Albums from the 1990s

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This page lists the top albums of the 1990s in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit songs of the 1990s can be found here.

The 50 highest charts acts of the 1990s are:

#1: Mariah Carey #2: Madonna #3: Celine Dion #4: REM #5: U2
#6: Nirvana #7: Whitney Houston #8: Pearl Jam #9: Metallica #10: Prince
#11: Bryan Adams #12: Michael Jackson #13: Elton John #14: Bon Jovi #15: Oasis
#16: Garth Brooks #17: Janet Jackson #18: The Backstreet Boys #19: Eric Clapton #20: Alanis Morissette
#21: Spice Girls #22: Red Hot Chili Peppers #23: Sting #24: Roxette #25: Michael Bolton
#26: Queen #27: The Smashing Pumpkins #28: Bruce Springsteen #29: Guns n' Roses #30: Depeche Mode
#31: Phil Collins #32: Aerosmith #33: George Michael #34: Ace of Base #35: Blur
#36: TLC #37: The Cranberries #38: The Rolling Stones #39: Radiohead #40: Boyz II Men
#41: The Pet Shop Boys #42: Simply Red #43: Rod Stewart #44: Lenny Kravitz #45: The Beatles
#46: Beck #47: Cher #48: Sheryl Crow #49: Shania Twain #50: Green Day
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Whitney Houston The Bodyguard 1993 Billboard 1 - Dec 1992 (155 weeks) (20 weeks at number 1) (42 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1993, US 1 of 1993, US num 1 for 20 weeks - Dec 1992, US BB 1 of 1993, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1993, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1993, Germany 1 - Jan 1993 (37 weeks), Europe num 1 for 15 weeks - Jan 1993, Austria 1 - Dec 1992 (8 months), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1992 (30 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1993 (22 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1992 (24 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1993, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1993, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Jan 1993, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1993, France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1992 (peak 1, 108 weeks), Grammy in 1993, US 17 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1994), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Diamond in Canada (certified in Sep 1993), US sales 17 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 2 - 32 M, Global 3 - 30 M claimed, Internet 5 - 37 M claimed (1992), Japan 6 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.88), Italy 8 of 1993, Billboard200 23, UK 55 of all time (2.1 M claimed) (1992)
2 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1995 UK 1 - Aug 1995 (142 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1995 (127 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (72 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1996, US num 1 for 12 weeks - Oct 1995, US BB 1 of 1996, Canada 1 for 23 weeks - 1995, Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1996, Sweden 1 - Oct 1995 (59 weeks), Australia num 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1996, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1996, New Zealand 1 for 11 - Mar 1996, Grammy in 1995, Juno Award in 1996, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1996), US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1998), UK 10 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2002), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2005), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1996 (50 weeks), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jun 1995), Germany 3 - Mar 1996 (51 weeks), Austria 3 - Apr 1996 (10 months), Norway 3 - Jan 1996 (62 weeks), Italy 4 of 1996, BEA 5 of 1995, Billboard200 7, Worldwide 7 - 28 M, US CashBox 8 of 1995, Holland free40 9 of 1995, New Zealand 10 of all time (1995, 14 X Platinum), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1996 (peak 6, 56 weeks), Channel4 16, UK Radio2 16, Internet 19 - 28 M claimed (1995), NARM 26, Defin200 26 (1995), UK 31 of all time (2.6 M claimed) (1995), UK all time album 40 (1995), RS Reader's 47, Virgin 51, DMDB 60, PopVortex 64 (1995), WTMD 109, Radio Caroline 113 (1995), WXPN 126 (1995), Rolling Stone 327, Acclaimed 364 (1995), RYM 116 of 1995
3 Nirvana Nevermind 1991 Billboard 1 - Oct 1991 (328 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1992, Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1991), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1992, Sweden 1 - Dec 1991 (45 weeks), Holland free40 1 of 1991, Belgium 1 of all time (1991), BEA 1 of 1991, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1993), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Switzerland 2 - Jan 1992 (25 weeks), Norway 2 - Dec 1991 (25 weeks), RS Reader's 2, US 3 of 1992, Germany 3 - Dec 1991 (78 weeks), Austria 3 - Jan 1992 (7 months), Channel4 3, Acclaimed 3 (1991), US CashBox 4 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1992 (peak 1, 71 weeks), DMDB 4, UK 5 - Oct 1991 (197 weeks), US BB 5 of 1992, PopVortex 5 (1991), Melody Maker 5 of 1991, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), NARM 10, Defin200 10 (1991), US Longest Running Album 16 1991 (260 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 17 of 1992, Rolling Stone 17, Virgin 17, WTMD 19, German RS100 19, Vinyl Surrender 24 of all time, WXPN 31 (1991), Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Italy 46 of 1992, Worldwide 55 - 15 M, Guiness 57, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1991), Billboard200 118, Radio Caroline 164 (1991), RYM 9 of 1991, KEXP 4
4 Santana Supernatural 1999 UK 1 - Sep 1999 (54 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1999 (103 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (44 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 12 weeks - Oct 1999, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 2000, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Feb 2000, Germany 1 - Jul 1999 (63 weeks), Europe num 1 for 14 weeks - Feb 2000, Austria 1 - Jan 2000 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1999 (45 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 2000 (37 weeks), Sweden 1 - Feb 2000 (34 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 2000, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 2000, Italy 1 of 2000, Grammy in 1999, US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2003), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 2000), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jul 2000), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), US 2 of 2000, US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), US BB 3 of 1999, Billboard 9 of the 2000s, France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1999 (peak 1, 81 weeks), Vatican 10 of all time, Worldwide 12 - 23 M, NARM 13, Defin200 13 (1999), Australia (ARIA) 19 of 2000, Global 22 - 23 M claimed, Internet 26 - 25 M claimed (1999), Billboard200 36, Radio Caroline 174 (1999), WTMD 246, WXPN 257 (1999), Acclaimed 2472 (1999), AVrev 96
5 Metallica Metallica 1991 UK 1 - Aug 1991 (80 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 1991 (387 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (31 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1991, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1991, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1991, Germany 1 - Aug 1991 (57 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1991 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1991 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Aug 1991, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 1991, US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2003), US (Sup) 15 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2009), Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1998), Argentina 5 X Platinum (1991), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1993), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Mar 1994), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), US CashBox 3 of 1992, US BB 3 of 1991, Sweden 4 - Aug 1991 (69 weeks), Belgium 4 of all time (1991), BEA 6 of 1991, Austria 7 - Sep 1991 (9 months), US Longest Running Album 9 1991 (281 weeks), NARM 14, Defin200 14 (1991), Melody Maker 16 of 1991, France (InfoDisc) 20 of 1991 (peak 19, 49 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 28 of 1991, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, Worldwide 34 - 18 M, Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1991), Billboard200 40, RS Reader's 42, Italy 54 of 1991, DMDB 70, Finland 79 of all time (claimed 88,256) (1991), Virgin 88, Radio Caroline 185 (1991), Acclaimed 211 (1991), Rolling Stone 252, WTMD 335, WXPN 362 (1991), RYM 55 of 1991, AVrev 69
6 Celine Dion Falling Into You 1996 UK 1 - Mar 1996 (113 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1996 (113 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (61 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1996, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1996, Europe num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1996, Austria 1 - Apr 1996 (14 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1996 (54 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1996 (48 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1996 (48 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1996, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Dec 1996, Grammy in 1996, US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2001), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Dec 2003), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1996), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), US BB 2 of 1996, Australia (ARIA) 2 of 1996, US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Juno Award in 1997 (Nominated), US 3 of 1996, Germany 5 - Apr 1996 (57 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1996 (peak 1, 61 weeks), Global 10 - 26 M claimed, New Zealand 14 of all time (1996, 12 X Platinum), Internet 16 - 29 M claimed (1996), Worldwide 16 - 22 M, Italy 20 of 1996, Billboard200 21, UK 59 of all time (2.1 M claimed) (1996), NARM 97, Defin200 97 (1996)
7 Eric Clapton Unplugged 1992 Billboard 1 - Sep 1992 (139 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (38 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1993, Canada 1 for 17 weeks - 1992, Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1993, New Zealand 1 for 15 - Sep 1992, Grammy in 1992, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1995), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1993), UK 2 - Sep 1992 (91 weeks), US BB 2 of 1993, Australia (ARIA) 2 of 1993, US CashBox 3 of 1993, US 3 of 1993, Germany 3 - Sep 1992 (43 weeks), Austria 3 - Sep 1992 (11 months), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1992 (48 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1992 (63 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1992 (peak 8, 76 weeks), Norway 6 - Sep 1992 (38 weeks), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Holland free40 17 of 1992, Italy 39 of 1993, Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Worldwide 44 - 17 M, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1992), Billboard200 79, WXPN 173 (1992), WTMD 573, Acclaimed 1336 (1992), RYM 56 of 1992, AVrev 18, WFUV 78
8 REM Automatic For The People 1992 UK 1 - Oct 1992 (169 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1992, Melody Maker 1 of 1992, BEA 1 of 1992, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1995), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1995), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Canada 7 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2003), Billboard 2 - Oct 1992 (75 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), Germany 2 - Oct 1992 (31 weeks), Grammy in 1993 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jul 2001), Austria 3 - Oct 1992 (9 months), Switzerland 3 - Oct 1992 (37 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 1992 (50 weeks), Holland free40 5 of 1992, Virgin 6, Sweden 7 - Oct 1992 (25 weeks), Channel4 11, UK Radio2 14, US BB 16 of 1992, Vinyl Surrender 16 of all time, Australia (ARIA) 22 of 1993, US CashBox 23 of 1993, RS Reader's 25, Belgium 26 of all time (1992), Guiness 27, Italy 28 of 1992, DMDB 33, Acclaimed 44 (1992), UK 47 of all time (2.3 M claimed) (1992), PopVortex 48 (1992), France (InfoDisc) 55 of 1992 (peak 9, 15 weeks), WTMD 59, German RS100 59, WXPN 60 (1992), NARM 73, Defin200 73 (1992), Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1992), Radio Caroline 104 (1992), Rolling Stone 247, RYM 4 of 1992, KEXP 76, WFUV 89
9 Shania Twain Come On Over 1998 UK 1 - Mar 1998 (122 weeks), US BB 1 of 1997, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1997, Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1999, Norway 1 - Mar 1998 (65 weeks), Australia num 1 for 20 weeks - Feb 1999, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1999, New Zealand 1 for 24 - May 1999, US 20 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2004), UK 10 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 2000), Diamond in Canada (certified in Apr 1999), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), Billboard 2 - Nov 1997 (151 weeks) (53 weeks in top 10), Global 2 - 34 M claimed, US sales 20 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1998 (Nominated), Juno Award in 1998 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 2000), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), US 3 of 1999, New Zealand 3 of all time (1997, 21 X Platinum), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1998 (68 weeks), Sweden 4 - Apr 1999 (67 weeks), Worldwide 4 - 30 M, Austria 5 - Jul 1999 (8 months), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1999 (peak 4, 95 weeks), Internet 7 - 35 M claimed (1997), Germany 8 - Jul 1999 (30 weeks), UK 12 of all time (3.3 M claimed) (1998), Billboard200 14, UK all time album 15 (1997), NARM 21, Defin200 21 (1997), Italy 73 of 2000, UK Radio2 97, US Longest Running Album 102 1997 (151 weeks), Billboard 158 of the 2000s, Acclaimed 1544 (1997)
10 Celine Dion & James Horner Titanic 1998 UK 1 - Jan 1998 (48 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1997 (73 weeks) (16 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1998, US num 1 for 16 weeks - Jan 1998, Canada 1 for 11 weeks - 1998, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1998, Germany 1 - Jan 1998 (22 weeks), Europe num 1 for 12 weeks - Feb 1998, Austria 1 - Feb 1998 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1998 (32 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1998 (23 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1998 (23 weeks), Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1998, New Zealand 1 for 6 - Feb 1998, US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2000), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Apr 1998), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1998), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1998), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 1998, US BB 5 of 1998, Taiwan 5 of all time (claimed sales 1,100,000), Japan 10 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.41), Worldwide 14 - 22 M, Internet 16 - 29 M claimed (1997), France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1998 (peak 1, 52 weeks), Italy 18 of 1998, Defin200 103 (1997), Billboard200 163
11 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
12 Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 1997 UK 1 - Nov 1997 (62 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1997 (84 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1998, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1997, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1998, Germany 1 - Dec 1997 (48 weeks), Europe num 1 for 10 weeks - Dec 1997, Austria 1 - Dec 1997 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1997 (62 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (46 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1997 (52 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1997, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Dec 1997, Juno Award in 1999, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Apr 1998), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1997), Europe 9 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), US 2 of 1998, Italy 2 of 1998, Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1998), US BB 4 of 1998, Australia (ARIA) 5 of 1997, Global 5 - 28 M claimed, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Internet 12 - 30 M claimed (1997), Worldwide 13 - 23 M, France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1997 (peak 1, 55 weeks), Finland 59 of all time (claimed 97,121) (1997), Billboard200 164
13 Mariah Carey Daydream 1995 UK 1 - Oct 1995 (46 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1995 (81 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (29 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1995, Germany 1 for 1 week - Nov 1995, Germany 1 - Oct 1995 (21 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1995, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1995 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Oct 1995, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1995, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1998), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1995), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 2000), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), US 2 of 1996, Grammy in 1995 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Norway 3 - Oct 1995 (21 weeks), Japan 3 of all time (international albums) (sales 2.20), US BB 4 of 1995, Austria 5 - Oct 1995 (6 months), Sweden 6 - Oct 1995 (21 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1995 (peak 2, 55 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1995, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Italy 26 of 1995, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1993), Worldwide 49 - 16 M, Defin200 116 (1995)
14 Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory? 1995 UK 1 - Oct 1995 (165 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1996, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1995 (33 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 1995 (50 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1996, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Jan 1996, Brit best album 1996, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1996), UK 14 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2004), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), BEA 2 of 1995, Mercury prize 1996 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Sep 1995), Germany 3 - Jan 1996 (38 weeks), UK 3 of all time (4.3 M claimed) (1995), Melody Maker 3 of 1995, Billboard 4 - Oct 1995 (78 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), Austria 4 - Nov 1995 (7 months), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 1996, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Norway 5 - Oct 1995 (37 weeks), UK all time album 5 (1995), US BB 8 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 8 of 1995 (peak 8, 54 weeks), Vatican 9 of all time, Vinyl Surrender 10 of all time, UK Radio2 13, Holland free40 14 of 1995, Channel4 15, Italy 18 of 1996, Virgin 21, RS Reader's 33, PopVortex 50 (1995), German RS100 54, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1995), DMDB 63, WTMD 75, Belgium 75 of all time (1995), Acclaimed 78 (1995), Worldwide 87 - 12 M, Radio Caroline 95 (1995), Defin200 124 (1995), WXPN 223 (1995), Rolling Stone 376, RYM 38 of 1995
15 The Backstreet Boys Millennium 1999 Billboard 1 - Jun 1999 (93 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (37 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1999, US num 1 for 10 weeks - Jun 1999, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1999, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1999, Germany 1 - May 1999 (13 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1999, Austria 1 - May 1999 (5 months), Switzerland 1 - May 1999 (34 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1999 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1999 (33 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jun 1999, US 13 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1999), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), UK 2 - May 1999 (39 weeks), US sales 13 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1999 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1999), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), US BB 4 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 11 of 1999, Internet 12 - 30 M claimed (1999), Italy 16 of 1999, Global 22 - 23 M claimed, Worldwide 28 - 19 M, Billboard 45 of the 2000s, Billboard200 70
16 Spice Girls Spice 1996 UK 1 - Nov 1996 (72 weeks), Billboard 1 - Feb 1997 (105 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (33 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1997, US num 1 for 5 weeks - May 1997, Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 1997, Europe num 1 for 16 weeks - Dec 1996, Austria 1 - Dec 1996 (8 months), Norway 1 - Nov 1996 (48 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1996 (55 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jan 1997, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1998), UK 10 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1997), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Jun 1998), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jul 1998), Europe 8 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Mercury prize 1997 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), US BB 3 of 1997, Australia (ARIA) 4 of 1997, Switzerland 5 - Nov 1996 (43 weeks), Germany 6 - Nov 1996 (28 weeks), Italy 7 of 1997, France (InfoDisc) 8 of 1996 (peak 1, 63 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), UK 18 of all time (2.9 M claimed) (1996), UK all time album 28 (1996), Internet 34 - 23 M claimed (1997), Worldwide 37 - 18 M, Billboard200 49, UK Radio2 54, Acclaimed 2341 (1996)
17 Mariah Carey Music Box 1993 UK 1 - Sep 1993 (77 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1993 (128 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (33 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1993, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1994, Germany 1 - Mar 1994 (59 weeks), Europe num 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1994, Austria 1 - Oct 1993 (10 months), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1993 (69 weeks), Australia num 1 for 18 weeks - Mar 1994, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1994, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1994), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Feb 1995), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), US 2 of 1994, Norway 2 - Sep 1993 (48 weeks), US BB 3 of 1994, Sweden 3 - Sep 1993 (55 weeks), Italy 4 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1993 (peak 1, 59 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1994, Japan 8 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.58), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Global 12 - 25 M claimed, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (1993), Worldwide 26 - 19 M, Billboard200 87
18 Celine Dion All The Way... A Decade Of Songs 1999 UK 1 - Nov 1999 (57 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1999 (89 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1999, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1999, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1999, Germany 1 - Nov 1999 (13 weeks), Europe num 1 for 12 weeks - Dec 1999, Austria 1 - Dec 1999 (4 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1999 (20 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1999 (15 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1999 (17 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1999, Japan 1 for 1 week - Dec 1999, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2005), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1999), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Oct 2007), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 1999), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US BB 14 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 15 of 1999, Billboard 26 of the 2000s, Italy 32 of 2000, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, Worldwide 42 - 17 M, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1999), France (InfoDisc) 64 of 1999 (peak 1, 19 weeks)
19 Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got 1990 UK 1 - Mar 1990 (50 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1990 (52 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1990, Canada 1 for 14 weeks - 1990, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1990, Germany 1 - Mar 1990 (16 weeks), Europe num 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1990, Austria 1 - Apr 1990 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1990 (32 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1990 (15 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1990 (14 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1990, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Apr 1990, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1990), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1991), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), US CashBox 9 of 1990, Holland free40 9 of 1990, US BB 12 of 1990, Melody Maker 14 of 1990, Italy 16 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1990 (peak 4, 42 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 30 of 1990, Acclaimed 354 (1990), WTMD 361, Rolling Stone 406, WXPN 508 (1990), RYM 55 of 1990, KEXP 417
20 Madonna Ray Of Light 1998 UK 1 - Mar 1998 (102 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1998, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1998, Germany 1 - Mar 1998 (54 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1998, Switzerland 1 - Mar 1998 (48 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1998 (53 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1998, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 1998, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2000), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2003), France 3 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jul 2001), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Billboard 2 - Mar 1998 (78 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Austria 2 - Apr 1998 (10 months), Sweden 2 - Mar 1998 (59 weeks), Grammy in 1998 (Nominated), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1998), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1998 (peak 2, 92 weeks), BEA 8 of 1998, Australia (ARIA) 10 of 1998, Italy 15 of 1998, US BB 22 of 1998, UK Radio2 24, RS Reader's 29, Global 58 - 16 M claimed, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1998), Worldwide 86 - 12 M, Rolling Stone 363, Acclaimed 517 (1998), RYM 80 of 1998
21 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 UK 1 - Jun 1997 (79 weeks), Library of Congress artifact added 2014 (1997), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jun 1997, Holland free40 1 of 1997, Channel4 1, BEA 1 of 1997, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2006), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1998), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jul 2001), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), Melody Maker 2 of 1997, Belgium 2 of all time (1997), Grammy in 1997 (Nominated), Mercury prize 1997 (Nominated), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1997), Sweden 3 - Jun 1997 (21 weeks), Norway 4 - Jan 1997 (46 weeks), Virgin 4, RS Reader's 8, WTMD 12, Acclaimed 14 (1997), WXPN 15 (1997), Vinyl Surrender 19 of all time, Billboard 21 - Jul 1997 (55 weeks), Italy 23 of 1997, UK Radio2 27, Austria 28 - Jul 1997 (2 months), France (InfoDisc) 32 of 1997 (peak 3, 35 weeks), DMDB 32, Switzerland 40 - Jul 1997 (2 weeks), PopVortex 43 (1997), Australia (ARIA) 72 of 1997, Defin200 111 (1997), Radio Caroline 127 (1997), Rolling Stone 162, RYM 1 of 1997, KEXP 1, WFUV 37
22 Britney Spears Baby One More Time 1999 Billboard 1 - Jan 1999 (103 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (50 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1999, US BB 1 of 1999, Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1999, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1999, Germany 1 - Mar 1999 (47 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1999 (47 weeks), US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2004), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 2000), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jul 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in Dec 1999), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2000), UK 2 - Mar 1999 (89 weeks), US 2 of 1999, Austria 2 - Apr 1999 (10 months), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), Norway 5 - Mar 1999 (27 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 1999, Sweden 10 - Mar 1999 (20 weeks), Global 12 - 25 M claimed, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1999 (peak 4, 76 weeks), Worldwide 22 - 20 M, Internet 31 - 24 M claimed (1999), Italy 39 of 1999, Billboard200 41, Billboard 81 of the 2000s
23 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 1998 Billboard 1 - Sep 1998 (91 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1998, Library of Congress artifact added 2014 (1998), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1998, Grammy in 1998, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1999), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), UK 2 - Oct 1998 (57 weeks), Norway 2 - Jan 1998 (48 weeks), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1998), US BB 3 of 1998, Sweden 3 - Oct 1998 (41 weeks), Austria 4 - Oct 1998 (8 months), BEA 5 of 1998, Germany 9 - Oct 1998 (23 weeks), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 11 - Oct 1998 (30 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1998 (peak 3, 67 weeks), Melody Maker 32 of 1998, Australia (ARIA) 46 of 1999, NARM 55, Defin200 55 (1998), Italy 66 of 1999, PopVortex 81 (1998), Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1998), DMDB 96, Acclaimed 127 (1998), WXPN 213 (1998), Rolling Stone 312, WTMD 392, RYM 45 of 1998, KEXP 345
24 Nirvana Unplugged In New York 1994 UK 1 - Nov 1994 (39 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1994 (91 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1994, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1994, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1994, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Canada 9 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Sweden 2 - Nov 1994 (22 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Austria 3 - Nov 1994 (8 months), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1994 (44 weeks), BEA 4 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1994 (peak 1, 65 weeks), Germany 6 - Nov 1994 (16 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 1994 (31 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 1994, Holland free40 11 of 1994, Melody Maker 11 of 1994, Belgium 13 of all time (1994), US BB 15 of 1994, US CashBox 19 of 1995, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Italy 23 of 1994, RS Reader's 55, Global 103 - 10 M claimed, WXPN 154 (1994), WTMD 224, Acclaimed 286 (1994), Rolling Stone 311, RYM 7 of 1994, KEXP 105
25 The Fugees The Score 1996 Billboard 1 - Mar 1996 (64 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - May 1996, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1996, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1996, Germany 1 - May 1996 (30 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1996, Austria 1 - Jun 1996 (6 months), Switzerland 1 - May 1996 (41 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1996 (30 weeks), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1997), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1997), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Feb 1997), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), UK 2 - Mar 1996 (66 weeks), Sweden 2 - Mar 1996 (48 weeks), Grammy in 1996 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), US 5 of 1996, US BB 5 of 1996, Italy 10 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1996 (peak 1, 59 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 38 of 1996, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1996), Worldwide 80 - 13 M, Defin200 163 (1996), Acclaimed 289 (1996), Rolling Stone 477, WTMD 564, RYM 114 of 1996, KEXP 263
26 Abba Gold, Greatest Hits 1992 UK 1 - Oct 1992 (488 weeks), Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1992, Germany 1 - Oct 1992 (30 weeks), Europe num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1992, Austria 1 - Oct 1992 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1992 (126 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1992 (87 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1992 (68 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1992, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2002), UK 13 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2005), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Sep 1995), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 2000), UK all time album 2 (1992), UK 5 of all time (3.9 M claimed) (1992), New Zealand 6 of all time (1992, 16 X Platinum), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1994, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 20 - 21 M, Finland 21 of all time (claimed 132,051) (1992), Global 24 - 22 M claimed, Italy 27 of 1992, Internet 34 - 23 M claimed (1992), France (InfoDisc) 50 of 1993 (peak 5, 16 weeks), Billboard 63 - Oct 1993 (104 weeks)
27 Guns n' Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991 UK 1 - Sep 1991 (86 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1991 (106 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1991, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1991, Austria 1 - Sep 1991 (18 months), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1991, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Sep 1991, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1997), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Canada 9 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Argentina 12 X Platinum (1999), Germany 2 - Sep 1991 (67 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Sep 1991 (61 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 1991 (18 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1992), Sweden 4 - Sep 1991 (31 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Melody Maker 10 of 1991, France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1991 (peak 11, 59 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1992, US BB 17 of 1991, Australia (ARIA) 18 of 1991, Italy 25 of 1991, RS Reader's 46, Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1991), Worldwide 90 - 11 M, WTMD 836, Acclaimed 877 (1991), RYM 99 of 1991
28 Metallica Load 1996 UK 1 - Jun 1996 (18 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1996 (98 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1996, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Germany 1 - Jun 1996 (13 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1996, Austria 1 - Jun 1996 (5 months), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1996 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1996 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1996 (26 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1996, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jun 1996, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1996), France Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 1996), US BB 13 of 1996, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 21 of 1996, Italy 28 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 60 of 1996 (peak 1, 16 weeks), Global 117 - 9 M claimed
29 Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell II, Back Into Hell 1993 UK 1 - Sep 1993 (59 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1993 (55 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (19 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1993, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1993, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1993, Germany 1 - Oct 1993 (35 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1993, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1993 (35 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1993 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1993, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Oct 1993, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1995), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Norway 2 - Apr 1982 (27 weeks), Austria 3 - Oct 1993 (7 months), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 1993, US BB 8 of 1993, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 25 of 1994, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1993), France (InfoDisc) 95 of 1994 (peak 19, 8 weeks), Global 96 - 11 M claimed
30 Nirvana In Utero 1993 UK 1 - Sep 1993 (41 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1993 (94 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1993, Sweden 1 - Sep 1993 (31 weeks), BEA 1 of 1993, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1996), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 1995), Holland free40 4 of 1993, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1993), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Norway 7 - Sep 1993 (3 weeks), Austria 10 - Sep 1993 (5 months), Germany 14 - Oct 1993 (5 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Sep 1993 (9 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1993 (peak 2, 36 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), RS Reader's 22, Melody Maker 26 of 1993, US BB 27 of 1993, US CashBox 32 of 1994, Italy 69 of 1993, Guiness 83, Belgium 90 of all time (1993), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Acclaimed 135 (1993), WXPN 357 (1993), WTMD 420, Rolling Stone 439, RYM 14 of 1993, KEXP 212
31 No Doubt Tragic Kingdom 1996 Billboard 1 - Jan 1996 (91 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (36 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1996, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1996, Norway 1 - Dec 1996 (22 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Jan 1997, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1999), Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1997), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), US 2 of 1997, US BB 2 of 1997, Germany 2 - Jan 1997 (23 weeks), Austria 2 - Feb 1997 (5 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1997), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), UK 3 - Jan 1997 (44 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jan 1997 (24 weeks), Sweden 3 - Jul 1996 (64 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1997), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1997, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1997 (peak 14, 29 weeks), Italy 52 of 1997, Billboard200 67, RS Reader's 77, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1995), Defin200 120 (1995), Rolling Stone 441, WTMD 475, Acclaimed 2379 (1995)
32 Michael Jackson History - Past, Present & Future, Book 1 1995 UK 1 - Jun 1995 (83 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1995 (36 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (5 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1995, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1995, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1995, Germany 1 - Jun 1995 (112 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1995, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1995 (67 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1995 (40 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1995, New Zealand 1 for 7 - Jul 1995, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1999), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1996), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Jun 1995), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Austria 2 - Jul 1995 (15 months), Grammy in 1995 (Nominated), Sweden 3 - Jun 1995 (41 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1995 (peak 1, 98 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 1995, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Italy 23 of 1995, US CashBox 26 of 1995, US BB 28 of 1995, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1995), Worldwide 89 - 11 M, RYM 178 of 1995
33 Janet Jackson Janet 1993 UK 1 - May 1993 (49 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1993 (106 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (36 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1993, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1993, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1993, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jul 1993, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1994), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1998), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1995), US BB 3 of 1993, US 4 of 1993, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Germany 5 - Jun 1993 (14 weeks), Sweden 5 - Jun 1993 (22 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1993, Switzerland 10 - May 1993 (19 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Norway 11 - May 1993 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1993 (peak 16, 34 weeks), Austria 22 - Jul 1993 (4 months), Australia (ARIA) 25 of 1993, Italy 63 of 1993, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1993), Global 103 - 10 M claimed, Billboard200 119, Defin200 151 (1993)
34 Michael Jackson Dangerous 1991 UK 1 - Nov 1991 (102 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1991 (119 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1991, Germany 1 for 1 week - Sep 1992, Germany 1 - Dec 1991 (124 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1991, Switzerland 1 - Dec 1991 (41 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1991 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1991, New Zealand 1 for 2 - May 1993, France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1991 (peak 1, 100 weeks), US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1993), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), US 2 of 1992, Austria 2 - Dec 1991 (15 months), Sweden 2 - Dec 1991 (27 weeks), Italy 6 of 1992, Global 7 - 27 M claimed, US CashBox 10 of 1992, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US BB 11 of 1991, Australia (ARIA) 19 of 1992, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (1991), Worldwide 40 - 18 M, UK Radio2 92, Defin200 115 (1991)
35 Pink Floyd The Division Bell 1994 UK 1 - Apr 1994 (51 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1994 (53 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1994, Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 1994, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - May 1994, Germany 1 - Apr 1994 (32 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1994, Austria 1 - Apr 1994 (8 months), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1994 (43 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1994 (27 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 1994 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1994, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Apr 1994, Italy 1 of 1994, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1999), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1994), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1994 (peak 1, 50 weeks), Holland free40 10 of 1994, US CashBox 17 of 1994, US BB 19 of 1994, Australia (ARIA) 19 of 1994, UK Radio2 88, Global 103 - 10 M claimed
36 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits 1995 UK 1 - Mar 1995 (60 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1995 (32 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1995, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1995, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1995, Germany 1 - Mar 1995 (17 weeks), Europe num 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1995, Austria 1 - Mar 1995 (6 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1995 (18 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1995 (47 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1995 (71 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1995, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Mar 1995, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1995), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2003), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Italy 12 of 1995, US BB 21 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1995 (peak 1, 29 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 29 of 1995, US CashBox 33 of 1995, Global 103 - 10 M claimed
37 The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness 1995 Billboard 1 - Nov 1995 (93 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1995, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1995, Sweden 1 - Oct 1995 (30 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1995, Holland free40 1 of 1995, US 9 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1996), Grammy in 1996 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2001), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jul 2002), BEA 3 of 1995, UK 4 - Nov 1995 (37 weeks), Norway 7 - Nov 1995 (38 weeks), US BB 10 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1995 (peak 6, 52 weeks), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 14 of 1996, RS Reader's 18, Belgium 19 of all time (1995), Switzerland 27 - Nov 1995 (4 weeks), Austria 40 - Mar 1996 (1 month), Virgin 76, Defin200 149 (1995), WTMD 196, Acclaimed 254 (1995), WXPN 308 (1995), Rolling Stone 487, RYM 16 of 1995, KEXP 167
38 Madonna The Immaculate Collection 1990 UK 1 - Nov 1990 (209 weeks), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1990, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1990, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2001), UK 12 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2003), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jun 1997), Canada 7 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2003), Billboard 2 - Dec 1990 (147 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1990 (18 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 5 of 1990, Sweden 8 - Nov 1990 (24 weeks), Germany 10 - Dec 1990 (10 weeks), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), UK 10 of all time (3.4 M claimed) (1990), UK all time album 11 (1990), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1991 (peak 4, 50 weeks), Norway 14 - Nov 1990 (9 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1991, Austria 15 - Dec 1990 (3 months), US BB 18 of 1991, Global 19 - 24 M claimed, Worldwide 27 - 19 M, Internet 34 - 23 M claimed (1990), Italy 48 of 1990, Finland 69 of all time (claimed 92,500) (1990), RS Reader's 98, Rolling Stone 278
39 Bon Jovi Crossroad - The Best Of Bon Jovi 1994 UK 1 - Oct 1994 (122 weeks), Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1994, Germany 1 - Oct 1994 (24 weeks), Europe num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1994, Austria 1 - Oct 1994 (16 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1994 (44 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1994, Japan 1 for 1 week - Sep 1994, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1998), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1996), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 2000), Europe 8 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Norway 2 - Oct 1994 (23 weeks), Sweden 2 - Oct 1994 (19 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jun 1995), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 1994, Italy 7 of 1994, Billboard 8 - Nov 1994 (57 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Finland 29 of all time (claimed 121,357) (1994), France (InfoDisc) 32 of 1994 (peak 3, 23 weeks), US BB 49 of 1994, Worldwide 57 - 15 M, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1994)
40 Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication 1999 Europe num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1999, Norway 1 - Jun 1999 (70 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1999 (61 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1999, New Zealand 1 for 6 - Jan 2000, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 2005), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2001), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Germany 2 - Jun 1999 (67 weeks), Italy 2 of 1999, France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1999), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Billboard 3 - Jun 1999 (101 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), Austria 3 - Jun 1999 (23 months), Switzerland 3 - Jun 1999 (75 weeks), BEA 3 of 1999, UK 5 - Jun 1999 (95 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 2000, Holland free40 10 of 1999, Belgium 11 of all time (1999), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1999 (peak 2, 81 weeks), US BB 17 of 1999, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), RS Reader's 45, NARM 92, Defin200 92 (1999), Internet 119 - 13 M claimed (1999), Billboard 138 of the 2000s, WTMD 230, Rolling Stone 399, WXPN 505 (1999), Acclaimed 975 (1999), RYM 89 of 1999
41 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
42 The Prodigy The Fat Of The Land 1997 UK 1 - Jul 1997 (59 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1997 (57 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1997, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1997, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1997, Germany 1 - Jul 1997 (8 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1997, Austria 1 - Jul 1997 (4 months), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1997 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1997 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 1997 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1997, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Jul 1997, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1997), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Mercury prize 1997 (Nominated), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 1998), Holland free40 3 of 1997, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1997), BEA 8 of 1997, Melody Maker 13 of 1997, Italy 21 of 1997, US BB 22 of 1997, Australia (ARIA) 23 of 1997, Channel4 45, France (InfoDisc) 48 of 1997 (peak 2, 25 weeks), Acclaimed 391 (1997), RYM 107 of 1997
43 Bryan Adams So Far So Good 1993 UK 1 - Nov 1993 (52 weeks), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1993, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1994, Germany 1 - Nov 1993 (35 weeks), Europe num 1 for 15 weeks - Dec 1993, Austria 1 - Nov 1993 (9 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1993 (46 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1993 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1993 (30 weeks), Australia num 1 for 14 weeks - Nov 1993, New Zealand 1 for 11 - Nov 1993, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1993), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Australia (ARIA) 2 of 1994, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1994), Italy 3 of 1994, Billboard 6 - Nov 1993 (66 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US BB 21 of 1994, US CashBox 42 of 1994, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, France (InfoDisc) 92 of 1993 (peak 5, 7 weeks)
44 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey 1990 Billboard 1 - Jun 1990 (113 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (49 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1991, US num 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1991, US BB 1 of 1991, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1991, US 9 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1999), Grammy in 1990 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1994), US CashBox 3 of 1991, Norway 4 - Jul 1990 (15 weeks), UK 6 - Sep 1990 (40 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1991, Sweden 8 - Aug 1990 (28 weeks), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 15 - Aug 1990 (15 weeks), Billboard200 50, Global 58 - 16 M claimed, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1990), RYM 186 of 1990
45 Pearl Jam Vs 1993 Billboard 1 - Nov 1993 (67 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1993, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1993, Norway 1 - Oct 1993 (6 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 1993 (17 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1993, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Nov 1993, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), Canada 5 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2006), UK 2 - Oct 1993 (24 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1993), Melody Maker 4 of 1993, BEA 4 of 1993, Germany 8 - Nov 1993 (6 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Oct 1993 (13 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US BB 12 of 1993, Austria 15 - Oct 1993 (5 months), US CashBox 21 of 1994, Australia (ARIA) 24 of 1994, RS Reader's 50, Italy 83 of 1993, WXPN 377 (1993), Acclaimed 678 (1993), WTMD 810, RYM 37 of 1993, KEXP 630
46 Pearl Jam Ten 1991 US 12 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), US (Sup) 13 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2009), Canada 7 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2006), Billboard 2 - Jan 1992 (259 weeks) (35 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 2 of 1992, US sales 13 M (according to RIAA), BEA 2 of 1991, Belgium 3 of all time (1991), US BB 4 of 1992, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1992), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Norway 8 - Feb 1992 (10 weeks), Sweden 9 - Feb 1992 (38 weeks), Melody Maker 9 of 1992, NARM 11, Defin200 11 (1991), Germany 15 - Mar 1992 (5 weeks), UK 18 - Mar 1992 (73 weeks), RS Reader's 19, US Longest Running Album 20 1991 (253 weeks), Austria 33 - Apr 1992 (1 month), WXPN 34 (1991), WTMD 35, Billboard200 45, Australia (ARIA) 49 of 1995, DMDB 56, Switzerland 66 - Apr 2009 (1 week), PopVortex 69 (1991), Virgin 70, Worldwide 79 - 13 M, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1991), Acclaimed 149 (1991), Radio Caroline 197 (1991), Rolling Stone 207, RYM 12 of 1991, KEXP 17, AVrev 67
47 REM Out Of Time 1991 UK 1 - Mar 1991 (172 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1991 (109 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1991, Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1991, Europe num 1 for 14 weeks - Jun 1991, Austria 1 - May 1991 (8 months), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1992), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1995), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 1995), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Canada 7 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2003), US CashBox 2 of 1991, Germany 2 - May 1991 (34 weeks), Grammy in 1991 (Nominated), Switzerland 3 - Apr 1991 (51 weeks), Italy 3 of 1991, Holland free40 3 of 1991, Melody Maker 3 of 1991, Norway 4 - Mar 1991 (36 weeks), US BB 7 of 1991, Sweden 7 - Mar 1991 (28 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 12 of 1991, Guiness 13, France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1991 (peak 1, 48 weeks), UK Radio2 30, Virgin 49, PopVortex 67 (1991), WTMD 181, WXPN 199 (1991), Acclaimed 218 (1991), RYM 128 of 1991, KEXP 543
48 Green Day Dookie 1994 Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1995, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1995, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Apr 1995, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1999), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2008), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1995), Billboard 2 - Feb 1994 (116 weeks) (30 weeks in top 10), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), US BB 3 of 1995, Sweden 3 - Sep 1994 (56 weeks), Germany 4 - Feb 1995 (50 weeks), Austria 4 - Jan 1995 (11 months), France Gold (certified by SNEP Feb 1998), US CashBox 6 of 1995, Switzerland 6 - Jan 1995 (39 weeks), BEA 6 of 1994, Holland free40 8 of 1994, Norway 9 - Jan 1995 (18 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 10 of 1995, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), UK 13 - Nov 1994 (61 weeks), Italy 28 of 2004, RS Reader's 38, NARM 50, Defin200 50 (1994), Worldwide 81 - 12 M, WTMD 107, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1994), Billboard200 172, Rolling Stone 193, WXPN 306 (1994), Acclaimed 416 (1994), RYM 88 of 1994
49 Def Leppard Adrenalize 1992 UK 1 - Apr 1992 (30 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1992 (65 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1992, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1992, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1992 (26 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1992, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Apr 1992, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1992), Norway 2 - Apr 1992 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1992), Sweden 5 - Apr 1992 (20 weeks), Germany 8 - Apr 1992 (9 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1992, US BB 10 of 1992, Austria 13 - May 1992 (5 months), Australia (ARIA) 24 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 53 of 1992 (peak 18, 16 weeks), Italy 64 of 1992, Global 96 - 11 M claimed
50 MC Hammer Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em 1990 Billboard 1 - Mar 1990 (108 weeks) (21 weeks at number 1) (52 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1990, US num 1 for 21 weeks - Jun 1990, US BB 1 of 1990, Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1990, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1991), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1991), Grammy in 1990 (Nominated), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), US 5 of 1990, UK 8 - Jul 1990 (59 weeks), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 11 - Aug 1990 (21 weeks), Germany 14 - Sep 1990 (3 weeks), Norway 14 - Jan 1991 (3 weeks), Austria 17 - Sep 1990 (3 months), Sweden 17 - Aug 1990 (16 weeks), Billboard200 24, Internet 46 - 20 M claimed (1990), Australia (ARIA) 49 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 84 of 1991 (peak 23, 12 weeks), Worldwide 84 - 12 M
51 Ricky Martin Ricky Martin 1999 Billboard 1 - May 1999 (67 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 1999, Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1999, Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1999, Norway 1 - May 1999 (20 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - May 1999, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jun 1999, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2000), Diamond in Canada (certified in Dec 1999), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), UK 2 - Jul 1999 (20 weeks), Germany 2 - May 1999 (13 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 1999 (28 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1999), Sweden 3 - May 1999 (18 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP May 1999), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), US 5 of 1999, Austria 5 - May 1999 (5 months), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1999, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US BB 11 of 1999, Italy 31 of 1999, Internet 46 - 20 M claimed (1999), France (InfoDisc) 71 of 1999 (peak 21, 19 weeks), Worldwide 88 - 11 M
52 The Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys 1996 US BB 1 of 1998, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1997, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1996, Germany 1 - May 1996 (49 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1996 (59 weeks), US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1998), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Austria 2 - Jun 1996 (17 months), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Billboard 4 - Aug 1997 (133 weeks) (45 weeks in top 10), US 4 of 1998, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1996), Sweden 7 - May 1996 (40 weeks), UK 12 - Sep 1996 (19 weeks), Norway 19 - Aug 1996 (19 weeks), Internet 26 - 25 M claimed (1998), Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Billboard200 42, Australia (ARIA) 55 of 1998, Italy 76 of 1998
53 New Kids On The Block Step By Step 1990 UK 1 - Jun 1990 (31 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1990 (49 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1990, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1990, Germany 1 for 1 week - Jul 1990, Germany 1 - Jun 1990 (13 weeks), Europe num 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1990, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jul 1990, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1990), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1990), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1991), Norway 4 - Jun 1990 (15 weeks), Austria 6 - Jul 1990 (5 months), Switzerland 8 - Jul 1990 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1990 (peak 6, 52 weeks), Sweden 12 - Jul 1990 (14 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1990, US BB 15 of 1990, Italy 69 of 1990, Global 131 - 8 M claimed
54 REM Monster 1994 UK 1 - Oct 1994 (56 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1994 (54 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1994, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1994, Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1994, Austria 1 - Oct 1994 (5 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1994 (28 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1994 (21 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Oct 1994, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1995), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1995), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2003), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Germany 2 - Oct 1994 (17 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1994 (13 weeks), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Aug 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Holland free40 12 of 1994, US BB 17 of 1994, Melody Maker 28 of 1994, US CashBox 33 of 1994, Italy 38 of 1994, Australia (ARIA) 46 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 86 of 1994 (peak 11, 9 weeks), WTMD 457, Acclaimed 1322 (1994), KEXP 496
55 Pink Floyd P.U.L.S.E. 1995 UK 1 - Jun 1995 (24 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1995 (22 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1995, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1995, Germany 1 for 1 week - Aug 2006, Germany 1 - Jun 1995 (36 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1995, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1995 (33 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1995 (19 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jun 1995, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1995), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2006), Sweden 2 - Jun 1995 (10 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 1998), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Austria 3 - Jul 1995 (4 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Italy 16 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1995 (peak 3, 20 weeks), US BB 43 of 1995, US CashBox 49 of 1995, RYM 62 of 1995
56 The Verve Urban Hymns 1997 UK 1 - Oct 1997 (94 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1997, Sweden 1 - Oct 1997 (27 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Oct 1997, Melody Maker 1 of 1997, Brit best album 1998, UK 8 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1997), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), BEA 2 of 1997, Mercury prize 1998 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1998), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 1998), Norway 4 - Jan 1997 (36 weeks), Holland free40 4 of 1997, Austria 10 - Oct 1997 (5 months), Italy 10 of 1997, Germany 11 - Oct 1997 (5 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Oct 1997 (25 weeks), UK 14 of all time (3.1 M claimed) (1997), France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1997 (peak 9, 58 weeks), UK all time album 17 (1997), Channel4 18, Billboard 23 - Oct 1997 (46 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 32 of 1998, UK Radio2 53, Vinyl Surrender 98 of all time, Acclaimed 215 (1997), WXPN 573 (1997), WTMD 796, RYM 77 of 1997, KEXP 274
57 Aerosmith Get A Grip 1993 Billboard 1 - May 1993 (92 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 1993, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1993, Europe num 1 for 1 week - May 1993, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1993 (62 weeks), US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1995), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1995), UK 2 - May 1993 (38 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1994), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Germany 3 - May 1993 (71 weeks), Norway 3 - Apr 1993 (18 weeks), Sweden 3 - May 1993 (50 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 1992), Austria 6 - May 1993 (15 months), US BB 9 of 1993, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 12 of 1993, Holland free40 12 of 1993, Global 65 - 15 M claimed, Italy 84 of 1993
58 Celine Dion The Colour Of My Love 1994 UK 1 - Mar 1994 (109 weeks), Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 1994, Norway 1 - Feb 1995 (36 weeks), Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - May 1995, Juno Award in 1995, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1995), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1994), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Australia (ARIA) 2 of 1995, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Sep 1998), Billboard 4 - Nov 1993 (149 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), Sweden 4 - Feb 1994 (44 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Switzerland 9 - Mar 1994 (34 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Austria 18 - May 1995 (2 months), US BB 20 of 1994, US CashBox 46 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 46 of 1994 (peak 7, 19 weeks), Italy 51 of 1994, Global 65 - 15 M claimed, Worldwide 76 - 13 M, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1993)
59 Mariah Carey Butterfly 1997 Billboard 1 - Oct 1997 (55 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1997, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1997, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1997, Japan 1 for 1 week - Aug 1997, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1999), UK 2 - Sep 1997 (27 weeks), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 1998), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1997 (17 weeks), Sweden 4 - Sep 1997 (6 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1997), Norway 5 - Sep 1997 (4 weeks), Germany 7 - Sep 1997 (5 weeks), US BB 11 of 1997, Austria 16 - Sep 1997 (4 months), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 27 of 1997, Italy 34 of 1997, France (InfoDisc) 36 of 1997 (peak 6, 32 weeks), Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1997)
60 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
61 The Cranberries No Need To Argue 1994 Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1995, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1995, Germany 1 - Nov 1994 (31 weeks), Europe num 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1995, Austria 1 - Dec 1994 (7 months), Sweden 1 - Oct 1994 (41 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1995, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Mar 1995, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1996), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1996), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Oct 1994), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), UK 2 - Oct 1994 (78 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1994 (49 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Norway 3 - Oct 1994 (22 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1994 (peak 1, 76 weeks), Billboard 6 - Oct 1994 (90 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US BB 9 of 1995, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 11 of 1995, Italy 11 of 1995, Worldwide 82 - 12 M, WXPN 734 (1994)
62 REM New Adventures In Hi-Fi 1996 UK 1 - Sep 1996 (20 weeks), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1996, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1996, Germany 1 - Sep 1996 (10 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1996, Austria 1 - Sep 1996 (3 months), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1996 (11 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1996 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1996 (9 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1996, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Sep 1996, Billboard 2 - Sep 1996 (22 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1996), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1996), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Italy 27 of 1996, US BB 45 of 1996, WXPN 738 (1996), Acclaimed 807 (1996), RYM 148 of 1996
63 The Beatles Anthology 1 1995 Billboard 1 - Dec 1995 (29 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1995, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1995, Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1995, Germany 1 - Dec 1995 (6 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1995, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Dec 1995, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1996), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1995), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), UK 2 - Dec 1995 (10 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Dec 1995 (9 weeks), Sweden 2 - Dec 1995 (6 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Austria 5 - Dec 1995 (3 months), Norway 5 - Dec 1995 (9 weeks), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 18 of 1995, US BB 24 of 1995, Italy 35 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 100 of 1995 (peak 1, 9 weeks)
64 Bryan Adams Waking Up The Neighbours 1991 UK 1 - Oct 1991 (54 weeks), Canada 1 for 11 weeks - 1991, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1991, Germany 1 - Oct 1991 (19 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1991, Austria 1 - Oct 1991 (5 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1991 (31 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1991 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 1991 (25 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1991, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1992), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1992), Juno Award in 1992 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1991), Billboard 6 - Oct 1991 (75 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Italy 19 of 1991, Holland free40 20 of 1991, Australia (ARIA) 23 of 1991, France (InfoDisc) 34 of 1991 (peak 12, 36 weeks), US BB 37 of 1991, US CashBox 41 of 1992, Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Radio Caroline 195 (1991)
65 Madonna I'm Breathless 1990 Germany 1 for 1 week - Jul 1990, Germany 1 - Jun 1990 (9 weeks), Europe num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1990, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1990, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1990, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1990), UK 2 - Jun 1990 (20 weeks), Billboard 2 - Jun 1990 (25 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1990), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Switzerland 3 - Jun 1990 (16 weeks), Norway 4 - Jun 1990 (9 weeks), Sweden 4 - Jun 1990 (14 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Austria 10 - Jun 1990 (5 months), Italy 18 of 1990, US BB 19 of 1990, US CashBox 22 of 1990, Australia (ARIA) 26 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1990 (peak 3, 26 weeks)
66 Mariah Carey Number Ones 1998 Japan 1 for 1 week - Nov 1998, Japan 1 of all time (international albums) (sales 2.80), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1999), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2003), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1998), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1998 (24 weeks), Billboard 4 - Dec 1998 (62 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), Austria 6 - Dec 1998 (4 months), Norway 6 - Jan 1998 (11 weeks), Sweden 8 - Nov 1998 (20 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 1998 (12 weeks), Germany 10 - Nov 1998 (13 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US BB 23 of 1999, France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1998 (peak 2, 47 weeks), Italy 38 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 43 of 1998, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1999), Worldwide 94 - 10 M
67 Pearl Jam Vitalogy 1994 Billboard 1 - Dec 1994 (55 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1994, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1995, Sweden 1 - Dec 1994 (9 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Dec 1994, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1995), Grammy in 1995 (Nominated), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), UK 6 - Dec 1994 (11 weeks), Norway 7 - Dec 1994 (8 weeks), Germany 8 - Dec 1994 (7 weeks), Austria 11 - Dec 1994 (4 months), Australia (ARIA) 12 of 1994, Melody Maker 15 of 1994, Switzerland 17 - Dec 1994 (10 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 22 of 1995, US BB 23 of 1994, RS Reader's 81, Italy 100 of 1994, WTMD 311, Rolling Stone 492, Acclaimed 983 (1994), RYM 101 of 1994, KEXP 675
68 Soundgarden Superunknown 1994 Billboard 1 - Mar 1994 (77 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1994, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1994, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 1994, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1996), Sweden 3 - Mar 1994 (32 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 1994 (24 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1994, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1994), Norway 5 - Mar 1994 (9 weeks), Holland free40 7 of 1994, Switzerland 9 - Mar 1994 (12 weeks), BEA 9 of 1994, Germany 13 - Apr 1994 (3 weeks), US BB 14 of 1994, Australia (ARIA) 20 of 1994, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Austria 25 - Apr 1994 (7 months), Melody Maker 25 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 72 of 1994 (peak 26, 12 weeks), RS Reader's 79, Acclaimed 280 (1994), Rolling Stone 336, WXPN 646 (1994), RYM 22 of 1994, KEXP 332
69 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1995 Billboard 1 - Jul 1994 (129 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (55 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1995, US 1 of 1995, US num 1 for 8 weeks - May 1995, US BB 1 of 1995, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1995, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Sep 1995, US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1996), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1996), UK 12 - Mar 1995 (11 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 23 of 1995, Billboard200 30, Worldwide 45 - 17 M, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1994), WTMD 691
70 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 1991 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1992, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1992, New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 1992, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1994), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jun 1997), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2006), Billboard 3 - Oct 1991 (97 weeks) (18 weeks in top 10), Norway 5 - Oct 1991 (32 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 5 of 1992, BEA 5 of 1991, US CashBox 6 of 1992, US BB 7 of 1992, Switzerland 10 - Mar 1992 (32 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Germany 12 - Apr 1992 (22 weeks), Austria 20 - Mar 1992 (4 months), UK 25 - Oct 1991 (66 weeks), Sweden 26 - Oct 1991 (21 weeks), RS Reader's 35, Belgium 41 of all time (1991), France (InfoDisc) 58 of 1994 (peak 33, 17 weeks), Channel4 64, NARM 88, Defin200 88 (1991), WXPN 122 (1991), WTMD 123, Acclaimed 230 (1991), Rolling Stone 310, RYM 21 of 1991, AVrev 66
71 Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All 1992 Billboard 1 - Jun 1992 (97 weeks) (17 weeks at number 1) (43 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 17 weeks - Jun 1992, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1992, US 9 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1996), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1995), US BB 2 of 1992, US 4 of 1992, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1992), Norway 5 - Dec 1992 (12 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1993, UK 9 - Aug 1992 (10 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1992, US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), Billboard200 20, Austria 32 - Oct 1992 (1 month), Switzerland 34 - Aug 1992 (2 weeks), Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1992)
72 Bon Jovi These Days 1995 UK 1 - Jul 1995 (50 weeks), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1995, Germany 1 - Jul 1995 (55 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1995, Austria 1 - Jul 1995 (5 months), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1995 (17 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1995, Japan 1 for 1 week - May 1995, UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1996), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Sweden 2 - Jun 1995 (11 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1995), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 1995), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Norway 7 - Jul 1995 (13 weeks), Billboard 9 - Jul 1995 (20 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 22 of 1995, Italy 28 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 49 of 1995 (peak 6, 18 weeks), US BB 58 of 1995
73 Moby Play 1999 UK 1 - May 1999 (75 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 2000, New Zealand 1 for 6 - Apr 2000, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2001), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Sep 2003), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jan 2001), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), Norway 2 - Jun 1999 (60 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2000), BEA 5 of 1999, Austria 8 - Feb 2000 (2 months), France (InfoDisc) 9 of 2000 (peak 1, 93 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 10 of 2000, Italy 11 of 2000, Switzerland 12 - Jan 2000 (42 weeks), Sweden 14 - Aug 2000 (20 weeks), Belgium 27 of all time (1999), Billboard 38 - Jun 1999 (94 weeks), Channel4 63, UK Radio2 90, RS Reader's 94, WXPN 204 (1999), Acclaimed 222 (1999), Rolling Stone 341, WTMD 492, RYM 126 of 1999, KEXP 146
74 Guns n' Roses Use Your Illusion I 1991 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1997), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Argentina 10 X Platinum (1999), UK 2 - Sep 1991 (85 weeks), Billboard 2 - Oct 1991 (108 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), Austria 2 - Sep 1991 (11 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1992), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 1995), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1991 (34 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1991 (12 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1991 (29 weeks), Germany 4 - Sep 1991 (55 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1991 (peak 18, 62 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 11 of 1992, US BB 20 of 1991, Australia (ARIA) 22 of 1992, Italy 44 of 1991, RS Reader's 46, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1991), Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Worldwide 92 - 10 M, Acclaimed 1026 (1991), RYM 114 of 1991
75 Live Throwing Copper 1995 Billboard 1 - May 1994 (121 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (24 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 1995, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1995, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1995, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 1995, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2000), Holland free40 3 of 1994, US CashBox 4 of 1995, US BB 5 of 1995, Australia (ARIA) 8 of 1995, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 11 - May 1995 (18 weeks), Austria 14 - Jul 1995 (4 months), Norway 24 - Jun 1995 (13 weeks), UK 37 - Jul 1995 (6 weeks), Belgium 54 of all time (1994), Defin200 176 (1994), WXPN 350 (1994), WTMD 439, Acclaimed 1679 (1994), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1996), RYM 84 of 1994
76 Alanis Morissette Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie 1998 Billboard 1 - Nov 1998 (28 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1998, Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1998, Germany 1 - Nov 1998 (24 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1998, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1998 (29 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1998 (18 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1998, Juno Award in 2000, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1998), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), Sweden 2 - Nov 1998 (13 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1998), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 2000), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), UK 3 - Nov 1998 (15 weeks), Austria 3 - Nov 1998 (7 months), Holland free40 7 of 1998, Australia (ARIA) 18 of 1998, Italy 24 of 1998, US BB 40 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1998 (peak 5, 36 weeks)
77 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge 1994 UK 1 - Jul 1994 (24 weeks), Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1994, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1994, Germany 1 - Jul 1994 (33 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1994, Switzerland 1 - Jul 1994 (16 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 1994, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1994), Billboard 2 - Jul 1994 (38 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Austria 2 - Jul 1994 (6 months), Sweden 2 - Jul 1994 (15 weeks), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1994), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Norway 3 - Jul 1994 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1994), Holland free40 17 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 28 of 1994 (peak 2, 27 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1994, US BB 34 of 1994, Italy 37 of 1994, Radio Caroline 175 (1994)
78 The Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 1998 UK 1 - Jul 1998 (18 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 1998 (48 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1998, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1998, Germany 1 - Jul 1998 (8 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1998, Switzerland 1 - Jul 1998 (13 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1998, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1998), Austria 2 - Jul 1998 (3 months), Norway 2 - Jul 1998 (12 weeks), Sweden 2 - Jul 1998 (12 weeks), Melody Maker 2 of 1998, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1998), US BB 14 of 1998, Australia (ARIA) 70 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 95 of 1998 (peak 5, 13 weeks), Acclaimed 745 (1998), WTMD 774
79 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera 1999 Billboard 1 - Sep 1999 (97 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (25 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1999, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1999, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2000), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jul 2001), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2000), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 2000), Switzerland 5 - Sep 1999 (10 weeks), US BB 6 of 1999, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Germany 13 - Oct 1999 (2 weeks), UK 14 - Oct 1999 (19 weeks), Austria 21 - Oct 1999 (2 months), Billboard 23 of the 2000s, Norway 28 - Oct 1999 (9 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 44 of 2000, Global 58 - 16 M claimed, Defin200 127 (1999), Billboard200 199
80 Depeche Mode Violator 1990 BEA 1 of 1990, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), UK 2 - Mar 1990 (30 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1990 (32 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Apr 1990 (14 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), France Best 3 of 1990, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1990), Austria 5 - Apr 1990 (6 months), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1990 (peak 1, 54 weeks), Sweden 6 - Mar 1990 (10 weeks), Billboard 7 - Apr 1990 (74 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), US BB 9 of 1990, US CashBox 10 of 1990, Norway 12 - Apr 1990 (4 weeks), Holland free40 17 of 1990, Italy 29 of 1990, Vinyl Surrender 57 of all time, Belgium 98 of all time (1990), WTMD 192, WXPN 265 (1990), Rolling Stone 342, Acclaimed 518 (1990), RYM 2 of 1990, KEXP 79
81 Garth Brooks Ropin' the Wind 1991 Billboard 1 - Sep 1991 (132 weeks) (18 weeks at number 1) (50 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1992, US 1 of 1992, US num 1 for 18 weeks - Sep 1991, US BB 1 of 1992, US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1998), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), Billboard200 6, Norway 14 - Sep 1992 (3 weeks), UK 41 - Feb 1992 (2 weeks), Worldwide 60 - 14 M, Global 82 - 12 M claimed, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1991), Acclaimed 2386 (1991)
82 Creed Human Clay 1999 Billboard 1 - Oct 1999 (104 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (44 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1999, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1999, Norway 1 - Mar 2001 (14 weeks), US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2004), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jan 2001), US BB 2 of 1999, US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 2001, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2001), Billboard 5 of the 2000s, Germany 9 - Feb 2001 (23 weeks), Sweden 9 - May 2001 (8 weeks), Austria 11 - Nov 1999 (6 months), UK 29 - Feb 2001 (4 weeks), Billboard200 34, Switzerland 35 - Mar 2001 (3 weeks), NARM 95, Defin200 95 (1999)
83 Oasis Be Here Now 1997 UK 1 - Aug 1997 (36 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1997, Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1997, Norway 1 - Sep 1997 (9 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1997 (12 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Aug 1997, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Sep 1997, UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Billboard 2 - Sep 1997 (26 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Germany 2 - Sep 1997 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1997 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1997), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1998), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1997), Austria 7 - Sep 1997 (3 months), Melody Maker 8 of 1997, Italy 14 of 1997, Holland free40 16 of 1997, France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1997 (peak 1, 21 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 57 of 1997, US BB 58 of 1997
84 Pearl Jam No Code 1996 Billboard 1 - Sep 1996 (24 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (5 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1996, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1996, Sweden 1 - Sep 1996 (6 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1996, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Sep 1996, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), UK 3 - Sep 1996 (5 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1996 (7 weeks), Germany 6 - Sep 1996 (4 weeks), Austria 9 - Sep 1996 (2 months), BEA 10 of 1996, Switzerland 13 - Sep 1996 (6 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 26 of 1996, US BB 31 of 1996, Italy 52 of 1996, WXPN 771 (1996), Acclaimed 1453 (1996), RYM 116 of 1996, KEXP 777
85 Peter Gabriel Us 1992 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1992, Germany 1 - Oct 1992 (10 weeks), Europe num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1992, UK 2 - Oct 1992 (29 weeks), Billboard 2 - Oct 1992 (53 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1992 (22 weeks), Sweden 2 - Oct 1992 (17 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1992, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1992), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1993), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2007), Norway 7 - Oct 1992 (6 weeks), Austria 10 - Oct 1992 (4 months), US BB 34 of 1992, Italy 42 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 44 of 1992 (peak 2, 18 weeks), Global 164 - 6 M claimed, WXPN 364 (1992), WTMD 527, RYM 124 of 1992
86 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
87 TLC Crazysexycool 1995 New Zealand 1 for 2 - Sep 1995, US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), US CashBox 2 of 1995, US BB 2 of 1995, US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1995), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Billboard 3 - Dec 1994 (119 weeks) (40 weeks in top 10), UK 4 - May 1995 (39 weeks), Germany 4 - Sep 1995 (31 weeks), US 5 of 1995, Switzerland 10 - Sep 1995 (19 weeks), Sweden 11 - Feb 1995 (22 weeks), Norway 15 - Sep 1995 (23 weeks), Austria 19 - Oct 1995 (3 months), Australia (ARIA) 31 of 1996, Melody Maker 40 of 1995, Defin200 105 (1994), Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1994), Billboard200 126, Rolling Stone 377, Acclaimed 542 (1994)
88 Spice Girls Spiceworld 1997 UK 1 - Nov 1997 (52 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1997, Austria 1 - Nov 1997 (11 months), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (33 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1997, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1999), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1997), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jun 1998), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1998), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1997 (29 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Billboard 3 - Nov 1997 (74 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), Sweden 3 - Nov 1997 (24 weeks), Germany 4 - Nov 1997 (12 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1998, US BB 11 of 1998, Italy 11 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1997 (peak 2, 42 weeks), Melody Maker 37 of 1997, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1997), Finland 73 of all time (claimed 91,790) (1997), UK Radio2 76
89 Queen Made In Heaven 1995 UK 1 - Nov 1995 (28 weeks), Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Dec 1995, Germany 1 - Nov 1995 (20 weeks), Europe num 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1995, Austria 1 - Nov 1995 (6 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1995 (29 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1995 (9 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 1995, UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1997), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Norway 2 - Nov 1995 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1996), Italy 8 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1995 (peak 2, 38 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 42 of 1995, Billboard 58 - Nov 1995 (11 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Radio Caroline 285 (1995)
90 Massive Attack Mezzanine 1998 UK 1 - May 1998 (36 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - May 1998, Australia num 1 for 1 week - May 1998, New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 1998, Holland free40 1 of 1998, Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2004), Norway 2 - May 1998 (29 weeks), BEA 2 of 1998, Mercury prize 1998 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1998), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1999), Austria 4 - May 1998 (3 months), Sweden 4 - Apr 1998 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), Germany 6 - May 1998 (6 weeks), Switzerland 6 - May 1998 (13 weeks), Melody Maker 14 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1998 (peak 3, 45 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 53 of 1998, Italy 59 of 1998, Belgium 59 of all time (1998), Billboard 60 - May 1998 (7 weeks), Acclaimed 316 (1998), Rolling Stone 412, WTMD 438, RYM 16 of 1998, KEXP 86
91 Counting Crows August & Everything After 1994 US CashBox 1 of 1994, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1994, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1996), Billboard 4 - Jan 1994 (93 weeks) (32 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1994), US 5 of 1994, US BB 5 of 1994, BEA 5 of 1993, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), UK 16 - Mar 1994 (37 weeks), WTMD 20, Sweden 22 - Feb 1994 (22 weeks), WXPN 25 (1993), Austria 26 - May 1994 (4 months), Australia (ARIA) 29 of 1994, RS Reader's 74, Belgium 78 of all time (1993), Global 117 - 9 M claimed, Billboard200 167, Radio Caroline 176 (1993), Acclaimed 1867 (1993), RYM 34 of 1993, WFUV 59
92 Billy Joel River Of Dreams 1993 Billboard 1 - Aug 1993 (56 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1993, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1993, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Sep 1993, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), Germany 2 - Aug 1993 (18 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1993 (27 weeks), Grammy in 1993 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1993), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 3 - Aug 1993 (26 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1993 (7 months), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 1993, Norway 9 - Aug 1993 (6 weeks), US BB 10 of 1993, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 30 - Oct 1993 (7 weeks), Italy 78 of 1993
93 Phil Collins ... Hits 1998 UK 1 - Oct 1998 (56 weeks), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1998, Europe num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1998, Sweden 1 - Oct 1998 (17 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 2008, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2004), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2003), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 2002), Canada 4 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jan 2004), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Germany 2 - Oct 1998 (15 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 1998 (5 months), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1998 (18 weeks), Norway 2 - Jan 1998 (13 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), Billboard 6 - Oct 1998 (124 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 15 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 21 of 1998 (peak 2, 53 weeks), Italy 33 of 1998, Global 103 - 10 M claimed
94 Depeche Mode Songs Of Faith & Devotion 1993 UK 1 - Apr 1993 (16 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1993 (30 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (4 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1993, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1993, Germany 1 - Apr 1993 (14 weeks), Europe num 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1993, Austria 1 - Apr 1993 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1993 (12 weeks), Sweden 2 - Apr 1993 (10 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1993), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1993), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), France (InfoDisc) 15 of 1993 (peak 1, 38 weeks), Norway 16 - Apr 1993 (3 weeks), Italy 28 of 1993, US BB 39 of 1993, US CashBox 49 of 1993, Acclaimed 2622 (1993), RYM 72 of 1993
95 Roxette Joyride 1991 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1991, Germany 1 for 13 weeks - May 1991, Germany 1 - Apr 1991 (50 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1991, Austria 1 - Apr 1991 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1991 (48 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1991 (26 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 1991 (28 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1992), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), Argentina 6 X Platinum (1991), UK 2 - Apr 1991 (48 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1991), Australia (ARIA) 10 of 1991, Billboard 12 - Apr 1991 (56 weeks), US BB 50 of 1991, Finland 52 of all time (claimed 100,599) (1991), Italy 75 of 1991, Global 117 - 9 M claimed
96 Andrea Bocelli Romanza 1997 Europe num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1997, Switzerland 1 - Feb 1997 (67 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (72 weeks), Italy 1 of 1997, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Jun 1997), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1999), Argentina 6 X Platinum (1997), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), Germany 2 - Feb 1997 (47 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 2001), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Austria 3 - Apr 1997 (11 months), Sweden 5 - Apr 1997 (61 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1997 (peak 1, 83 weeks), UK 6 - May 1997 (27 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 12 of 1998, Billboard 35 - Dec 1997 (91 weeks), Worldwide 63 - 14 M, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1997)
97 Metallica Reload 1997 Billboard 1 - Dec 1997 (75 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1997, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1997, Germany 1 - Dec 1997 (8 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (11 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1997 (20 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1997, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1998), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Aug 2001), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Austria 3 - Dec 1997 (4 months), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1997 (13 weeks), UK 4 - Nov 1997 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1997), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1997), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Australia (ARIA) 32 of 1997, US BB 34 of 1997, Italy 66 of 1997
98 Disney The Lion King 1994 Billboard 1 - Jun 1994 (88 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (31 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 10 weeks - Jul 1994, Switzerland 1 - Dec 1994 (27 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 5 - Sep 1994, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1995), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), US BB 2 of 1994, US CashBox 3 of 1994, US 4 of 1994, Austria 4 - Dec 1994 (6 months), Sweden 4 - Nov 1994 (22 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Feb 1995), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1994, Germany 7 - Jan 1995 (11 weeks), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 64 - 14 M, Billboard200 80, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1994), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 2004)
99 The Backstreet Boys Backstreet's Back 1997 Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1997, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1997, Germany 1 - Aug 1997 (21 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1997, Austria 1 - Aug 1997 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1997 (40 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (43 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1997 (40 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1998), Argentina 5 X Platinum (1997), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), UK 2 - Aug 1997 (39 weeks), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 1998, France Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 1998), Italy 6 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 55 of 1997 (peak 22, 23 weeks), Global 117 - 9 M claimed
100 Phil Collins Serious Hits, Live! 1990 Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1990, Germany 1 - Nov 1990 (23 weeks), Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1990, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1999), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1992), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Argentina 6 X Platinum (2003), UK 2 - Nov 1990 (50 weeks), Austria 2 - Nov 1990 (6 months), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1990 (26 weeks), Norway 9 - Nov 1990 (12 weeks), Billboard 11 - Nov 1990 (97 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1990 (peak 2, 48 weeks), Italy 12 of 1991, Sweden 16 - Nov 1990 (16 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 27 of 1991, US BB 34 of 1991, Global 51 - 17 M claimed

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31 Oct 2012

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Fascinating work. Only thing I can't reconcile is absence of acts who make RIAA top ten in all time album sales (US & Canada). For example Garth Brooks is 3rd on that list behind Beatles and Elvis, Eagles are 5th, Pink Floyd 7th, Streishan 8th, George Straight 9th. Seems your calcs are too pop heavy, whereas RIAA measures sales regardless of genre. And I get your worldwide emphasis, still seems there is a need to differentiate between CD sales and popularity of pop singles thru airplay, sales, downloads etc.

Garth Brooks is already in the "most successful artists of the 1990s" list. He is rated as 16th.

You ask if our calculations are "pop" heavy, we would say that they are not, our goal is to reflect Worldwide success and Country Music has had little impact outside North America.

A French speaker might just as well complain that our focus is too much on songs in English. We would claim that the most successful songs of the last 100 years happen to have mostly been in English, because of the market available and the emphasis of the record companies. We list the songs with greatest success, and they happen to be in the English language, this reflects the world, its not because we have a bias against French lyrics.

Similarly the "Pop" genre has greater success round the world as a whole than Country Music, Disco, Reggae, J-Pop, Barbershop, Progressive or Skiffle. We would claim it's not that we have "pop heavy" calculations but just the way the world is (or rather was).

We would certainly be interested to explore the difference between album sales and "the popularity of pop singles". Outside the USA and the UK we don't think we have enough data to make a reasonable job of that. This tends to be an area where personal opinion (especially when loudly expressed by fans) overwhelms any attempt to take a more measured (and data based) approach.


12 Jun 2011

Of Course...

Commercial success does not indicate one act is better than another. Sites like Acclaimed Music- which compiles all sorts of best-of/critics features is a good outlet for that- and Madonna is the second-most acclaimed female acts, behind Aretha Franklin. Acts like Mimi Carey have not garnered very much in the ways of critical acclaim (on albums/singles lists, or artists ones).

For Madonna, the commercial success is just gravy atop her status as the most important and highly regarded female entertainer of the last 30 years.


1 Jan 2010

Mariah vs. Madonna

Up to this point Madonna is still more successful around the world than she isin the U.S., and Mariah is still somewhat more successful in the U.S. than she is around the world.

Madonna continuously keeps making top ten hits even number 1's around Europe, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Asia. It's easy to prove that Madonna has had at least 2 top tens from each one of her albums in the UK, Canada, Australia and many more countries.

She also has scored at least 1 top ten from every of her albums in the U.S. except for her Celebration (2009), You Can Dance (1987), Remixed and Revisited (2004) and GHV2 (2001) albums, all of them are compilation albums and the last three didn't even had new world wide single releases made. Even her three soundtracks were able to spawn at least 1 top 10 each one. Madonna also has the most number ones and top ten's in the United World Chart, 29 top ten's and out of those 15 are number 1's and there is still more number ones and top tens to come, because United World Chart week by week keeps posting past charts.

On the other hand Mariah only has 18 top tens and out of those only 2 are number 1's in the United World Chart. Madonna managed to make her latest single Celebration to peak at No. 6 in the United World Chart where Mariah's not latest single but latest moderate successful single Obsessed peaked at No. 14. This shows how much of an impact charting in the U.S. and in the rest of the world does. This is why I respect and honor the methodologies that they used for these "countdowns".


18 Dec 2009

lol, you dont know mariah carey? words from an idiot are not taken into consideration

You know I think that user comment was maybe not quite serious. Your life would be easier if you moderated your responses a bit.

I'm surprised, most people I have met in Malaysia have a sense of humour.


14 Dec 2009

Totally true! Madonna is the most successful artist of the 90`s. I love Celine Dion, REM, and Prince, Who is Mariah Carey?


11 Nov 2009

RE: mariah vs madonna

ok.. so with ur computation.. u actually weighed north america and europe equally... and in fact according to your reply they are not equal and also aside from europe and north america, there are also other large markets like Japan where 7 of mariah's 90s album amassed million/s of sales each... and all other female intl artist that follows sell less than half of Mariah's... mariah's singles are also very successful in Japan...

so i kinda doubt the quoted statement below..

"So no, sorry even if the scores are adjusted according to the size of themarket Mariah doesn't beat Madonna. We've tried a variety of different ways to look at the data and they all result in Madonna being above Mariah. Your intuition was just plain wrong. Of course this tells us that Madonna was more successful round the world in the 1990s, it does not prove that her music was in any way better."

No you're wrong we didn't weigh them equally, Europe got a weight of 9.01 and North America got 15.14 (based on the sales numbers).

So lets look at Japan. In Japan Madonna had 28 hit songs in the 1990s and Mariah had 25. Mariah's hits were slightly higher in the charts so her total score was 22.47 while Madonna's was 21.67. In other words Madonna scored 96% of Mariah's score. Now, in fact the sales of "International" music in Japan is only about 10% of the market, so Japan's factor should be 0.643, but lets be generous to Mariah and pretend that all $6.43B was "International" music.

If we add these results into the mix we get:

Madonna: 0.94*15.14 + 1*9.01 + 0.96*6.43 = 29.41 Mariah: 1*15.14 + 0.53*9.01 + 1*6.43 = 26.34

...and Madonna *still* beats Mariah.

It is possible that Mariah's albums outsold Madonna's in Japan in the 1990s. We have no reliable data that supports that, but it is possible. If the low percentage of "International" music is taken into account then Madonna could have sold absolutly nothing in Japan in the 1990s and her global total would still beat Mariah.

It doesn't matter how much you "doubt the quoted statement", it remains true even with the scores weighed by sales and with Japan included. Mariah was beaten by Madonna in the 1990s. As we said, we tried a variety of ways of looking at the data and Madonna wins every time.

The problem is that you clearly don't appreciate just how much more popular Madonna was in Europe in the 1990s.

Speaking personally (SH) I don't understand *why* she was so popular, her 1990s material doesn't sound good to me. But that's exactly the point, on this site no-one gets to vote the data determines the outcome, personal opinion doesn't have any influence. If the data didn't sometimes tell us something that is against initial expectation then we wouldn't have created the site.


16 Oct 2009

Mariah v Madonna in the 1990s

This site treats all the charts in the world equally... thats why, they comeup with Madonna no.1 and Mariah no.2.. if they would give higher regard to bigger markets like USA... Mariah wud take the top spot easily...

Your first comment is exactly right, all the charts are weighed equally in the standard calculation. If only the North American charts were counted Mariah would be the number 1, but of course that would hardly give us a reasonable view of the world's music.

You are also correct that the number of chart entries does over emphasise the European nations since each one of them contributes more entries than can be justified by their share of the world music market. This is a side effect of the fact that each European country has people who want to publish their particular national chart, while there is less incentive for the inhabitants of, for example, Wyoming to publish their own weekly state chart for the 1990s.

However those two facts don't necessarily mean that Mariah would take the top slot in any properly weighed summary, and certainly not "easily".

Since we have data immediately available for the success of songs in North America and Europe let's try a quick test with that. In North America Mariah Carey's total score for the 1990s was 84.75, Madonna's was 79.97 of course the absolute values are meaningless, but the relative difference gives us a measure of their performance, Madonna has 94% of Mariah's score.

In Europe Mariah Carey's total score for the 1990s was 90.35, Madonna's was 169.88 Mariah has 53% of Madonna's score.

According to the IFPI the biggest 10 music markets in 1999 were: USA $14.25B, Japan $6.43B, UK $2.91B, Germany $2.83B, France $1.98B, Canada $0.88B, Brazil $0.67B, Australia $0.66B, Spain $0.64B, Italy $0.64B Which gives North America $15.14B and Europe $9.01B (we'll ignore the smaller countries that would bring the Europe total to more than $14B).

If we give the top artist 1 and the lower one a proportional score and then scale by the number of billion dollars in each region Mariah gets 1*15.14 + 0.53*9.01 => 19.93 and Madonna gets 0.94*15.14 + 1*9.01 => 23.29

So no, sorry even if the scores are adjusted according to the size of the market Mariah doesn't beat Madonna. We've tried a variety of different ways to look at the data and they all result in Madonna being above Mariah. Your intuition was just plain wrong.

Of course this tells us that Madonna was more successful round the world in the 1990s, it does not prove that her music was in any way better.