Best Albums To Buy For Christmas 2018: From Little Mix To Now 101

4 October 2018, 14:18 | Updated: 31 October 2018, 16:13

Best Pop Music Albums for Christmas 2018
Best Pop Music Albums for Christmas 2018. Picture: Jess Glynne/Little Mix/Michael Bublé

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for a music fan? We've picked out ten of our favourite pop albums that will make the perfect Christmas present - and they're all out on CD and to download before Christmas Day!

  1. Little Mix - TBC

    Little Mix
    Little Mix. Picture: Little Mix

    Release date: TBC

    Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio album before Christmas. The girls have already announced their new single 'Woman Like Me' (featuring Nicki Minaj) will be out on October 12th.

  2. Jess Glynne - Always In Between

    Jess Glynne
    Jess Glynne. Picture: Jess Glynne

    Release date: 12 October 2018

    Jess is the queen of the chart, with more Official Vodafone Big Top 40 Number 1's than any other artist. Her second studio album Always In Between is out in time for Christmas, featuring the hit single 'All I Am'.

  3. Olly Murs - You Know I Know

    Olly Murs
    Olly Murs. Picture: Olly Murs

    Release date: 9 November 2018

    Cheeky Essex chappy Olly Murs releases his sixth studio album You Know I Know in November. It's a collection of greatest hits (songs you know) and a bunch of new songs (songs Olly knows) hence the title.

  4. Michael Bublé - Love

    Michael Buble
    Michael Buble. Picture: Michael Buble

    Release date: 16 November 2018

    It's not Christmas without a bit of Bublé. The Canadian crooner releases his tenth studio album Love this year, including the single 'When I Fall in Love', and he says it'll be his "most romantic album yet".

  5. NOW That's What I Call Music! 101

    Calvin Harris and Sam Smith
    Calvin Harris and Sam Smith. Picture: Instagram: @calvinharris

    Release date: TBC

    The latest instalment in the NOW That's What I Call Music! series is always the perfect gift for any music fan, featuring some of the biggest hits of the past months - expect Calvin Harris and Sam Smith's 'Promises' to be Track 1.

  6. Rita Ora - Phoenix

    Rita Ora
    Rita Ora. Picture: Rita Ora

    Release date: 23 November 2018

    Rita Ora releases her second studio album Phoenix in November. It features three Official Vodafone Big Top 40 Number 1 songs - 'Anywhere', 'For You' and latest single 'Let You Love Me'.

  7. A Star Is Born Soundtrack

    A Star Is Born Soundtrack
    A Star Is Born Soundtrack. Picture: A Star Is Born

    Release date:

    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's movie A Star Is Born is topping box offices around the world and the soundtrack is a great gift for anyone who's seen the film. It includes the incredible lead single 'Shallow.

  8. Clean Bandit - What Is Love?

    Clean Bandit
    Clean Bandit. Picture: Clean Bandit

    Release date: 30 November 2018

    Clean Bandit's second studio album What Is Love? is packed with bangers. It includes three Official Vodafone Big Top 40 Number 1 songs - 'Rockabye', 'Symphony' and 'Solo' - so you know it'll be pretty good.

  9. Boyzone - Thank You & Goodnight

    Boyzone. Picture: Boyzone

    Release date: 16 November 2018

    Boyzone have announced their last ever album Thank You & Goodnight in time for Christmas 2018. Gary Barlow and Sam Smith have both contributed material towards it and Ed Sheeran helped write lead single 'Because'.

  10. The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Picture: The Greatest Showman

    Release date: 8 November 2017

    It's the biggest movie of the year and the official soundtrack is 2018's biggest album too. It's a great gift idea for anyone in your life who's been singing Keala Settle's 'This Is Me' all-year-long.

  11. George Ezra - Staying at Tamara's

    George Ezra
    George Ezra. Picture: George Ezra

    Release date: 23 March 2018

    George Ezra has produced one of the biggest albums of 2018. Staying at Tamara's features the hit singles 'Paradise' and 'Shotgun' is certainly one to put on your list for Santa if you've not heard it yet.