We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2020 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2021 so far and what’s to come. Previous winners in this category are 2020: SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama, 2019: Sucker Punch by Sigrid, 2018: Wild, Wild Wonderland by Saara Aalto, 2017: Melodrama by Lorde, 2016: Joanne by Lady Gaga and 2015: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence and the Machine.
- Read on for our top 5 best albums of 2021 so far and how to see each act live
Our hopes for the next 5 months include The Blow Monkeys who release Journey To You on 24 September Tickets, Duran Duran whose Future Past collection is out on 22 October Tickets and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett who release album Love For Sale on 1 October Tickets
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