Writer’s Opinion: What’s Going to Top the Charts in 2024?

Gabrielle Greek | Writing Contributor

Could 2023 have gotten any better? The year truly had it all with The Barbie Movie, Eras Tour and Beyonce’s Summer Renaissance to name a few. It is clear to see 2023 was the moment for pop culture media. This past year was blessed with some of the best summer tours society has ever experienced, and the music was absolutely killing it. With the Grammys being held this past week, it was a good recap of a successful year in the music and film industry.  It might make one think, how could 2024 even top that? Here is the ultimate rundown on what films are taking the theaters, what music is going to be breaking the charts and what is going to be the hot or nots of 2024.

Summer Renaissance and the Eras Tour may have been the top two tours of 2023, but this summer tour duo is undoubtably about to give them a run for their money. Nicki Minaj has announced her Pink Friday 2 Tour, while Megan Thee Stallion has also announced she will be going on her first ever tour this summer. It is no secret; these two feuding artists have had their difficulties with each other in the media recently. While Beyonce and Taylor may not have been at odds like this pair is, these summer tours are going to be a lot more interesting.

Break out those cowboy boots! Country has been on the rise in 2023, and that is not stopping anytime soon. Lana Del Rey recently announced her breakout country album, Lasso. Her album of 2023, “Did You Know That There is a Tunnel Under Ocean Avenue”, was nothing short of groundbreaking and caught the eyes and ears of TikTok viewers. However, Tate McRae making a genre flip may be difficult for some of her fans. Other country highlights include Kacey Musgraves releasing her album, “Deeper Well” on March 15. Megan Moroney was also a huge breakout star of 2023, and it would be no surprise to see her career skyrocketing this upcoming year.

Speaking of breakout artists, 2024 should be exceptionally good for Sabrina Carpenter, Tate McRae and Troye Sivan. Their careers are just beginning to bloom, but these artists are predicted to catapult into mega fame this year. Their energy is exactly what the music industry has been needing to shake things up.

Arianators everywhere have been patiently waiting for pop star Ariana Grande to release an album since Positions dropped in 2021. The singer is set to release her album Eternal Sunshine on March 8, and fans are eager to see what the album will be about. Grande has been under fire in the media due to her speculated romance with Wicked co-star, Ethan Slater, and she left many wondering if this will influence her new album. Is Ariana in another “Thank You Next Era” or will fans see a new side to her music in 2024?

After the Barbie movie era this summer, everyone is wondering what 2024 movie will top the charts. Mean girls could have taken the spot as the hot movie of 2024, but it fell short in reviews. However, one positive from this movie was that it pushed stars Avantika and Renee Rap into the spotlight, two actors who absolutely captured viewers’ hearts.

In 2024, Taylor Swift is releasing a new album. After her extraordinarily successful year in 2023, will she keep that hype going? Her new album, “Tortured Poet’s Department” is set to come out this year and fans are desperately wondering what this album will be about, and if any songs are influenced by her new romance with Travis Kelce. Fans have theorized that her new friendship with Lana Del Rey, Swift may be trying to draw inspiration from Lana’s mysterious, poetic vibe of her music.

Finally, for everyone who was on BookTok, “It Ends With Us,” based off the popular Colleen Hoover book, is set to premiere this year. This may just be the movie of the year, depending on the execution. Expectations are high for this one, like Barbie. The big question is, will it give readers all they want or flop, leaving them angry for the lost potential?

From the look of it 2024 is going to give 2023 a run for its money.


Gabrielle Greek is a writing contributor for Alice Magazine.