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List Of The Best-Selling Albums By Year In The US Dating Back To 1956 (60 pics)

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2015: Adele — "25"

Copies sold: 7,441,000

Notable singles: "Hello," "When We Were Young"

2014: Taylor Swift — "1989"

Copies sold: 3,661,000

Notable singles: "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Bad Blood"

2013: Justin Timberlake — "The 20/20 Experience"

Copies sold: 2,430,000

Notable singles: "Suit & Tie," "Mirrors"

2012: Adele — "21"

Copies sold: 4,410,000

Notable singles: "Someone Like You," "Set Fire to the Rain," "Rumour Has It"

2011: Adele — "21"

Copies sold: 5,824,000

Notable singles: "Rolling In The Deep"

2010: Eminem — "Recovery"

Copies sold: 3,415,000

Notable singles: "Not Afraid," "Love The Way You Lie"

2009: Taylor Swift — "Fearless"

Copies sold: 3,217,000

Notable singles: "Love Story," "You Belong With Me"

2008: Lil Wayne — "Tha Carter III"

Copies sold: 2,874,000

Notable singles: "Lollipop," "A Milli"

2007: Josh Groban — "Noël"

Copies sold: 3,699,000

Notable single: "The First Noel (feat. Faith Hill)"

2006: "High School Musical" (Soundtrack)

Copies sold: 3,719,000

Notable single: "Breaking Free"

2005: Mariah Carey — "The Emancipation of Mimi"

Copies sold: 4,969,000

Notable singles: "We Belong Together," "Shake It Off"

2004: Usher — "Confessions"

Copies sold: 7,979,000

Notable singles: "Burn," "Confessions Pt. II," "Yeah!"

2003: 50 Cent — "Get Rich or Die Tryin'"

Copies sold: 6,536,000

Notable singles: "In da Club," "21 Questions"

2002: Eminem — "The Eminem Show"

Copies sold: 7,608,000

Notable singles: "Without Me," "Sing For The Moment"

2001: Linkin Park — "Hybrid Theory"

Copies sold: 4,813,000

Notable single: "In The End"

2000: NSYNC — "No Strings Attached"

Copies sold: 9,936,000

Notable singles: "Bye Bye Bye," "It's Gonna Be Me"

1999: Backstreet Boys — "Millennium"

Copies sold: 9,446,000

Notable singles: "I Want It That Way," "Larger Than Life"

1998: James Horner and Celine Dion — "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture"

Copies sold: 9,338,000

Notable single: "My Heart Will Go On" 

1997: Spice Girls — "Spice"

Copies sold: 5,302,000

Notable singles: "Wannabe," "Say You'll Be There"

1996: Alanis Morissette — "Jagged Little Pill"

Copies sold: 7,380,000

Notable singles: "You Oughta Know," "Hand In My Pocket"

1995: Hootie and the Blowfish — "Cracked Rear View"

Copies sold: 7,020,000

Notable singles: "Hold My Hand," "Only Wanna Be With You"

1994: Elton John/Hans Zimmer — "The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"

Copies sold: 4,934,000

Notable singles: "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," "Circle of Life"

1993: Whitney Houston/Various Artists — "The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album"

Copies sold: 5,460,000

Notable single: "I Will Always Love You"

1992: Billy Ray Cyrus — "Some Gave All"

Copies sold: 4,832,000

Notable singles: "Achy Breaky Heart"

1991: Mariah Carey — "Mariah Carey"

Notable singles: "Vision of Love," "Love Takes Time"

1990: Janet Jackson — "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814"

Notable singles: "Miss You Much," "Rhythm Nation"

1989: Bobby Brown — "Don't Be Cruel"

Notable single: "My Prerogative"

1988: George Michael — "Faith"

Notable singles: "One More Try," "Father Figure"

1987: Bon Jovi — "Slippery When Wet"

Notable singles: "You Give Love A Bad Name," "Livin' On A Prayer"

1986: Whitney Houston — "Whitney Houston"

Notable singles: "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All"

1985: Bruce Springsteen — "Born in the U.S.A."

Notable singles: "Dancing In The Dark," "Born In The U.S.A."

1984: Michael Jackson — "Thriller"

Notable singles:  "Billie Jean," "Beat It"

1983: Michael Jackson — "Thriller"

Notable singles: "Thriller," "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"

1982: Asia — "Asia"

Notable single: "Heat of the Moment"

1981: REO Speedwagon — "Hi Infidelity"

Notable singles: "Keep on Loving You," "Take It on the Run"

1980: Pink Floyd — "The Wall"

Notable singles: "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)"

1979: Billy Joel — "52nd Street"

Notable single: "My Life"

1978: "Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track"

Notable singles: "How Deep Is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive"

1977: Fleetwood Mac — "Rumours"

Notable singles: "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop"

1976: Peter Frampton — "Frampton Comes Alive!"

Notable single: "Show Me The Way"

1975: Elton John — "Elton John's Greatest Hits"

Notable singles: "Your Song," "Daniel"

1974: Elton John — "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

Notable single: "Bennie and the Jets"

1973: War — "The World Is a Ghetto"

Notable single: "The Cisco Kid"

1972: Neil Young — "Harvest"

Notable single: "Heart of Gold"

1971: "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Notable single: "Superstar"

1970: Simon and Garfunkel — "Bridge over Troubled Water"

Notable singles: "Bridge over Troubled Water," "The Boxer"

1969: Iron Butterfly — "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

Notable single: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

1968: The Jimmy Hendrix Experience — "Are You Experienced"

Notable singles: "Purple Haze," "Foxy Lady"

1967: The Monkees — "More of The Monkees"

Notable single: "I'm A Believer"

1966: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass — "Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

Notable single: "A Taste of Honey"

1965: "Mary Poppins (Original Soundtrack)"

Notable singles: "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

1964: "Hello, Dolly! (Original Broadway Cast)"

Notable single: "Hello, Dolly!"

1963: "West Side Story (Soundtrack)"

Notable single: "I Feel Pretty"

1962: "West Side Story (Soundtrack)"

Notable single: "Maria"

1961: "Camelot (Original Broadway Cast)"

Notable single: "If Ever I Would Leave You"

1960: "The Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast)"

Notable single: "Do-Re-Mi," "The Sound of Music"

1959: Henry Mancini — "Music from Peter Gunn"

Notable single: "Peter Gunn"

1958: "My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast)"

Notable single: "With A Little Bit of Luck"

1957: "My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast)"

Notable single: "The Rain in Spain"

1956: Harry Belafonte — "Calypso"

Notable singles: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)," "Jamaica Farewell"






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