In 2020, 32 different albums officially hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 – which the Bay Radio station had the pleasure of featuring some of – but only seven artists managed to stay on top for more than a week – including, Roddy Rich, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, Taylor Swift (twice), and Ariana Grande!
Bagging a No. 1 album is obviously one of the biggest achievements in today’s music world, so here’s all of this year’s albums that managed to make their way to the top spot…
Harry Styles’ Fine Line
Not only did the album debut in 2019 at No. 1, but it kicked off 2020 on top of the chart too for its second straight week – guess you can say it’s truly a Golden album…
JackBoys by Travis Scott
This album was Scott’s compilation project with his label maters and debuted at No.1 on January 11th, 2020.
Roddy Rich’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
Rich’s 2019 debut album made its way back to the top spot on the chart on January 18th, 2020 (for its second non-consecutive week). It spent another two non-consecutive weeks in February and spent a total of four weeks on No.1.
Selena Gomez’s Rare
Yet another album that debuted on top of the chart on January 25th, Rare marked Selena’s third No. 1 album!
Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By
Also debuted on top of the chart on February 1st, historically marking Eminem’s 10th top spot album!
Lil Wayne’s Funeral
Again, also debuted on top on February 15th AND was his fifth No. 1 album.
Justin Bieber’s Changes
This album made it to the top of the chart on February 29th, marking Bieber’s seventh No. 1 album.
BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7
BTS’ fourth No. 1 album debuted at the top on March 7th.
Lil Baby’s My Turn
His sophomore album debuted as No. 1 on March 14th, and returned to the top in June for four consecutive weeks – making it this year’s longest leader at the time, totalling at five weeks.
Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake
Debuted on top on March 21st, making this his second No. 1 album, and remained at the top for a second consecutive week.
The Weeknd’s After Hours
This album debuted as No. 1 on April 4th and remained on top for an entire month. It was The Weeknd’s fourth studio album and the first album to notch four consecutive weeks at No. 1!
DaBaby’s Blame It on Baby
Again, debuted on top on May 2nd and marked DaBaby’s second No.1 album.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s 38 Baby 2
Debuted on top on May 9th, marking his second No. 1 project.
Kenney Chesney’s Here and Now
Chesney’s ninth top album debuted at No.1 on May 16th
Nav’s Good Intentions
Debuted on top of the chart on May 23rd, marking his second No.1 project.
Future’s High Off Life
Marking his seventh No.1 album, this debuted on top on May 30th
Debuting on top on June 6th, this marked his first-ever No.1 album
Lady Gaga’s Chromatica
Debuting on top on June 13th, this marked Lady Gaga’s sixth No. 1 album
Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Debuting on top on July 18th, this was his first-ever No.1 album. Unfortunately, the rapper was killed during a home invasion in February.
Taylor Swift’s Folklore
Swift’s seventh No.1 album, this album debuted on August 8th. The album reigned at No. 1 for six straight weeks and was the longest stretch for a No. 1 album since Drake’s “Views” in 2016. It returned again in late October for the eighth week. Swift is now the only female artist in history with 48 cumulative weeks at No. 1.
Big Sean’s Detroit 2
Debuted on top on September 19th, this marked Big Sean’s third No. 1
Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to My Downfall
Debuting on top on October 10th, marking MGK’s first-ever No.1 album.
21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II
Debuted on October 17th, this album became the second No. 1 album for both artists.
Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get
Originally debuted in 2019, it returned to the top spot on November 7th after Combs reissued a deluxe edition.
Ariana Grande’s Positions
Debuted on top on November 14th, marking Ari’s fifth No. 1 album and third in just two years! That’s the fastest accumulation of three chart-topping studio albums ever by a female artist.
AC/DC’s Power Up
Debuted on November 28th and marked the band’s third No. 1 album!
Debuted on top on December 5th, marking their fifth No. 1 album and second in 2020 alone.
Bad Bunny’s El Ultimo Tour del Mundo
Debuted on top on December 12th, making this his second top-five album in 2020 alone and beating his own record for the highest-charting all-Spanish-language album ever, set when “YHLQMDLG” peaked at No. 2 in March. This is the first all-Spanish-language album to reach No. 1 in the 64-year history of the Billboard 200.
Shawn Mendes’ Wonder
Mendes’ album debuted at No. 1 on December 19th, marking his fourth No. 1 album.
Taylor Swift’s Evermore
Debuted on top on December 26th, marking her eight No. 1 album and second in 2020 alone! Swift became the first woman in history to have two albums in the top three of the Billboard 200 in the same week. She also set the record for the shortest gap in between No. 1 albums for a female artist, with just four months and 18 days separating the “Folklore” and “Evermore” debuts.