This year saw the return of some British legends, including the likes of Lily Allen and Florence + The Machine, and brought some great new female talent to the fore in the form of Ms Banks, Stefflon Don, Jorja Smith, Mabel, and many many more. And if that wasn't enough, next year looks set to be even bigger and better for British women in the music industry. There are so many new releases to look forward to, so here are five albums by British women out in 2019 that I'm seriously excited about.
Not only does next year have more albums in store from British icons, but there's still some room for your new fav to step through. Your favourite album of 2019 could well be on this list, but if not — then this should at least whet your appetite for all the musical goodness to come. Expect heart-wrenchers and bangers, comebacks and absolutely no clangers. With plenty more announcements expected in the coming months, here's the first wave of albums to get you counting down the days till 2019, all before Christmas has even happened. So, clear out those 2018 playlists, and make way for some Great British gold.