Remember when singers were predictable and gave fans at least six months notice before releasing new music? Not anymore! There’s a new album release game afoot in 2013 apparently and it’s not for the snoozy.
We’re barely into March and so far Drake, David Bowie and Justin Timberlake have all announced surprise new music. MyMusicCloud is bringing you all the details here to keep you in the know:
Drake: This week, everyone’s favorite Canadian rapper announced on Twitter the release of the second track, “5 AM in Toronto,” from his upcoming album due out sometime late summer. On the Grammys red carpet in February, where he won Best Rap Album for Take Care, Drizzy also casually revealed the title for the new album, Nothing Was the Same.
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust took the Webiverse by surprise in January when he announced on his Website that he’d be releasing his first album in 10 years called The Next Day. “Today he definitely has something to say,” his website read, revealing the single “Where Are We Now.” Bowie’s The Next Day comes out March 11 in the U.K. and March 12 in the states.
Justin Timberlake: After making the cryptic announcement, “I think I’M READY,” on Twitter Jan. 10 before posting a link to a YouTube video which showed him walking into a studio, his new album, The 20/20 Experience, finally drops on March 19. But first, JT is hosting “Saturday Night Live” again this weekend, March 9, on NBC.
Could that mean another surprise spoof video with “SNL” alum and music video collaborator Andy Samberg? Justin has actually won four Emmys for his “SNL” appearances, and his wild parody videos with Andy, like “D*** in a Box,” “J*** in My Pants” and “Mother Lover,” are always a hit on YouTube. See his funny “SNL” promos below and tune in Saturday night to find out.