Best Albums of 2016
12.19.2016

Readers’ Choice: Best Albums of 2016

The readers have spoken. The polls are closed and the results are in for Rap-Up’s first-ever Readers’ Choice poll.

Today, we unveil the Readers’ Choice for Best Album, a category that was highly contested in a year full of big name blockbusters and rising star surprises.

After topping our editors’ list, Queen Bey reigns again. Beyoncé’s acclaimed album LEMONADE towers over everyone at the top of the list. As one reader, Spazz, declared: “2016 was the year of Beyoncé hands down.”

Coming in second place is Rihanna’s ANTI, which yielded one of the year’s biggest smashes, “Work.” And rounding out the top 3 is RiRi’s “Work” collaborator Drake and his record-setting album Views.

Check out the top 20, featuring Kanye West, J. Cole, Travis Scott, and more, below.

Rap-Up Readers’ Choice: Best Albums of 2016

1. Beyoncé – LEMONADE
2. Rihanna – ANTI
3. Drake – Views
4. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
5. J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
6. Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
7. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
8. Frank Ocean – Blonde
9. The Weeknd – Starboy
10. ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
11. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
12. Solange – A Seat at the Table
13. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
14. Meek Mill – DC4
15. JoJo – Mad Love.
16. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
17. DJ Khaled – Major Key
18. Tory Lanez – I Told You
19. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
20. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic [Tie]
20. YG – Still Brazy [Tie]