One Of The Biggest Years For Pop
That Made 2021
2021 may be coming to an end...
but the music released this year will resonate for decades to come. Take a look at some of the noteworthy pop albums of 2021.
Fueled by arguably the 2021 Song of the Summer ("Kiss Me More" ft. SZA), Doja Cat's Planet Her certified her place in the pop pantheon.
Adele's streak of magnificence continues with 30, her first album since 2015. Written with the pain of her 2019 divorce, 30 has Adele use her dynamic and expressive voice to convey the pain of breakup while contemplating the complexities of her thirties.
The latest album from Taylor Swift's ambitious album re-recording project gave fans a treasure trove of fresh material nearly 10-years after the country-pop crossover's original debut like the 10-minute version of "All Too Well" or the Phoebe Bridgers-featuring "Nothing New".
Red (Taylor's Version)
After her teenage breakup smash "driver's license," Olivia Rodrigo took listeners through the whirlwind of emotions that young love brings, with angry pop-punk anthems like "good 4 u" to devastating ballads like "traitor".
Michelle Zauner's third full-length album under the Japanese Breakfast moniker excellently fuses the indie rock of her first two records (not to mention her Little Big League days) with an immediately catchy pop sensibility.
In a year dominated by heartbreak albums, Justin Bieber gushes over Hailey Baldwin through lush production and some of the best songs of his career on Justice, in tracks like "2 Much" and "Die For You."
The critically-acclaimed follow-up to Billie's debut established her as one of the brightest stars of her generation. With a title track that showcases Billie's vocal prowess and songwriting might, Happier Than Ever also lets Billie take a much-earned victory lap.
Happier Than Ever
Born out of her real-life divorce, Kacey Musgraves's fourth studio album sees the country star incorporate sounds beyond the country genre and other elements that show Kacey as a multi-faceted artist, one not limited by genre.
This dynamic debut album earned her the Mercury Prize and numerous Brit Award nominations – and the title of Breakthrough Artist. Arlo Parks' 'Collapsed In Sunbeams' wove together elements of poetic lyrics, elements of jazz, and her vibrant voice.
Collapsed In Sunbeams
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