Top 5 Albums Celebrating Anniversaries in 2019


Austin Carlton, Staff Writer

Music is a timeless piece of history that can mean so many things to different people, and as it evolves with the times, people love to look back on the songs they grew up with and enjoyed. At the start of 2019, there are multiple beloved albums that are approaching different anniversaries from their time of release. Here are five album anniversaries to look out for this year.


  • “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

One of the most popular singers of the late 90s and early 2000s, Britney Spears’ album “…Baby One More Time” turned 20 this year on Jan. 13. This album debuted and topped charts as Spears’ first album, and jump-started her status as a pop icon. The top songs on the album are “… Baby One More Time” and “Autumn Goodbye”.


  • “Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s album “Fame Monster” turns 10 this year. This was one of the most groundbreaking albums of 2009, and debuted at No. 5. The most popular songs off this album include “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”.


  • “Rated R” by Rihanna

Another album turning 10 years old this year is “Rated R” by Rihanna, which was released on Nov. 20, 2009 and debuted at No. 4 with over 100,000 copies sold. Fan favorites on this album include “Rude Boy” and “Russian Roulette”.


  • “Here We Go Again” by Demi Lovato

Lovato’s album “Here We Go Again” debuted at No. 1 in 2009. The album was recorded while Lovato was starring on the Disney Channel series “Sonny With a Chance”, and the album itself even includes the show’s full theme song. The top songs on the album are “Here We Go Again” and “Catch Me”.


  • “FanMail” by TLC

One of the most influential R&B albums of its time, “FanMail” by TLC still can be heard on the radio today. The album was dedicated to all the fans who sent them fan mail during their four-year hiatus, and won a Grammy for Best R&B Album. The most popular songs on the album are “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty”.