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The 2017 Album Watch List

Dec 19, 2016

DUA LIPA

The British singer, a rising force in soulful pop, will make a winter debut.

NICKI MINAJ

Expect more of the master rapper's biting wit and blockbuster beats.

THE XX

The vibey London group returns in January with its third indie-pop album.

ZARA LARSSON

Sweden's latest export is a youthful and vivacious singer-songwriter.

HAIM

The trio of American sisters follow up their folksy-cool 2012 debut.

LIL WAYNE

The embattled Tha Carter V is finally due to drop.

THE KILLERS

The rockers' fifth album returns to early influences.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

The dance-punk troupe calls off its retirement.

EMINEM

Detroit's fiery rapper gets political in new material.

MAJOR LAZER

Diplo's hitmaking trio will drop a fourth EDM album.

LORDE

The Kiwi says her second project is more grownup.

TAYLOR SWIFT

Pop's mogul is overdue for a full-length album.

MISSY ELLIOTT

Hip-hop's matriarch is back on the release radar.

LIAM PAYNE

The former One Direction star debuts as a soloist.

LIL UZI VERT

This fast-rapping Philly native is rapidly rising.

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