No matter what your music taste is, 2019 had something for everyone. From hip-hop to country, there were many artist who released albums that were full of bops and had us surprised. Here are the top 10 most surprisingly awesome albums of 2019:
1. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Lizzo’s third studio album was anything but average. The Minneapolis native’s album had a mix of R&B, soul, and rap, and is full of bangers like “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.”
2. Lil Nas X – 7
Lil Nas X’s debut EP was a surprising hit. The 20-year-old rapper who shot to fame with his song “Old Town Road” released an EP with seven songs, all of which are catchy and memorable.
3. Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project
Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project was one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2019. The English singer-songwriter teamed up with some of the biggest names in music, including Justin Bieber, Khalid, and Bruno Mars, for a project that did not disappoint.
4. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Ariana Grande’s thank u, next was one of the most talked-about albums of the year. The album, which was released just six months after her last album, Sweetener, features the hits “7 rings” and “thank u, next.”
5. Billie Eilish – WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Billie Eilish’s debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, was one of the most unique and awesome albums of 2019. The 17-year-old singer’s dark and dreamy album features the hits “bad guy” and “bury a friend.”
6. Halsey – MANIC
Halsey’s third studio album, MANIC, was one of the most diverse and interesting albums of the year. The album features a mix of genres, including pop, rock, and electronic, and includes the hits “Without Me” and “Graveyard.”
7. Summer Walker – Over It
Summer Walker’s debut album, Over It, was one of the most impressive R&B albums of 2019. The 22-year-old singer’s album is full of smooth and sultry tracks, including the hits “Playing Games” and “Body.”
8. Liu Wen – Liu Wen
Liu Wen’s self-titled album was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2019. The Chinese singer’s album is a mix of pop, R&B, and soul, and includes the hits “Wo Shi Ni De” and “Qing Chun Hai.”
9. Maren Morris – GIRL
Maren Morris’ sophomore album, GIRL, was one of the most empowering albums of 2019. The country singer’s album is full of anthems for women, including the hits “Girl” and “The Middle.”
10. Tyler, the Creator – Igor
Tyler, the Creator’s fifth studio album, Igor, was one of the most experimental and unique albums of 2019. The rapper’s album is a mix of genres, including hip-hop, R&B, and soul, and features the hits “Earfquake” and “I Think.”