11 Albums to Anticipate in 2019
In 2018, the music industry saw more growth than it had in the last 20 years. Some people attribute this to the fact that the titanic music machine finally caught up to technology. As such, more live event tickets are being sold than ever before, and bands are collaborating on new and interesting music at record rates.
It’s hard to know where 2019 will go. Will we see more collabs or will musicians use what they’ve learned from their peers and create more unique music of their own? We can only guess at what the future will hold.
Already, some major artists have hinted that they’ll be dropping albums, and some have been in the studio for a while. Here are some of the artists who may be dropping highly anticipated albums in 2019.
1. Backstreet Boys – DNA
They may not be the biggest names in music at the moment, but the Backstreet Boys can still sell out a stadium. Also, they’ve had the longevity no one thought they’d have back in 1996 when their debut album Backstreet Boys was first released. The band has been consistently releasing albums for over 20 years now, and it’s rumored that they may be releasing two full albums in 2019.
DNA is set to be released in January 2019, and the band will tour in support of the album starting in the spring. However, they’ve also said that they’ve been extremely busy in the studio and may be dropping a second album later in the year.
2. Bruce Springsteen
Rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen has been a quiet force in the music industry since his breakthrough in the early 1970s. From Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973, he’s been steadily releasing albums, touring almost continually, and making music with the E Street Band.
While the deaths of Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons in 2008 and 2011 respectively led to shakeups in the band’s rock-solid lineup, it hasn’t stopped the music. In 2017, Springsteen opened a solo show on Broadway, which led to a Netflix special and a new album of his Broadway recordings which were both released in late 2018. He’s said that he’s been in the studio and that fans should expect new music in 2019 but hasn’t specified a date.
3. Dua Lipa
Although she’s hard at work on her second album, Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album, which was released less than a year and a half ago, is still on regular rotation. Even though her first album only dropped in June 2017, she had several top singles and has been a popular tour headliner since 2016.
There’s been a lot of talk about her upcoming album, but so far there are no concrete details other the fact that she thinks the album will be “quite conceptual.” Many people speculate that the album will feature collaborations with artists like Ariana Grande, based on the fact that the pair posted Instagram photos together in January 2018.