A number of artists have delivered some of the best albums this year despite the pandemic taking its toll. The celebrities have dominated the charts and managed to deliver outstanding performances throughout the year with their albums. Songs from the albums have managed to climb Billboard’s Hot 100 list or top the iTunes charts. So here are some of the best albums of 2020, according to Billboard.
20 best music albums of the year 2020
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Rina Sawayama, Sawayama
Rina’s Sawayama surprised pop fans around the world. The album was labeled as a creative mix by Billboard, as it was something no one expected. This album is also Rina’s first album.
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Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to my fall
Contrary to the name of the album, Tickets to my downfall became MGK’s first album to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 200 list. Soon the album began dominating other charts as well, including iTunes for a while. Fans of the album praised its chorus and creative beats used in the rap tracks.
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As an artist, Halsey has been an open book in describing her feelings through her songs. The singer therefore dated Manic which took things to a whole new personal level. The lyrics of the songs speak loudly for themselves and show the struggles the individual had on their way to fame.
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Chloé x Halle, the unholy hour
The sister duo had already debuted two years ago, however, the duo hadn’t gained much traction back then. In 2020 with their latest album, Chloe and Hale topped the charts. With several hits on the album, the sisters were polarized for their amazing album.
Mac Miller, Circles
Mac Miller’s album was released on January 8 and served as the perfect tribute to what Mac had to offer. The singer died but this long-awaited album still dominated many charts including Billboard. The songs are about passion, vulnerability, and a number of other emotions that fans have resonated with.
Punisher as an album stays true to the faith-based narrative it followed. The songs remain captivating with strong lyrics and melodious verses. The album’s title track was also one of the highlights of the album.
Run the Jewels, RTJ4
This album was released amid the widespread protest that took place during the time when black lives matter. The messages in the songs are loud and clear and highlight what is happening in the country right now. He also talks about racially motivated attacks and several other sensitive topics.
Chris Stapleton, Start Over
Chris mange’s album to encapsulate the listener with its powerful lyrics and interesting music. The album was called a musical treasure by Billboard. The album also topped several charts upon its arrival.
Megan Thee Stallion, good news
Megan’s fans have been waiting for her debut album for a long time and this is how the artist delivered her album. Her debut album is fun and creative and explores many new frontiers. The artists collaborated with a number of artists and hence the songs on the album turned out to be huge hits.
Ariana Grande, Positions
Ariana Grande has finally made her big comeback with the album Positions after a long wait. The album is intimate and romantic and is filled with amusing innuendo. So the singer is back and some songs from her album have also managed to win the first places in the world charts.
Haim, Women in Music Pt. III
Hiam has been churning out singles for a while now and the trio have finally released their studio album. The album is filled with slow jams to punchy numbers. The album was named one of the most electric albums of 2020 by Billboard.
Pop Smoke, meet the Woo 2
This Pop Smoke album was released on February 7 and the rapper met his tragic death a few days later on February 19. Fans expressed their condolences for the rapper during this time. The album however dominated on arrival with electrifying beats and creative lyrics.
Singers Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer’s music on their first studio album in 14 years has been dubbed Alive by Billboard. Rage and raw heartbreaking songs proved to be proof of this statement. Moreover, the songs also have an undermining humorous tone, which makes it an interesting album to listen to.
Fiona Apple, Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Although he had a number of albums before that met with mixed responses, the singer is back with another hit. The songs were delivered with an intricate patchwork of textures throughout the album’s mix. The lyrics have also gained enormous traction.
Little baby, my turn
This album became a huge hit and topped a number of charts all over the world. Some songs from the album also became the main protest songs amid the BLM movement, according to Billboard. The album showcases the versatility of the artist as well as the lyrical genius that he is.
Lady Gaga, Chromatica
This Gaga album turned out to be extravagant with interesting beats and visuals throughout the music videos. A number of songs from the album went on to secure their place on the Billboard charts. Despite a difficult year, Lady Gaga managed to give the best of herself thanks to this album.
Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
Bad Bunny surprised their fans by releasing a surprise album this year. The name Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG means Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana which translates to, I do what I want. The innovative and daring album was highly appreciated by the artist’s fans.
On weekends, after hours
The Weeknd’s ’80s disco-themed album had been dominating a number of music charts for several weeks. The songs from the album also remained at number one on a number of global charts around the world. Fans have shown immense love for the song, which also makes it one of the highest charting songs on iTunes.
Dua Lipa, nostalgia for the future
This album serves as a reminder of the dance-pop era. His songs in this album have an aesthetic vibe that sets the right tone. Classic songs seemed to get a new feel with this brand new Dua Lipa album.
taylor swift, folklore
Taylor Swift also surprised the world by releasing her eighth studio album. The album she released came as a huge surprise to pop fans as they were thrilled to see Taylor release new songs. The album’s tranquil vocals fused with the soft piano riffs and immaculate production come together to create just over an hour of cathartic listening and escapism.
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