From Justin Timberlake‘s staggering The 20/20 Experience sales and Beyoncé‘s sonic boom, to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ indie domination, 2013 delivered some monumental music moments. Still, there’s plenty to look forward to in the new year.
Adele‘s stripped-down soul, Solange‘s infectious hipster groove, and fun.’s anthemic ear candy will be added to our audial archives in 2014, while debut LPs from Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks, and Jhene Aiko will usher in a new era of girl power. And that’s only the beginning. As we await new releases—like Jay Z and Kanye West‘s Watch the Throne 2 and Frank Ocean‘s sophomore feat—lend your ear to artists who will drop some of the most-anticipated music of the year.