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19 December 2022, 18:50
Here are all the albums that made a splash this year, from 'Harry's House' to Lizzo's first album in three years – here's everything you need to know...
2022 has been quite a year for music and we think it's about time we comb back through all the biggest releases of the past 12 months.
All your favourite pop stars kicked things up a notch over the past year, with music lovers being treated to album after album, the likes of Harry Styles', Taylor Swift and Lizzo released records that we still have on repeat!
Here's your time capsule for 2022's pop music scene...
Taylor Swift teases Reputation re-record era with dress easter egg at the VMAs
We were all sent reeling when the pop sensation revealed a brand-new during her MTV Video Music Award acceptance speech – and she's been reeling out content for us ever since!
After the shock announcement she wrote on Instagram: "For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that just maybe when the clock strikes twelve ... we'll meet ourselves."
Taylor changed our worlds forever when she released 'Midnights' in October and her latest era has sent Swifties all over the world into a tailspin.
'Anti Hero' was undoubtedly one of the year's biggest songs – and a fan favourite lead single spanning Taylor's entire discography – and it only got better with its follow-up, 'Bejeweled'.
With the promise of a UK leg for the 'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour', we know we'll be celebrating the 'Midnights' era well into 2023...
2022 was the year we finally got LT2!
Louis Tomlinson sent the internet into a frenzy when he confirmed that his second solo record was arriving in November, a project he had long been teasing.
After years of keeping his loyal fans updated on his trips to the studio, Louis dropped 'Faith In The Future', finally giving everyone a follow-up to his solo album 'Walls', which came out in 2020.
It has been the year of Harry! The 28-year-old star brought out 'Harry's House' on May 20, and obviously, the internet has been reeling ever since.
The lead single 'As It Was' was released in April, and was followed up with 'Late Night Talking' – fans have been utterly treated to the HS3 era thus far...
Harry's bizarre 'Music For A Sushi Restaurant' video got everyone talking in October and leaves us wondering... will there be any more 'Harry's House' singles left for next year?
We were finally treated to a new LP from Lizzo!
The 'Juice' songstress announced via her Instagram in April that her fourth album was finished and ready to be released – it's safe to say her fans went wild in the comments, understandably.
'Special' dropped on July 15 and has spawned mega-hits that have soundtracked all of our summers. From TikTok banger 'About Damn Time' to her latest single '2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)', Lizzo has undoubtedly been making waves.
Jack Harlow put out his sophomore album 'Come Home The Kids Miss You' on May 6!
The 24-year-old rapper has been releasing music since 2014, with six mixtapes, two EPs and one studio record under his belt before his latest drop!
'First Class', the second single from the upcoming album instantly took the internet by storm as it quickly became a viral TikTok sound.
Florence & the Machine put out her first project in over four years with the LP, 'Dance Fever'. Her fifth studio record became available to stream on May 13!
Florence Welch and her band shared a whopping four singles before the record's arrival, kicking off the slew of releases with lead single 'King'.
Craig David has released a whopping seven albums throughout his career and he's just brought out another!
The singer-songwriter teased the record back in October with the single 'Who You Are', a collaboration with MNEK.
The 40-year-old's eighth studio album '22' also came out on May 13.