What exactly is the life span of an album? Usher's "Confessions" was first released in March of 2004 and his singles still get regular radio play. Justin Timberlake was releasing videos for his debut solo album a year after it had been released. Maroon 5 (not exactly R&B) just released a new single last winter and their album, Songs About Jane, came out in 2002. Is it a marketing strategy? Is it lack of creativity to make another album? Can you think of anymore examples of this?