As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer.

Sia, “1000 Forms of Fear”

Release Date: July 8

It's been a tough few years for the Australian singer. Her popularity skyrocketed with 2010's "We Are Born," but she also dealt with health issues and anxiety that led to substance abuse. While considering retirement, she then went on to write songs for Rhianna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Kylie Minogue, among many others. And now she's back with her sixth LP and its excellent lead single "Chandelier," as well as "Elastic Heart," a song from the "Catching Fire" soundtrack that also features The Weeknd and Diplo.

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Lil Boosie, "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell"

Release Date: July 15

While serving a few years in jail on drug charges, the Louisiana rapper dedicated much of his time to writing new songs. Though it hasn't been confirmed yet, he's said that 2 Chainz and T.I. will appear on his new release, and he's hopeful that Justin Bieber will also provide guest vocals. "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell" is slated as the first of two albums Boosie has planned for 2014.

Jason Mraz, "Yes!"

Release Date: July 15

With an emphatic postitive title, Jason Mraz is back with "Yes!," his fifth studio album. And to kick off promotion for the album, the pop singer-songwriter recently debuted a 'Mraz Mondays' weekly release series with the debut of the album's first single, "Love Someone." The 14 songs of "Yes!" promise a "purely acoustic and more intimate sound," Mraz said.

5 Seconds of Summer, "5 Seconds of Summer"

Release Date: July 22

The Australian pop-punk quartet are set to unleash their first album, an eponymous 12-song effort that follows their EP that had an astonishing run that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. "We wanted to stay under the radar for as long as we could -- now is the time for us to really show the world what we're about," drummer Ashton Irwin said last month.

Steve Aoki, "Neon Future"

Release Date: August 12

The star DJ and Dim Mak Records boss unveils the first half of his double-LP project this August. Guests include Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun, Waka Flocka Flame, and Will.i.am, while the second part is slated for sometime in 2015.

 

 

Porter Robinson, "Worlds"

Release Date: August 12

The 21-year-old DJ and producer announced his debut album with a 10-hour YouTube video that featured a bit of orchestral music followed by a hypnotic distorted repetition of the title. "One thing that I still find really compelling about dance music is that the way that it's willing to be really loud at times," Robinson told Billboard, hinting at the vibe of "Worlds." "One way to really drive the emotion home is with a big bold section of the song."

Brad Paisley “Moonshine in the Trunk”

Release Date: August 26

Fresh off his controversy-starting "Accidental Racist," country superstar Paisley decided to take a straightforward, back-to-basics approach on his 10th album. "At certain times, your career should be a party," Paisley told Billboard. "It was a lot of fun this time. We built a bar in our studio house, and it was kind of a 'if you build it, the band will come' approach."

Ariana Grande, (Title TBA)

Release Date: Late August

Grande will turn 21 this June, just a couple months before her as-yet-untitled second album is due to drop. Her debut "Yours Truly" debuted at No. 1 in 2013 and her latest single, the Iggy Azalea-assisted "Problem," hit No. 3 in April after selling 438,000 digital copies in its first week, the highest total of 2014 so far.

Big K.R.I.T. - "Cadillactica"

Release Date: TBD

The Mississippi MC got fans buzzing about his second LP with the lead single "Mt. Olympus," in which he responds to Kendrick Lamar's challenging "Control" verse. K.R.I.T. revealed that he spent some time in the studio with Lil Boosie, but it's unclear whether or not that collaboration will be on this album.

Diddy & Guy Gerber "11:11"

Release Date: TBD

Thanks to a chance collaboration, the hip-hop mogul and Israeli DJ/producer hooked up to make this dance album. "I am always looking for DJ/producers without a set format, who aren’t afraid to clear the dance floor, who are fearless," Diddy said in April. "I thought it would be cool to work with Guy.” Don't expect some pop EDM, though, as the duo says the album is geared more for underground dance fans, and could even be made available for free.

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