A sophomore audio offering, a comebacker’s CD, plus someone’s 26th album. What do they have in common? They’re all coming out this year—and we can’t wait to plug in our earphones and give them a listen.
Beyonce’s untitled album so far
She might have been busy with motherhood, but Beyonce was thankfully busy hitting the studio, too. And the guys she has reportedly been collaborating with are very nod-inducing: Kanye West, Ryan Tedder, The-Dream and Ne-Yo. Can’t wait to hear (and see, since she does come up with fantastic videos) B’s new stuff, because she never fails to deliver.
Cher’s 26th album
Cher’s still at it, and it’s truly exciting to hear what someone like her, who hasn’t released an album in a decade, has to share this time. Pretty good, actually, to go by the first single “Woman’s World.” Her collaboration with Lady Gaga is something to watch out for, too.
‘Artpop’ by Lady Gaga
News is that Mother Monster’s latest album, which is reportedly going to be released as an app, has a “Telephone” sequel, plus games, films for every song, and even chat options. Wetting your pants yet?
‘Third Strike’ by The Wanted
For the anti-One Direction, there is always The Wanted, the manband—as opposed to boyband—and their bad-boy brand of music. Word is that the album, which will drop in March, features collaborations with people like LMFAO, Rita Ora and Chris Brown.
Lea Michele’s first mainstream album
For this album, there will be no “Glee” stuff or even showtunes, just some radio-friendly songs (and chart-toppers, too, we hope), thanks to musicians she’s working with, like singer-songwriter Sia.
The new one from Miley Cyrus
With her new punky ‘do and the unexpected people she’s worked with on her new album (such as Pharrell Williams), it looks like we’re in for a surprise: No trace of Hannah Montana, definitely.
Believe it or not, the original members of the Sugababes are together again. They may no longer be called the Sugababes, but that doesn’t matter at all. Considering how amazing the songs from their debut album are, we can’t wait for the new material.
The latest from Mariah Carey
The carrier single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” didn’t really “get” everyone, but we’re still hopeful and excited about her 14th (yes, 14th) album, rumored to be dropping this March.
‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ by Azealia Banks
Scheduled for release this February, the follow-up to this exciting rapper/singer’s mixtape “Fantasea” is much-anticipated. She’s no Nicki Minaj—and that’s why we love her.
‘Girl Who Got Away’ by Dido
Yes, as in that Dido who gave us hits like “Here With Me” and “Thank You.” The English singer is back with a new album scheduled for release this March, and based on leaked tracks such as “Let Us Move On,” which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, it’s safe to say Dido hasn’t lost her touch.
‘Matangi’ by M.I.A.
We’re talking about M.I.A. here, who’s such an original when it comes to both music and fashion, so the fact that someone like her has new stuff to share with the world should make us all grateful and line up for that new CD.
‘Street King Immortal’ by 50 Cent
The year 2013 is looking like a year of comebacks. Another one who’s back in the scene is Fiddy, whose fifth album will hit the stores this February 26. The carrier single “My Life,” which features biggies Adam Levine and Eminem, assures us that this one’s worth the long wait.
Demi Lovato’s fourth album
More people are being reintroduced to this charming singer after she became a judge on “The X Factor.” And with her dislike for dubstep and desire to “bring the sound of real music back,” we sure can’t wait to hear what she’s prepared for us this time. Mark Sablan, Contributor