We celebrate good music every day and the recently concluded 60th Annual Grammy Awards proved it yet again. With Bruno Mars sweeping six of the gongs, this year you can expect more of the likes of him, Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, Lady Gaga and more to take over and enthral you.
We have merely spent a month into 2018 and there are precisely eleven more months of massive music coming your way. From R&B to Pop, Indie to Jazz, our favourite singers and songwriters are collaborating with global and local talents and working their lyrics and music to give us a song for each occasion.
Here is a list of the hit music albums to watch out for in 2018:
The debut album of Cuban – American singer Camila Cabello was earlier titled “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.” The Fifth Harmony alum actually began working on this album last January. Camila, the album, is already riding high on the success of the single, Havana. Though a pop album, Camila also features elements of Latin music and R&B. The second single of the album titled “Never Be the Same” has also met positive reviews from music stalwarts. Cabello’s album has released on January 12th.
Mania is the seventh studio album by the famed Fall Out Boy. Though originally scheduled to release in September last year, Mania was delayed and rescheduled to be released in January of 2018. The band took to social media in November last year to announce the completion of the album and also published the track list with fans. In order to promote the album, Fall Out Boy started their Mania tour in October last year.
The lead single of the album “Young and Menace” was released in April last year. The track definitely had influences from the EDM genre. Following “Young and Menace” the American rock band also published their second single “Champion” followed by “The Last of the Real Ones” and “ Hold Me Tight or Don’t”.
3. Man of the Woods
Whenever Justin Timberlake decides to release a track, he does so in his inimitable style that screams him. “Filthy” from the NSYNC alum’s fifth studio was no different. “Filthy” was followed by “Supplies”, “Say Something” and the title track of the album, which is named after Timberlake’s son, Silas, meaning “Man of the Forest”. Timberlake has also announced that he would go on a “Man of the Woods” tour in March this year. Man of the Woods contains R&B influences along with amounts of country and funk thrown in.
2017 saw the rise and rise of “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (on which he collaborated with Selena Gomez) and “See You Again” (a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, which was featured on the OST of Fast and Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker) hit maker Charlie Puth. Puth’s second studio album, after “Nine Track Mind” which was released in January last year, is “Voicenotes”. Having given us “Attention” and “How Long” in 2017, we would be eagerly waiting for May 11th this year to hear more from him.
5. Music is the Weapon
Music is the Weapon is Major Lazer’s fourth studio album. Though the release date is ambiguous right now, there is every reason to believe that the “Lean on” hit maker trio is indeed coming up with an album this year. You can expect Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire to collaborate with the likes of The Weeknd and Travis Scott. The album will also feature their erstwhile hits like “Cold Water”, “Run Up”, “Know No Better” and more.
The trio have also been working with Selah Sue, a Belgian singer and have, in not many words, said that she could be featured on their next album. The same has been confirmed by Sue. Well, that’s something to look forward to then.
With so many singers and songwriters coming together and collaborating on an artistic front to give us good music, 2018 really seems like the year that has been in the making for music lovers. If Fonsi and “Despacito” showed us last year that music is a universal language, we can expect more such artists finally bringing the world together.