Before you swear off a dreary 2016 completely, take a breath and wait a second — there's still a sprinkling of pop albums set for December release that might serve as a small (SMALL!) bit of redemption.

Yup, as New Year's Eve approaches, pop's looking to cap a year that's ushered in Beyonce's Lemonade and Rihanna's ANTI with some favorite faces and new artists, alike. John Legend's looking to follow up the immensely popular Love in the Future with Darnkess and Light, his fifth studio album, while deadmau5 will look to shake things up with W:/2016ALBUM/. And while Grace VanderWaal will find out if she's got what it takes to stand on her own two feet (Perfectly Imperfect will signal her first release since winning America's Got Talent), Kelly Clarkson, Sia, Alicia Keys and more of radio's most identifiable faces will come together for the reimagining of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Hamilton with The Hamilton Mixtape.

Check out the December 2016 album releases that you should most definitely keep your eyes on below.

December 2:

Childish Gambino"Awaken, My Love!"
John LegendDarkness and Light
Grace VanderWaal, Perfectly Imperfect
Pete DohertyHamburg Demonstrations
Kelly Clarkson, Sia, Alicia Keys + Additional Artists, The Hamilton Mixtape
The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome

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