Ah, graduation. A day you toss your cap into the swirling wind that will carry you to your next chapter in life.
While graduation ceremonies were forced to retreat to the murky cobwebs of the virtual space thanks to the bulldozer that is COVID-19, their momentous nature was not lost. Students still graduated and they should be proud.
To celebrate both graduating seniors and the optimistic nature of the dance music community, we put together a list of the records that topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart in the month of June each year dating back to 2004. If you didn’t graduate in the month of June, you can check which album topped the chart on your exact date here.
2020 – Lady Gaga, The Fame
2019 – Marshmello, Fortnite Extended Set
2018 – The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
2017 – The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open
2016 – Kygo, Cloud Nine
2015 – Zedd, True Colors
2014 – Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me
2013 – Knife Party, Haunted House
2012 – Skrillex, Bangarang
2011 – Lady Gaga, The Fame
2010 – LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
2009 – Lady Gaga, The Fame
2008 – Metro Station, Metro Station
2007 – Björk, Volta
2006 – Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere
2005 – New Order, Waiting for the Sirens’ Call
2004 – The Streets, A Grand Don’t Come for Free