31 Albums Coming Out in 2015, So You Know What To Save Your Money For This Year
Say goodbye to 2014 and say hello to 2015, that time of new opportunities that puts us one step closer to that illustrious 2016 leap year. While some are tracking the movie releases that 2015 has in store for us, the rest of us (myself included) need to know what songs we're going to have stuck in our heads in the coming months. I mean, "Shake It Off" has been played to death by this point. I need new music. Sadly, Taylor Swift isn't following up to 1989 so quickly, what with the tour she hasn't launched yet and all, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other upcoming albums to look forward to in the new year. In fact, the change from 2014 to 2015 puts us that much closer to some highly anticipated releases.
While I continue to go to sleep at night dreaming that the rumors of a Beyoncé and Jay Z joint album turn out to be true, I can't hang my hopes on just that when it comes to new music. There are artists whose albums already have release dates, artists whose albums are still trying to find the right time, and artists whose albums are confirmed for 2015 without actually having a name or much information released. But whether we'll be waiting a long while or a short while for these albums, the fact still remains that they're worth getting excited about.
Here are 31 albums to get excited about in 2015.
Albums With Confirmed Release Dates
1. Meghan Trainor, Title
Between "All About That Bass" and "Lips Are Moving," Meghan Trainor couldn't make her debut album more anticipated if she tried. Can it be January 13th already?
2. Mikky Ekko, Time
Slated for release on January 16th, Mikky Ekko's debut album will prove to the world that he's more than just that guy who sang "Stay" with Rihanna.
3. Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor
Whether you love them, hate them, or are confused about why I keep saying "them" when you thought Marilyn Manson was just one person, the rock band's ninth album is due to be released on January 16, 2015.
4. Belle and Sebastian, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
If you're into indie music, and think five years is too long to wait for new music, then you're probably beyond excited that Belle and Sebastian's ninth studio album will finally arrive on January 19th.
5. Fall Out Boy, American Beauty/American Psycho
Fall Out Boy made all my dreams come true by returning from their lengthy hiatus with Save Rock and Roll and I can't wait to see what AB/AP has in store for us on January 20th.
6. The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Fans of the Decemberists have been waiting four whole years for a new album from the band, and now their dreams will all come true on January 20th.
7. Lupe Fiasco, Tesuo & Youth
Lupe Fiasco announced the title of his fifth studio album on the 2013 Grammys red carpet and now we finally get to hold it in our hands... on January 20, 2015.
8. Ne-Yo, Non Fiction
Also sneaking in on January 20th is Ne-Yo's sixth studio album Non Fiction. It features collaborations with everyone from Jeezy to Pitbull to T.I.
9. Fifth Harmony, Reflection
Michelle Obama, purse so heavy gettin' Oprah dollars. If you're not lining up to buy this album on January 26th, then you're clearly not a BO$$.
10. Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
Mark Ronson has produced albums for everyone from Amy Winehouse to Adele, but now it's his time to shine with his new funk album coming out on January 27th.
11. Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love
Fans of the Decemberists and Belle and Sebastian can shut up about how long they've had to wait for a new album because Sleater-Kinney's January 20th offering will be their first album in ten years. In their defense, though, they broke up in 2006.
12. Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors
For those who are sick of hearing "Radioactive" and that one song Glee covered with cups in Season 4, Imagine Dragons plans to debut their second album on February 17th.
13. Madonna, Rebel Heart
It might have already leaked on the Internet, but loyal fans of Madonna are willing to wait until her next album comes out on March 10th to listen to it. (Right?)
14. Ludacris, Ludaversal
To me, Ludacris is the rapper that permanently ruined any chance I had at spelling ludicrous correctly. To everyone else, he's the "Stand Up" and "My Chick Bad" rapper who is delivering yet another fabulous album on March 31st.
15. Marina and the Diamonds, Froot
Marina and the Diamonds may have birthed a generation of "Primadonna" girls, but she's about to top herself with her third album coming out on April 3rd. Luckily, she's releasing one song a month from the album leading up to that date, so the wait won't seem quite so unbearable.
Albums With No Release Date
16. 50 Cent, Street King Immortal
Street King Immortal was originally supposed to come out in 2011. In 2011, you guys. According to 50 Cent, the new release date is set for some time in 2015, but can we even trust him anymore?
17. Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
And, if Chris Martin is to be believed, this album will be the last Coldplay album ever. I don't know how I feel about that.
18. Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon III
Man On the Moon III will be a fitting end to the Man On the Moon trilogy started by 2009's The End of Day and continued in 2010's The Legend of Mr. Rager — if it ever gets a release date. Or a proper title.
19. Drake, Views From The Six
Give it to me. Give it to me now. Shut up and take my money.
20. Lana Del Rey, Music to Watch Boys To
According to an interview, Lana Del Rey is already at work on a fourth album that will potentially be called Music To Watch Boys To. If you need more new music than Ultraviolence was able to provide, stay tuned for that.
21. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V
Tha Carter V is playing the world's most intense game of keep away with the fans. Lil Wayne has been talking about this album since 2012, but due to disputes with his record label, it still has yet to get a release date.
22. Adele, 25
Screaming. Crying. Dying. Need it now.
Albums That Don't Even Have a Title
23. Rita Ora
Rita Ora is exploding into the mainstream between her appearance on Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow," her appearance in Fifty Shades of Grey, and her second studio album that she's been working on since 2013.
24. Britney Spears
Britney Spears has been recording music for her yet untitled ninth album, including music with Iggy Azalea that we all need to hear as soon as possible. Please and thank you.
25. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera promised new music to come in 2015 when she announced her return to her judge's chair on The Voice. I'm already hoping the album is called Fire And Fun, but we'll see.
26. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato doesn't slow down over a little thing like having the cutest relationship ever or still somehow being the victim of a lot of online bullying (ugh, people on the Internet). She's already planning to follow up 2013's Demi with her fifth album.
27. Hilary Duff
Remember that time Hilary Duff made the world rejoice by releasing her first single in forever? The album to go with it will be released some time in 2015 and I couldn't be more excited.
28. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated third studio album isn't in my hands yet, but, if I close my eyes and pretend, I can almost hear it already. (Or I could just listen to "i" over and over again while I wait.)
29. Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani's third album is set for release at some point in 2015 and it will be her first solo album in nine years. (Although she did reunite with her band, No Doubt, to release Push and Shove in 2012, so it's not like she's been slacking.)
Rihanna has been teasing us with new music since Fall 2014 and 2015 is when these teasers will blossom into song releases and an actual album title. I hope.
31. Kanye West
Rihanna accidentally spilled the beans about a Kanye West tour happening in 2015, but you can't tour if you haven't released an album since 2013. Kanye's seventh studio album is coming, you guys. I can see it on the horizon. And now we wait.
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