The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far

Plus new albums by Eminem, J Hus and BTS are among the biggest released this year.

The runaway success of Lewis Capaldi’s debut album doesn’t appear to be slowing down yet - the Scottish singer-songwriter leads the way as the UK’s biggest album of 2020 so far.

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent debuted at Number 1 upon its release last May and went on to be 2019’s biggest album in the UK. The record has so far logged nine weeks at Number 1, including three this year - and has yet to leave the Top 10 some 45 weeks after its release. It’s total chart sales stand at 846,000, including 205,000 from this year alone.

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Watch back his hilarious reaction at his album debuting at Number 1 from last year:

Stormzy’s second album Heavy Is The Head, which hit Number 1 in January, is the second biggest album of 2020 so far, on 129k this year (218k in total).

The biggest album released in 2020 is Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By, currently in third place (110k). The US rapper’s eleventh studio album debuted at Number 1 in January, scoring the Official Chart double as Godzilla also landed at the top of the singles chart.


Stormzy with his Number 1 album and single awards.

Other big albums released this year include J Hus’s February chart-topper Conspiracy Theory, ranking seventh on the year-to-date chart, and Map Of The Soul – 7 by BTS, a Number 1 in March, in eighth place.  

Elsewhere in the Top 40, Mabel’s 2019 debut album High Expectations holds in the Top 20 at 20 following her BRIT Award win for British Female Artist in February. Trap wave rapper M Huncho places at 21 with his latest release Huncholini The 1st, and D-Block Europe’s latest collection Street Trauma – a Top 10 in January – is at 26.

The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI 1
2 HEAVY IS THE HEAD STORMZY 1
3 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY EMINEM 1
4 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH 1
5 NO 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT ED SHEERAN 1
6 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES 3
7 BIG CONSPIRACY J HUS 1
8 MAP OF THE SOUL - 7 BTS 1
9 HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING POST MALONE 1
10 WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE TOM WALKER 1
11 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH 12
12 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 1
13 YOU'RE IN MY HEART ROD STEWART 1
14 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
15 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 5
16 RARE SELENA GOMEZ 2
17 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC 5
18 CHANGES JUSTIN BIEBER 1
19 EVERYDAY LIFE COLDPLAY 1
20 HIGH EXPECTATIONS MABEL 3
21 HUNCHOLINI THE 1ST M HUNCHO 5
22 PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL RODDY RICCH 13
23 LOVER TAYLOR SWIFT 1
24 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 3
25 FOOLISH LOVING SPACES BLOSSOMS 1
26 STREET TRAUMA D-BLOCK EUROPE 9
27 SNACKS JAX JONES 9
28 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 3
29 FATHER OF ALL... GREEN DAY 1
30 GET TO KNOW BECKY HILL 24
31 PSYCHODRAMA DAVE 1
32 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
33 MORE. AGAIN. FOREVER. COURTEENERS 2
34 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS 1
35 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA 1
36 HYPERSONIC MISSILES SAM FENDER 1
37 BACK TOGETHER MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE 2
38 1 BEATLES 1
39 THE SLOW RUSH TAME IMPALA 3
40 MANIC HALSEY 6

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