With 2014 well under way, it's only a matter of time before the summer anthems, and their respective albums, become a staple to the summer nights of 2014. With the April release of Iggy Azalea's debut album, "The New Classic," Azalea has made a name for herself with her hit song "Fancy." The single, reached a spot in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. A collaboration between Azalea and Ariana Grande has also made the Billboard Hot 100 in the number three spot, with the song "Problem." The "Work" singer will perform at Austin City Limits in October.
With the rise of Azalea come other hopeful albums in 2014 to turn known musicians into household names. Of those artists releasing albums, Lana del Rey, The Black Keys, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar, are widely known names with big things to prove with their second or third albums being released this year.