Lauv, How I'm Feeling (Mar. 6)
Despite releasing an 18-track playlist two years ago (2018’s I Met You When I was 18, which features his breakout megahit “I Like Me Better”), Lauv’s next full-length, How I’m Feeling, is the pop singer’s first official album. Perhaps that’s because How I’m Feeling is “the first time I’m embracing all the parts that make me who I am,” as he said in a statement. The album will feature 21 tracks that explore Lauv’s personality through different characters, from “existential Lauv” to “f--kboy Lauv” -- all of whom appear on the album’s symbolic artwork in an array of monochromatic outfits. Lauv (whose birth name is Ari Leff) has released eight tracks so far, most of which focus on relationships, including the Troye Sivan team-up “I’m So Tired…” and the super honest “Feelings.” -- T.W.
J Balvin (March)
J Balvin continues to change Latin music on his own terms, all while still staying true to his Colombian roots and reggaetón essence. Billboard can confirm that the Latin urban trailblazer will release a new album in March via Universal Music Latino. The untitled production follows the 2019 release of Oasis, his joint album with Bad Bunny, and Vibras, which earned Balvin his second No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart in June 2018. If his latest singles, “Blanco” -- with its hypnotic bass beats -- and the head-bopping reggaetón jam “Morado” are any indication of what’s to come, we can expect Balvin’s forthcoming album to be a conceptual masterpiece. -- JESSICA ROIZ
Prince Royce, Alter Ego (TBD)
Alter Ego, announced in December, will be released sometime this quarter as Prince Royce’s sixth studio album, likely before Royce heads out on a North American tour in March. So far, the Dominican-American singer has released a few songs in advance of the project, such as “Morir Solo," “Adicto” with Marc Anthony, and “Cúrame” with Manuel Turizo. “I'm playing a little bit with a duo alter ego concept which is different,” Royce told Billboard in December. "The idea is not to change who you are or change your sound, it is to bring your sound into that vision." -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Migos, Culture III (TBD)
Now that each member -- Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff -- has released his own solo album since 2018’s Culture II, the Migos are focused on delivering the next installment in the album series that made them superstars. Culture brought the Hot 100 No. 1 smash “Bad and Boujee” and emerged one of 2017’s most critically-acclaimed LPs. Culture II followed with three more Hot 100 top 10 hits. Culture III has no official street date, but the Migos have been hyping a 2020 release for months; most recently, Offset said the album would “probably” include a Juice WRLD collab/tribute called “What’s Brackin,” recorded with the 21-year old rapper before his death last December. -- C.P.