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, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Domino and Glenn Gould.
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1956
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5,020
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2,980
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1,776
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1,550
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1,301
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1,288
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1,153
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1,065
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687
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Total albums: 295. Page 1 of 30

Best Albums of 1956 composition

Country Albums %


United States 208 71%
United Kingdom 20 7%
Mixed Nationality 16 5%
Brazil 16 5%
France 9 3%
Canada 4 1%
Germany 4 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 285 97%
Yes 10 3%
Live? Albums %
No 284 96%
Yes 11 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 291 99%
Yes 4 1%
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