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Kendrick Lamar beats out SZA on Billboard critics' 2017 best albums list

Kendrick Lamar's Damn. has been named Billboard's album of the year.

The rapper's acclaimed 2017 release has topped the magazine's critics' picks top 50, beating out SZA's Ctrl and Lorde's Melodrama.

JAY-Z's 4:44 and Khalid's American Teen round out the top five, while the top 10 features Taylor Swift's Reputation at six and her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris' Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 at seven.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles' Sign of the Times, which has topped many other end of year album lists, comes in at number 10.