New Year, new music. 2020 is going to be a big one for new albums with lots of huge names set to make a return. We look at some of the upcoming releases almost certain to be making a considerable dent on the Official Albums Chart in 2020.

Niall Horan

Release date: March 13
Niall’s debut Flicker went Top 3 in the UK in November 2017, and things up shaping up nicely with his follow-up, titled Heartbreak Weather. Lead single Nice To Meet Ya saw Niall moving in a slightly rockier direction and the second, Put A Little Love on Me is a heartfelt ballad built for a slow dance, and latest track No Judgement is a sprightly, swaying, spring-time bop. The record is out in March, just before he kicks off his US tour with Lewis Capaldi in April.

The Weeknd

Release date: March 20
The Canadian megastar recently scored his first UK Number 1 single with Blinding Lights, huge momentum going into his fourth studio album After Hours. The collection features 14 tracks, including the title track and Top 10 hit Heartless. The vinyl variant will be released a few months later on June 5.

Alicia Keys

Release date: March 20
Alicia’s seventh studio album, titled ALICIA, features modern soul-groove singles Show Me Love, Time Machine and Underdog. Alicia is also going on her first tour in seven years to promote the album in June. Alicia Keys last scored and Official Albums Chart Top 10 in early 2010 when The Element of Freedom became her only chart-topping album. Can she score another?

Adam Lambert

Release date: March 20
After introducing us to his new ’70s-inspired psychedelic pop sound on last year’s Velvet: Side A EP, Adam is giving us the full Velvet experience this year, available to pre-order on Amazon. Lead single Roses blends disco into the mix thanks to Nile Rodgers on guitar, while last year’s song releases Superpower and Comin’ In Hot also feature. We spoke to Adam about the album on a recent episode of our podcast Take The Hit.

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