2021 has us perched at the edge of our metaphorical seats for albums from some of the greatest artists of our time. In this article, we’ll be looking at the 40 most anticipated albums of 2021. For a list of 2020’s best albums, check out this post by Rolling Stone.
- Certified Lover Boy by Drake – Drake has not released an album since 2018’s Scorpion. Although he released a mixtape in 2020, Dark Lane Demo Tapes, fans of one of the most popular artists at the moment are eagerly waiting for this new drop. It was scheduled to be released in January; however, due to unknown reasons, the release has been pushed back.
- Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish – Billie Eilish continues to break records. The 19-year-old singer is set to release her second studio album on the 30th of July, 2021.
- Little Oblivions by Julien Baker – Julien Baker is an alternative folk singer who decided to branch out on her third studio album, Little Oblivions. Released in January 2021, this was a highly anticipated album because it showed her exploration of the rock genre.
- Utopia by Travis Scott – Travis Scott is an American rapper with a large and passionate following. He is set to release this album in 2021.
- T.B.A by Rihanna – Fans of Rihanna have been eagerly awaiting an album by Rihanna since 2016’s ANTI. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.
- T.B.A by Sza – Sza is currently setting the charts ablaze with Good Days. She has mentioned working and completing an album; however, fans hope it will be released in 2021.
- SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo – This 18-year-old Disney star broke into the limelight with her breakout single, Drivers License, which broke a lot of records. Her debut album SOUR is set to be released in May 2021.
- Van Weezer by Weezer – The fifteenth studio album of everyone’s favorite indie rock band is set to be released in May 2021.
- Medicine at Midnight by Foo Fighters – The rock band released their tenth studio album in February 2021. It was very highly anticipated.
- The Bitter Truth by Evanescence – The Bitter Truth is Evanescence’s fifth studio album. This highly anticipated rock album was released in March 2021.
- TBA by Bleachers – Jack Antonoff, who is a member of the band Fun and a frequent collaborator with Taylor Swift, may release an album this year. He has also teased the appearance of Bruce Springsteen on his album. Till then, we’ll keep rocking to Don’t Take The Money.
- The Shadow I Remember by Cloud Nothings – Cloud Nothings is a rock band who released their album in February 2021. It was a highly anticipated rock album.
- TBA by Frank Ocean – Frank Ocean’s album is highly anticipated; however, there have been no announcements or new releases since 2020. Fans are hoping he will release an album sometime in 2021.
- TBA by Japanese Breakfast – Japanese Breakfast is the stage name of Michelle Zauner. After her last album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet which was released in 2017, Zauner is set to release another album sometime in 2021.
- TBA by Kendrick Lamar – Kendrick Lamar became a Pulitzer-winning artist after the release of DAMN. Fans eagerly await a new album from Lamar in 2021.
- TBA by Lorde – Lorde and Jack Antonoff seem to be working on new material; however, we do not know when it will drop. Fans are hopeful it will be in 2021. This album will be the follow-up to her sophomore album, Melodrama.
- TBA by Noname – Noname has captivated listeners since she came out with Telefone. The soothing vibe of Diddy Bop is just too captivating to ignore. Fans are hoping she will release a new album in 2021 as a follow-up to 2018’s Room 25.
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