Album artist 174 - Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Willie Nelson. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Willie Nelson Stardust 1978 New Zealand 1 for 6 - Jul 1980, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1978), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2002), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1980 (peak 5), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 30 - May 1978 (117 weeks), D.Marsh 32 of 1978, Defin200 192 (1978), Rolling Stone 257, Acclaimed 853 (1978), WXPN 874 (1978), RYM 64 of 1978, Xgau rating A- (1978)
2 Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger 1975 Library of Congress artifact added 2009 (1975), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1975), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), D.Marsh 16 of 1975, Billboard 28 - Jul 1975 (43 weeks), Defin200 143 (1975), Rolling Stone 184, WTMD 288, WXPN 307 (1975), Acclaimed 403 (1975), RYM 14 of 1975, KEXP 631, Xgau rating B- (1975)
3 Willie Nelson Always On My Mind 1982 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Billboard 2 - Mar 1982 (99 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 7 of 1982, US BB 11 of 1982
4 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits(& Some That Will Be) 1981 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2002), Billboard 27 - Sep 1981 (92 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1981, Xgau rating B+ (1981)
5 Willie Nelson Honeysuckle Rose 1980 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1992), Billboard 11 - Sep 1980 (36 weeks), US BB 52 of 1980, US CashBox 63 of 1980
6 Willie Nelson Somewhere Over The Rainbow 1981 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1981), Billboard 31 - Mar 1981 (23 weeks), US CashBox 92 of 1981, Xgau rating B+ (1981)
7 Willie Nelson Without A Song 1983 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1994), Billboard 54 - Nov 1983 (34 weeks), US CashBox 95 of 1984, Xgau rating C+ (1983)
8 Willie Nelson Super Hits 1995 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2005), Billboard 98 - Jan 1995 (110 weeks)
9 Willie Nelson City Of New Orleans 1984 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Billboard 69 - Aug 1984 (25 weeks)
10 Willie Nelson Willie & Family Live 1978 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), Billboard 32 - Dec 1978 (55 weeks)
11 Willie Nelson Halfnelson 1985 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2002), Billboard 178 - Oct 1985 (2 weeks)
12 Willie Nelson The Sound In Your Mind 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2001), Billboard 48 - Mar 1976 (15 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1976)
13 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson 1979 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Billboard 42 - Nov 1979 (25 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1979)
14 Willie Nelson Electric Horseman 1980 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1980), Billboard 52 - Jan 1980 (25 weeks)
15 Willie Nelson Across The Borderline 1993 Norway 4 - Apr 1993 (8 weeks), Billboard 75 - Apr 1993 (16 weeks), RYM 173 of 1993
16 Willie Nelson Pretty Paper 1979 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1989), Billboard 73 - Dec 1979 (8 weeks)
17 Willie Nelson American Classic 2009 Sweden 16 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 43 - Sep 2009 (6 weeks)
18 Willie Nelson The Troublemaker 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1986), Billboard 60 - Oct 1976 (7 weeks)
19 Willie Nelson Phases & Stages 1974 Billboard 187 - Jun 1976 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 1466 (1974), RYM 59 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
20 Willie Nelson Songbird 2006 Norway 34 - Nov 2006 (1 week), Billboard 87 - Nov 2006 (2 weeks)
21 Willie Nelson Spirit 1996 Norway 17 - May 1996 (4 weeks), Billboard 132 - Jun 1996 (2 weeks)
22 Willie Nelson The Great Divide 2002 Norway 23 - Mar 2002 (3 weeks), Billboard 43 - Feb 2002 (23 weeks)
23 Willie Nelson Band Of Brothers 2014 Billboard 5 - Jul 2014 (9 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
24 Willie Nelson Tougher Than Leather 1983 Billboard 39 - Mar 1983 (20 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1983)
25 Willie Nelson Country Music 2010 Billboard 20 - May 2010 (6 weeks)
26 Willie Nelson Me & Paul 1985 Billboard 152 - Mar 1985 (7 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1985)
27 Willie Nelson To All The Girls... 2013 Billboard 9 - Nov 2013 (8 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
28 Willie Nelson Lost Highway 2009 Billboard 173 - Aug 2009 (1 week)
29 Willie Nelson Naked Willie 2009 Billboard 193 - Apr 2009 (1 week)
30 Willie Nelson All The Songs I've Loved Before 2002 Sweden 4 - Sep 2002 (9 weeks), Norway 15 - Sep 2002 (4 weeks)
31 Willie Nelson The Minstrel Man 1981 Billboard 148 - Aug 1981 (7 weeks)
32 Willie Nelson Heroes 2012 Billboard 18 - Jun 2012 (7 weeks)
33 Willie Nelson Moment Of Forever 2008 Billboard 56 - Feb 2008 (4 weeks)
34 Willie Nelson Angel Eyes 1984 Billboard 116 - Jun 1984 (7 weeks)
35 Willie Nelson Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin 2016 Billboard 40 - Mar 2016 (2 weeks)
36 Willie Nelson Teatro 1998 Billboard 104 - Sep 1998 (6 weeks)
37 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson And Family: Let's Face The Music And Dance 2013 Billboard 49 - May 2013 (3 weeks)
38 Willie Nelson You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker 2006 Billboard 114 - Apr 2006 (4 weeks)
39 Willie Nelson Natural Renegade: Opus Collection 2014 Billboard 61 - Jul 2014 (4 weeks)
40 Willie Nelson My Own Way 1983 Billboard 182 - Dec 1983 (5 weeks)
41 Willie Nelson The Complete Atlantic Sessions 2012 Billboard 80 - Jul 2012 (1 week)
42 Willie Nelson Countryman 2005 Billboard 46 - Jul 2005 (7 weeks)
43 Willie Nelson Songs 2005 Billboard 64 - Mar 2005 (13 weeks)
44 Willie Nelson Milk Cow Blues 2000 Billboard 83 - Oct 2000 (7 weeks)
45 Willie Nelson It Will Always Be 2004 Billboard 75 - Nov 2004 (3 weeks)
46 Willie Nelson Live At Billy Bob's Texas 2004 Billboard 168 - May 2004 (1 week)
47 Willie Nelson To Lefty from Willie 1977 Billboard 91 - Jul 1977 (12 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1977)
48 Willie Nelson The Essential Willie Neslon 2003 Billboard 179 - Apr 2003 (5 weeks)
49 Willie Nelson Healing Hands Of Time 1994 Billboard 103 - Nov 1994 (11 weeks)
50 Willie Nelson Moonlight Becomes You 1994 Billboard 188 - Mar 1994 (1 week)
51 Willie Nelson Before His Time 1977 Billboard 78 - May 1977 (15 weeks)
52 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson Live 1976 Billboard 149 - May 1976 (7 weeks)
53 Willie Nelson Sweet Memories 1979 Billboard 154 - Mar 1979 (5 weeks)
54 Willie Nelson What Can You Do To Me Now 1975 Billboard 196 - Nov 1975 (3 weeks)
55 Willie Nelson Legend - The Best Of Willie Nelson 2008 UK 16 - May 2008 (8 weeks)
56 Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie 1973 RYM 71 of 1973, Xgau rating B+ (1973)
57 Willie Nelson 16 Biggest Hits unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002)
58 Willie Nelson The Essential Willie Nelson unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 2005)
59 Willie Nelson A Horse Called Music 1989 Xgau rating B (1989)
60 Willie Nelson Face of a Fighter 1978 Xgau rating A- (1978)
61 Willie Nelson Yesterday's Wine 1971 Xgau rating B+ (1971)

In addition to the above listed albums Willie Nelson also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings The Outlaws 1976 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1976), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1985), Billboard 10 - Feb 1976 (50 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 32 of 1976, US CashBox 41 of 1976, US BB 56 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
2 Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings Waylon & Willie 1978 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1985), Billboard 12 - Feb 1978 (29 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1978, US BB 69 of 1978, US CashBox 92 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
3 Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson Pancho & Lefty 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1984), Billboard 37 - Feb 1983 (53 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1982)
4 Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings Take It To The Limit 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1989), Billboard 60 - May 1983 (16 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1983)
5 Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings WWII 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), Billboard 57 - Oct 1982 (22 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1983)
6 Willie Nelson & Ray Price San Antonio Rose 1980 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1983), Billboard 70 - Jun 1980 (25 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1980)
7 Willie Nelson & Leon Russell One For The Road 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), Billboard 25 - Jun 1979 (18 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1979)
8 Willie Nelson & Friends Outlaws And Angels 2004 Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Feb 2005), Billboard 69 - Oct 2004 (3 weeks)
9 Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson Django And Jimmie 2015 Billboard 7 - Jun 2015 (10 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
10 Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee The Winning Hand 1982 Billboard 109 - Jan 1983 (14 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1982)
11 Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel Willie & The Wheel 2009 Billboard 90 - Feb 2009 (7 weeks)
12 Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson Music From 'Songwriter' 1984 Billboard 152 - Nov 1984 (5 weeks)
13 Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson VH1 Storytellers 1998 Billboard 56 - Jun 1998 (48 weeks)
14 Willie Nelson & Friends Live & Kickin' 2003 Billboard 42 - Jul 2003 (8 weeks)
15 Willie Nelson & Friends Stars & Guitars 2002 Billboard 133 - Nov 2002 (3 weeks)
16 Danny Davis & Willie Nelson & The Nashville Brass Danny Davis & Willie Nelson With The Nashville Brass 1980 Billboard 150 - Mar 1980 (5 weeks)
17 Willie Nelson & Hank Snow Brand on My Heart 1985 Xgau rating A (1985)
18 Willie Nelson & Roger Miller Old Friends 1982 Xgau rating B (1982)
19 Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce In the Jailhouse Now 1982 Xgau rating A- (1982)

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18 Sep 2016

(3) Double Listings...Plus

#50 & #59 are the same (The Troublemaker). Also #58 & #13 (under Duets - Outlaws & Angels). Also #1 & #15 (both under Duets w/Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter & Tompall Glaser - Wanted! The Outlaws) are the same. Plus #7 (Honeysuckle Rose) also made the Billboard Charts (#11 - 36 weeks). It's probably listed under 'Original Soundtrack'.

Data fixed, thanks


6 Feb 2012

Willie Nelson

There is a new W. Nelson & Wynton Marsalis feat. Norah Jones album "Here We Go Again" charted in Austria, peak. 40 and 2010 album "Country Music" peaked at No. 41 in Sweden.

The listing here includes only complete charts that have been processed. New albums take a few years to get added to the list (our listing should not be trusted for music less than five years old).


11 Aug 2011

WIllie Nelson albums

Hey hey. Album "Always On My Mind - Ultimate Love Songs" is really called only "Always On My Mind".

And there are years to albums with unkown year (number+year): 10 - 1978, 11 - 1994, 13 - 1984, 14 - 1976, 15 - 1979, 16 - 1979, 17 - 1998, 18 - 1985, 19 - 1983 (collaboration with Waylon Jennings), 20 - 1976, 21 - 2004, 22 - 1979, 23 - 2003 - and collaborations: 3 - 1983, 4 - 1982, 5 - 1980, 6 - 1979

We had already corrected the name of "Always on My Mind" based on your previous suggestion (it takes some time to process, quality check and publish the data and Steve has been in Angola for the last month).

Thanks for the suggested years for certain albums, unfortunately we can't use them as the site rules say that years must be assigned from complete charts, there is deliberately no mechanism for attaching them individually. However we will attach your comment to the page so that other users can see the years you suggest.

Willie & Family Live - 1978, Super Hits - 1994, City Of New Orleans - 1984, The Sound In Your Mind - 1976, Pretty Paper - 1979, Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson - 1979, 16 Biggest Hits - 1998, Halfnelson - 1985, Take It To The Limit - 1983 (collaboration with Waylon Jennings), Trouble maker - 1976, Outlaws And Angels - 2004, Electric Horseman - 1979, The Essential Willie Nelson - 2003

Pancho & Lefty - 1983, Ww II - 1982, San Antonio Rose - 1980, One For The Road - 1979


2 Aug 2011

European albums

There is a new W. Nelson & Wynton Marsalis feat. Norah Jones album "Here We Go Again" charted in Austria, peak. 40 and 2010 album "Country Music" peaked at No. 41 in Sweden.

Thanks for the information, unfortunately we only add whole charts at a time, we never add hits from a particular artist as that would distort the results. In addition for most charts we won't add data from 2010 until the start of 2012 (to ensure we don't have to modify it later).


1 Aug 2011

Always on My Mind

Good evening. Excuse me, album, that you had call "Always On My Mind - Ultimate Love Songs" was called only "Always On My Mind" (by the title song). Viz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Always_on_My_Mind_(album) Regards, Harumfan

You are right, the data has been fixed thanks for the correction.


14 Mar 2011

Poland

Please, was any Willie's single or album charted in Poland? I looked on the link (from this website), but unfortunately, I didn't found archives... Can you help me, please?

Andrew Pour Chotovice from Czech Republic

The charts we have for Poland don't have any entries for Willie Nelson.

However there are two things to note, first of all the Poland chart we have, while it is the best we have found, is not "approved". So maybe there is a better one we don't yet have access to (if you find one tell us).

Secondly the chart we have starts in 1984. Which is after Willie Nelson had most of his hits (as you can see from the timeline plot at the top right).


8 Mar 2011

Willie Nelson - No. 3

I have my last request - Willie Nelson albums were charted in many other countries, some you can find on: http://www.dutchcharts.nl/ and other websites. I can tell You also informations about 2 biggest his hits:

ALWAYS ON MY MIND (1982) No. 5 - Billboard Hot 100 No. 8 - Ireland (3 weeks) No. 10 - RPM Top Singles No. 17 - Netherlands (5 weeks) No. 39 - Kent Music Report (14 weeks) No. 49 - United Kingdom (3 weeks)

& duet with Julio Iglesias TO ALL THE GIRLS I'VE LOVED BEFORE (1984) No. 1 - Belgium in June 1984 No. 1 - RPM Top Singles for 2 weeks No. 2 - New Zealand (14 w.) No. 2 - Spain (17 w.) No. 2 - South Africa (19 w.) No. 3 - Netherlands (11 w.) No. 4 - Kent Music Report (21 w.) No. 4 - Austria (16 w.) No. 5 - Billboard Hot 100 No. 16 - Ireland (6 w.) No. 17 - United Kingdom (12 w.) No. 23 - Switzerland (7 w.) No. 24 - Germany (11 w.) No. 32 - Italy cert.: RIAA - platinum (1992) ++ ++ CRIA - platinum (1984) year-end: 8 of 1984 - South Africa, 8 of 1984 - Austria, 10 of 1984 - Belgium, 12 of 1984 - RPM Top Singles, 19 of 1984 - Spain, 29 of 1984 - Australia, 30 of 1984 - Netherlands, 50 of 1984 - Billboard Hot 100

I will be happy, if you will post these informations on this website... Many thanks in advance, regards, Allan Pour

As we've said we need the sources for complete charts, individual entries cannot be added.

Both "Always On My Mind" and "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" are already listed here in the 1982 and 1984 year lists (and on the "Always On My Mind" and Julio Iglesias pages).

We don't have a seperate page for Willie Nelson's songs because he is not in the 1000 highest scoring song artists (in the 1.10.001 data he's artist number 1531)


8 Mar 2011

Willie Nelson - No. 2

Good day - I have one more request: "Stardust" by Willie Nelson was also stayed 30 weeks on New Zealandian Charts, peaking at No. 1 and holding this position for 6 weeks... Please put it there too...

Thank you, regards, Allan Pour

"Stardust" by Willie Nelson is already in the 1978 list (number 41 in the 1.10.001 data)


8 Mar 2011

Always On My Mind

Good day! Why "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson isn't there? It was very succesfull album that year! U.S. Billboard 200 +- No. 2 (99 weeks) CAN RPM Top Albums +- No. 20 (.. weeks) Dutch Albums Chart +- No. 35 (7 weeks) A Kent Music Report - No. 60 (16 weeks)

certifications: RIAA - 4 x platinum (1994) CRIA - 2 x platinum (1983)

Please, put it there...

There are two different issues here.

First, we can only include complete charts, not individual entries. So, for example, if you can tell us where we can access the full "U.S. Billboard 200" album charts we would be happy to add them to our listing. Of course we can't add Willie Nelson's entries in isolation, that would distort the listings.

As you will see from our list of charts included most of the charts you mention we don't have copies of.

The second point is that even once we've added those entries it is likely that "Always On My Mind" won't be in the top 100 albumbs of 1982. Currently the 99th album of that year is "Time Pieces, The Best Of Eric Clapton", which was 7xPlatinum in the US.

We don't select the "best" albums for this list, they are calculated from the chart positions by an automatic process. On this site no one gets to "vote" (not even us).