#2014MusicWishes: A Look Ahead at This Year's Pop Music

Consider Rihanna, Shakira and Usher for your pop music wishes.

January 07, 2014, 7:06 AM
PHOTO: What can we expect from Usher, Fergie, and Miley Cyrus in 2014?
What can we expect from Usher, Fergie, and Miley Cyrus in 2014?
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Jan. 7, 2014 -- intro: Last year was a big one in pop music, and 2014 is shaping up to be just as epic.

Despite all that happened, here are some #2014MusicWishes that, if granted, will make the year in pop music even more noteworthy. From Usher, Rihanna, and Shakira, among others, here's what to look for this year in music.

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quicklist: 1title: Royal Collaborations text: Major collaborations from the biggest artists in music are always special. Two of the biggest female pop stars will give us a treat this year. Rihanna, 25, revealed that she will be releasing a duet with Shakira. The song is called "Can't Remember to Forget" and will be released ahead of Shakira's new album, according to Billboard. This will be Shakira's first English-language album since 2009's "She Wolf." The Colombian singer-songwriter will make her return to NBC's "The Voice" this spring.

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quicklist: 2title: The Return of Adele's Voicetext: Adele's powerful voice helped her rule the charts with her 2011 album "21." The singer won Album of the Year and had some major singles from the record. The singer has been in the studio, and her co-writer, Ryan Tedder, couldn't help but talk about her voice. "Adele sounds even better than before," Tedder said in October to the Herald Sun. "I love where she's at." Here's hoping that her next album is coming very soon. After all, Adele, 25, did tell Elle Canada when she expected to release her third album. "I imagine I'll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out," Adele said. ''I'm just going to lay some concrete, set up home and just 'be' for a bit. I'll disappear and come back with a record when it's good enough.'' Hey, it's about that time. Media: 21380772

quicklist: 3title: Usher Getting Back to Businesstext: Usher is one of the hardest-working men in the music business. He's returning to "The Voice" this year for Season 6 and also starring in the upcoming film "Hands of Stone" as Sugar Ray Leonard. But between the TV and film career, his fans are hoping for new music. The singer, 35, doesn't want to keep them waiting any longer. "[You're] going to hear some new music at the top of the year," Usher told MTV News at the premiere of Justin Bieber's documentary in December.

"You guys have probably been following me on Instagram so you see my Afro and my six-pack," he said. "So I'm getting out of Sugar Ray Leonard mode and into Usher Ray mode."

"Usher is in the studio making what I think is one of his best records," Usher's record label boss, Peter Edge, told Hits Daily Double. Media: 21380345

quicklist: 4title: Miley Cyrus' Next Movetext: The women of pop ruled 2013. Miley Cyrus did amazing on the charts last year and in 2014 it would be great to see her make music with some of the pop divas that influenced her from the past, like Gwen Stefani.

Stefani's solo music career has taken a hiatus as the pop star is busy enjoying her family. Her influence as a pop singer who utilizes hip-hop beats was definitely felt in 2013, with artists like Cyrus drawing inspiration. Songwriter Sean Garrett told MTV News that Stefani, 44, was once considered for a duet on Cyrus' latest album, "Bangerz." "She was so cool. I love Miley," Stefani told Ryan Seacrest when asked about Miley's latest record. Could we see a potential duet from the duo? Media: 21380558

quicklist: 5title: Pop Group Reunions text: We were given some major pop group reunions last year, including Destiny's Child's at the Super Bowl, 'N Sync's at the MTV Video Music Awards and TLC's VH1 movie and AMA performance. So who will be next to make a return to the spotlight? One group that hopes to make a big splash back into the spotlight is Danity Kane, which is expected to release an album this year. An epic awards show performance wouldn't be bad either, ladies.

Another pop group we haven't seen all together in a while is The Black Eyed Peas. Keeping our fingers crossed for that reunion. Lead female singer Fergie took a break to have her first child with husband Josh Duhamel. The singer, 38, told USA Today she is writing new songs for her long-awaited second solo album. Fergie, please get the gang back together or on one track, at least.

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