5 ‘Milk And Honey’ – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Former Beatles John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, were two of the most controversial figures in the genre. Before his cold-blooded murder at the hands of a crazy fan in 1980, the two recorded Milk and Honey album, Lennon’s first and last posthumous record. Singles like “Nobody Told Me,” “Borrowed Time,” and “I’m Stepping Out” propelled the album to where it’s at now.
4 ‘Xscape’ – Michael Jackson
Years after his controversial death in 2009, Michael Jackson’s estate released the King of Pop’s sophomore posthumous album. Titled Xscape, the album compiles some of the unreleased and unheard songs from 1980 until 1999 during the Bad, Dangerous, and Invincible albums’ recording sessions. The album stars production highlights and features from Justin Timberlake, Paul Anka, and many more.
3 ‘Circles’ – Mac Miller
It feels like just yesterday that Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller was still around. His estate honored the legacy of the rapper by completing his unreleased body of work, Circles, and releasing it in early 2020. Circles completes the “swimming in circle” art concept, with two different albums complimenting each others’ artistic styles. Swimming, Miller’s final album before his passing, was the first of the intended trilogy. The album ended up charting on several publications’ year-end must-listen albums lists.