Expected songs and album releases for Christmas 2015
The summer hits are still running but everyone is already looking for the new releases aligned to the strongest selling season of the year – Christmas time! So what songs and new albums are getting out there for Xtmas 2015?
After this week new single releases from 5 Seconds to Summer, Chris Brown, Demi Lovato we’ll have The Chemical Brothers, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith (new song for new Bond Movie Sountrack) and Sia. All of them releasing new singles during September 2015 in UK and USA. Next month, October 2015 expect new singles from Joss Stone, Megan Trainor feat John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Arianna Grande, Jason DeRulo and Erasure – releasing a version of “Sometimes 2015”. Also during late 2015 there will be new singles from Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and a collaboration of Robin Tickle feat Nicki Minaj. Some of these singles already have the music video available on Youtube.
But what record companies really aim to sell are whole albums and not just single songs. That’s why a lot of deluxe versions (some expanded with specials, others remastered), compilations and several original albums can be expected. We will get Paul McCartney early 80’s albums “Tug of War” and “Pieces of Peace” getting Deluxe editions. Also Van Morisson “Astral Weeks” and “His Band and The Street Choir” will get expanded and remastered versions. Tom Petty is releasing an album of old new songs called “Wildflowers: all the rest” – having all the previous non-releases leftovers from one of his best selling albums “Wildflowers” from 1994.
Boxes containing several albums are also popular. David Bowie is releasing “Five Years – 1969-1973” containing 12 CDs/13 vinyl LPs set. Queen are also releasing a box called “Studio Collection” containing 18 vinyl LPs. The British singer Cliff Richard is also releasing “75 at 75” box collection.
This week Lana Del Rey released “Honeymoon”, Duran Duran released “Paper Gods” and Keith Richards “Crosseyed Heart”, Peaches new album called “Rub” is expected late September as is “Music Complete” from New Order and “Caracal” from Disclosure. Peter Andre has a new classic covers album called “Come Fly With Me”. Aviici new album “Stories” will be out early October and so will Selena Gomez “Revival” and a new St. Germain selftitled album.
Bryan Adams is making a comeback album named “Get Up” having nine original songs. So is Rod Stewards with his “Another Country” album. Talking about comebacks Def Leppard are releasing their new album after 7 years, their 11º studio album. Metallica new release (also their first after 7 years) is expected in time for Christmas.
And joining the 7 year club without releasing a new album comes Janet Jackson with her new “Unbreakable”. Meat Loaf are also doing a comeback with the album “Brave as We Are”. But many other stars are ready to have their albums downloaded (or out of shelves). Demi Lovato new effort is called “Confident”, John Newman new album is called “Revolve”, Tori Kelly has an “Unbreakable Smile” and Ugly Kid Joe (do you remember them?) are back with “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be”. 5 Seconds of Summer new album is called “Sounds Better Feels Good”, Carrie Underwood is a “Storyteller”, Tina Arena “Eleven” and Vanessa Carlton new album “Liberman” are all out during October. Also antecipated for the season is Pentatonix self tittled album which includes a song with Jason Derulo.
In November Ellie Goulding will have a new album called “Delirium”, Seal “7”, Cee Lo Green “Heart Blanche”, Ryan Adams “1989” (covering the whole 2014 Taylor Swift album), One Direction fifth album “Made in The A.M.” will be out, Ariana Grande “Moonlight”, Kanye West “SWISH”, Chris Brown “Royalty”, Craig David “Following My intuition”, Coldplay “A Head Full of Dreams”, Taio Cruz “#Black” and Timbaland new efford is called “Opera Noir”. We expect to get a new Adele album named “25”(or will it change the name?) as well as albums that titles are yet to be announced from Justin Bieber, Rita Ora, Black Eyed Pea, Incubus, James Blake, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey, Sky Ferreira, Miley Cyrus, Deftones, Gwen Stefani (or No Doubt?), Lady Gaga, Beck, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna. For sure other albums not yet revealed by artists and labels will be announced or not (remember Beyonce surprise album a couple of years ago?).
Jennifer Lopez (that will be in Vegas starting January 2016 and it’s also preparing a new album) may be out before Christmas but there is no official release date yet. Official info on Lil Wayne “The Carter V” tell us it will not be out in time for Christmas being released on 31 of December 2015.
Albums that were out this year and are expected to sell well as Christmas Gifts are some of the best selling albums this year, some released in 2014: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Others released already in 2015: Calvin Harris, Madonna, Sia, Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Iron Maiden, Dr. Dre, The Weekend, Bon Jovi and Drake.(the just released “What a Time To Be Alive” and his February release “If You’re Reading This is Too Late”). So 2015 it’s a year that will be filled with choises for your Christmas music gifts.