Our votes for Album of the Year are in! See why we voted for Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogers, the Jonas Brothers, Ariana Grande and Lizzo below.
Album of the Year: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
This year, at the age of 17, Billie Eilish released this debut album that quickly became a hit and contender for the best album this year. Her dark and brooding twist on pop captured everyone’s attention including accolades from legendary Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. This album earned Eilish six Grammy nominations this year, and it is definitely one of the best of 2019. – Alyssa Buzzello
Happiness Begins – Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers returning and making a comeback was the biggest and most welcome surprise of 2019. Happiness Begins is the band’s fifth studio album, and first in ten years. It not only shows what a Jonas Brothers’ album in today’s world would sound like with the growth of each brother’s art and music, but it also shows their growth as individual people. Over their hiatus, the brothers have all aged, matured and even married. With Kevin being the quiet Jonas, Joe and Nick have both seen their own music charting success through DNCE and solo endeavors. The boys reunite 10 years later with chart-topping tracks, summer anthems and a brotherly bond stronger than ever. Following the record’s release, the band took off on 2019’s largest and longest tour to give every fan across the U.S. a chance to see what they’ve been missing after all these years. – Joe Hernandez
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Lizzo has taken the world by a storm over 2019, while the Chicago-based artist has been making music for most of her life, 2019 was the year of Lizzo. The album includes re-releases of older singles such as “Truth Hurts” which won Lizzo her first-ever number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The record is filled with bangers that truly show off not only Lizzo’s vocal chops but also her writing ability. Lizzo won over the hearts of the general public this year with catchy hooks and quotable lines. The past few years of Lizzo’s career have been an uphill battle, but with the release of Cuz I Love You she’s finally getting to coast for a little while. – Sara Feigin
thank you, next – Ariana Grande
One of the very best albums from 2019 came into play pretty early in the year. thank u, next dropped on February 8, 2019, and most will agree it’s some of Ariana Grande’s best work yet. Without a doubt, it’s her most honest work to date and that proves to be a strong reason for the album’s success. She talks about her own trials and tribulations in love and how she has chosen to focus on herself for the first time. She does all this while simultaneously crafting, fun different and just overall infectious pop music that the masses loved. – Lauren Klonowski
Heard It In A Past Life – Maggie Rogers
There’s no doubt that 2019 was the year of Maggie Rogers. At the top of the year, her album Heard It In A Past Life made a massive splash – leaving an impression on music fans around the globe. Her infectious mixture of pop, folk, alternative and R&B influences landed the album in the number two spot on the Billboard Top 200. It’s great success launched Rogers’ into a busy year of touring which included multiple sold-out tours, an epic stint on the festival circuit, and ended with an unforgettable show in Nashville opening for Kacey Musgraves. Her success is sure to continue into the new year as she embarks on the next chapter of her career. – Gina Scarpino
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