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The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021

Updated August 28, 2021 874 votes 87 voters 1.2k views25 items

List RulesVote up the upcoming albums you're most excited to drop in 2021.

Here are the most anticipated albums of 2021, ranked by hype. One of the most discussed albums coming out in 2021 is Drake's Certified Lover Boy, dropping in January. Back in October, the artist shared a teaser trailer for the upcoming album, adding to its hype. Kanye West has had quite a year, from winning Top Christian and Gospel awards at the Billboard Music Awards to appearing on the ballot for vice president. All of this leads up to his new album, Donda: With Child, which will hopefully be released sometime in 2021.

Lana Del Rey stunned listeners with her critically acclaimed 2019 album Norman F––ing Rockwell!. In spring 2021, she'll be back with a new LP titled Chemtrails over the Country Club. Both Rihanna and Adele have teased new albums for next year, although neither have revealed the titles of their upcoming releases.

Vote up the new album releases you're most looking forward to in 2021, and look out for surprise drops. 

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    Donda was originally supposed to come out in July of 2020, but it was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. West has already shared the track list for his upcoming 10th studio album, which is named after his late mother. Many of the songs on the new album were originally going to appear on West's last album Jesus Is King.

    • Artist: Kanye West
    • Release Date: August 29, 2021
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop, Gospel, Pop
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    When Drake said he'd be dropping his album in January of 2021, people thought he literally meant when the New Year's ball drops on January 1st. But the artist has clarified that the album would not be coming out on the first of the year, and that he would announce the correct date "when the time comes." He has already shared one single, "Laugh Now Cry Later", which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

    • Artist: Drake
    • Release Date: 2021
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop, R&B
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    One Republic have shared four singles from Human — "Rescue Me", "Wanted", "Didn't I" and "Better Days". According to an interview with People, Ryan Tedder explained that the album will be comprised of "two years worth of songs just scattered on hard drives".

    • Artist: OneRepublic
    • Release Date: March 2021
    • Genres (Music): Pop rock
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    Lana Del Rey hit it out of the park with 2018's Norman F—king Rockwell!, produced by Jack Antonoff. Fans are eagerly awaiting Chemtrails over the Country Club, which has been delayed 16 weeks as of November 3rd, 2020. On Instagram, Del Rey described the new album as "folky, beautiful, and different" from her previous works.

    • Artist: Lana Del Rey
    • Release Date: March 2021
    • Genres (Music): Pop, Alt. pop
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