Mark Your Calendars for These New Music Releases in 2016
We still have plenty of major albums set to drop in the last few weeks of 2015, but 2016 is already looking like it’s going to be a monumental year for pop music!
Superstars including David Bowie, Sia, Elton John, Bon Jovi, and Yoko Ono have all confirmed album titles and release dates for next year, as have other big names like Panic! at the Disco, Santigold, and Foxes.
We also have confirmed album titles with TBD arrival dates from some huge —and divisive— names in hip hop: Azealia Banks (Business and Pleasure), Iggy Azalea (Digital Distortion), and Kanye West (SWISH). And in the world of dance music, Major Lazer is preparing their as-of-now unscheduled album Music Is the Weapon.
Also exciting? All of the rumored and “TBA” albums in the works from some of our favorite pop goddesses. Lady Gaga announced back in late 2014 that she had begun working on her fifth studio album, but all we know so far is that she’s been working with big names like RedOne, DJ White Shadow, and the legendary Giorgio Moroder.
In early 2015, Christina Aguilera announced she had started working with Pharrell Williams (her onetime co-judge on The Voice) on an album tentatively set for release in early 2016, but no further details have surfaced since.
Britney Spears has been confirming bits and pieces about B9 via social media for the past few weeks, but for now all we know is that she’s been working with writers Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, as well as with producers including DJ Mustard and Burns.
Katy Perry will also be releasing her follow-up to 2013’s PRISM, according to an unexpected announcement from her manager Steven Jensen back in May, but little is known about it otherwise.
And finally, there’s still that elusive Gwen Stefani comeback album that she’s been confirming and unconfirming, releasing and pushing back, since she unveiled her first comeback single “Baby Don’t Lie” back in October 2014.
Check out the full list of anticipated albums below, and check back for updates!
New Pop Music Releases in 2016:
January 8, 2016
David Bowie, Blackstar
January 15, 2016
Panic! at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor
January 22, 2016
Yoko Ono, Yes, I’m a Witch Too
January 29, 2016
Sia, This Is Acting
February 5, 2016
Elton John, Wonderful Crazy Night
Foxes, All I Need
Bon Jovi, This House Is Not for Sale
Cyndi Lauper, Detour
Goo Goo Dolls, Boxes
Jennifer Nettles, Playing With Fire
Jessy Lanza, Oh No
JMSN, it is.
Kygo, Cloud Nine
Meghan Trainor, Thank You
Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels
Fifth Harmony, 7/27
Laura Mvula, The Dreaming Room
Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Ride
Clare Maguire, Stranger Things Have Happened
Azealia Banks, Business and Pleasure
Iggy Azalea, Digital Distortion
Kanye West, SWISH
Major Lazer, Music Is the Weapon
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