LAS VEGAS (AP) The new year is here and the new year, it seems, is a good time to be a podcaster.
Here are 12 podcasts that have had some big-name guests, or are getting some new ones.
Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan: A Portrait of an American Tragedy (Columbia) The Dylan Anthology was released this year and it’s a perfect addition to the Dylan canon.
This new edition includes the music of Bob Dylan, his songs and his life, and is a perfect companion to Dylan’s own book.
Paul McCartney – A Different World (Warner) McCartney is best known for his hit “Hey Jude,” but he’s also a talented writer and songwriter.
His new album, A Different Way, is the latest installment in a long list of collaborative projects with the Beatles and John Lennon.
McCartney also co-wrote “Imagine,” the song that has become a Beatles classic.
Bruce Springsteen – The Boss (Columbus) A legendary songwriter and former drummer for the Grateful Dead, Springsteen has collaborated with pop star Taylor Swift and rock band Muse.
He’s also known for writing and producing songs for a host of films, including “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
John Legend – Life After Death (A&M) Legend is the first rapper to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 since Jay Z. The rapper and his wife, Beyoncé, have shared the top spot since 2016, and this new album features songs from the two of them, including the “Formation” hit.
John Mayer – The Wild, Wild West (Sony) Mayer’s new album is out and the pop star is a legend for his solo work.
He has a new single, “I’m Not Afraid,” which hits stores Jan. 17.
It’s his first album to feature guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, TLC and Kanye West.
Taylor Swift – 1989 (Warners) The pop star’s album 1989 is her first since 2007’s The 21st Century Boy.
It was the year she and Jay-Z broke up.
The pair’s relationship has been complicated by a string of legal disputes, including a 2012 court case that involved Swift’s former husband, producer Dr. Dre.
Swift has since released new music and she has made her feelings about her marriage public.
Bobbi Kristina Brown – Black History Month (VH1) Brown is a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and performer who’s also an advocate for racial equality and women’s rights.
The singer is also a self-described feminist and is the recipient of the NAACP Image Award.
Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Ft.
Juliet) The “Hotel California” singer is getting a new album and the first of its kind.
The album is titled “Hotlines,” and it includes music from Drake’s label, 50 Cent’s Fergie Entertainment, which is releasing a new song from Drake this year called “Hot.”
Taylor West – “The Party” (Columbius) The Taylor Swift-produced song “The Parties” is one of her most popular hits and her new album drops on Feb. 5.
The song features guest appearances by Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.
Selena & The Black Eyed Peas – “I Miss You” (Empire) Selena and The Black Eye have teamed up for the release of their debut album.
The track is about Selena’s mother who passed away in 2015.
The BlackEyedPeas, who split from Selena in 2016, are also releasing a collaborative album that features songs by Selena, Kanye West, Rihanna, Rihana and Justin Bieber.
Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Universal) The new Lady Gaga album features a number of tracks from her catalog and is an anthem for all of us who’ve been shaped by the culture she grew up in.
The songs are all collaborations with producer Nicki Minaj, who was one of the artists behind Lady Gaga’s first two albums.
Tom Hanks – “It Ain’t Me Babe” (Paramount) Tom Hars has been releasing songs since he was 14, but he was a big star in his own right when he released his first solo album.
He made his debut with the band the Beach Boys in 1982 and they released his sophomore album, The Great American Songbook, in 1996.
It featured songs by the Beach boys and his best-known songs are “American Boy” and “Tugboat.”
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