From left: Zayn Malik, Loretta Lynn and Gwen Stefani.
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March 1, 2016 3:01 PM EST

Now that the Academy Awards are over, you can spend your free time updating your playlists instead of marathoning all the Best Picture nominees in hopes of crushing your office Oscar pool. Here’s what to keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for in the coming month, from A-list pop stars to buzzed-about newcomers:

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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