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Top-ranked artists

The top-ranked artists that appear most prominently in over 30,000 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 States41Kendrick Lamar8To Pimp A Butterfly (74th)60,327
United States42The Flaming Lips30The Soft Bulletin (85th)59,844
United Kingdom43Queen43A Night At The Opera (72nd)59,758
United States44Sonic Youth30Daydream Nation (54th)58,047
United Kingdom45Black Sabbath32Paranoid (77th)57,585
Iceland46Sigur Rós14Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)56,522
United Kingdom47Genesis27Selling England By The Pound (131st)56,508
United States48Red Hot Chili Peppers18Blood Sugar Sex Magik (111th)56,191
United States49Weezer13Weezer (The Blue Album) (71st)55,517
United States50Wilco14Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (43rd)54,738
United Kingdom51Nick Drake9Pink Moon (61st)54,373
United Kingdom52The Stone Roses6The Stone Roses (29th)53,888
United States53Modest Mouse13The Moon & Antarctica (105th)53,408
United States54The White Stripes10Elephant (65th)53,091
United States55Tom Waits28Rain Dogs (106th)52,467
United States56Prince51Purple Rain (102nd)49,126
United States57The National9Boxer (128th)48,726
United States58Michael Jackson20Thriller (70th)47,043
United Kingdom59Yes36Close To The Edge (123rd)45,716
Iceland60Björk 21Homogenic (140th)44,890
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