A new year means new albums, and given how many superstars are gearing up to release music (or haven't released new tunes in a while), it's time to get very, very excited about what the year of music has in store for us. Here are some artists that we're wanting albums from this year, and how likely it is we're going to get one, as well as a couple of confirmed releases.
It's been a few years since Kendrick Lamar released his last studio album, DAMN., and while there have been songs released here and there, we're still waiting for the follow-up. That's not to say he hasn't been busy, however, as he won a Pulitzer Prize, worked on the Black Panther soundtrack and popped up on guest spots whenever he felt like it.
He's been announced for multiple big festivals overseas, and while it's not a solo tour, it does potentially point to new music in the near future. We're hoping King Kenny doesn't keep us waiting for too much longer, as whenever he releases something, it turns heads everywhere.
Halsey has just released You Should Be Sad, the latest single from her upcoming album, Manic, and it's gotten everyone even more excited.
Dropping on January 17th, Halsey's third album is promising to be her most experimental and creative yet, and on the back of her Australian festival performances (as well as a very special Melbourne show to raise money for the bushfire effort), Halsey has got everyone anticipating her next move.
E^st released the first taste of her new album, I'm Doing It, last year, describing Talk Deep as being about having crazy chemistry with someone and not wanting to miss out on a single second of it… who needs sleep anyway?
We're certainly not getting as much sleep as normal, because we're waiting for an album release date. E^st has been building up to releasing her debut album for a while now, and we can't wait to see (and hear) what she's been working on.
When Lady Gaga tweeted "Rumours I'm pregnant? Yeah, I'm pregnant with #LG6", it felt pretty safe to assume that a new album or single was on the way - but that didn't turn out to be the case.
Yes, she's been busy with promoting the A Star Is Born soundtrack, and yes, it's up for several Grammys - but we really want LG6. Hopefully 2020 doesn't let us down, because it's been far too long since Gaga's last album.
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a new album from Tame Impala? Kevin Parker is set to release his fourth album, The Slow Rush, on February 14th, and from what we've heard of the album already, we can't wait.
The four singles from the album so far have illustrated a slightly different side to the upcoming record, and all have us extremely excited for what's to come.
While Rihanna didn't release R9 (her 9th album) in 2019, we're hoping 2020 is going to be different. We're willing to forgive Rihanna for keeping us on the hook for this long, but given her track record, if she releases an album, it's going to be amazing. Let's just hope she gets around to it sometime this year.
GLADES have been playing a new single called Vertigo live, so it's only a matter of time before we hear new music from the band. The Aussie electronic pop trio have gone from strength to strength since releasing their debut album To Love You at the end of 2018, so we're expecting more pop goodness from the band in 2020.
It hasn't been announced yet, but we're pretty confident a new album is coming from Cardi B in 2020. We've already heard a snippet from the album, and she's been busy in the studio.
She told Billboard in November last year that “my album is on my mind 24/7. It’s practically all I’m focusing on”, so some new music should be coming from Cardi hella soon.
Sydney lads DMA's might be Australian live favourites, but it's on record where they truly do their best work. Having already released two huge albums, their third is coming in fast, set to be released in April.
We haven't heard too much from the album, with the band only releasing the one single, Silver, but given the band's stellar record, we're tipping this is set to be yet another cracker.
Gang Of Youths
Nothing official has been announced, so this might be a bit of wishful thinking more than anything, but Gang Of Youths released their last album, Go Farther In Lightness, back in 2017. It's about time for a new album. The band has been busy touring ever since releasing GFIL, but we're hoping they'll find time to hit the studio soon - we need some more tracks to get us emotional.
My Chemical Romance
No reunion is complete without a new album, and in the case of My Chemical Romance, a new album would break the internet. Ever since the band announced their reunion late last year, fans have been wondering whether there's a new album on the way - and while they haven't debuted any new music at their reunion shows, we're hoping that we can wish some new music into existence.
There might have been a lot of pressure initially on Dua Lipa given she's following up her huge debut album, but given what we've heard from the upcoming Future Nostalgia, that pressure has turned to excitement.
Don't Start Now might just be the highlight of her already-impressive discography so far, and the title track from the album showed everyone what the album was about. Dua herself described the album's intention to Metro, saying, "I realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too." If anyone can pull that off, it's Dua.
Panic! At The Disco
Another case of wishful thinking, sure, but a new Panic! At The Disco album never feels too far away. Frontman Brendon Urie has expressed interest in the past in doing a metal album, and last year we saw him debut an as-yet untitled metal song on Twitch - so 2020 might be the year that Panic! goes metal. Time to get ready for the moshpit.