5 Artists Set For Album Releases This March

New music is about to hit the feels and the market as these artists prepare for their album releases this month.

A flurry of excitement is about to fill the air as the music industry gears to hear new music from talented, prominent artists. BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) member J-Hope, Shakira, Tyla, KPop group NCT Dream, and Sheryl Crow are slating their album releases this March. 

J-Hope will release his highly-anticipated solo project, Shakira will showcase her Latin and pop music, and Tyla will debut a soulful album. NCT Dream’s new album will highlight their amazing vocals paired with their infectious energy, and Crow will blend rock, folk, and country in hers.

READ ALSO: Back For Act II: Beyoncé Reveals New Album Name, ‘Cowboy Carter’

Shakira, “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran”

Shakira’s new album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, is the first one she will release in seven years. It translates directly to Women Don’t Cry Anymore and will come out on March 22, according to a report from People. Her last album was in 2017, titled El Dorado.

Shakira is one of the artists with album releases this March as “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” will come out on Friday
Shakira is one of the artists with album releases this March as “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” will come out on Friday /Photo from Shakira’s official website

The album features 16 tracks with eight never-before-heard songs, a remix, and seven singles which have already been released. Singles like “Copa Vacía” and “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” will make it to the album.

Shakira said in an Instagram post that making the album has been an alchemical process. “[The album] is one that I have created with you, my pack of she-wolves who were there for me every step of the way,” she expressed.

Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran will be available on CD and vinyl. Fans can now pre-save and pre-download the album through this link.

The singer was a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) since 2003. She received the Crystal Award as well from the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017

Tyla, “Tyla”

South African singer Tyla will debut her album titled Tyla on Friday, March 22. Her music stands at the forefront of innovation and blends pop and R&B with her South African roots. She made her mark with her first single “Getting Late” featuring Kooldrink but rose to popularity with her breakout hit “Water” in 2023.

Tyla’s “Water” propelled her to prominence.

Tyla is made up of 14 tracks, with songs titled “Safer,” “Truth or Dare,” “Butterflies,” “Jump,” and “Priorities,” among others. It includes a remix of “Water” with her labelmate, Travis Scott.

“Tyla” joins this month’s album releases, which comes out on Friday, March 22
“Tyla” joins this month’s album releases, which comes out on Friday, March 22/Photo from Tyla’s official website

Her desire is to represent African artists on a global stage. She said she worked on her music for two years and she’s ready for the world to hear it. “African music is going global and I’m so blessed to be one of the artists pushing the culture,” she said.

Tyla won the inaugural Best African Music Performance category at the GRAMMY Awards held last month. You can pre-save and pre-download Tyla in your preferred music streaming platforms.

NCT Dream, “Dream()Scape”

Korean group NCT Dream is one of the artists with March album releases, with Dream()Scape about to hit streaming sites on March 25. This comes after their 2023 comeback album titled ISTJ.

KPop group NCT Dream will release "Dream()Scape" on March 25
KPop group NCT Dream will release “Dream()Scape” on March 25/Photo via Instagram @nct_dream

NCT Dream is a seven member group with members Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. SM Entertainment’s founder Lee Soo-man was responsible for the group name, which is an acronym that means “neo culture technology.” 

They rose to fame in 2016 with their single “Chewing Gum” which became number two on Billboard’s world digital songs sales chart as per USA Today.

The album has a theme of transcending reality’s harshness and entering a realm of dreams. It encapsulates the emotions experienced during this journey. Dream()Scape comprises six tracks with its title track “Smoothie” which is about growing together.

Non-profit organization World Scout Foundation appointed NCT Dream as a global ambassador in 2019. They released a special track titled “Fireflies” which contained a hopeful message of uniting the world. All earnings from streams went to scouting activities across low-income countries. The organization promotes and develops scouting around the world and Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf is their honorary chairman.

The boys are set to tour in May, which they call The Dream Show 3 and will commence in Seoul. Songs included in the album with the lead single are “icantfeelanything,” “Box,” “Carat Cake,” “Unknown,” and “Breathing.” You can pre-save, pre-download, and pre-order their new music here.

NCT Dream’s “Dream()Scape” teaser.


BTS’ J-Hope will release a special solo album entitled Hope on the Street Vol. 1, which will come with a documentary film. The six-track album comes out on March 29.

The album will reflect J-Hope’s expertise as BTS’ main dancer. Dance is the “core of J-Hope’s artistic roots and identity. The accompanying film will highlight his journey across various cities before enlisting in the army. 

J-Hope’s “HOPE ON THE STREET VOL. 1” highlight medley.

Billboard reported the film is a six-part docuseries. It will show how he explored and met street dancers in Osaka, Paris, New York, Seoul, and Gwangju. 

J-Hope was involved in BTS and BigHit Music’s collaboration with UNICEF since 2017 which involved their LOVE MYSELF campaign. It spread positive messages of self-care and self-love to almost every country globally. 

BTS addressed world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly in 2018.

The move involved the group addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, releasing exclusive music videos, and providing educational resources at concert venues. Together, they raised $3.6 million and also pledged $1 million, sales from the LOVE MYSELF merchandise, and album to continue their advocacy.

Pre-order, pre-save, and pre-download J-Hope’s upcoming album here.

Sheryl Crow, “Evolution”

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow is one of the artists with album releases this March. Her work and 11th full-length album, Evolution, will be out on March 29. Her title track of the same name as the album divulges uneasiness about artificial intelligence and its impact towards humanity. 

Sheryl Crow played “Evolution” in Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Crow said in a post that as a mom she wants to leave a better world for her children. She asked if AI will be a benevolent partner and expressed that “Evolution” will deal with those anxieties

Evolution will feature 10 songs: “Alarm Clock,” “Love Life,” “Digging In The Dirt,” “Do It Again,” and “Broken Record,” among others.

Laura Dern delivered a speech that welcomed Sheryl Crow into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year
Laura Dern delivered a speech that welcomed Sheryl Crow into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year/Photo via Instagram @sherylcrow

Crow is a songwriter, activist, a rock star, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2023. Laura Dern delivered a speech before welcoming the singer into the Rock Hall. She is passionate about supporting multiple charities like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, World Food Program, Feeding America, and other worthy causes.

Pre-save, pre-download, and pre-order her new music here.

Banner photo via Instagram @shakira.

Shop for LIFESTYLE ASIA’S magazines through these platforms.
Download LIFESTYLE ASIA’s digital magazines from:
Subscribe via [email protected]