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Not to be confused with Billboard Global 200. Billboard 200_sentence_0

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. Billboard 200_sentence_1

It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. Billboard 200_sentence_2

It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Billboard 200_sentence_3

Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. Billboard 200_sentence_4

The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Billboard 200_sentence_5

Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums. Billboard 200_sentence_6

The chart is based mostly on sales (both at retail and digital) of albums in the United States. Billboard 200_sentence_7

The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but since July 2015, tracking week begins on Friday (to coincide with the Global Release Date of the music industry) and ends on Thursday. Billboard 200_sentence_8

A new chart is published the following Tuesday with an issue post-dated to the Saturday of that week, four days later. Billboard 200_sentence_9

The chart's streaming schedule is also tracked from Friday to Thursday. Billboard 200_sentence_10

Billboard 200_description_list_0

  • Example:Billboard 200_item_0_0
    • Friday January 1 – sales tracking week beginsBillboard 200_item_0_1
    • Thursday January 7 – sales tracking week endsBillboard 200_item_0_2
    • Tuesday January 12 – new chart published, with issue date of Saturday January 16.Billboard 200_item_0_3

New product is released to the American market on Fridays. Billboard 200_sentence_11

Digital downloads of albums are also included in Billboard 200 tabulation. Billboard 200_sentence_12

Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States (yet purchased in the U.S. as imports) are not eligible to chart. Billboard 200_sentence_13

A long-standing policy which made titles that are sold exclusively by specific retail outlets (such as Walmart and Starbucks) ineligible for charting, was reversed on November 7, 2007, and took effect in the issue dated November 17. Billboard 200_sentence_14

Beginning with the December 13, 2014 issue, Billboard updated the methodology of their album chart to also include on-demand streaming and digital track sales (as measured by Nielsen SoundScan) by way of a new algorithm, utilizing data from all of the major on-demand audio subscription and online music sales services in the United States. Billboard 200_sentence_15

Starting on the issue dated January 18, 2020, Billboard updated the methodology to compile the chart again by incorporating video data from YouTube, along with visual plays from streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo. Billboard 200_sentence_16

As of the issue dated December 12, 2020, the current number-one album on the Billboard 200 is Wonder by Shawn Mendes. Billboard 200_sentence_17

History Billboard 200_section_0

Billboard began an album chart in 1945. Billboard 200_sentence_18

Initially only five positions long, the album chart was not published on a weekly basis, sometimes three to seven weeks passing before it was updated. Billboard 200_sentence_19

A biweekly (though with a few gaps), 15-position Best-Selling Popular Albums chart appeared in 1955. Billboard 200_sentence_20

With the increase in album sales as the early 1950s format wars stabilized into market dominance by 45 RPM singles and long-playing twelve-inch albums, with 78 RPM record and long-playing ten-inch album sales decreasing dramatically, Billboard premiered a weekly Best-Selling Popular Albums chart on March 24, 1956. Billboard 200_sentence_21

The position count varied anywhere from 10 to 30 albums. Billboard 200_sentence_22

The first number-one album on the new weekly list was Belafonte by Harry Belafonte. Billboard 200_sentence_23

The chart was renamed to Best-Selling Pop Albums later in 1956, and then to Best-Selling Pop LPs in 1957. Billboard 200_sentence_24

Beginning on May 25, 1959, Billboard split the ranking into two charts Best-Selling Stereophonic LPs for stereo albums (30 positions) and Best-Selling Monophonic LPs for mono albums (50 positions). Billboard 200_sentence_25

These were renamed to Stereo Action Charts (30 positions) and Mono Action Charts (40 positions) in 1960. Billboard 200_sentence_26

In January 1961, they became Action Albums—Stereophonic (15 positions) and Action Albums—Monophonic (25 positions). Billboard 200_sentence_27

Three months later, they became Top LPs—Stereo (50 positions) and Top LPs—Monaural (150 positions). Billboard 200_sentence_28

On August 17, 1963, the stereo and mono charts were combined into a 150-position chart called Top LPs. Billboard 200_sentence_29

On April 1, 1967, the chart was expanded to 175 positions, then finally to 200 positions on May 13, 1967. Billboard 200_sentence_30

In February 1972, the album chart's title was changed to Top LPs & Tape; in 1984, it was retitled Top 200 Albums; in 1985, it was retitled again to Top Pop Albums; in 1991, it became The Billboard 200 Top Albums; and it was given its current title of The Billboard 200 on March 14, 1992. Billboard 200_sentence_31

Catalog albums Billboard 200_section_1

In 1960, Billboard began concurrently publishing album charts which ranked sales of older or mid-priced titles. Billboard 200_sentence_32

These Essential Inventory charts were divided by stereo and mono albums, and featured titles that had already appeared on the main stereo and mono album charts. Billboard 200_sentence_33

Mono albums were moved to the Essential Inventory—Mono chart (25 positions) after spending 40 weeks on the Mono Action Chart, and stereo albums were moved to the Essential Inventory—Stereo chart (20 positions) after 20 weeks on the Stereo Action Chart. Billboard 200_sentence_34

In January 1961, the Action Charts became Action Albums—Monophonic (24 positions), and Action Albums—Stereophonic (15 positions). Billboard 200_sentence_35

Albums appeared on either chart for up to nine weeks, then were moved to an Essential Inventory list of approximately 200 titles, with no numerical ranking. Billboard 200_sentence_36

This list continued to be published until the consolidated Top LPs chart debuted in 1963. Billboard 200_sentence_37

In 1982, Billboard began publishing a Midline Albums chart (alternatively titled Midline LPs) which ranked older or mid-priced titles. Billboard 200_sentence_38

The chart held 50 positions and was published on a bi-weekly (and later tri-weekly) basis. Billboard 200_sentence_39

On May 25, 1991, Billboard premiered the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Billboard 200_sentence_40

The criteria for this chart were albums that were more than 18 months old and had fallen below position 100 on the Billboard 200. Billboard 200_sentence_41

An album needed not have charted on the Billboard 200 at all to qualify for catalog status. Billboard 200_sentence_42

Starting with the issue dated December 5, 2009, however, the catalog limitations which removed albums over 18 months old, that have dropped below position 100 and have no currently-running single, from the Billboard 200 was lifted, turning the chart into an all-inclusive list of the 200 highest-selling albums in the country (essentially changing Top Comprehensive Albums into the Billboard 200). Billboard 200_sentence_43

A new chart that keeps the previous criteria for the Billboard 200 (dubbed Top Current Albums) was also introduced in the same issue. Billboard 200_sentence_44

Holiday albums Billboard 200_section_2

Billboard has adjusted its policies for Christmas and holiday albums several times. Billboard 200_sentence_45

The albums were eligible for the main album charts until 1963, when a Christmas Albums list was created. Billboard 200_sentence_46

Albums appearing here were not listed on the Top LPs chart. Billboard 200_sentence_47

In 1974, this rule was reverted and holiday albums again appeared within the main list. Billboard 200_sentence_48

In 1983, the Christmas Albums chart was resurrected, but a title's appearance here did not disqualify it from appearing on the Top Pop Albums chart. Billboard 200_sentence_49

In 1994 the chart was retitled Top Holiday Albums. Billboard 200_sentence_50

As of 2009 the chart holds 50 positions and is run for several weeks during the end-of-calendar-year holiday season. Billboard 200_sentence_51

Its current policy allows holiday albums to concurrently chart on the Top Holiday Albums list and the Billboard 200. Billboard 200_sentence_52

Nielsen SoundScan Billboard 200_section_3

Since May 25, 1991, the Billboard 200's positions have been derived from Nielsen SoundScan sales data, as of 2008 contributed by approximately 14,000 music sellers. Billboard 200_sentence_53

Because these numbers are supplied by a subset of sellers rather than record labels, it is common for these numbers to be substantially lower than those reported by the Recording Industry Association of America when Gold, Platinum and Diamond album awards are announced (RIAA awards reflect wholesale shipments, not retail sales). Billboard 200_sentence_54

Incorporation of streaming data and track sales Billboard 200_section_4

See also: album-equivalent unit Billboard 200_sentence_55

Beginning with the December 13, 2014 issue, Billboard updated the methodology of its album chart again, changing from a "pure sales-based ranking" to one measuring "multi-metric consumption". Billboard 200_sentence_56

With this overhaul, the Billboard 200 includes on-demand streaming and digital track sales (as measured by Nielsen SoundScan) by way of a new algorithm, utilizing data from all of the major on-demand audio subscription services including Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play and Xbox Music. Billboard 200_sentence_57

Under the new methodology, ten track sales or 1,500 song streams from an album are treated as equivalent to one purchase of the album. Billboard 200_sentence_58

Billboard will continue to publish a pure album sales chart, called Top Album Sales, that maintains the traditional Billboard 200 methodology, based exclusively on SoundScan's sales data. Billboard 200_sentence_59

Beginning on January 18, 2020, Billboard will incorporate video and audio data from YouTube, along with visual plays from streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo, into the Billboard 200. Billboard 200_sentence_60

The change will also impact Billboard's genre-specific album charts. Billboard 200_sentence_61

Year-end charts Billboard 200_section_5

Billboard's "chart year" runs from the first week of December to the final week in November. Billboard 200_sentence_62

This altered calendar allows for Billboard to calculate year-end charts and release them in time for its final print issue in the last week of December. Billboard 200_sentence_63

Prior to Nielsen SoundScan, year-end charts were calculated by an inverse-point system based solely on an album's performance on the Billboard 200 (for example, an album would be given one point for a week spent at position 200, two points for a week spent at position 199... up to 200 points for each week spent at number one). Billboard 200_sentence_64

Other factors including the total weeks on the chart and at its peak position were calculated into an album's year-end total. Billboard 200_sentence_65

After Billboard began obtaining sales information from Nielsen SoundScan, the year-end charts are now calculated by a very straightforward cumulative total of yearlong sales. Billboard 200_sentence_66

This gives a more accurate picture of any given year's best-selling albums, as a title that hypothetically spent nine weeks at number one in March could possibly have sold fewer copies than one spending six weeks at number three in January. Billboard 200_sentence_67

Albums at the peak of their popularity at the time of the November/December chart-year cutoff many times end up ranked lower than one would expect on a year-end tally, yet are ranked on the following year's chart as well, as their cumulative points are split between the two chart-years. Billboard 200_sentence_68

All-Time Billboard 200 achievements (1963–2015) Billboard 200_section_6

In 2015, Billboard magazine compiled a ranking of the 100 best-performing albums on the chart over the 52 years, along with the best-performing artists. Billboard 200_sentence_69

Shown below are the top 10 albums and top 10 artists over the 52-year period of the Billboard 200, through October 2015. Billboard 200_sentence_70

Also shown are the artists placing the most albums on the overall "all-time" top 100 album list. Billboard 200_sentence_71

Top 10 albums of All-Time (1963–2015) Billboard 200_section_7

Billboard 200_table_general_0

RankBillboard 200_header_cell_0_0_0 AlbumBillboard 200_header_cell_0_0_1 Year releasedBillboard 200_header_cell_0_0_2 Artist(s)Billboard 200_header_cell_0_0_3 Peak and durationBillboard 200_header_cell_0_0_4
1Billboard 200_cell_0_1_0 21Billboard 200_cell_0_1_1 2011Billboard 200_cell_0_1_2 AdeleBillboard 200_cell_0_1_3 #1 for 24 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_1_4
2Billboard 200_cell_0_2_0 The Sound of MusicBillboard 200_cell_0_2_1 1965Billboard 200_cell_0_2_2 SoundtrackBillboard 200_cell_0_2_3 #1 for 2 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_2_4
3Billboard 200_cell_0_3_0 ThrillerBillboard 200_cell_0_3_1 1983Billboard 200_cell_0_3_2 Michael JacksonBillboard 200_cell_0_3_3 #1 for 37 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_3_4
4Billboard 200_cell_0_4_0 FearlessBillboard 200_cell_0_4_1 2008Billboard 200_cell_0_4_2 Taylor SwiftBillboard 200_cell_0_4_3 #1 for 11 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_4_4
5Billboard 200_cell_0_5_0 Born in the U.S.A.Billboard 200_cell_0_5_1 1984Billboard 200_cell_0_5_2 Bruce SpringsteenBillboard 200_cell_0_5_3 #1 for 7 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_5_4
6Billboard 200_cell_0_6_0 Ropin' the WindBillboard 200_cell_0_6_1 1991Billboard 200_cell_0_6_2 Garth BrooksBillboard 200_cell_0_6_3 #1 for 18 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_6_4
7Billboard 200_cell_0_7_0 Jagged Little PillBillboard 200_cell_0_7_1 1995Billboard 200_cell_0_7_2 Alanis MorissetteBillboard 200_cell_0_7_3 #1 for 12 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_7_4
8Billboard 200_cell_0_8_0 Doctor ZhivagoBillboard 200_cell_0_8_1 1966Billboard 200_cell_0_8_2 SoundtrackBillboard 200_cell_0_8_3 #1 for 1 weekBillboard 200_cell_0_8_4
9Billboard 200_cell_0_9_0 All the Right ReasonsBillboard 200_cell_0_9_1 2005Billboard 200_cell_0_9_2 NickelbackBillboard 200_cell_0_9_3 #1 for 1 weekBillboard 200_cell_0_9_4
10Billboard 200_cell_0_10_0 TapestryBillboard 200_cell_0_10_1 1971Billboard 200_cell_0_10_2 Carole KingBillboard 200_cell_0_10_3 #1 for 15 weeksBillboard 200_cell_0_10_4

Source: Billboard 200_sentence_72

Top 10 albums artists of All-Time (1963–2015) Billboard 200_section_8

Billboard 200_table_general_1

RankBillboard 200_header_cell_1_0_0 ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_1_0_1
1Billboard 200_cell_1_1_0 The BeatlesBillboard 200_cell_1_1_1
2Billboard 200_cell_1_2_0 The Rolling StonesBillboard 200_cell_1_2_1
3Billboard 200_cell_1_3_0 Barbra StreisandBillboard 200_cell_1_3_1
4Billboard 200_cell_1_4_0 Garth BrooksBillboard 200_cell_1_4_1
5Billboard 200_cell_1_5_0 Elton JohnBillboard 200_cell_1_5_1
6Billboard 200_cell_1_6_0 Mariah CareyBillboard 200_cell_1_6_1
7Billboard 200_cell_1_7_0 Herb AlpertBillboard 200_cell_1_7_1
8Billboard 200_cell_1_8_0 Taylor SwiftBillboard 200_cell_1_8_1
9Billboard 200_cell_1_9_0 ChicagoBillboard 200_cell_1_9_1
10Billboard 200_cell_1_10_0 Michael JacksonBillboard 200_cell_1_10_1

Source: Billboard 200_sentence_73

Artists with the most albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums of All-Time (1963–2015) Billboard 200_section_9

Billboard 200_table_general_2

Number of
albumsBillboard 200_header_cell_2_0_0
ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_2_0_1 Albums (ranking)Billboard 200_header_cell_2_0_2
5Billboard 200_cell_2_1_0 The BeatlesBillboard 200_cell_2_1_1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (54), A Hard Day's Night (105), 1 (131), Abbey Road (135), Meet the Beatles! (187)Billboard 200_cell_2_1_2
4Billboard 200_cell_2_2_0 Taylor SwiftBillboard 200_cell_2_2_1 Fearless (4), Taylor Swift (18), 1989 (64), Red (140)Billboard 200_cell_2_2_2
Led ZeppelinBillboard 200_cell_2_3_0 Led Zeppelin II (146), Houses of the Holy (185), Led Zeppelin IV (194), In Through the Out Door (198)Billboard 200_cell_2_3_1
3Billboard 200_cell_2_4_0 Michael JacksonBillboard 200_cell_2_4_1 Thriller (3), Bad (138), Off the Wall (149)Billboard 200_cell_2_4_2
NickelbackBillboard 200_cell_2_5_0 All the Right Reasons (9), Silver Side Up (162), Dark Horse (182)Billboard 200_cell_2_5_1
Whitney HoustonBillboard 200_cell_2_6_0 Whitney Houston (11), The Bodyguard (23), Whitney (159)Billboard 200_cell_2_6_1
Herb AlpertBillboard 200_cell_2_7_0 Whipped Cream & Other Delights (13), Going Places (44), What Now My Love (170)Billboard 200_cell_2_7_1
Elton JohnBillboard 200_cell_2_8_0 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (39), Honky Château (145), Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (175)Billboard 200_cell_2_8_1
Mariah CareyBillboard 200_cell_2_9_0 Mariah Carey (50), The Emancipation of Mimi (52), Music Box (87)Billboard 200_cell_2_9_1
Janet JacksonBillboard 200_cell_2_10_0 Control (72), Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (94), Janet (119)Billboard 200_cell_2_10_1
2Billboard 200_cell_2_11_0 Garth BrooksBillboard 200_cell_2_11_1 Ropin' the Wind (6), No Fences (29)Billboard 200_cell_2_11_2
Fleetwood MacBillboard 200_cell_2_12_0 Rumours (15), Fleetwood Mac (74)Billboard 200_cell_2_12_1
Celine DionBillboard 200_cell_2_13_0 Falling into You (21), Let's Talk About Love (164)Billboard 200_cell_2_13_1
Pink FloydBillboard 200_cell_2_14_0 The Dark Side of the Moon (31), The Wall (92)Billboard 200_cell_2_14_1
CreedBillboard 200_cell_2_15_0 Human Clay (34), Weathered (181)Billboard 200_cell_2_15_1
SantanaBillboard 200_cell_2_16_0 Supernatural (36), Abraxas (114)Billboard 200_cell_2_16_1
Backstreet BoysBillboard 200_cell_2_17_0 Backstreet Boys (42), Millennium (70)Billboard 200_cell_2_17_1
EminemBillboard 200_cell_2_18_0 The Eminem Show (56), Recovery (93)Billboard 200_cell_2_18_1
Boyz II MenBillboard 200_cell_2_19_0 II (61), Cooleyhighharmony (129)Billboard 200_cell_2_19_1
Green DayBillboard 200_cell_2_20_0 American Idiot (73), Dookie (172)Billboard 200_cell_2_20_1
NellyBillboard 200_cell_2_21_0 Country Grammar (85), Nellyville (174)Billboard 200_cell_2_21_1
John DenverBillboard 200_cell_2_22_0 John Denver's Greatest Hits (86), Back Home Again (193)Billboard 200_cell_2_22_1
ChicagoBillboard 200_cell_2_23_0 Chicago II (89), Chicago V (165)Billboard 200_cell_2_23_1
The Black Eyed PeasBillboard 200_cell_2_24_0 The E.N.D (96), Monkey Business (134)Billboard 200_cell_2_24_1
Justin TimberlakeBillboard 200_cell_2_25_0 FutureSex/LoveSounds (97), The 20/20 Experience (200)Billboard 200_cell_2_25_1
Mumford & SonsBillboard 200_cell_2_26_0 Sigh No More (106), Babel (116)Billboard 200_cell_2_26_1
Alicia KeysBillboard 200_cell_2_27_0 Songs in A Minor (107), As I Am (128)Billboard 200_cell_2_27_1
NSYNCBillboard 200_cell_2_28_0 No Strings Attached (111), 'N Sync (137)Billboard 200_cell_2_28_1
The MonkeesBillboard 200_cell_2_29_0 The Monkees (132), More of the Monkees (156)Billboard 200_cell_2_29_1
EaglesBillboard 200_cell_2_30_0 The Long Run (148), One of These Nights (155)Billboard 200_cell_2_30_1
Billy JoelBillboard 200_cell_2_31_0 Glass Houses (168), 52nd Street (191)Billboard 200_cell_2_31_1

Source: Billboard 200_sentence_74

Artist milestones Billboard 200_section_10

Most number-one albums Billboard 200_section_11

Billboard 200_table_general_3

AlbumsBillboard 200_header_cell_3_0_0 ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_3_0_1 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_3_0_2
19Billboard 200_cell_3_1_0 The BeatlesBillboard 200_cell_3_1_1 Billboard 200_cell_3_1_2
14Billboard 200_cell_3_2_0 Jay-ZBillboard 200_cell_3_2_1 Billboard 200_cell_3_2_2
11Billboard 200_cell_3_3_0 Barbra StreisandBillboard 200_cell_3_3_1 Billboard 200_cell_3_3_2
Bruce SpringsteenBillboard 200_cell_3_4_0 Billboard 200_cell_3_4_1
10Billboard 200_cell_3_5_0 Elvis PresleyBillboard 200_cell_3_5_1 Billboard 200_cell_3_5_2
EminemBillboard 200_cell_3_6_0 Billboard 200_cell_3_6_1

Billboard 200_unordered_list_1

  • As a musician, Paul McCartney has the most number-one albums, with 27. This includes 19 albums from his work with The Beatles, 3 solo albums, and 5 albums as a part of his 1970s group Wings. John Lennon is in second place with 22, including 19 albums with The Beatles, 2 solo albums, and 1 album credited to him and his wife Yoko Ono. George Harrison had 19 number-one albums with The Beatles and 2 as a solo artist.Billboard 200_item_1_4
  • Barbra Streisand is the only artist to have number 1 albums in six different decades. Her first was the 1964 album People and her most recent was the 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, with a few weeks shy of 52 years between the two hitting number 1.Billboard 200_item_1_5

Most number-one albums in a calendar year Billboard 200_section_12

Billboard 200_table_general_4

AlbumsBillboard 200_header_cell_4_0_0 ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_4_0_1 YearBillboard 200_header_cell_4_0_2 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_4_0_3
4Billboard 200_cell_4_1_0 The MonkeesBillboard 200_cell_4_1_1 1967Billboard 200_cell_4_1_2 Billboard 200_cell_4_1_3
3Billboard 200_cell_4_2_0 The BeatlesBillboard 200_cell_4_2_1 1964Billboard 200_cell_4_2_2 Billboard 200_cell_4_2_3
Glee CastBillboard 200_cell_4_3_0 2010Billboard 200_cell_4_3_1 Billboard 200_cell_4_3_2
The Kingston TrioBillboard 200_cell_4_4_0 1960Billboard 200_cell_4_4_1 Billboard 200_cell_4_4_2

Most consecutive number-one studio albums Billboard 200_section_13

Billboard 200_table_general_5

NumberBillboard 200_header_cell_5_0_0 ActBillboard 200_header_cell_5_0_1 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_5_0_2
11Billboard 200_cell_5_1_0 Jay-ZBillboard 200_cell_5_1_1 Billboard 200_cell_5_1_2
10Billboard 200_cell_5_2_0 EminemBillboard 200_cell_5_2_1 Billboard 200_cell_5_2_2
9Billboard 200_cell_5_3_0 Kanye WestBillboard 200_cell_5_3_1 Billboard 200_cell_5_3_2
8Billboard 200_cell_5_4_0 The BeatlesBillboard 200_cell_5_4_1 Billboard 200_cell_5_4_2
The Rolling StonesBillboard 200_cell_5_5_0 Billboard 200_cell_5_5_1
7Billboard 200_cell_5_6_0 Dave Matthews BandBillboard 200_cell_5_6_1 Billboard 200_cell_5_6_2
Elton JohnBillboard 200_cell_5_7_0 Billboard 200_cell_5_7_1
Taylor SwiftBillboard 200_cell_5_8_0 Billboard 200_cell_5_8_1

Most-consecutive studio albums to debut at number one Billboard 200_sentence_75

Billboard 200_table_general_6

NumberBillboard 200_header_cell_6_0_0 ActBillboard 200_header_cell_6_0_1 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_6_0_2
10Billboard 200_cell_6_1_0 EminemBillboard 200_cell_6_1_1 Billboard 200_cell_6_1_2
9Billboard 200_cell_6_2_0 Kanye WestBillboard 200_cell_6_2_1 Billboard 200_cell_6_2_2
7Billboard 200_cell_6_3_0 Dave Matthews BandBillboard 200_cell_6_3_1 Billboard 200_cell_6_3_2
Taylor SwiftBillboard 200_cell_6_4_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_4_1
6Billboard 200_cell_6_5_0 BeyoncéBillboard 200_cell_6_5_1 Billboard 200_cell_6_5_2
MetallicaBillboard 200_cell_6_6_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_6_1
5Billboard 200_cell_6_7_0 DisturbedBillboard 200_cell_6_7_1 Billboard 200_cell_6_7_2
DrakeBillboard 200_cell_6_8_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_8_1
Justin BieberBillboard 200_cell_6_9_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_9_1
MadonnaBillboard 200_cell_6_10_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_10_1
U2Billboard 200_cell_6_11_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_11_1
BTSBillboard 200_cell_6_12_0 Billboard 200_cell_6_12_1

Billboard 200_unordered_list_2

  • On May 1, 2016, Beyoncé became the first female artist to have her first 6 studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, following the release of her sixth studio album Lemonade. Beyoncé also became the first and only artist in Billboard chart history to have all of her studio albums debut at No. 1, breaking a tied record with DMX.Billboard 200_item_2_6

Most cumulative weeks at number one Billboard 200_section_14

List of the ten acts with the most weeks at No. Billboard 200_sentence_76

1 on the Billboard 200 since August 17, 1963. Billboard 200_sentence_77

Sources: Billboard 200_sentence_78

Billboard 200_unordered_list_3

Most top-10 albums Billboard 200_section_15

The following artists are the only ones with 30 or more top-10 albums: Billboard 200_sentence_79

Billboard 200_unordered_list_4

Note: As a musician, Paul McCartney has the most top 10 albums, with 51. Billboard 200_sentence_80

This includes 32 with The Beatles, 7 albums with the group Wings, 1 album credited to him and his first wife Linda McCartney, and 11 solo albums. Billboard 200_sentence_81

Most albums in the top 10 simultaneously Billboard 200_section_16

Billboard 200_unordered_list_5

Most albums in the top 200 simultaneously Billboard 200_section_17

Billboard 200_unordered_list_6

Album milestones Billboard 200_section_18

Most weeks at number one Billboard 200_section_19

Billboard 200_table_general_7

WeeksBillboard 200_header_cell_7_0_0 AlbumBillboard 200_header_cell_7_0_1 ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_7_0_2 Year(s)Billboard 200_header_cell_7_0_3 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_7_0_4
54Billboard 200_cell_7_1_0 West Side StoryBillboard 200_cell_7_1_1 Various artistsBillboard 200_cell_7_1_2 1962–63Billboard 200_cell_7_1_3 Billboard 200_cell_7_1_4
37Billboard 200_cell_7_2_0 ThrillerBillboard 200_cell_7_2_1 Michael JacksonBillboard 200_cell_7_2_2 1983–84Billboard 200_cell_7_2_3 Billboard 200_cell_7_2_4
31Billboard 200_cell_7_3_0 RumoursBillboard 200_cell_7_3_1 Fleetwood MacBillboard 200_cell_7_3_2 1977–78Billboard 200_cell_7_3_3 Billboard 200_cell_7_3_4
South PacificBillboard 200_cell_7_4_0 Various artistsBillboard 200_cell_7_4_1 1958–59Billboard 200_cell_7_4_2 Billboard 200_cell_7_4_3
CalypsoBillboard 200_cell_7_5_0 Harry BelafonteBillboard 200_cell_7_5_1 1956–57Billboard 200_cell_7_5_2 Billboard 200_cell_7_5_3
24Billboard 200_cell_7_6_0 21Billboard 200_cell_7_6_1 AdeleBillboard 200_cell_7_6_2 2011–12Billboard 200_cell_7_6_3 Billboard 200_cell_7_6_4
Purple RainBillboard 200_cell_7_7_0 Prince and the RevolutionBillboard 200_cell_7_7_1 1984–85Billboard 200_cell_7_7_2 Billboard 200_cell_7_7_3
Saturday Night FeverBillboard 200_cell_7_8_0 Bee Gees/Various artistsBillboard 200_cell_7_8_1 1978Billboard 200_cell_7_8_2 Billboard 200_cell_7_8_3
21Billboard 200_cell_7_9_0 Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'EmBillboard 200_cell_7_9_1 MC HammerBillboard 200_cell_7_9_2 1990Billboard 200_cell_7_9_3 Billboard 200_cell_7_9_4
20Billboard 200_cell_7_10_0 The BodyguardBillboard 200_cell_7_10_1 Whitney Houston/Various artistsBillboard 200_cell_7_10_2 1992–93Billboard 200_cell_7_10_3 Billboard 200_cell_7_10_4
Blue HawaiiɤBillboard 200_cell_7_11_0 Elvis PresleyBillboard 200_cell_7_11_1 1961–62Billboard 200_cell_7_11_2 Billboard 200_cell_7_11_3

† The West Side Story Soundtrack ran for 53 weeks at number one on the stereo album chart; it was number one for twelve weeks on the mono album chart. Billboard 200_sentence_82

‡ The South Pacific Soundtrack ran for 28 weeks at number one on the stereo album chart; it was number one for three weeks on the mono album chart. Billboard 200_sentence_83

ɤ This is the Blue Hawaii album's run on the mono album chart; it was number one for four weeks on the stereo album chart. Billboard 200_sentence_84

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  • Tapestry by Carole King holds the record for most consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 for any one album by a female solo artist with 15 weeks.Billboard 200_item_7_37

Most weeks on the chart Billboard 200_section_20

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  • Note that totals are for the main albums chart only, catalog chart totals are not factored in.Billboard 200_item_8_38
  • (*) indicates that the album is currently charting.Billboard 200_item_8_39

Billboard 200_table_general_8

WeeksBillboard 200_header_cell_8_0_0 AlbumBillboard 200_header_cell_8_0_1 ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_8_0_2 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_8_0_3
951Billboard 200_cell_8_1_0 The Dark Side of the MoonBillboard 200_cell_8_1_1 Pink FloydBillboard 200_cell_8_1_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_1_3
655*Billboard 200_cell_8_2_0 LegendBillboard 200_cell_8_2_1 Bob Marley and the WailersBillboard 200_cell_8_2_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_2_3
645*Billboard 200_cell_8_3_0 Journey's Greatest HitsBillboard 200_cell_8_3_1 JourneyBillboard 200_cell_8_3_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_3_3
584Billboard 200_cell_8_4_0 MetallicaBillboard 200_cell_8_4_1 MetallicaBillboard 200_cell_8_4_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_4_3
512Billboard 200_cell_8_5_0 Greatest HitsBillboard 200_cell_8_5_1 Guns N' RosesBillboard 200_cell_8_5_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_5_3
505*Billboard 200_cell_8_6_0 Curtain Call: The HitsBillboard 200_cell_8_6_1 EminemBillboard 200_cell_8_6_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_6_3
501*Billboard 200_cell_8_7_0 NevermindBillboard 200_cell_8_7_1 NirvanaBillboard 200_cell_8_7_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_7_3
500*Billboard 200_cell_8_8_0 Chronicle: The 20 Greatest HitsBillboard 200_cell_8_8_1 Creedence Clearwater RevivalBillboard 200_cell_8_8_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_8_3
499*Billboard 200_cell_8_9_0 Doo-Wops & HooligansBillboard 200_cell_8_9_1 Bruno MarsBillboard 200_cell_8_9_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_9_3
494*Billboard 200_cell_8_10_0 21Billboard 200_cell_8_10_1 AdeleBillboard 200_cell_8_10_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_10_3
490†Billboard 200_cell_8_11_0 Johnny's Greatest HitsBillboard 200_cell_8_11_1 Johnny MathisBillboard 200_cell_8_11_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_11_3
480†Billboard 200_cell_8_12_0 My Fair LadyBillboard 200_cell_8_12_1 Original Cast RecordingBillboard 200_cell_8_12_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_12_3
449*Billboard 200_cell_8_13_0 1Billboard 200_cell_8_13_1 The BeatlesBillboard 200_cell_8_13_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_13_3
447*Billboard 200_cell_8_14_0 ThrillerBillboard 200_cell_8_14_1 Michael JacksonBillboard 200_cell_8_14_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_14_3
440*Billboard 200_cell_8_15_0 Back in BlackBillboard 200_cell_8_15_1 AC/DCBillboard 200_cell_8_15_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_15_3
423*Billboard 200_cell_8_16_0 Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityBillboard 200_cell_8_16_1 Kendrick LamarBillboard 200_cell_8_16_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_16_3
415*Billboard 200_cell_8_17_0 Greatest HitsBillboard 200_cell_8_17_1 QueenBillboard 200_cell_8_17_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_17_3
406Billboard 200_cell_8_18_0 Night VisionsBillboard 200_cell_8_18_1 Imagine DragonsBillboard 200_cell_8_18_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_18_3
405*Billboard 200_cell_8_19_0 Take CareBillboard 200_cell_8_19_1 DrakeBillboard 200_cell_8_19_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_19_3
401*Billboard 200_cell_8_20_0 RumoursBillboard 200_cell_8_20_1 Fleetwood MacBillboard 200_cell_8_20_2 Billboard 200_cell_8_20_3

† Pre-Billboard 200 and Billboard 200 Billboard 200_sentence_85

Largest jumps to number one Billboard 200_section_21

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  1. (176–1) Life After DeathThe Notorious B.I.G. (April 12, 1997)Billboard 200_item_9_40
  2. (173–1) VitalogyPearl Jam (December 24, 1994)Billboard 200_item_9_41
  3. (156–1) In RainbowsRadiohead (January 19, 2008)Billboard 200_item_9_42
  4. (137–1) Ghetto DMaster P (September 20, 1997)Billboard 200_item_9_43
  5. (122–1) More of The MonkeesThe Monkees (February 11, 1967)Billboard 200_item_9_44
  6. (112–1) MP da Last Don – Master P (June 20, 1998)Billboard 200_item_9_45
  7. (98–1) Beatles '65The Beatles (January 9, 1965)Billboard 200_item_9_46
  8. (61–1) Help! – The Beatles (September 11, 1965)Billboard 200_item_9_47
  9. (60–1) Rubber Soul – The Beatles (January 8, 1966)Billboard 200_item_9_48
  10. (53–1) Ballad of the Green Berets – Barry Sadler (March 12, 1966)Billboard 200_item_9_49

Largest drops from number one Billboard 200_section_22

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  1. (1–169) This House Is Not for SaleBon Jovi (March 17, 2018)Billboard 200_item_10_50
  2. (1–111) CourageCeline Dion (December 7, 2019)Billboard 200_item_10_51
  3. (1–97) Science FictionBrand New (September 16, 2017)Billboard 200_item_10_52
  4. (1–88) IridescenceBrockhampton (October 13, 2018)Billboard 200_item_10_53
  5. (1–77) Madame XMadonna (July 6, 2019)Billboard 200_item_10_54
  6. (1–62) Boarding House ReachJack White (April 14, 2018)Billboard 200_item_10_55
  7. (1–59) Wonderful WonderfulThe Killers (October 21, 2017)Billboard 200_item_10_56
  8. (1–56) American DreamLCD Soundsystem (September 30, 2017)Billboard 200_item_10_57
  9. (1–45) Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs (July 13, 2019)Billboard 200_item_10_58
  10. (1–43) This House Is Not for Sale – Bon Jovi (December 3, 2016)Billboard 200_item_10_59

Note: Billboard 200_sentence_86

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  • The album Hello from Las Vegas by Lionel Richie has the largest drop for an album that did not top the chart. On September 7, 2019, it disappeared from the chart having debuted the previous week at number 2.Billboard 200_item_11_60

Longest climbs to number one in the SoundScan era Billboard 200_section_23

Here are the albums to complete the 10 longest rises to No. Billboard 200_sentence_87

1 on the Billboard 200 since the adoption of Nielsen Music data in 1991. Billboard 200_sentence_88

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Weeks to No. 1Billboard 200_header_cell_9_0_0 ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_9_0_1 AlbumBillboard 200_header_cell_9_0_2 Date Reached No. 1Billboard 200_header_cell_9_0_3
63Billboard 200_cell_9_1_0 Various ArtistsBillboard 200_cell_9_1_1 O Brother, Where Art Thou? SoundtrackBillboard 200_cell_9_1_2 March 23, 2002Billboard 200_cell_9_1_3
52Billboard 200_cell_9_2_0 LiveBillboard 200_cell_9_2_1 Throwing CopperBillboard 200_cell_9_2_2 May 6, 1995Billboard 200_cell_9_2_3
49Billboard 200_cell_9_3_0 No DoubtBillboard 200_cell_9_3_1 Tragic KingdomBillboard 200_cell_9_3_2 December 21, 1996Billboard 200_cell_9_3_3
46Billboard 200_cell_9_4_0 Norah JonesBillboard 200_cell_9_4_1 Come Away with MeBillboard 200_cell_9_4_2 January 25, 2003Billboard 200_cell_9_4_3
44Billboard 200_cell_9_5_0 Hootie & The BlowfishBillboard 200_cell_9_5_1 Cracked Rear ViewBillboard 200_cell_9_5_2 May 27, 1995Billboard 200_cell_9_5_3
40Billboard 200_cell_9_6_0 PrinceBillboard 200_cell_9_6_1 The Very Best of PrinceBillboard 200_cell_9_6_2 May 7, 2016Billboard 200_cell_9_6_3
31Billboard 200_cell_9_7_0 Toni BraxtonBillboard 200_cell_9_7_1 Toni BraxtonBillboard 200_cell_9_7_2 February 26, 1994Billboard 200_cell_9_7_3
28Billboard 200_cell_9_8_0 Celine DionBillboard 200_cell_9_8_1 Falling into YouBillboard 200_cell_9_8_2 October 5, 1996Billboard 200_cell_9_8_3
27Billboard 200_cell_9_9_0 Eric ClaptonBillboard 200_cell_9_9_1 UnpluggedBillboard 200_cell_9_9_2 March 13, 1993Billboard 200_cell_9_9_3
26Billboard 200_cell_9_10_0 ShaggyBillboard 200_cell_9_10_1 HotshotBillboard 200_cell_9_10_2 February 17, 2001Billboard 200_cell_9_10_3

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  • Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul spent 64 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 before hitting number one in 1989, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number-one spot.Billboard 200_item_12_61

Albums to top the Billboard 200 by artists who have never appeared on the Hot 100 Billboard 200_section_24

Billboard 200_table_general_10

ArtistBillboard 200_header_cell_10_0_0 AlbumBillboard 200_header_cell_10_0_1 YearBillboard 200_header_cell_10_0_2 SourceBillboard 200_header_cell_10_0_3
Van CliburnBillboard 200_cell_10_1_0 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1Billboard 200_cell_10_1_1 1958Billboard 200_cell_10_1_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_1_3
Bob NewhartBillboard 200_cell_10_2_0 The Button-Down Mind of Bob NewhartBillboard 200_cell_10_2_1 1960Billboard 200_cell_10_2_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_2_3
Bob NewhartBillboard 200_cell_10_3_0 The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!Billboard 200_cell_10_3_1 1961Billboard 200_cell_10_3_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_3_3
Judy GarlandBillboard 200_cell_10_4_0 Judy at Carnegie HallBillboard 200_cell_10_4_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_4_2
Vaughn MeaderBillboard 200_cell_10_5_0 The First FamilyBillboard 200_cell_10_5_1 1962Billboard 200_cell_10_5_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_5_3
Frank FontaineBillboard 200_cell_10_6_0 Songs I Sing on the Jackie Gleason ShowBillboard 200_cell_10_6_1 1963Billboard 200_cell_10_6_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_6_3
Blind FaithBillboard 200_cell_10_7_0 Blind FaithBillboard 200_cell_10_7_1 1969Billboard 200_cell_10_7_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_7_3
PanteraBillboard 200_cell_10_8_0 Far Beyond DrivenBillboard 200_cell_10_8_1 1994Billboard 200_cell_10_8_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_8_3
Bob CarlisleBillboard 200_cell_10_9_0 Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)Billboard 200_cell_10_9_1 1997Billboard 200_cell_10_9_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_9_3
Marilyn MansonBillboard 200_cell_10_10_0 Mechanical AnimalsBillboard 200_cell_10_10_1 1998Billboard 200_cell_10_10_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_10_3
Marilyn MansonBillboard 200_cell_10_11_0 The Golden Age of GrotesqueBillboard 200_cell_10_11_1 2003Billboard 200_cell_10_11_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_11_3
Il DivoBillboard 200_cell_10_12_0 AncoraBillboard 200_cell_10_12_1 2006Billboard 200_cell_10_12_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_12_3
SlipknotBillboard 200_cell_10_13_0 All Hope Is GoneBillboard 200_cell_10_13_1 2008Billboard 200_cell_10_13_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_13_3
Vampire WeekendBillboard 200_cell_10_14_0 ContraBillboard 200_cell_10_14_1 2010Billboard 200_cell_10_14_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_14_3
The DecemberistsBillboard 200_cell_10_15_0 The King Is DeadBillboard 200_cell_10_15_1 2011Billboard 200_cell_10_15_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_15_3
Amos LeeBillboard 200_cell_10_16_0 Mission BellBillboard 200_cell_10_16_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_16_2
TobyMacBillboard 200_cell_10_17_0 Eye on ItBillboard 200_cell_10_17_1 2012Billboard 200_cell_10_17_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_17_3
Chris TomlinBillboard 200_cell_10_18_0 Burning LightsBillboard 200_cell_10_18_1 2013Billboard 200_cell_10_18_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_18_3
Vampire WeekendBillboard 200_cell_10_19_0 Modern Vampires of the CityBillboard 200_cell_10_19_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_19_2
LecraeBillboard 200_cell_10_20_0 AnomalyBillboard 200_cell_10_20_1 2014Billboard 200_cell_10_20_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_20_3
SlipknotBillboard 200_cell_10_21_0 .5: The Gray ChapterBillboard 200_cell_10_21_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_21_2
Brand NewBillboard 200_cell_10_22_0 Science FictionBillboard 200_cell_10_22_1 2017Billboard 200_cell_10_22_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_22_3
LCD SoundsystemBillboard 200_cell_10_23_0 American DreamBillboard 200_cell_10_23_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_23_2
Vampire WeekendBillboard 200_cell_10_24_0 Father of the BrideBillboard 200_cell_10_24_1 2019Billboard 200_cell_10_24_2 Billboard 200_cell_10_24_3
SlipknotBillboard 200_cell_10_25_0 We Are Not Your KindBillboard 200_cell_10_25_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_25_2
SuperMBillboard 200_cell_10_26_0 SuperM – The 1st Mini AlbumBillboard 200_cell_10_26_1 Billboard 200_cell_10_26_2

Note: Newhart, Meader, and Fontaine's albums were all #1 on the mono chart, but not on the stereo chart. Billboard 200_sentence_89

Additional milestones Billboard 200_section_25

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  • The first album to debut at number one was Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John. John repeated the same feat with the album Rock of the Westies – the second album to debut at number one – making John the first artist to have two consecutive studio albums debut at number one. Whitney Houston's second album Whitney was the first album by a female artist to debut at number one.Billboard 200_item_13_62
  • In the early 1960s, Bob Newhart had the accomplishment of having the number-one and number-two albums simultaneously on the Billboard albums chart, with The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart and The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! This feat was equaled by The Beatles multiple times. They did this twice in 1964 with Meet The Beatles! and Introducing... The Beatles, and then with A Hard Day's Night and Something New, followed in 1969 with the album The Beatles (commonly known as The White Album) and the soundtrack for the film Yellow Submarine. In 1991, Guns N' Roses held the top two with Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, in 2004, Nelly's Suit and Sweat and in 2017, Future's Future and Hndrxx.Billboard 200_item_13_63
  • The Sound of Music set the record of 109 consecutive weeks in the top 10 from May 1, 1965, to July 16, 1966, but only spent 2 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200.Billboard 200_item_13_64
  • The only EPs to reach number one on the chart are Alice in Chains's Jar of Flies in 1994, Linkin Park and Jay-Z's collaboration EP, Collision Course in 2004, the cast of the television series Glee with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna and Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals in 2010, Bad Meets Evil's Hell: The Sequel in 2011, The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy, in 2018, BTS' Map of the Soul: Persona and SuperM's SuperM – The 1st Mini Album in 2019.Billboard 200_item_13_65
  • The first UK solo artist to debut at number one with a debut album is Leona Lewis on April 26, 2008, with the album Spirit. The first UK group to debut at number one with a debut album is One Direction on March 31, 2012, with the album Up All Night.Billboard 200_item_13_66
  • Oldest male to debut at number one: Tony Bennett on October 8, 2011 (85 years, 66 days old) with the album Duets II. He was born August 3, 1926. Later, he surpassed his own record when his collaborative album with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek debuted at number one on October 11, 2014 (88 years, 69 days old).Billboard 200_item_13_67
  • The issue dated July 11, 2009 was the first time any catalog album outsold the number-one album on the Billboard 200. Three of Michael Jackson's albums (Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller) claimed positions 1–3 respectively on Top Pop Catalog Albums and Top Comprehensive Albums in the week following Jackson's death.Billboard 200_item_13_68
  • In 2012, Adam Lambert became the first openly gay musician to debut at No. 1 with his album Trespassing.Billboard 200_item_13_69
  • There have been 40 albums released on an independent label to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200.Billboard 200_item_13_70
  • Jackie Gleason, at least for a time, held the record for the most albums to top the Billboard 200 without charting any songs in the top 40 of the Hot 100; five of Gleason's mood music albums topped the Billboard 200 in the mid-1950s.Billboard 200_item_13_71
  • One Direction became the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums when Midnight Memories debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 dated December 14, 2013. They later became the first group to debut at No. 1 with their first four albums when Four debuted atop the chart on November 26, 2014.Billboard 200_item_13_72
  • Led Zeppelin hold the record for the longest gap between an album returning to the Top 10. Led Zeppelin first hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Top LP's chart for the week ending May 17, 1969 and returned 45 years and 35 days later at No. 7, on the Billboard 200, for the week ending June 21, 2014.Billboard 200_item_13_73
  • On May 22, 2016, Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper became the first streaming-only album to chart on the Billboard 200, debuting at No. 8, with the album being streamed 57.3 million times in its first week, which was equivalent to 38,000 units sold.Billboard 200_item_13_74
  • On March 18, 2017, Future made history by achieving back-to-back No. 1 album debuts in successive weeks with Future and Hndrxx for the first time in the chart's history.Billboard 200_item_13_75
  • On June 2, 2018, BTS became the first Korean artist to reach No. 1 with their album Love Yourself: Tear.Billboard 200_item_13_76
  • On January 19, 2019, A Boogie wit da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN became the album with the lowest weekly sales figure for a number 1 album – with 1,000 sales. It subsequently did not sell enough to enter the sales-only Top 100 Album Sales chart. A week later the album broke its own record when it stayed at number 1 for a second week, selling 749 copies.Billboard 200_item_13_77
  • Taylor Swift became the first act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have seven albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a week, on August 2, 2020, as Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, Reputation, Lover and Folklore accumulated more than half a million sales in their first weeks.Billboard 200_item_13_78
  • On September 27, 2020, Taylor Swift became the first solo act and first woman to have five albums top the Billboard 200 for at least six weeks each, accomplishing the feat with Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Folklore.Billboard 200_item_13_79

See also Billboard 200_section_26

Billboard 200_unordered_list_14


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