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The Best Pop Albums of 2018

Updated November 5, 2019 20.3k votes 2.1k voters 9.8k views30 items

List RulesVote up the best pop albums of 2018.

Updated: Check out the best new pop albums of 2019!

Love it or hate it, pop music has a seemingly unending appeal to a widespread audience and the best pop albums of 2018 showcase the bounciest, catchiest, and most dance-able work in the genre. With new albums from Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and Charlie Puth, it's hard to pick a single album that best exemplifies the strength of pop. 

Which new pop albums of 2018 were your favorites? Vote below to help decide the top album of the year. See anything missing from this list of 2018 albums? Feel free to add it below. 

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  • 1
    Liberation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Liberation

    Christina Aguilera

    "Accelerate"

    "Fall in Line"

    "Twice"

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  • 2
    Golden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Golden

    Kylie Minogue

    "Dancing"

    "Stop Me from Falling"

    "Golden"

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  • 3
    GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    GREAT!

    Momoland

    Release DateJanuary 03,2018

    ProducerDublekick Company

    Tracks1-6

    Length (mins)19:59

    LabelLOEN Entertainment

    Genres (Music)Pop

    3rd Extended Play For Momoland

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  • 4
    Man of the Woods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Man of the Woods

    Justin Timberlake

    Release Date2018

    "Filthy"

    "Supplies"

    "Say Something"

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  • 5
    Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Shawn Mendes

    Shawn Mendes

    "In My Blood"

    "Lost in Japan"

    "Youth"

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  • 6
    Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Sweetener

    Ariana Grande

    "No Tears Left to Cry"

    "God Is a Woman"

    "The Light Is Coming"

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  • 7
    Camila is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Camila

    Camila Cabello

    Release Date2018

    Genres (Music)Pop

    "Havana"

    "Never Be the Same"

    "Real Friends"

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  • 8
    Fun To The World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Release DateJune 26,2018

    ProducerDubleKick Company

    Tracks1-6

    Length (mins)17:37

    LabelLOEN Entertainment

    Genres (Music)Pop

    4th Extended Play For Momoland

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  • 9
    No Shame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    No Shame

    Lily Allen

    "Trigger Bang"

    "Your Choice"

    "Apples"

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  • 10
    Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Dirty Computer

    Janelle Monáe

    "Make Me Feel"

    "Django Jane"

    "Pynk"

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  • 11
    R.O.S.E. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    R.O.S.E.

    Jessie J

    "Real Deal"

    "Think About That"

    "Not My Ex"

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  • 12
    Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Pray for the Wicked

    Panic! at the Disco

    "Say Amen (Saturday Night)"

    "High Hopes"

    "King of the Clouds"

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  • 13
    Expectations is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Expectations

    Bebe Rexha

    "I'm a Mess"

    "Ferrari"

    "I Got You"

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  • 14
    Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Voicenotes

    Charlie Puth

    "Attention"

    "The Way I Am"

    "Done for Me"

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  • 15
    Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Youngblood

    5 Seconds of Summer

    "Want You Back"

    "Youngblood"

    "Better Man"

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  • 16
    Speak Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Speak Your Mind

    Anne-Marie

    "Friends"

    "2002"

    "Alarm"

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  • 17
    Beautiful Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Beautiful Life

    Rick Astley

    "Beautiful Life"

    "Empty Heart"

    "Shivers"

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  • 18
    Primal Heart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    "Everybody Knows"

    "Top of the World"

    "Human"

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  • 19
    Joyride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Joyride

    Tinashe

    "No Drama"

    "Faded Love"

    "Me So Bad"

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  • 20
    Night & Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Night & Day

    The Vamps

    "All Night"

    "Middle of the Night"

    "Hands"

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  • 21
    Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Release Date2018

    Genres (Music)Electropop, Indie pop

    "Faded Heart"

    "Sweet Dreams"

    "I Don't Want U Back"

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  • 22
    Know. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Know.

    Jason Mraz

    "Have It All"

    "Unlonely"

    "More Than Friends"

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  • 23
    Expectations is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Expectations

    Hayley Kiyoko

    "Feelings"

    "What I Need"

    "Curious"

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  • 24
    Cinematic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    Cinematic

    Owl City

    "All My Friends"

    "Lucid Dream"

    "New York City"

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  • 25
    Electric Light is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Albums of 2018
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    "Wild Love"

    "Pink Lemonade"

    "Us"

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