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Here’s Your Pandemic Playlist

Compiled by Jimmy Muniz Jr


ALBUMS

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.





SINGLES

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***

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