Plus: Madonna's "Madame X" wins our fan poll for best album of the year.
The Billboard staff picked their 50 best albums of 2019, and music fans had their own suggestions based on their favorite artists' offerings. We asked them what their 2019 album of the year was based on our curation, and some solid write-ins popped up from the poll too.
From our poll picks, the top three fan favorites were Madonna's Madame X (with 47% of the vote), Celine Dion's Courage (with 25% of the vote) and Billboard's own No. 1, Ariana Grande's thank u, next, at third (with 7% of the vote).