After another year of decoding artists’ cryptic social media posts and staying up until midnight to hear our favorite new albums as soon as they dropped, we’re looking back on all of the biggest album releases of 2022.
For Taylor Swift fans, the year was a back-to-back music spectacular featuring “Midnights,” seven unexpected bonus tracks, and residual love for “Red (Taylor’s Version),” which was released in November 2021. Other artists who’ve dominated the charts with new releases this year include Rosalía with “Motomami,” The Weeknd with “Dawn FM,” Harry Styles with “Harry’s House,” Kendrick Lamar with “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” and more. From longtime favorites like SZA and Lizzo to rising artists like The Linda Lindas and Conan Gray, 2022’s album lineup was the ultimate fuel for constructing the perfect playlist.
As we eagerly wait for our top artists of the year to be revealed in this year’s Spotify Wrapped, see some of the biggest albums of 2022 — including a few new albums still to come — ahead.