The CD may not have the popularity it had decades ago, but it’s far from being a relic of a bygone era.
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CD’s have their rightful place in any music lover's library and in 2020 the format once again proved to be a go-to for consumers. As we already looked at with vinyl records, the best-selling CD’s of 2020 are beginning to take shape.
According to sales through Amazon, here are the best-selling records of 2020… So far.
20 Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Billie’s 2019 debut album continues to be a hit across formats, including CD where it’s the 20th best-selling of 2020.
19 Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By
The album was released earlier in 2020 and yielded the singles “Darkness” and “Godzilla.”
18 Chris Stapleton - Starting Over
Chris Stapleton’s first album since 2017 was released only a few weeks ago, but has been an immediate hit as the 18th best-selling CD of 2020.
17 Neil Young - Homegrown
The long-awaited Neil Young record was finally released in 2020 and marks Young’s 40th studio album of his career.
16 Taylor Swift - Folklore
Taylor Swift released the surprise album earlier this year, but it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the top selling CD’s of the year.
15 Jimmy Buffett - Life On The Flip Side
Buffett’s first new album since 2013 comes in as the 15th best-selling CD of the year.
14 Lauren Daigle - Look Up Child
Lauren Daigle’s 2018 album continues its success as the 14th best-selling album of the year.
13 Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton - Hamilton
The hit musical continues to be a favorite of many as it features the entire soundtrack from the Broadway show.
12 Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
The Prince of Darkness released his twelfth studio album earlier in 2020 featuring appearances from Post Malone and Elton John.
11 Various Artists - Frozen 2
The soundtrack to the hit Disney animated film comes in as the 11th best-selling CD.
10 AC/DC - POWER UP
AC/DC released their first studio album since 2014 this past November and it became an instant best-seller.
9 Alan Jackson - Precious Memories Collection
The 2013 compilation album from Alan Jackson continues to be a best-seller.
8 The Chicks - Gaslighter
The Chicks made their long awaited return in 2020 with their first album since 2006. It proved to be an instant hit and lands as the eighth best-selling CD.
7 BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
The deluxe edition of BTS’ album was released on November 20 and skyrocketed up the charts where it’s currently the seventh best-selling CD.
6 Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You
The Boss gave the world quite the treat in October with the release of his milestone 20th album.
5 James Taylor - American Standard
Taylor returned with his first album in five years this past February and takes home the fifth spot on this list.
4 Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas
Holiday season is in full swing as Dolly Parton’s latest Christmas album is the fourth best selling CD of the year.
3 Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan’s newest album marks his first record of original songs since 2012.
2 Carrie Underwood - My Gift
Carrie Underwood’s first Christmas album has been a hit coming in as the second best-selling CD of 2020.
1 BTS - Map of the Soul: 7
2020 is the year of BTS as Map of the Soul: 7 coms in as the best-selling CD of the year.