In April, the girls of R&B and hip-hop come to play. To some, it seemed as if two of the three stars coming out with new music vanished from the scene. Now, they are coming back in force, pushing some notable names to the "Honorable Mention" section, including Kylie Minogue, Breaking Benjamin, and Godsmack. Every week will bring a new album and a new perspective to the forefront of the music business.

Here are the four biggest album releases of April 2018.

4. 'Joyride' - Tinashe

Tinashe has been writing and working on this album for over three years.

Its already been supported by singles featuring Offset and Future, independently. It's the third studio record from the R&B stunner and the first in two years. "Nightride" didn't have any sizzling hits the way "Aquarius" had "2 On" and "Pretend." If she changes that here, her next record will be called "Victoryride." [April 13]

3. 'America' - Thirty Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto is jumping back into music for a moment. In fact, this is the band's first album since 2013, largely due to Leto's foray into acting. Its been a while since the band released the lead single from the album, "Walk on Water," fueled by a politically-charged music video. Judging by the record name, the rest of the tracks should present more of the same.

It's the band's first record under the Interscope label after their first four came under Virgin's reign. [April 6]

2. 'Invasion of Privacy' - Cardi B

She doesn't dance now -- she makes money moves. Her next monetary boon should come from the release of her debut album, oddly titled "Invasion of Privacy." The only known tracks so far have all been released as singles: "Bodak Yellow, "Bartier Cardi," and the more ballyhooed "Be Careful." It's not a stretch to imagine that Offset and his Migos pals will also pop up somewhere.

She's set to perform at Coachella, so her record will actually preview her performance. [April 6]

1. 'Dirty Computer' - Janelle Monáe

Just like Leto, Monáe dipped her toes in the acting waters in recent years, to much critical acclaim. She made her film debut in "Moonlight," which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. She also starred in "Hidden Figures." But she's still best known for her music, including 2013's masterpiece, "The Electric Lady." It's always a prime time to get some new music from the R&B sensation. Her next album should bring the heat back to the genre, hopefully for good. [April 27]