After releasing a truly sensational Christian-rock bop, our girl Avril is set to release her sixth album this coming year. It’s been a long time since her Sk8r Boi days, and the pop star is said to be opening up about her battle with Lyme disease on this new album. Cue all the tears.
2. LANA DEL REY, NORMAN ROCKWELL
Ms. Del Rey is back—thank god—with
Norman Rockwell, dropping this March. The album is being produced by Jack Antonoff, who has worked with T-Swift and Lorde, so we know it’s gonna be good.
3. CARLY RAE JEPSEN, TBD
The angel who brought us the everlasting “
Call Me Maybe” is rumored to be releasing an album sometime in 2019. We can probably assume more jams like her most recent hit, “ Party for One,” will be on it. We stan.
4. THE WEEKND, CHAPTER 6
In 2017, the singer dropped a six-song extended play titled
My Dear Melancholy that delved deep into his relationship with Selena Gomez (still upset over this, TBH.) Hopefully Chapter 6 will give us deets into his and Bella’s love life. #Swoon.
5. RIHANNA, TBD
Your girl is busy. RiRi has spent the past year expanding her empire with Fenty Beauty and her inclusive lingerie line, Savage X Fenty. Thankfully, the Queen has also been hard at work on her latest album since 2016’s “
There are rumors that Rihanna may actually be releasing two albums (*fingers crossed*), but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
6. BACKSTREET BOYS, DNA
Nick Carter + gang are back to make all of our childhood dreams come true. Their album drops January 25, and they’re world tour kicks off in May. We’ve never been more prepared for anything in our entire lives.
7. DUA LIPA, TBD
The pop star will be releasing her second album sometime in 2019, hopefully bringing us more
'New Rules' because, honestly, there's no one we trust for relationship advice more than this woman. Lipa says she’s been listening to Prince and Outkast to get inspiration for her new album, so we can def expect some throwback vibes. (Here for it.)
8. ARIANA GRANDE, THANK U, NEXT
You knew this was coming. Ari has had *QUITE* the year. From the release of
Sweetener to her impressive bounce-back from all that Pete Davidson drama with the highly anticipated, star-studded ' thank u, next' music video, the girl is killin’ it. Ari initially told fans that her new album would be released before the end of 2018, but it seems that the insane hype over the title track has pushed back the release date. I guess good things come to those who wait (sigh.)