The most anticipated albums of the 1st half of 2022

2022 has officially started – and we can’t wait to see the big releases of the year.

While not all artists have announced or confirmed the release date of their respective albums, some very important and popular names in the music scene have already revealed their return – like rapper Saweetie, PC music icon Charli. XCX and the legendary rock bands Guns N ‘Roses and Scorpions.

With that in mind, CinePOP has separated a list with ten of the most anticipated albums of H1 2022 – excluding those with no confirmed date or just speculated.

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Released: January 7

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Months before her official debut with the album ‘Pretty Bitch Music’, acclaimed rapper Saweetie already has a small project in her hands – the awaited EP ‘Icy Season’. Scheduled for release next week, production details have not been released, but the singer-songwriter has been cultivating some expectations since the project was announced last December.

Released: January 14

One of the symbols of British avant-pop, FKA Twigs has captured the attention of audiences and critics and will return to the music business three years after the famous ‘Magdalene’. Entitled “Capri Sun”, the work will function as a mixtape – and already has an excellent single called “Tears In The Club”, which shows it is taking a more mainstream and less conceptual direction.


Released: January 21

Aurora gained worldwide fame a few years ago – and enchanted Brazilians by lending her sweet and mystical voice to the single “Scarborough Fair”, for the soap opera “Deus Salve o Rei”. Three years after her last release, one of the main Nordic singers returns with the next “The Gods We Can Touch”, which already features four promotional songs: “Exist for Love”, “Cure for Me”, “Giving in to the Love ”and“ Pagans ”.

Released: January 21

Olly Alexander returns in a few weeks with her third official studio album ‘Night Call’ under the stage name Years & Years. One of the most prominent figures on the British pop scene, Alexander will make his first solo foray after his disassociation from the eponymous group – and has already gifted fans the singles “Starstruck”, “Crave” and “Sweet Talker” .

Released: January 28

With ten original tracks, including the singles “Live to Survive” and “Kindness”, “Motordrome” is the third official album by Danish artist MØ. Released on Columbia Records, the production promises to be an explosive, dancing amalgam of synth-pop and EDM – and, in addition, has already had a tour confirmed for February 2022.

Released: February 11

Eddie Vedder is one of the most recognizable names on the rock scene and has gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of Pearl Jam. Now Vedder continues to invest in his solo career and will be releasing his first album in eleven years (aside from his work on the soundtrack). Entitled “Earthling”, the production already includes the singles “The Haves” and “Long Way”, both produced by Andrew Wyatt (who recently worked with Lady Gaga on the acclaimed ballad “Shallow”).

Released: February 25

“Hard Skool” lends its name to both the 4th EP and the first single from the long-awaited album by legendary hard rock band Guns N ‘Roses. The album, slated for February this year, will feature two original singles and two tracks performed live – as well as the first EP released with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan since the duo returned to the group in 2016.

Released: February 25

Although it only has one promotional single, “Peacemaker”, “Rock Believer” has quickly become one of the most anticipated albums of 2022. Positioning itself as the group’s 19th studio album German Scorpions, the album will be the first with the collaboration of drummer Mikkey Dee, who replaced James Kottak six years ago – and the first since “Return to Forever” in 2015.

Released: March 7

Dolly Parton is one of the most applauded and respected figures in country music and is now ready to invest in a new facet of her career: literature. Teaming up with James Patterson, Parton will make her literary debut with “Run, Rose, Run”, which revolves around a girl from Nashville who moves to the big city to fulfill her dreams as a musician – until her past returns. to haunt her and destroy her ambitions. As if that weren’t enough, Parton will also be releasing an original album with songs inspired by the story – and which is co-produced by Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge.

Released: March 18

Easily one of the most anticipated albums of the first half, “Crash” is Charli XCX’s first release in two years – since the famous “How I Feel Now”. The production will take another two months to reach the streaming platforms, but it already includes the powerful singles “Good Ones” and “New Shapes”.

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