We're especially thankful for the new music releases in November 2011, because that means we'll get to cozy up with our favorite artists -- and even spend a little time 'Under the Mistletoe' with Justin Bieber when his Christmas album drops on the first day of the month.

The Biebs' holiday cheer will inevitably cast a shadow on the other November releases, being that he's the biggest thing since sliced gingerbread. Still, Dev and Soulja Boy will drop new records on November 1.

On Nov. 15, Drake will finally 'Take Care' of his fans with the delayed release of his much-anticipated new record, alongside the final release from the no-longer R.E.M.

Nov. 21 is a big day for new music releases -- like Biebs, Rihanna will dominate with 'Talk That Talk,' though we heard that rockers Nickelback and Daughtry are said to have new records out that day, too, as is Mary J. Blige, but we won't hold our breath on that one. It's been pushed back for the countless-th time.

Finally, Monica will close out the Thanksgiving month with 'New Life' on Nov. 29.

See, now don't you feel thankful?

November 2011 New Music Releases:

November 1
Dev, 'The Night the Sun Came Up'
Justin Bieber, 'Under the Mistletoe'
Soulja Boy, 'Skate Boy'
Tyrese, 'Open Invitation'

November 11
Tyga, 'Careless World: Rise of the Last King'

November 15
Drake, 'Take Care'
R.E.M, 'Part Lies, Part Heart, part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011'

November 21
Daughtry, 'Break The Spell'
Mary J. Blige, 'My Life II, The Journey Continues'
Nickelback, 'Here & Now'
Rihanna, 'Talk That Talk'

November 28
Monica, 'New Life'

November 29
Joey McIntyre, 'Come Home For Christmas'