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.The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.^ Billboard 200 with her debut album ...
  • Radiohead's Kid A at #100 on Billboard Charts - Mr. Bungle, Thom Yorke, Indie Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC indieblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ I and Love and You on Billboard 200 albums...
  • I and Love and You on Billboard 200 albums... | The Official Avett Brothers Site 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.theavettbrothers.com [Source type: General]

^ Popular as in the 200 best selling albums.
  • Why Billboard.com is Destined for Failure 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

.It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists.^ (Note: Do not use the popular CB or FM channels; there are many other frequencies to choose from.

.Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outsold all others during at least one week.^ For six weeks, his album, "Number Ones," was the top-selling album in America.
  • Tulsa World: Billboard Top 200 chart changes its tune 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.tulsaworld.com [Source type: General]

^ During the previous week, the Foreigner catalogue outsold those of The Stones, The...

^ "Battle Studies" is only the 12th album to sell at least 100,000 downloads in one week since SoundScan began tracking digital album sales in 2005.
  • John Mayer snares No. 1 on busy Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

.The chart is based solely on sales (both at retail and digitally) of albums in the United States.^ Year to date album sales stand at 281.2 million units, down 14 percent compared to the same total at this point last year.
  • New Moon rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200| Reuters 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]
  • New Moon rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200| Reuters 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]
  • "New Moon" rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200 - Yahoo!Xtra News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC entertainment.yahoo.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, the entire top nine positions on Billboard’s Top Pop Catalog Albums chart will house Jackson-related titles when the tally is released in the early morning on Wednesday, July 1.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ Among the two most important charts, the Billboard Hot 100 ranks the top 100 songs regardless of genre and is frequently used as the standard measure for ranking songs in the United States based on physical sales, digital sales, and radio airplay, while the Billboard 200 survey is the corresponding chart for album sales.

.The sales tracking week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.^ It’s on track to top the Billboard 200 chart next week, with current sales numbers at 113,000 copies.
  • Billboard | Killahbeez 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.killahbeez.com [Source type: General]

^ Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week, as reflected in Billboard's sales charts, runs from Monday through Sunday of each week.
  • John Mayer headed to No. 1 on Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard 200 with sales of about 320,000 copies in the week ended November 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
  • Life in the Armenian Diaspora: System Makes Billboard History 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.cilicia.com [Source type: General]

.A new chart is published the following Thursday with an issue date of the following Saturday.^ TIME magazine just published this photo in their "Pop Chart" section from the September 8th, 2008 "Special Issue: The Republicans", page 21.
  • Welcome, Rich White Oligarchs! - Daily Show Billboard on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Moon” is the second soundtrack this year to top the Billboard 200, following the “Hannah Montana: the Movie” album on the chart dated May 2.
  • 'NEW MOON' SOUNDTRACK RISES TO #1 ON BILLBOARD 200 - Twilighters Anonymous - New Moon Movie 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC twilightersanonymous.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ‘New Moon’ Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200 « A Never Ending Twilight 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC fallintothetwilight.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Billboard, the world ’ s most trusted source of music, video and digital entertainment news, charts, reviews and analysis, will release its “ Year in Music and Touring ” issue (Issue Dated Dec.
  • Billboard's 2007 ``Year in Music and Touring'' Issue Hits Stands December 14 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.businesswire.com [Source type: General]

Example:
Monday January 1 — sales tracking week begins
Sunday January 7 — sales tracking week ends
Thursday January 11 — new chart published, with issue date of Saturday January 20.
.Normally new products are released to the American market on Tuesdays.^ The Ghostlight Records recording, featuring the production's 37-member cast and all-star band, was released in stores on Tuesday, June 23rd.
  • ihairi debuts at 1 on billboard broadway chart 63 top 200 | Razor & Tie 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.razorandtie.com [Source type: General]

^ Ideal for new product or service campaigns within a market.
  • Billboard Source - Media Planning and Placement for Billboards, Mobile Displays, Airport and Transit Displays, Mall Displays, Wallscapes, and Taxi Displays 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC billboardsource.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The soundtrack for the new Twilight movie is at #1 this week in it’s first full week of release (it was #2 last week despite being released on a Friday instead of the usual Tuesday.
  • Billboard | Music Blog - MusicByDay.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.musicbyday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Digital downloads are included in Billboard 200 tabulation, as long as the entire album is purchased as a whole.^ Billboard's 200 Top Albums.
  • Billboard Names Most Powerful In Music - CBS News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard 200 albums chart.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard Top 200 Albums of 2009!
  • Fans of David Archuleta » FREE Stroudsburg Ticket! Message from Tour Manager Ray! 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC fansofdavid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States (yet purchased in the U.S. as imports) are not eligible to chart.^ Year to date album sales stand at 281.2 million units, down 14 percent compared to the same total at this point last year.
  • New Moon rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200| Reuters 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]
  • New Moon rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200| Reuters 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]
  • "New Moon" rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200 - Yahoo!Xtra News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC entertainment.yahoo.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than 75% percent of the album's sales came from digital downloads, the highest share for a #1 album yet.
  • Newcomer Ke$ha Dethrones Susan Boyle For #1 On The Billboard Albums Chart 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "DEFINITION OF REAL" lands at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling more than 200,000 copies in its first week, doubling first week sales of his first album, "THE REAL TESTAMENT." .
  • Atlantic Records :: PLIES 'Definition of Real' lands at #2 on Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.atlanticrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A long-standing policy which made ineligible titles that are sold exclusively by specific retail outlets, such as Wal-Mart or Starbucks, was reversed on November 7, 2007, and took effect in the issue dated November 17.[1]
.The current number-one album (as of the issue dated March 27, 2010) on the Billboard 200 is Battle of the Sexes by Ludacris.^ To date Number Ones is the best-selling U.S. album of 2009.
  • Carrie Underwood Plays On At #1, ‘Billboard’ Adjusts Its Chart Rules « Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC idolator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ke$ha Debuts at Number One on the Billboard 200 .
  • Ke$ha Debuts at Number One on the Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard's 200 Top Albums.
  • Billboard Names Most Powerful In Music - CBS News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

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History

.Billboard began an album chart in 1945. Initially only five positions long, the album chart was not published on a weekly basis, sometimes three to seven weeks passing before it was updated.^ Billboard’s chart for a third week.

^ Billboard album chart for a sixth week.

^ Last week's position 2 Weeks on chart 1 Peak .
  • Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A biweekly (though with a few gaps), 15-position Best-Selling Popular Albums chart appeared in 1955. With the explosion of rock and roll music, Billboard premiered a weekly Best-Selling Popular Albums chart on March 24, 1956. The position count varied anywhere from 10 to 30 albums.^ Billboard Top Rock Albums of 2009 .
  • Billboard Top Rock Albums of 2009 | StereoTruth.net 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.stereotruth.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It called that chart the Best Billboard Reggae Albums of the 2000s which included: .
  • Sean Paul Billboard Reggae Artiste of the year/decade - JamaicaObserver.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.jamaicaobserver.com [Source type: General]

^ Popular as in the 200 best selling albums.
  • Why Billboard.com is Destined for Failure 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

.The first number-one album on the new weekly list was Belafonte by Harry Belafonte.^ Lists of number-ones .
  • Billboard magazine @ Top40-Charts.info 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: General]

^ List of number-one .
  • Billboard Top Country Hits 1987 - Reviews, Best Prices and Product. 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC skfpt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ke$ha’s Animal debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 152,000 copies in its first week of release.
  • Ke$ha Debuts at Number One on the Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The chart was renamed to Best-Selling Pop Albums later in 1956, and then to Best-Selling Pop LPs in 1957.
.Beginning on May 25, 1959, Billboard split the ranking into two charts Best-Selling Stereophonic LPs for stereo albums (30 positions) and Best-Selling Monophonic LPs for mono albums (50 positions).^ It called that chart the Best Billboard Reggae Albums of the 2000s which included: .
  • Sean Paul Billboard Reggae Artiste of the year/decade - JamaicaObserver.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.jamaicaobserver.com [Source type: General]

^ Popular as in the 200 best selling albums.
  • Why Billboard.com is Destined for Failure 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Independent Albums (25/50) .

.These were renamed to Stereo Action Charts (30 positions) and Mono Action Charts (40 positions) in 1960. In January 1961, they became Action Albums—Stereophonic (15 positions) and Action Albums—Monophonic (25 positions).^ The new album’s first single, “No Surprise,” is the act’s sixth-straight top five hit on the Adult Top 40 radio airplay chart, where it ranks at No.
  • Daughtry Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 | mjsbigblog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC mjsbigblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The process doesn't allow older albums to be counted on the chart, rather saving that space for newer artists and albums as they come down the pipeline.
  • Demi Lovato #1 on Billboard 200 Albums; Michael Jackson Still Has Top-Selling Album - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Charts below display the top 10 albums, most listened to song on the radio (how the hell do they measure this one?
  • Billboard | Killahbeez 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.killahbeez.com [Source type: General]

.Three months later, they became Top LPs—Stereo (50 positions) and Top LPs—Monaural (150 positions).^ I am thrilled to see how high I and Love and You is still charting a little over three months later.
  • The Avett Brothers land two albums onto the Billboard Top 200!! | The Official Avett Brothers Site 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.theavettbrothers.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that from 1956 to 1958, Billboard only compiled top 50 charts, and from 1950 to 1955, they compiled only top 30 charts.
  • Top 100 Hits of 2001/Top 100 Songs of 2001 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.musicoutfitters.com [Source type: General]

^ This month marks another ole first: three Top 10 albums on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart feature ole songs.

.On August 17, 1963 the stereo and mono charts were combined into a 150-position chart called Top LPs.^ In America, the record was released on May 26 and entered the Billboard Top LP's chart at 197 on June 28, ...
  • Amazon.com: "Billboard Top": Key Phrase page 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Top Jazz Albums chart displays in full through 1967 and the Billboard 200 chart displays only the top 10 positions back to 1965.

^ The country/pop blockbuster is one of only 18 albums to spend a full year in the top 10 since 1963, when Billboard combined its separate stereo and mono charts into ...
  • Billboard Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC technorati.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

On April 1, 1967, the chart was expanded to 175 positions, then finally to 200 positions on May 13, 1967. In 1972 the album chart's title was changed to Top LPs & Tapes; in 1984 it was retitled Top 200 Albums; in 1985 it was retitled again to Top Pop Albums; in 1991 it became The Billboard 200 Top Albums; and it was given its current title of The Billboard 200 on March 14, 1992.

Catalog albums

.In 1960, Billboard began concurrently publishing album charts which ranked sales of older or mid-priced titles.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Billboard excludes older titles from its main album chart, the Billboard 200.

^ Recent Billboard album sales articles .
  • Billboard Album Sales | Nielsen Wire 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC blog.nielsen.com [Source type: General]

.These Essential Inventory charts were divided by stereo and mono albums, and featured titles that had already appeared on the main stereo and mono album charts.^ (Billboard excludes older titles from its main album chart, the Billboard 200.

^ Moving a reported 80,000 copies, the "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" featured album jumped one spot to reach no.3 on the chart.
  • Alicia Keys, Gaga Upgrade Below Boyle On Billboard 200 - Singersroom.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.singersroom.com [Source type: General]
  • Alicia Keys, Gaga Upgrade Below Boyle On Billboard 200 - Singersroom.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.singersroom.com [Source type: General]

^ The Heatseekers Chart lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200.
  • Debut On Billboard 200, Heatseekers Charts - DYING FETUS - 'Descend Into Depravity' Out's MySpace Blog | 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • ~: Metal News - Dying Fetus Debut On Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.premonitionsofdeath.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mono albums were moved to the Essential Inventory—Mono chart (25 positions) after spending 40 weeks on the Mono Action Chart, and stereo albums were moved to the Essential Inventory—Stereo chart (20 positions) after 20 weeks on the Stereo Action Chart.^ U.S. album chart last week.
  • 'New Moon' Soundtrack Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 - Twilight 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC twilightblips.showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Gospel Albums (20/40) .

^ Billboard album chart for a sixth week.

.In January 1961, the Action Charts became Action Albums—Monophonic (24 positions), and Action Albums—Stereophonic (15 positions).^ The Top Jazz Albums chart displays in full through 1967 and the Billboard 200 chart displays only the top 10 positions back to 1965.

^ Not since Daughtry 's self-titled debut topped the chart back in January, with 65,400 scans, has an album sold so few and finished at #1.
  • Bruce Springsteen Shows Kid Rock Who's Boss, Regains Control Of Billboard 200 - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What’s more, the album is ranked #24 on the Digital Albums chart.
  • Radiohead’s Kid A re-enters Billboard Top 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC consequenceofsound.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Albums appeared on either chart for up to nine weeks, then were moved to an Essential Inventory list of approximately 200 titles, with no numerical ranking.^ (Billboard excludes older titles from its main album chart, the Billboard 200.

^ "Top Internet Albums" chart (to No.
  • "Sweeney Todd" Soundtrack Climbs Higher on "The Billboard 200" Chart - Playbill.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.playbill.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On Billboard 200 Next Week 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart.
  • billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This list continued to be published until the consolidated Top LPs chart debuted in 1963.
.In 1982, Billboard began publishing a Midline Albums chart which ranked older or mid-priced titles.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Billboard excludes older titles from its main album chart, the Billboard 200.

^ Billboard 200 albums chart.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

.The chart held 50 positions and was published on a bi-weekly (and later tri-weekly) basis.^ This weekly chart, along with a number of others, has been relegated to the Billboard web site which paid subscribers can access by obtaining a free password from the publishers.
  • The Bluegrass Blog » Billboard moves bluegrass chart online: News at the speed of bluegrass! 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.thebluegrassblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Outlets that publish Billboard’s album chart, such as Entertainment Weekly, had to make special note of the discrepancy.
  • Billboard charts list the top album sellers, though maybe not on the same list - The Boston Globe 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ During the week of 4 April 1964, The Beatles held ten positions on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including the top five positions.
  • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Billboard 200 Milestones 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: General]

.On March 25, 1991 Billboard premiered the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top Soundtrack Albums (25) .

^ Top 100 Hot-Pop Billboard Top 100 .
  • Billboard Top Country Hits 1987 - Reviews, Best Prices and Product. 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC skfpt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The criteria for this chart were albums that were more than 18 months old and had fallen below position 100 on the Billboard 200.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Billboard Top 200 chart will reflect the sales of ALL albums, old and new.
  • ExploreMusic - Essential Reading - Big Changes for Billboard Top 200 Chart – Why You Should Care 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The Billboard 200 excludes anything that is more than two years old and that has fallen below position 100 on the Billboard 200.
  • Michael Jackson once again excluded from Billboard 200 - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .An album needed not have charted on the Billboard 200 at all to qualify for catalog status.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Billboard Top 200 chart will reflect the sales of ALL albums, old and new.
  • ExploreMusic - Essential Reading - Big Changes for Billboard Top 200 Chart – Why You Should Care 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 2 on the ARIA Album Charts in Australia.
  • Billboard Music | Ezine Blog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: General]

.Starting with the issue dated December 5, 2009, however, the catalog limitations which removed albums over 18 months old, that have dropped below position 100 and have no currently-running single, from the Billboard 200 was lifted, turning the chart into an all-inclusive list of the 200 highest-selling albums in the country (essentially changing Top Comprehensive Albums into the Billboard 200).^ Friday, December 18, 2009 .
  • Sean Paul Billboard Reggae Artiste of the year/decade - JamaicaObserver.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.jamaicaobserver.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Billboard Top 200 chart will reflect the sales of ALL albums, old and new.
  • ExploreMusic - Essential Reading - Big Changes for Billboard Top 200 Chart – Why You Should Care 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

.A new chart that keeps the previous criteria for the Billboard 200 (dubbed Top Current Albums) was also introduced in the same issue.^ The Billboard Top 200 chart will reflect the sales of ALL albums, old and new.
  • ExploreMusic - Essential Reading - Big Changes for Billboard Top 200 Chart – Why You Should Care 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

^ At which place did the album the carter 2 peak at the billboard top 200?
  • WikiAnswers - On december 6 2005 lil' wayne released tha carter ii at which place did this album peak at on the billboard top 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard 200 , New Moon Soundtrack .

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Holiday albums

.Billboard has adjusted its policies for holiday albums several times.^ Billboard 200 chart with 88,000, this week marks the first time that a catalog album has sold more than the No.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ A similar fate befell the Beatles’ reissued albums , several of which would have qualified for Top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 this fall if they weren’t so old.
  • Michael Jackson, Beatles vindicated as 'Billboard' changes chart rules | EW.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC music-mix.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Returning with new album " Loso's Way " in 2009, Fabolous reigns Billboard Hot 200 for the first time.
  • Fabolous' 'Loso's Way' Tops Billboard Hot 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Holiday albums were eligible for the main album charts until 1963, when a Christmas Albums list was created.^ The Heatseekers Chart lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200.
  • Debut On Billboard 200, Heatseekers Charts - DYING FETUS - 'Descend Into Depravity' Out's MySpace Blog | 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • ~: Metal News - Dying Fetus Debut On Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.premonitionsofdeath.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard 200 has up until now included only albums released within 18 months, after which point they are no longer eligible to make the chart.
  • New rules could put Beatles, Michael Jackson in Billboard 200 - News, Music - The Independent 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ As always, none of these albums (except Stereo and Mono ) were eligible for the Billboard 200 charts because they are more than 18 months old.
  • 411mania.com: Music - Billboard Charts: Jay-Z Debuts #1 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

.Albums appearing here were not listed on the Top LPs chart.^ Top Latin Albums chart — the most of any artist in the history of the list.
  • Diamond Dominates Billboard 200 With First No. 1 - Stereo Subversion 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.stereosubversion.com [Source type: General]

^ "Top Internet Albums" chart (to No.
  • "Sweeney Todd" Soundtrack Climbs Higher on "The Billboard 200" Chart - Playbill.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.playbill.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top Independent Albums charts.
  • Christian hard rockers Red in Abilene Sunday» Abilene Reporter News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: General]

.In 1974 this rule was reverted and holiday albums again appeared within the main list.^ The Heatseekers Chart lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200.
  • Debut On Billboard 200, Heatseekers Charts - DYING FETUS - 'Descend Into Depravity' Out's MySpace Blog | 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • ~: Metal News - Dying Fetus Debut On Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.premonitionsofdeath.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Catalog albums are ineligible to appear on the Billboard 200 albums chart, though they can chart on the all-encompassing Top Comprehensive Albums list.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ Most MJ albums are not eligible to appear in these charts because of the “only recent albums” rule.
  • Bands/Artists I Like On This Week’s Billboard 200 | Music Trivia 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.musicbyday.com [Source type: General]

.In 1982 the Christmas Albums chart was resurrected, but a title's appearance here did not disqualify it from appearing on the Top Pop Albums chart.^ Top Independent Albums charts.
  • Christian hard rockers Red in Abilene Sunday» Abilene Reporter News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Pop Catalog chart.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard Top 200 (album) Chart?
  • Will Neil Diamond hold the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard Top 200 (album) Chart? | Hubdub 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.hubdub.com [Source type: General]

.In 1994 the chart was retitled Top Holiday Albums.^ Billboard Top 200 (album) Chart?
  • Will Neil Diamond hold the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard Top 200 (album) Chart? | Hubdub 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.hubdub.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Independent Albums charts.
  • Christian hard rockers Red in Abilene Sunday» Abilene Reporter News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: General]

^ The new album’s first single, “No Surprise,” is the act’s sixth-straight top five hit on the Adult Top 40 radio airplay chart, where it ranks at No.
  • Daughtry Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 | mjsbigblog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC mjsbigblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of 2006 the chart holds 50 positions and is run for several weeks during the end-of-calendar-year holiday season.^ View 2006 Year End Charts View 2005 Year End Charts View 2004 Year End Charts View 2003 Year End Charts .

^ "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" sold 153,000 copies during the week ended October 25, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
  • New Moon rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200| Reuters 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]
  • "New Moon" Rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200 - ABC News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC abcnews.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • New Moon rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200| Reuters 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]
  • "New Moon" rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200 - Yahoo!Xtra News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC entertainment.yahoo.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week, as reflected in Billboard's sales charts, runs from Monday through Sunday of each week.
  • John Mayer headed to No. 1 on Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

.Its current policy allows holiday albums to concurrently chart on the Top Holiday Albums list and the Billboard 200, but only during the album's first year of release.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Billboard Top 200 chart will reflect the sales of ALL albums, old and new.
  • ExploreMusic - Essential Reading - Big Changes for Billboard Top 200 Chart – Why You Should Care 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

^ At which place did the album the carter 2 peak at the billboard top 200?
  • WikiAnswers - On december 6 2005 lil' wayne released tha carter ii at which place did this album peak at on the billboard top 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

.After a holiday album's first year, it can return to Top Holiday Albums in future years but then is only eligible to concurrently appear on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.^ Top Pop Catalog chart.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard Top 200 (album) Chart?
  • Will Neil Diamond hold the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard Top 200 (album) Chart? | Hubdub 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.hubdub.com [Source type: General]

^ Because of chart rules, Jackson's catalog is relegated to Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.
  • Billboard 200 slumps as Jackson sales soar - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Nielsen SoundScan

.Since May 26, 1991, the Billboard 200's positions have been derived from Nielsen SoundScan sales data, as of 2008 contributed by approximately 14,000 music sellers.^ Billboard 200 chart with 137,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing her cumulative ...
  • Twitter #MusicMonday top songs: 'Kings and Queens,' 'Fireflies' - Worldnews.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

^ On Billboard 200 August 26, 2009 .
  • Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC login.vnuemedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Album Sales Billboard Soundscan Top 200 .
  • Album Sales Billboard Soundscan Top 200 - Hip Hop Board 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC hhboard.ihiphop.com [Source type: General]
  • Album Sales Billboard Soundscan Top 200 - Hip Hop Board 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC hhboard.ihiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because these numbers are supplied by a subset of sellers rather than record labels, it is common for these numbers to be substantially lower than those reported by the Recording Industry Association of America when Gold, Platinum and Diamond album awards are announced (RIAA awards reflect wholesale shipments, not retail sales).^ His major label debut album A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings/Arista Records.
  • What is Blake Lewis famous for? 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Chinese Democracy" was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) on February 3, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of one million copies.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - GUNS N' ROSES' 'Chinese Democracy' Officially Drops Out Of BILLBOARD Top 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Jackson’s huge sales, followed by the colossal success of the Beatles’ reissues in September, finally convinced Billboard its chart needed to reflect retail reality.
  • Billboard charts old territory, adds catalog albums to Top 200 list - BostonHerald.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC news.bostonherald.com [Source type: General]

Year-end charts

.Billboard’s "chart year" runs from the first week of December to the final week in November.^ On Billboard 200 Next Week 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart.
  • billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chart Beat: Best of 2009, Part 1 December 15, 2009 - Retail Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade.
  • Country - Music News - Album Reviews - Billboard.biz 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.demyawards.com [Source type: General]

^ Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week, as reflected in Billboard's sales charts, runs from Monday through Sunday of each week.
  • John Mayer headed to No. 1 on Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

.This altered calendar allows for Billboard to calculate year-end charts and release them in time for its final print issue on the last week of December.^ Year End Charts of 2004 .
  • Paul McCartney's 'Memory Almost Full' Debuts at No 3 on Billboard Top 200 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ Last week's position 8 Weeks on chart 5 Peak .
  • Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. album chart last week.
  • 'New Moon' Soundtrack Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 - Twilight 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC twilightblips.showhype.com [Source type: General]

.Prior to Nielsen SoundScan, year-end charts were calculated by an inverse-point system based solely on an album's performance on the Billboard 200 (for example, an album would be given one point for a week spent at position 200, two points for a week spent at position 199… up to 200 points for each week spent at number one).^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
  • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard's Top 200 Albums .
  • The Original Unofficial Steve Earle Site 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC steveearle.net [Source type: General]

^ The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 2 on the ARIA Album Charts in Australia.
  • Billboard Music | Ezine Blog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: General]

.Other factors including the total weeks on the chart and at its peak position were calculated into an album's year-end total.^ INTERNATIONAL ALBUM CHARTS (week ending August 16, 2008) .

^ U.S. album chart last week.
  • 'New Moon' Soundtrack Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 - Twilight 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC twilightblips.showhype.com [Source type: General]

^ DOMESTIC ALBUM CHARTS (week ending August 16, 2008) .

.After Billboard began obtaining sales information from Nielsen SoundScan, the year-end charts are now calculated by a very straightforward cumulative total of yearlong sales.^ Billboard 200 chart with 137,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing her cumulative ...
  • Twitter #MusicMonday top songs: 'Kings and Queens,' 'Fireflies' - Worldnews.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

^ The Billboard 200 Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan .
  • Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.billboard.biz [Source type: General]

^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 charts.
  • Top 100 Hits of 2001/Top 100 Songs of 2001 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.musicoutfitters.com [Source type: General]

.This gives a more accurate picture of any given year’s best-selling albums, as a title that hypothetically spent nine weeks at number one in March could possibly have sold fewer copies than one spending six weeks at number three in January.^ Popular as in the 200 best selling albums.
  • Why Billboard.com is Destined for Failure 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The week after Jackson’s death, the singer had the three top-selling albums.
  • Billboard charts list the top album sellers, though maybe not on the same list - The Boston Globe 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ "Dream" has sold more than half a million copies in each of its first ...
  • Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 - Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC musicblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

.Interestingly, albums at the peak of their popularity at the time of the November/December chart-year cutoff many times end up ranked lower than one would expect on a year-end tally, yet are ranked on the following year's chart as well, as their cumulative points are split between the two chart-years.^ Awesome song, would make it well in the charts and would take the album with it!!!
  • Puddle Of Mudd : Volume 4 and the Billboard 200? 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.puddleofmudd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their two-CD compilation, #1s … and then some , sold more than 55,000 copies last week to debut at No.1 on the Billboard country albums chart.
  • Billboard Magazine | GAC News & Notes 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC blog.gactv.com [Source type: General]

^ As I noted many times when writing about the huge sales for Michael Jackson’s albums in the weeks following his death, Billboard only allowed newer albums to be included on their Billboard 200 chart.
  • Billboard | Music Blog - MusicByDay.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.musicbyday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Uses

.The Billboard 200 can be helpful to radio stations as an indication of the types of music listeners are interested in hearing.^ An important indicator for the international music industry, the Billboard 200 and other Billboard charts use data from Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks sales in the US. .
  • New rules could put Beatles, Michael Jackson in Billboard 200 - News, Music - The Independent 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I’m particularly interested in this week’s album charts because this is the first week since way back in 1991 that older albums are allowed to be included in the Billboard 200 […] .
  • Billboard | Music Blog - MusicByDay.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.musicbyday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard magazine covers every aspect of the music business, from radio and television to CD , DVD and video cassette sales and internet music downloads.
  • Billboard magazine @ Top40-Charts.info 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: General]

.Retailers can also find it useful as a way to determine which recordings should be given the most prominent display in a store.^ You'll find that most people, including officials, don't look up unless given a reason to do so.

^ Jackson himself has a record eight out of the top 10, while a Jackson 5 compilation also finds its way into the upper tier.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ However, the sales is not representative of the true sales of a single or record/album as it is only counted if it is bought at a store that uses the Sound Scan technology that monitors sales.
  • Billboard Charts - Buy Billboards magazine - Top 10 20 40 100 Music Chart - Singles - Albums 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC billboard.music.us [Source type: General]

.Other outlets, such as airline music services, also employ the Billboard charts to determine their programming.^ An important indicator for the international music industry, the Billboard 200 and other Billboard charts use data from Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks sales in the US. .
  • New rules could put Beatles, Michael Jackson in Billboard 200 - News, Music - The Independent 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ But the reason lies in the way that Billboard, the primary trade publication of the music industry, tabulates and organizes the sales data provided by the tracking service Nielsen SoundScan.
  • Billboard charts list the top album sellers, though maybe not on the same list - The Boston Globe 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard also has charts for the following music styles: country, bluegrass, jazz, classical, R and B, rap, electronic, latin, christian music and even for ringtones for cell phones.
  • Billboard Magazine - Buy Mag - Billboards Charts - Top 10 20 40 100 Music Chart - Singles - Albums 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC billboard-magazine.music.us [Source type: General]

Limitations

.The chart omits unit sales for listed albums and total recorded sales, making it impossible to determine, for example, if the number one album this week sold as well as the number one from the same period in the prior year.^ Lists of number-ones .
  • Billboard magazine @ Top40-Charts.info 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: General]

^ Awesome song, would make it well in the charts and would take the album with it!!!
  • Puddle Of Mudd : Volume 4 and the Billboard 200? 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.puddleofmudd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug.
  • Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC login.vnuemedia.com [Source type: General]

.It is also impossible to determine the relative success of albums on a single chart; there is no indication of whether the number one album sold thousands more copies than number fifty, or only dozens more.^ Last week, “Number Ones” was the only Jackson title on the chart, at No.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

^ Abbey Road,’’ which sold a thousand more copies, is nowhere to be found.
  • Billboard charts list the top album sellers, though maybe not on the same list - The Boston Globe 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ "Dream" has sold more than half a million copies in each of its first ...
  • Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 - Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC musicblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

.All music genres are combined, but there are separate Billboard charts for individual market segments.^ An important indicator for the international music industry, the Billboard 200 and other Billboard charts use data from Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks sales in the US. .
  • New rules could put Beatles, Michael Jackson in Billboard 200 - News, Music - The Independent 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Billboard also has charts for the following music styles: country, bluegrass, jazz, classical, R and B, rap, electronic, latin, christian music and even for ringtones for cell phones.
  • Billboard Magazine - Buy Mag - Billboards Charts - Top 10 20 40 100 Music Chart - Singles - Albums 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC billboard-magazine.music.us [Source type: General]

^ Catalog albums are ineligible to appear on the Billboard 200 albums chart, though they can chart on the all-encompassing Top Comprehensive Albums list.
  • BILLBOARD | Welcome to Global14.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.global14.com [Source type: General]

.The complete sales data broken down by location is made available, but only in the form of separate SoundScan subscriptions.^ Billboard 200 chart with 137,000 (down 73%) according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing her cumulative sales total up to 3,104,000.
  • Record Stores | Record Sales | CD Sales | Records Sale | Records Sales 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.billboardpostplay.com [Source type: General]

^ Sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan - Issue Date: July 30, 2005.
  • Billboard PostPlay: Charts 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC billboard.blogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sales data provided by Nielsen SoundScan - Issue Date: August 6, 2005.
  • Billboard PostPlay: Charts 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC billboard.blogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Declining CD sales and the widespread sale of singles via the internet further reduce the relevance of the Billboard 200.

Artist milestones

Most top-ten albums[5]

Most number-one albums[6]

Most cumulative weeks at number one

Album milestones

Most weeks at number-one

Most weeks on the top ten

Most weeks on the chart

Note that totals are for the main albums chart only, catalog chart totals are not factored in.

Biggest jumps to number-one

Biggest drops from number-one

Additional milestones

.
  • The first number one album of the SoundScan era (1991 to present) is Time, Love & Tenderness by Michael Bolton.
  • The only album to attain the pole position before and after the May 25, 1991 introduction of SoundScan is R.E.M.'s album Out of Time.
  • The first album to debut at number one was Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John.^ Joseph Brown and one debut at 7!
    • Billboard | Facebook 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s Time also debuted at number 4 on the UK Album Charts.
    • Billboard Music | Ezine Blog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: General]

    ^ A sign of out times if there ever was one!
    • Welcome, Rich White Oligarchs! - Daily Show Billboard on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .John repeated the same feat with the album Rock of the Westies - the second album to debut at number one - making John the first artist to have two consecutive studio albums debut at number one.^ The only artist to ever have four number one albums in the same year: The Monkees.
    • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Billboard 200 Milestones 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All of his other studio albums, excluding his 1992 debut “Born in the ‘90s,” reached No.
    • Susan Boyle keeps Andrea Bocelli at bay at No. 1 on Billboard 200 - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC test-staging.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ According to MTV, Susan Boyle also topped the record for the highest debut by a female artist in the SoundScan era with just under 701,000 albums.
    • Susan Boyle Tops Adam Lambert on Billboard 200 - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .Whitney Houston's second album Whitney was the first album by a female artist to debut at number one.
  • In the early 1960s, Bob Newhart had the accomplishment of having the number one and number two albums simultaneously on the Billboard 200, with The Button-Down Mind and The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! This feat was equaled in 1991, with Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, and in 2004, with Nelly's Suit and Sweat.
  • As of 2008, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon has been on the charts for over 1,630 weeks, or approximately thirty-one years.^ The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 2 on the ARIA Album Charts in Australia.
    • Billboard Music | Ezine Blog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: General]

    ^ (Billboard excludes older titles from its main album chart, the Billboard 200.

    ^ First artist to hold the #1 and #2 spots: Bob Newhart.
    • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Billboard 200 Milestones 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: General]

    .Consecutively, the album spent a record 741 weeks on the Billboard 200. The other weeks were spent on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
    • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 2 on the ARIA Album Charts in Australia.
    • Billboard Music | Ezine Blog 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: General]

    ^ (Billboard excludes older titles from its main album chart, the Billboard 200.

    .Its closest rival is Bob Marley's Legend, checking in at over 975 weeks (Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums combined).
  • Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul spent sixty-four consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 before hitting number one, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number one spot.
  • At one point in early 1980s, all nine studio albums released to that date by Led Zeppelin were on the Billboard 200 chart, and is the most studio albums by a single artist to chart at the same time.
  • The only EP's to reach number one on the chart are Alice in Chains's Jar of Flies in 1994 and Linkin Park and Jay-Z's collaboration EP, Collision Course in 2004.
  • The Monkees are only band to have had four number one albums in the same year.^ Billboard's Independent Albums chart.
    • Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week - The Beats, Music 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC beatlesblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The set has since been classified as an EP and thus it charts on the Billboard 200.
    • Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.billboard.biz [Source type: General]

    ^ McEntire is also the champ on the all-encompassing Top Comprehensive Albums chart.
    • Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC login.vnuemedia.com [Source type: General]

    .The Beatles had three different albums hit number one in the same year.^ The only artist to ever have four number one albums in the same year: The Monkees.
    • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Billboard 200 Milestones 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On The Billboard 200 Michael Jackson hits the top of The Billboard 200 with his first original studio album in six years, as "Invincible" (Epic) sells 366,000 units in ...
    • Billboard Bulletin: 20011108 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Thirty-nine years after the band called it quits, five of the 10 best-selling albums in the country are Beatles albums.
    • Billboard charts list the top album sellers, though maybe not on the same list - The Boston Globe 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

    .Six artists have had two different albums hit number one in the same year: Led Zeppelin, DMX, Jay-Z, Garth Brooks, 2Pac, and System of a Down.
  • The only artists to have five consecutive albums debut at number one are Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z, DMX, U2 and Metallica.
  • Oldest male to debut at # 1: Bob Dylan on May 16, 2009 (67 years, 11 months, and 22 days old) with the album Together Through Life.^ Numbers are also down 5% compared to last week and down 10% compared to the same week last year.
    • Susan Boyle keeps Andrea Bocelli at bay at No. 1 on Billboard 200 - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC test-staging.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The only artist to ever have four number one albums in the same year: The Monkees.
    • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Billboard 200 Milestones 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Billboard reports: "Collectively, Jackson's solo albums sold 415,000 this past week" compared to the week that ended June 21 when "his titles sold a combined 10,000" and through "the entire year up through June 21" Jackson's catalog had sold only 297,000.
    • Michael Jackson once again excluded from Billboard 200 - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He was born May 24, 1941.
  • Oldest female to debut at # 1: Barbra Streisand on October 17, 2009 (67 years, 5 months, and 23 days old) with the album Love Is the Answer.^ His major label debut album A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings/Arista Records.
    • What is Blake Lewis famous for? 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You didn't know that Barbra Streisand has 10 grammys, is the only female in the top 10 all time best sellers only bested by the King, Elvis and the Beatles (based on RIAA) and now has #1 albums in each 5 decades of her career?
    • Barbra Streisand Beats Paramore to Top Billboard 200 (We All Lose) 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.prefixmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 .

    .She was born April 24, 1942.
  • The issue dated July 11, 2009 was the first time any catalog album outsold the number-one album on the Billboard 200.^ New Album debuts at # 24 on Billboard 200 .
    • New Album debuts at # 24 on Billboard 200 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.collectivesoul.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Prior to Jackson’s death, no catalog album had outsold the Billboard 200’s No.
    • Michael Jackson, Beatles vindicated as 'Billboard' changes chart rules | EW.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC music-mix.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ July 24, 2009 1:10 PM .
    • Why Billboard.com is Destined for Failure 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

    .Three of Michael Jackson's albums (Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller) claimed positions 1-3 respectively on Top Pop Catalog Albums and Top Comprehensive Albums in the week following Jackson's death.^ Because of chart rules, Jackson's catalog is relegated to Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.
    • Billboard 200 slumps as Jackson sales soar - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "The Essential Michael Jackson" and "Thriller" sold 102,000 and 101,000 respectively.
    • Billboard 200 slumps as Jackson sales soar - HitFix.com 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Billboard reports: "Collectively, Jackson's solo albums sold 415,000 this past week" compared to the week that ended June 21 when "his titles sold a combined 10,000" and through "the entire year up through June 21" Jackson's catalog had sold only 297,000.
    • Michael Jackson once again excluded from Billboard 200 - Glorious Noise 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.gloriousnoise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [7][8]
  • There have been 12 albums released on an independent label to reach #1 on the Billboard 200.[9]

Sources

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  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Albums, 6th edition, ISBN 0-89820-166-7
  • Whitburn, Joel (1991), The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums (Revised and enlarged 2nd ed.^ Billboard's 200 Top Albums.
    • Billboard Names Most Powerful In Music - CBS News 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Top Gospel Albums (20/40) .

    ^ Billboard Top 200 Albums of 2009!
    • Fans of David Archuleta » FREE Stroudsburg Ticket! Message from Tour Manager Ray! 10 February 2010 12:16 UTC fansofdavid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ), Billboard Books, ISBN 0-8230-7534-6 
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

References

See also

External links


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