Monday 17 February, 2020

Time to party: D'Music releases Top 20 albums this season!

(Photo: iStock)

(Photo: iStock)

Woah! Isn’t this the shortest January you’ve endured? We’re 20-odd days in the start of the year and it’s almost a memory.

So much has happened in Business, Sports, News, and in particular Lifestyle & Entertainment, both locally and internationally, that we decided to do a temperature check!

If you think about it, your fondest memory will most likely involve singing along, dancing or some element of music!

So, without missing a beat, the Digicel D’Music team has shortlisted arguably, the hottest albums thus far.

These include Stylo G’s Dumpling and all the tracks on Popcaan’s My Type, but also EPs like Vybz Kartel’s Any Weather, and that hard-to-escape Ariana Grande hit thank u, next.

From a range of EPs, LPs/albums, and mixtapes, Loop Lifestyle presents the D’Music Top 20 Albums and that closed out the decade and started 2020 on a high.

The Top 20s list has quite the range from Hip Hop/Rap to Dancehall, a smidge of Christmas favourites #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou, and a number of bops that had us singing along all 2019 and all of January.

In chronological of high to low, these are the D’Music Top 20 Albums for the period (Jan 1 -  Dec 31)

1 Koffee - Rapture EP

That’s major! It’s only been a minute since Koffee’s debut and the Toast singer is now in the running for a Grammy following the nomination of her Rapture EP.

2 Vybz Kartel - King Of The Dancehall

Hmmm...a 2006 release versus the January 10 release of To Tanesha?

3 Drake - Views

4 Buju Banton - 'Til Shiloh

Following the release and return of Reggae icon Buju Banton, there was bound to be an interest in the Gargamel's beloved hits, all found on the Til Shiloh album.

5 Scorpion - Drake

6 Blessed - Shenseea

7 Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey

Despite how you cringe every time you hear the multi-award-winning hit, Miss Carey’s All I Want For Christmas from the Merry Christmas album.

8 ANTI - Rihanna

Come January 27, it will be four years since Rihanna released her last studio album ANTI. How does one manage to make the top 20 with a four-year-old project? Our bet is greatness! Rih-Rih’s next attempt is expected to be a Reggae album that features Koffee – which, doubles the girl power!

9 Dumpling - Stylo G

The hottest summer song was on the hottest album of the year – Stylo G’s Dumpling and the subsequent remix which featured Queen of Dancehall Spice and Grammy Award-winning artiste Sean Paul.

10 Drone Dem - Vybz Kartel

11 Any Weather - Vybz Kartel

12 thank u, next - Ariana Grande

13 My Type Single - Popcaan

If he’s your type, chances are you’ve already purchased or streamed Popcaan’s My Type album.

14 W - Koffee ft Gunna

15 Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone

16 The Essential Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey

Two times’s the charm!

17 Without Me - Halsey

18 Owna Lane - TeeJay

19 7 EP - Billy Ray Cyrus ft Lil Nas X

20 No Underwear - Dexta Daps

Spoiler alert! The album gets graphic, but the ladies are obsessed with Dexta Daps’ No Underwear. If you give it a listen!

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