2016 was a year filled with scandals, tragedy, victories and controversies. But in the midst of these enthralling events, important moments in the world of entertainment were made. This New Year apparently won’t be too different in that aspect, with some of the most anticipated albums, movies, and technology being released. Here’s what to expect in 2017.
Big Sean – I Decided – February 2, 2017
As per an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Detroit rapper Big Sean claimed his forthcoming project is a well-defined concept album surrounding the idea of rebirth. Including various features such as Chance the Rapper and Jeremih, the album is inspired by old school music and will speak about today’s culture and art. The album is set to be released early 2017.
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope – TBA 2017
In an out of the blue unveiling, Coldplay announced plans to release new music this year in their EP titled Kaleidoscope, just weeks after the band announced a 2017 North America Stadium Tour.
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour – March 28, 2017 – November 29, 2017
Embarking on an 85 day world tour, pop sensation Bruno Mars will take his latest project, 24K Magic on the road. The North American leg will kick off July 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour – Phase 1: February 17, 2017 – June 9, 2017
In his sixth concert tour, Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, is set to embark on a 3 leg world tour in support of his 4th studio album, Starboy.
TV Shows/ Movies
A Series of Unfortunate Events – January 13, 2017
The long awaited theatrical installment of Lemony Snicket’s novel series: A Series of Unfortunate Events, is soon to be the Netflix series of the year as the show depicts the 13-book chronicle of the dark, humorous and mysterious lives of the Baudelaire family.
Star Trek: Discovery – May 2017
The first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in early 2005, Star Trek: Discovery is an upcoming television series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS and Netflix. The beloved sci-fi franchise is once again resurrected bringing a show filled with diversity and action.
Wonder Woman – June 2, 2017
In the fourth installment to the DC Extended Universe, Warner Brothers is releasing the newest American Superhero film with its most prominent female superhero as its lead. The Justice League member, demigoddess and warrior princess is set to hit the big screens summer 2017.
Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017
In the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, protagonist Peter Parker attempts to balance life being a superhero with his high school life. The latest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise is set to be in theaters in summer 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 – Spring 2017
In an attempt to redeem itself after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung is expected to resurface with its newest installment to the Samsung Galaxy family. The company has announced that the device will include artificial intelligence powered by Viv, created by the same people who founded Siri.
iPad / iPhone 8 / iMac – Spring 2017
With their yearly release of updated products, Apple is expected to upgrade its current devices, with an extra twist in celebration of the iPhone’s ten year anniversary. The iPhone 8 is rumored to have an all glass design, no home button, new screen sizes and much more. The iMac is expected to add the new USB-C port. New iPad models will focus on the Pro line, with upgrades made to the Apple Pencil stylus as well as new screen sizes.
Nintendo Switch – March 2017
2017 is the year of Nintendo, as the iconic video game company is working on the release of the Nintendo Switch, a new gaming console which works on TVs and is also a portable system. Pricing and launch titles are set to be released on January 12, 2017.
Xbox Project Scorpio – Fall 2017
Microsoft is also currently working on its more powerful version of the Xbox One, a console designed to work on 4K TVs and virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift. The console is targeted at gamers who value performance over any other factor.
As 2016 has reached its end, 2017 marks the beginning of a new and exciting year in the world of pop culture, technology and entertainment. From concert tours to game systems, iPhones to movies, 2017 will bring about the newest raves and trends this generation will become infatuated with.