5 Best Albums That We Were Listening to on Repeat in 2021

Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2021.
Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2021. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (12439061fi)

From Drake to Adele, some of our favorite artists dropped new albums throughout 2021 and gave us countless amazing songs to listen to. Here are five brand-new albums that we were listening to on repeat in the past twelve months.

Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

Olivia Rodrigo started 2021 with a bang by releasing her breakout hit “Drivers License”. It was just the start of great things to come and the rest of her debut album Sour was just as amazing as this song.

Drake – Certified Lover Boy

Drake is no stranger to breaking records and he took things to a whole new level with Certified Lover Boy. This album produced more top-ten singles than any other LP in history and spent five weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart.

Adele – 30

We spent over five years waiting for Adele’s latest album and it was worth every second. It took it only three days to become the best-selling album of 2021 and its lead single “Easy on Me” became one of the biggest hits of the year.

Lil Nas X – Montero

Some albums don’t have to hit No. 1 to make a mark, and that’s the case with Lil Nas X’s debut. He broke the internet with the lead single “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and kept the hits coming our way.

Doja Cat – Planet Her

Doja Cat’s Planet Her is another album that never hit No. 1 but still managed to become a viral sensation and give us such amazing songs as “Woman”, “Need to Know”, and “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA.