The 2010s has gifted music history some of its most memorable efforts.
From JAY-Z to Adele, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, P!nk, and more, the decade was chock full of groundbreaking titles that helped change the musical landscape in their respective genres – a truth that undoubtedly made compiling the list of top 100 releases from the time period quite the daunting task.
Nevertheless, as the decade draws to a close, Billboard not only assembled but also ranked its favorites among the last ten years’ offerings. And, while names like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, and more were expected features, there were no shortage of surprises.
See what we mean inside:
Billboard’s Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Beyoncé – Lemonade
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
4. Taylor Swift – Red
5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
6. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
7. Rihanna – Anti
8. Ariana Grande – Thank U Next
9. Robyn – Body Talk
10. Adele – 21
11. Beyoncé – Beyonce
12. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
13. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
14. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
15. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
16. Drake – Take Care
17. Solange – A Seat at the Table
18. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
19. Taylor Swift – 1989
20. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
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