There haven't been many big name releases this summer, but the month of August promises to deliver a few highly-anticipated records. From Frank Ocean’s long-awaited “Boys Don't Cry” to Britney Spears’ first album in three years, “Glory,” here are seven projects to be on the lookout for this month:
1. Frank Ocean - “Boys Don't Cry” (Aug. 5)
“Boys Don’t Cry” was originally supposed to be released in July but never arrived. Then, it was reported that the album would arrive on Aug. 5, but when the clock struck midnight, “Boys Don’t Cry” was nowhere to be found. Frank Ocean’s first album in four years is one of music's most anticipated albums but will it live up to the hype when it finally arrives? While there is still a chance for the album to arrive on Aug. 5, it's looking like it may miss its release date.
2. PartyNextDoor - “PartyNextDoor 3” (Aug. 12)
Although he hasn’t been able to obtain the same success as fellow Canadians Drake and The Weeknd, PartyNextDoor is steadily becoming known in the R&B world. After releasing the song “Come and See Me” earlier this year — his highest-charting single — PND may be ready for the mainstream with his second studio album.
3. Rae Sremmurd - “Sremmlife 2” (Aug. 12)
After having a big 2015 with songs such as “No Flex Zone” and “No Type,” brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi return in 2016 with “Sremmlife 2.” The album will feature guests such as Juicy J, Gucci Mane, Kodak Black and more.
4. Tory Lanez - “I Told You” (Aug. 19)
His single “Say It” was a top 40 hit last year and his latest reggae-infused single, “Luv,” is already becoming a staple on urban radio. Thanks to a small feud with Drake, Canadian singer Tory Lanez is already becoming well-known and will release his debut album later this month.
5. Lindsey Stirling - “Brave Enough” (Aug. 19)
Known for her stunning live performances, violinist Lindsey Stirling returns with her third album which promises to blend different genres of music.
6. Florida Georgia Line - “Dig Your Roots” (Aug. 26)
The bro-country duo returns with their third studio album which is backed by the hit single, “H.O.L.Y.” Just like the duo’s first two albums, “Dig Your Roots” is produced by Joey Moi.
7. Britney Spears - “Glory” (Aug. 26)
In what will be her first album in three years, Britney Spears returns with “Glory.” According to Spears, the singer did something different when making the album and took a “left turn.” In a Tumblr Q&A in July, Spears said, “We really explored some new things.”