Upcoming Releases Record Vinyl Pre-Order April 2021

Top Picks for Upcoming Vinyl Releases (April 2021)

The top pop picks for vinyl releases and pre-orders.

It’s time for another edition of Put The Needle On It.

Inspired by last year’s Record Store Day and the fragmented vinyl drop schedule amid the pandemic, I’m continuing to do round-ups of some of the upcoming vinyl releases and pre-orders that have caught my eye, which MuuMuse readers would more than likely enjoy getting their hands on, too. (No, Rachel StevensCome & Get It still hasn’t been rereleased on vinyl. The fight continues.)

This month’s round-up is full of yuh, a sprinkle of oh me oh my, and a whole lot of woo hoo…yee hoo.

Make sure to let me know which upcoming releases you’re looking forward to grabbing for yourself in the comments. Happy hunting!


Ariana Grande Positions
Ariana Grande
Format: Spring green 12″ vinyl
Release date: April 9, 2021
The sixth studio album from Ariana Grande, Positions is available exclusively at Urban Outfitters on spring green vinyl. The R&B-inflected pop album showcases the singer’s standout vocals with songs that assert her independence, power and sensuality, all on her own terms. 2021, Republic Records.


Yuh, yuh. Ari’s horny-on-main 2020 studio album, which features her ode to being #vers (“Positions”) and her 69-minded “34+35,” gets a bright green vinyl makeover.

Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Moonlight Edition
Dua Lipa
Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition
Format: Black vinyl LP
Release date: May 14, 2021
The “Moonlight Edition” is a repackage of Dua Lipa’s 2020 studio album, ‘Future Nostalgia,’ featuring all new songs.


Essential Peep: The Best Album of 2020 gets a re-release, this time with extra gems like “We’re Good,” “If It Ain’t Me” and “That Kind of Woman.”

Selena Gomez Revelacion Vinyl
Selena Gomez
Format: Black 12″ vinyl
Release date: May 14, 2021
Selena Gomez’s first Spanish-language album. Revelación translates to English as revelation, an act of revealing or communicating divine truth, similar to what Gomez is musically experiencing. The Texas native said she’s exploring music in another language because she’s “so, so proud of my heritage.”


She’s Spanish and a baby, and she’s making her Spanish-language debut.

Chloe x Halle Ungodly Hour
Chloe x Halle
Ungodly Hour (Chrome Edition)
Format: Black vinyl with foil embossed standard jacket
Release date: July 9, 2021
Ungodly Hour (Chrome Edition) including two new songs titled ”80/20” and “Hazy.”


The duo responsible for quarantine’s best at-home performances deliver their early ’00s-referencing R&B masterpiece in sleek chrome.

Slayyyter Troubled Paradise Vinyl
Troubled Paradise
Format: Transparent cloudy clear 12″ vinyl
Release date: June 11, 2021
Pop sensation Slayyyter is taking control of 2021, releasing her debut album Troubled Paradise out via FADER Label. Featuring singles like “Self Destruct,” “Throatzillaaa” and title track “Troubled Paradise,” Slayyyter spins dastardly lovers, boredom, and literal villains into bombastic, Y2K-influenced music on her first official LP. Her ferocious return signals the dawning of a new era for the self-made popstar, one who isn’t afraid to raise some hell.


Oh me, oh my: the rising Internet pop princess’ debut full-length will have you floating in the clouds. (Check out her interview with MuuMuse.)

Dawn Richard Second Line Vinyl
Dawn Richard
Second Line
Format: White vinyl with bonus shaped gold 12″
Release date: April 30, 2021
Much like the New Orleans–born artist who created it, Second Line is an unapologetic genre bender that pushes boundaries, expands possibilities, and shatters expectations. It’s more than just an album: Second Line is a cohesive sensory experience that questions traditional ideas of sound, production, and visual aesthetics as they relate to music. Its interlocking parts tell an epic story about the quest for artistic expression, with Dawn describing her project as “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.”


The genre-bending, shape-shifting Danity Kane solo star continues to make futuristic electronica waves. Bussifame!

evermore Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Format: Green double vinyl
Release date: May 28, 2021
Folklore‘s sister record. These songs were created with Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, WB and Justin Vernon. The deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks.


An indie, under-the-radar singer-songwriter‘s second surprise album of 2020. Start searching the liner notes and inside jacket for clues for the next album, Swifties. She probably hid something in there.

Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape Vinyl
Gwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape
Format: Metallic gold 12″ vinyl
Release date: April 8, 2021
Gwen Stefani’s second solo album, The Sweet Escape, is available exclusively at Urban Outfitters, pressed to color vinyl for the first time in a gold hue you can’t get anywhere else. The follow-up to 2004’s multi-platinum Love. Angel. Music. Baby., it features a fresher sonic palette with electronic, dance-pop motifs. Featuring the singles, “Wind It Up” and “The Sweet Escape.” 2006, Interscope.


Fifteen years later, Gwenie, Gwen, Gwen’s second studio album is still yummy head to toe – and mixed within all the fun, bizarre pop confections are some of her best ballads: “4 In the Morning” and “Early Winter.”

Zara Larsson Poster Girl Vinyl
Zara Larsson
Poster Girl
Format: Black 12″ vinyl
Release date: April 9, 2021
The third studio album from Zara Larsson, featuring “Love Me Land,” “Wow,” “Talk About Love” and “Look What You’ve Done.”


The Swedish superstar doesn’t know how to craft a bad pop song, quite frankly.

K D Lang Makeover Vinyl
k. d. lang
Format: Transparent turquoise 12″ vinyl
Release date: May 28, 2021
In celebration of Pride Month, Nonesuch Records releases k.d. lang’s makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs on May 28, 2021. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, together for the first time, and includes “Sexuality,” “Miss Chatelaine,” “Theme from the Valley of the Dolls,” “Summerfling,” and the #1 dance chart hits “Lifted By Love” and “If I Were You.” makeover’s cover art features a previously unseen 1995 portrait of lang by David LaChapelle. The album is available on transparent turquoise vinyl.


The prolific Canadian singer-songwriter gives the gays everything they want in time for Pride.

Miki Matsubara Stay With Me Vinyl TikTok Viral Song J-Pop
Miki Matsubara
“Mayonaka no Door / Stay With Me”
Format: 7″ single vinyl
Release date: April 1, 2021
More than 40 years after being released, “Mayonaka no Door / Stay With Me” by Miki Matsubara spent 20 consecutive days at No. 1 in the world on the Spotify Global Viral Chart. The song first became popular again through North America and Asia on YouTube and TikTok, before its popularity got spread widely to the entire world, leading to a vinyl reissue.


This is one of those instances of the kids getting it right on TikTok: a Japanese city-pop 1979 hit goes incredibly viral among the youths, leading to a posthumous vinyl re-release. It’s a gorgeous, instantly nostalgic tune, and you might recognize the chorus from your FYP.

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