After a sleepy 2020, 2021 provided new albums, new awards, and a return to live performances and hot festivals. Among the ones we're looking forward to:
1. Tyler, The Creator's Tour
Fans are already calling "Call Me If You Get Lost" an album that'll be discussed for the next decade. In February, 2022, the artist will begin touring to support the album. Opening acts that include Kli U&chis, Teezo Touchdown, and Vince Staples are expected in the North American leg of the world tour.
2. Megan Thee Stallion Guest Stars at Dua Lipa's Shows
Megan had a wild 2021 between festival appearances, recording, and graduating from college. She's already filling her calendar for 2022. The Hot Girl Coach will join British pop sensation Dua Lipa in Tulsa, Denver, and Phoenix in March.
3. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Collaboration
The pair's Collegrove 2 doesn't have a release date yet, but the album is expected to be released next year. The two have collaborated a number of times over the years, with one of the most recent examples being Lil Wayne's guest vocals on "Money Maker."
4. LL Cool J Shows That He's the Still the G.O.A.T (2)
G.O.A.T. 2 was supposed to be released in 2015, but LL said that he put the album on hold because it wasn't ready yet. Rumor has it that 2022 is the year that we'll finally see the results of this ambitious project. G.O.A.T. 2 is a concept album that will showcase up and coming artists and make LL "spit bars with some of the hardest rhymers in the game." LL was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in an October 30th ceremony.
5. A Star-Studded Super Bowl LVI
The halftime show for the big game is all lined up. Eminem announced that he will be performing alongside luminaries that include Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre.
What events are you marking on your calendar for 2022?