Album artist 68 - The Police

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

Trio of Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Police Synchronicity 1983 UK 1 - Jun 1983 (48 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1983 (75 weeks) (17 weeks at number 1) (40 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 17 weeks - Jul 1983, Canada 1 for 23 weeks - 1983, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1983, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 1983, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1983), US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), BEA 2 of 1983, Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1983), US CashBox 3 of 1983, US 3 of 1983, US BB 3 of 1983, Norway 3 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Germany 4 - Jul 1983 (20 weeks), Sweden 4 - Jun 1983 (30 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), Italy 6 of 1983, Melody Maker 8 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 9 of 1983 (peak 1), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Austria 11 - Aug 1983 (3 months), Switzerland 15 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 18 of 1983 (peak 6, 63 weeks), Holland free40 26 of 1983, Fox101 52, Channel4 65, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, DMDB 71, WXPN 75 (1983), PopVortex 76 (1983), WTMD 83, Virgin 91, Defin200 119 (1983), Billboard200 124, Acclaimed 217 (1983), Rolling Stone 455, RYM 35 of 1983, AVrev 33, KEXP 423, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
2 The Police Ghost In The Machine 1981 UK 1 - Oct 1981 (27 weeks), Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1981, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1981, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), Billboard 2 - Oct 1981 (109 weeks) (24 weeks in top 10), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1981), Germany 4 - Oct 1981 (8 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Norway 5 - Oct 1981 (13 weeks), Melody Maker 5 of 1981, Sweden 6 - Oct 1981 (17 weeks), Holland free40 7 of 1981, US BB 8 of 1981, BEA 8 of 1981, Austria 11 - Dec 1981 (1 month), US CashBox 12 of 1982, Italy 12 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 46 of 1981 (peak 1, 32 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, WXPN 253 (1981), Rolling Stone 322, WTMD 637, Acclaimed 1255 (1981), RYM 113 of 1981, KEXP 471, Xgau rating B+ (1981)
3 The Police Zenyatta Mondatta 1980 UK 1 - Oct 1980 (31 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1980, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1981, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1980), Italy 4 of 1980, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), Billboard 5 - Oct 1980 (152 weeks) (21 weeks in top 10), Germany 5 - Oct 1980 (27 weeks), D.Marsh 6 of 1980, Sweden 8 - Oct 1980 (23 weeks), US BB 10 of 1981, Australia (Kent) 11 of 1981 (peak 1), Austria 14 - Dec 1980 (4 months), Norway 16 - Oct 1980 (7 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1980 (peak 1, 55 weeks), Holland free40 55 of 1980, US Longest Running Album 98 1980 (153 weeks), WTMD 249, WXPN 270 (1980), Acclaimed 850 (1980), RYM 53 of 1980, Xgau rating B (1980)
4 The Police Every Breath You Take - The Singles 1986 UK 1 - Nov 1986 (55 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Dec 1986, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2002), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1992), Billboard 7 - Nov 1986 (26 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Austria 20 - Dec 1986 (3 months), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 21 - Nov 1986 (3 weeks), US BB 40 of 1986, France (InfoDisc) 61 of 1990 (peak 1, 14 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Xgau rating A- (1986)
5 The Police Reggatta De Blanc 1979 UK 1 - Oct 1979 (74 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1980, France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1979 (peak 1, 96 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2002), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1980 (peak 1), Holland free40 15 of 1979, Sweden 21 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), Billboard 25 - Nov 1979 (100 weeks), Italy 28 of 1980, Norway 32 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), WTMD 193, Rolling Stone 369, Acclaimed 435 (1979), WXPN 453 (1979), RYM 72 of 1979, KEXP 486, Xgau rating B- (1979)
6 The Police Outlandos d'Amour 1978 Holland free40 2 of 1979, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), UK 7 - Apr 1979 (95 weeks), Billboard 23 - Mar 1979 (63 weeks), D.Marsh 25 of 1979, WTMD 114, Radio Caroline 272 (1978), WXPN 375 (1978), Rolling Stone 434, Acclaimed 443 (1978), RYM 87 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
7 The Police The Police's Greatest Hits 1992 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 1994, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1994), Norway 4 - May 2001 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1992), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Germany 5 - Nov 1990 (9 weeks), UK 10 - Oct 1992 (22 weeks), Italy 25 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 38 of 1992 (peak 1, 19 weeks)
8 The Police The Police 2007 UK 3 - Jun 2007 (24 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 2007), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Jul 2007), Norway 8 - Jun 2007 (10 weeks), Billboard 11 - Jun 2007 (17 weeks), Switzerland 20 - Jun 2007 (17 weeks), Sweden 29 - Jun 2007 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 58 of 2007 (peak 2, 20 weeks), US BB 182 of 2007
9 The Police Live! 1995 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1996), UK 25 - Jun 1995 (3 weeks), Billboard 86 - Jul 1995 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 87 of 1995 (peak 4, 11 weeks)
10 The Police Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), Billboard 79 - Oct 1993 (5 weeks)
11 The Police Certifiable 2008 RYM 44 of 2008

In addition to the above listed albums The Police also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Sting & The Police The Very Best Of Sting & The Police 1997 UK 1 - Nov 1997 (39 weeks), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), Austria 4 - Dec 1997 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 2005), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Switzerland 17 - Nov 1997 (16 weeks), Sweden 26 - Dec 1997 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1997 (peak 1, 27 weeks), Billboard 46 - Oct 2002 (7 weeks), Italy 50 of 1997, Australia (ARIA) 78 of 1997

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23 Sep 2016

(3) Double Listings

#5 & #10 are the same (Every Breath You Take - The Singles). Also #9 & #11 (Live!). Finally #12 & #14 (Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings).

Data fixed, thanks


19 Jan 2015

(1) Triple Listing & (1) Double Listing

Looks like #7 & #10 & #11 are the same (Greatest Hits). Also I'm pretty sure #8 & #12 are the same (The Police) as they are both from the year 2007 and I can find no record of an album titled "Police & Thieves".

Both look good, data changed, thanks