Music Release Radar: Albums and songs dropping the week of January 23

It's a new week in music, which means new drops are coming from today's hottest artists like Sam Smith, Ava Max, Rosalía, Bebe Rexha, Quinn XCII, Maisie Peters, and more. Find out what album and single releases are on TAG24's radar for the week of January 23.

Ava Max (l) and Sam Smith are amongst the many artists releasing new music this week.
Ava Max (l) and Sam Smith are amongst the many artists releasing new music this week.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/avamax & samsmith

There's no better way to kick off a new week than by checking out what music drops are heading your way. Luckily for the music lovers of the world, this week's releases once again span genres and range from low-key singer-songwriters to artists who constantly dominate the Billboard charts.

Sam Smith's highly anticipated fourth studio album is due this week, as is Ava Max's sophomore effort.

Indie pop artist Quinn XCII also has a new project hitting the airwaves this week, and artists like Rosalía, Bebe Rexha, Zara Larsson, Micky James, and Maisie Peters, amongst others, have new songs for fans to catch a vibe to.

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With so many music drops coming, it's easy to lose track of what's debuting and when. Here are all the album and single release dates on our radar this week.

Albums: Sam Smith, Ava Max, Quinn XCII, Kimbra, Lil Yachty, Cheat Codes, Elle King, and TXT

Quinn XCII is set to release The People's Champ this week.
Quinn XCII is set to release The People's Champ this week.  © Screenshot/Instagram/quinnxcii
  • Sam Smith - Gloria

On Friday, Sam Smith will drop his much anticipated fourth studio album titled Gloria. The record is set to include the previously released banger Unholy featuring Kim Petras.

  • Ava Max - Diamonds & Dancefloors
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Ava Max is back with her sophomore album Diamonds & Dancefloors, which is set for a Friday release. The album will feature 14 songs, including the newly released single One of Us.

  • Quinn XCII - The People's Champ

On Friday, Quinn XCII is set to release his new album, The People's Champ. The 13-track project will include his newly released single The Lows and boasts features from Big Sean as well as Quinn XCII's longtime collaborator and friend Chelsea Cutler.

  • Kimbra - A Reckoning

Two-time Grammy-winning artist Kimbra is back with her fourth studio album, A Reckoning, which is set to drop on Friday. The 10-track album will also feature the newly released song, Foolish Thinking.

  • Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here

Lil Yachty's back with his first studio album since the 2020 release of Lil Boat 3. On Friday, the rapper will drop his fifth full-length album, titled Let's Start Here.

  • Cheat Codes - One Night in Nashville

The old Cheat Codes can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because the electronic trio is gearing up to make their country music debut with the release of One Night in Nashville on Friday, and we're here for it.

  • Elle King - Come Get Your Wife

On Friday, Elle King is set to release her third studio album, Come Get Your Wife, via RCA Records. The 12-track record features the previously released songs Drunk (and I Don't Wanna Go Home) featuring Miranda Lambert, and the album's title track.

  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Name Chapter: Temptation

K-pop boy band TOMORROW X TOGETHER, often stylized as TXT, will release a mini-album titled The Name Chapter: Temptation on Friday.

The project is the group's fifth mini-album and serves as the follow-up to Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child, which dropped in 2022.

Songs: Rosalía, Bebe Rexha, Zara Larsson, Rita Ora, Maisie Peters, Micky James, and Lauren Cimorelli

Rosalía (l) and Micky James are both releasing new songs this week.
Rosalía (l) and Micky James are both releasing new songs this week.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/rosalia.vt & themickyjamesmusic

In addition to full-on albums, numerous singles are dropping on Friday that you need to check out!

First up is Rosalía, who is set to release LLYLM (Lie Like You Love Me) on Friday. The song will serve as the Latin Grammy winner's first-ever song entirely in English.

Bebe Rexha will also return to the music scene with a collaborative song alongside PNAU and Ozuna titled Stars.

Zara Larsson is dropping her new single Can't Tame Her on Friday, and based on the name alone, we can only assume it'll be a banger.

Rita Ora is slated to release her new single on Friday, titled You Only Love Me. On Tuesday, the singer released a 50-second teaser vid that featured various celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Chelsea Handler, and Kristen Stewart.

Singer-songwriter Maisie Peters is set to stun on Friday with the much-anticipated release of her new single, Body Better, while Lauren Cimorelli is also set to release her new song titled R.I.P.

Rocker Micky James is expected to release his new single New York Minute on Friday before his can't-miss show at Mercury Lounge in NYC that night.

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Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/avamax & samsmith

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