Album artist 49 - Chicago

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Chicago Region Profile

Chicago Chart Profile

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

Originally called "Chicago Transit Authority", they were forced to change their name due to legal threats. Jason Scheff, one of the members in the 1980s was the son of Elvis Presley's bass player.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Chicago Chicago Transit Authority 1969 US CashBox 1 of 1970, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1969), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), US 3 of 1970, Australia Goset 4 - Jun 1970 (31 weeks), Norway 8 - Mar 1970 (32 weeks), UK 9 - Sep 1969 (14 weeks), Australia (Kent) 9 of 1970 (peak 5), France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1969 (peak 1, 55 weeks), Billboard 17 - May 1969 (171 weeks), Dutch 70s 17 - Feb 1970 (8 weeks), US Longest Running Album 65 1969 (171 weeks), Radio Caroline 278 (1969), WXPN 437 (1969), WTMD 517, Acclaimed 1751 (1969), RYM 46 of 1969, AVrev 60
2 Chicago Chicago V 1972 Billboard 1 - Jul 1972 (51 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1972, US 70s 1 - Aug 1972 (3 months), Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1972, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Dutch 70s 4 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), US BB 6 of 1972, Norway 7 - Sep 1972 (11 weeks), Australia Goset 7 - Dec 1972 (13 weeks), UK 24 - Sep 1972 (2 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1972, Italy 59 of 1972, Billboard200 165, RYM 190 of 1972
3 Chicago Chicago II 1970 US BB 1 of 1970, Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1991), US 70s 3 - Mar 1970 (8 months), Billboard 4 - Feb 1970 (134 weeks) (33 weeks in top 10), UK 6 - Apr 1970 (27 weeks), Norway 19 - Sep 1970 (2 weeks), Italy 33 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 45 of 1970 (peak 13, 24 weeks), Billboard200 89, WTMD 481, WXPN 664 (1970), RYM 96 of 1970
4 Chicago Chicago IX, Chicago's Greatest Hits 1975 Billboard 1 - Nov 1975 (71 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1975, US 70s 1 - Dec 1975 (3 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1976, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1991), US 5 of 1976, US BB 7 of 1975, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 32 of 1976
5 Chicago Chicago 17 1984 Sweden 1 - May 1984 (27 weeks), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1997), Billboard 4 - Jun 1984 (64 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), Switzerland 6 - Jun 1984 (18 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Germany 12 - Jun 1984 (9 weeks), US BB 14 of 1985, Norway 14 - Jun 1984 (13 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1985, UK 24 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 33 of 1984 (peak 23, 31 weeks), Holland free40 60 of 1984
6 Chicago Chicago X 1976 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Grammy in 1976 (Nominated), Billboard 3 - Jul 1976 (43 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Jul 1976 (2 months), Sweden 6 - Jul 1976 (27 weeks), US BB 7 of 1976, Norway 7 - Dec 1976 (19 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1976, Austria 18 - Feb 1977 (3 months), UK 21 - Oct 1976 (11 weeks), Australia (Kent) 23 of 1976 (peak 3), Italy 37 of 1977, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1976)
7 Chicago Chicago VI 1973 Billboard 1 - Jul 1973 (73 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1973, US 70s 1 - Jul 1973 (3 months), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Norway 13 - Aug 1973 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Sep 1973 (9 weeks), US BB 15 of 1973, Italy 83 of 1973, Radio Caroline 136 (1973), Xgau rating C (1973)
8 Chicago Chicago III 1971 Billboard 2 - Jan 1971 (63 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), US 70s 3 - Feb 1971 (3 months), Australia Goset 6 - May 1971 (10 weeks), Norway 8 - Feb 1971 (11 weeks), UK 9 - Mar 1971 (5 weeks), Dutch 70s 9 - Feb 1971 (18 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1971, US BB 20 of 1971, Italy 37 of 1971
9 Chicago Chicago VIII 1975 Billboard 1 - Apr 1975 (29 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1975, US 70s 2 - Apr 1975 (3 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Norway 6 - May 1975 (8 weeks), US BB 14 of 1975, US CashBox 18 of 1975
10 Chicago Chicago VII 1974 Billboard 1 - Mar 1974 (69 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1974, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), US 70s 5 - Apr 1974 (4 months), US CashBox 8 of 1974, US BB 10 of 1974, Norway 13 - Apr 1974 (9 weeks), RYM 182 of 1974
11 Chicago Chicago 16 1982 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1987), Billboard 9 - Jun 1982 (38 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), Germany 11 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), Austria 19 - Sep 1982 (2 months), US CashBox 27 of 1982, US BB 32 of 1982, UK 44 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), Italy 55 of 1983
12 Chicago Chicago Xi 1977 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1977), Norway 5 - Sep 1977 (11 weeks), Billboard 6 - Oct 1977 (20 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Nov 1977 (1 month), Sweden 8 - Sep 1977 (12 weeks), Austria 9 - Oct 1977 (3 months), US CashBox 40 of 1977, US BB 44 of 1977, Holland free40 47 of 1977, Italy 69 of 1977
13 Chicago Hot Streets 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1978), Norway 7 - Oct 1978 (7 weeks), Billboard 12 - Oct 1978 (29 weeks), Sweden 23 - Oct 1978 (6 weeks), US CashBox 54 of 1978, Holland free40 62 of 1978, US BB 66 of 1978
14 Chicago Chicago At Carnegie Hall 1971 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Billboard 3 - Nov 1971 (46 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Dec 1971 (2 months), Australia Goset 13 - May 1972 (2 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1972, US BB 15 of 1972, Xgau rating C- (1971)
15 Chicago Chicago 19 1988 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), Norway 5 - Jul 1988 (12 weeks), Sweden 7 - Jul 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 22 - Jul 1988 (4 weeks), Billboard 37 - Jul 1988 (40 weeks)
16 Chicago The Chicago Story - Complete Greatest 2002 Sweden 1 - Oct 2002 (17 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 2002 (6 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 2003), Austria 6 - Sep 2002 (3 months), UK 11 - Sep 2002 (2 weeks), Switzerland 29 - Sep 2002 (4 weeks)
17 Chicago The Very Best Of: Only The Beginning 1996 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2005), Norway 14 - Mar 1996 (4 weeks), Sweden 18 - Mar 1996 (3 weeks), Billboard 20 - Jul 2002 (27 weeks)
18 Chicago Chicago 18 1986 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1986), Norway 12 - Oct 1986 (5 weeks), Sweden 15 - Oct 1986 (8 weeks), Switzerland 18 - Oct 1986 (4 weeks), Billboard 35 - Oct 1986 (45 weeks)
19 Chicago Chicago's Greatest Hits 1982-1989 1989 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1997), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 37 - Dec 1989 (25 weeks)
20 Chicago Chicago 13 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1979), Norway 16 - Sep 1979 (5 weeks), Billboard 21 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), Sweden 30 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), Holland free40 90 of 1979
21 Chicago The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 1997 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1997), UK 21 - Feb 1999 (2 weeks), Billboard 55 - May 1997 (27 weeks)
22 Chicago The Heart Of Chicago 1989 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1992), Norway 4 - Jan 1990 (11 weeks), UK 6 - Nov 1989 (24 weeks)
23 Chicago Love Songs 2005 Sweden 5 - Feb 2005 (5 weeks), UK 42 - Dec 1982 (8 weeks), Billboard 57 - Feb 2005 (4 weeks)
24 Chicago Chicago Xxv (the Christmas Album) 1998 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1999), Billboard 47 - Nov 1998 (7 weeks)
25 Chicago The Best Of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition 2007 US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2010), Billboard 100 - Oct 2007 (7 weeks)
26 Chicago Twenty 1 1991 Norway 11 - Feb 1991 (4 weeks), Sweden 18 - Feb 1991 (6 weeks), Switzerland 27 - Feb 1991 (5 weeks), Billboard 66 - Feb 1991 (11 weeks)
27 Chicago Chicago XIV 1980 Norway 26 - Aug 1980 (6 weeks), Holland free40 36 of 1980, Billboard 71 - Aug 1980 (9 weeks)
28 Chicago Chicago - Greatest Hits, Volume II 1981 Billboard 171 - Dec 1981 (5 weeks)
29 Chicago Chicago XXX 2006 Billboard 41 - Apr 2006 (2 weeks)
30 Chicago Chicago XXX II: Stone Of Sisyphus 2008 Billboard 122 - Jul 2008 (2 weeks)
31 Chicago The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume II 1998 Billboard 154 - May 1998 (2 weeks)
32 Chicago Night & Day 1995 Billboard 90 - Jun 1995 (7 weeks)
33 Chicago Christmas: What's It Gonna Be, Santa? 2003 Billboard 102 - Dec 2003 (5 weeks)
34 Chicago O Christmas Three 2011 Billboard 170 - Dec 2011 (1 week)
35 Chicago Chicago 4 1973 US CashBox 10 of 1973
36 Chicago The Feeling Of Chicago - A Collection Of Their Greatest Hits 1983 Germany 8 - Mar 1983 (7 weeks)
37 Chicago Greatest Hits Volume 2 1995 Norway 4 - Feb 1995 (1 week)
38 Chicago Now: Chicago XXXVI 2014 Billboard 82 - Jul 2014 (1 week)
39 Chicago The best of Chicago 1991 Italy 100 of 1991
40 Chicago If You Leave Me Now unknown US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1991)

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3 Sep 2016

(5) Double Listings

#7 & #26 are the same (Chicago 17). Also #19 & #31 (Chicago 18). #17 & #27 (Chicago 19). Also #32 & #45 (Chicago 25 - The Christmas Album). And finally #37 & #42 (Greatest Hits 1982-1989).

All fixed, thanks


18 Jan 2015

(7) Double Listings

#4 & #21 are the same (Chicago II). #8 & #27 are the same (Chicago III). #2 & #23 are the same (Chicago V). #6 & #30 are the same (Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits). #12 & #31 are the same (Chicago 16). #5 & #35 are the same (Chicago 17). #16 & #38 are the same (Chicago At Carnegie Hall).

We think that "Chicago" is more likely to be "Chicago Transit Authority" than "Chicago II", especially given the dates of the two entries

All the rest look right, data fixed, thanks