2019 should be a great year for music.
2019 is here, which means we have a whole 365 363 new days to be blessed with fresh music. 2018 was amazing when it came to releases. We got albums from Nas, Kanye West, Drake, J. Cole, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Eminem, Pusha T, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj-- and that barely scratches the surface of the mainstream. It felt like legends and rookies all came out the gate swinging, giving fans endless new music to stream. You would think that with so many releases dropping in 2018, 2019 would be a slower year for new tunes as the industry recoups. Nope, not in the streaming era. We dug through all the speculated and scheduled releases to bring you a list of the most anticipated albums of 2019, although surely it is not a complete list.
Kendrick Lamar orchestrated the Black Panther soundtrack, but the King of the West Coast didn't deliver a solo project in 2018. His TDE crony ScHoolboy Q was expected to drop an album in 2018, but the death of Mac Miller caused him to delay the project. Childish Gambino is presumed to release his final album in 2019, while Rihanna is slated to touch down with her first album in three years. Even rappers who did dominate 2018, such as Post Malone and Kanye West, are predicted to come through with new heat in the new year. From up-and-comer Blueface to the independent sensation Chance the Rapper, here is our list of the most anticipated albums of 2019.