With 2020 coming to a close, Billboard has been posting various year-end lists and articles about what they and their fans believe to be the best music of the year.

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On December 28, they released the results of the poll they’d created for fans to vote for their favorite album of 2020.

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There were 50 albums to choose from in total, ranging from Taylor Swift‘s Folklore to Lady Gaga‘s Chromatica and The Weeknd‘s After Hours, to name just a few.

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However, K-Pop fans proved to be an unbeatable force as BTS ended up taking the first spot on the poll!

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With 30.66% of the total vote, Map of the Soul: 7 was determined to be the fan favorite album of the year.

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This album, released on February 21 this year, gave BTS their highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time, with “ON” peaking at #4 on the chart. Of course, this was later beat by “Dynamite” taking the #1 position later this year, but it was a huge deal for the K-Pop group at the time, and it’s still an impressive feat, especially since the lyrics in “ON” were mostly Korean.

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BTS managed to just surpass Taylor Swift’s Folklore album by a little over 1% of the vote, as she came in 2nd with 29.28%. In third place was Dua Lipa‘s Future Nostalgia, with 6.49% of the total.

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BLACKPINK‘s The Album was also on the poll, and it came in 7th place on the poll with 4.26% of the votes. This is still a really high position for a K-Pop group on an American poll!

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Congratulations to BTS, and here’s to a successful 2021 for the group!