Wow, her lead single really made an impact. “Lose You to Love Me” is widely believed to be inspired by her vintage romance with Justin Bieber. Hailey Rhode Bieber, Bieber’s wife, got Instagram mad about it. It went off like a firework. Now, the whole record is coming. It’s called 'Rare'. This is the pop star’s third record. You can stream it or whatever starting January 10.
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The debut record from the all-womxn trio Caveboy cannot be contained. It must be released. And it will be. It’s due on January 31. To celebrate ‘Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark’, the Montreal band is playing a handful of shows in Toronto, Kingston, and Montreal at the end of January. Get in on that because this band is leaving a slew of great reviews in their wake. “Cult MTL” says, “Hide Your Love” is another electro-pop earworm from a band that specializes in addictive pop melodies”. You’re probably already streaming their hits “Landslide” and “Silk for Gold”. You’re going to want to add the upcoming single “N.Y.P.” into rotation as well. “N.Y.P." is out on January 15. Mark it on your calendar. It’s a Wednesday.
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“This album symbolizes where I’m at in my life right now,” the Canadian country superstar said in a statement. “It’s time to risk it all. It’s time to raise the bar. I’m not waiting for tomorrow.” He’s not waiting at all. In fact, his record is already out. ‘Now or Never’, featuring the hit single “Drink About Me”, was released on New Year’s Day.
Why does it still feel like Halsey is a newcomer on our beloved Top 40 pop scene? Like, this isn’t her debut or even her sophomore effort. This is her third release. Maybe it’s because the bangers on 2017’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ still feel so fresh? Maybe it’s because she was collabing with BTS as they cracked the American market and everyone just felt like newcomers? Anyway, get over it because here she is with her third record, ‘Manic’, out January 17. Halsey didn’t just create the album cover artwork, she livestreamed her creation of it. This is 2020.
Did you know that if you’re watching “The Voice” in the UK, you’ll see Meghan Trainor on hand as a mentor? Tom Jones is on “The Voice UK”, too. It sounds amazing. You know what else sounds amazing? ‘Treat Myself’, her new record out January 31. This is the 26-year-old songwriter’s third album and the followup to 2016’s 'Thank You'. But you know what? It was actually supposed to come out in August and its release was delayed. But for now, expect it to drop on the 31st.
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She hadn't performed at the American Music Awards since 2013 but what a return! She took the stage along with Big Freedia, pictured on the left, to perform their hit "Raising Hell”. “Raising Hell” is the lead single from her upcoming record, ‘High Road’. This is the American filth-rock/pop star’s fourth record.
Little Big Town
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Talk about a release party! Little Big Town are heading to Carnegie Hall to play a special album release show. That’s on January 16. The next day, ‘Nightfall’ will be released. The country stars head out on the “Nightfall” tour just days later. They have a hecka bunch of American dates set but no Canadian dates have been announced so far.
Holy smokes, here we are sliding in some Canadian indie rock. Montreal’s Wolf Parade are dropping ‘Thin Mind’ on January 24. This is the followup to ‘Cry Cry Cry’, which came out in 2017. They have a handful of Canadian dates planned for January and February, including one in Toronto on February 18. Here they are onstage with Land of Talk in NYC.
This Regina singer-songwriter had his breakout moment in 2016 when his album ‘The Party’ received a Polaris nomination. Now he’s back on January 24 with his new record, ‘The Neon Skyline’ and the lead single, “Things I Do”.
Will Mississauga R&B hitmaker PartyNextDoor release a record this month? Maybe. He’s released two singles, including the Drake collab "Loyal”. One act that’s sure to drop a disc this month is Toronto electro band Holy F—k. Their fifth album, ‘Deleter’, is out on January 17. And Vancouver rocker(s) Destroyer release ‘Have We Met’ on January 31.
No pressure, Tomlinson. No pressure. Just because this is your solo debut — and your first release since One Direction went on hiatus — you shouldn’t feel the weight of the world on your guitar strings. Did you know that Harry Styles’ new record is a hit? And Niall Horan — that guy has ‘star’ written all over himself in magic marker. But Tomlinson has a secret weapon: Britpop. He’s pulled out the Britpop and he’s waving it all over on ‘Walls’, which is out January 31.