Compiled by Jimmy Muniz Jr
1. Folklore by Taylor Swift (Release July 24, 2020)
Debuted with 846,000 in the first-week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data,
Has easily been the biggest single week for any album in 2020
The reign is not only the longest Taylor swift album since 2014’s 1989.
Spent 7 non-consecutive week at #1 on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart
No.1 on Billboards Top 200
2. No Pressure by Logic (Release July 24, 2020)
Logic’s 6th and final album before retiring
Ranked No. 2 on Billboards 200 right behind Taylor Swifts Folklore’s album
Hit No. 1 on Billboards Top R&B Hip Hop Albums chart on August 8
172,000 units derived in album sales
3. Legends Never Die by Juice WRLD
In the Hot 100’s 59-year history, only seven other solo artists have hit No. 1 posthumously
Reached top of Billboards Hot 100 dated on June 30 with “Sad!”, which jumps from No. 52 to No. 1 after rapper/singer died December 8, 2019 at the age of 21.
Album released July 10, 2020
4. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon by Pop Smoke
Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboards top 200 albums with a total of 251,000 album-equivalent units in only just the first week of releasing
This became Pop Smoke’s first ever US No.1 debut.
Released July 3, 2020
5. After Hours by The Weeknd
According to Rollingstone, After Hours is the “Biggest album of the first half of 2020”
After hours gained 1.3 million album units and the album had 418,000 sales more than any album in 2020.
Released March 20, 2020
6. YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny
Debuted at No. 2 on Billboard 200, making it the highest charting full Spanish album to ever be on the chart
Features “Safaera,” which samples music from Missy Elliott and Bob Marley and “Yo Perreo Sola,” his iconic song that highlights the LGBTQ+ community and women’s rights
Released February 29, 2020
7. My Turn by Lil Baby (February 28, 2020)
According to Billboards, Lil Baby reached No. 1 on Billboards top 200 album chart
After reaching No. 1 on March 14, 2020 for the following 13 weeks straight in the top 6 positions of the chart.
1. Rockstar by Dababy ft. Roddy Ricch
The song spent seven non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
It also has a BLM Remix where Dababy speaks on his experience with police brutality, following the protests that happened after the death of George Floyd.
Allowed Ricch to become the first artist to get two No. 1 singles in the same year, following Ed Sheeran, who achieved this in 2017
Released April 17, 2020
2. Go Crazy by Chris Brown and Young Thug
Peaked at #9 on the Billboard 100 chart
This song became Chris Brown’s twelfth No. 1 song
Released May 5, 2020
3. Dynamite by BTS
Debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100, making BTS the first all Korean act to top said chart.
It also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the Global Excl. chart
Dynamite stayed on top of the Hot 100 for three weeks
Achieved the biggest pure sales week for a single since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” in 2017
Released August 21, 2020
According to chardata.org:
*The album-equivalent unit is a measurement unit in music industry to define the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy*
***According to billboards***