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.
19. 21. 25. What's next for Adele? The soulful singer has shared that a new album won't be coming until at least 2021. Allegedly, it was supposed to come out in 2020, but coronavirus restrictions caused the artist to reconsider her release strategy.
- Artist: Adele
- Release Date: Spring 2021
- Genres (Music): Soul, Pop, R&B
Rihanna's upcoming ninth album, referred to as "R9" has no release date yet. When asked why she won't share the album's plans, Rihanna teased to Entertainment Tonight: “I like to antagonize my fans a little bit. Well, they antagonize me, too! So, they get it right back.” So for now, it's To Be Continued...
- Artist: Rihanna
- Release Date: 2021 (Hopefully)
- Genres (Music): R&B
Travis Scott's fourth studio album was first teased on his social media accounts in October of 2020. It will feature vocals from Young Thug, M.I.A., Roddy Rich, and Future. Both singles, "Highest in the Room" and "Franchise", debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
- Artist: Travis Scott
- Release Date: Summer 2021
- Genres (Music): Hip hop
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