Some of pop music’s biggest acts have new studio albums due out in 2014. But in the music biz, release dates come and go. Here are seven highly anticipated CDs — and the chances they’ll really come out this year.
|ARTIST||ALBUM||CHANCE OF A 2014 RELEASE|
|U2||The Irish quartet's new CD is influenced by the Ramones and Talking Heads.||90 percent.|
Waiting one more year outside the spotlight would deal a deathblow to Bono's ego.
|BLINK-182||The reunited punk-pop trio is label-shopping for its next album.||70 percent.|
A quick release is essential before fans grow too old for toilet humor.
|DON HENLEY||Cass County would be the Eagles singer's first solo disc since 2000.||65 percent.|
The film History of the Eagles made it clear everyone needs a break from Glenn Frey.
|50 CENT||Fiddy had to revamp Street King Immortal after "We Up" fell on deaf ears.||50 percent.|
Even millionaire rappers have to take orders from their record-company kingpins.
|ADELE||The British singer is working on her third CD while raising her 1-year-old son.||45 percent.|
The thought of having to sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" one more time may be enough to drive her back into the studio.
|D'ANGELO||The soul singer's first CD since 2000 was reportedly "97 percent finished" two years ago.||10 percent.|
Don't hold your breath.
|BEYONCÉ||Queen B and her army of producers just finished her fifth solo disc.||0 percent.|
She surprised her fans by releasing the self-titled album in December instead of in 2014. Enjoy!