Who: Jenny Lewis and Beck
What: Beck (along with Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams) joins Lewis’ backing band for her spring LP, On the Line.
Will You Hear It? Hell yeah! Billboard has, and it’s great.
Who: Sheryl Crow and St. Vincent
What: Crow is releasing a collaborative album chock-full of star guests like St. Vincent’s Annie Clark.
Will You Hear It? Yup! In addition to St. Vincent, Crow will rock with “a bunch of people I’ve known forever who I’m friends with” -- like Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Keith Richards and Willie Nelson.
PRETTY SURE BET
Who: Mitski and Allie X
What: “Can confirm, we’ve been rocking together,” Allie X told Billboard in August about Mitski writing on the indie pop star’s upcoming album.
Will You Hear It? Strong likelihood. Mitski too has said they’ve been writing together.
Who: Drake and Migos
What: When a fan asked whether Migos and Drake would drop a mixtape after the November 2018 conclusion of their tour, Quavo responded, “You must be a psychic.”
Will You Hear It? Last May, Quality Control Music CEO Kevin “Coach K” Lee told Billboard “if that happens, it happens.” And would Quavo lie?
Who: Shawn Mendes and BTS
What: At the 2017 American Music Awards, Mendes and the BTS boys discussed collaborating on-camera for the Korean group’s YouTube channel. In a June radio interview, Mendes promised that “it’ll happen.”
Will You Hear It? Sure, if Mendes manages to pin down the biggest boy band in the world -- “a hard group to get with,” he admits.
DON'T GET EXCITED YET
Who: Chance the Rapper and Kanye West
What: “Me and Chance working on a new album,” announced West at a September concert in Chicago. “It’s called Good Ass Job.”
Will You Hear It? You know... anything’s possible.
This article originally appeared in the Jan. 12 issue of Billboard.