Best artists of 2020 (from left: Dua Lipa, Fiona Apple, Roisin Murphy, supplied photos, photo illustration by Robert J. Ballantyne)

Essential songs and artists of 2020

A critical ranking of the top artists and songs of the year.


Top songs and artists of 2020

ARTIST OF THE YEARFiona Apple
Dua LipaKylie Minogue
Róisín MurphySelena Gomez
SONG OF THE YEARFiona Apple – Heavy Balloon
Billie Eilish – No Time to DieDua Lipa – Physical
Purple Disco Machine, Sophie and the Giants – HypnotizedSmith & Thell – Goliath
REMIX OF THE YEARToni Braxton – Dance (Dave Audé Remix)
Alanis Morissette – Smiling (F9 Remix)EDX – The Time is Now (Wh0 Remix)
Galantis, Dolly Parton – Faith (Jewelz & Sparks Remix) (feat. Mr. Probz)Lady Gaga – Stupid Love (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix)
BEST NEW / BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTPurple Disco Machine
Bob MosesMegan Thee Stallion
Smith & ThellWinona Oak

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