Album artist 5 - U2

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U2 Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of U2. A list of songs by U2 can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

Bono, was one of the two lead singers on the Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas?.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 UK 1 - Mar 1987 (160 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1987 (106 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (35 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1987, Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1987), Canada 1 for 17 weeks - 1987, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - May 1987, Germany 1 - Mar 1987 (32 weeks), Europe num 1 for 17 weeks - Apr 1987, Austria 1 - Apr 1987 (15 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1987 (37 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1987 (37 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 8 - Mar 1987, Holland free40 1 of 1987, Grammy in 1987, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1987), BEA 1 of 1987, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1992), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1987), US CashBox 2 of 1987, France Best 2 of 1987, Channel4 2, France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1989), UK Radio2 3, Norway 4 - Mar 1987 (40 weeks), Italy 4 of 1987, RS Reader's 4, US BB 5 of 1987, Australia (Kent) 5 of 1987 (peak 3), NARM 5, Defin200 5 (1987), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1987 (peak 1, 58 weeks), WTMD 7, WXPN 7 (1987), PopVortex 9 (1987), New Zealand 10 of all time (1987, 14 X Platinum), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Vinyl Surrender 12 of all time, Belgium 15 of all time (1987), DMDB 15, Global 19 - 24 M claimed, Radio Caroline 20 (1987), Virgin 25, UK 26 of all time (2.7 M claimed) (1987), Rolling Stone 26, UK all time album 35 (1987), Acclaimed 36 (1987), Fox101 37, Worldwide 46 - 16 M, Guiness 48, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1987), Billboard200 127, RYM 11 of 1987, KEXP 8, AVrev 9, WFUV 30, Xgau rating B (1987)
2 U2 Rattle & Hum 1988 UK 1 - Oct 1988 (56 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1988 (38 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1988, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Germany 1 - Oct 1988 (15 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, Austria 1 - Nov 1988 (13 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1988 (27 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1988 (24 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Nov 1988, France Best 1 of 1988, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1995), Sweden 2 - Oct 1988 (23 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1988, Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1988), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1989), Italy 7 of 1988, US BB 14 of 1988, Australia (ARIA) 18 of 1989, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1988 (peak 8, 18 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1988, UK Radio2 61, Global 75 - 13 M claimed, WTMD 227, WXPN 340 (1988), Acclaimed 1280 (1988), RYM 184 of 1988, Xgau rating B+ (1988)
3 U2 Achtung Baby 1991 Billboard 1 - Dec 1991 (101 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1991, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1991, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Dec 1991, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1997), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 2001), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Diamond in Canada (certified in Dec 2000), UK 2 - Nov 1991 (84 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1991, Grammy in 1992 (Nominated), Mercury prize 1992 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), Austria 3 - Dec 1991 (4 months), Switzerland 3 - Dec 1991 (20 weeks), Sweden 3 - Dec 1991 (23 weeks), Germany 4 - Dec 1991 (55 weeks), Norway 4 - Dec 1991 (24 weeks), BEA 4 of 1991, US 5 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1991 (peak 1, 75 weeks), Belgium 6 of all time (1991), US CashBox 7 of 1992, Italy 7 of 1992, Vatican 8 of all time, US BB 10 of 1991, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), RS Reader's 10, PopVortex 29 (1991), Australia (ARIA) 29 of 1991, Virgin 36, WXPN 38 (1991), WTMD 41, NARM 45, Defin200 45 (1991), DMDB 48, Global 58 - 16 M claimed, Vinyl Surrender 58 of all time, Rolling Stone 62, Acclaimed 80 (1991), Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1991), Worldwide 85 - 12 M, RYM 10 of 1991, KEXP 68
4 U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind 2000 UK 1 - Nov 2000 (35 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2000, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2000, Germany 1 - Nov 2000 (5 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2000, Austria 1 - Nov 2000 (8 months), Norway 1 - Nov 2000 (26 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 2000 (20 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2000, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Nov 2000, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2004), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2000), Canada 5 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jan 2002), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Switzerland 2 - Nov 2000 (32 weeks), Grammy in 2001 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Billboard 3 - Nov 2000 (94 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Italy 4 of 2000, Australia (ARIA) 8 of 2000, BEA 9 of 2000, RS Reader's 15, France (InfoDisc) 19 of 2000 (peak 1, 68 weeks), US BB 39 of 2000, Billboard 68 of the 2000s, Global 82 - 12 M claimed, UK Radio2 82, Rolling Stone 139, WXPN 185 (2000), Defin200 197 (2000), WTMD 267, Acclaimed 581 (2000), KEXP 737
5 U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 2004 UK 1 - Dec 2004 (38 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 2004 (56 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (5 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 2004, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2004, Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 2004, Germany 1 - Dec 2004 (16 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 2004, Austria 1 - Dec 2004 (8 months), Switzerland 1 - Dec 2004 (22 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 2004 (40 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 2004 (26 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2004, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 2004, Grammy in 2005, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2004), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 2005), Canada 5 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Feb 2006), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 2004), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Italy 7 of 2005, Australia (ARIA) 23 of 2004, US BB 28 of 2004, France (InfoDisc) 43 of 2004 (peak 1, 61 weeks), UK Radio2 63, Holland free40 98 of 2004, Billboard 124 of the 2000s, WTMD 608, WXPN 787 (2004), Acclaimed 1398 (2004)
6 U2 Zooropa 1993 UK 1 - Jul 1993 (31 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1993 (40 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1993, Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1993, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1993, Germany 1 - Jul 1993 (10 weeks), Europe num 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1993, Austria 1 - Aug 1993 (4 months), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1993 (14 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 1993 (12 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1993, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jul 1993, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1993), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1993), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Norway 3 - Jul 1993 (13 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1993, Italy 16 of 1993, US CashBox 22 of 1993, US BB 24 of 1993, Holland free40 25 of 1993, France (InfoDisc) 27 of 1993 (peak 1, 26 weeks), RS Reader's 69, WXPN 860 (1993), Acclaimed 1648 (1993), AVrev 68
7 U2 No Line On The Horizon 2009 UK 1 - Mar 2009 (25 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 2009 (35 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 2009, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 2009, Germany 1 - Mar 2009 (8 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 2009 (4 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 2009 (29 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 2009 (28 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 2009, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Mar 2009, Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2009), Sweden 2 - Mar 2009 (27 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2009), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), US BB 18 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 33 of 2009, Acclaim Year 72 of 2009
8 U2 Pop 1997 UK 1 - Mar 1997 (35 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1997 (28 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1997, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1997, Germany 1 for 1 week - Mar 1997, Germany 1 - Mar 1997 (6 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1997, Switzerland 1 - Mar 1997 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1997 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1997 (24 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1997, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 1997, Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1997), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1997), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Aug 1998), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1997), Austria 5 - Apr 1997 (7 months), Italy 12 of 1997, France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1997 (peak 1, 38 weeks), US BB 35 of 1997, Australia (ARIA) 39 of 1997
9 U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1984 UK 1 - Oct 1984 (131 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1984, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 1984, France Best 1 of 1984, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1987), Holland free40 3 of 1984, France Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 1985), Norway 6 - Oct 1984 (4 weeks), Sweden 6 - Oct 1984 (18 weeks), BEA 7 of 1984, Melody Maker 8 of 1984, Billboard 12 - Oct 1984 (118 weeks), Germany 14 - Oct 1984 (5 weeks), Virgin 15, Guiness 18, Switzerland 24 - Nov 1984 (3 weeks), Italy 37 of 1985, US BB 39 of 1984, US CashBox 46 of 1984, UK Radio2 48, Vinyl Surrender 48 of all time, RS Reader's 53, PopVortex 70 (1984), WXPN 93 (1984), WTMD 113, Acclaimed 425 (1984), RYM 47 of 1984, KEXP 334, Xgau rating B+ (1984)
10 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 1998 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1998, Germany 1 - Nov 1998 (12 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1998, Austria 1 - Nov 1998 (12 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1998 (24 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1998 (26 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1998, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Nov 1998, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2002), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2002), Argentina 5 X Platinum (1998), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), Norway 2 - Jan 1998 (29 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), UK 4 - Nov 1998 (49 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1998, Billboard 45 - Nov 1998 (44 weeks), Worldwide 77 - 13 M
11 U2 War 1983 UK 1 - Mar 1983 (148 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1992), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 1990), Sweden 2 - Mar 1983 (14 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1983, BEA 3 of 1983, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1983 (peak 4, 72 weeks), Billboard 12 - Mar 1983 (166 weeks), Norway 15 - Apr 1983 (2 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1983, RS Reader's 49, US BB 52 of 1983, US Longest Running Album 53 1983 (179 weeks), UK Radio2 68, WXPN 129 (1983), WTMD 151, Rolling Stone 221, Acclaimed 278 (1983), RYM 27 of 1983, KEXP 209, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
12 U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 2002 Canada 1 for 1 week - 2002, Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2002, Switzerland 1 - Nov 2002 (19 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2002, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Nov 2002, UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 2003), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2002), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2008), UK 2 - Nov 2002 (5 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 2002 (39 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2003), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 2003), Germany 4 - Nov 2002 (4 weeks), Austria 4 - Dec 2002 (5 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2003), Sweden 6 - Nov 2002 (11 weeks), Italy 15 of 2002, Australia (ARIA) 24 of 2003, Billboard 34 - Nov 2002 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 2002 (peak 1, 27 weeks), US BB 91 of 2002
13 U2 U2 Live 'Under A Blood Red Sky' 1983 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Feb 1984, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1994), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1987), UK 2 - Dec 1983 (202 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1984 (peak 2), Sweden 22 - Jan 1984 (6 weeks), Billboard 28 - Dec 1983 (165 weeks), US Longest Running Album 52 1983 (180 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1993 (peak 36, 16 weeks), US CashBox 87 of 1984, WTMD 411, WXPN 623 (1983), Acclaimed 1853 (1983), RYM 61 of 1983, KEXP 848, Xgau rating A- (1983)
14 U2 U218 Singles 2006 Switzerland 1 - Dec 2006 (19 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2006, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Nov 2006, UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2007), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Austria 2 - Dec 2006 (4 months), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2007), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Nov 2006), UK 4 - Dec 2006 (56 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 2006 (18 weeks), Germany 5 - Dec 2006 (4 weeks), Norway 5 - Nov 2006 (12 weeks), Billboard 12 - Dec 2006 (47 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 12 of 2006, Italy 67 of 2006, France (InfoDisc) 82 of 2006 (peak 1, 30 weeks), US BB 189 of 2006
15 U2 Boy 1980 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), Holland free40 4 of 1980, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1985), Melody Maker 5 of 1980, BEA 9 of 1980, Sweden 38 - Mar 1981 (2 weeks), UK 52 - Aug 1981 (32 weeks), Billboard 63 - Mar 1981 (47 weeks), WTMD 250, WXPN 305 (1980), Rolling Stone 417, Acclaimed 755 (1980), RYM 104 of 1980, Xgau rating C+ (1980)
16 U2 October 1981 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1992), Holland free40 4 of 1981, UK 11 - Oct 1981 (43 weeks), Sweden 40 - Nov 1981 (2 weeks), Billboard 104 - Nov 1981 (37 weeks), WTMD 418, WXPN 696 (1981), Acclaimed 2725 (1981), Xgau rating B- (1981)
17 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides 1998 UK 1 - Nov 1998 (8 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1998, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1998), Billboard 2 - Nov 1998 (17 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Italy 9 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1998 (peak 1, 71 weeks), US BB 60 of 1998
18 U2 Wide Awake In America 1985 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1994), UK 11 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), Sweden 11 - Sep 1985 (8 weeks), Norway 16 - Oct 1985 (3 weeks), Billboard 37 - Jun 1985 (23 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), Xgau rating B (1985)
19 U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-sides 2002 Billboard 3 - Nov 2002 (12 weeks) (1 week in top 10), UK 48 - Jun 2003 (5 weeks)
20 U2 360 At The Rose Bowl (DVD) 2010 Germany 3 - Jun 2010 (11 weeks)
21 U2 Songs of Innocence 2014 Billboard 9 - Nov 2014 (8 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
22 U2 Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe) 2011 Billboard 128 - Nov 2011 (1 week)
23 U2 Live From Paris: Hippodrome De Vincennes, Pairs, 4th July, 1987 2008 Billboard 54 - Aug 2008 (2 weeks)
24 U2 Popmart - Live From Mexico [DVD] 2007 Germany 15 - Sep 2007 (1 week), Switzerland 52 - Sep 2007 (2 weeks)
25 U2 Go Home - Live From Slane Castle (DVD) 2003 Switzerland 25 - Nov 2003 (1 week), RYM 141 of 2008
26 U2 The Joshua Tree Singles 1988 UK 100 - Feb 1988 (1 week)
27 U2 The Magnificent 2009 Holland free40 41 of 2009
28 U2 The Joshua Tree - The Deluxe Edition 2007 UK 51 - Dec 2007 (9 weeks)
29 U2 Zoo TV - Live From Sydney [DVD] 2006 Switzerland 76 - Oct 2006 (1 week)
30 U2 05 Vertigo - Live From Chicago (DVD) 2005 Switzerland 24 - Nov 2005 (6 weeks)

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