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Billboard: "It's hard to overstate the breakthrough K-pop albums have had on American charts this year, where the presence of Korean artists on the Billboard charts has been at an all-time high. The Billboard 200 was graced by 10 albums from K-pop artists in 2018, more than tripling appearances on the chart in 2017. BTS alone showed up three times -- twice with albums that hit No. 1. Other appearances included BLACKPINK, EXO, J-Hope, Jonghyun, Lay, NCT 127 and RM. But beyond the numbers, there were a lot of career-defining records from acts with names big and small. Our list includes strong debuts, records marking a disbandment and albums where every song stands on its own. While some acts released more than one album in 2018, we decided to limit everyone to one eligible album to capture the breadth of so many great releases. Here are our 20 favorites from 2018."
Let's check out the Top 20:
20. BLACKPINK, Square Up
19. Cosmic Girls - WJ Please?
18. GOT7, Eyes on You
17. Loona, [+ +]
16. Seungri, The Great Seungri
15. NCT 127, Regular-Irregular
14. iKON, Return
13. Monsta X, Take.1 Are You There?
12. VIXX, Eau de VIXX
11. (G)I-DLE, I Am
10. Drunken Tiger, Drunken Tiger X: Rebirth of Tiger JK
9. SHINee, The Story of Light: Epilogue
8. Nu'est W, Wake,N
7. Pentagon, Thumbs Up!
6. RM, mono.
5. EXO, Don't Mess Up My Tempo
4. Heize, Wish & Wind
3. Sunmi, Warning
2. Jonghyun, Poet / Artist
1. BTS, Love Yourself: Answer
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minlulu   10 months ago
I approve this list 100%, they really chose some great albums and I'm glad to see so many kpop artists and groups getting the respect and aknowledgement they deserve!! Very proud of J-Hope being mentioned and RM making on the list, can't wait for Yoongi's mixtape because that may even rival the placement of whatever BTS album is released next lmao. He's got so much hype built up now after 2/3 of the rapline released mixtapes this year alone, I'm highly suspicious and hopeful that 2019 is Yoongi's year!!
10 months ago
Krypta   10 months ago
Where is Oh My Girl's Remember Me? That was such a nice album! Anyway, I'm just so happy Pentagon is part of the list! ❤
10 months ago
DirtyAhjumma   9 months ago
I am surprised and very pleased to see Seungri on this list. 🙂
9 months ago

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