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Musicians Who Released Albums This Year

These artists kept busy when the world paused in 2020.

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The rapper released his debut studio album Montero in September, with plenty of fabulously provocative accompanying music videos.

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Four years after Melodrama, Lorde took a turn with Solar Power, the perfect witty, upbeat summer soundtrack.

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Eilish definitely isn’t hitting a sophomore slump with her second studio album Happier Than Ever, which she released in July. 

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Donda, Kanye’s 10th studio album, was delayed multiple times, but it finally debuted on Aug. 29 following a controversial listening party in Chicago.

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Rodrigo came in hot for her debut album Sour following the release of the lead single “Drivers License.” We’ll admit it, we’ve sung along to the bridge while driving.

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Lana’s seventh album (yes, seventh) Chemtrails Over the Country Club was released in March and upheld her tragic-but-glamorous aesthetic.

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Certified Lover Boy dropped on Sept. 3 and has spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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The rapper got into it, yuh, for her third album Planet Her, which has spawned many TikTok sounds.

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Having a baby didn’t stop Halsey from releasing If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, their fourth studio album.

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Musgraves is continuing her singer-songwriter evolution from country sweetheart to pop sensation with Star-Crossed, a visual album dealing with her divorce.

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