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Year of Release:
1984
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18,978
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1982
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18,861
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2002
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18,613
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2016
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18,545
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2000
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18,482
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1967
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18,154
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2004
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18,122
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1968
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17,045
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1991
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17,001
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2002
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16,779
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 9 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 270 3%
1960s 694 7%
1970s 1,543 15%
1980s 1,487 15%
1990s 1,813 18%
2000s 1,945 19%
2010s 2,141 21%
2020s 81 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,019 50%
United Kingdom 2,601 26%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 314 3%
Australia 221 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 154 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,698 97%
Yes 302 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,771 98%
Yes 229 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
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