13 Burning Music Questions for 2014

Will Miley Cyrus find pants? Will Justin Bieber come out of retirement? Check out our biggest questions in music for 2014
 / January 13, 2014

What Will Happen With Our Favorite Artists in 2014?

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If we had three wishes, they'd be free Dunkin Donuts for life, no more automatic video players on websites and a crystal ball to look into 2014. 

We have to know: What's going to happen this year in music? Will Miley Cyrus find pants? Will Beyonce fart in public? We may have to wait a whole year to answer all these questions!

Check out the rest of our burning questions about what'll happen to some of our favorite artists in 2014. 

Will Justin Bieber Come Out of Retirement?

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Honestly, we're kind of confused about what's going on with Justin Bieber. He kinda-sorta "retired" at the end of last year, and that's when things started going downhill. His Believe documentary "bombed," bringing in only $4.5 million its opening weekend, and his Journals album suffered "dismal sales." Has the world finally had enough of the Biebs? Maybe he just needs an extended vacation.

Is Rihanna Planning a New Album?

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2013 was the first year since 2009 in which Rihanna didn't release an album. She did do a whole lot of other things, like collaborate with Eminem, break up with Chris Brown (once and for all!) and post a bunch of super sexy pics on Instagram. The Barbadian singer teamed up with Shakira for their single "Can't Remember to Forget You," but, hopefully, RiRi is rifreshed enough to put out some new music of her own this year?

Will Macklemore Actually Win a Grammy?

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With a whopping seven Grammy nominations this year, it's likely that Macklemore will take home at least one. But will it be the coveted Best New Artist? Or maybe Best Rap Album and beat out fan favorite Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city? No worries—the dude's smart enough to know that hip hop will be pretty mad at him if that happens. We'll have to wait and see how it shakes out.

Will Adele Finally Return to Us?

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The only real shred of hope we have on the Adele front is that producer William Orbit recently told M magazine, "I know I’ll be doing some writing with Adele in the new year." BRB, breathing into a paper bag.

The British singer's 2011 album 21 was massively successful—it won almost every award on the planet, including the Grammy for Album of the Year, the BRIT Awards' Album of the Year and the 2011 Mercury Prize. The "Skyfall" singer has a lot to live up to whenever she does return to the music scene, but something tells us she's not taking all those expectations too seriously. (See: Adele cracking up the entire time she was being honored with a fancy British award.)

Will Miley Cyrus Go Off the Deep End... Or Soar Even Higher?

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Miley Cyrus had quite the 2013: She came, she saw, she twerked. But is there any way she can keep up that momentum in 2014? Naysayers would say nay—that's what they say—but her "Adore You" video has already racked up more than 38 million views on YouTube in just three weeks. Miley hits the road in February for her Bangerz tour, but she's planning on making the whole year count.

Will Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Get Married? On TV?!

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Will 2014 be the year of the holy union between Kanye West and blushing bride Kim Kardashian? The new dad told Power 106 that he and Kim are planning on a summer wedding that will involve "fighter jets." He also said that if the money's right, he would broadcast their vows: "If someone is going to give me $10 million for my wedding, I'm going to take it." How don't the Kardashians have their own channel at this point?

Will Azealia Banks' 'Broke With Expensive Taste' Finally See Light of Day?

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The original release date for Azealia Banks' much anticipated debut album was September 2012. Will 2014 finally be the year the album hits stores? Hopefully, she can put the Twitter feuding aside long enough to decide on a release date and stick to it. (Or perhaps we should direct that sentence at her record label.)

Will Taylor Swift Find Happiness? (In Other Words, Can We Expect More Tell-Offs on Her Next Album?)

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Taylor Swift recently said that we should be hearing new material from her in early 2014, but we really wanna know what (or whom) that music is going to be about. The 24-year-old kept busy in 2013—she made friends at the Victoria's Secret fashion show, teamed up with fun.'s Jack Antonoff and got a spot in the Guinness World Records book. She also dated a little bit, and we can't wait to hear all about it. Spill the beans!

Will the Original KISS Lineup Play Their Rock Hall of Fame Induction?

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Iconic glam rockers KISS were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and everyone's wondering the same thing: Can fans expect a reunion of the original lineup during the ceremony? Guitarist Ace Frehley told Rolling Stone he'd be "open" to getting the band back together but admitted it's been a while since he's put on the makeup.

Will The Strokes Make a Comeback?

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After the underwhelming reception of their latest album, Comedown Machine, rumors have been swirling that The Strokes are planning a "return to the scene" in 2014, according to a fan newsletter from guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.. The band's debut studio album, Is This It, has sold more than one million units in the U.S., so we know that the guys have it in them.

Will Nicki Minaj Continue Her Reign as the Queen of Hip Hop?

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We know that Nicki Minaj is already hard at work on her next album, telling MTV, "I got so much to talk about." But can she repeat the incredible success of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded? Just in case she can't, at least we know that she's a decent actress.

Will 'Saturday Night Live' Just Offer Justin Timberlake a Full-Time Job Already?

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I know it. You know it. We all know it—Justin Timberlake might be the best Saturday Night Live host ever. (Even though these other guys did a pretty good job, too.) The "TKO" singer practically shows up for a cameo every other week, so we're wondering if Lorne Michaels should make him an official cast member!

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