The year 2012 is almost at an end and what a fabulous year it was! With the many musical hits and surprises that came, it is assumed that the incoming year will also hold successes in the musical arena. And so, with these in mind, I have scoured the entertainment industry and searched for the most anticipated new releases.
Do you think your favourite artists made it to the list? Buckle up because here comes the rundown:
- True North
Under the wing of Epitaph Records, Bad Religion has certainly made it to the list of the most respected names in Punk Rock. One of the main reasons that people are waiting for this one is the rumour that this could be their swan song. Their album is set to be released in January next year.
Fans of R&B and Euro Dance will be delighted to know that Akon will make a comeback in 2013 with his fourth studio album which is expected to hit the record bars in March. This is under the label Konvict Muzik and Universal Republic.
This is another album that many music enthusiasts are looking forward to – especially those who belong to their teenage years. Straight from the group that gave you the singles Who Says and Love You Like A Love Song in 2011, Selena and the Scene are now back in the music scene with their new releases.
- Danger Zone
September next year will be a busy month as Miley Cyrus invades the airwaves with her fourth studio album under Hollywood Records.
- Pink Friday: The Pinkprint
Fresh from her successes this year, Nicki Minaj is scheduled to bring another twist to the music industry with her own brand of rap music, R&B, and hip-hop. This is her third studio album. If you look back in 2010, she gave the world Superbass which had been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Whoever can forget the singles Poker Face, Bad Romance, Telephone, and Born This Way? Yes, Lady Gaga will take the centre stage once again next year with her newest album. The genre remains under Techno, pop music, lounge music, and electronica. Her fans will have to wait until spring to listen to her new releases though.
- Other Anticipated Albums
Other groups and artists are also expected to release their own brands of music. The case is that they have not released their album names yet.
- Pearl Jam: Megawrench Records still has not lost its faith on the capacity of this band to make alternative rock and hard rock fans happy.
- Katy Perry: She is one of the big names in music industry lately thanks to her singles like Hot n Cold, I Kissed a Girl, California Gurls, Teenage Dream, and Firework. As of this year, her fame rose as she got nominated for eight Grammy Awards and was named Woman of the Year by Billboard. Her upcoming album is something to look forward to because she is collaborating with writers Greg Wells and Bonnie McKee, so you can expect extraordinary results.
- Alice in Chains: This is a comeback album since releasing Black Gives Way to Blue in 2009. A band which rose to fame with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, many like them for their approach in grunge and heavy metal music.
So there you have it: some of the new releases that will surely make your sound trip better than before. Watch out for these cool stuffs and when they do hit the airwaves, tell me what you think about them.