2017 is going to be a big year for music! Wonderwall.com is sharing 17 albums you can expect this year… starting with Drake, who will soon release "More Life." The album is said to feature music from the rapper as well as artists associated with his OVO Sound record label. He's calling it a "playlisting project." Three songs — "Fake Love," "Sneakin'" and "Two Birds, One Stone" — have already debuted. Keep reading to see the other albums you should expect this year!
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Kelly Clarkson is planning to release a "soulful urban pop" album. She told People magazine in November 2016, "We are hoping the single will be in April, and then the album in June." She added, "It's my favorite thing I've ever done. It's the first time I got to pick my label, because I just got out of my ['American] Idol' contract. I've been dying to make this record since 'Idol.'"
Ed Sheeran has already released a couple of songs from his upcoming album "÷" (Divide). If "Shape of You" and "Castle On the Hill" are any indication of the songs to come, we can't wait to hear the rest of it! Ed's new album is set for release on March 3.
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Christina Aguilera is reportedly planning to release an album titled "Blonde" in 2017. She told Ryan Seacrest about her new music, "The whole record is dedicated to my fighters, my fans out there. The whole message that I always have been about is to give the message of hope for everybody out there who needs that message of hope and love."
Fergie is releasing a new album titled "Double Dutchess." Fergie went on Facebook Live to tell fans that they can expect the album early in the year. "I am so ready for this album to come out, you have no idea," she told her fans. "I've turned it in. It's done and it's coming out the beginning of the year. I'm sorry it's taken so long, to those of you who have been waiting. I just got a kid and a husband and I need sleep and I just really cared about it."
Iggy Azalea is planning to release "Digital Distortion" this year. The album was finished in 2016 but was never released. "My album is finished, but I've been blindsided by a lot of things happening in my personal life recently," Iggy explained to Las Vegas Weekly. "[I] just needed to have some me time to get my life in order and process the changes that are happening in my private life." Iggy also revealed, "I didn't make a collaboration-heavy album this time around. The only collaboration on the album is with rapper YG, who I worked with on my first mixtape."
One-hit wonder no more?! Aaron Carter released the single "Fool's Gold" from his "LøVë" album in April 2016, but his full album is set for release on Valentine's Day 2017. He'll also go on tour during the spring and summer to promote it.
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum are going to "need you now" more than ever! On June 9, they're planning to release their newest album, "Heart Break." They already released a single from the album, "You Look Good."
Fetty Wap will reportedly release his new album, "King Zoo," in late January. He's already dropped the single "Way You Are (King Zoo)." Fetty told XXL mag about how this sophomore album will differ from his debut: "My first album was really for the world to get to know how I was, you know what I'm saying? For this album, I really sat down and tried to make something that people want to listen to a lot. It's going to be hard to turn this album off. They already play me a lot right now, so when I drop this album, it's going to be a lot more. I want to stay relevant and I want to stay Fetty Wap."
Michelle Branch's music was "everywhere" 14 years ago. And this year, she's making a comeback with her new album, "Hopeless Romantic," which is set for release on April 7.
Shania Twain's fifth album is expected to come out this spring. Shania told Entertainment Weekly that it will include "painful and melancholy ballads that evolved into completely upbeat songs" as well as "triumphant" girl-power rockers. She also admitted that she's "so overdue" for an album — and we couldn't agree more!
Ryan Adams' new album, "Prisoner," is set to debut on Feb. 17. He's already released the single "Do You Still Love Me?" — and it was met with rave reviews. Ryan spoke about his new album to The Japan Times in December 2016. "I started writing this record while I was going through a very public divorce, which is a humiliating and just a f—ing horrible thing to go through no matter who you are. To be me and to go through that the way that I did was destructive on a level that I can't explain," he said. "So a lot of extra work went into keeping my chin up and remembering what I did and what I loved about who I was." Ryan and actress Mandy Moore filed for divorce in January 2015 after nearly six years of marriage.
Little Big Town's Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook are releasing a new album titled "The Breaker" on Feb. 24. The album will feature their latest hit, "Better Man," which was written by Taylor Swift.
Lorde is releasing a new album titled "Pure Heroine." In November 2016, she shared the news with her fans on Facebook. "Writing 'Pure Heroine' was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies, and this record — well, this one is about what comes next," she continued. "I want nothing more than to spill my guts RIGHT NOW about the whole thing — I want you to see the album cover, pore over the lyrics (the best I've written in my life), touch the merch, experience the live show. I can hardly stop myself from typing out the name. I just need to keep working a while longer to make it as good as it can be. You'll have to hold on. The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand." Lorde's album is expected to come out in the spring.
Nelly Furtado will release her seventh album, "The Ride," on March 3. The album is said to feature 12 new tracks, including the already released "Pipe Dreams." Nelly spoke to The Fader about her new music. "A lot of [The Ride] touches on [the false hope of dreaming], in terms of sanity versus reality," she said. "The comedown, the hangover after the rush, and how you put the pieces back together, and how you make amends with the realer parts of life."
Big Sean's fourth album, "I Decided," is set for release on Feb. 3. Sean recently performed two singles from the album, "Bounce Back" and "Sunday Morning Jetpack," when he appeared on "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 21.
Charli XCX is releasing her third album in May 2017. "It's going to be so different from the last album. It's going to be the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing I've done. I started working in that way quite naturally, it just happened," she told i-D. She also said that the tracks are heavily inspired by Japanese pop music and teased that the album will sound like "another planet up in the clouds" and "intensely weird and childlike."