Get ready for some feel-good rock! The Canadian icon's 15th album, 'So Happy It Hurts', is set to be released on March 11. "The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away," Adams said in a statement. "Suddenly, all touring stopped. No one could jump in the car and go. The title song 'So Happy It Hurts' is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity, and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name touches on many of the ephemeral things in life that are really the secret to happiness, most importantly, human connection."
Produced by Greg Wells and Bob Rock along with Alan Chang, Jason 'Spicy G' Goldman, and Sir Paul McCartney, 'Higher' is Buble's first record in three years. "This time out, I opened myself up completely to trying new things," Buble said in a statement. "I dug deeper while working and surrounding myself with the greatest music makers on the planet with gigantic imaginations. Whether it was sitting down to write with Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells, recording three songs in one day with Bob Rock along with 40 of the most amazing musicians off the studio floor who hadn't played music in 15 months, dancing around laughing and crying in my underwear in my home studio when a song sounded just right, every moment felt magical or that the universe was conspiring to bring me to this moment in time 20 years into this amazing ride I've been on. I have never been more excited after completing an album." We think we got high on life just by reading that. 'Higher' is out on March 25.
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Clutch your chest because this isn't just an album release -- it's a cultural moment. Parton's new album is the companion to her first novel, both titled 'Run Rose Run'. The legendary country star teamed up with famed novelist James Patterson to pen a thriller about a young singer/songwriter on the rise and on the run. The novel and book drop on March 7, so clear your weekend. You've got some reading and some listening to do. The album has 12 original songs inspired by the book.
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The British pop star will release her fifth album 'Crash' on March 18. In a statement, XCX says her latest single, "Good Ones", is "signalling a new chapter for me in which I embraced all that the life of a pop figurehead has to offer in today's world — celebrity, obsession and global hits." We are here for it. Get it, girl.
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The Grammy-winning country superstar's forthcoming album, 'Humble Quest', is slated for release on March 25. "Background Music" is the latest single. "I wrote 'Background Music' about the beauty of the temporary, which is inevitably all things," Maren said in a statement. "The romanticism of eternity sounds nice, but I like to think I savour things better when I know I'm not entitled to it in perpetuity. It's a love song that addresses mortality, but it's also promising someone that even when we aren't cool anymore, I want to grow old with them and laugh about the times we thought we were." In addition, Maren is up for Female Artist of the Year at the CMAs, so tune in on March 7.
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This shy and retiring low-key performer who shuns the limelight and totally isn't on every screen all the time looking fierce with his new fiancee Megan Fox will release 'Mainstream Sellout' on March 25. So get ready to see even more of this quintessential rock star! His latest single "Emo Girl" features Willow and Travis Barker.
The artist formerly known as Kanye West will release ‘Donda 2’ exclusively on his $200 Stem Player. He streamed 16 tracks at his Donda Experience Performance in Miami at the end of February, but we’re still awaiting a release date for the finalized tracks and the album artwork. The record is produced by Future and features Migos, Jack Harlow, Soulja Boy, Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Baby Keem, the late XXXTentacion, and more.
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The Chicago rapper's new album '7220' is due to drop on March 11. It was originally scheduled to come out on February 25, but, listen, this release is tied to Ye's release of 'Donda 2', so no one knows what will happen because Ye is nothing if not unpredictable. So why is it called '7220'? That was the address of Durk's childhood home. (Aww!) This is the followup to 2020's 'My Turn' and last year's collab album with Lil Baby, 'The Voice of the Heroes'.
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The New York rapper will release his debut album 'B.I.B.L.E' on March 25. His latest single, "City Of Gods", features Ye and Alicia Keys. Ye also produced the record. You know Fivio Foreign from his appearance alongside Playboi Carti on "Off the Grid" from Ye's 'Donda' album last year.
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These unstoppable alt-rockers haven't just announced a new album for March 20. They've tweeted the release dates for three more records this year. The four new releases are tied to the seasons, and you can tell because the albums are called SZNS, and they come out at the beginning of each season. So March 20 will be the spring one, then the summer one is out on June 20, fall is out September 22, and the winter one comes on December 21. Wait, those aren't the first days of the season, you say? Yeah, well, frontman Rivers Cuomo wasn't too sure. He tweeted: "Those should be the first days of the seasons, so please correct me if wrong." And then he said the release dates are "not confirmed with any record company or manager," so take them with a grain of salt.
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'Forever' is a posthumous solo album by the acclaimed co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest. The hip-hop star passed away in 2016 due to complications from diabetes. The album will be released on March 22, the sixth anniversary of his passing. "As we celebrate his life on this day, we are overwhelmed with the excitement of completing 'Forever'," his wife, Deisha Taylor, said in a statement. "This album is truly a masterpiece and will exceed all expectations. The world will absolutely love and cherish this amazing album." The Phife Dawg's second solo release features Busta Rhymes, Redman, and more.
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The legendary hip-hop group have just shared the new single “Bye Bye” from their tenth record, ‘Back In Black', out on March 18. “In Cypress Hill tradition, we always try to make a dark song,” B Real said in a statement about “Bye Bye”. “It’s what we’ve been known for, especially on our first three albums. This song is a statement. In a roundabout way, we spoke to the politics of today. Being lulled into this dreamworld by the government. Trying to blind us from the separation that they created, to put us to sleep while they do whatever they want.” There’s also a new Cypress Hill documentary slated for release this spring, titled “Insane In The Brain: Cypress Hill”.