Album artist 44 - Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney Region Profile

Paul McCartney Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Paul McCartney. A list of songs by Paul McCartney can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

Having been a member of The Beatles and Wings (with his wife Linda McCartney) and with his own solo career it is not surprising that the Guiness Book of Records at one time listed him as the most successful individual artist of all time.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Paul McCartney Tug Of War 1982 UK 1 - May 1982 (26 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 1982 (30 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - May 1982, Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1982, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1982, Germany 1 - May 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1982 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1982 (23 weeks), Japan 1 for 1 week - Apr 1982, Austria 2 - May 1982 (7 months), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), Australia (Kent) 7 of 1982 (peak 2), France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1982 (peak 2, 68 weeks), Italy 13 of 1982, US CashBox 14 of 1982, US BB 19 of 1982, Holland free40 48 of 1982, RYM 95 of 1982, Xgau rating B (1982)
2 Paul McCartney McCartney 1970 Billboard 1 - May 1970 (49 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - May 1970, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1970 (13 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), UK 2 - May 1970 (33 weeks), US 70s 2 - May 1970 (3 months), Norway 2 - May 1970 (21 weeks), Dutch 70s 6 - May 1970 (10 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1970, US BB 11 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1970 (peak 4, 52 weeks), Italy 15 of 1970, Australia (Kent) 17 of 1970 (peak 3), WXPN 883 (1970), RYM 106 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
3 Paul McCartney Ram 1971 UK 1 - Jun 1971 (24 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1971, Norway 1 - Jun 1971 (30 weeks), Billboard 2 - Jun 1971 (42 weeks) (24 weeks in top 10), Dutch 70s 2 - Jun 1971 (22 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Jul 1971 (36 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1992), US 70s 3 - Jun 1971 (5 months), US BB 5 of 1971, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1971 (peak 3), US CashBox 9 of 1971, France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1971 (peak 8, 32 weeks), Italy 17 of 1971, Radio Caroline 230 (1971), WXPN 715 (1971), Acclaimed 1410 (1971), RYM 39 of 1971, Xgau rating C+ (1971)
4 Paul McCartney Flowers In The Dirt 1989 UK 1 - Jun 1989 (20 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1989 (21 weeks), Sweden 2 - Jun 1989 (22 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1990), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Germany 9 - Jul 1989 (18 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Jul 1989 (9 weeks), Italy 19 of 1989, Billboard 21 - Jun 1989 (49 weeks), Austria 28 - Jul 1989 (2 months), France (InfoDisc) 49 of 1989 (peak 8, 24 weeks), RYM 150 of 1989
5 Paul McCartney Flaming Pie 1997 UK 2 - May 1997 (15 weeks), Billboard 2 - Jun 1997 (20 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Grammy in 1997 (Nominated), Norway 3 - May 1997 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1997), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1997), Germany 6 - May 1997 (4 weeks), Austria 10 - Jun 1997 (2 months), Switzerland 10 - May 1997 (7 weeks), Sweden 11 - May 1997 (7 weeks), Holland free40 18 of 1997, US BB 52 of 1997, Italy 71 of 1997, RYM 135 of 1997
6 Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace 1983 Norway 1 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1984), UK 4 - Nov 1983 (23 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Nov 1983 (10 weeks), Billboard 15 - Nov 1983 (25 weeks), Austria 18 - Dec 1983 (2 months), Italy 33 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 43 of 1983 (peak 13, 46 weeks), US CashBox 63 of 1984, Xgau rating B- (1983)
7 Paul McCartney McCartney II 1980 UK 1 - May 1980 (18 weeks), Billboard 3 - Jun 1980 (21 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Austria 4 - Jul 1980 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1980), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1980), Norway 5 - Jun 1980 (14 weeks), Sweden 5 - Jun 1980 (10 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1980 (peak 2, 66 weeks), US BB 35 of 1980, US CashBox 36 of 1980, Italy 39 of 1980, Holland free40 44 of 1980, Xgau rating C (1980)
8 Paul McCartney Chaos & Creation In The Backyard 2005 Grammy in 2005 (Nominated), Sweden 3 - Sep 2005 (5 weeks), Germany 4 - Sep 2005 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 2005), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 2005), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 2005), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Oct 2005), Billboard 6 - Oct 2005 (21 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 8 - Sep 2005 (4 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Sep 2005 (3 weeks), UK 10 - Sep 2005 (3 weeks), Austria 39 - Oct 2005 (1 month), US BB 125 of 2005, RYM 94 of 2005
9 Paul McCartney All The Best 1988 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2001), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1988), UK 2 - Nov 1987 (26 weeks), Sweden 7 - Sep 1995 (4 weeks), Germany 9 - Jan 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Jan 1988 (9 weeks), Italy 18 of 1988, Austria 23 - Feb 1988 (2 months), Norway 39 - May 2008 (1 week), Billboard 62 - Dec 1987 (17 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1987)
10 Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993 Germany 2 - Feb 1993 (17 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1993 (8 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Austria 4 - Feb 1993 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1993), UK 5 - Feb 1993 (4 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Feb 1993 (16 weeks), Sweden 10 - Feb 1993 (8 weeks), Billboard 17 - Feb 1993 (20 weeks), Italy 34 of 1993, France (InfoDisc) 68 of 1993 (peak 15, 12 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1993)
11 Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full 2007 Billboard 3 - Jun 2007 (15 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Sweden 3 - Jun 2007 (9 weeks), Norway 4 - Jun 2007 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2008), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Aug 2007), UK 5 - Jun 2007 (6 weeks), Austria 17 - Jun 2007 (1 month), Switzerland 20 - Jun 2007 (5 weeks), US BB 42 of 2007
12 Paul McCartney Give My Regards To Broad Street 1984 UK 1 - Nov 1984 (21 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1984), Norway 4 - Nov 1984 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1984), Sweden 9 - Nov 1984 (15 weeks), Billboard 21 - Nov 1984 (17 weeks), US CashBox 60 of 1984, Italy 75 of 1984
13 Paul McCartney Tripping The Live Fantastic 1990 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1991), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1990), UK 17 - Nov 1990 (11 weeks), Norway 18 - Nov 1990 (2 weeks), Italy 22 of 1990, Billboard 26 - Nov 1990 (16 weeks), Switzerland 27 - Dec 1990 (5 weeks), Sweden 27 - Nov 1990 (8 weeks), RYM 184 of 1990
14 Paul McCartney Good Evening New York City 2009 US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), Billboard 16 - Dec 2009 (10 weeks), UK 28 - Dec 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 38 - Dec 2009 (2 weeks), US BB 133 of 2010, RYM 6 of 2009
15 Paul McCartney Back in the USA 2002 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jan 2003), Billboard 8 - Dec 2002 (15 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 110 of 2002, RYM 79 of 2002
16 Paul McCartney Press To Play 1986 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1986), UK 8 - Sep 1986 (6 weeks), Norway 8 - Sep 1986 (5 weeks), Sweden 17 - Sep 1986 (6 weeks), Switzerland 28 - Oct 1986 (1 week), Billboard 30 - Sep 1986 (22 weeks), Italy 52 of 1986
17 Paul McCartney Unplugged - The Official Bootleg 1991 UK 7 - Jun 1991 (3 weeks), Norway 13 - Jun 1991 (2 weeks), Billboard 14 - Jun 1991 (8 weeks), Sweden 20 - Jun 1991 (4 weeks), Switzerland 39 - Jun 1991 (1 week), US BB 59 of 1991, Italy 86 of 1991, RYM 144 of 1991
18 Paul McCartney Run Devil Run 1999 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1999), UK 12 - Oct 1999 (2 weeks), Norway 12 - Oct 1999 (3 weeks), Austria 18 - Oct 1999 (1 month), Sweden 23 - Oct 1999 (1 week), Billboard 27 - Oct 1999 (6 weeks), Switzerland 36 - Oct 1999 (1 week)
19 Paul McCartney Driving Rain 2001 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 2002), Norway 18 - Nov 2001 (1 week), Sweden 19 - Nov 2001 (1 week), Billboard 26 - Dec 2001 (10 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 2001)
20 Paul McCartney Back In The World 2003 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 2003), UK 5 - Mar 2003 (9 weeks), Germany 10 - Mar 2003 (1 week), Sweden 12 - Mar 2003 (6 weeks), Austria 33 - Apr 2003 (1 month)
21 Paul McCartney Paul Is Live 1993 Sweden 23 - Nov 1993 (1 week), UK 34 - Nov 1993 (2 weeks), Billboard 78 - Dec 1993 (4 weeks)
22 Paul McCartney The McCartney Interview 1981 UK 34 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), Billboard 158 - Jan 1981 (3 weeks)
23 Paul McCartney Kisses On The Bottom 2012 Billboard 5 - Feb 2012 (15 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Germany 9 - Feb 2012 (1 week)
24 Paul McCartney Choba B CCCP 1991 UK 63 - Oct 1991 (1 week), Billboard 109 - Nov 1991 (3 weeks)
25 Paul McCartney Amoeba's Secret (EP) 2009 Billboard 119 - Feb 2009 (1 week)
26 Paul McCartney Tripping The Live Fantastic Highlights 1990 Billboard 141 - Dec 1990 (9 weeks)
27 Paul McCartney New 2013 Billboard 3 - Nov 2013 (14 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
28 Paul McCartney iTunes Live From Capitol Studios 2012 Billboard 190 - Mar 2012 (1 week)
29 Paul McCartney Pure McCartney 2016 Billboard 15 - Jul 2016 (4 weeks)

In addition to the above listed albums Paul McCartney also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Paul McCartney & Carl Davis Liverpool Oratorio 1991 Billboard 177 - Nov 1991 (6 weeks)

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24 Sep 2016

Double Listing - Back In the USA

#18 & #27 are the same.

We think we fixed that last time you pointed it out (but you wouldn't have seen that until now)

Thanks


8 Jul 2015

(2) Double Listings

#22 (Back To the Egg) should be transferred to the "Wings" page and combined with album #7. #26 (Band On the Run) should also be transferred to the "Wings" page and combined with album #1.

Data fixed, thanks