1. 'Looking For Myself,' Usher
First single: The smoldering break-up song "Climax."
Usher's seventh studio album, which will be his first since 2010's Raymond v. Raymond, is his RCA Records debut. The first single is produced by hot producer Diplo, the man responsible for the Chris Brown hit "Look at Me Now."
2. 'Fortune,' Chris Brown
First single: The high energy club record "Turn Up the Music."
Breezy's fifth studio album, which is the follow-up to his March 20111 release F.A.M.E., Is his first on RCA Records. Among those expected to contribute to it are rapper-producers will.i.am, David Banner and Kevin McCall.
3. 'New Life,' Monica
Singles released: "It All Belongs to Me," a duet with Brandy, and "Until It's Gone."
Monica's seventh studio album will finally be released this spring after having been pushed back from 2011. A who's who of producers worked on the album included Jermaine Dupri, Salaam Remi, Missy Elliott and Bryan-Michael Cox.
4. 'Braveheart,' Ashanti
First single: "The Woman You Love," feat. Busta Rhymes.
Braveheart will be Ashanti's first studio album since 2008's The Declaration and also her first release since leaving longtime label The Inc. (formerly called Murder Inc.) to start her own label, Written Entertainment.
5. 'I Missed Us,' SWV
First single: "Co-Sign."
Before this year, the most recent album by Sisters With Voices came out way back in 1997. But after a long layoff from performing as a group, the three ladies that make up SWV reunited in 2005 and have been periodically working on new music ever since. The result is their latest album, which is being released via E1 (aka eOne) Music.
6. 'Moving On,' K'Jon
7. 'Real Love,' Ryan Shaw
8. 'The One', Eric Benet
9. 'Think Like a Man' Soundtrack, Various Artists
Singles released: "Think Like a Man" by Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo, feat. Rick Ross; and "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," by John Legend, feat. Ludacris.
The movie Think Like a Man, which is based on comedian-actor Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," comes out 10 days after the soundtrack. The music in it includes songs by some of the bigger names in contemporary R&B, including the above-mentioned artists, plus Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson, among others.