Best Albums of 1956

Listed below are the best albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1956 year summaryThe best artists of 1956 were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Domino and Glenn Gould.
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1956
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5,079
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1956
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2,954
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1,816
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1,525
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1,338
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1,327
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1,218
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1,136
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838
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Total albums: 311. Page 1 of 32

Best Albums of 1956 composition

Country Albums %


United States 218 70%
United Kingdom 22 7%
Mixed Nationality 18 6%
Brazil 16 5%
France 9 3%
Germany 4 1%
Canada 4 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 299 96%
Yes 12 4%
Live? Albums %
No 300 96%
Yes 11 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 305 98%
Yes 6 2%
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