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The Most Anticipated Albums in 2024

Music fans have a lot to look forward to in 2024. Several high-profile artists are set to release new albums that already have fans excited. From pop sensations like Dua Lipa to rock darlings like Brittany Howard, 2024 is exciting. Chart-topping singers, rappers, and bands have new material in the works that will dominate playlists all year.

A Melodious and Fun 2024

As we enter 2024, music fans will wait with bated breath for masterpieces by their favorite music icons. While waiting for new album releases, you can explore music streaming sites, online radio stations, or YouTube to curate your beloved music list.

From the very first weeks of 2024 all the way to the year’s final days, the music industry promises to offer thrills galore. Let’s explore some of the biggest and most anticipated album releases in 2024.

Green Day, “Saviors” – January 19

Green Day is a beloved punk-rock band comprising Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool. Starting as a juvenile delinquent in 1987, Green Day has evolved into an acclaimed rock sensation.

In 2024, they will be releasing their fourteenth studio album, Saviors. Scheduled for January 19, the album’s buzz intensified with the launch of the lead single, “The American Dream is Killing Me.” They will also tour North American stadiums in the summer to promote the album.

Did you know that back in 2012, they launched an online slot machine game called Green Day? Punters could spin the reels and win exclusive limited editions of their albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre!, and a membership to their fan club, the Idiot Club.

The band’s embrace of casino-style entertainment predated today’s music megastars collaborating with online gambling platforms. For slot enthusiasts, especially those down under, you can click here to discover today’s top online casino offerings. Some sites will feature music themed pokie titles inspired by the likes of Green Day and other artists releasing anticipated albums in 2024.

Brittany Howard, “What Now” – February 2

Soul powerhouse Brittany Howard stunned with her 2019 solo debut Jaime, nabbing the Grammy for Best Rock Song with “Stay High.” The vocalist formerly leading the Alabama Shakes ventures into 2024 with the release of “What Now” on February 2.

Howard’s journey from the Alabama Shakes to solo success adds depth to the excitement surrounding “What Now.” What Now adds more synths and strings to Howard’s already commanding presence.

J. Cole, “The Fall Off” – January 27, 2024

After six huge studio albums, J. Cole will drop a new album titled The Fall Off in January. The once-in-a-generation rap icon has created a legacy as one of our time’s best rappers and record producers.

He boasts a storytelling ability and lyrical mastery resulting in flowing beats you can listen to as you drive to work or chill with your mates. Always dropping hit after another, his new album promises to captivate fans and critics alike. The Fall Off is the final chapter in what’s already a GOAT-worthy legacy.

Usher, “Coming Home” – February 11

After a seven-year hiatus, Usher returns with his ninth album, Coming Home. Adding to the excitement, Usher is set to grace the Super Bowl Halftime Show on the same day as the album’s release. Renowned for his talent and chart-topping hits, Usher’s comeback promises to be a highlight in the R&B world.

Coming Home marks a full circle of personal and artistic homecoming for the storied hitmaker. Having wowed fans in 2023 with hits like “Girlfriend,” Usher may reclaim his rightful R&B throne when Coming Home drops.

Jennifer Lopez, “This Is Me …Now” – February 16

Reigniting her musical journey after a time-out in 2014, Jennifer Lopez, known as J. Lo, unveils “This Is Me …Now” on February 16. A multifaceted artist and actor, Lopez draws inspiration from her relationship with Ben Affleck for this album, a follow-up to “This Is Me … Then.”

The Amazon Prime film with the same name will also accompany the album. Timed just after Valentine’s Day, the album’s tracks include emotive titles like “Dear Ben Pt. II,” “Midnight Trip to Vegas,” “Greatest Love Story Never Told,” and “Can’t Get Enough.” This is surely an album inspired by love.

Bleachers, “Bleachers” – March 8

Indie pop group Bleachers returns with their self-titled fourth album on March 8, marking their presence in the music scene after 11 years. Bleachers is led by Jack Antonoff, known for producing albums with pop’s biggest names like Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. This is a daring move, a confirmation that they have refined their sound. The album contains singles like Alma Mater, I Am Right on Time, Modern Girl, and Me Before You.

Dua Lipa, “DL3” – To Be Announced

Dua Lipa will release her third studio album, DL3, featuring the lead single“Houdini.” Marking a new era, Dua wiped her social media presence clean and dyed her hair brown-red. While staying characteristically vague about the album in interviews, Dua has suggested it will depart from 2020’s disco throwback Future Nostalgia into “something different.” Judging from the trippy first single, “Houdini,” her sonic evolution may take cues from 1970s psychedelic pop and arena rock giants.

The Year of Bold New Sounds

2024 is set to be a thrilling year for music releases across every genre. From rock icons Green Day to R&B legends like Usher and pop sensation Dua Lipa, beloved hitmakers have bold new sounds in the works. These albums may become career-defining artistic triumphs by artists daring to push boundaries. With more albums other than those on this list set to drop, expect nothing other than a melodious and beatsy 2024.

 

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