The 10 Best Albums of 2020

Many amazing albums were dropped this year by many great artists, including big names like Taylor Swift, Post Malone, The Weeknd, and many more. Here is a list of 10 of the most popular albums of the year, ranked by me.


10. Blame It On Baby by DaBaby

  • DaBaby’s eighth album, which followed his incredibly popular Kirk and Baby on Baby.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 124,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “ROCKSTAR” featuring Roddy Ricch, “JUMP” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and “BLAME IT ON BABY.”

  • “ROCKSTAR” featuring Roddy Ricch stayed at number 1 on the US Billboard for eight weeks.


9. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon by Pop Smoke

  • Pop Smoke’s first album since his death in February 2020.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 251,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “The Woo” featuring Roddy Ricch and 50 Cent, “For The Night” featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, and “Mood Swings” featuring Lil Tjay.

  • Ended the year as the fifth most popular rap/hip hop album on the US Billboard.

8. Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch

  • Roddy Ricch’s third album, following Feed Tha Streets and Feed Tha Streets II.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 101,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “The Box,” “High Fashion” featuring Mustard, and “Start wit Me” featuring Gunna.

  • Ended the year as the third most popular rap/hip hop album on the US Billboard.


7. Savage Mode II by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin

  • 21 Savage’s seventh album, and the sequel to 21 and Metro Boomin’s 2016 album Savage Mode.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 166,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “Runnin,” “Mr. Right Now” featuring Drake, and “No Opp Left Behind.”

  • The album included monologues by Morgan Freeman on multiple songs, including “Said N Done” and “Intro.”


6. Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert

  • Lil Uzi Vert’s fifth album, and his first since 2017.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 288,000 album sales.

  • Most popular songs included “Myron,” Bean (Kobe)” featuring Chief Keef, and “Yessirskiii” with 21 Savage.

  • The album had 400 million streams in its first week, which was the fourth largest streaming debut at the time.


5. Folklore by Taylor Swift

  • Taylor Swift’s eighth album in 14 years.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 615,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “cardigan,” “the 1,” and “exile” featuring Bon Iver.

  • Folklore had the most sales for any artist since her previous album, Lover, which came out in 2019.




4. After Hours by The Weeknd

  • The Weeknd’s ninth album, and his first since 2018.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 275,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “Blinding Lights,” “After Hours,” and “Heartless.”

  • “Blinding Lights” was the most popular song of 2020 on the US Billboard.



3. Man On The Moon III: The Chosen by Kid Cudi

  • Kid Cudi’s eighth album, and the third album of his Man on the Moon trilogy.

  • Debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard with 144,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “Show Out” with Skepta and Pop Smoke, “Tequila Shots,” and “Another Day.”

  • Kid Cudi’s first two Man on the Moon albums came out in 2009 and 2010.


2. My Turn by Lil Baby

  • Lil Baby’s eighth album, and by far his most popular one.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 197,000 first week sales.

  • Most popular songs included “We Paid” with 42 Dugg, “Heatin Up” with Gunna, and “Emotionally Scarred.”

  • Lil Baby won Apple’s 2020 Artist of the Year Award.


1. Legends Never Die by Juice WRLD

  • Juice WRLD’s fourth album, and his first since he died in December 2019.

  • Debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard with 497,000 first week album sales.

  • Most popular songs included “Come & Go” with Marshmello, “Hate the Other Side” with Marshmello and The Kid LAROI, and “Righteous.”

  • Ended the year as the sixth most popular rap/hip hop album on the US Billboard.


- Ryan Loomer, 2022

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