Albums to look forward to in 2022

Some of the albums confirmed for this year, plus a little detective work into what to expect in 2022.

There are some big album releases coming in 2022.

Though there’s always the odd surprise that even we couldn't predict – who’d have had ABBA coming back the way they did in 2021? – here’s our guide to those we know about and some heavily rumoured long players we suspect will be coming this year.

Album release dates 2022

JUNE

Angel Olsen - Big Time (June 3)

Hudson Taylor - Searching For Answers (June 3)

Post Malone - Twelve Carat Toothache (June 3)

BTS - Proof (June 10)

The name for the newest album by the K-pop juggernaut has been revealed! Proof impacts June 10. Get ready!

Carrie Underwood - Denim & Rhinestones (June 10)

George Ezra - Gold Rush Kid (June 10)

Foals - Life Is Yours (June 17)

Gold Rush Kid by George Ezra: Amazon.co.uk: CDs & Vinyl

Pictured: George Ezra

Perfume Genius - Ugly Season (June 17)

Conan Gray - Superache (June 24)

Madonna - Finally Enough Love (June 24)

The queen of pop's ambitious re-release of her back catalogue begins with the just-announced Finally Enough Love, a bumper remix collection of some of her greatest hits, given new life by some of dance music's most talented artists.

MUNA - MUNA (June 24)

Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever (June 24)

JULY

Imagine Dragons - Mercury Acts 1 & 2 (July 1)

Rae Morris - Rachel@Fairyland (July 8)

Beabadoobe - Beatopia (July 15)

Lizzo - Special (July 15)

Lizzo's fourth album has been in the works for three solid years. Launch single About Damn Time is a sparkly disco self-help anthem, and Max Martin is apparently heavily involved in the rest of the tracklist.

Noah Cyrus - The Hardest Part (July 15)

Superorganism - World Wide Pop (July 15)

Bananarama - Masquerade (July 22)

Deaf Havana - The Present Is A Foreign Land (July 22)

Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive (July 22)

Beyoncé - RENAISSANCE (July 29)

Maggie Rogers Announces Second Album 'Surrender', Shares Trailer: Watch

Pictured: Maggie Rogers

Odesza - The Last Goodbye (July 22)

Oh Wonder - 22 Make (July 22)

Sports Team - Gulp! (July 22)

The Kooks - 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark (July 22)

Jamie T - The Theory of Whatever (July 29)

Maggie Rogers - Surrender (July 29)

AUGUST

Lauv - All 4 Nothing (August 5)

Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK (August 19)

Steps - Platinum Collection (August 19)

Panic At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance (August 19)

Muse - Will Of The People (August 26)

SEPTEMBER

Rina Sawayama - Hold The Girl (September 2)

Just announced, BRIT-nominated alt-pop superstar Rina has collaborated with Stuart Price (Madonna, Dua Lipa) on her upcoming sophomore album, apparently inspired by Xenomania's production work for Girls Aloud. It's trailed by lead single This Hell, which sounds like That Don't Impress Me Much, Born This Way and Primadonna met in a dark alley and decided to go clubbing.

Yungblud - YUNGBLUD (September 2)

Robbie Williams - XXV (September 9)

OCTOBER

Ava Max - Diamonds & Dancefloors (October 14)

Release dates TBA

a-ha - True North

Altered Images - TBA

Arctic Monkeys - TBA

Beyonce - TBA

Brockhampton - The Final Album

Cardi B- TBA

Carly Rae Jepsen - TBA

Check out everything we know about Carly's new Western Wind era here.

Christine & The Queens - TBA

The Cure - TBA

Depeche Mode - TBA

Dove Cameron - TBA

Dua Lipa - TBA

Hard-Fi - TBA

Janet Jackson – Black Diamond

Jesy Nelson - TBA

Kasabian - TBA

Kelis - TBA

LCD Soundsystem - TBA

Lily Allen - TBA

Mariah Carey - TBA

My Bloody ValentineTBA

Noel Gallagher - TBA

Ozzy Osbourne - TBA

Radiohead - TBA

Rihanna - TBA

Robbie Williams - TBA

Sabrina Carpenter - TBA

Shania Twain - TBA

Sky Ferreira - Masochism

Sky's mythical second album could be on the way.

StormzyTBA

SZA- TBA

Taylor Swift – TBA

There’s likely to be more (Taylor’s Version) releases coming: there's just Taylor Swift, Speak Now, 1989 and Reputation left to go.

Tove Lo - TBA