And the Album of the Year goes to... well, let's not jump the gun just yet! From Justin Bieber's powerful studio LP, Justice, to Billie Eilish's highly anticipated second full-length project, Happier Than Ever, all of the best albums from the past year (aka the studio LPs nominated for Album of the Year), are featured below. Which release will receive the greatest Grammy accolade in 2022?
Vote below for your favorite albums from 2021 (and late 2020) that you believe deserve a Grammy for Album of the Year, and be sure to vote based on the quality and artistry of the studio projects rather than simply their popularity or number of streams.
- Photo: Republic11,534 VOTES
Will Taylor Swift win this Grammy Award for a second consecutive year? The spontaneous musical follow-up to her critically acclaimed folklore, evermore (also co-produced with Aaron Dessner) once again showcases the megastar's brilliant songwriting in an intimate, bare-bones fashion.
- 21,395 VOTES
What record hasn't Olivia Rodrigo broken?! A breakup album for the ages, SOUR not only debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, but also owned over 10% of the Billboard Hot 100, with its entire track list featured within the chart's top 30 hit singles.
- 31,191 VOTES
The 2020 Album of the Year Grammy Award winner and superstar songstress holds seven Grammys under her belt just at just 19-years-old. Happier than ever (pun intended), Billie Eilish gracefully breaks pop music's status quo once again with her meticulously-crafted second studio album: another masterpiece by Gen Z's her royal highness.
- 41,030 VOTES
The picture-perfect pop princess defies gravity with her third studio album, Planet Her. Collaborating with numerous talented artists while simultaneously fusing her vocal and rap abilities across musical genres, Doja Cat may finally win her first Grammy.
- 51,004 VOTES
Lil Nas X sheds the skin of his one-hit-wonder "Old Town Road" past throughout his unapologetic debut studio album, MONTERO. Shattering glass ceilings as a black LGBTQ male in the pop/hip-hop world, the rapper/singer anthemically expresses his authenticity over heavy beats, with features from industry moguls Elton John, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Doja Cat, and Miley Cyrus.
- Photo: GOOD / Def Jam61,568 VOTES
How many times did Kanye West postpone the release of Donda? Too many to count. However, the GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings project might just be one of his greatest LPs to date. From diverse artist features and scrupulous hip-hop production to profound spiritual and political rap verses, Yeezy's tenth studio album was indeed worth the wait. Will Kanye remain one of the most decorated Grammy winning artists of all time? We shall see.