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2014
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2,527
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2008
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2,527
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2018
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2,523
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1989
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2,514
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1998
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2,511
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1964
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2,507
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2011
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2,505
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1987
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2,505
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1983
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2,504
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1988
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2,503
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 75 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 22 0%
1950s 275 3%
1960s 706 7%
1970s 1,559 16%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,792 18%
2000s 1,904 19%
2010s 2,100 21%
2020s 167 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 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,039 50%
United Kingdom 2,616 26%
Canada 451 5%
Mixed Nationality 327 3%
Australia 211 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 147 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,699 97%
Yes 301 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,766 98%
Yes 234 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,902 99%
Yes 98 1%
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