That Grape Juice’s Top 5: Albums Due This Winter

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While some may be busy searching for the perfect gift, the most festive decorations, or the right Christmas tree, several artists are gearing up for their holiday album releases.

There are ample pros and cons to releasing during this time of year and after the jump we will discuss the most effective ways to capitalize on the 2015 holiday season…

Monica – ‘Code Red’ (December 18th)

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Ms. Monica Brown has been pulling out the stops for all her new album, ‘Code Red.’ Commencing the campaign with multiple ‘Monica Pop Up Shops,’ the songbird mingled with her fans at DTLR stores across the US.

After revving up her supporters with an essentially free meet and greet experience, Mo further enticed fans with the announcement of her ‘Code Red Experience Tour.’ Her last live outing was with Trey Songz on the ‘Pain & Pleasure Tour’ in 2010, making this trek quite warranted.

With all roads leading toward December 18th, the Grammy award winner may want to strut forward with a 2nd leg of jaunt to promote the album post release. After all, live is where she shines best.

Chris Brown – Royalty (December 18th)

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In what is becoming an almost annual occurrence, Chris Brown is set to release his 6th solo album on December 18th. Despite the fact that ‘Royalty’ will charge onto shelves in a matter of weeks, it did not stop C. Breezy from releasing his 35-song mixtape, ‘Before The Party,’ just last week.

With the public’s attention span for music is at an all time low, giving your audience essentially 3 albums worth of material, just a few weeks before you release your new project, is an “interesting” move to say the least. It will be intriguing to see how this will affect ‘Royalty’s’ album sales.

R. Kelly – The Buffet – (December 11th)

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The King of R&B debut’s his 13th studio album, ‘The Buffet’ on December 11th.

With an All-Star lineup featuring the likes of Tinashe, Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign, Kelly comes out swinging with his new project. Interestingly enough, the promo campaign for this album has been quite lax. At this point in his career the R&B icon may be unconcerned with chart placement, but a brief lap of the talk show circuit wouldn’t hurt. Just saying.

Christina Milian – 4U (December 4th)

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Wayne’s ex has kept herself busy between her E! reality show ‘Turned Up,’ and her role on ‘Grandfathered.’ Neither have stopped her accelerating with her new EP entitled, ‘4U.’ Boasting four tracks, the set features recent single ‘Do It’ (a duet with Weezy) and ‘Like Me,’ with Snoop Dogg.

Given her lengthy spell away from the charts, it’s questionable whether Ms. Milian can have a substantial comeback.. but one can dream. Including her.

Rihanna: Anti ?/?

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Oh Rih Rih. This mess of an era that began in January 2015 seems to finally be taking fruition. With the announcement of the ‘Anti World Tour,’ here hopes that we will finally have #R8 in the near future. Instead of beating this inefficient era to death, here’s hoping that Anti brings the Pop princess here second #1 album.

Notable Holiday Releases:

Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams (Dec. 4)
Rick Ross – Black Market (Dec. 4)
Babyface – Return of the Tender Lover (Dec. 4)
Sia – This Is Acting (January 29th 2016)
Tinashe – Joyride (January 2016)

With the Holidays in full effect, whose album will you be purchasing? Who will come out on top? Weigh in below.

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  1. Barb-wire December 3, 2015

    And Code red will outsell all those flop albums combined.

    • WTF-Misdamenor-MissE December 3, 2015

      dafuq?

    • jammy December 3, 2015

      You must be kidding. No way Monica will outsell Chris Brown and Rihanna no matter how messy Rihanna’s run is this time around.

    • CT December 3, 2015

      She won’t beat anti and r Kelly might give her a run for her money.

    • Navy Gravy December 4, 2015

      You must be high on pop rocks honey. Code Red will probably sell the least of all. Even Tennis-shoe or Tuna-shell (whatever the he|| her name is) will even outsell Monica no shade. I doubt she’ll even pull in better numbers than Jackie. But hey a girl a can dream.

  2. CT December 3, 2015

    I really hope anti slays me.

  3. ?Queen Molly? December 3, 2015

    Anti – 125k first week
    Royalty – 40k first week
    Code Red – 12k first week

    • credits December 3, 2015

      Royalty-70k
      Code red- 50-60k

  4. Slay_Hive December 3, 2015

    Death @ the question marks by Rihaana’s release date. you might as well put Rihvember 2016 lmaooo

  5. Suicide Blonde December 3, 2015

    Only here for “Anti” 😀

  6. Janni December 3, 2015

    MONICA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL THE WAY ! THIS GIRL CAN BLOW OFF ! F*** FIRST WEEK SALES & S*** BECAUSE MO HAS BEEN ALWAYS DELIEVERING GREAT MUSIC ! SHE´S ACTUALLY LONGER IN THE BUISNESS ! EVEN LONGER THEN SOME OF THESE HATERS HERE ! TAKE SOME SEATS & SHOW SOME RESPECT ! #CODERED BIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTCH YA HEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD !

    • Mr. RCW December 3, 2015

      Say that!

  7. Mr. RCW December 3, 2015

    I’m here for Monica!

  8. Tyler Makiavelli December 3, 2015

    Honey, as long as 25 is slaying the charts, u wont have to worry about Anti occupying that #1 spot. Especially if the TIDAL rumors are anything to go by kiii

    • Janni December 3, 2015

      OMG GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSEBUMPS !!!! THAT´S MY GIRL ! THIS TRACK RIGHT HERE GAVE ME LIFE THAT´S WHAT JESUS DIED 4 MONICA THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU SOMUCH <3

  9. StrawberryMuffin24 December 3, 2015

    Only here for Tinashe I think her album will be dope Curious About R.Kelly and Chris albums!

  10. Ajm265 December 3, 2015

    Changer *

  11. credits December 3, 2015

    Christina milian’s music is trash! But I must say, that cover is absolutely stunning! But anywho, I’m ready for Monica.

  12. ~The Arcade~ December 3, 2015

    I knew when it came down to Rihanna that you guys would have something up your sleeves lol. Anyway, I’m looking forward to her music, as well as Monica’s. Christina Milian… hmmm not so much; she’s too busy prolonging that ‘turnup’ music, when she should be dishing out beautiful music like ‘Us against the world’ or even making another ‘Its about time’ album.

  13. Oscar December 3, 2015

    I didn’t even know Christina had an album coming out

  14. Janni December 3, 2015

    I ALSO HOPE R KELLY IS GONNA GIVE US THAT WHAT WE KNOW FROM HIM ! HIS LAST ALBUM WAS SO NOT WHAT I KNOW FROM HIM #JUSTMETHOUGH

  15. @JanetCIARA_ December 3, 2015

    So monica has really been missing the mark with the last few singles shes been releasing, they sound dated…. I will still pick up the album (for free). Anti will also be downloaded for free, Not as if she needs my coins, she obviously has time and money to spare, so honestly best of luck to her.
    These other releases all seem boring as f****….. Where is the excitement???
    Even my own fav barely excites me anymore…. Sad state of music that we are in.
    I guess I can look forward to Adele’s continued chart domination going well in February 2016.

    • Ajm265 December 3, 2015

      Lol she’s only had 1 single lol. U Ciara fans are delusional. Let’s not forget your fav doesn’t get a mention unless it’s about her love life. Never seen a bunch of flop followers come for artist that are way more successful and talented than Ciara.

  16. MamiGurl December 3, 2015

    Anti: 250-350K
    The Buffet: 100K
    Royalty: 55-60K
    Code Red: 30-40K
    4U: 1-5K.

  17. No favs, just here for the music December 3, 2015

    I’m….literally not buying an of these albums lol!

  18. #JACKIE December 3, 2015

    All of them will flop

    • Ajm265 December 3, 2015

      Lol like all 4 of Ciara’s efforts

  19. TJ December 3, 2015

    I’ve preordered Monica’s album. I’ll be getting physical copies on the release date.

    Her concert is selling out on almost every stop. I can’t wait!

  20. RihYonce December 3, 2015

    No way in hell Monica is outselling Chris brown lmao y’all trippen

  21. Pat December 3, 2015

    Yall giving g Monica’ s lazy ass too much credit. No more than 20 to 30k. She ain’t no Brandy.

  22. .:: Centurion ::. December 4, 2015

    I’m here for ANTi & Royalty

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