The Billboard 200: The Year in Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop, Country, and More
The year is 2017 and the Billboard 200 chart ranks every artist on the list.
Here’s a look at the top 100 artists, along with their albums, singles, and streaming albums.1.
The Weeknd, The Life of Pablo albumThe Weeknd is back in 2017 with The Life Of Pablo, his fourth studio album in six years.
The LP, which is out September 19, was the first from his label, Matisyahu.2.
The Chainsmokers, The Chains mixtapeThe Chainsmoker has been a regular fixture in pop, country, and hip-hop music for the last five years.
His last album, Black Skinhead, arrived in 2018.3.
The xx, The xx albumThe xx is back with a fourth studio LP, the latest of their three studio albums.
The record was released March 26.4.
Drake, Views albumThe Drake family, including Drake, have a number of hit songs.
Their first album, I Miss You, was released in 2015.5.
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly albumThe Compton rapper and producer dropped his first solo album in 2014, which was To Pampah.6.
Katy Perry, Formation albumThe Katy Perry project, which she co-founded with husband, Taylor Swift, was one of the first pop acts to hit the charts in 2017.7.
Chance the Rapper, Chance The Rapper albumThe rapper’s fourth studio release was Chance The Creator’s Chance The Rap God, which debuted at number nine in the Billboard Hot 100.8.
Rihanna, MØ albumThe singer has released seven studio albums in the last three years.
She has a new album due in October and has released several singles.9.
Taylor Swift & Chris Brown, Taylor’s albumThe R&B singer-rapper has released two studio albums over the past three years, and has been one of pop’s top singles since she began making music.10.
Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak albumThe Southside boy’s fourth album is set to be released on September 26, 2017.
He’s a member of the group Pusha T, which released his third album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in 2016.11.
Taylor Lautner, The Lautners albumThe former Teenage Fanclub member is set for a return to the music industry after a five-year hiatus.
She’s also the subject of a book by Neil Gaiman called The Lost Art of Taylor Swift.12.
Justin Timberlake, Timberlake albumThe pop singer and songwriter will be the subject in a new memoir titled I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.13.
Drake & Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz albumThe two rappers will be on the cover of the upcoming issue of Billboard’s “The Billboard 200,” with their latest collaboration being The Way of the World Pt. 1.14.
Ariana Grande, The New Girl albumThe Canadian pop singer has a number the album in her new album, which came out in 2018 and is her first since 2015’s You Should Have Seen This Coming.15.
Bruno Mars, Drake feat Bruno Mars albumThe Chicago rapper will release his fourth album in the series with Bruno Mars.16.
The Killers, The Killah’s debut albumThe Killah, which Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Timberline co-produced, was produced by the trio of Jaden Smith, Travi$ Scott, and Travis Scott.17.
Rihannavious, Rihanna albumThe Britney Spears hitmaker is set, once again, for a comeback album, The Next Chapter, due September 24.18.
Lady Gaga, The Fame albumThe artist who was crowned the most successful female pop artist of all time will be releasing her fifth studio album, Lady Gaga: Fame, in 2018 with an accompanying video for “I’m With You.”19.
Kendrick Martin, DAMN., albumThe Grammy winner will release the album on September 10, 2017 with guest appearances by Kanye West and Lil Wayne.20.
Rihella, The Search feat.
Lil Wayne and Jay Z, The Future Is Now albumThe three-time Grammy nominee will release her second solo album on November 6, 2017 alongside a video for the song “You Belong With Me.”21.
Lady B and Lady C, The Beautiful feat.
Rihana and The Weekend feat.
Lady CThe songstress, who was previously married to Jay-Z, will be released as a single on January 8, 2018.22.
Justin Bieber, Believe feat.
JustinBieber, who is currently married to singer Justin Bieber of “The Voice,” will release a new solo album later this year.23.
The Roots, Roots albumThe Roots have been on hiatus since 2017, when their second album, R.I.C.O