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1997
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95,048
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1991
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49,580
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1998
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49,250
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1991
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40,615
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1995
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40,601
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1991
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23,628
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1993
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22,505
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1995
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22,444
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1992
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22,296
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1994
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21,958
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Total albums: 1,793. Page 1 of 180

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 278 3%
1960s 706 7%
1970s 1,559 16%
1980s 1,471 15%
1990s 1,793 18%
2000s 1,904 19%
2010s 2,097 21%
2020s 168 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,038 50%
United Kingdom 2,616 26%
Canada 451 5%
Mixed Nationality 327 3%
Australia 211 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 146 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,701 97%
Yes 299 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,764 98%
Yes 236 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,901 99%
Yes 99 1%
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