Artists who have released two albums in the same year
Taylor Swift surprised fans with a second album in 2020
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For most artists, a typical album cycle is about two years. A studio-length album takes a lot of work, from creation to recording, sample clearances to shipping deadlines, and more. It can take months, even years, for an artist to get an album done. That’s why very few artists have ever attempted putting out two albums in the same year.
It's a feat that requires dedication and drive, and the reasons for attempting it could range from an apology for making fans wait so long since the last album, or a way to get out of a record label, or even just striking while the iron is hot.
Fans of Taylor Swift recently learned not to trust the singer when she says there’s “not a lot going on at the moment,” as that has been the preface to the releases of both of her surprise albums this year, the latest of which is called 'Evermore.'
But she's not alone. Click through to see which artists have released two or more albums in less than 12 months.