The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far

Albums from Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa, Stormzy and J Hus lead the Official Albums Chart year-to-date list.

Despite a healthy 30 albums reaching Number 1 this year, it’s Lewis Capaldi’s 2019 debut that continues to prove UK’s favourite album of 2020.

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent recent topped 1 million chart sales in the UK, including 376,000 from this year. The album, which has logged 10 weeks at Number 1 – including four this year - has yet to exit the Top 10 since its release in May last year.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles’ second studio album Fine Line – released December 2019 - is currently the UK’s second-biggest album of the year, with 219,000 chart sales (289,000 in total). The record climbs two places up the year-to-date list since the last quarter, boosted by the success of Top 5 summer smash Watermelon Sugar.


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The UK’s biggest album released this year is Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (195k), in fourth place. Dua’s second album, which was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, logged four weeks at Number 1 across April and May.

The UK’s biggest debut album of 2020 so far is the current Official Albums Chart Number 1 - Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon by late US rapper Pop Smoke (120k), ranking 13th on the year-to-date chart.

Other big chart-topping albums released this year on the list include Lady Gaga’s Chromatica (14), Taylor Swift’s three-week leader Folklore (16), J Hus’ Big Conspiracy (17), The Weeknd’s After Hours (19), posthumous Juice Wrld album Legends Never Die (26), and BTS’ Map Of The Soul – 7 (32).

Several popular greatest hits albums also feature in the year-to-date rundown, led by Elton John’s Diamonds at Number 8, while Queen’s Greatest Hits (9) and Fleetwood Mac’s 50 Years – Don’t Stop (10) also feature in the Top 10. 

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Martin Talbot, chief executive, Official Charts Company said: "As we head into the final quarter of 2020, one thing that has kept music fans spirits up through this extraordinary period has been the continual turnover of new hits and great albums.

"To date this year, we have seen 45 new Number 1 singles and albums, including fantastic releases by the likes of Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, The 1975, Blossoms, among many others – all of them acting as a powerful antidote against the dispiriting mood of the times.”

The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far

  TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI 1
2 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES 3
3 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH 1
4 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA 1
5 HEAVY IS THE HEAD STORMZY 1
6 NO 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT ED SHEERAN 1
7 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY EMINEM 1
8 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 5
9 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 1
10 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC 5
11 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
12 HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING POST MALONE 1
13 SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON POP SMOKE 1
14 CHROMATICA LADY GAGA 1
15 HIGH EXPECTATIONS MABEL 3
16 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT 1
17 BIG CONSPIRACY J HUS 1
18 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 1
19 AFTER HOURS WEEKND 1
20 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH 12
21 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 1
22 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 3
23 GET TO KNOW BECKY HILL 20
24 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1
25 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS 1
26 LEGENDS NEVER DIE JUICE WRLD 1
27 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
28 WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE TOM WALKER 1
29 SNACKS JAX JONES 9
30 LOVER TAYLOR SWIFT 1
31 1 BEATLES 1
32 MAP OF THE SOUL - 7 BTS 1
33 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS 1
34 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE 5
35 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA 1
36 ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS BOB DYLAN 1
37 RARE SELENA GOMEZ 2
38 PSYCHODRAMA DAVE 1
39 THE BONNY GERRY CINNAMON 1
40 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON 1

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This chart is compiled taking in physical sales, digital downloads and streaming equivalent sales.

The Official Top 40 most-streamed albums of 2020 so far

  TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI 1
2 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES 3
3 NO 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT ED SHEERAN 1
4 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH 1
5 HEAVY IS THE HEAD STORMZY 1
6 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA 1
7 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC 5
8 HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING POST MALONE 1
9 SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON POP SMOKE 1
10 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
11 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 1
12 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 5
13 HIGH EXPECTATIONS MABEL 3
14 BIG CONSPIRACY J HUS 1
15 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY EMINEM 1
16 GET TO KNOW BECKY HILL 20
17 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS 1
18 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 3
19 LEGENDS NEVER DIE JUICE WRLD 1
20 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH 12
21 SNACKS JAX JONES 9
22 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
23 AFTER HOURS WEEKND 1
24 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1
25 1 BEATLES 1
26 FOLKLORE TAYLOR SWIFT 1
27 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 3
28 LOVER TAYLOR SWIFT 1
29 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 1
30 PSYCHODRAMA DAVE 1
31 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON 1
32 QUESTION MARK XXXTENTACION 3
33 GOODBYE & GOOD RIDDANCE JUICE WRLD 25
34 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS 1
35 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA 1
36 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE 5
37 SCORPION DRAKE 1
38 X ED SHEERAN 1
39 BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS POST MALONE 1
40 DISSIMULATION KSI 2

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