We’ve already spent threequarters of the year, and through that time lots of good music have been music. Some of them had been hugely anticipated, like Kanye West’s ‘DONDA,’ DMX’s ‘Exodus,’ Billie Eilish ‘Happier Than Ever,’ J Cole ‘The Off Season,’ Teni ‘Wondaland,’ Joeboy ‘Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic,’ Olamide ‘UY Scuti,’ and many others. But there are still plenty of albums expected to arrive this year and they include big names such as Drake, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga.
Below is a list of the albums that may be dropping this year, all things being equal.
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Lady Gaga – Dawn Of Chromatica
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Imagine Dragons – Mercury: Act 1
Amyl And The Sniffers – Comfort To Me
Kacey Musgraves – Star-Crossed
Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament
Steps – What The Future Holds Pt. 2
The Vaccines – Back In Love City
Daughtry – Dearly Beloved
Don Broco – Amazing Things
Genesis – The Last Domino? The Hits
Lil Nas X – Montero
Ray Blk – Access Denied
The Lathums – How Beautiful Life Can Be
Nao – And Then Life Was Beautiful
Natalie Imbruglia – Firebird
The Specials – Protest Songs 1924-2012
X Ambassadors – The Beautiful Liar
Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett – Love For Sale
Sugababes – One Touch (20th anniversary reissue)
James Arthur – It’ll All Make Sense In The End
Ladyhawke – Time Flies
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
Coldplay – Music of The Spheres
Joy Crookes – Skin
Bullet For My Valentine – Bullet For My Valentine
Duran Duran – Future Past
Ed Sheeran – =
Diana Ross – Thank You
Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time
Little Mix – Between Us
Matt Goss – The Beautiful Unknown
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raise The Roof
Avril Lavigne: Canadian singer-songwriter Lavigne will release her seventh album this year, posting on Instagram that its lead single will be released in the summer.
Lead drummer Travis Barker confirmed on Instagram that the band will release a new album in 2021.
Brockhampton: The band will release what is potentially their final album together “before the end of the year,” according to frontman Kevin Abstract.
Cardi B: Last August Cardi said in a US radio interview that she was plotting her next move after the global smash WAP, but was hesitant to reveal a rollout date until the pandemic is under control. “I have other projects coming out that doesn’t involve music,” she said, “but when it comes to music I think I’m going to put out another single.” That single, Up, was released on February 5.
J Hus: The London rapper says he hopes to release his third album by August, and it will feature a gigantic 26 tracks.
Juice WRLD – The Party Never Ends
Kendrick Lamar: K-Dot in a recent announcement after being relatively quiet since DAMN dropped in 2017, revealed his next album will be his last under boyhood record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He did not reveal when the album will be dropping but, after such a long hiatus, all indications suggest a Kendrick drop is imminent.
Gwen Stefani: Gwen has confirmed her fifth studio album, saying the record is a return to her ska and reggae-influenced roots.
SZA: American singer SZA returned last September with the Neptunes-produced Hit ‘Different’ and ended 2020 with new track ‘Good Days’, which has become her biggest headline single in the UK. Despite some tweeted and deleted posts about the relationship with her record label, a follow-up to 2017’s CTRL might be imminent.
Lizzo: Lizzo recently revealed during an Instagram Q&A that she has nearly completed work on her new album – her second major label record – which is expected at some point this year. Long-time collaborator Ricky Reed and Oak, who worked on her last album Cuz I Love You, are involved again.
We will keep updating the list are more albums are announced, and or titles and dates arealtered.