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2022 Year In Review – Music Edition

February 21, 2023

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Top 10 Albums of 2022 (in alphabetical order)

1. Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (Rap)
2. JID – The Forever Story (Rap)
3. Saba – Few Good Things (Rap)
4. Conway the Machine – God Don’t Make Mistakes (Rap)
5. Black Thought & Danger Mouse – Cheat Codes (Rap)
6. Don Michael Jr – This is not music (Rap)
7. Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry (Rap)
8. Nas – King’s Disease III (Rap)
9. Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (Rap)
10. SZA – SOS (R&B / Pop / Soul)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

38 Spesh – Beyond Belief (Rap)
Big K.R.I.T. – Digital Roses Don’t Die (Rap)
Cal Scruby – CASINO (Rap)
Che Noir – Food For Thought (Rap)
Cormega – The Realness II (Rap)
Freddie Gibbs – $oul $old $eparately (Rap)
Joey Bada$$ – 2000 (Rap)
Little Simz – NO THANK YOU (Rap)
Lupe Fiasco – Drill Music in Zion (Rap)
Metro Boomin – HEROES & VILLAINS (Rap)
Ransom – No Rest For The Wicked (Rap)
Vince Staples – RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART (Rap)
Taylor Swift – Midnights (3am Edition) (Pop)
Toby Ganger – Free Machine (Rap / Pop)
The Weeknd – Dawn FM (Pop)
Westside Boogie – MORE BLACK SUPERHEROES (Rap)

Top 25 Most Played Albums of 2022

  1. Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
  2. Saba – Few Good Things
  3. JID – The Forever Story
  4. Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future
  5. Big K.R.I.T. – Digital Roses Don’t Die
  6. The Weeknd – Dawn FM
  7. Taylor Swift – Midnights (3am Edition)
  8. Vince Staples – RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART
  9. SZA – SOS
  10. EARTHGANG – GHETTO GODS
  11. Westside Boogie – MORE BLACK SUPERHEROES
  12. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak
  13. Nas – King’s Disease III
  14. Sir – Chasing Summer
  15. Che Noir – Food For Thought
  16. Joey Bada$$ – 2000
  17. Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  18. Don Michael Jr – This is not music.
  19. Benny the Butcher – Tana Talk 4
  20. Conway the Machine – God Don’t Make Mistakes
  21. FKA twigs – CAPRISONGS
  22. Cordae – From a Birds Eye View
  23. Ransom – No Rest For The Wicked
  24. Logic – Vinyl Days
  25. Future – I NEVER LIKED YOU

The 50 Most Played Artists of 2022

  1. Kendrick Lamar
  2. Mariah Carey
  3. Nas
  4. Kanye West
  5. Che Noir
  6. Saba
  7. Denzel Curry
  8. The Weeknd
  9. JID
  10. Big K.R.I.T.
  11. Conway the Machine
  12. Ransom
  13. Taylor Swift
  14. SZA
  15. Vince Staples
  16. The Roots
  17. Sir
  18. Westside Boogie
  19. EARTHGANG
  20. Joey Bada$$
  21. Lil Wayne
  22. Little Simz
  23. Benny the Butcher
  24. Cordae
  25. Don Michael Jr
  26. Dvsn
  27. James Blake
  28. Pusha T
  29. FKA twigs
  30. Adele
  31. Frank Ocean
  32. Logic
  33. Ludacris
  34. Brent Faiyaz
  35. Future
  36. Eminem
  37. Black Thought
  38. Marian Hill
  39. 38 Spesh
  40. Westside Gunn
  41. Elzhi
  42. KXNG Crooked & Joel Ortiz
  43. Musiq Soulchild
  44. Boldy James
  45. Cormega
  46. Rome Streetz
  47. Russ
  48. Freddie Gibbs
  49. Frankie Cosmos
  50. Lupe Fiasco

Top 50 Most Played Artists of All-Time (since like late summer 2020) [last year’s ranking in brackets]

  1. Nas [3]
  2. Kendrick Lamar [44]
  3. Kanye West [7]
  4. Benny the Bucher [2]
  5. Eminem [1]
  6. Mariah Carey [unranked]
  7. Conway the Machine [5]
  8. Black Thought / The Roots [12]
  9. JID / Spillage Village [unranked]
  10. Che Noir [14]
  11. J. Cole [4]
  12. Lil Wayne [6]
  13. Earthgang / Spillage Village [27]
  14. The Weeknd [42]
  15. Big K.R.I.T. [36]
  16. Mc Eiht [8]
  17. Ransom [32]
  18. Boldy James [15]
  19. Westside Gunn [18]
  20. Vince Staples [40]
  21. Toby Ganger [17]
  22. 38 Spesh [26]
  23. Scarface [9]
  24. SZA [unranked]
  25. Outkast / Big Boi [22]
  26. Isaiah Rashad [10]
  27. Denzel Curry [unranked]
  28. Saba [unranked]
  29. DMX [11]
  30. Drake [43]
  31. Elzhi [38]
  32. Taylor Swift [unranked]
  33. Logic [unranked]
  34. Sa-Roc [13]
  35. Lana Del Rey [16]
  36. Kool G Rap [20]
  37. Little Simz [unranked]
  38. Adele [unranked]
  39. Amine [21]
  40. Freddie Gibbs [49]
  41. Dave [19]
  42. Cordae [unranked]
  43. Westside Boogie [unranked]
  44. Mac Miller [28]
  45. Jadakiss / The Lox [23]
  46. Jessie Ware [37]
  47. MF Doom [25]
  48. Dua Lipa [24]
  49. Future [unranked]
  50. Joey Bada$$ [unranked]

Dropped Out: Dueling Experts / Recognize Ali [29], Ty Dolla $ign [30], The Notorious B.I.G. [31], Tyrone’s Jacket [33], KOTA the Friend [34], Berner [35], Busta Rhymes [39], Kid Cudi [41], Pop Smoke [45], Blu [46], Flip Huston [47], Mach-Hommy [48], and Brother Ali [50]

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