Just a few of the upcoming events and album drops we are looking forward to in the new year.
New year, new music.
As the start of 2018 inches closer, there's plenty of pop culture goodies to look forward to. Here, we are getting excited for nine big music moments to come in the new year. Read on for our faves and hit the comments to let us know what you're most excited to hear!
JT will headline the biggest concert of the year (you know, the one with a football game on the side) on Feb. 4 -- the Super Bowl! No word yet on whether fans can expect an *NSYNC reunion or a Janet Jackson cameo, but we wouldn't be surprised if JT timed a new album drop alongside the show.
After welcoming twins Sir and Rumi earlier this year, Bey will make her triumphant return to the stage at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, in April, a full two years after the release of Lemonade. The show comes one year after Bey was first scheduled to perform at the fest, though the set was delayed due to her pregnancy. Could Bey be prepping a new album in the meantime? Never say never! Either way, fans are excited to see an epic show from Queen Bey. As for the rest of the Coachella lineup, fans will have to wait to find out the other two headliners in the new year.
Kelly Clarkson joins Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys as a coach on season 14 of NBC's hit singing competition. Production is already underway, and Clarkson seems poised to deliver her signature #NoFilter commentary and plenty of zingers directed at pal Shelton.
If you're thinking it's too soon to bring back the storied franchise... you're not alone. However, with the ABC reboot comes three brand new judges -- Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan -- and their chemistry is something to watch for. Idol returns to the airwaves on Sunday, March 11.
The Fifth Harmony gradute will release her debut self-titled solo effort on Jan. 12.
Fall Out Boy:
M A N I A, the group's first full-length since 2015's American Beauty/American Psycho, will be released on Jan. 19.
An official release date has yet to be announced, but Urban has been hard at work on his Ripcord follow-up since early 2017. In November, he unveiled a new song with a heartfelt and timely message: "Female."
The superstar's long-awaited Spanish-language album, a collaboration with ex-husband Marc Anthony, hasn't been slated for an official release, but with a second single recently revealed, we have a feeling the full-length will be coming soon.
Wishful thinking! Hunt had arguably one of the biggest crossover hits of 2017 with "Body Like a Back Road" -- even with no formal plans for a full album behind it. Though he recently announced a brief hiatus from music to support wife Hannah's charitable endeavors, we're keeping our fingers crossed for his sophomore album in 2018.