Albums from the Year 2009

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This page lists the top albums of 2009 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 2009 can be found here.

The companion site chart2000.com provides an alternative (and almost certainly better) set of charts of the top songs and albums of 2009. The data gathered at this site focuses on music from 2000 and before. The coverage for 2000-2009 is OK but after 2009 the number of charts included drops dramatically. The results for 2009 should not be treated as definitive.

The top ten album artists of 2009 were:

1:Taylor Swift2:Miley Cyrus3:Michael Jackson4:Bruce Springsteen5:U2
6:Susan Boyle7:Michael Buble8:Green Day9:The Black Eyed Peas10:Lady GaGa
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Taylor Swift Fearless 2009 Billboard 1 - Nov 2008 (250 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (58 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2009, US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2008, US BB 1 of 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2008, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 2009, Grammy in 2009, US (Sup) 6 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2010), Canada 4 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2009), Philippines 9 X Platinum (2008), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 2009, Billboard200 4, UK 5 - Mar 2009 (63 weeks), Norway 5 - Mar 2009 (14 weeks), Germany 12 - May 2009 (1 week), Sweden 12 - Mar 2009 (9 weeks), Austria 25 - Jun 2009 (1 month), US Longest Running Album 33 2008 (215 weeks), Billboard 56 of the 2000s, Switzerland 70 - Mar 2009 (3 weeks), Chart2000.com album 2 of 2009
2 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, Chart2000.com album 11 of 2009
3 Susan Boyle I Dreamed A Dream 2009 UK 1 - Dec 2009 (39 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 2009 (59 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2010, US num 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 2009, US BB 1 of 2010, Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 2009, Switzerland 1 - Dec 2009 (3 weeks), Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 2009, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2009, New Zealand 1 for 12 - Nov 2009, US (Sup) 4 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Germany 3 - Dec 2009 (2 weeks), Sweden 3 - Dec 2009 (4 weeks), Chart2000.com album 12 of 2010, Norway 5 - Dec 2009 (4 weeks)
4 The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. 2009 Billboard 1 - Jun 2009 (114 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (30 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 2009, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 2009, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 2009, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Aug 2009, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2010), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2009), Germany 2 - Jun 2009 (44 weeks), Grammy in 2009 (Nominated), Chart2000.com album 2 of 2010, UK 3 - Jun 2009 (93 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jun 2009 (27 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 2009, Austria 6 - Jul 2009 (5 months), US BB 10 of 2009, Norway 28 - Aug 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 33 - Oct 2009 (3 weeks), Billboard200 96
5 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown 2009 UK 1 - May 2009 (39 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 2009 (38 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Germany 1 - May 2009 (15 weeks), Austria 1 - Jun 2009 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - May 2009 (27 weeks), Norway 1 - May 2009 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 2009 (19 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 2009, Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jul 2009), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2011), Australia (ARIA) 19 of 2009, US BB 25 of 2009, Acclaim Year 85 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 13 of 2009
6 Bruce Springsteen Working On A Dream 2009 UK 1 - Feb 2009 (16 weeks), Billboard 1 - Feb 2009 (18 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Feb 2009, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2009, Germany 1 - Feb 2009 (6 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 2009 (2 months), Switzerland 1 - Feb 2009 (25 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 2009 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 2009 (22 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Feb 2009, Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2009), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2009), US BB 57 of 2009, Acclaim Year 91 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 100 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 35 of 2009
7 Lady GaGa The Fame 2009 UK 1 - Jan 2009 (154 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2009, Germany 1 - Mar 2009 (83 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 2008 (52 weeks), US (Sup) 3 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2010), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jun 2009), Billboard 2 - Nov 2008 (170 weeks) (50 weeks in top 10), Austria 2 - Feb 2009 (11 months), Grammy in 2009 (Nominated), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), US 4 of 2010, US BB 4 of 2010, Norway 4 - Jan 2009 (35 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 2009, Billboard200 12, Sweden 15 - Feb 2009 (23 weeks), UK all time album 29 (2008), US Longest Running Album 89 2008 (158 weeks), Chart2000.com album 1 of 2009
8 Michael Buble Crazy Love 2009 UK 1 - Oct 2009 (114 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 2009 (83 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 2009, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 2009, Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 2009, Juno Award in 2010, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2011), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2009), Switzerland 2 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), Chart2000.com album 3 of 2010, Germany 5 - Oct 2009 (4 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 2009, Austria 8 - Oct 2009 (1 month), US BB 15 of 2010, Sweden 17 - Oct 2009 (4 weeks), Norway 20 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), UK all time album 25 (2009)
9 Eminem Relapse 2009 UK 1 - May 2009 (28 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 2009 (90 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 2009, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 2009, Norway 1 - May 2009 (13 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 2009, New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 2009, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2010), Germany 2 - May 2009 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 2009 (17 weeks), Sweden 3 - May 2009 (12 weeks), Austria 5 - Jun 2009 (3 months), US BB 9 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 17 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 15 of 2009
10 Muse The Resistance 2009 UK 1 - Sep 2009 (64 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Germany 1 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 2009 (13 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 2009 (12 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2009, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Sep 2009, Billboard 3 - Oct 2009 (67 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Chart2000.com album 14 of 2010, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 2010), BEA 4 of 2009, Holland free40 7 of 2010, Austria 8 - Oct 2009 (2 months), Sweden 8 - Sep 2009 (8 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 25 of 2009, Acclaim Year 57 of 2009, US BB 98 of 2010
11 Michael Jackson This Is It 2009 Billboard 1 - Nov 2009 (37 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2009, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2009, Sweden 1 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 2009, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), Switzerland 2 - Nov 2009 (7 weeks), UK 3 - Nov 2009 (23 weeks), Germany 3 - Nov 2009 (9 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), Chart2000.com album 29 of 2010, Austria 9 - Nov 2009 (1 month), US BB 22 of 2010, Australia (ARIA) 26 of 2009
12 Pearl Jam Backspacer 2009 Billboard 1 - Oct 2009 (32 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2009, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Sep 2009, Germany 3 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), Austria 3 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 4 - Oct 2009 (8 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), UK 9 - Oct 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 13 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 42 of 2009, Acclaim Year 47 of 2009, US BB 90 of 2009
13 Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana - The Movie 2009 Billboard 1 - Apr 2009 (71 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 2009, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2009, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jul 2009, Norway 2 - Apr 2009 (21 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2009), Austria 3 - Apr 2009 (8 months), US 5 of 2009, US BB 5 of 2009, Germany 6 - Apr 2009 (14 weeks), Sweden 9 - May 2009 (8 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Apr 2009 (36 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 15 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 12 of 2009
14 Whitney Houston I Look To You 2009 Billboard 1 - Sep 2009 (39 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Germany 1 - Sep 2009 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 2009 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 2009 (7 weeks), Sweden 2 - Sep 2009 (10 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), UK 3 - Oct 2009 (14 weeks), Austria 10 - Oct 2009 (2 months), US BB 29 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 50 of 2009
15 Bon Jovi The Circle 2009 Billboard 1 - Nov 2009 (26 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (1 week in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Germany 1 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2009 (6 weeks), UK 2 - Nov 2009 (11 weeks), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Austria 7 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Sweden 9 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Norway 14 - Nov 2009 (3 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 86 of 2009, US BB 88 of 2010
16 Paramore Brand New Eyes 2009 UK 1 - Oct 2009 (51 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 2009, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Oct 2009, Billboard 2 - Oct 2009 (59 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Chart2000.com album 49 of 2010, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Nov 2009), Germany 7 - Oct 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 15 - Oct 2009 (7 weeks), Sweden 17 - Oct 2009 (1 week), Norway 27 - Oct 2009 (1 week), Austria 32 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Australia (ARIA) 61 of 2009, US BB 94 of 2010
17 Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 2009 Billboard 1 - Sep 2009 (55 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2009), Chart2000.com album 39 of 2010, UK 4 - Sep 2009 (38 weeks), US BB 12 of 2009, Switzerland 12 - Sep 2009 (11 weeks), Acclaim Year 41 of 2009
18 Bob Dylan Together Through Life 2009 UK 1 - May 2009 (8 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 2009 (15 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 2009, Sweden 1 - May 2009 (10 weeks), Germany 2 - May 2009 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 2009 (9 weeks), Norway 2 - May 2009 (9 weeks), Austria 5 - May 2009 (2 months), Acclaim Year 42 of 2009, US BB 106 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 79 of 2009
19 Original Soundtrack Twilight 2009 Billboard 1 - Nov 2008 (95 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2008, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2009), Austria 2 - Jan 2009 (8 months), US 4 of 2009, US BB 4 of 2009, Germany 4 - Jan 2009 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2009), Switzerland 8 - Jan 2009 (49 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 11 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 7 of 2009
20 Jonas Brothers Lines, Vines And Trying Times 2009 Billboard 1 - Jul 2009 (27 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Aug 2009), UK 9 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 14 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Norway 25 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), Switzerland 45 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), US BB 54 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 58 of 2009
21 Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted 2009 Billboard 1 - Mar 2009 (47 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 2009, UK 3 - Mar 2009 (16 weeks), Germany 4 - Mar 2009 (3 weeks), Austria 4 - Mar 2009 (2 months), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Jun 2009), Switzerland 7 - Mar 2009 (15 weeks), Sweden 15 - Mar 2009 (3 weeks), US BB 33 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 38 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 24 of 2009
22 Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You 2009 UK 1 - Feb 2009 (76 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 2009, Billboard 5 - Feb 2009 (21 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 5 of 2009, Switzerland 6 - Feb 2009 (42 weeks), Sweden 14 - Feb 2009 (2 weeks), Austria 21 - Feb 2009 (2 months), Norway 26 - Feb 2009 (17 weeks), Acclaim Year 50 of 2009, US BB 148 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 16 of 2009
23 Madonna Celebration 2009 UK 1 - Oct 2009 (36 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Germany 1 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 2009 (12 weeks), Sweden 2 - Oct 2009 (7 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 2009 (8 weeks), Austria 4 - Oct 2009 (1 month), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Billboard 7 - Oct 2009 (17 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 73 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 94 of 2009
24 Florence + The Machine Lungs 2009 Chart2000.com album 18 of 2011, UK 1 - Jul 2009 (129 weeks), Brit best album 2010, Mercury prize 2009 (Nominated), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 2011), Australia (ARIA) 13 of 2010, Billboard 14 - Nov 2009 (131 weeks), Acclaim Year 28 of 2009, Norway 36 - Aug 2009 (1 week)
25 Chris Daughtry Leave This Town 2009 Billboard 1 - Aug 2009 (77 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Aug 2009, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2010), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2009), Germany 12 - Aug 2009 (1 week), Austria 18 - Aug 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 18 - Jul 2009 (9 weeks), Sweden 31 - Jul 2009 (2 weeks), US BB 37 of 2009, UK 53 - Jul 2009 (1 week)
26 Barbra Streisand Love Is The Answer 2009 UK 1 - Oct 2009 (10 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 2009 (14 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 2009, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Austria 14 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 32 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Sweden 33 - Oct 2009 (1 week), US BB 83 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 98 of 2009
27 Norah Jones The Fall 2009 Switzerland 1 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2010), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2009), Billboard 3 - Dec 2009 (25 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Germany 3 - Nov 2009 (3 weeks), Austria 3 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Chart2000.com album 92 of 2010, Norway 14 - Nov 2009 (3 weeks), UK 24 - Nov 2009 (6 weeks), US BB 28 of 2010
28 Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe 2009 Germany 1 - May 2009 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 2009 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 2009 (10 weeks), UK 2 - May 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 2 - May 2009 (2 months), Norway 2 - May 2009 (7 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2009), Billboard 3 - May 2009 (10 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 200 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 71 of 2009
29 The Fray The Fray 2009 Billboard 1 - Feb 2009 (50 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (5 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Feb 2009, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2009), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Apr 2009), UK 8 - Feb 2009 (4 weeks), US BB 35 of 2009, Switzerland 47 - Apr 2009 (6 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 51 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 28 of 2009
30 The Foo Fighters Greatest Hits 2009 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2009, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 2009, Chart2000.com album 78 of 2010, UK 4 - Nov 2009 (102 weeks), Norway 7 - Nov 2009 (7 weeks), Germany 8 - Nov 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 11 - Nov 2009 (126 weeks), Switzerland 15 - Nov 2009 (6 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 21 of 2009, Austria 22 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Sweden 24 - Nov 2009 (2 weeks), US BB 159 of 2010
31 Alicia Keys The Element Of Freedom 2009 UK 1 - Dec 2009 (69 weeks), Billboard 2 - Jan 2010 (43 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2009), Chart2000.com album 6 of 2010, Germany 10 - Dec 2009 (7 weeks), US BB 11 of 2010, Norway 26 - Dec 2009 (1 week), Sweden 34 - Dec 2009 (1 week)
32 Robbie Williams Reality Killed The Video Star 2009 Germany 1 - Nov 2009 (12 weeks), Austria 1 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2009, UK 2 - Nov 2009 (24 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 2009 (6 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 31 of 2009, Billboard 160 - Nov 2009 (1 week)
33 Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King 2009 Billboard 1 - Jun 2009 (43 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jun 2009, Grammy in 2009 (Nominated), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2009), US BB 21 of 2009, UK 59 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Chart2000.com album 74 of 2009
34 John Mayer Battle Studies 2009 Billboard 1 - Dec 2009 (54 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (1 week in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 2009, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2010), Chart2000.com album 31 of 2010, US BB 19 of 2010, UK 35 - Nov 2009 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 48 of 2010
35 Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 2009 Chart2000.com album 65 of 2010, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 2010), Acclaim Year 4 of 2009, BEA 5 of 2009, Switzerland 23 - Jun 2009 (5 weeks), Sweden 34 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Billboard 37 - May 2009 (83 weeks), Norway 39 - Jun 2009 (1 week), UK 54 - Jun 2009 (1 week), US BB 96 of 2010, RYM 110 of 2009
36 Carrie Underwood Play On 2009 Billboard 1 - Nov 2009 (77 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2009, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2011), Chart2000.com album 22 of 2010, US BB 12 of 2010, UK 93 - Nov 2009 (1 week)
37 Keith Urban Defying Gravity 2009 Billboard 1 - Apr 2009 (75 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 2009, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2010), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2009), US BB 47 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 50 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 42 of 2009
38 Original Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 Billboard 1 - Oct 2009 (48 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Germany 3 - Oct 2009 (7 weeks), Chart2000.com album 77 of 2010, Austria 4 - Oct 2009 (2 months), Switzerland 9 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 27 of 2009, US BB 31 of 2010
39 Rihanna Rated R 2009 Switzerland 1 - Dec 2009 (3 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Chart2000.com album 9 of 2010, Billboard 4 - Dec 2009 (45 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany 4 - Dec 2009 (6 weeks), UK 9 - Dec 2009 (74 weeks), Norway 12 - Dec 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 35 - Dec 2009 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 52 of 2010
40 The xx XX 2009 Mercury prize 2010, BEA 2 of 2009, UK 3 - Aug 2009 (65 weeks), Acclaim Year 3 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 50 of 2010, Switzerland 77 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 92 - Sep 2009 (49 weeks)
41 Maxwell BLACKsummers'night 2009 Billboard 1 - Jul 2009 (55 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 2009, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), US BB 22 of 2009, UK 66 - Jul 2009 (1 week), Acclaim Year 67 of 2009
42 Colbie Caillat Breakthrough 2009 Billboard 1 - Sep 2009 (56 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2009, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2010), Germany 9 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Sep 2009 (8 weeks), Austria 18 - Sep 2009 (1 month), US BB 107 of 2009
43 Miley Cyrus The Time Of Our Lives 2009 Billboard 2 - Sep 2009 (41 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2010), Germany 9 - Oct 2009 (1 week), Austria 9 - Oct 2009 (2 months), UK 17 - Nov 2009 (11 weeks), Switzerland 23 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), Norway 33 - Nov 2009 (3 weeks), US BB 34 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 81 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 55 of 2009
44 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion 2009 BEA 1 of 2009, Acclaim Year 1 of 2009, Billboard 13 - Feb 2009 (13 weeks), Norway 21 - Jan 2009 (2 weeks), UK 26 - Jan 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 37 - Jan 2009 (1 week), RYM 2 of 2009
45 David Guetta One Love 2009 Switzerland 1 - Sep 2009 (16 weeks), UK 2 - Sep 2009 (84 weeks), Germany 2 - Sep 2009 (53 weeks), Austria 3 - Sep 2009 (4 months), Chart2000.com album 28 of 2010, Norway 16 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Sweden 33 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 39 of 2010, Billboard 70 - Sep 2009 (13 weeks)
46 Billy Talent Billy Talent III 2009 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2009, Germany 2 - Jul 2009 (7 weeks), Juno Award in 2010 (Nominated), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2009), Switzerland 3 - Jul 2009 (14 weeks), Austria 4 - Aug 2009 (3 months), Norway 28 - Jul 2009 (2 weeks), UK 35 - Jul 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 107 - Oct 2009 (1 week)
47 Diana Krall Quiet Nights 2009 Norway 2 - Apr 2009 (10 weeks), Juno Award in 2010 (Nominated), Billboard 3 - Apr 2009 (25 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany 7 - Apr 2009 (3 weeks), Austria 8 - Apr 2009 (2 months), Switzerland 10 - Apr 2009 (12 weeks), UK 11 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 18 - Apr 2009 (3 weeks), US BB 91 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 47 of 2009
48 Arctic Monkeys Humbug 2009 UK 1 - Sep 2009 (23 weeks), Germany 4 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Austria 7 - Sep 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 7 - Sep 2009 (6 weeks), Norway 7 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), BEA 7 of 2009, Sweden 12 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 15 - Sep 2009 (6 weeks), Acclaim Year 23 of 2009
49 The Prodigy Invaders Must Die 2009 UK 1 - Mar 2009 (52 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 2009 (28 weeks), Germany 3 - Mar 2009 (4 weeks), Austria 6 - Mar 2009 (3 months), Norway 10 - Mar 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 23 - Mar 2009 (2 weeks), Billboard 58 - Mar 2009 (4 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 65 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 61 of 2009
50 Andrea Bocelli My Christmas 2009 US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), Billboard 2 - Nov 2009 (52 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US BB 6 of 2010, Norway 7 - Dec 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 9 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), Switzerland 15 - Dec 2009 (3 weeks), UK 18 - Dec 2009 (4 weeks)
51 Rammstein Liebe ist fur alle da 2009 Germany 1 - Oct 2009 (8 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 2009 (2 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), Sweden 3 - Oct 2009 (7 weeks), Norway 4 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Billboard 13 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), UK 16 - Oct 2009 (3 weeks)
52 Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures 2009 Norway 5 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Billboard 12 - Dec 2009 (24 weeks), UK 13 - Nov 2009 (20 weeks), Germany 13 - Nov 2009 (1 week), Austria 25 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Sweden 33 - Nov 2009 (1 week), Acclaim Year 40 of 2009, Australia (ARIA) 66 of 2009, US BB 111 of 2010, RYM 127 of 2009
53 Rascal Flatts Unstoppable 2009 Billboard 1 - Apr 2009 (63 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 2009, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2009), US BB 19 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 38 of 2009
54 Chickenfoot Chickenfoot 2009 Billboard 4 - Jun 2009 (34 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 2009), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Nov 2009), Switzerland 11 - Jun 2009 (9 weeks), UK 23 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), Sweden 36 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), US BB 88 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 92 of 2009
55 The Script The Script 2009 UK 1 - Aug 2008 (111 weeks), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), Sweden 6 - Sep 2008 (2 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Sep 2008 (18 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 34 of 2009, Billboard 64 - Apr 2009 (49 weeks), US BB 198 of 2010, Chart2000.com album 76 of 2009
56 Ronan Keating Songs For My Mother 2009 UK 1 - Mar 2009 (12 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - May 2009, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Apr 2009, Norway 7 - Apr 2009 (8 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Mar 2009 (9 weeks), Germany 14 - May 2009 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 35 of 2009
57 Kiss Sonic Boom 2009 Billboard 2 - Oct 2009 (12 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 2 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Sweden 3 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Germany 4 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 20 - Oct 2009 (1 month), UK 24 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), US BB 169 of 2009
58 Placebo Battle For The Sun 2009 Germany 1 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 2009 (17 weeks), UK 8 - Jun 2009 (3 weeks), Austria 8 - Jul 2009 (2 months), Sweden 9 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Holland free40 9 of 2009, Norway 16 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Billboard 51 - Jun 2009 (1 week)
59 Shakira She Wolf 2009 Switzerland 1 - Oct 2009 (9 weeks), Germany 3 - Oct 2009 (1 week), UK 4 - Oct 2009 (15 weeks), Austria 12 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Billboard 15 - Dec 2009 (15 weeks), Sweden 23 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), Norway 24 - Oct 2009 (1 week), US BB 114 of 2010
60 Sting If On A Winter's Night... 2009 US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), Germany 5 - Nov 2009 (9 weeks), Billboard 6 - Nov 2009 (17 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Sweden 12 - Nov 2009 (6 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Nov 2009 (7 weeks), UK 15 - Nov 2009 (7 weeks), Norway 18 - Nov 2009 (7 weeks), US BB 90 of 2010
61 George Strait Twang 2009 Billboard 1 - Aug 2009 (38 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Aug 2009, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 2009), US BB 78 of 2009
62 Reba McEntire Keep on Loving You 2009 Billboard 1 - Sep 2009 (46 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2009, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2010), US BB 115 of 2009
63 Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 2009 UK 1 - Jun 2009 (70 weeks), Mercury prize 2009 (Nominated), BEA 9 of 2009, Switzerland 27 - Jun 2009 (3 weeks), Acclaim Year 59 of 2009, Billboard 126 - Jun 2009 (1 week)
64 La Roux La Roux 2009 UK 2 - Jul 2009 (43 weeks), Mercury prize 2009 (Nominated), Acclaim Year 33 of 2009, Norway 36 - Jul 2009 (4 weeks), Austria 38 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 54 - Jul 2009 (10 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 67 of 2009, Billboard 70 - Oct 2009 (21 weeks)
65 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest 2009 Acclaim Year 2 of 2009, BEA 6 of 2009, Billboard 8 - Jun 2009 (20 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 14 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), UK 24 - Jun 2009 (3 weeks), Switzerland 96 - Jun 2009 (1 week), RYM 11 of 2009
66 Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue 2009 US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2010), Billboard 5 - Oct 2009 (32 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 9 - Oct 2009 (3 weeks), UK 19 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), Sweden 20 - Oct 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 21 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), US BB 136 of 2009, RYM 46 of 2009
67 The Beatles The Beatles In Stereo 2009 US (Sup) 3 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2010), Germany 3 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 2009 (7 weeks), Sweden 15 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), UK 24 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Billboard 34 - Oct 2009 (17 weeks), Switzerland 52 - Sep 2009 (8 weeks)
68 Leona Lewis Echo 2009 UK 1 - Nov 2009 (25 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Austria 8 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Germany 12 - Nov 2009 (1 week), Billboard 13 - Dec 2009 (10 weeks), Sweden 19 - Nov 2009 (1 week), US BB 196 of 2010
69 Paul Potts Passione 2009 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Apr 2009, Germany 3 - May 2009 (2 weeks), UK 5 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Sweden 5 - May 2009 (7 weeks), Switzerland 9 - May 2009 (7 weeks), Billboard 33 - May 2009 (3 weeks), Austria 40 - Jun 2009 (1 month)
70 Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment 2009 Billboard 3 - Dec 2009 (50 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Chart2000.com album 37 of 2010, US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2010), US BB 29 of 2010, UK 36 - Dec 2009 (3 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 40 of 2010
71 Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! 2009 Acclaim Year 6 of 2009, UK 9 - Apr 2009 (8 weeks), BEA 10 of 2009, Norway 12 - Apr 2009 (4 weeks), Billboard 22 - Mar 2009 (28 weeks), Switzerland 85 - Apr 2009 (1 week), US BB 192 of 2009
72 Various Artists Now 31 2009 Billboard 1 - Jul 2009 (40 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 2009, US BB 32 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 67 of 2009
73 Various Artists Now 30 2009 Billboard 1 - Apr 2009 (32 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 2009, US BB 38 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 56 of 2009
74 Mika The Boy Who Knew Too Much 2009 Switzerland 2 - Oct 2009 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 2009 (19 weeks), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Oct 2009), Germany 6 - Oct 2009 (1 week), Austria 9 - Oct 2009 (2 months), Sweden 14 - Oct 2009 (3 weeks), Billboard 19 - Oct 2009 (5 weeks), Norway 29 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks)
75 Mark Knopfler Get Lucky 2009 Norway 1 - Sep 2009 (14 weeks), Germany 2 - Sep 2009 (6 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Sep 2009 (10 weeks), Sweden 6 - Sep 2009 (8 weeks), UK 9 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Billboard 17 - Oct 2009 (8 weeks), Austria 18 - Oct 2009 (1 month)
76 Chrisette Michele Epiphany 2009 Billboard 1 - May 2009 (43 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 2009, US BB 96 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 96 of 2009
77 The Pet Shop Boys Yes 2009 Germany 3 - Apr 2009 (5 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 2009 (5 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Apr 2009 (13 weeks), Sweden 12 - Apr 2009 (5 weeks), Norway 16 - Apr 2009 (1 week), Austria 23 - Apr 2009 (1 month), Billboard 32 - May 2009 (2 weeks), Acclaim Year 95 of 2009
78 Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand 2009 UK 2 - Feb 2009 (14 weeks), Germany 2 - Feb 2009 (3 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Feb 2009 (19 weeks), Billboard 9 - Feb 2009 (9 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Sweden 13 - Feb 2009 (1 week), Norway 17 - Feb 2009 (1 week), Austria 22 - Feb 2009 (1 month)
79 Leonard Cohen Live In London 2009 Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Apr 2009), Norway 8 - Apr 2009 (10 weeks), Germany 13 - Apr 2009 (1 week), Austria 14 - Apr 2009 (2 months), Sweden 14 - Apr 2009 (9 weeks), UK 19 - Apr 2009 (6 weeks), Switzerland 23 - Apr 2009 (8 weeks), Billboard 76 - Apr 2009 (8 weeks), RYM 14 of 2009
80 Lamb of God Wrath 2009 Canada 1 for 1 week - 2009, Billboard 2 - Mar 2009 (12 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 20 - Mar 2009 (2 weeks), UK 25 - Mar 2009 (2 weeks), Sweden 35 - Mar 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 56 - Mar 2009 (1 week)
81 Keri Hilson In A Perfect World... 2009 Billboard 4 - Apr 2009 (33 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 2009), UK 22 - May 2009 (14 weeks), US BB 68 of 2009, Switzerland 94 - May 2009 (1 week), Chart2000.com album 72 of 2009
82 Wilco Wilco 2009 Billboard 4 - Jul 2009 (13 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Norway 12 - Jul 2009 (4 weeks), Acclaim Year 14 of 2009, Sweden 31 - Jul 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 43 - Jul 2009 (2 weeks), UK 49 - Jul 2009 (1 week), US BB 140 of 2009
83 Morrissey Years Of Refusal 2009 UK 3 - Feb 2009 (5 weeks), Germany 4 - Feb 2009 (1 week), Sweden 5 - Feb 2009 (6 weeks), Norway 6 - Mar 2009 (4 weeks), Billboard 11 - Mar 2009 (6 weeks), Switzerland 32 - Mar 2009 (2 weeks), Acclaim Year 92 of 2009
84 Antony & The Johnsons The Crying Light 2009 Sweden 2 - Jan 2009 (7 weeks), Norway 4 - Feb 2009 (15 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Feb 2009 (7 weeks), Germany 15 - Jan 2009 (1 week), UK 18 - Jan 2009 (3 weeks), Acclaim Year 19 of 2009, Billboard 65 - Feb 2009 (3 weeks)
85 Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap 2009 Billboard 1 - May 2009 (21 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 2009, US BB 80 of 2009
86 Fabolous Loso's Way 2009 Billboard 1 - Aug 2009 (16 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Aug 2009, US BB 120 of 2009
87 Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill 2009 Sweden 1 - Jul 2009 (18 weeks), Norway 2 - May 2009 (14 weeks), Germany 4 - Sep 2010 (19 weeks), UK 12 - Mar 2009 (14 weeks), Switzerland 17 - May 2009 (19 weeks), Billboard 42 - May 2009 (6 weeks)
88 Timbaland Timbaland Presents: Shock Value II 2009 Chart2000.com album 72 of 2010, Switzerland 5 - Dec 2009 (1 week), Germany 15 - Jan 2010 (4 weeks), UK 25 - Dec 2009 (28 weeks), Billboard 36 - Dec 2009 (26 weeks), US BB 149 of 2010
89 Kid Cudi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 2009 Chart2000.com album 87 of 2010, Billboard 4 - Oct 2009 (97 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2010), Switzerland 56 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), US BB 127 of 2010
90 Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana 3 2009 Billboard 2 - Jul 2009 (27 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Austria 12 - Oct 2009 (3 months), Germany 13 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Norway 16 - Jul 2009 (10 weeks), Switzerland 32 - Sep 2009 (14 weeks), US BB 64 of 2009, Chart2000.com album 83 of 2009
91 Creed Full Circle 2009 Billboard 2 - Nov 2009 (19 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Switzerland 6 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), Germany 9 - Nov 2009 (1 week), Austria 37 - Nov 2009 (1 month), UK 78 - Nov 2009 (1 week), US BB 181 of 2009
92 Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits 2009 Sweden 1 - Jun 2009 (14 weeks), UK 3 - Jun 2009 (10 weeks), Austria 12 - Jul 2009 (2 months), Switzerland 12 - Jun 2009 (13 weeks), Billboard 43 - Jan 2009 (17 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 98 of 2010
93 Mariah Carey Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel 2009 Billboard 3 - Oct 2009 (27 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), Switzerland 18 - Oct 2009 (6 weeks), UK 23 - Dec 2009 (5 weeks), US BB 101 of 2009
94 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
95 Rod Stewart Soulbook 2009 Billboard 4 - Nov 2009 (16 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Sweden 4 - Nov 2009 (8 weeks), UK 9 - Nov 2009 (18 weeks), Switzerland 46 - Nov 2009 (3 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 55 of 2009, US BB 162 of 2010
96 Marilyn Manson The High End Of Low 2009 Billboard 4 - Jun 2009 (11 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Switzerland 6 - Jun 2009 (7 weeks), Germany 11 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Austria 12 - Jun 2009 (1 month), Sweden 15 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), UK 19 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), Norway 26 - Jun 2009 (1 week)
97 50 Cent Before I Self Destruct 2009 US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Billboard 5 - Dec 2009 (20 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Switzerland 13 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks), UK 22 - Nov 2009 (6 weeks), US BB 67 of 2010
98 30 Seconds To Mars This Is War 2009 Chart2000.com album 63 of 2010, Germany 12 - Dec 2009 (30 weeks), UK 15 - Dec 2009 (57 weeks), Switzerland 20 - Dec 2009 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 87 of 2010, US BB 116 of 2010
99 Mastodon Crack The Skye 2009 Norway 6 - Apr 2009 (9 weeks), Billboard 11 - Apr 2009 (10 weeks), Acclaim Year 18 of 2009, Sweden 23 - Apr 2009 (1 week), UK 34 - Apr 2009 (2 weeks), Switzerland 58 - Apr 2009 (1 week), RYM 3 of 2009
100 Bat For Lashes Two Suns 2009 Mercury prize 2009 (Nominated), UK 5 - Apr 2009 (19 weeks), Acclaim Year 16 of 2009, Switzerland 94 - Apr 2009 (1 week), Billboard 141 - Apr 2009 (2 weeks), RYM 158 of 2009

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24 Oct 2016

#45 - Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

This made the Billboard charts - 13 - 13 weeks. The word 'Pavilion' has only (1) L in it.

Data fixed, thanks


13 Sep 2015

#90 - Billy Talent III

This album also made the UK Charts (#35 - 2 Weeks).

We have no source for that data at the moment


18 Jun 2010

Missing Data???

Hi there!

When do you predict to add datas from UK & US tables?

Great Job!

We add data as it becomes available. The dificulty is that we don't want to add entries in that will change later, for example by spending more time in the charts. So we didn't add the entries for 2008 until the following year had completed (i.e. during Jan 2010).

For the Billboard data its a bit more complex than that. This data comes from the Bullfrog list, which is updated regularly on the news groups. For that chart we have to wait for each track to be assigned a key, that is a string of the form "1972_003", which indicates it was the third biggest song of 1972 ("American Pie" by Don McLean just in case you're interested). This is a unique identifier (sometimes called the "Whitburn Number") which tracks a particular song for its career. Of course you don't know which year a particular song will be assigned (for example "American Pie" was released in late 1971) let alone what ranking it will get. So Bullfrog and his associates assign temporary IDs for songs until they can calculate the real one. So until all the songs for 2009 have IDs assigned we won't add the Billboard charts.

In either case I would expect that we will be adding the main UK and US charts for 2009 some time in early 2011.

There are all sorts of reasons why we don't keep up to date with the current chart data. To be honest if our main focus was recent music we would have a different site structure and a better way to automatically extract data from the large number of sources that are currently available. But our main effort (and interest) has been directed at getting the best information we can for earlier eras and at consolidating the information from the few sources we have. That is why our site is not so good for data from the last few years.