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New R&B/Soul Music: Nov. 2012

What's New?


Alicia Keys. Ne-Yo. Rihanna. Keyshia Cole. All these singers are not only among the biggest names in urban music today, they also have something else in common; each is releasing a new album in November 2012, some even in the same week. And in addition to the above-mentioned artists, underrated but highly talented singer Anthony David also has a new release dropping. A few other big-name artists have best-of and other previously released material being re-released this week, including a CD/DVD package of rare material by Amy Winehouse, a new Whitney Houston greatest hits collection and an expanded edition of Marvin Gaye's classic Trouble Man album. For full details of November 2012's R&B/Soul releases, have a look below.

1. 'Girl on Fire,' Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys' first album since becoming a wife and mother is due out Nov. 27 via RCA Records.


  1. De Novo Adagio (Intro)
  2. Brand New Me
  3. When It's All Over
  4. Listen to Your Heart
  5. New Day
  6. Girl on Fire
  7. Fire We Make(feat. Maxwell)
  8. Tears Always Win
  9. Not Even the King
  10. That's When I Knew
  11. Limitedless
  12. One Thing
  13. 101

2. 'Unapologetic,' Rihanna

Rihanna continues her album-every-November streak with this release, which drops Nov. 19 via Def Jam.


  1. Fresh Out the Runway
  2. Diamonds
  3. Numb (feat. Eminem)
  4. Pour it Up
  5. Loveeeeeee Song (feat. Future)
  6. Jump
  7. Right Now
  8. What Now
  9. Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
  10. Nobodies Business (feat. Chris Brown)
  11. Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary
  12. Get It Over With
  13. No Love Allowed
  14. Lost in Paradise
  15. Half of Me
  16. Diamonds (Dave Aude 100 Extended)
  17. Diamonds (Gregor Salto Downtempo Remix)

3. 'R.E.D.,' Ne-Yo

The title of Ne-Yo's latest stands for Realizing Every Dream, which sort of sounds like slogan you'd hear at a senior prom. Anyway, the track listing for the standard version is below, but the deluxe version features another four songs. Both versions are due out Nov. 6 via the Motown label.


  1. Cracks In Mr. Perfect
  2. Lazy Love
  3. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
  4. Miss Right
  5. Jealous
  6. Don't Make 'Em Like You
  7. Be the One
  8. Stress Reliever
  9. She Is
  10. Carry On (Her Letter to Him)
  11. Forever Now
  12. Shut Me Down
  13. Unconditional

4. 'Woman to Woman,' Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole's fifth album, which is the follow-up to her 2010 release, Calling All Hearts, is due in stores Nov. 19 via Geffen Records.


  1. Enough of No Love (feat. Lil Wayne)
  2. Zero (feat. Meek Mill)
  3. Missing Me
  4. Trust and Believe
  5. Get It Right
  6. Woman to Woman (feat. Ashanti)
  7. Wonderland (feat. Elijah Blake)
  8. I Choose You
  9. Stubborn
  10. Hey Sexy
  11. Forever
  12. Next Move (feat. Robin Thicke)
  13. Who's Gonna Hold Me Down
  14. Why Lie
  15. Signature

5. 'Love Out Loud,' Anthony David

Atlanta-based singer Anthony David is due to release his fifth studio album Nov. 13 via eOne (aka E1) Music.


  1. Aspiracy Theory
  2. Love Out Loud
  3. Can't Look Down
  4. So Jaded
  5. Livin' It Up (feat. Demetria McKinney and Gramps Morgan)
  6. Official (feat. Algebra)
  7. Sweet Pain
  8. Movie Night
  9. Control Freak
  10. On My Way to Crazy
  11. A Way for Me

6. 'Floetry Re:Birth,' The Floacist

The Floacist, who was one half of the former British duo Floetry (the other half was singer Marsha Ambrosius) is releasing her second solo album this month, but it's a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the founding of her former group. It's coming out Nov. 13 via the Shanachie label.


  1. Start Again (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
  2. Children of the Sun
  3. Step Out
  4. Slow Down
  5. Soul
  6. Say Yes (10 Year Anniversary Edition)
  7. Could It Be You?
  8. Speechless
  9. She Is
  10. This Love
  11. Roots of Love (feat. Thandiswa Mazwai)

7. 'True,' Solange

Solange's new digital EP, which is her first release since 2008's SoL Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, will be available at iTunes and other online retailers beginning Nov. 27.


  1. Losing You
  2. Some Things Never Seem to F___ing Work
  3. Locked in Closets
  4. Lovers in the Parking Lot
  5. Don't Let Me Down
  6. Look Good with Trouble
  7. Bad Girls

8. 'Trilogy,' The Weeknd

This three-disc set compiles Canadian singer The Weekend's trio of 2011 mixtapes, House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, into one package. It'll be in stores Nov. 13.

Disc 1:

  1. High for This
  2. What You Need
  3. House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
  4. The Morning
  5. Wicked Games
  6. The Party & the After Party
  7. Coming Down
  8. Loft Music
  9. The Knowing
  10. Twenty Eight (bonus track)

Disc 2:

  1. Lonely Star
  2. Life of the Party
  3. Thursday
  4. The Zone (feat. Drake)
  5. The Birds Pt. 1
  6. The Birds Pt. 2
  7. Gone
  8. Rolling Stone
  9. Heaven or Las Vegas
  10. Valerie (bonus track)

Disc 3:

  1. D.D.
  2. Montreal
  3. Outside
  4. XO/The Host
  5. Initiation
  6. Same Old Song (feat. Juicy J
  7. The Fall
  8. Next
  9. Echoes of Silence
  10. Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun [bonus track]

9. 'Amy Winehouse at the BBC (CD/DVD),' Amy Winehouse

This two disc set includes a CD featuring 14 rare BBC recordings of Amy Winehouse dating from 2004 to 2009. The DVD is a short film featuring a fascinating interview with the artist intercut with Amy delivering a live performance in December 2006 in a small church. The DVD was taped two months after Back to Black was released. The package comes out Nov. 13 in the U.S.

CD Tracklisting:

  1. Know You Now
  2. F___ Me Pumps
  3. In My Bed
  4. October Song
  5. Rehab
  6. You Know I'm No Good
  7. Just Friends
  8. Love is a Losing Game
  9. Tears Dry on Their Own
  10. Best Friends, Right
  11. I Should Care
  12. Lullaby of Birdland
  13. Valerie
  14. To Know Him is to Love Him

10. 'I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston,' Whitney Houston

This is the first posthumous collection of Whitney Houston's greatest hits. It's due out Nov. 13 via RCA Records.


  1. You Give Good Love
  2. Saving All My Love for You
  3. How Will I Know
  4. Greatest Love of All
  5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  6. Didn't We Almost Have It All
  7. So Emotional
  8. Where Do Broken Hearts Go
  9. I'm Your Baby Tonight
  10. All The Man That I Need
  11. I Will Always Love You
  12. I'm Every Woman
  13. I Have Nothing
  14. Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
  15. I Believe In You And Me
  16. My Love Is Your Love
  17. I Look To You (feat. R. Kelly)
  18. Never Give Up

11. 'Trouble Man: Expanded Edition,' Marvin Gaye

For the 40th anniversary of the soundtrack to the film "Trouble Man," Hip-oSelect.com/Motown is releasing an extraordinary exploration of Marvin Gaye's songs: a 2-CD expanded edition that features not only the original soundtrack, but also 29 previously unreleased alternate takes and rare vocals. In-store date: Nov. 13.

Disc 1:

  1. Main Theme From Trouble Man
  2. T Plays It Cool
  3. Poor Abbey Walsh
  4. The Break In (Police Shoot Big)
  5. Cleo's Apartment
  6. Trouble Man
  7. Theme From Trouble Man
  8. T Stands For Trouble
  9. Main Theme From Trouble Man
  10. Life Is A Gamble
  11. Deep-In-It
  12. Don't Mess With Mr. T
  13. There Goes Mr. T
  14. Main Theme From Trouble Man (alternate take with strings)
  15. T Plays it Cool (unedited version)
  16. Poor Abbey Walsh, Part 2 Take 1
  17. Poor Abbey Walsh, Part 2 Take 2
  18. Trouble Man (extended version)
  19. Theme From Trouble Man (vocal version)
  20. T Stands For Trouble (unedited vocal version)
  21. T Stands for Trouble (alternate version)
  22. Main Theme from Trouble Man (vocal version)

Disc 2:

  1. Trouble Man
  2. Pool Hall
  3. T Plays It Cool
  4. Cadillac Interlude/Cleo's Apartment
  5. Man Tied Up/Jimmy's West/Conversation with Cleo
  6. Crap Game (a.k.a. The Break In)/Getting Rid Of Body/Talking To Angel
  7. Outside Police Station
  8. Bowling Alley Parking Lot
  9. Stick Up
  10. Cleaners/Cleo
  11. Closing Jimmy's
  12. Police Break In
  13. T Cleans Up/Police Station
  14. Packing Up/Jimmy Gets Worked/Saying Goodbye/ T Breaks In/Movie Theater
  15. Car Ride/Looking for Pete
  16. Parking Garage/Elevator
  17. Penthouse
  18. Getting Pete
  19. My Name Is T /End Credits
  20. T At The Cross

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