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2 January 2013, 08:55
Join Capital as we take a look at some of 2013's most anticipated releases as well as a look at who is heading out on tour over the next twelve months.
The 'Boyfriend' star will unveil his stripped back version of 'Believe' which is expected to feature a collaboration with British star Ed Sheeran.
The R&B star gets ready to start his 2013 in style with a short tour of the country, starting off at the LG Arena in Birmingham on 27th January and closing proceedings on 4th February.
On the 28th January, the 'R.I.P' singer will head to the Manchester Academy to begin her latest 'Radioactive' UK tour, finishing up in Bournemouth on 8th February.
Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jade and Jesy will be ready to bring their debut album and a few surprises to Nottingham on 28th January before heading to the likes of Ipswich, Sheffield and Dublin.
As soon as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's fight during auditions in North Carolina surfaced, fans have been chomping at the bit to get a glimpse of the two fiery females in action on the new season of the hit music reality show.
The girl group are gearing up for the release of new single 'What About Us' and are ready to take America by storm with their E! reality series.
The 'Crazy In Love' singer will follow in the footsteps of such stars as Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas and The Rolling Stones when she takes to the stage at halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XlVII on 3rd February.
The 54th annual Grammy Awards take place live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 10th February. Last year's ceremony saw Adele take home six prizes on the night. This year Fun. lead the nominations with Ed Sheeran also up for Song Of The Year for 'The A Team'.
The 'Stay Awake' rapper will follow on from his 2012 debut arena tour with a new series of dates across the country, starting off at the BIC in Bournemouth on 11th February.
The 'As Long As You Love Me' singer will perform his first show in the UK of the year on 19th February at the Manchester Arena.
Held on 20th February, the best musicians will be fighting it out to win at the BRITs. Tom Ordell has already been crowned the Critcs' Choice winner with Emeli Sande expected to lead the nominations.
February is very much the month of Queen Bey. She's got a halftime Super Bowl performance as well as a new documentary coming out later that month. Her long-time collaborator The Dream has already hinted that fans will hear new music before the month, so could the album follow shortly after? We certainly hope so.
After their first live set at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball in December 2012 since announcing their reunion, the newly reformed five-piece will bring their greatest hits to Cheryl's hometown of Newcastle on 21st and 22nd February and continue on the road until 20th March in Liverpool.
The four-piece enjoyed a fantastic 2012 with the release of their top five selling album 'Chapman Square' and will bring the record to Manchester on 22nd February. The group will also perform at Norwich, Sheffield and close things in Dublin the following month. Picture: Richard Johnson
The 'Little Things' stars will play a total of 117 shows across the world when their 'Take Me Home' world tour kicks off at London's O2 Arena on 23rd February.
The rapper makes his return on 26th February with his fifth studio album, featuring collaborations with the likes of Adam Levine, Dr. Dre and Eminem.
It's rumoured that he will be stepping down from his position on the Xtra Factor next year to concentrate on breaking America. Before then, he will be bringing his third album 'Right Place Right Time' to the UK in Sheffield on 2nd March and finish in London later in the month.
2012 brought the trio great succuess with their singles 'Black Heart' and the Travie McCoy featuring 'Love Me'. They will release their self-titled debut album on 4th March.
The country star will commence her 'Red' world tour on 13th March in North America and will be joined by close friend and British star Ed Sheeran on the jaunt.
Having scored the best selling album of 2012 as well as stealing the show at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, the Scottish singer is ready to get her 2013 started with the first of her tour shows at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on 26th March.
It will be the 'Smack That' star's first release since 2008's 'Freedom' when he drops new record 'Stadium'.
During Red Nose Day 2013, the 'Who's Laughing Now' singer will say goodbye to her locks when she shaves her head for charity.
The 'Gold Forever' singers have yet to confirm the release of their third studio album but have been hinting that it could be set to drop in April.
The Grammy nominated stars will bring their album 'Some Nights' across the pond when they play seven dates - kicking off in Dublin on the 14th.
The 'Bad Romance' star has been teasing details of her third studio album for much of 2012 and told fans they can expect to hear a new single in Spring 2013. The record will be released as an interactive app and could have over 50 songs included from what Mother Monster has said!
After flying around the O2 Arena in London for the Jingle Bell Ball, the US star will be back in the capital following shows in Manchester on 14th and Birmingham on 21st. Picture: PA Photos
He's barely had a day off in the whole of 2012 and already has tour dates planned for 2013 alongside Taylor Swift. Ed's also been working on the follow-up to his multi-platinum selling '+' whenever he can and could debut new songs when he hits the road with the country star in March. We predict a Spring surprise from Ed could be on the cards.
The 'Girl On Fire' singer will be ready to set the stage alight in May when she brings her live show to London's Echo Arena on 18th May before shows in Newcastle, Manchester and London.
The 'We Found Love' singer will perform her first ever stadium headline shows in June - kicking things off in Cardiff on the 10th.
The Take That man makes his return to the huge live show scene when he performs a series of European stadium dates - including four dates at Wembley Stadium. The tour kicks off in Manchester on 18th June and Robbie will be joined by Olly Murs for the jaunt.
The rumour mill has been rife with suggestions of who could be headlining Glastonbury Festival in 2013, with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Adele and Fleetwood Mac all named. The festival will take place across 26th-30th June.
She might have a new baby on the way, but Lily is also set to release her new album in 2013. The singer told fans back in October last year that it would be many months til the release. We think something summery from the star would be the perfect accompaniment to an ice cold drink by the pool.
Adam Levine and co will head back to the UK as they take to the stage for a short summer arena tour. The band will play the first of five shows in Birmingham on 22nd June.
Taking place across the weekend of 11th-14th July, Rihanna, The Killers and Mumford & Sons will headline the Scottish festival.
The rapper seemingly confirmed the release of a 2013 album with a commemorative cap in his official site earlier in 2012. He has already planned live shows in the summer, so could this be the month he brings the anticipated record.
Who will take to the panel for the next series is almost as highly anticipated as the contestants themselves. There's rumours Tulisa will be leaving, Simon Cowell is returning and Cheryl Cole is coming and going week to week. Who will be back for the next series as the show looks to find the follow up to 2012's winner James Arthur?
The band will make their big-screen debut in the summer when they appear in their first-ever 3D concert movie. Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis and Liam have promised to unveil more of themselves then ever before during the documentary side of the film.
The 'Stan' rapper is the only headliner already confirmed for the August Bank Holiday weekend extravaganza, and is expected to debut material from his new album.
The line-up for the 2013 will be announced on 25th February, with the event taking place across the 17th and 18th August.
Jessie postponed her 'Nice To Meet You' tour to concentrate on her second studio album and locked herself in a studio during the summer of 2012 to work on the tracks. We reckon the 'Who You Are' now singer could drop the follow up to 'Who You Are' in September - just in time for her Arena tour.
The 'Domino' star was forced to postpone her 'Nice To Meet You' tour and her first ever arena shows from February in order to finish her second studio album. The singer apologised for the inconvenience caused but insisted art can't be rushed.
The band are among the hardest working artists in the industry and have already hinted that they are ready to get going on their next album. A November release would time perfectly for their next tour as well.
The rumour-mill surrounding the BRIT and Grammy Award winning star had been rife in 2012 and she has yet to even officially confirm the birth of her first child. We think that a new album just in time for Christmas would be the perfect way to end the year.
It might be almost a year away, but that means the JLS boys have plenty of planning time ahead to follow up their hugely successful '4th Dimension' 2012 shows. The band will play the first of 13 dates on 4th December at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
The R&B singer recently postponed his entire European tour after it was confirmed he would be appearing as a new judge on The Voice in the US. He is yet to offer any insight into when the dates will be - but expect fireworks when he does eventually take to the stage as the singer never dissapoints.