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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 21,000 greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com are listed below:

N.B. Artists from before the mid-1960s may not be as well represented in this chart, because this chart only takes into account their albums. (Before that time, singles were far more prevalent than albums).

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Rank Artist Albums   The number of albums by this artist featuring in the greatest album charts. Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album by this artist and where it ranks in the overall chart. Score   Total rank score for this artist (made up of the total rank score from all of their albums)
United States41Red Hot Chili Peppers16Blood Sugar Sex Magik (100th)46,686
United States42Kanye West9My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (72nd)46,685
United Kingdom43Fleetwood Mac32Rumours (35th)45,610
United Kingdom44The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (30th)45,156
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath31Paranoid (79th)44,101
United States46Sonic Youth28Daydream Nation (51st)43,853
Iceland47Sigur Rós12Ágætis Byrjun (75th)43,554
United States48Modest Mouse12The Moon & Antarctica (96th)43,019
United Kingdom49Nick Drake8Pink Moon (65th)42,178
United Kingdom50Genesis26Selling England By The Pound (141st)42,141
United States51Weezer11Weezer (The Blue Album) (80th)41,673
United States52Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (102nd)41,371
United States53Wilco12Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)40,016
United States54Michael Jackson19Thriller (74th)38,070
United States55The National9Boxer (126th)37,460
Australia56AC/DC24Back In Black (86th)35,136
United States57Prince39Purple Rain (110th)34,952
United States58Sufjan Stevens12Illinois (71st)34,778
United Kingdom59Yes32Close To The Edge (127th)34,619
United States60Jeff Buckley6Grace (43rd)33,984
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