WHICH ALBUMS YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019
HAS it really been five years since Dido released music? It really has, but somehow it feels longer.
The singer, who had her breakthrough with debut No Angel nearly 20 years ago, is back with her fifth album Still On My Mind in March.
Fans will no doubt be hoping for the calibre of songs from her earlier days, such as White Flag, Thank You and Here With Me. Dido recorded the album in the UK and it is a continuation of her long-standing professional career with her brother and Faithless founder Rollo.
ANOTHER beloved early-noughties music icon is also marking her return to music this year: Avril Lavigne is dropping her sixth record Head Above Water in February.
The Canadian superstar has long moved on from her Sk8er Boi days, and in its place is a new, grown-up version of this punk-pop vocalist.
She has promised an open and honest collection in this, her first album in half a decade following her self-titled 2013 release.
MUSIC fans have waited almost too long for a new album from Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino.
The American actor, rapper, record producer, writer and comedian has been teasing fans with a follow-up to his 2016 record Awaken, My Love! with a number of singles and EP releases, notably hit political track This Is America, and the Summer Pack EP in July, but an album has yet to materialise. While there has been no official mention of a release date, the record is easily one of the most highly-anticipated among hip-hop fans in 2019.
MADONNA is set to make an epic comeback at some point this year with her 14th studio album, which will reportedly be inspired by Portuguese fado music.
She is working with long-standing collaborator, French record producer Mirwais on her new stuff, after working with him on a number of albums. Watch this space, folks: the queen is back. Soon.