Music in 2017: Katy Perry, Drake and Ed Sheeran prepare new albums

After Craig David, All Saints and Rick Astley staged unexpected comebacks this year, who’s next? Samantha Mumba? DJ Pied Piper? Jive Bunny?

Let’s hope not. Instead, here’s some music we can look forward to.

Fresh from allegedly being punctured by the sixth in line to the throne, Ed Sheeran has completed work on his as-yet-untitled third album.

Little is known about the record, but the star recently registered several songs with his publisher, with titles like 21st Century Fox, Sure and Fall.

The latter was co-written with Amy Wadge, who helped him out on the chart-busting ballad Thinking Out Loud. She told Newsbeat the new material would “break the internet“, so if your email gets hacked, blame Ed.

Also in the studio is Katy Perry, who ditched half of her fourth album so she could write songs about Donald Trump’s US election victory.

“It’s funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, ‘Shut up and sing,'” she wrote earlier this month. “Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.”

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