The Best Pop Albums Of 2022

Turn up your headphones, because this year's pop album releases are coming in hot every week with artistically curated track lists and powerful songwriting by many of your favorite musicians. From Charli XCX's CRASH to ROSALÍA's MOTOMAMI, 2022's top pop albums feature diverse singers across four decades and countless pop music subgenres, including synth-pop, alternative pop, dance-pop, experimental pop, indie pop, disco, pop punk, pop rock, urbano latino, art pop, electropop, dream pop, hip-hop/rap, R&B, folk pop, and jazz. Reggaetón royalty Daddy Yankee released his farewell studio album LEGENDADDY, and Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Diplo dropped his first full-length solo project in almost 18 years. And if you haven't heard enough of The Weeknd's multi-platinum certified Dawn FM...well, it's still playing on repeat across our playlists too. 

Which 2022 pop album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these popstars' records will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new pop albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.

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  • Dawn FM
    1
    The Weeknd
    134 votes
    • Genres (Music): Synth-pop, City pop
    Dawn FM is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter the Weeknd. It was released through XO and Republic Records on January 7, 2022. The album is narrated by Jim Carrey, and features ...more
  • CRASH
    2
    Charli XCX
    140 votes
    • Genres (Music): Synth-pop, Dance-pop, Power pop
    CRASH is the fifth studio album by English singer-songwriter Charli XCX, released on March 18, 2022. It is her last album to be released under her current record contract with Atlantic Records. ...more
  • Harry's House
    3
    Harry Styles
    128 votes
    • Genres (Music): Pop-funk, Pop rock, Synth-pop, R&B
    Harry's House is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Harry Styles, released on May 20, 2022 by Columbia and Erskine Records. The album was preceded by the singles "As It Was" and ...more
  • Special
    4
    Lizzo
    50 votes
    • Genres (Music): Funk-pop, R&B, Hip hop
    Special is the fourth studio album by American singer and rapper Lizzo. It was released through Nice Life and Atlantic Records on July 15, 2022. It was preceded by the lead single "About Damn Time," ...more
  • RENAISSANCE
    5
    Beyoncé
    94 votes
    • Genres (Music): Pop, House, R&B, Dance
    RENAISSANCE is the seventh studio album by American singer Beyoncé, released on July 29, 2022, through Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. It features guest appearances from Beam, Grace ...more
  • Laurel Hell
    6
    62 votes
    • Genres (Music): Pop, Disco, Synth-pop, Indie pop
    Laurel Hell is the sixth studio album by Japanese-American indie rock musician Mitski, released on February 4, 2022, through Dead Oceans. It was produced by Patrick Hyland. Musically, Laurel Hell has ...more