Fans Pick BTS as the Artist Who Dominated 2020

2021-01-05T14:10:26+00:00January 5th, 2021|News|

When it comes to which artist dominated 2020, Billboard readers roundly chose BTS as the leaders of the pack in our year-end poll.

In the poll published midway through December, the K-pop boy band received more than 40 percent of the vote, beating out stars like Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.

The septet certainly had a banner 2020, earning the first No. 1 hit of their career on the Billboard Hot 100 with the July release of “Dynamite,” and following that achievement up with two more chart-toppers — the “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” remix with Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685 and “Life Goes On” — by year’s end.

BTS also released not one, nor two, but three full-length albums in 2020, including February’s Map of the Soul: 7, July’s Japanese-language Map of the Soul: 7 — The Journey and November’s Be. And that’s not all: just two weeks after the release of their latest studio set, BTS earned their first-ever nomination at the upcoming 2021 Grammy Awards, for best pop duo/group performance for the aforementioned “Dynamite.”

Meanwhile, Swift came in second in the poll, no doubt thanks to the smash success of Folklore and Evermore, the two surprise albums she dropped during the pandemic. (Earlier this summer, Folklore spent eight non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 and became the only album of 2020 to sell more than one million copies. Evermore, on the other hand, rang in the new year by spending its second consecutive week at No. 1 since its Dec. 11 release.)

And while The Weeknd came in third place, other artists fans voted for in the poll included Mariah Carey, Harry Styles, Blackpink, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and more.

Check out the full poll results below.

Who Dominated 2020? (Poll Closed)

BTS 40.85%

Taylor Swift 9.34%

The Weeknd 8.66%

Ariana Grande 7.8%

Nicki Minaj 6.23%

Other: 6.05%

Mariah Carey 4.91%

Harry Styles 4.57%

Blackpink 2.11%

Dua Lipa 1.63%

Lady Gaga 1.44%

Selena Gomez 0.92%

Billie Eilish 0.56%

Miley Cyrus 0.54%

Justin Bieber 0.48%

Bad Bunny 0.41%

Megan Thee Stallion 0.41%

Doja Cat 0.34%

Shawn Mendes 0.25%

Cardi B 0.24%

Post Malone 0.2%

Demi Lovato 0.17%

Machine Gun Kelly 0.15%

Pop Smoke 0.15%

24kGoldn 0.12%

Beyonce 0.12%

Drake 0.12%

J Balvin 0.12%

Halsey 0.1%

Travis Scott 0.1%

Lewis Capaldi 0.08%

DaBaby 0.08%

Ava Max 0.08%

Sam Smith 0.08%

Fleetwood Mac 0.07%

Haim 0.07%

Lil Baby 0.07%

Fiona Apple 0.05%

Gabby Barrett 0.05%

Jack Harlow 0.05%

Kid Cudi 0.05%

Phoebe Bridgers 0.03%

Luke Combs 0.03%

Dan + Shay 0.03%

Morgan Wallen 0.03%

Karol G 0.02%

Roddy Ricch 0.02%

Ingrid Andress 0%

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Go to Top