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* Leslie Carter (Nick and Aaron's sister) released her first single, "Like, Wow," in 2000, with its parent album of the same name slated to release later that year. The single even appeared on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' soundtrack. Unfortunately, Creator/DreamWorksRecords folded shortly after and the complete album never saw a proper release. Not helping matters was Carter saying that she never wanted to record an album and her mother forced her to, as well as her later untimely death from a drug overdose in 2012.

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* Leslie Carter (Nick and Aaron's [[Music/AaronCarter Aaron's]] sister) released her first single, "Like, Wow," in 2000, with its parent album of the same name slated to release later that year. The single even appeared on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' soundtrack. Unfortunately, Creator/DreamWorksRecords folded shortly after and the complete album never saw a proper release. Not helping matters was Carter saying that she never wanted to record an album and her mother forced her to, as well as her later untimely death from a drug overdose in 2012.


** By extension, anything related to Music/XJapan or Music/YoshikiHayashi is often subject to this. X Japan's reunion album was first teased in 2008... and has a currently projected date of March 2017. Maybe.
* Music/LimpBizkit's ''Unquestionable Truth Part 2'' was delayed then scrapped and ''Gold Cobra'' was recorded instead, now Part 2 has been resurrected with plans to release it as an EP.

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** By extension, anything related to Music/XJapan or Music/YoshikiHayashi is often subject to this. X Japan's reunion album was first teased in 2008... and has a currently projected date still hasn't been released as of March 2017. Maybe.
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* Music/LimpBizkit's ''Unquestionable Truth Part 2'' was delayed then scrapped and ''Gold Cobra'' was recorded instead, instead; now Part 2 has been resurrected with plans to release it as an EP.



* Sarah Mclachlan had ''two'' hiatuses that were over 6 years long, ''back-to-back'', though they were justified since she was starting a family and then having a long divorce with her husband/band drummer that caused her creativity to crash.

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* Sarah Mclachlan Music/SarahMcLachlan had ''two'' hiatuses that were over 6 years long, ''back-to-back'', though they were justified since she was starting a family and then having a long divorce with her husband/band drummer that caused her creativity to crash.



** They wound up recording a completely different album, ''The Forest Seasons'', which was released in July 2017.



** Because in 2012, the founding members started a new band, Schlafes Bruder. ''That'' group released its first album in 2013. And hasn't had a release since.



* The music industry is notorious when it comes to shelving or stalling albums by female pop artists. [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunately]], female pop artists have the least creative control. Usually they have to fight over artistic direction and their own [[HotterAndSexier public image and style]], thus sending their albums to development hell territory.
** This is especially true for female Pop, R&B, and Rap artists, Adina Howard being among the most known examples. Her '97-'98 ''Fantasy Island'' record was shelved because she wanted to do more than just sexually explicit songs. It was eventually bootlegged and released to the streets. Funnily, the album was still rather overtly sexual, leading people to wonder just how much sexier her label wanted the album to be.
** Female rap group Da 5 Footaz ''Lifetime'' album never saw the light of day either, despite press kits being available. Their album was suppose to have been released as far back as '''[='96=]'''. It has since been released underground via bootleg.

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* The music industry is notorious when it comes to shelving or stalling albums by female pop artists. [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunately]], {{Unfortunate|Implications}}ly, female pop artists have the least creative control. Usually they have to fight over artistic direction and their own [[HotterAndSexier public image and style]], thus sending their albums to development hell territory.
** This is especially true for female Pop, pop, R&B, and Rap rap artists, Adina Howard being among the most known examples. Her '97-'98 ''Fantasy Island'' record was shelved because she wanted to do more than just sexually explicit songs. It was eventually bootlegged and released to the streets. Funnily, the album was still rather overtly sexual, leading people to wonder just how much sexier her label wanted the album to be.
** Female rap group Da 5 Footaz ''Lifetime'' album never saw the light of day either, despite press kits being available. Their album was suppose supposed to have been released as far back as '''[='96=]'''. It has since been released underground via bootleg.



** As of [[http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.25705/title.dj-premier-producing-nas-post-def-jam-album October 2013]], Premier claims that project is still on, but they are waiting until after Nas releases his ''Life Is Good'' follow-up, which will complete his contract with Def Jam.

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** As of [[http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.25705/title.dj-premier-producing-nas-post-def-jam-album October 2013]], Premier claims that project is still on, but they are waiting until after Nas releases his ''Life Is Good'' follow-up, which will complete his contract with Def Jam. That album, ultimately titled ''Nasir'', wasn't released until June 2018.



* [=LaToya=] Jackson's ''Startin' Over'' began its production on November 2001, has had some singles released, but has no date for hitting shelves yet.


* TearsForFears announced they were working on a new album in 2013 and after numerous delays and rerecordings, stated it was complete, titled "The Tipping Point" and would come out on Warner Bros in 2017...shortly after which they resigned with Universal Records who got the rights to release the new album, but insisted the group release a new Greatest Hits collection featuring two of the new songs as a way to drum up publicity for it. "The Tipping Point" is still unreleased as of late 2018, and when it will come out is anyone's guess, the group was planning a tour to tie in with it, but postponed this until 2019 due to Orzabal being unwell.

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* TearsForFears Music/TearsForFears announced they were working on a new album in 2013 and after numerous delays and rerecordings, stated it was complete, titled "The Tipping Point" and would come out on Warner Bros in 2017...shortly after which they resigned with Universal Records who got the rights to release the new album, but insisted the group release a new Greatest Hits collection featuring two of the new songs as a way to drum up publicity for it. "The Tipping Point" is still unreleased as of late 2018, and when it will come out is anyone's guess, the group was planning a tour to tie in with it, but postponed this until 2019 due to Orzabal being unwell.


* Sky Ferreira had been signed to Capitol Records since 2008, and hadn't released an album until 2013. Keep in mind that her debut set had been delayed at least three times; its original release date was January 2011, with additional planned releases in 2012 and 2013 that proved to be nonstarters. While she ''had'' released two [=EPs=] and a couple of singles over the five year period, nothing she had put out prior to the release of her debut album had made much of an impact, and she basically coasted on blog hype and random modeling gigs to keep her name out there.

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* Sky Ferreira Music/SkyFerreira had been signed to Capitol Records since 2008, and hadn't released an album until 2013. Keep in mind that her debut set had been delayed at least three times; its original release date was January 2011, with additional planned releases in 2012 and 2013 that proved to be nonstarters. While she ''had'' released two [=EPs=] and a couple of singles over the five year period, nothing she had put out prior to the release of her debut album had made much of an impact, and she basically coasted on blog hype and random modeling gigs to keep her name out there.there.
** It's happened again- her sophomore album ''Masochism'' has been repeatedly teased and delayed since at least 2016 without any sign of an imminent release.

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* TearsForFears announced they were working on a new album in 2013 and after numerous delays and rerecordings, stated it was complete, titled "The Tipping Point" and would come out on Warner Bros in 2017...shortly after which they resigned with Universal Records who got the rights to release the new album, but insisted the group release a new Greatest Hits collection featuring two of the new songs as a way to drum up publicity for it. "The Tipping Point" is still unreleased as of late 2018, and when it will come out is anyone's guess, the group was planning a tour to tie in with it, but postponed this until 2019 due to Orzabal being unwell.
** The above had the knockon effect of delaying The Seeds Of Love Deluxe Edition (which is complete) was planned as a 25 year anniversary edition to being a 30 year anniversary edition instead (if it even comes out at all). Appropriately, the original release of The Seeds Of Love was originally announced in 1986 though due to the group deciding to completely change their production style, took until 1989 to come out.
* ThomasDolby stated on his forum in 2009 that he was working on deluxe editions of his third and fourth albums "Aliens Ate My Buick" and "Astronauts And Heretics" for release a few months after the deluxe editions of "The Golden Age Of Wireless" and "The Flat Earth" earlier that year, but they ultimately never did. He has stated since that due to record label mergers, it has been much harder to access the original tapes, although has also said that there isn't much unreleased material from this period as there was for the other albums.


* Josh Thompson's second album, ''Change'', was to have been issued in 2011 on Creator/ColumbiaRecords. However, he was quickly dropped due to the lead single underperforming. He then moved to Show Dog-Universal Music to release one more album. When that one failed too, he stopped recording, but an independent label got the rights to ''Change'' and issued it in 2017.

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* Josh Thompson's second album, ''Change'', was to have been issued in 2011 on Creator/ColumbiaRecords. Creator/RCARecords. However, he was quickly dropped due to the lead a combination of label leadership changes and single underperforming. He then moved to underperformance. After doing one more album on Show Dog-Universal Music to release one more album. When that one failed too, Music, he stopped recording, but an independent label finally got the rights to ''Change'' back and issued it independently in 2017.

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* Josh Thompson's second album, ''Change'', was to have been issued in 2011 on Creator/ColumbiaRecords. However, he was quickly dropped due to the lead single underperforming. He then moved to Show Dog-Universal Music to release one more album. When that one failed too, he stopped recording, but an independent label got the rights to ''Change'' and issued it in 2017.


** However, in December 2013, it appeared she may be reentering the music industry ([[GenreShift albeit for making Electronic Dance Music instead of the pop sound she's done in the past]].

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** However, in December 2013, it appeared she may be reentering the music industry ([[GenreShift albeit for making Electronic Dance Music instead of the pop sound she's done in the past]].past]]).


* [=LeAnn=] Rimes' cover album ''Lady & Gentlemen''. First announced in 2009; first single (a cover of John Anderson's "Swingin'") stalled at the bottom of the charts. The announced release date came and went. [=LeAnn=] tweeted that the album would see release later in 2010 with a bonus re-recording of her debut single "Blue". A non-cover single ("Crazy Women") dropped in 2011 but fell out of the 40 in the blink of an eye. Finally in mid-2011, ''another'' new single ("Give", also not a cover) cracked the charts and the album was finally released in 2011. Likely, the label thought Rimes' relationship and later marriage to the already-married Eddie Cibrian which made them ''US Weekly'' regulars would poison any attempt to release the record, as many of her existing fans and collaborators bailed from her out of disgust with her behavior.

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* [=LeAnn=] Rimes' Music/LeAnnRimes's cover album ''Lady & Gentlemen''. First announced in 2009; first single (a cover of John Anderson's "Swingin'") stalled at the bottom of the charts. The announced release date came and went. [=LeAnn=] tweeted that the album would see release later in 2010 with a bonus re-recording of her debut single "Blue". A non-cover single ("Crazy Women") dropped in 2011 but fell out of the 40 in the blink of an eye. Finally in mid-2011, ''another'' new single ("Give", also not a cover) cracked the charts and the album was finally released in 2011. Likely, the label thought Rimes' relationship and later marriage to the already-married Eddie Cibrian which made them ''US Weekly'' regulars would poison any attempt to release the record, as many of her existing fans and collaborators bailed from her out of disgust with her behavior.

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* A rough timeline of Music/TrebleCharger: formed in 1992, put out five studio albums at a rough rate of one every two or three years, went on "hiatus" in 2004, officially broke up in 2006, reunited with half its members in 2012 to play a handful of festival shows, went back into the studio to record in 2014, and claim that the new album will be done in fall of 2018. At this point fans aren't really holding their breath any more.


* Montgomery Gentry had this happen at the end of their tenure with Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the late 2000s. They were supposed to do an album called ''Freedom'', whose lead-off single was "Oughta Be More Songs About That". After the single failed, the label decided instead to release an EP, whose lead single was "While You're Still Young". But after ''that'' failed, the EP was shelved and they left the label.

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* Montgomery Gentry Music/MontgomeryGentry had this happen at the end of their tenure with Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the late 2000s. They were supposed to do an album called ''Freedom'', whose lead-off single was "Oughta Be More Songs About That". After the single failed, the label decided instead to release an EP, whose lead single was "While You're Still Young". But after ''that'' failed, the EP was shelved and they left the label.


* Leslie Carter (Nick and Aaron's sister) released her first single, "Like, Wow," in 2000, with the album slated to release later that year. The single even appeared on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' soundtrack. Unfortunately, Creator/DreamWorksRecords folded shortly after and the complete album never saw a proper release.

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* Leslie Carter (Nick and Aaron's sister) released her first single, "Like, Wow," in 2000, with the its parent album of the same name slated to release later that year. The single even appeared on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' soundtrack. Unfortunately, Creator/DreamWorksRecords folded shortly after and the complete album never saw a proper release. Not helping matters was Carter saying that she never wanted to record an album and her mother forced her to, as well as her later untimely death from a drug overdose in 2012.

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* Anderson, Wakeman, and Rabin, the group reuniting three former {{Music/Yes}} members, first formed in 2010, but did not have a public performance until six years later. New material has been worked on since then with an album (or, depending on what you hear, an EP) sometimes being teased, although nothing's been confirmed as of 2018.


* Anthony Rapp released a single solo album, ''Look Around'', in 2000. After that, he claimed he was giving up solo work in favor of promoting his alternative/indie rock band Albinokid, and has promised they'll release an album since 2005. Several track listings have appeared on his MySpace, and he's mentioned songs he plans to include at the band's live performances, but the album hasn't appeared four years later. In fact, from lack of information on the band, it seems that they broke up.

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* Anthony Rapp released a single solo album, ''Look Around'', in 2000. After that, he claimed he was giving up solo work in favor of promoting his alternative/indie rock band Albinokid, and has promised they'll release an album since 2005. Several track listings have appeared on his MySpace, Website/MySpace, and he's mentioned songs he plans to include at the band's live performances, but the album hasn't appeared four years later. In fact, from lack of information on the band, it seems that they broke up.

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* Deryl Dodd had this happen twice. His second album ''Deryl Dodd'' was delayed when its original lead single "Time on My Hands" failed to light up the charts, and that song ultimately did not make the album's track list. Then his third album, ''Pearl Snaps'', was delayed for nearly three years... because he had contracted viral encephalitis, which resulted in him having to relearn how to sing and play guitar.

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