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2012
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19,734
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2015
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19,507
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1967
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19,219
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1994
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18,860
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1971
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18,818
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1965
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18,790
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1980
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18,715
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1970
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18,164
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2004
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18,159
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2016
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18,106
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 8 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 29 0%
1950s 286 3%
1960s 712 7%
1970s 1,537 15%
1980s 1,476 15%
1990s 1,764 18%
2000s 1,899 19%
2010s 2,068 21%
2020s 228 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,047 50%
United Kingdom 2,635 26%
Canada 455 5%
Mixed Nationality 301 3%
Australia 222 2%
Germany 169 2%
Sweden 143 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,704 97%
Yes 296 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,748 97%
Yes 252 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,885 99%
Yes 115 1%
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