International Albums Made History On the Charts in 2020

Bad Bunny at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2018
Bad Bunny at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9898868r)

2020 has been a monumental year in the history of the Billboard 200 chart, with several international artists reaching for the stars. Here are three acts that found enormous success in the U.S. with their latest non-English studio albums.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny dropped two albums in 2020, and finally managed to top the Billboard 200 with his latest studio effort El Último Tour Del Mundo. What makes the success of this LP so monumental is the fact it’s the first all-Spanish language album in the history of the chart.


BTS gave us not one, but two chart-topping albums this year with Map of the Soul: 7 and Be. By doing so, they became the fastest group to earn five no. 1 albums since the Beatles, and the first to top the Billboard Hot 100 with a Korean song thanks to “Life Goes On”.


Blackpink is still waiting for their first no. 1 album atop the Billboard 200, but their latest record The Album was pretty monumental. It debuted at no. 2, making this the highest-charting female Korean album, and we’re expecting to see Blackpink breaking its own record in the future.