Best selling albums in the US by year of release, 1956-2017

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Postby Spiderpig » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:47 pm

- Originally based on RIAA certifications, although I didn't take into account their stupid rules such as counting the sales of a double-album twice...etc
- In some cases I've added a sales estimate in parentheses, mostly when there's a big difference between the certification and actual sales (< 2 million) or to justify the rankings (when a 2x platinum album is above a 3xp album for ex.).

1956

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MY FAIR LADY (original cast) : 3x platinum (5 million sold)
ERNIE FORD - Hymns : platinum
CAROUSEL (soundtrack) : platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis Presley : platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis : platinum
HARRY BELAFONTE - Calypso : gold
FRANK SINATRA - Songs For Swingin' Lovers : gold
FRANK SINATRA - This Is Sinatra : gold
HARRY BELAFONTE - Belafonte : gold
THE KING & I (soundtrack) : gold

1957

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ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis' Christmas Album : 3x platinum
FRANK SINATRA - A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra : platinum (2 million)
JOHN COLTRANE - Blue Train : gold (2 million)
NAT KING COLE - Love Is The Thing : platinum
MUSIC MAN (original cast) : platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - Loving You : gold
JOHNNY MATHIS - Warm : gold
MANTOVANI - Film Encores : gold
RAY CONNIFF - 'S Marvelous : gold
WEST SIDE STORY (original cast) : gold

1958

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ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis' Golden Records : 6x platinum
JOHNNY MATHIS - Merry Christmas : 5x platinum
JOHNNY MATHIS - Greatest Hits : 3x platinum
ERNIE FORD - Star Carol : platinum
VAN CLIBURN - Tchaikovsky Concerto : platinum
SOUTH PACIFIC (soundtrack) : gold
FRANK SINATRA - Sings For Only The Lonely : gold
FRANK SINATRA - Come Fly With Me : gold
KINGSTON TRIO - Kingston Trio : gold
MITCH MILLER & THE GANG - Sing Along : gold

1959

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MILES DAVIS - Kind Of Blue : 4x platinum (at least 6 million)
ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 : 2x platinum
DAVE BRUBECK - Time Out : platinum
JOHNNY MATHIS - Heavenly : platinum
RAY CONNIFF - Christmas With Conniff : platinum
MARTY ROBBINS - Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs : platinum
JOHN COLTRANE - Giant Steps : uncertified (1 million)
JOHNNY MATHIS - More Greatest Hits : gold
FRANK SINATRA - Come Dance With Me : gold
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (original cast) : gold

1960

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MILES DAVIS - Sketches Of Spain : gold (2 million)
ELVIS PRESLEY - His Hand In Mine : platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - G.I. Blues : platinum
KINGSTON TRIO - Sold Out : gold
FRANK SINATRA - Nice 'N Easy : gold
RAY CONNIFF - Memories : gold
MITCH MILLER & THE GANG - Sentimental Sing Along : gold
THE PLATTERS - Encore Of Golden Hits : gold
MANTOVANI - Exodus : gold
BILLY VAUGHN - Theme From A Summer Place : gold

1961

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WEST SIDE STORY (soundtrack) : 3x platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - Blue Hawaii : 3x platinum
JOHNNY HORTON - Greatest Hits : platinum
FRANK SINATRA - All The Way : gold (1 million)
RAY CHARLES - Genius + Soul = Jazz : uncertified (1 million)
JOHN COLTRANE - My Favorite Things : uncertified (1 million)
FRANK SINATRA - Sinatra's Swinging Session : uncertified (1 million)
HARRY BELAFONTE - Jump Up Calypso : gold
JOAN BAEZ - Volume 2 : gold
LAWRENCE WELK - Calcutta : gold

1962

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RAY CHARLES - Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music : gold (3 million)
PETER, PAUL & MARY - Peter, Paul & Mary : 2x platinum
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS - The Lonely Bull : gold (2 million)
RAY CHARLES - Greatest Hits : gold (2 million)
TONY BENNETT - I Left My Heart In San Francisco : platinum
NAT KING COLE - Ramblin' Rose : platinum
RAY CONNIFF - We Wish You A Merry Christmas : platinum
RAY CHARLES - Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music, vol. 2 : gold (1 million)
THE BEACH BOYS - Surfin' Safari : uncertified (1 million)
JOAN BAEZ - In Concert : gold

1963

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NAT KING COLE - The Christmas Song : 6x platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - Golden Records vol. 3 : platinum
FRANK SINATRA - The Sinatra Christmas Album : gold (1 million)
THE BEACH BOYS - Surfin' USA : gold (1 million)
BOB DYLAN - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan : platinum
THE BEACH BOYS - Little Deuce Coupe : platinum
THE BEACH BOYS - Surfer Girl : gold (1 million)
ANDY WILLIAMS - Christmas Album : platinum
PATSY CLINE - The Patsy Cline Story : platinum
HANK WILLIAMS - The Very Best Of : platinum

1964

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THE BEATLES - Meet The Beatles ! : 5x platinum
THE BEATLES - Hard Day's Night : 4x platinum
THE BEATLES - Beatles' 65 : 3x platinum
THE BEATLES - Second Album : 2x platinum
THE BEATLES - Something New : 2x platinum
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (soundtrack) : 2x platinum
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS - South Of The Border : gold (2 million)
THE BEACH BOYS - The Beach Boys In Concert : gold (2 million)
THE BEATLES - Beatles For Sale : platinum
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. : platinum

1965

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC (soundtrack) : gold (12 million)
THE BEATLES - Rubber Soul : 6x platinum (8 million)
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS - Whipped Cream & Other Delights : gold (6 million)
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS - Going Places : gold (at least 4 million)
VINCE GUARALDI - A Charlie Brown Christmas : 4x platinum
THE BEATLES - Help! : 3x platinum
JOHN COLTRANE - A Love Supreme : gold (2 million)
THE BEATLES - VI : platinum
BOB DYLAN - Highway 61 Revisited : platinum
THE ROLLING STONES - Out Of Our Heads : platinum

1966

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THE BEATLES - Revolver : 5x platinum (6 million)
THE MONKEES - The Monkees : 5x platinum
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme : 3x platinum (5 million)
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS - What Now My Love : gold (4 million)
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (soundtrack) : gold (at least 3 million)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Sounds Of Silence : 3x platinum
BOB DYLAN - Blonde On Blonde : 2x platinum
THE ROLLING STONES - Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) : 2x platinum
THE BEACH BOYS - Best Of The Beach Boys : 2x platinum
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS - S.R.O. : gold (2 million)

1967

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THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band : 11x platinum (14 million)
PATSY CLINE - Greatest Hits : 10x platinum
THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour : 6x platinum
BARBRA STREISAND - A Christmas Album : 5x platinum
BOB DYLAN - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum
THE MONKEES - More Of The Monkees : 5x platinum
JIMI HENDRIX - Are You Experienced ? : 5x platinum
THE DOORS - The Doors : 4x platinum
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES - Greatest Hits : uncertified (3 million)
ELVIS PRESLEY - How Great Thou Art : 3x platinum

1968

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THE BEATLES - The Beatles : 19x platinum (11 million)
IRON BUTTERFLY - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida : 4x platinum
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS - Blood, Sweat & Tears : 4x platinum
JOHNNY CASH - At Folsom Prison : 3x platinum
FRANK SINATRA - Greatest Hits : 2x platinum (3 million)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Bookends : 2x platinum (3 million)
THE DOORS - Waiting For The Sun : platinum (3 million)
JIMI HENDRIX - Electric Ladyland : 2x platinum
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - The Graduate (soundtrack) : 2x platinum
BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY - Cheap Thrills : 2x platinum

1969

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THE BEATLES - Abbey Road : 12x platinum (14 million)
LED ZEPPELIN - II : 12x platinum
LED ZEPPELIN - I : 8x platinum
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - Crosby, Stills & Nash : 4x platinum
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Green River : 3x platinum
JOHNNY CASH - At San Quentin : 3x platinum
THE WHO - Tommy : 2x platinum (3 million)
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Willy & The Poor Boys : 2x platinum (3 million)
THE ROLLING STONES - Let It Bleed : 2x platinum (3 million)
CHICAGO - Chicago Transit Authority : 2x platinum (3 million)

1970

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ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis' Christmas Album : 13x platinum
SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water : 8x platinum
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - Déjà Vu : 7x platinum
LED ZEPPELIN - III : 6x platinum
SANTANA - Abraxas : 5x platinum
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Cosmo's Factory : 4x platinum (5 million)
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid : 4x platinum (5 million)
VAN MORRISON - Moondance : 3x platinum (5 million)
THE BEATLES - Let It Be : 4x platinum

1971

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LED ZEPPELIN - IV : 23x platinum
CAROLE KING - Tapestry : 10x platinum (13 million)
THE ROLLING STONES - Hot Rocks : 12x platinum (8 million)
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - 4 Way Street : 4x platinum
JANIS JOPLIN - Pearl : 4x platinum
THE CARPENTERS - Carpenters : 4x platinum
THE ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers : 3x platinum (4 million)
MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On : gold (4 million)
THE WHO - Who's Next : 3x platinum (4 million)
THE DOORS - L.A. Woman : 2x platinum (4 million)

1972

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SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Greatest Hits : 14x platinum
NEIL YOUNG - Harvest : 4x platinum (7 million)
THE ROLLING STONES - Exile On Main St : platinum (4 million)
ELTON JOHN - Honky Château : platinum (4 million)
CHICAGO - V : 2x platinum (3 million)
STEVIE WONDER - Talking Book : uncertified (3 million)
ELVIS PRESLEY - Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden : 3x platinum
THE CARPENTERS - A Song For You : 3x platinum
NEIL DIAMOND - Hot August Night : 2x platinum (3 million)
DAVID BOWIE - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars : gold (3 million)

1973

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PINK FLOYD - The Dark Side Of The Moon : 15x platinum (21 million)
LED ZEPPELIN - Houses Of The Holy : 11x platinum
JOHN DENVER - Greatest Hits : 9x platinum
JANIS JOPLIN - Greatest Hits : 7x platinum (9 million)
THE BEATLES - 1967-1970 : 17x platinum (8 million)
ELTON JOHN - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road : 8x platinum
THE CARPENTERS - The Singles 1969-1973 : 7x platinum
THE BEATLES - 1962-1966 : 15x platinum (7 million)
BREAD - The Best Of Bread : 5x platinum
ELVIS PRESLEY - Aloha From Hawaii : 5x platinum

1974

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ELTON JOHN - Greatest Hits : 16x platinum
SANTANA - Greatest Hits : 7x platinum
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - So Far : 6x platinum
BAD COMPANY - Bad Company : 5x platinum
NEIL DIAMOND - His 12 Greatest Hits : 4x platinum
GRATEFUL DEAD - Skeletons From The Closet : 3x platinum
THE BEACH BOYS - Endless Summer : 3x platinum
AEROSMITH - Get Your Wings : 3x platinum
JOHN DENVER - Back Home Again : 3x platinum
JIM CROCE - Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits : platinum (3 million)

1975

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AEROSMITH - Toys In The Attic : 8x platinum
LED ZEPPELIN - Physical Graffiti : 16x platinum (8 million)
PINK FLOYD - Wish You Were Here : 6x platinum (7 million)
FLEETWOOD MAC - Fleetwood Mac : 5x platinum (7 million)
CHICAGO - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum (7 million)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born To Run : 6x platinum
AMERICA - History-Greatest Hits : 4x platinum
EAGLES - One Of These Nights : 4x platinum
CAT STEVENS - Greatest Hits : 4x platinum
KISS - Alive : gold (4 million)

1976

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EAGLES - Greatest Hits 71-75 : 29x platinum
BOSTON - Boston : 17x platinum
EAGLES - Hotel California : 16x platinum
JAMES TAYLOR - Greatest Hits : 11x platinum (15 million)
DOOBIE BROTHERS - Best Of : 10x platinum
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Chronicle : 10x platinum
PETER FRAMPTON - Comes Alive : 8x platinum
LINDA RONSTADT - Greatest Hits : 7x platinum
STEVIE WONDER - Songs In The Key Of Life : 10x platinum (at least 7 million)
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - Night Moves : 6x platinum

1977

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FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours : 20x platinum
BEE GEES - Saturday Night Fever : 15x platinum
MEAT LOAF - Bat Out Of Hell : 14x platinum
BILLY JOEL - The Stranger : 10x platinum
JACKSON BROWNE - Running on Empty : 7x platinum
ELTON JOHN - Greatest Hits Vol 2 : 5x platinum
FOREIGNER - Foreigner : 5x platinum
PINK FLOYD - Animals : 4x platinum
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - CSN : 4x platinum
KANSAS - Point Of Know Return : 4x platinum

1978

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GREASE (soundtrack) : 8x platinum (18 million)
STEVE MILLER BAND - Greatest Hits 1974-1978 : 13x platinum
VAN HALEN - Van Halen : 10x platinum
BOSTON - Don't Look Back : 7x platinum
FOREIGNER - Double Vision : 7x platinum
BILLY JOEL - 52nd Street : 7x platinum
THE ROLLING STONES - Some Girls : 6x platinum
THE CARS - The Cars : 6x platinum
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - Stranger In Town : 6x platinum
BARBRA STREISAND - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 : 5x platinum

1979

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PINK FLOYD - The Wall : 23x platinum (13 million)
MICHAEL JACKSON - Off The Wall : 8x platinum
EAGLES - The Long Run : 7x platinum
AC/DC - Highway To Hell : 7x platinum
LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Out Door : 6x platinum
SUPERTRAMP - Breakfast In America : 4x platinum (6 million)
BEE GEES - Spirits Having Flown : platinum (6 million)
VAN HALEN - Van Halen II : 5x platinum
CHRISTOPHER CROSS - Christopher Cross : 5x platinum
WAYLON JENNINGS - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum

1980

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AC/DC - Back In Black : 22x platinum
KENNY ROGERS - Greatest Hits : 12x platinum
AEROSMITH - Greatest Hits : 11x platinum
REO SPEEDWAGON - Hi Infidelity : 9x platinum
BILLY JOEL - Glass Houses : 7x platinum
NEIL DIAMOND - The Jazz Singer (soundtrack) : 5x platinum
THE DOORS - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum
BARBRA STREISAND - Guilty : 5x platinum
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - Against The Wind : 5x platinum
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - The River : 5x platinum

1981

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JOURNEY - Escape : 9x platinum
FOREIGNER - 4 : 6x platinum
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap : 6x platinum
PHIL COLLINS - Face Value : 5x platinum
BARBRA STREISAND - Memories : 5x platinum
STEVIE NICKS - Bella Donna : 4x platinum
ALABAMA - Feels So Right : 4x platinum
RUSH - Moving Pictures : 4x platinum
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) : 4x platinum
THE ROLLING STONES - Tattoo You : 4x platinum

1982

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MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller : 29x platinum
EAGLES - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 : 11x platinum
ERIC CLAPTON - Time Pieces/Best Of Eric Clapton : 7x platinum
FOREIGNER - Records : 7x platinum
MEN AT WORK - Business As Usual : 6x platinum
ALABAMA - Mountain Music : 5x platinum
JOHN MELLENCAMP - American Fool : 5x platinum
HANK WILLIAMS, JR. - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum
LIONEL RICHIE - Lionel Richie : 4x platinum
WILLIE NELSON - Always On My Mind : 4x platinum

1983

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LIONEL RICHIE - Can't Slow Down : 10x platinum (13 million)
ZZ TOP - Eliminator : 10x platinum
DEF LEPPARD - Pyromania : 10x platinum
THE POLICE - Synchronicity : 8x platinum
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS - Sports : 7x platinum
BILLY JOEL - An Innocent Man : 7x platinum
FLASHDANCE (soundtrack) : 6x platinum
CYNDI LAUPER - She's So Unusual : 6x platinum
JOURNEY - Frontiers : 6x platinum
THE BIG CHILL (soundtrack) : 6x platinum

1984

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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Legend : 15x platinum
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born In The U.S.A. : 15x platinum
PRINCE - Purple Rain : 13x platinum (15 million)
MADONNA - Like A Virgin : 10x platinum
VAN HALEN - 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) : 10x platinum
FOOTLOOSE (soundtrack) : 9x platinum
TINA TURNER - Private Dancer : 5x platinum (6 million)
WHAM! - Make It Big : 6x platinum
METALLICA - Ride The Lightning : 6x platinum
CHICAGO - 17 : 6x platinum

1985

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WHITNEY HOUSTON - Whitney Houston : 13x platinum
PHIL COLLINS - No Jacket Required : 12x platinum
BILLY JOEL - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 : 23x platinum (11 million)
DIRE STRAITS - Brothers In Arms : 9x platinum
JIMMY BUFFETT - Songs You Know By Heart : 7x platinum
THE CARS - Greatest Hits : 6x platinum
HEART - Heart : 5x platinum
ZZ TOP - Afterburner : 5x platinum
TEARS FOR FEARS - Songs From The Big Chair : 5x platinum
JOHN MELLENCAMP - Scarecrow : 5x platinum

1986

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BON JOVI - Slippery When Wet : 12x platinum (14 million)
BEASTIE BOYS - Licensed To Ill : 10x platinum (12 million)
TOP GUN (soundtrack) : 9x platinum
METALLICA - Master Of Puppets : 6x platinum (7 million)
MADONNA - True Blue : 7x platinum
JANET JACKSON - Control : 5x platinum (7 million)
VAN HALEN - 5150 : 6x platinum
GENESIS - Invisible Touch : 6x platinum
PAUL SIMON - Graceland : 5x platinum (6 million)
BOSTON - Third Stage : 4x platinum (6 million)

1987

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GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction : 18x platinum
DIRTY DANCING (soundtrack) : 11x platinum (15 million)
DEF LEPPARD - Hysteria : 12x platinum
U2 - The Joshua Tree : 10x platinum (12 million)
GEORGE MICHAEL - Faith : 10x platinum
MICHAEL JACKSON - Bad : 9x platinum
WHITNEY HOUSTON - Whitney : 9x platinum
WHITESNAKE - Whitesnake : 8x platinum
INXS - Kick : 6x platinum
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (london cast) : 4x platinum (6 million)

1988

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JOURNEY - Greatest Hits : 15x platinum (17 million)
FLEETWOOD MAC - Greatest Hits : 8x platinum (10 million)
METALLICA - ...And Justice For All : 8x platinum
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK - Hangin' Tough : 8x platinum
PAULA ABDUL - Forever Your Girl : 7x platinum
BOBBY BROWN - Don't Be Cruel : 7x platinum
BON JOVI - New Jersey : 7x platinum
TRACY CHAPMAN - Tracy Chapman : 6x platinum
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER - A Fresh Aire Christmas : 6x platinum
GUNS N' ROSES - G N' R Lies : 5x platinum (6 million)

1989

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JANET JACKSON - Rhythm Nation 1814 : 6x platinum (8 million)
GARTH BROOKS - Garth Brooks : 10x platinum (8 million)
AEROSMITH - Pump : 7x platinum
DON HENLEY - The End Of Innocence : 6x platinum
MOTLEY CRUE - Dr. Feelgood : 6x platinum
MILLI VANILLI - Girl, You Know It's True : 6x platinum
MICHAEL BOLTON - Soul Provider : 6x platinum
THE LITTLE MERMAID (soundtrack) : 6x platinum
SKID ROW - Skid Row : 5x platinum
CHICAGO - Greatest Hits 1982-1989 : 5x platinum

1990

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GARTH BROOKS - No Fences : 17x platinum (15 million)
MC HAMMER - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em : 10x platinum (13 million)
MADONNA - The Immaculate Collection : 10x platinum
VANILLA ICE - To The Extreme : 7x platinum (9 million)
MARIAH CAREY - Mariah Carey : 9x platinum
VAN MORRISON - Best Of Van Morrison : 4x platinum (5 million)
C+C MUSIC FACTORY - Gonna Make You Sweat : 5x platinum
THE BLACK CROWES - Shake Your Money Maker : 5x platinum
WILSON PHILLIPS - Wilson Phillips : 5x platinum
AC/DC - The Razors Edge : 5x platinum

1991

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METALLICA - Metallica : 16x platinum
PEARL JAM - Ten : 13x platinum
GARTH BROOKS - Ropin' The Wind : 14x platinum (12 million)
NIRVANA - Nevermind : 10x platinum
BOYZ II MEN - Cooleyhighharmony : 9x platinum
U2 - Achtung Baby : 8x platinum
MICHAEL BOLTON - Time, Love & Tenderness : 8x platinum
MICHAEL JACKSON - Dangerous : 7x platinum (8 million)
GUNS 'N ROSES - Use Your Illusion II : 7x platinum (8 million)
GUNS 'N ROSES - Use Your Illusion I : 7x platinum (8 million)

1992

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WHITNEY HOUSTON - The Bodyguard (soundtrack) : 17x platinum
KENNY G - Breathless : 12x platinum
ERIC CLAPTON - Unplugged : 10x platinum
BILLY RAY CYRUS - Some Gave All : 9x platinum
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - Core : 8x platinum
AC/DC - Live : 4x platinum (7 million)
GARTH BROOKS - The Chase : 9x platinum (7 million)
QUEEN - Greatest Hits : 8x platinum (7 million)
ALAN JACKSON - A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'Bout Love) : 6x platinum
GEORGE STRAIT - Pure Country : 6x platinum

1993

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TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - Greatest Hits : 12x platinum
MARIAH CAREY - Music Box : 10x platinum
ACE OF BASE - The Sign : 9x platinum
TONI BRAXTON - Toni Braxton : 8x platinum
ABBA - Gold - Greatest Hits : 6x platinum (8 million)
JANET JACKSON - Janet : 6x platinum (8 million)
SHERYL CROW - Tuesday Night Music Club : 7x platinum
COUNTING CROWS - August & Everything After : 7x platinum
AEROSMITH - Get A Grip : 7x platinum
PEARL JAM - Vs. : 7x platinum

1994

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HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - Cracked Rear View : 16x platinum
BOYZ II MEN - II : 12x platinum
TLC - CrazySexyCool : 11x platinum
GREEN DAY - Dookie : 10x platinum
THE LION KING (soundtrack) : 10x platinum
GARTH BROOKS - The Hits : 10x platinum
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - Greatest Hits : 9x platinum
EAGLES - Hell Freezes Over : 9x platinum
KENNY G - Miracles: The Holiday Album : 8x platinum
LIVE - Throwing Copper : 8x platinum

1995

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ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill : 16x platinum (18 million)
SHANIA TWAIN - The Woman In Me : 12x platinum
JEWEL - Pieces Of You : 12x platinum
MARIAH CAREY - Daydream : 10x platinum
NO DOUBT - Tragic Kingdom : 10x platinum
WAITING TO EXHALE (soundtrack) : 7x platinum
ALAN JACKSON - Greatest Hits Collection : 6x platinum
BONE THUGS 'N HARMONY - E. 1999 Eternal : 4x platinum (6 million)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Greatest Hits : 4x platinum (6 million)
TRACY CHAPMAN - New Beginning : 5x platinum

1996

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MATCHBOX TWENTY - Yourself Or Someone Like You : 12x platinum
CELINE DION - Falling Into You : 11x platinum
TONI BRAXTON - Secrets : 8x platinum
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Crash : 7x platinum
THE FUGEES - The Score : 6x platinum
LEANN RIMES - Blue : 6x platinum
SUBLIME - Sublime : 5x platinum (6 million)
SPACE JAM (soundtrack) : 6x platinum
2PAC - All Eyez On Me : 10x platinum (6 million)
METALLICA - Load : 5x platinum

1997

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SHANIA TWAIN - Come On Over : 20x platinum
BACKSTREET BOYS - Backstreet Boys : 14x platinum
TITANIC (soundtrack) : 11x platinum
CELINE DION - Let's Talk About Love : 10x platinum
WILL SMITH - Big Willie Style : 9x platinum
GARTH BROOKS - Sevens : 10x platinum (8 million)
SARAH MCLACHLAN - Surfacing : 8x platinum
SPICE GIRLS - Spice : 7x platinum
PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY - No Way Out : 7x platinum
SAVAGE GARDEN - Savage Garden : 7x platinum

1998

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DIXIE CHICKS - Wide Open Spaces : 12x platinum
KID ROCK - Devil Without A Cause : 11x platinum
'N SYNC - 'N Sync : 10x platinum
GARTH BROOKS - Double Live : 21x platinum (8 million)
LAURYN HILL - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill : 8x platinum
FAITH HILL - Faith : 6x platinum
2PAC - Greatest Hits : 10x platinum (5 million)
CELINE DION - These Are Special Times : 5x platinum
CITY OF ANGELS (soundtrack) : 5x platinum
MARIAH CAREY - #1's : 5x platinum

1999

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SANTANA - Supernatural : 15x platinum
BRITNEY SPEARS - ...Baby One More Time : 14x platinum
BACKSTREET BOYS - Millenium : 13x platinum
CREED - Human Clay : 11x platinum
DIXIE CHICKS - Fly : 10x platinum
CHRISTINA AGUILERA - Christina Aguilera : 8x platinum (9 million)
CELINE DION - All The Way... A Decade Of Song : 7x platinum (9 million)
DESTINY'S CHILD - The Writing's On The Wall : 8x platinum
FAITH HILL - Breathe : 8x platinum
RICKY MARTIN - Ricky Martin : 7x platinum (8 million)

2000

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'N SYNC - No Strings Attached : 11x platinum (12 million)
EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP : 10x platinum (12 million)
THE BEATLES - 1 : 10x platinum (12 million)
LINKIN PARK - Hybrid Theory : 10x platinum
BRITNEY SPEARS - Oops!...I Did It Again : 10x platinum
NELLY - Country Grammar : 9x platinum
O BROTHER, WHERE ARE THOU ? (soundtrack) : 8x platinum
BACKSTREET BOYS - Black And Blue : 8x platinum
ENYA - A Day Without Rain : 7x platinum
SHAGGY - Hotshot : 6x platinum (7 million)

2001

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ALICIA KEYS - Songs In A Minor : 6x platinum (7 million)
CREED - Weathered : 6x platinum
NICKELBACK - Silver Side Up : 6x platinum
'N SYNC - Celebrity : 5x platinum
PINK - Missundaztood : 5x platinum
STAIND - Break The Cycle : 5x platinum
KID ROCK - Cocky : 5x platinum
BRITNEY SPEARS - Britney : 4x platinum
JOSH GROBAN - Josh Groban : 4x platinum
DESTINY'S CHILD - Survivor : 4x platinum

2002

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NORAH JONES - Come Away With Me : 10x platinum
EMINEM - The Eminem Show : 10x platinum
AVRIL LAVIGNE - Let Go : 6x platinum
NELLY - Nellyville : 6x platinum
DIXIE CHICKS - Home : 6x platinum
SHANIA TWAIN - Up! : 11x platinum (5 million)
ELVIS PRESLEY - 30 #1 Hits : 5x platinum
MAROON 5 - Songs About Jane : 4x platinum (5 million)
COLDPLAY - A Rush Of Blood To The Head : 4x platinum (5 million)
8 MILE (soundtrack) : 4x platinum (5 million)

2003

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50 CENT - Get Rich Or Die Tryin' : 6x platinum (8 million)
EVANESCENCE - Fallen : 7x platinum
LINKIN PARK - Meteora : 4x platinum (6 million)
JOSH GROBAN - Closer : 5x platinum
OUTKAST - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below : 11x platinum (5 million)
MICHAEL JACKSON - Number Ones : 4x platinum
BEYONCÉ - Dangerously In Love : 4x platinum
ALICIA KEYS - The Diary Of Alicia Keys : 4x platinum
TOBY KEITH - Shock'n Y'All : 4x platinum
ALAN JACKSON - Greatest Hits Volume II : 6x platinum (4 million)

2004

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USHER - Confessions : 10x platinum
KELLY CLARKSON - Breakaway : 6x platinum
GREEN DAY - American Idiot : 6x platinum
GUNS 'N ROSES - Greatest Hits : 5x platinum
EMINEM - Encore : 4x platinum (5 million)
RASCAL FLATTS - Feels Like Today : 5x platinum
GRETCHEN WILSON - Here For The Party : 5x platinum
NORAH JONES - Feels Like Home : 4x platinum
SHANIA TWAIN - Greatest Hits : 4x platinum
KENNY CHESNEY - When The Sun Goes Down : 4x platinum

2005

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NICKELBACK - All The Right Reasons : 8x platinum
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Some Hearts : 8x platinum
MARIAH CAREY - The Emancipation Of Mimi : 6x platinum
50 CENT - The Massacre : 5x platinum
BLACK EYED PEAS - Monkey Business : 3x platinum (4 million)
EMINEM - Curtain Call: The Hits : 2x platinum (4 million)
MICHAEL BUBLÉ - It's Time : 2x platinum (3 million)
COLDPLAY - X&Y : 3x platinum
JOHNNY CASH - The Legend Of Johnny Cash : 2x platinum (3 million)
JACK JOHNSON - In Between Dreams : 2x platinum (3 million)

2006

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TAYLOR SWIFT - Taylor Swift : 5,6 million
DAUGHTRY - Daughtry : 5,1 million
RASCAL FLATTS - Me And My Gang : 5 million
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (soundtrack) : 4,9 million
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - FutureSex/LoveSounds : 4,7 million
FERGIE - The Dutchess : 4 million
HANNAH MONTANA (soundtrack) : 3,8 million
BEYONCÉ - B' Day : 3,4 million
AKON - Konvicted : 3,1 million
SUGARLAND - Enjoy The Ride : 3 million

2007

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JOSH GROBAN - Noel : 5,9 million
ALICIA KEYS - As I Am : 3,9 million
KID ROCK - Rock 'N Roll Jesus : 3,6 million
EAGLES - Long Road Out Of Eden : 3,5 million
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Carnival Ride : 3,4 million
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (soundtrack) : 3,4 million
LINKIN PARK - Minutes To Midnight : 3,3 million
MILEY CYRUS - Hannah Montana 2 : 3,3 million
AMY WINEHOUSE - Back To Black : 3,1 million
GARTH BROOKS - The Ultimate Hits : 2,9 million

2008

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TAYLOR SWIFT - Fearless : 7,1 million
LADY GAGA - The Fame : 4,7 million
LIL WAYNE - Tha Carter III : 3,9 million
NICKELBACK - Dark Horse : 3,6 million
ZAC BROWN BAND - The Foundation : 3,5 million
BEYONCÉ - I Am... Sasha Fierce : 3,2 million
COLDPLAY - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends : 3 million
ADELE - 19 : 3 million
TWILIGHT (soundtrack) : 2,8 million
KINGS OF LEON - Only By The Night : 2,5 million

2009

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SUSAN BOYLE - I Dreamed A Dream : 4,1 million
BLACK EYED PEAS - The E.N.D. : 3,3 million
ANDREA BOCELLI - My Christmas : 3,1 million
EMINEM - Relapse : 2,4 million
MICHAEL BUBLÉ - Crazy Love : 2,3 million
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Play On : 2,3 million
HANNAH MONTANA - THE MOVIE : 2,1 million
JUSTIN BIEBER - My World : 2,1 million
JAY-Z - The Blueprint 3 : 2 million
MICHAEL JACKSON - This Is It : 1,8 million

2010

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EMINEM - Recovery : 4,7 million
TAYLOR SWIFT - Speak Now : 4,6 million
LADY ANTEBELLUM - Need You Now : 4,1 million
JUSTIN BIEBER - My World 2.0 : 3,4 million
MUMFORD & SONS - Sigh No More : 3,3 million
JASON ALDEAN - My Kinda Party : 3,2 million
KATY PERRY - Teenage Dream : 3 million
BRUNO MARS - Doo-Wops And Hooligans : 2,5 million
SUSAN BOYLE - The Gift : 2,2 million
ZAC BROWN BAND - You Get What You Give : 2 million

2011

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ADELE - 21 : 11,7 million
MICHAEL BUBLÉ - Christmas : 4 million
LUKE BRYAN - Tailgates And Tanlines : 2,5 million
LIL WAYNE - Tha Carter IV : 2,4 million
LADY GAGA - Born This Way : 2,4 million
DRAKE - Take Care : 2,3 million
ERIC CHURCH - Chief : 1,9 million
LADY ANTEBELLUM - Own The Night : 1,9 million
JAY-Z & KANYE WEST - Watch The Throne : 1,7 million
COLDPLAY - Mylo Xyloto : 1,7 million

2012

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TAYLOR SWIFT - Red : 4,3 million
MUMFORD & SONS - Babel : 2,8 million
IMAGINE DRAGONS - Night Visions : 2,7 million
BRUNO MARS - Unorthodox Jukebox : 2,5 million
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - Here's To The Good Times : 2,3 million
ONE DIRECTION - Up All Night : 2,1 million
PINK - The Truth About Love : 2,1 million
ONE DIRECTION - Take Me Home : 2,1 million
JASON ALDEAN - Night Train : 1,8 million
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Blown Away : 1,7 million

2013

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FROZEN (soundtrack) : 4,2 million
LUKE BRYAN - Crash My Party : 2,6 million
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - The 20/20 Experience : 2,6 million
EMINEM - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 : 2,4 million
BEYONCÉ - Beyoncé : 2,3 million
DRAKE - Nothing Was The Same : 1,8 million
KATY PERRY - Prism : 1,7 million
BLAKE SHELTON - Based On A True Story : 1,6 million
LORDE - Pure Heroine : 1,6 million
ONE DIRECTION - Midnight Memories : 1,6 million

2014

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TAYLOR SWIFT - 1989 : 6 million
SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour : 2,3 million
ED SHEERAN - x : 2,1 million
PENTATONIX - That's Christmas To Me : 2,1 million
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 (soundtrack) : 1,7 million
J. COLE - 2014 Forest Hills Drive : 1,2 million
SAM HUNT - Montevallo : 1,2 million
ERIC CHURCH - The Outsiders : 1,2 million
JASON ALDEAN - Old Boots, New Dirt : 1,1 million
MAROON 5 - V : 1,1 million

2015

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ADELE - 25 : 9,3 million
CHRIS STAPLETON - Traveller : 1,9 million
JUSTIN BIEBER - Purpose : 1,8 million
TWENTY ONE PILOTS - Blurryface : 1,5 million
DRAKE - If You're Reading This It's Too Late : 1,3 million
THE WEEKND - Beauty Behind The Madness : 1,2 million
MEGHAN TRAINOR - Title : 1,2 million
HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL (original cast) : 1,1 million
LUKE BRYAN - Kill The Lights : 1,1 million
KENDRICK LAMAR - To Pimp A Butterfly : 1 million

2016

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BEYONCÉ - Lemonade : 1,7 million
DRAKE - Views : 1,7 million
PENTATONIX - A Pentatonix Christmas : 0,9 million
METALLICA - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct : 0,9 million
BRUNO MARS - 24K Magic : 0,8 million
RIHANNA - Anti : 0,7 million
PANIC AT THE DISCO - Death Of A Bachelor : 0,6 million
BLAKE SHELTON - If I'm Honest : 0,6 million
TROLLS (soundtrack) : 0,6 million
JOEY + RORY - Hymns : 0,6 million
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Postby Wayne » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:49 pm

OMG at 2007-2008 year ends/semi-year ends!
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Postby Wayne » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:50 pm

I take it this list is by albums released each year? Because Alicia Keys' As I am has sold over 950k this year if not :wink:
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:06 am

04wayne wrote:OMG at 2007-2008 year ends/semi-year ends!
PS These lists are fantastic. Perfect for comparisons. I think it says a lot when The Colour of My Love (a 6x platinum selling album according to the RIAA) didn't even make into onto the list in 1994! Such good all round sales
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Postby Spiderpig » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:42 am

04wayne wrote:PS These lists are fantastic. Perfect for comparisons. I think it says a lot when The Colour of My Love (a 6x platinum selling album according to the RIAA) didn't even make into onto the list in 1994! Such good all round sales
yep, and I think it helps relativize numbers, for example Mary J Blige's "The Breakthrough" is clearly her most successful album, even if it's not her best selling one.
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Postby Spiderpig » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:52 am

04wayne wrote:PS These lists are fantastic. Perfect for comparisons. I think it says a lot when The Colour of My Love (a 6x platinum selling album according to the RIAA) didn't even make into onto the list in 1994! Such good all round sales
by the way a Celine Dion fan like you should know that The Colour Of My Love was released in 1993. :P
maybe it could be on the list actually, since the #10 is Snoop Dogg's first album (which sold 6 million according to Soundscan, and only 4,5 million for Celine's album).
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Postby tvlove » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:17 am

The 2006 list makes me feel very sad. Especially number one. I wonder if Whitney Houston's new album will make it onto the 2008 list. :(
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:36 am

don't be too upset by the 2007 list, many of those albums are still going. Plus, Lil Wayne and Coldplay's albums have done 2.1 and 1.5 million in less than two months in a non-holiday period, which was something people figured would never happen in the industry again
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Postby givemeyou » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:47 am

Where is Nelly on that list?
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Postby tvlove » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:03 am

You need to look again. He's on there twice. In 2000 and 2002.
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Postby HUR » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:45 am

Spiderpig, you can add if you want (at leats as a "bubbling under" or something) the album "Spirits having flown" for the year 1979. It was a massive number one in USA, and had already sold like 5 million there (well close to that). By now, it is anywhere from 5 to 6 M in that country if not more. I will see if I find a right link or something to support that claim but it was printed, at the time, in several books. Maybe JcGuzman can help us?.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:21 pm

Spiderpig wrote:
04wayne wrote:PS These lists are fantastic. Perfect for comparisons. I think it says a lot when The Colour of My Love (a 6x platinum selling album according to the RIAA) didn't even make into onto the list in 1994! Such good all round sales
by the way a Celine Dion fan like you should know that The Colour Of My Love was released in 1993. :P
maybe it could be on the list actually, since the #10 is Snoop Dogg's first album (which sold 6 million according to Soundscan, and only 4,5 million for Celine's album).
:oops: :lol: But it was first certified by the RIAA in 1994 :lol:
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Postby givemeyou » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:59 pm

oh okay thank you! Should Mary J. Blige be on the list for 2006?
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Postby DC3BKM » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:40 pm

givemeyou wrote:oh okay thank you! Should Mary J. Blige be on the list for 2006?
Nope. The Breakthrough was released Xmas week 05!
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Postby nelson » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:45 pm

04wayne wrote:
Spiderpig wrote:
04wayne wrote:PS These lists are fantastic. Perfect for comparisons. I think it says a lot when The Colour of My Love (a 6x platinum selling album according to the RIAA) didn't even make into onto the list in 1994! Such good all round sales
by the way a Celine Dion fan like you should know that The Colour Of My Love was released in 1993. :P
maybe it could be on the list actually, since the #10 is Snoop Dogg's first album (which sold 6 million according to Soundscan, and only 4,5 million for Celine's album).
:oops: :lol: But it was first certified by the RIAA in 1994 :lol:
Maybe he loves her music and not her release date of any album. :lol:
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Postby Dane » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:41 pm

Good overview Spidepig, well done.

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BON JOVI - Slippery When Wet : 12x platinum
BEASTIE BOYS - Licensed To Ill : 9x platinum (11 million)
Various Artists - TOP GUN (soundtrack) : 9x platinum
MADONNA - True Blue : 7x platinum
VAN HALEN - 5150 : 6x platinum
METALLICA - Master Of Puppets : 6x platinum
GENESIS - Invisible Touch : 6x platinum
JANET JACKSON - Control : 5x platinum
ANITA BAKER - Rapture : 5x platinum
PAUL SIMON - Graceland : 5x platinum

You can add in brackets that SWW should be at 14M by now. It was last certified in 1995 and has scanned well over 3M since 1991. I don't know it's sales since 1995, but 2M should be a safe bet. Between feb03 and may08 alone it scanned around 930K!!!

AC/DC's Who Made Who is also at 5 x Platinum.
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Postby hello » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:30 pm

Nice Job Spiderpig...Wow at the 80s..controlled by great bands..and Wow at the decrease of album sales :o :o :o from 15x+ we're going to 2x- :o :o :o
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Postby Spiderpig » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:45 pm

HUR wrote:Spiderpig, you can add if you want (at leats as a "bubbling under" or something) the album "Spirits having flown" for the year 1979. It was a massive number one in USA, and had already sold like 5 million there (well close to that). By now, it is anywhere from 5 to 6 M in that country if not more. I will see if I find a right link or something to support that claim but it was printed, at the time, in several books. Maybe JcGuzman can help us?.
After a rapid search through UKMix, I've noticed that both jcguzman and MJDangerous estimate its sales at around 5 million copies, so I will include it then, thanks for the info. :wink:
(and I will remove ELO's greatest hits, certified 4x platinum in 2000)
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Postby Spiderpig » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:55 pm

Dane wrote:You can add in brackets that SWW should be at 14M by now. It was last certified in 1995 and has scanned well over 3M since 1991. I don't know it's sales since 1995, but 2M should be a safe bet. Between feb03 and may08 alone it scanned around 930K!!!
ok thanks, actually I was wondering if the Beastie Boys album could outsell it one day, but apparently it won't. :lol:

AC/DC's Who Made Who is also at 5 x Platinum.
true, but it was certified in 2001, while "Rapture" and "Graceland" were certified in 1994 and 1995 respectively. "Graceland" is a good catalog seller, I dunno about "Rapture" but basically I've included it because it was certified 7 years before "Who Made Who".
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Postby Spiderpig » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:10 am

hello wrote:Nice Job Spiderpig
thx :wink: I'll try to do 1967-1977 this week, I don't think the previous years are really interesting... (well, for me anyway :P ).

Also, I removed "Doggystyle" from the 1993 list and replaced it with the ABBA compilation, since it's #1 on the Catalog chart at the moment.
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Postby HUR » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:08 am

Spiderpig wrote:
HUR wrote:Spiderpig, you can add if you want (at leats as a "bubbling under" or something) the album "Spirits having flown" for the year 1979. It was a massive number one in USA, and had already sold like 5 million there (well close to that). By now, it is anywhere from 5 to 6 M in that country if not more. I will see if I find a right link or something to support that claim but it was printed, at the time, in several books. Maybe JcGuzman can help us?.
After a rapid search through UKMix, I've noticed that both jcguzman and MJDangerous estimate its sales at around 5 million copies, so I will include it then, thanks for the info. :wink:
(and I will remove ELO's greatest hits, certified 4x platinum in 2000)
That´s cool. Thank you, Spiderpig. Sorry, I forgot to tell that this is a great topic. Indeed, it is very educative, a bit like a "guide", very illustrative.

Sad that ELO dropped of the chart, though, as I really like the band. :lol: But at least the Bee Gees are fairly represented. :D

I think that Journey are now getting close to the 10 million mark for 1981. With their new album it may be certified as their catalog raised a lot.

Also, Queen´s "Greatest hits 1" is at 8,000 k copies shipped, officially. All I know is there it received its seventh platinum in december 2002, and that it sold 2,620,120 from february 2003 and may this year. This brings it to 9,600,000+ altogether, even with some months missing. The last few weeks of 2002 and the first ones of 2003, as well all its catalog since may (it is continually inside the top 25 pop catalog in USA). So I think we can assume it has sold around 9,800,000 if my calculations are right. What do you think?.
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Postby stevyy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:59 am

1998 - #1's - Mariah carey also 5x platinum!
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Postby Spiderpig » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:17 pm

HUR wrote:Also, Queen´s "Greatest hits 1" is at 8,000 k copies shipped, officially. All I know is there it received its seventh platinum in december 2002, and that it sold 2,620,120 from february 2003 and may this year.
Are you sure about this number ? because that means more than 500k a year, which is a lot.
Also, it was certified 8x platinum in late 2006, while, according to you, it already sold more than 9 million by then... :-?
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Postby Spiderpig » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:25 pm

stevyy wrote:1998 - #1's - Mariah carey also 5x platinum!
many albums from 1998 are certified 5x platinum, and to choose the ones to include in the top 10 I used soundscan numbers :

Soundtrack City Of Angels 5,456,000 dec 2005
Brandy Never Say Never 4,500,000 + 665,000 (BMG sales)
Jay-Z Hard Knock Vol 2 5,138,000
Celine Dion These are Special Times 4,844,000 nov 2007

Mariah Carey Number Ones 3,564,000 sep 2007 + 1,000,000 (BMG sales)
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:55 am

the Queen "Greatest Hits" that is 8x platinum is a 1992 release that came out about six months after "Classic Queen" did (which was essentially a collection of latter hits and select 70's gems, but contained "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Under Pressure", neither of which are on the "Greatest Hits" cd from 1992), the 1981 album had a different cover and tracklisting and was long out of print until it was reissued on cd two or three years ago as "We Will Rock You Edition".

Image and Image are totally different albums
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