The temperature is rising, the days are longer and clothes are coming off. Summer is here and so music listeners are awaiting the summer bangers for the soundtrack to their lives for the warmer months.

One long-awaited album is finally hitting shelves next month. Ciara's self-titled sixth studio LP will drop on July 9.

The songstress has been releasing a lot of heat lately. From her single 'Body Party' to 'I'm Out' featuring Nicki Minaj, she's delivering some high-energy, dance floor-ready track similarly felt to when she broke on the scene with 'Goodies' in 2004.

Other expected releases come from Juicy J, Chris Brown and a compilation album from the Young Money crew.

Take a look at the full list of July 2013 album releases below:

July 2
Juicy J, 'Stay Trippy'

July 4
Jay-Z, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

July 9
Ciara, 'Ciara'
Freddie Gibbs, 'ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally)'

July 16
Ace Hood, 'Trials & Tribulations'
Chris Brown, 'X'
Pusha T, ‘My Name Is My Name’

July 23
YMCMB, 'Rich Gang'
Mariah Carey, ‘The Art of Letting Go’

July 30
Ashanti, 'Braveheart'
Tech N9ne, 'Something Else'
Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines'

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