New Music Friday includes a brand-new Saweetie and Doja Cat collab plus releases from Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen, Kings of Leon and more.

We’ve rounded up an assortment of the albums marking milestones in 2021.

40 years

  • Mötley Crüe, “Too Fast for Love” (Nov. 10, 1981): Mötley Crüe’s debut studio album is ranked 22 nd on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.

35 years

  • Madonna, “Real Blue” (June 30, 1986): Madonna was still hitched to Sean Penn when her third album dropped.

30 years

  • Garth Brooks, “Ropin’ the Wind” (Sept. 2, 1991): The first nation album to launching at No. 1 on the Signboard 200, ” Ropin’ the Wind” consists of a cover of the Billy Joel tune “Outrageous.” Hits include ” What She’s Doing Now.”
  • Boyz II Men, “Cooleyhighharmony” (April 30, 1991): R&B group Boyz II Men made their launching with “Cooleyhighharmony,” a nod to Cooley Vocational High School in Chicago. Hits include ” It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to The Other Day.”
  • Nirvana, “Nevermind” (Sept. 24, 1991): Nirvana’s “Nevermind” stirred controversy by including a cover picture of a naked baby swimming. Several retailers decided to cover the baby’s genital areas with a sticker label. Hits consist of ” Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
  • Smashing Pumpkins, “Gish” (Might 28, 1991): Smashing Pumpkins made their launching with “Gish,” an album taped with a budget plan of simply $20,000 Hits include “I AM One.”
  • Cypress Hill, “Cypress Hill” (Aug. 13, 1991): Wanderer’s Kevin Powell called the hip-hop group’s self-titled launching album “engaging and ingenious in spite of its hard-core messages.” Hits consist of “How I Might Simply Kill a Male.”
  • ” Harmful,” Michael Jackson (Nov. 26, 1991): Jackson’s 8th album, “Hazardous,” debuted atop the Billboard 200 and was the very popular album in1982 Hits consist of “Black or White.”
  • Metallica, “Metallica” (Aug. 12, 1991): Metallica’s self-titled fifth studio album topped the Signboard 200 for 4 straight weeks and is the group’s best-selling album Hits consist of ” Go into Sandman.” (Another Metallica album, “Load,” turns 25 this year.)

25 years

  • Pearl Jam, “No Code” (Aug. 27, 1996): The third consecutive No. 1 album for Pearl Jam, “No Code” was the group’s very first album recorded with drummer Jack Irons. Hits include ” Who You Are.”

20 years

  • Jennifer Lopez, “J.Lo” (Jan. 16, 2001): Lopez’s 2nd album dropped the very same month her film “The Wedding Planner” debuted. A trio of songs were recorded in Spanish. Hits consist of ” Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”
  • Fate’s Kid, “Survivor” (May 1, 2001): Beyoncé Knowles co-wrote and produced all the tracks on the group’s third album. Hits include ” Bootylicious.”
  • Creed, “Weathered” (Nov. 20, 2001): Creed’s 3rd album debuted at No. 1 on the Signboard 200 and stayed in that spot for eight successive weeks. Hits include ” My Sacrifice.”
  • NSYNC, “Star” (July 24, 2001): The 3rd and final album from NSYNC, “Celebrity,” felt like “a sensible swan tune” for the group, Uproxx’s John Hugar says Hits consist of “Pop.”
  • Aaliyah, “Aaliyah” (July 7, 2001): The singer (complete name Aaliyah Haughton) with a promising future was killed in an airplane crash in the Bahamas just a month after her self-titled 3rd album dropped. Hits include ” We Need a Resolution.”
  • Kylie Minogue, “Fever” (Oct. 1, 2001): Numerous say that “Fever,” Minogue’s 8th album, is one of the best dance albums ever. It peaked at No. 3 on the Signboard 200, the greatest ranking for any of her releases to date. Hits include ” Can’t Get You Out of My Head.”
  • Missy Elliott, “Miss E. Addictive” (May 15, 2001): Elliott informs listeners to the title track on her 3rd album, “Miss E. So Addicting,” to prepare yourself for “some (curse) that you never heard in the past.” And she provides. Hits consist of “Get Ur Freak On.”

15 years

  • Numerous artists, “High School Musical” (Jan. 10, 2006): The soundtrack to the hit Disney Channel film features music carried out by its cast members including Zac Efron. Hits include ” Breaking Free.”
  • Justin Timberlake, “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (Sept. 8, 2006): Timberlake’s second album, ” FutureSex/LoveSounds” came four years after his previous group NSYNC went on hiatus. Hits include ” SexyBack.”

10 years

  • Adele, “21” (Jan. 24, 2011): The title of “21” comes from the truth that Adele was 21 years old at the time she produced her second album. Hits include ” Rolling in the Deep.”
  • Girl Gaga, “Born By Doing This” (May 23, 2011): Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield offered “Born In this manner” 4 stars, composing, “What makes ‘Born In this manner’ so disarmingly terrific is how warm and gentle Gaga sounds.” Hits consist of “Wed the Night.”

5 years

  • The Weeknd, “Starboy” (Nov. 25, 2016): The Weeknd teamed with Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk and Lana Del Rey, among others, for his third album. Hits consist of ” Starboy.”
  • Beyoncé, “Lemonade” (April 23, 2016): An HBO motion picture with the exact same name dropped together with Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” album, her sixth. Hits consist of “Hold Up.”


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