Taylor Swift, Rihanna Top Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of 2014

MTV News rounds up the stuff we can't wait to hear — including Fifth Harmony and Nick Jonas.
Pop-corn, pop-corn, get your pop-corn here! With 2014 finally here, we're doling out all the music we can't wait for — from Taylor Swift to Austin Mahone to... Nick Jonas? Who knows? Anything can happen!

Check out our list below to get your salty-sweet taste of what's to come. And don't forget to sound off on your picks via Twitter: Hit us up @MTVNews using the hashtag #mostanticipated.

Taylor Swift

Even though Taylor Swift is still touring in support of her 2012 albumRed, the "22" singer has new material on the way. From the sound of "Sweeter Than Fiction," co-written with Fun.'s Jack Antonoff, Swift's fifth LP may head in an even more pop-y route than "I Knew You Were Trouble" or "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

"I'm so obsessed with where it is right now because I think, for me, the goal is that we start coming upon a sound that's different from everything that we've done before, an identity to a new record," she told Rolling Stone. "Having come upon that so early in the process is just really thrilling,"

And, as she admitted in a recent Billboard interview, she's really into collaborations this time around. So who will make the record? She revealed to EW that she's obsessed with Sia, who's penned songs for Rihanna, Katy Perry and so many more of pop's biggest stars.


Rihanna has put on an album every year since 2005 (forget 2008), so when 2013 came and went without a new LP from Rih Rih, we knew she probably had plans for this year. Though deats are scant, Nicky Romero did tell us in August that he and David Guetta were working with the singer for the Unapologeticfollow-up, saying, "It's gonna be out of the box for me... in a really smooth way."

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran says his new album is coming right after awards season (he's hoping his "Hobbit" song will garner an Oscars nomination). And the new album already has Taylor Swift's stamp of approval. As he finishes a song, he sends it to his pal Taylor, who hosted him on Red. "She's heard all the songs and she's a good judge of what's good or not good," he said.

Demi Lovato

While she won't be returning for a third season of "X Factor," that doesn't mean Demi Lovato will be relaxing in the coming year. Instead she'll be focused on her true passion: music.

"I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I'm going to go back to that," Lovato said after the finale. "It's been really great, but I'm so excited for 2014. I'm going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music — touring and making a new album. Possibly releasing one."

This would be a quick turnaround for the "Heart Attack" singer, who dropped her fourth studio album Demi in early 2013. Although the status of a new LP is indefinite, there's one thing that's certain: you can see her alongside Fifth Harmony, Little Mix and Cher Lloyd on the Neon Lights Tour this year.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony confirmed to us in October that their debut album will be out in 2014. Their EP debuted at #2 on the iTunes albums chart. Of the EP, Camila Cabello said "It's like a sneak peek of what's to come on the album." That said, expect a "teenage girl little diary," if you take their word for it. If you think tourmate Demi Lovato may make a cameo on the album, well, you just might be right. "Of course! There's plans to collaborate with them," Demi told us after the "X Factor" finale.

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