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The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Kareem Gantt
Updated January 3, 2020 2.3k votes 104 voters 101 items

List Rules Vote up the 2010s pop albums we'll keep coming back to.

Here are the best pop albums of the decade, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring popular music from some of the biggest pop artists today, this list of the top 2010s pop albums includes a little bit of everything, including pop rock, country pop, and even some Latin pop. From Katy Perry's 2010 album Teenage Dream to Taylor Swift's 2019 album Lover, the 2010s decade is filled with so many good pop albums.  

Vote up the best pop albums of the 2010s, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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1
1989 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Genres (Music): Pop music

"Shake It Off" 

"Bad Blood" 

"Style" 

2
21 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Adele (2011); Tracks: Rolling In The Deep, Turning Tables (live acoustic) & I Found a Boy

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B

"Someone Like You" 

"Rumour Has It" 

"Rolling in the Deep" 

3
Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Taylor Swift (2012); Tracks: Begin Again, The Last Time & Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Label: Big Machine Records

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music, Pop rock

"Begin Again" 

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 

"I Knew You Were Trouble" 

4
Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Lady Gaga (2011); Tracks: Born This Way, Hair & Scheiße

Genres (Music): Pop music, Dance music, Synthpop, Electronic rock, Techno, + more

"Born This Way" 

"Marry The Night" 

"Judas" 

5
Speak Now is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Taylor Swift (2010); Tracks: Back to December (acoustic), Back to December & Ours

Label: Big Machine Records

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music, Pop rock, Teen pop, Country pop

"Sparks Fly" 

"Back to December" 

"Mean" 

6
Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Katy Perry (2010); Tracks: The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream & Peacock (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti vocal club mix)

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Dance music, Synthpop, + more

"Teenage Dream" 

"California Gurls" 

"Firework" 

7
Camila is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Genres (Music): Pop

"Never Be the Same" 

"Havana" 

"Real Friends" 

8
thank u, next is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Genres (Music): Pop

"Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" 

"Thank U, Next" 

"7 Rings" 

9
Pure Heroine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Lorde (2013); Tracks: Million Dollar Bills, Royals & Still Sane

Genres (Music): Electronica, Pop music, Dream pop

"Team"

"Glory and Gore" 

"Royals"

10
Starboy [2016]  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Abel Tesfaye, Doc McKinney, Ali Payami

Length (mins): 68:40

Label: Republic, XO

Genres (Music): R&B, Pop

"I Feel It Coming" 

"Starboy" 

"Secrets" 

11
Born to Die is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Grand Funk Railroad (1976); Tracks: Dues, Talk to the People & Good Things

Producer: Various

Length (mins): 49:28

Label: Stranger, Interscope, Polydor

Genres (Music): Pop

"Blue Jeans" 

"National Anthem" 

"Born to Die" 

12
25 [2015] is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Danger Mouse, Samuel DIxon, Paul Epworth

Length (mins): 48:25

Label: XL, Columbia

Genres (Music): Pop, Soul

"Send My Love" 

"Hello" 

"When We Were Young" 

13
Loud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Rihanna (2010); Tracks: Raining Men, Skin & S & M

Genres (Music): Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop

"S&M" 

"Only Girl (In The World)" 

"Man Down" 

14
Pink Friday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Nicki Minaj (2010); Tracks: Catch Me, Check It Out & Wave Ya Hand

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

"Your Love" 

"Super Bass" 

"Check You Out" 

15
Bangerz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Miley Cyrus (2013); Tracks: We Can't Stop, Do My Thang & #GETITRIGHT

Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Synthpop

"Adore You" 

"We Can't Stop" 

"Wreaking Ball" 

16
X [2014] is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Various

Length (mins): 50:23

Label: Asylum, Atlantic

Genres (Music): Pop

"Don't" 

"Sing" 

"Thinking Out Loud" 

17
V [2014]  is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Various

Length (mins): 40:10

Label: 222, Interscope

Genres (Music): Pop

"Animals" 

"Sugar" 

"Maps" 

18
24K Magic [2016] is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Shampoo Press * Curl, The Sterotypes, Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker

Length (mins): 33:28

Label: Atlantic

Genres (Music): R&B, Pop

"Finesse" 

"24K Magic" 

"That's What I Like" 

19
4 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Beyoncé Knowles (2011); Tracks: Love on Top, I Was Here & Dance for You

Genres (Music): Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B

"Best Thing I Never Had" 

"Run The World (Girls)" 

"End of Time" 

20
The Truth About Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By P!nk (2012); Tracks: Blow Me (One Last Kiss), Is This Thing On? & Slut Like You

Genres (Music): Pop music, Pop rock, Pop punk, Dance-pop

"Walk of Shame" 

"Try" 

"Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 

21
Dangerous Woman [2016] ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Various

Length (mins): 39:31

Label: Republic

Genres (Music): Pop

"Dangerous Woman" 

"Side to Side" 

"Into You" 

22
Sweetener [2018] is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Ariana Grande, Scooter Braun, Charles Anderson

Length (mins): 47:25

Label: Republic

Genres (Music): Pop

"God Is A Woman" 

"No Tears Left to Cry" 

"The Light Is Coming" 

23
Voicenotes [2018] is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Producer: Charlie Puth, Rickard Goransson, Johan Carlsson

Length (mins): 44:29

Label: Artist Partner, Atlantic

Genres (Music): Pop

"Change" 

"Attention" 

"How Long" 

24
When We All Fall Asleep,... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Genres (Music): Pop, avant-pop

"Bad Guy" 

"When the Party's Over" 

"You Should See Me in a Crown" 

25
Norman Fcking Rockwell ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Scott Merritt added

Label: Polydor, Interscope

Genres (Music): Soft rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, psychedelic pop