Billboard picked 50 of the best albums of 2021 (so far), but we want to know: Which is your No. 1 choice?
Aly & AJ released their first album in 14 years, Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun, and it was the perfect pop-rock soundtrack for listeners to dance right through the anxiety created in the pandemic. J. Cole also makes his grand return with The Off-Season, taking a break from his solo approach to music by recruiting a team of emerging and established rap favorites, including 21 Savage, Morray and Lil Baby.
Young Thug's Young Stoner Life's label showcase on the Billboard Hot 100-topping Slime Language 2; Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall's The Marfa Tapes that landed atop the Americana/Folk Albums tally; and twenty one pilots' Top Rock Albums-topping Scaled and Icy also made our list.