The Billboard top 100 albums of the year is always a great chance to see what impacted the world outside of our (figuratively) little dance music bubble. This time around, the numbers indicate that it was the year of Hip-Hop and R&B more than anything. Kendrick Lamar leads that charge this year, with his album “DAMN.” topping the charts. Following this placing were Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic, The Weekend’s Starry, Ed Sheeran’s Divide, Drake’s More life, and the original Soundtrack for Moana.

The highest Dance music album to place was…you guessed it: The Chainsmokers. Their album “Memories…Do Not Open” placed 21st on the chart, with the only other Dance music album to even place being Calvin Harris’s “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1”…more than 70 places below. Some may lament the under-representation of dance music from this chart, some may be overjoyed at the implications that this may drive the genre further underground in favor as it used to be. What do you think about the results? Tweet us @GlobalDanceElec.

Top Billboard 200 Albums of 2017 (See The Full Top 200 Here)

1. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
2. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
3. Starboy – The Weeknd
4. Divide – Ed Sheeran
5. More Life – Drake
6. Moana – Soundtrack
7. Stoney – Post Malone
8. Culture – Migos
9. Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording
10. 4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole

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