sweet Auto-tuned voice singing about incestuous relationships? The fact that Big Time Rush will also be releasing their '24/seven' album on June 11! So far, Kendall, Carlos, Logan and James have released the video for their lead single 'Like Nobody's Around,' and they've also been getting their Rushers excited by teasing new tracks on their hit Nickelodeon TV show.
On June 18, four widely varying artists will drop new LPs -- Kelly Rowland will unleash her sexy new batch of R&B tracks with 'Talk a Good Game' (check out that va-va-voom cover of hers above!), featuring sultry jams like 'Ice' and 'Kisses Down Low,' and the Hanson brothers are returning with their latest LP 'ANTHEM,' which will surely be packed to the brim with feel-good tunes.
Additionally, hip-hop hit maker Mac Miller will be 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off' on June 18 when his sophomore LP drops, and 3OH!3 are getting the summer party started a bit early with a colorful new crop of tracks on 'Omens.'
Finally, on June 25, the name known as J. Cole is set to release the highly-anticipated follow-up to his No. 1 debut, 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' entitled 'Born Sinner.' He's already let fans in on his lead single 'Power Trip', featuring vocals from Miguel, and will surely have lots more in store for rap lovers.
So, which album release for June 2013 has you the most pumped? Vote for Ashanti, Matthew Morrison, the Lonely Island, Big Time Rush, Kelly Rowland, Hanson, Mac Miller, 3OH!3 or J. Cole below! You can vote once per hour until the poll closes on May 31 at 11:59PM EST.