Best Albums of 1956

Listed below are the best albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Fats Domino and Glenn Gould.
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1956
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4,762
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1956
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2,911
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1,712
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1,586
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1,294
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1,151
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1,115
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1,103
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730
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Total albums: 280. Page 1 of 28

Best Albums of 1956 composition

Country Albums %


United States 199 71%
United Kingdom 19 7%
Mixed Nationality 17 6%
Brazil 15 5%
France 7 3%
Germany 4 1%
Canada 4 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 272 97%
Yes 8 3%
Live? Albums %
No 70 99%
Yes 1 1%
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