With the 2010s drawing to a close, it's important to look at the decade that was, but also, have a look at what's to come. Here's 10 things that we think will happen over the next 10 years and why, with some more likely to happen than others...
Harry Styles Sells More Records Than One Direction Did Throughout Their Career
One Direction have been one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 50 million records to date. So it might be a controversial statement, but we're tipping that by the end of next decade, Harry Styles will have been more successful than One Direction ever were. Why? He's already proven his live chops, plus he's receiving praise from all types of music lovers. Harry Styles has the ability to be one of the most successful musicians of all time, and we're tipping that he'll overtake One Direction in both critical and commercial acclaim in the next 10 years.
Billie Eilish Pivots To Being In A Punk Band With Her Brother
While Billie Eilish might be a popstar, there's no doubting that she borrows aspects of the punk aesthetic. It's not too far-fetched to see a future where Billie, after continuing to drop pop hits, decides to pivot to start a punk band with her brother. After all, who wouldn't want to see Billie shredding on guitar?
Kendrick Lamar Solidifies Himself As The Greatest Rapper Of All Time
Kendrick Lamar is one of the best rappers of all time, but there's still some that dispute that fact. However, it's been a few years since Kendrick released his last studio album, DAMN. (all the way back in 2017), and it's looking more and more likely that Kendrick won't release something until 2020. Given how great all of his albums have been so far, we're tipping that the next decade will feature at least a couple more classics from K.Dot, solidifying him as the G.O.A.T.
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Team Up For A Collaborative Album
While Cardi B and Nicki Minaj might have had beef in the past, there's no doubt there's mutual respect between the two rappers now. This is more a dream than a prediction, but imagine how good it would sound if they both worked together? If they were to release a collaborative album, it'd no doubt be a contender of Album Of The Year, no matter what year in the next decade it was released in. We're happy to get a petition going, if that's what it takes to make this happen.
A Popstar Will Write An Album Exclusively For TikTok
TikTok is where a lot of people are discovering musicians - after all, Lil Nas X blew up after Old Town Road was used in countless videos on the app. So, the natural next step is for a musician to record an album that's only released on the app. Not only would it be a hell of a story, but it would also mean that people want to use it in their videos, so they can actually listen to the music. It's a win-win, for any artists brave enough to give it a go.
Flume Retires From Music To Become A Meme Page Admin
This one doesn't even seem like a prediction, more a formality. Flume loves to shitpost online, and his huge fanbase loves it. Within the next few years, Flume might get sick of being one of the world's best electronic musicians, and instead decide to start his own meme page to take over social media. We know we'd be making sure to keep an eye out for every one of his posts - is there a funnier musician in Australia than Flume?
Taylor Swift Re-Records Her Discography And It's Even Better Than The Originals
Not many artists have reason to re-record their old material, but unfortunately, that's the situation Taylor Swift currently finds herself in. On the plus side, however, she's got a chance to right the wrongs, as well as change anything she might not have liked. Imagine how good Red will sound now she's had more time to think of any changes she wants to make? It's essentially a version two of her discography, and it's bound to sound even better than the first time around.
Odd Future Reunite To Headline Coachella
Odd Future laid the path for hip hop collectives to spring up, and the success of groups like BROCKHAMPTON can be traced to how influential Odd Future were. Members of the group like Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt have all gone on to be huge musicians in their own right, but there's always a part of us that would love the group to perform together again. Coachella seems like a perfect festival to make their grand return, even if it's for a one-off show. Someone, please make it happen.
Kanye West Releases Watch The Throne II Alongside God Himself
While Jay-Z and Kanye had some serious chemistry, given his recent album Jesus Is King, there might be a different collaboration on the way. Fans have wanted Watch The Throne II for a while now, so who better for Kanye to team up with than God? We're not sure how talented God would be as a rapper, but given he's probably good at everything else, he'd at least give it a good crack. Jay-Z who?
Hologram Performers Become A Standard And Accepted Way To Tour
We've seen hologram performers in the past, for example, Tupac at Coachella a few years ago, but it hasn't really taken off. Well, with technology advancing, next decade might be the one where hologram performers become standardised. Think of how cool it would be to see The Beatles in action, as they were all those years ago, or for bands to play with a former member who has passed away? Hologram performers provide all sorts of exciting opportunities for live shows, and it's up to the industry to work out how to best utilise them.