New albums from Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and (maybe) Adele — but in addition big tours, award shows and surprises!
It’s October 1, which means the fourth quarter of 2015 has officially begun! The final 11 weeks of the 365 days includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Oscar-bait movies, the World Series, general elections and, obviously, releases from a few of popular music’s perhaps most obviously A-listers. This year isn’t a different, with must-hear albums being issued within the weeks ahead of the holidays in addition to huge tours, events, award shows and secret projects that will or will not be unveiled. Lest we forget, Beyonce’s fifth studio album was surprise-released within the heart of Q4 2013, and changed that Q4 forever.
et’s celebrate the start of Q4 2015 using a quick listing of 20 upcoming events that pop fans needs to be eagerly anticipating. This is an incomplete rundown, however, if even half these moments fulfill expectations, this Q4 would be the best Q4 ever.
Justin Bieber vs. One Direction
Two with the most anticipated releases of 2015 — One Direction’s post-Zayn album Made In The A.M. and Justin Bieber’s long-awaited pop comeback — just have already been coming out about the same day, November 13. Pop fans will vote using their wallets, along with the epic showdown will likely be rightfully hyped up within the weeks just before Biebs v. 1D.
Katy Perry’s Christmas song/project
Katy teased something holiday-related on Instagram way back in August, as well as a holiday single/EP/album (pretty please?) has to be lovely stopgap between albums three and four.
Demi Lovato’s Confident album
We all stayed “Cool For The Summer,” and from now on we’re all feeling “Confident.” Let’s hope Demi’s follow-up to her 2013 opus Demi is just as across-the-board consistent since its first two singles.
Selena Gomez’s Revival album
Selena Gomez seems to be entering a brand new phase of music-making and agency, and we’re at that time with her.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour finale
The epic world trek wraps up in North America on Halloween, and for good in Australia on December 12. Who will end up as surprise guests for the people final dates? The limit of star power isn’t going to exist.
Little Mix’s Get Weird album
Everything we’ve been told by the British girl group’s third studio album until now promises another exuberant joyride. Perhaps there will likely be a few lyrical shots at the certain former One Direction member! Strap in!
Rihanna music? Maybe?
It’s Q4, and although Rihanna hasn’t released an album since 2012’s Unapologetic, there’s always the possibility that she returns to rule the end from the year with #R8.
Drake’s Views From the 6 album?
Drizzy has now dropped If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late as well as the Future team-up What a Time to Be Alive in 2015, but told The Fader that his next proper album is dropping “imminently.” Give us a breather, Drake! Just kidding, needless to say.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ second album?
With “Downtown” climbing the charts, it’s not crazy to consentrate that the Grammy-winning duo’s sophomore album materializes before 2015 is closed out.
Whoa, we actually might get new Adele music sometime from the next weeks! With artists like Ryan Tedder, Max Martin and Tobias Jesso Jr. reportedly attached, more greatness is usually anticipated.
Ellie Goulding’s Delirium album
New single “On My Mind” debuted at No. 22 within the Hot 100 immediately, is actually Ellie having hung out at Max Martin’s Los Angeles studio after a bulk in the recording, expect a full-throttle pop masterwork.
2015 American Music Awards
The AMAs are usually the most underrated in the major pop award shows — where else can PSY and MC Hammer reasonably share a stage? Nominations will likely be announced on Oct. 13, using the big show continuing to fall on Sunday, Nov. 22.
Tinashe’s Joyride album
The “2 On” singer’s sophomore LP will feature new single “Player” with Chris Brown as well as the track “Party Favors” featuring Young Thug. Aquarius was considered one of 2014’s strongest debuts, and hopes are high to the R&B starlet’s second go-round.
Pentatonix’s self-titled album
he mainstream has embraced the quintet’s covers — their recent handle “Where Are U Now” is really a gem — but they can PTX make the leap using originals?
The eligibility period to the 2016 Grammys is officially over, and are avalable December, we’ll determine if our early predictions were off of the mark or directly on target. Let’s just say a pile of nominations for 1989 wouldn’t be gasp-inducing.
More Troye Sivan music?
The YouTube star’s excellent Wild EP was launched last month, and Sivan has become teasing “more new material” as they preps for his first live dates.
Lady Gaga at Billboard’s Women In Music event
Okay, this is often a shameless plug, but Gaga’s Woman in the Year award acceptance will be epic, plus the annual event has televised for that first time this coming year. Mid-December can’t come in no time.
Sara Bareilles’ Q4 takeover
The “Brave” singer has a brand new book and album being released October and November, respectively, to effectively followup her run with The Blessed Unrest. Next up: her Waitress musical heads to Broadway in spring 2016.
5 Seconds of Summer’s Sounds Good Feels Good album
Expect a major chart bow with the Australian quartet, who’re approaching 1D amounts of #teen popularity after opening on multiple tours for that best-selling boy band.
Jingle Ball Tour
We realize that Nick Jonas is performing understanding that there is going to be 11 stops across America. After Taylor Swift headlined this past year, we can’t wait to determine who will lead the charge at this coming year’s radio spectacular.
The Weeknd’s The Madness tour
Halsey, Travis Scott and Banks will all support Abel Tesfaye on his victory lap pursuing the blockbuster debut of his Beauty Behind The Madness album. Will “The Hills” always be No. 1 about the Hot 100 in the event the tour starts in Toronto on Nov. 3?