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Top 10 Pop Albums of 2020🎉

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

Written by: Ellie Burr

While 2020 was filled with cancelled concerts and lots of couch sitting, the year was saved by some of our favorite artists! Here are WTB’s top 10 pop albums that helped us get through this long year! 😍

Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

We have Dua Lipa to thank for helping us all through those brutal early months of quarantine! Her second album, Future Nostalgia, was released a week earlier than she planned in April because it was leaked online. But this hiccup couldn’t stop the explosive success that would follow! 💥 Her album quickly climbed the charts with pop hits like “Don’t Start Now” and “Break My Heart.” 2020 skyrocketed Dua Lipa to super pop stardome, and she ended the year with 6 Grammy nominations! Be sure to watch for Future Nostalgia in the album of the year category of this year’s Grammys! 🏆

Folklore by Taylor Swift

To say Taylor Swift treated us well this year is an understatement! She surprised her fans this year by dropping her eighth album this summer. 🎉 With only a day’s warning, Swift once again captivated the entire music industry! For this album she collaborated with a star-studded production team- famed producer, Jack Antonoff, and The National’s, Aaron Dessner. She even surprised fans with a song, “exile,” featuring popular folk musician Bon Iver. This wonderful surprise was all we could have hoped for this year! Needless to say, Ms. Swift had us all wearing cardigans in the heat of the summer. ☀️

Positions by Ariana Grande

We could not have a best pop album list without Miss Ariana Grande! The Queen of Pop herself also released an album this year. Positions, her third album release over the past two years, gave us songs like “34 +35” and “positions” to blast through our car speakers.🔊 Featuring fellow stars like Doja Cat, The Weeknd, and Ty Dolla $ign, Ariana dominated the pop charts and helped us escape from 2020 for a little bit! 👑

Fine Line by Harry Styles

He’s back!! After two years, Harry Styles released his second solo album, Fine Line, and boy, are we grateful he did! Complete with pearls and tattoo sleeves, Harry reminded us why we have loved him for so long! Songs like “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You” delivered us with the ultimate escapism music videos, while “Golden” reminded us to embrace and love ourselves! After all, Harry thinks we’re pretty great! 💘