2017: Music releases we are expecting and a few we're hoping for!
2016 has been the year of MUSIC. We had surprise albums from Beyonce and Kendrick. Kanye and Rihanna released their highly anticipated albums after months of stalling and constant changes. Lady Gaga returned back to Pop with her album Joanne and Chance blessed us with Coloring Book. All of this new music brought a bunch of amazing award show performances, festivals and tours. It's been truly exciting.
It seems as if everyone shot their shot at 2016 so what do we have to look forward to in 2017? After doing some research, I found that indeed, a few of our favorite artists will be returning with new music in 2017.
It seems as if Nicki Minaj was on every stage this year but there was no album! There isn't a confirmed release for 2017 but come on. It's been a few years. Nicki, what's good?
A possible Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole album?
We've all heard rumors of this album since the beginning of this year BUT I randomly saw a possible album cover on Twitter and I couldn't help but to get a little excited. There isn't a confirmed release date but I'm 95% sure that if there IS an album, it's probably finished and it's probably coming out in 2017. The music industry is just so unpredictable these days.
I did NOT like Views. There were a couple of gems here and there but honestly, that album was the most overrated album of 2016. Sorry but kind of not sorry.
Anyways, in an effort to get out of his contract at Cash Money, Drake will most likely be dropping another album or mixtape...or both. Stay tuned.
Big Sean's album, I Decided, will be dropping on February 3, 2017. He already has two singles out for the album, Moves and Bounce Back. Make sure you take a listen!
Regardless of whether you still like him or not, it's been reported that Kanye has been in the studio during his hiatus. Could that mean that we'll be receiving a new album from Mr. West? I'll definitely be listening!
Kehlani's next album, SweetSexySavage, will be released on January 27, 2017. She had a rocky start to 2016 and got caught in a little drama but the focus has always been the music. During the summer she released the single, Crzy, and of course it was a big hit. Her perseverance, talent, and beautiful personality definitely caught my attention and I can't wait to hear the full album!
If you don't already know who Sampha is, you might recognize him as the artist singing alongside Solange Knowles on her standout record, Don't Touch My Hair. He is an amazing songwriter and producer and will be releasing his debut album, Process, on February 3, 2017.
There's (surprisingly) many more releases planned for 2017! To stay up to date on all that is happening in the music world, make sure you follow @DaGreenRoom_ on Twitter!