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Here's to hoping that a few of our favorite artists get bit by the surprise album bug. 

Dec, 14, 2015

The surprise album has become the new normal (thanks, Bey!) and we can't get enough of it!

Over the weekend Prince dropped new music and made the announcement via Twitter.

Titled HITNRUN phase two, the new album is a follow up to his September release HITNRUN phase one, released exclusively on Tidal. 

Although surprise albums are dropping left and right, we're hoping that a few specific artists get the bug and give us an early Christmas gift. 

ESSENCE.com editors chimed in on who they want to hear some surprise music from. Everyone from Beyonce to Patti Labelle to Frank Ocean came up. Let us know if you agree or have someone else you're hoping to hear new music from. 

QUESTION:Which artist do you want a surprise album from before 2016? Beyonce 15% Kanye West 1% Lauren Hill 42% Sade 33% Frank Ocean 3% Nicki Minaj 0% Patti Labelle 6% Total votes: 217