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Here's a look at eight of the most anticipated pop albums coming in 2020.
Selena Gomez - Rare
It’s been five years since Selena Gomez released an album, and fans have been begging for new music from the actress and pop star. She surprised and delighted them in late 2019 with not one, but two singles, and both performed very well as they arrived. First up was "Lose You to Love Me,” which shot straight to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in just its second frame on the chart. She followed that up (one day after the former debuted) with "Look at Her Now,” which also broke into the top 40.
Rare is slated to hit streaming platforms on January 10.
Halsey - Manic
Pop superstar Halsey will drop her new album Manic, which has also already produced a No. 1 smash. “Without Me” serves as the single from the singer’s third full-length, which will likely become her second to rule the Billboard 200.
Manic arrives on January 17.
Kesha - High Road
Kesha closes out January with High Road, her fourth full-length and her first in three years. The set has already produced three singles, but sadly, none of them have reached the Hot 100, at least not yet.
High Road will appear on January 31.
One of the most successful pop stars of all time (and perhaps the dominating pop goddess of the past decade), Katy Perry is expected to release new music in 2020, though it’s not clear whether she’ll hit reset on what she’s been working on or deliver an album full of songs fans have been listening to for months now. In 2019, the singer returned to former glory after stumbling throughout her Witness era with “Never Really Over,” an incredibly catchy pop cut with a chorus that gets stuck in the head, even if it’s tough to sing along to. The song returned her to the top 20 on the Hot 100, but her follow-ups didn’t fare as well.
Throughout the years, the Canadian superstar has landed nine top 40 hits, and while the singer hasn’t revealed the name of what will be his fifth proper album, the first single, “Yummy,” is expected on January 3.
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
The British chart-topper started things off right, ironically, with a song titled “Don’t Start Now,” which made it all the way to the runner-up rung on the U.K. singles ranking. The title track has also been revealed, though it wasn’t pushed as another blockbuster.
The recent Oscar winner set the internet ablaze in 2019 when she tweeted “Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6,” but sadly, no new single or album has arrived in the months since that missive. Hopefully Gaga delivers in 2020.
Lana Del Rey - White Hot Forever
Lana Del Rey has always been a critical favorite, but 2019 saw her release what many have called her best album yet, Norman Fucking Rockwell, which earned the singer-songwriter her first nomination for Album of the Year at the Grammys. That set isn’t even six months old, but the musician is already getting fans pumped for her next release, White Hot Forever, which was announced even before her most recent title was released. As if those two undertakings weren’t going to keep her busy enough, Del Rey is planning on gifting fans with a book of poetry in between the albums.