Album artist 91 - Ray Charles

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

At points in his career these songs were credited to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Trio. When the girl group The Cookies became his backing singers they were credited to Ray Charles & The Raelettes.

A user (Sensimilla) pointed out that The Ray Charles Singers are a completely different Ray Charles, for which thanks.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ray Charles Genius Loves Company 2004 Billboard 1 - Sep 2004 (61 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 2005, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2004, Grammy in 2004, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2005), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jul 2005), Austria 2 - Sep 2004 (7 months), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), Switzerland 4 - Sep 2004 (21 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 2005), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 2004), Norway 6 - Oct 2004 (5 weeks), US BB 9 of 2004, Sweden 9 - Sep 2004 (10 weeks), Germany 10 - Sep 2004 (22 weeks), Italy 15 of 2004, UK 18 - Sep 2004 (16 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 55 of 2005, France (InfoDisc) 61 of 2004 (peak 6, 54 weeks), Billboard 119 of the 2000s
2 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music 1962 US num 1 for 14 weeks - Jun 1962, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1962), Grammy in 1962 (Nominated), BEA 3 of 1961, US BB 4 of 1962, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1962), US CashBox 5 of 1962, UK 6 - Jul 1962 (21 weeks), Billboard 25 - Aug 1963 (32 weeks), Rolling Stone 104, WTMD 142, Acclaimed 235 (1962), WXPN 756 (1962), RYM 9 of 1962
3 Ray Charles Genius & Soul = Jazz 1961 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1961), Grammy in 1961 (Nominated), US CashBox 21 of 1961, Guiness 76, WXPN 843 (1961), Acclaimed 1479 (1961), RYM 47 of 1961
4 Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1997 (1960), BEA 9 of 1959, US CashBox 37 of 1959, Guiness 87, Rolling Stone 263, Acclaimed 696 (1959), RYM 15 of 1959
5 Ray Charles Ray 2005 Switzerland 2 - Feb 2005 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2004), Austria 3 - Jan 2005 (4 months), France Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 2005), Billboard 9 - Nov 2004 (39 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Germany 12 - Jan 2005 (10 weeks), UK 36 - Jan 2005 (8 weeks), Norway 39 - Feb 2005 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 51 of 2005 (peak 2, 53 weeks), Italy 86 of 2005
6 Ray Charles Ray Charles In Person 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1959), US CashBox 35 of 1959, US BB 51 of 1960, Acclaimed 1754 (1960), RYM 153 of 1960
7 Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul 1963 Billboard 2 - Aug 1963 (36 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10), US BB 13 of 1963, D.Marsh 14 of 1963, US CashBox 48 of 1964, RYM 125 of 1963
8 Ray Charles Ray Charles' Greatest Hits 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1968), UK 16 - Jul 1963 (5 weeks), US BB 19 of 1962, US CashBox 36 of 1962, Billboard 84 - Aug 1963 (5 weeks)
9 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music, Volume Two 1962 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1968), UK EP 15 - Feb 1963, US BB 16 of 1962, Acclaimed 1927 (1962), RYM 46 of 1962
10 Ray Charles Crying Time 1966 Billboard 15 - Mar 1966 (36 weeks), D.Marsh 17 of 1966, US CashBox 38 of 1966, RYM 127 of 1966
11 Ray Charles The Genius Hits The Road 1960 US BB 37 of 1960, US CashBox 40 of 1961, RYM 135 of 1960
12 Ray Charles The Definitive Ray Charles 2001 France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 2005), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 2004), UK 13 - Aug 2001 (9 weeks), Sweden 14 - Sep 2004 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 69 of 2002 (peak 5, 28 weeks)
13 Ray Charles Sweet & Sour Tears 1964 Billboard 9 - Mar 1964 (23 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), US BB 49 of 1964
14 Ray Charles A Man And His Soul 1967 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1968), Billboard 77 - Mar 1967 (62 weeks)
15 Ray Charles Do The Twist! 1962 US BB 38 of 1962, US CashBox 49 of 1962
16 Ray Charles Genius & Friends 2005 Billboard 36 - Oct 2005 (7 weeks), Switzerland 37 - Oct 2005 (1 week), Austria 38 - Oct 2005 (1 month)
17 Ray Charles Genius - The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection 2009 Norway 27 - May 2009 (1 week), Billboard 35 - Apr 2009 (6 weeks)
18 Ray Charles True To Life 1977 D.Marsh 38 of 1977, Billboard 78 - Nov 1977 (20 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1977)
19 Ray Charles Ray Charles at Newport 1958 Acclaimed 1126 (1958), RYM 48 of 1958
20 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1963 UK EP 10 - Jan 1963
21 Ray Charles Take These Chains From My Heart 1963 UK EP 16 - Sep 1963
22 Ray Charles Have A Smile With Me 1964 Billboard 36 - Aug 1964 (16 weeks)
23 Ray Charles Ray Charles Story 1962 US BB 49 of 1962
24 Ray Charles Ray Charles Live In Concert 1965 Billboard 80 - Feb 1965 (18 weeks)
25 Ray Charles Country & Western Meets Rhythm & Blues 1965 Billboard 116 - Sep 1965 (7 weeks)
26 Ray Charles Ray's Moods 1966 Billboard 52 - Sep 1966 (17 weeks)
27 Ray Charles Ray Charles Invites You To Listen 1967 Billboard 76 - Jul 1967 (34 weeks)
28 Ray Charles Ray Charles Forever 2013 Billboard 24 - Oct 2013 (9 weeks)
29 Ray Charles A Portrait Of Ray 1968 Billboard 51 - Apr 1968 (24 weeks)
30 Ray Charles Friendship 1985 Billboard 75 - Feb 1985 (20 weeks)
31 Ray Charles Ray: More Music From Ray 2005 Billboard 46 - Feb 2005 (8 weeks)
32 Ray Charles Hit The Road, Jack 2013 Billboard 181 - Jan 2013 (1 week)
33 Ray Charles My World 1993 Billboard 145 - May 1993 (8 weeks)
34 Ray Charles Ray Charles Celebrates A Gospel Christmas With The Voices Of Jubilation! 2004 Billboard 121 - Dec 2004 (2 weeks)
35 Ray Charles I'm All Yours-Baby! 1969 Billboard 167 - Apr 1969 (11 weeks)
36 Ray Charles Doing His Thing 1969 Billboard 172 - Jul 1969 (3 weeks)
37 Ray Charles Love Country Style 1970 Billboard 192 - Aug 1970 (4 weeks), Xgau rating B (1970)
38 Ray Charles Renaissance 1975 Billboard 175 - Jun 1975 (3 weeks), Xgau rating B (1975)
39 Ray Charles Ray Charles specials 1970 Italy 14 of 1970
40 Ray Charles A Message From the People 1972 Billboard 52 - Apr 1972 (22 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1972)
41 Ray Charles Through The Eyes Of Love 1972 Billboard 186 - Nov 1972 (8 weeks), Xgau rating B (1972)
42 Ray Charles Greatest Hits II 1968 UK 24 - Oct 1968 (8 weeks)
43 Ray Charles My Kind Of Jazz 1970 Billboard 155 - Jul 1970 (2 weeks)
44 Ray Charles The Collection 1990 UK 36 - Mar 1990 (3 weeks)
45 Ray Charles Volcanic Action of My Soul 1971 Billboard 52 - May 1971 (16 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1971)
46 Ray Charles A 25th Anniversary in Show Business Salute to Ray Charles 1971 Billboard 152 - Nov 1971 (10 weeks), Xgau rating A+ (1971)
47 Ray Charles Ray Charles the living legend 1993 UK 48 - Mar 1993 (3 weeks)
48 Ray Charles Ray Charles Live 1973 Billboard 182 - May 1973 (5 weeks)
49 Ray Charles Heart To Heart - 20 Hot Hits 1980 UK 29 - Jul 1980 (5 weeks)
50 Ray Charles Rock & Roll - Ray Charles 1957 RYM 30 of 1957
51 Ray Charles The Great Ray Charles 1957 RYM 74 of 1957
52 Ray Charles What'd I Say 1959 RYM 38 of 1959
53 Ray Charles Yes Indeed! 1959 RYM 144 of 1959
54 Ray Charles The Genius Sings the Blues 1961 RYM 37 of 1961
55 Ray Charles The Genius After Hours 1961 RYM 118 of 1961
56 Ray Charles Best Of 1995 Norway 18 - Sep 1995 (3 weeks)
57 Ray Charles The Birth of Soul 1952-1959 unknown Rolling Stone 53, WTMD 570
58 Ray Charles The Very Best Of Ray Charles unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2007)
59 Ray Charles Anthology unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2004)
60 Ray Charles Wish You Were Here Tonight 1983 Xgau rating B (1983)
61 Ray Charles Brother Ray Is at It Again! 1980 Xgau rating B+ (1980)
62 Ray Charles The Early Years 1978 Xgau rating Stone] (1978)
63 Ray Charles Love & Peace 1978 Xgau rating B- (1978)
64 Ray Charles Ain't It So 1979 Xgau rating B+ (1979)
65 Ray Charles Come Live With Me 1974 Xgau rating B (1974)

In addition to the above listed albums Ray Charles also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ray Charles & Count Basie Ray Sings Basie Swings 2006 Billboard 23 - Oct 2006 (11 weeks), UK 63 - Oct 2006 (1 week)
2 Ray Charles & Cleo Laine Porgy & Bess 1976 Billboard 138 - Dec 1976 (11 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1976)
3 Ray Charles & Betty Carter Ray Charles & Betty Carter 1961 RYM 139 of 1961
4 Ray Charles & Milt Jackson Soul Meeting 1961 RYM 185 of 1961
5 Ray Charles & Milt Jackson Soul Brothers 1958 RYM 130 of 1958

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21 Sep 2016

Double Listing - Genius: The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection

#26 & #50 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


21 Sep 2016

#15 - Something Special For Young Lovers

This also made the Billboard charts (#11 - 33 weeks). However it should probably be removed from this page as it is by the 'Ray Charles Singers'. Totally different group from 'Ray Charles'.

Data fixed, thanks


29 Mar 2015

Double Listing - Ray (Soundtrack)

#8 & #29 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


19 Oct 2010

Ray Charles Singers.

On Wikipedia it says that "The Ray Charles Singers", got a 1964 hit with the song "Love me with all of your heart".

Thx for a fantastic site, and your big-big effort.

Yours Sensimilla.

You are correct, the songs listed on this site as being by Ray Charles were originally credited to "Ray Charles", "The Ray Charles Trio", "Ray Charles & the Raelettes" or "The Ray Charles Singers". In some cases they were listed differently in different countries.

On this site we have consolidated all these together under "Ray Charles" since, for most users, it is more interesting to see his complete career in one place rather than having to search for the various combinations of names he happened to use. We feel is is easy enough to use Wikipedia and other sources to identify the actual artist name credited in an individual song in an individual country. Our role is to allow the user to identify other hits by the same artist and other locations where the same song was a hit, even if credited to a slightly different name.

There is, of course, no absolutely right answer here. Our position is to err on the side of too much consolidation, since we see our unique contribution in the wide range of countries and years that we cover. We assume that sources that focus on single countries, artists or short time periods can differentiate between the songs by "Ray Charles", "The Ray Charles Trio" and "Ray Charles & the Raelettes"