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Looking Ahead: A Release Calendar for Upcoming Albums

Coldplay Pledges to Lower Carbon Emissions on 2022 Tour

What’s Your Favorite Adele Song?

Ariana Grande Faces a ‘Dilemma’ on ‘The Voice’

Ed SheeranLooking Ahead: A Release Calendar for Upcoming Albums

Billboard.com

With more and more music released each year, it's a near-impossible task to keep track of everything that's coming. From pop to hip-hop to alternative to K-pop to country, the choices made available feel endless -- not to mention vinyl, re-releases and collectible editions.

Below, check out Billboard's running calendar of upcoming releases to make sure you're in the know; check back often for updates to our schedule of albums to look forward to each week.

Oct. 15

  • Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
  • Finneas, Optimist
  • Toby Keith, Peso in My Pocket
  • Young Thug, Punk
  • Dos Santos, City of Mirrors
  • Zac Brown Band, The Comeback
  • Kelly Clarkson, When Christmas Comes Around...
  • PinkPantheress, To Hell With It
  • Remi Wolf, Juno
  • Santana, Blessings and Miracles
  • Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire

Oct. 22

  • Duran Duran, Future Past
  • Elton John, The Lockdown Sessions
  • Honne, Let's just Say the World Ended a Week From Now, What Would You Do?
  • Lana Del Rey, Blue Banisters
  • My Morning Jacket, My Morning Jacket
  • Rufus Du Sol, Surrender
  • Seventeen, Attacca
  • Wale, Folarin 2

Oct. 29

  • Ed Sheeran, =
  • The War on Drugs, I Don't Live Here Anymore
  • Sam Evian, Time to Melt
  • Bad Wolves, Dear Monsters
  • Black Veil Brides, The Phantom Tomorrow
  • Mastodon, Hushed and Grim
  • They Might Be Giants, Book
  • Tori Amos, Ocean to Ocean

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Coldplay Pledges to Lower Carbon Emissions on 2022 Tour

Billboard.com

Coldplay announced the dates for an expansive 2022 world tour in support of the group's upcoming Max Martin-produced album, Music of the Spheres on Thursday morning (Oct. 14). The stadium outing is slated to kick off on March 18 with the band's first-ever show in Costa Rica, at the Estadio Nacional, before moving on to the Dominican Republic and Mexico and then touching down in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on April 23 for a U.S. run slated to last through a June 14 gig at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

H.E.R. is on board to support the majority of the dates, with London Grammar booked to open a July 10 show in Berlin and an Aug. 16 gig at Wembley Stadium in London. Tickets for the U.S. dates will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. local time here, with a release teasing that more dates will be announced soon.

In an effort to make the tour as sustainable as possible, the band announced that all the shows will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with pledges to cut tour emissions by 50% from the group's 2016-17 world tour and plant one tree for every ticket sold. According to a release, each venue will be equipped with solar installations and other renewable power sources including waste cooking oil and a kinetic stadium floor with kinetic bikes powered by fans that will store energy in the first-ever mobile, rechargeable show battery.

Coldplay are also encouraging fans to use low-carbon transport to and from shows through the official tour app, rewarding those who do with a discount at the venues, in addition to making sure that all merch is sustainably and ethically sourced. There will also be free drinking water and efforts made to eliminate plastic bottles at every venue; click here to see the full list of sustainability goals.

In a statement, the band said, "Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band. We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together.At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis. So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward. We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn. It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far. If you'd like to come to a show and sing with us, we’re so excited to see you.”

 

May 3: Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium

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What’s Your Favorite Adele Song?

Billboard.com

Adele makes music that hits you right at the core, and between her three powerful studio albums -- 19, 21 and 25 -- there's a song to fit every occasion imaginable. Though the singer’s soaring vocals are often associated with soothing post-breakup feels, she's recorded a number of relatable hits to soundtrack makeups and good times as well.

Her next album, 30, which the British hitmaker announced Wednesday (Oct. 13) will arrive on Nov. 19, will be led by her upcoming single "Easy On Me" and go through "the most turbulent period of my life," following her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki.

Since her 2007 debut, the star -- born Adele Adkins -- has had 13 songs make it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with six of them reaching the top 10. Adele has also racked up four No. 1 hits: "Rolling in the Deep," "Set Fire to the Rain," "Someone Like You" and "Hello," the latter of which made Billboard's list of longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 songs of all time, with 10 weeks spent in the top spot.

So before Adele releases her next single "Easy On Me" ahead of 30, what’s your favorite Adele song of all time?

"Hometown Glory"
"Chasing Pavements"
"Cold Shoulder"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Rolling in the Deep"
"Someone like You"
"Set Fire to the Rain"
"Rumour Has It"
"Turning Tables"
"Skyfall"
"Hello"
"When We Were Young"
"Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
"Water Under the Bridge"

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Ariana Grande Faces a ‘Dilemma’ on ‘The Voice’

Billboard.com

It’s tough being the boss. The Voice coach Ariana Grande is finding out the hard way.

For the second night running, Grande has had to make a difficult decision during the Battles phase of NBC's talent quest.

On Tuesday night’s episode (Oct. 12), Grande’s teammates Katherine Ann Mohler and Vaughn Mugol went head-to-head with a cover of Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s "Dilemma".

The contestants hugged it out at the end of the performance, as Grande let out a scream.

“That was really fun,” John Legend enthused. If he had to pick one, he’d go with Katherine, due to her “compelling voice.” Kelly Clarkson remarked that it was “a really well-matched battle,” and said she’d go with Vaughn.

Blake Shelton admitted he’d never heard the song “Dilemma,” until now, but his reaction to the performance was “wow.” Katherine, he said, “gave it that extra bit.”

Which left Grande to make the final call. Ultimately, she went with Katherine who, she noted, “really surprised the hell of out me tonight.”

Watch below.

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