The month of November has shaped up to be a great month for music, with a few big stars releasing highly-anticipated albums. Between Bruno Mars and Alicia Keys’ first album in a few years, to the debut of DNCE’s new album, November may be one of the best months of music in 2016. Check out these six albums that you can’t miss this month:
Alicia Keys – “Here” (Nov. 4)
Hard to believe but it’s been nearly four years since Alicia Keys released her last album, “Girl on Fire.” While we don’t know much about the tracklist for Keys’ new album, we do know that it will include the A$AP Rocky-assisted track, “Blended Family,” as well as “In Common.
Common – “Black America Again” (Nov. 4)
Never one to shy away from speaking about issues in our society, Common’s upcoming album is “centered in the injustices that black people have experienced and endured… ‘Black America Again’ is a call to action.” The album will feature collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Bilal and more.
Emeli Sande – “Long Live the Angels” (Nov. 11)
You may not know Emeli Sande by name, but you have definitely heard her hit single, “Next To Me,” which made it to No. 25 on the Billboard charts. Sande last released an album in 2012 but the Zambian-Scottish singer is back with a new album. The project’s lead single, “Garden,” features Sande teaming up with rapper Jay Electronica.
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Nov. 18)
Like Keys, Bruno Mars also hasn’t released an album in nearly four years but has remained busy while working with Mark Ronson. Following the success of “Uptown Funk,” Mars is back with a new song, “24K Magic,” and has a sure-fire hit on his hands. Although Mars is known to work with other artists, his latest album will include no features.
DNCE – “DNCE” (Nov. 18)
DNCE has only been together since 2015 but with a roster that features four seasoned musicians, it may seem like DNCE has been around for years. The group, which features Joe Jonas as lead singer, is set to release their self-titled, debut album on Nov. 18 which will include their hit song, “Cake by the Ocean.”
The Weeknd – “Starboy” (Nov. 25)
Following the huge success that came with his 2015 album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd looks to continue his rise into pop stardom with his newest album, “Starboy.” According to the Canadian singer, he drew inspiration from Prince, The Smiths, Talking Heads and Bad Brains while working on the new album.