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    by 08-06-13, 21:24

    I'm looking for a list of the 50 biggest sales week soundscan history. I know that the N'Sync album is #1 with something like 2.4 million, but I'd like to see a list of the top 50 or a list of similar size. I've looked but I have not found one yet. If anyone has the list or has a link, please post it! Thanks!

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    by 08-06-13, 23:07

    Hi, this is taken from US Billboard Charts (10/11/12). Note this will not have Justin Timberlake's " The 20/20 Experience" which would rank at #19 with an opening of 968,000 units sold. 2013 has been a fairly quiet year to date, so there shouldn't be many other modifications... correct me if I'm wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbloke
    SOUNDSCAN ERA BIGGEST SALES WEEKS

    Key: Rank - Year - Sales - Weeks on chart - Artist - Title, [Chartpos. if not #1]

    01 - 2000 - 2,415,859 - 1 - 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
    02 - 2001 - 1,879,955 - 1 - 'N Sync - Celebrity
    03 - 2000 - 1,760,049 - 1 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    04 - 2000 - 1,591,191 - 1 - Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue
    05 - 2002 - 1,321,799 - 2 - Eminem - The Eminem Show
    06 - 2000 - 1,319,193 - 1 - Britney Spears - Oops...I Did It Again
    07 - 2001 - 1,258,667 - 6 - The Beatles - 1
    08 - 2012 - 1,208,290 - 1 - Taylor Swift - Red
    09 - 2005 - 1,140,638 - 1 - 50 Cent - The Massacre
    10 - 1999 - 1,133,505 - 1 - Backstreet Boys - Millennium

    11 - 2011 - 1,108,403 - 1 - Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    12 - 2004 - 1,096,213 - 1 - Usher - Confessions
    13 - 1998 - 1,085,373 - 1 - Garth Brooks - Double Live
    14 - 1993 - 1,061,483 - 6 - Soundtrack - The Bodyguard
    15 - 2000 - 1,054,511 - 1 - Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish
    16 - 2010 - 1,046,718 - 1 - Taylor Swift - Speak Now
    17 - 2004 - 1,022,149 - 1 - Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
    18 - 2008 - 1,005,545 - 1 - Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
    19 - 2011 - 963,970 - 1 - Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
    20 - 2007 - 956,936 - 1 - Kanye West - Graduation

    21 - 1993 - 950,377 - 1 - Pearl Jam - Vs.
    22 - 1995 - 907,114 - 2 - Garth Brooks - The Hits
    23 - 1997 - 896,932 - 1 - Garth Brooks - Sevens
    24 - 2001 - 887,229 - 1 - Creed - Weathered
    25 - 1994 - 877,000 - 3 - Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
    26 - 2002 - 874,137 - 1 - Shania Twain - Up!
    27 - 2003 - 872,082 - 1 - 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
    28 - 2004 - 870,730 - 2 - Eminem - Encore
    29 - 2002 - 865,030 - 5 - Creed - Weathered
    30 - 2005 - 860,330 - 1 - Kanye West - Late Registration

    31 - 1995 - 855,473 - 1 - The Beatles - Anthology 1
    32 - 1998 - 847,500 - 10 - Soundtrack - Titanic
    33 - 2004 - 839,696 - 1 - U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
    34 - 1993 - 831,000 - 5 - Soundtrack - The Bodyguard
    35 - 2000 - 823,587 - 5 - The Beatles - 1
    36 - 2003 - 822,275 - 2 - 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
    37 - 1995 - 819,000 - 8 - Kenny G - Miracles: The Holiday Album [#2]
    38 - 2000 - 811,298 - 2 - 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
    39 - 2003 - 810,488 - 1 - Linkin Park - Meteora
    40 - 2002 - 808,708 - 3 - Eminem - The Eminem Show

    41 - 1993 - 802,858 - 1 - Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Style
    42 - 2000 - 793,713 - 2 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    43 - 2008 - 784,288 - 1 - AC/DC - Black Ice
    44 - 2002 - 779,828 - 1 - Dixie Chicks - Home
    45 - 2005 - 770,887 - 2 - 50 Cent - The Massacre
    46 - 1991 - 770,000 - 1 - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
    47 - 2004 - 765,739 - 1 - Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
    48 - 1996 - 760,000 - 12 - Mariah Carey - Daydream
    49 - 2007 - 756,590 - 11 - Josh Groban - Noel
    50 - 2001 - 745,744 - 1 - Britney Spears - Britney

    51 - 2007 - 742,426 - 1 - Alicia Keys - As I Am
    52 - 2010 - 741,413 - 1 - Eminem - Recovery
    53 - 2005 - 737,294 - 1 - Coldplay - X&Y
    54 - 2001 - 732,720 - 1 - Dave Matthews Band - Everyday
    55 - 2012 - 729,900 - 52 - Adele - 21
    56 - 2005 - 727,163 - 1 - Mary J Blige - The Breakthrough
    57 - 2001 - 724,067 - 5 - Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue [#2]
    58 - 2006 - 721,747 - 1 - Rascal Flatts - Me And My Gang
    59 - 2008 - 721,207 - 1 - Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    60 - 1994 - 718,000 - 7 - Kenny G - Miracles: The Holiday Album

    61 - 2001 - 716,003 - 1 - Staind - Break the Cycle
    62 - 2002 - 714,114 - 1 - Nelly - Nellyville
    63 - 2007 - 710,946 - 1 - Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden
    64 - 2004 - 710,880 - 1 - Eminem - Encore
    65 - 2002 - 702,226 - 1 - Soundtrack - 8 Mile
    66 - 2009 - 700,779 - 1 - Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
    67 - 1999 - 698,403 - 1 - DMX - ...And then there was X
    68 - 1995 - 694,500 - 5 - Pearl Jam - Vitalogy [#3]
    69 - 2007 - 691,304 - 1 - 50 Cent - Curtis[#2]
    70 - 2000 - 689,578 - 2 - Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue

    71 - 1997 - 689,535 - 2 - The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
    72 - 2001 - 688,339 - 6 - Various Artists - Now 5 [#3]
    73 - 1991 - 685,000 - 1 - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I [#2]
    74 - 2006 - 684,461 - 1 - Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Love Sounds
    75 - 1998 - 684,000 - 5 - Garth Brooks - Sevens
    76 - 1998 - 681,572 - 1 - Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
    77 - 2006 - 680,052 - 1 - Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
    78 - 1996 - 680,000 - 1 - Metallica - Load
    79 - 1998 - 678,000 - 4 - Garth Brooks - Sevens
    80 - 2000 - 670,673 - 4 - The Beatles - 1

    81 - 1999 - 670,227 - 1 - DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
    82 - 2007 - 669,161 - 10 - Josh Groban - Noel
    83 - 1998 - 664,500 - 7 - Soundtrack - Titanic
    84 - 1996 - 664,000 - 1 - Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
    85 - 2001 - 663,280 - 1 - Destiny's Child - Survivor
    86 - 2000 - 662,077 - 2 - The Beatles - 1 [#2]
    87 - 2009 - 661,227 - 4 - Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
    88 - 1999 - 660,807 - 1 - Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin
    89 - 2000 - 654,596 - 5 - 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
    90 - 1999 - 640,000 - 6 - Celine Dion - All the Way - A Decade of Song [#2]

    91 - 1999 - 634,877 - 1 - Limp Bizkit - Significant Other
    92 - 2011 - 630,571 - 1 - Drake - Take Care
    93 - 2007 - 629,366 - 1 - Mary J Blige - Growing Pains [#2]
    94 - 2002 - 625,580 - 2 - Shania Twain - Up!
    95 - 1998 - 624,000 - 6 - Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love [#2]
    96 - 2007 - 622,827 - 1 - Linkin Park - Minutes To Midnight
    97 - 2002 - 621,725 - 1 - Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff
    98 - 1999 - 621,621 - 2 - Backstreet Boys - Millennium
    99 - 2001 - 621,419 - 1 - Various Artists - Now 7
    100 - 2003 - 621,030 - 53 - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

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    by 08-06-13, 23:38

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfSpear
    Hi, this is taken from US Billboard Charts (10/11/12). Note this will not have Justin Timberlake's " The 20/20 Experience" which would rank at #19 with an opening of 968,000 units sold. 2013 has been a fairly quiet year to date, so there shouldn't be many other modifications... correct me if I'm wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbloke
    SOUNDSCAN ERA BIGGEST SALES WEEKS

    Key: Rank - Year - Sales - Weeks on chart - Artist - Title, [Chartpos. if not #1]

    01 - 2000 - 2,415,859 - 1 - 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
    02 - 2001 - 1,879,955 - 1 - 'N Sync - Celebrity
    03 - 2000 - 1,760,049 - 1 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    04 - 2000 - 1,591,191 - 1 - Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue
    05 - 2002 - 1,321,799 - 2 - Eminem - The Eminem Show
    06 - 2000 - 1,319,193 - 1 - Britney Spears - Oops...I Did It Again
    07 - 2001 - 1,258,667 - 6 - The Beatles - 1
    08 - 2012 - 1,208,290 - 1 - Taylor Swift - Red
    09 - 2005 - 1,140,638 - 1 - 50 Cent - The Massacre
    10 - 1999 - 1,133,505 - 1 - Backstreet Boys - Millennium

    11 - 2011 - 1,108,403 - 1 - Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    12 - 2004 - 1,096,213 - 1 - Usher - Confessions
    13 - 1998 - 1,085,373 - 1 - Garth Brooks - Double Live
    14 - 1993 - 1,061,483 - 6 - Soundtrack - The Bodyguard
    15 - 2000 - 1,054,511 - 1 - Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish
    16 - 2010 - 1,046,718 - 1 - Taylor Swift - Speak Now
    17 - 2004 - 1,022,149 - 1 - Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
    18 - 2008 - 1,005,545 - 1 - Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
    19 - 2011 - 963,970 - 1 - Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
    20 - 2007 - 956,936 - 1 - Kanye West - Graduation

    21 - 1993 - 950,377 - 1 - Pearl Jam - Vs.
    22 - 1995 - 907,114 - 2 - Garth Brooks - The Hits
    23 - 1997 - 896,932 - 1 - Garth Brooks - Sevens
    24 - 2001 - 887,229 - 1 - Creed - Weathered
    25 - 1994 - 877,000 - 3 - Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
    26 - 2002 - 874,137 - 1 - Shania Twain - Up!
    27 - 2003 - 872,082 - 1 - 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
    28 - 2004 - 870,730 - 2 - Eminem - Encore
    29 - 2002 - 865,030 - 5 - Creed - Weathered
    30 - 2005 - 860,330 - 1 - Kanye West - Late Registration

    31 - 1995 - 855,473 - 1 - The Beatles - Anthology 1
    32 - 1998 - 847,500 - 10 - Soundtrack - Titanic
    33 - 2004 - 839,696 - 1 - U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
    34 - 1993 - 831,000 - 5 - Soundtrack - The Bodyguard
    35 - 2000 - 823,587 - 5 - The Beatles - 1
    36 - 2003 - 822,275 - 2 - 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
    37 - 1995 - 819,000 - 8 - Kenny G - Miracles: The Holiday Album [#2]
    38 - 2000 - 811,298 - 2 - 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
    39 - 2003 - 810,488 - 1 - Linkin Park - Meteora
    40 - 2002 - 808,708 - 3 - Eminem - The Eminem Show

    41 - 1993 - 802,858 - 1 - Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Style
    42 - 2000 - 793,713 - 2 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    43 - 2008 - 784,288 - 1 - AC/DC - Black Ice
    44 - 2002 - 779,828 - 1 - Dixie Chicks - Home
    45 - 2005 - 770,887 - 2 - 50 Cent - The Massacre
    46 - 1991 - 770,000 - 1 - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
    47 - 2004 - 765,739 - 1 - Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
    48 - 1996 - 760,000 - 12 - Mariah Carey - Daydream
    49 - 2007 - 756,590 - 11 - Josh Groban - Noel
    50 - 2001 - 745,744 - 1 - Britney Spears - Britney

    51 - 2007 - 742,426 - 1 - Alicia Keys - As I Am
    52 - 2010 - 741,413 - 1 - Eminem - Recovery
    53 - 2005 - 737,294 - 1 - Coldplay - X&Y
    54 - 2001 - 732,720 - 1 - Dave Matthews Band - Everyday
    55 - 2012 - 729,900 - 52 - Adele - 21
    56 - 2005 - 727,163 - 1 - Mary J Blige - The Breakthrough
    57 - 2001 - 724,067 - 5 - Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue [#2]
    58 - 2006 - 721,747 - 1 - Rascal Flatts - Me And My Gang
    59 - 2008 - 721,207 - 1 - Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    60 - 1994 - 718,000 - 7 - Kenny G - Miracles: The Holiday Album

    61 - 2001 - 716,003 - 1 - Staind - Break the Cycle
    62 - 2002 - 714,114 - 1 - Nelly - Nellyville
    63 - 2007 - 710,946 - 1 - Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden
    64 - 2004 - 710,880 - 1 - Eminem - Encore
    65 - 2002 - 702,226 - 1 - Soundtrack - 8 Mile
    66 - 2009 - 700,779 - 1 - Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
    67 - 1999 - 698,403 - 1 - DMX - ...And then there was X
    68 - 1995 - 694,500 - 5 - Pearl Jam - Vitalogy [#3]
    69 - 2007 - 691,304 - 1 - 50 Cent - Curtis[#2]
    70 - 2000 - 689,578 - 2 - Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue

    71 - 1997 - 689,535 - 2 - The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
    72 - 2001 - 688,339 - 6 - Various Artists - Now 5 [#3]
    73 - 1991 - 685,000 - 1 - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I [#2]
    74 - 2006 - 684,461 - 1 - Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Love Sounds
    75 - 1998 - 684,000 - 5 - Garth Brooks - Sevens
    76 - 1998 - 681,572 - 1 - Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
    77 - 2006 - 680,052 - 1 - Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
    78 - 1996 - 680,000 - 1 - Metallica - Load
    79 - 1998 - 678,000 - 4 - Garth Brooks - Sevens
    80 - 2000 - 670,673 - 4 - The Beatles - 1

    81 - 1999 - 670,227 - 1 - DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
    82 - 2007 - 669,161 - 10 - Josh Groban - Noel
    83 - 1998 - 664,500 - 7 - Soundtrack - Titanic
    84 - 1996 - 664,000 - 1 - Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
    85 - 2001 - 663,280 - 1 - Destiny's Child - Survivor
    86 - 2000 - 662,077 - 2 - The Beatles - 1 [#2]
    87 - 2009 - 661,227 - 4 - Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
    88 - 1999 - 660,807 - 1 - Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin
    89 - 2000 - 654,596 - 5 - 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
    90 - 1999 - 640,000 - 6 - Celine Dion - All the Way - A Decade of Song [#2]

    91 - 1999 - 634,877 - 1 - Limp Bizkit - Significant Other
    92 - 2011 - 630,571 - 1 - Drake - Take Care
    93 - 2007 - 629,366 - 1 - Mary J Blige - Growing Pains [#2]
    94 - 2002 - 625,580 - 2 - Shania Twain - Up!
    95 - 1998 - 624,000 - 6 - Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love [#2]
    96 - 2007 - 622,827 - 1 - Linkin Park - Minutes To Midnight
    97 - 2002 - 621,725 - 1 - Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff
    98 - 1999 - 621,621 - 2 - Backstreet Boys - Millennium
    99 - 2001 - 621,419 - 1 - Various Artists - Now 7
    100 - 2003 - 621,030 - 53 - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

    Thank you Wolfspear! This is fantastic!

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    by 09-06-13, 08:15

    Justin Timberlake's the 20/20 experience is at 19 I think
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    by 13-06-13, 05:59

    With Come Away WIth Me being bumped off the top 100, Adele has the latest weeks on chart here at 52.

    Who else had to look this album up
    84 - 1996 - 664,000 - 1 - Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
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    by 13-06-13, 16:26

    PLEASE do not quote a 100 position chart, just to say thanks. Sigh...

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