Over the past couple of months we’ve gotten a pretty solid string of album releases (thanks to Miguel, the Internet, and A$AP Rocky), but in the midst of this recent musical reign of greatness we’ve also been getting hints at a handful of new albums that are tentatively being dropped this year by some of the music industry’s biggest powerhouses. 

Amongst whispers of these long-awaited new records, we’ve rounded up five albums that we’re patiently waiting for and everything that we know about them so far.

Blaire Monroe​ is a writer living in New York. Follow her @dare2blaire.