Prince – ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’ (Sept. 21)
The upcoming posthumous album, released by the late singer’s estate, includes previously unheard tracks recorded in the singer’s home studio as he played the piano. Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter said in a statement via Billboard, “This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016. The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”
NAO – ‘Saturn’ (Oct. 26)
NAO is set to follow up her debut album, For All We Know, with Saturn. The singer released two tracks from the album this summer, “Another Lifetime” and “Make It Out Alive,” featuring TDE’s SiR. Along with announcing her upcoming album, the singer has released the tracklist and dates for her winter tour.
Brockhampton – ‘Iridescence’ (Sept. TBA)
In August, the group announced that they’d be releasing their fourth studio album in September with no date confirmed. This will be the group’s first album since the departure of founding member Ameer Vann, who left the group following sexual misconduct allegations.
Macy Gray – Ruby (Sept. 21)
Ruby is the tenth studio album from Gray and the follow-up to 2016’s Stripped. In an interview with Billboard, Gray said the album “has all sorts of [fusions]. There are a lot of live instruments. We mixed it with samples. We had a ball.”
Marsha Ambrosius – ‘NYLA’ (Sept. 28)
It’s been four years since Ambrosius released Friends & Lovers, so we’re more than excited for her return. The singer tweeted earlier this year, “Making an ALBUM is so emotional!!! I’m so thankful to be in control! So thankful for the team. This is INSANE to listen back to like yo… I HAD TO GO THROUGH SOME SH*T TO DO SOME SH*T!!!” Needless to say, this album will probably pack some emotional punches.
Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics (Oct. 19)
Cherry’s upcoming album is said to be “quieter and more reflective” than 2014’s Blank Project and, according to Fact, covers politics, activism, and responsibility. “The album is about all of those things,” Cherry said in a statement. “It’s a fight against the extinction of free thought and spirit.”
Chic – ‘It’s About Time’ (Sept. 14)
The group’s first album in 25 years, Chic’s latest will blend the group’s signature sound with R&B and hip-hop. Led by Nile Rodgers, the group released “Sober” earlier this month, featuring UK artists Stefflon Don and Craig David.
Noname – ‘Room 25’ (Sept. 14)
The Chicago rapper is coming with her debut album! The album features cover art by Bryant Giles and 25 tracks that will undoubtedly be in constant rotation this fall.
Anderson .Paak – ‘Oxnard’ (TBA)
.Paak’s forthcoming album is, according to the artist, “the album I dreamed of making in high school.” With no release date announced, it’s reported that the album will arrive by the end of the year.