Considering massive pop stars like Rihanna and Beyoncé are ever more likely to drop albums with the click of a button, release schedules are all but redundant these days.
So the best we can offer you is a preview of what is likely to come before the end of the year. And for pop fans it's looking *very* exciting.
From Britney Spears's "really great groove" to Lady Gaga's rumored new funk, we lay out 10 huge album releases we've still got to look forward to in 2016. And yes, we've included Frank Ocean's near-mythical new record too.
1. BRITNEY SPEARS: TBC