Taylor Swift’s album Folklore has been given the No.1 spot in 2020 by Rolling Stone. It garnered 2.3 million album units. Lil Baby came in second with My Turn getting 2.1 million in the album -equivalent-unit derby.
I have no idea what will come next. I have no idea about a lot of things these days and so I’ve clung to the one thing that keeps me connected to you all. That thing always has and always will be music. And may it continue, evermore. evermore is out now: https://t.co/QYMUTL0IAj pic.twitter.com/tlSmahDkBi
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 11, 2020
Rolling Stone has compiled data into many, diverse year-end charts. These diversities add or subtract the top two from lists. For example Swift is No.1 in the year’s biggest seller list. Lil Baby is nowhere near the top 10 in this list. In the year’s biggest streamers list Lil Baby is way on top while Swift is no where close to the top 10 in the streaming list.
— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) October 16, 2020
The overall list of the 2020 top 100 albums includes both streaming and sales data. The top 10 albums of 2020 are as follows:
- Taylor Swift
- Lil Baby
- Pop Smoke
- The Weeknd
- Juice WRLD
- Post Malone
- Roddy Ricch
- Luke Combs
- Harry Styles
- Hamilton – cast album
Country star Luke Combs missed getting two albums in the top ten as he hit the eight spot with What You See is What You Get but an older release This One’s for You missed the tenth spot by a whisker and came in the eleventh position.
Although Juice World got the fifth spot for Legends Never Die an older record Goodbye & Good Riddance came in at the 17th spot, making him the other artist to have two albums in the Top 20.