It’s officially the last month of 2022, which means it’s time for Billboard‘s end-of-year charts to be revealed. But first, we want to know which top album on the Billboard 200 was your favorite this year!
Twenty-three studio sets may have claimed the top spot on the album-centric chart over the course of 2022, but only 10 made Billboard‘s list of top Billboard 200 albums, including a few major holdovers from last year.
No other artist spent longer at the apex of the all-genre chart in 2022 than Bad Bunny, whose Un Verano Sin Ti seemed practically unstoppable as it returned again and again to the No. 1 spot for a total of 13 non-consecutive weeks, in the process becoming the first Spanish-language album to be named the top Billboard 200 album of the year.
Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Is This Year’s Top Billboard 200 Album: The Year in Charts
As chart fanatics will of course recall, Taylor Swift posted the best first-week sales in nearly seven years, and was the only artist to pass the million-album mark in a single week with the release of Midnights at the end of October.
However, the superstar also became the only artist to notch not one, but two LPs on the year-end tally thanks to the continued love for Red (Taylor’s Version), which was released in November 2021. (For the record, Midnights comes in at No. 4 with the rerecording of 2012’s Red right behind it at No. 5).
Meanwhile, Harry Styles moves into the No. 7 spot, just behind the soundtrack to Disney’s Encanto, and The Weeknd‘s greatest hits collection The Highlights rounds out the top 10 as the first compilation to make a year-end list since Garth Brooks’ 2014 LP Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.
Other studio sets from the previous year to make the list included Adele‘s gargantuan 30 at No. 2, Morgan Wallen‘s Dangerous: The Double Album at No. 3, Olivia Rodrigo‘s smash debut Sour at No. 8 and Drake‘s Certified Lover Boy, which took its place at No. 9 over his more recent releases Honestly, Nevermind and Her Loss with 21 Savage.
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