The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far

New albums from Dua Lipa, J Hus and Gerry Cinnamon feature in the year-to-date album chart.

Lewis Capaldi’s debut is one of a healthy 19 different albums that have topped the Official Albums Chart so far in 2020.

And Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is showing no signs of slowing just yet, leading the way as the UK’s Official biggest album of 2020 so far and now approaching one million chart sales.

The Scottish singer-songwriter continues to enjoy huge success with his first collection, which has notched up 10 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, four of which have fallen in 2020.

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The album’s most recent stint at the summit was in May, exactly one year after the record debuted at Number 1. At the time of writing, Divinely has yet to exit the Top 10, with 58 weeks currently logged in the top flight. View Lewis Capaldi's Official Chart history in full here.

In 2020, Divinely has shifted 304,000 chart sales, while its lifetime total is approaching 1 million (945,000).

Stormzy’s Heavy Is The Head – a Number 1 in January - ranks second with 164,000 chart sales this year, while Billie Eilish’s debut When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? places third (158,000), and Harry Styles’ Fine Line is fourth (156,000). Harry’s second album hasn’t left the Top 10 in 2020, boosted by singles Falling and Watermelon Sugar.

Big new releases from Dua Lipa, J Hus and Eminem on the rise

The UK’s biggest album released in 2020 is currently Eminem’s January chart-topper Music To Be Murdered By, closely followed by Dua Lipa’s four-week chart leader Future Nostalgia in seventh. London rapper J Hus completes the Top 10 with his second record Big Conspiracy, a Number 1 in February.


Dua Lipa with her Official Number 1 album award.

Five more 2020 chart-toppers feature in the year-to-date Top 40: Lady Gaga’s Chromatica (13), After Hours by The Weekend (15), Map Of The Soul – 7 by BTS (20), Gerry Cinnamon’s The Bonny (32) and Justin Bieber’s Changes (36).

Several debut albums and mixtapes from newcomers are also performing well this year. Becky Hill’s Get To Know collection reached a new peak in 2020 and places at 23 on the year-to-date chart; Roddy Rich’s debut Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial is at 39; M Huncho’s Huncholini The 1st bows at 40.

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Classic greatest hits albums see resurgence in lockdown

Finally, a number of greatest hits albums have seen a resurgence on the Official Albums Chart this year as the public returned to classic favourites in lockdown. Among the most popular are Elton John’s Diamonds (8), Queen’s Greatest Hits (9), 50 Years ­– Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac (14), Oasis’s Time Flies 1994-2009 (22) and ABBA’s Gold (26), Beatles’ 1 (29) and Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers (30).

The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2020 so far

  TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT LEWIS CAPALDI 1
2 HEAVY IS THE HEAD STORMZY 1
3 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH 1
4 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES 3
5 NO 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT ED SHEERAN 1
6 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY EMINEM 1
7 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA 1
8 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 5
9 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 1
10 BIG CONSPIRACY J HUS 1
11 HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING POST MALONE 1
12 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
13 CHROMATICA LADY GAGA 1
14 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC 5
15 AFTER HOURS WEEKND 1
16 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH 12
17 HIGH EXPECTATIONS MABEL 3
18 WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE TOM WALKER 1
19 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 3
20 MAP OF THE SOUL - 7 BTS 1
21 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 1
22 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS 1
23 GET TO KNOW BECKY HILL 20
24 SNACKS JAX JONES 9
25 LOVER TAYLOR SWIFT 1
26 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1
27 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
28 RARE SELENA GOMEZ 2
29 1 BEATLES 1
30 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 1
31 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA 1
32 THE BONNY GERRY CINNAMON 1
33 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS 1
34 PSYCHODRAMA DAVE 1
35 YOU'RE IN MY HEART ROD STEWART 1
36 CHANGES JUSTIN BIEBER 1
37 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION QUEEN 2
38 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE 5
39 PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL RODDY RICCH 13
40 HUNCHOLINI THE 1ST M HUNCHO 5

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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 HEAVY IS THE HEAD STORMZY 1
3 NO 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT ED SHEERAN 1
4 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO BILLIE EILISH 1
5 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES 3
6 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY EMINEM 1
7 BIG CONSPIRACY J HUS 1
8 HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING POST MALONE 1
9 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA 1
10 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 1
11 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN 1
12 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC 5
13 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN 5
14 HIGH EXPECTATIONS MABEL 3
15 DON'T SMILE AT ME BILLIE EILISH 12
16 GET TO KNOW BECKY HILL 20
17 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA 3
18 AFTER HOURS WEEKND 1
19 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS 1
20 SNACKS JAX JONES 9
21 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM 1
22 1 BEATLES 1
23 LOVER TAYLOR SWIFT 1
24 PSYCHODRAMA DAVE 1
25 PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL RODDY RICCH 13
26 HUNCHOLINI THE 1ST M HUNCHO 5
27 QUESTION MARK XXXTENTACION 3
28 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1
29 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC 1
30 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA 1
31 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON 1
32 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS 1
33 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 1
34 SCORPION DRAKE 1
35 RARE SELENA GOMEZ 2
36 BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS POST MALONE 1
37 GOODBYE & GOOD RIDDANCE JUICE WRLD 25
38 DARK LANE DEMO TAPES DRAKE 1
39 CHANGES JUSTIN BIEBER 1
40 STREET TRAUMA D-BLOCK EUROPE 9

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