Album artist 156 - James Brown

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

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 James Brown Live at the Apollo (1963) 1963 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1965), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1962), BEA 4 of 1963, Billboard 6 - Aug 1963 (59 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Rolling Stone 24, US CashBox 25 of 1963, France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1969 (peak 10, 48 weeks), Guiness 36, German RS100 37, Acclaimed 39 (1963), PopVortex 75 (1963), DMDB 76, WTMD 340, WXPN 641 (1963), RYM 3 of 1963, KEXP 245
2 James Brown Sex Machine: The Very Best Of James Brown 1970 Billboard 29 - Sep 1970 (31 weeks), D.Marsh 37 of 1970, PopVortex 88 (1970), Channel4 96, Acclaimed 388 (1970), Rolling Stone 414, RYM 43 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
3 James Brown Pure Dynamite! Live At The Royal 1964 D.Marsh 7 of 1964, Billboard 10 - Feb 1964 (22 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 50 of 1964, US CashBox 78 of 1964
4 James Brown James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol. 2 1968 D.Marsh 13 of 1968, Billboard 32 - Sep 1968 (39 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 63 of 1968 (peak 2, 59 weeks), Acclaimed 899 (1968)
5 James Brown I'm Real 1988 Switzerland 19 - Jul 1988 (1 week), UK 27 - Jun 1988 (5 weeks), Austria 28 - Jul 1988 (1 month), Billboard 96 - Jun 1988 (13 weeks), Xgau rating B (1988)
6 James Brown The Payback 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), Billboard 34 - Jan 1974 (36 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1974, Acclaimed 1323 (1974), RYM 51 of 1973, Xgau rating B+ (1973)
7 James Brown Prisoner of Love 1963 D.Marsh 8 of 1963, Billboard 73 - Sep 1963 (16 weeks), RYM 162 of 1963
8 James Brown Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 1965 Billboard 26 - Sep 1965 (27 weeks), D.Marsh 28 of 1965, RYM 122 of 1965
9 James Brown The James Brown Show 1963 D.Marsh 2 of 1963
10 James Brown Cold Sweat 1967 D.Marsh 7 of 1967, Billboard 35 - Sep 1967 (17 weeks)
11 James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) 1966 D.Marsh 30 of 1966, Billboard 36 - Jan 1966 (17 weeks)
12 James Brown Live At The Garden 1967 D.Marsh 38 of 1967, Billboard 41 - Jun 1967 (17 weeks)
13 James Brown I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me 1968 Billboard 17 - Mar 1968 (14 weeks), D.Marsh 31 of 1968
14 James Brown Hot Pants 1971 Billboard 22 - Sep 1971 (18 weeks), Italy 64 of 1971, RYM 164 of 1971, Xgau rating A- (1971)
15 James Brown Gravity 1986 UK 85 - Oct 1986 (3 weeks), Billboard 156 - Oct 1986 (6 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1986)
16 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud 1969 Billboard 53 - Apr 1969 (22 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 97 of 1969 (peak 3, 25 weeks)
17 James Brown The Very Best Of... The Godfather 2007 Sweden 32 - Sep 2002 (2 weeks), UK 54 - Jan 2007 (1 week), Switzerland 61 - Jan 2007 (4 weeks)
18 James Brown The Best Of James Brown - The Godfather Of Soul 1987 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1987), UK 17 - Oct 1987 (21 weeks)
19 James Brown Super Bad 1971 D.Marsh 34 of 1971, Billboard 61 - Jan 1971 (15 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1970)
20 James Brown Sex Machine: The Very Best Of James Brown (1991) 1991 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1991), UK 19 - Nov 1991 (22 weeks)
21 James Brown 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! 2014 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1996), Billboard 133 - Aug 2014 (2 weeks)
22 James Brown Showtime 1964 Billboard 61 - May 1964 (18 weeks)
23 James Brown James Brown Plays James Brown - Today & Yesterday 1965 Billboard 42 - Nov 1965 (19 weeks)
24 James Brown Grits & Soul 1965 Billboard 124 - Apr 1965 (10 weeks)
25 James Brown Black Caesar 1973 Billboard 31 - Mar 1973 (21 weeks), RYM 137 of 1973, Xgau rating D+ (1973)
26 James Brown It's A Man's World 1966 Billboard 90 - Sep 1966 (9 weeks)
27 James Brown James Brown Plays New Breed 1966 Billboard 101 - Apr 1966 (11 weeks)
28 James Brown Hell 1974 Billboard 35 - Jul 1974 (19 weeks), RYM 142 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
29 James Brown Handful of soul 1966 Billboard 135 - Dec 1966 (3 weeks)
30 James Brown Raw Soul 1967 Billboard 88 - Apr 1967 (14 weeks)
31 James Brown James Brown...Live/Hot On The One 1980 Billboard 170 - Aug 1980 (5 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1980)
32 James Brown James Brown Plays The Real Thing 1967 Billboard 164 - Jul 1967 (5 weeks)
33 James Brown Jam 1980's 1978 Billboard 121 - May 1978 (22 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1978)
34 James Brown Soul Brother No. 1 2008 Billboard 170 - Apr 2008 (2 weeks)
35 James Brown I Got The Feelin' 1968 Billboard 135 - May 1968 (14 weeks)
36 James Brown James Brown Plays Nothing But Soul 1968 Billboard 150 - Aug 1968 (5 weeks)
37 James Brown It's A Mother 1969 Billboard 26 - Sep 1969 (24 weeks)
38 James Brown James Brown Plays & Directs The Popcorn 1969 Billboard 40 - Aug 1969 (22 weeks)
39 James Brown Gettin' Down To It 1969 Billboard 99 - May 1969 (14 weeks)
40 James Brown Body Heat 1976 Billboard 126 - Jan 1977 (10 weeks), Xgau rating C (1976)
41 James Brown Get Up Offa That Thing 1976 Billboard 147 - Aug 1976 (8 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1976)
42 James Brown Sex Machine Today 1975 Billboard 103 - May 1975 (8 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1975)
43 James Brown The Original Disco Man 1979 Billboard 152 - Aug 1979 (6 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1979)
44 James Brown Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the Double Bump 1975 Billboard 193 - Oct 1975 (2 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1975)
45 James Brown Live And Lowdown At The Apollo Vol 1 1980 Billboard 163 - Nov 1980 (3 weeks)
46 James Brown Hey America 1972 Italy 83 of 1972
47 James Brown Reality 1974 Billboard 56 - Jan 1975 (10 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1974)
48 James Brown Slaughter's Big Rip-Off 1973 Billboard 92 - Jul 1973 (11 weeks), Xgau rating C (1973)
49 James Brown There It Is 1972 Billboard 60 - Jul 1972 (21 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1972)
50 James Brown Get on the Good Foot 1972 Billboard 68 - Dec 1972 (17 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1972)
51 James Brown James Brown Soul Classics 1972 Billboard 83 - Jun 1972 (16 weeks), Xgau rating A- (1972)
52 James Brown Ain't It Funky 1970 Billboard 43 - Feb 1970 (12 weeks)
53 James Brown It's A New Day So Let A Man Come In 1970 Billboard 121 - Jul 1970 (6 weeks)
54 James Brown Soul On Top 1970 Billboard 125 - May 1970 (10 weeks)
55 James Brown Revolution of the Mind 1971 Billboard 39 - Dec 1971 (21 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1971)
56 James Brown Sho Is Funky Down Here 1971 Billboard 137 - May 1971 (4 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1971)
57 James Brown Soul Syndrome 1981 France (InfoDisc) 84 of 1981 (peak 6, 16 weeks)
58 James Brown Try Me! 1959 RYM 138 of 1959
59 James Brown Think 1960 RYM 103 of 1960
60 James Brown Get On Up: The James Brown Story 2014 Billboard 61 - Aug 2014 (3 weeks)
61 James Brown Please, Please, Please 1958 RYM 44 of 1958
62 James Brown Universal James 1993 Switzerland 34 - Mar 1993 (2 weeks)
63 James Brown James Brown Sings Out of Sight 1964 RYM 188 of 1964
64 James Brown JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection 2000 Norway 28 - Sep 2000 (3 weeks)
65 James Brown Love Power Peace, Live at the Olympia, Paris 1971 1992 RYM 116 of 1992
66 James Brown Love Over - Due 1991 Switzerland 35 - Jul 1991 (1 week)
67 James Brown Star Time unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), Rolling Stone 79
68 James Brown Non Stop 1981 Xgau rating B+ (1981)
69 James Brown Mother Lode 1988 Xgau rating A- (1988)
70 James Brown Bring It On 1983 Xgau rating B+ (1983)
71 James Brown Soul Session Live 1989 Xgau rating C (1989)
72 James Brown People 1980 Xgau rating C+ (1980)
73 James Brown Take a Look at Those Cakes 1978 Xgau rating B- (1978)
74 James Brown Mutha's Nature 1977 Xgau rating C (1977)
75 James Brown Hot 1975 Xgau rating B (1975)
76 James Brown In the Jungle Groove unknown Rolling Stone 330
77 James Brown Soul Classics Volume II 1973 Xgau rating A- (1973)

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19 Sep 2016

(3) Double & (1) Triple Listing

#7 & #31 are the same (Live At the Apollo, Volume II). Also #59 & #82 (James Brown Soul Classics). Also #46 & #75 (James Brown...Live/Hot On the One). And finally #2 & #50 & #52 are all the same. Title should just be "Sex Machine'. The(2) 1991 Chart Entries should be removed from this 1970 Album and set up as a separate 1991 "Very Best Of' album. (#52 mistakenly reads "Soft Machine' rather than 'Sex Machine').

Data fixed, thanks


22 Jan 2015

Double Listing - Pure Dynamite

#4 & #12 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks