Music: Anticipated Albums of 2019





As a new year begins, its time to sit and salivate over the upcoming musical releases that we have in store. Here are just a few of the big releases we’re expecting in 2019.


Grace Jones


The musical icon has been hard at work with Ivor Guest on her first fresh album since 2008’s Hurricane. Guest noted the album was influenced by tribal African sounds.

Banananama


After a hugely successful tour as a three piece, Bananarama is just down to Sara and Keren who will release their new album as a duo in 2018. Their last studio album Viva was packed with great dancefloor anthems – so we’re hoping for more of the same.


Emma Bunton


The Spice Girl has signed a solo record deal with BMG and has a new album coming in 2019. Specifics about the album are scarce but if the singer gives us a breezy blend of sixties pop then we’ll be happy. 

The Spice Girls


Pure speculation here, but rumours of new materials from a four piece Spice Girls have been floating around since the announcement of their tour. A Q4 release would work well – and show if there is a market from new music from a Spice Girls 2.0 (Hint – there is!)


Marina


No more Diamonds, Marina has been working on her new studio album for 2018. After her collaboration with Clean Bandit – we’re hungry for more Marina.



Måns Zelmerlöw

Our favourite Eurovision daddy is returning with a new album, 3 years after his last studio album Chameleon. We’re ready!

Sam Hunt 


The country heartthrob hasn’t released a follow-up to his debut Montevallo and his 2018 single Downtown’s Dead stalled at 14 in the country charts. Momentum may have stalled for the singer who will hopefully get things back on track for a 2019 LP. 



Reba McEntire


Reba’s last original LP Love Somebody provided slick contemporary country-pop, but for her latest the singer has apparently adopted a more traditionally country sound. She’s teamed up with producer Buddy Cannon for the project.

Lana Del Rey


“Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice Bitch” preceded Lana’s upcoming album Norman Fucking Rockwell which is rumoured for release in March 2019.

Carly Rae Jepsen


EMOTION was pure pop perfection and we’re hoping that Carly Rae Jepsen can recapture some of that magic for her latest album. The LPs first release Party for One showcased glittering synthpop fun and we’re hungry for more.

Madonna


The pop icon has teased Portuguese fado music as the inspiration behind her upcoming 2019 album – potentially titled Magic

George Michael


George Michael teased his dance album back in 2011 in which he teased collaborations with numerous young gay artists, this was of course before his death in 2016. Rumours of the release of these tracks have been swirling since this.

Samantha Fox

The Foxy one has spoken about two albums – a rock covers album and an eighties pop inspired piece. We know which we’d rather have (80s pop – if not both!) but a new release from Our Sam will always get us excited. 

Janet Jackson


The singer’s latest single Made for Now teased a Latin dance sound which we could very much get behind for her latest studio album due in 2019.

Cher


After the success of her first ABBA covers album Dancing Queen, the singer will work on a follow-up this year – and embark on a UK/European tour. We’re hoping for some less obvious choices like Angel Eyes and Kisses of Fire please.

Louise


Eternal 2Faced British pop favourite Louise has spoken about her new music due for release this year and we cannot wait. 

Claire Richards


The Steps star delayed her album from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 to avoid the Christmas rush. The first singles released from the album On My Own and End Before We Start, will happily fill the void before a new Steps album in 2019.

Lady Gaga


With LG6 and Cheek to Cheek II due for release in 2019 – we’re ready for both boundary pushing, transgressive PopGa and Tony Bennett schmoozing SwingGa. 

Chic


The second part (and closing chapter?) of the Nile Rodgers’ fronted disco group’s discography is due for an early 2019 release. The album is due in May 2019 and called Executive Realness.