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2012
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20,359
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1980
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12,408
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2015
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11,178
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2000
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10,130
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2010
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5,538
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1979
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5,001
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1997
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4,898
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2016
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4,731
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2015
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3,934
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1994
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3,648
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Total albums: 219. Page 1 of 22

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 283 3%
1960s 703 7%
1970s 1,545 15%
1980s 1,478 15%
1990s 1,780 18%
2000s 1,907 19%
2010s 2,080 21%
2020s 200 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 34 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,034 50%
United Kingdom 2,626 26%
Canada 458 5%
Mixed Nationality 318 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 174 2%
Sweden 145 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,706 97%
Yes 294 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,752 98%
Yes 248 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,883 99%
Yes 117 1%
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