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Alltime Album Chart
based on estimated global sales according
to figures and certifications from
the IFPI-members around the world
last update: February 2013
special thanks to Zago & MJ Dangerous

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1 Michael Jackson - Thriller (inc. 25th Anniversary Reissue) platina.gif (873 bytes)34
Epic - 1983
2 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon platina.gif (873 bytes)20
Harvest - 1973
3 Soundtrack - Grease platina.gif (873 bytes)20
RSO - 1978
4 Soundtrack - The Bodyguard platina.gif (873 bytes)19
Arista - 1992
5 Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 platina.gif (873 bytes)18
Asylum - 1976
6 Soundtrack - Saturday Night Fever platina.gif (873 bytes)18
RSO - 1978
7 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV platina.gif (873 bytes)17
Atlantic - 1971
8 Shania Twain - Come On Over platina.gif (873 bytes)17
Mercury - 1997
9 AC/DC - Back In Black platina.gif (873 bytes)17
Atlantic - 1980
10 Michael Jackson - Bad platina.gif (873 bytes)17
Epic - 1987
11 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours platina.gif (873 bytes)16
Warner Bros. - 1977
12 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend platina.gif (873 bytes)16
Island - 1984
13 Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill platina.gif (873 bytes)16
Maverick / Sire - 1995
14 Beatles - 1 platina.gif (873 bytes)16
Apple - 2000
15 Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band platina.gif (873 bytes)15
Apple - 1967
16 Michael Jackson - Dangerous platina.gif (873 bytes)15
Epic - 1991
17 Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love platina.gif (873 bytes)15
550 Music / Epic - 1997
18 Pink Floyd - The Wall platina.gif (873 bytes)15
Columbia - 1979
19 Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Geffen - 1988
20 Celine Dion - Falling Into You platina.gif (873 bytes)14
550 Music / Epic - 1996
21 Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Warner Bros. - 1985
22 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Columbia - 1984
23 Eagles - Hotel California platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Asylum - 1976
24 Soundtrack - Dirty Dancing platina.gif (873 bytes)14
RCA - 1987
25 Abba - Gold Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Polydor - 1992
26 Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Columbia - 1972
27 Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Epic - 1978
28 U2 - The Joshua Tree platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Island - 1987
29 Queen - Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)14
Elektra / EMI - 1981
30 Beatles - Abbey Road platina.gif (873 bytes)13
Apple - 1969
31 Soundtrack - Titanic platina.gif (873 bytes)13
Sony Classical - 1998
32 Madonna - The Immaculate Collection platina.gif (873 bytes)13
Sire - 1990
33 Mariah Carey - Music Box platina.gif (873 bytes)13
Columbia - 1993
34 Adele - 21 platina.gif (873 bytes)13
XL Recordings - 2011
35 Nirvana - Nevermind platina.gif (873 bytes)12
DGC / Geffen - 1991
36 Metallica - Metallica platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Elektra / Vertigo - 1991
37 Backstreet Boys - Millennium platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Jive - 1999
38 Santana - Supernatural platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Arista - 1999
39 Beatles - 1962-1966 platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Apple - 1973
40 Beatles - 1967-1970 platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Apple - 1973
41 Eric Clapton - Unplugged platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Reprise - 1992
42 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me platina.gif (873 bytes)12
Blue Note - 2002
43 Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Arista - 1985
44 Britney Spears - Baby One More Time platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Jive - 1999
45 Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Mercury - 1986
46 Elton John - Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)11
MCA - 1974
47 Queen - Greatest Hits II platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Capitol / Parlophone - 1991
48 Phil Collins - No Jacket Required platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Atlantic - 1985
49 Spice Girls - Spice platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Virgin - 1996
50 Madonna - True Blue platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Sire - 1986
51 Phil Collins - ...But Seriously platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Atlantic - 1989
52 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Columbia - 1970
53 Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (Original + U.S.Version) - platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Jive - 1996 (1997)
54 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Aftermath / Interscope - 2000
55 Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) platina.gif (873 bytes)11
Apple - 1968
56 Boston - Boston platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Epic - 1976
57 Celine Dion - All The Way...A Decade Of Song platina.gif (873 bytes)10
550 Music / Epic - 1999
58 Mariah Carey - Daydream platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Columbia - 1995
59 Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Motown - 1983
60 Ace Of Base - The Sign / Happy Nation platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Arista - 1994
61 Madonna - Like A Virgin platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Sire - 1984
62 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Capitol - 1975
63 Whitney Houston - Whitney platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Arista - 1987
64 Prince - Purple Rain platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Warner Bros. - 1984
65 Eminem - The Eminem Show platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Aftermath / Interscope - 2002
66 Bon Jovi - Cross Road (The Very Best Of) platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Mercury - 1994
67 Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Jive - 2000
68 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Atlantic - 1969
69 Michael Jackson - Off The Wall platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Epic - 1979
70 Michael Jackson - HIStory platina.gif (873 bytes)10
Epic - 1995
71 Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Elektra - 1988
72 Carole King - Tapestry platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Ode - 1971
73 George Michael - Faith platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Columbia / Epic - 1987
74 Soundtrack - Top Gun platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Columbia - 1986
75 Def Leppard - Hysteria platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Mercury - 1987
76 Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Atlantic - 1994
77 Garth Brooks - No Fences platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Capitol - 1990
78 Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Warner Bros. - 2000
79 U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990 platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Island - 1998
80 Billy Joel - Greatest Hits I & II platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Columbia - 1985
81 Guns n' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2 platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Geffen - 1991
82 Green Day - Dookie platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Reprise - 1994
83 James Taylor - Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Warner Bros. - 1976
84 Soundtrack - Footloose platina.gif (873 bytes)9
Columbia - 1984
85 Supertramp - Breakfast In America platina.gif (873 bytes)9
A&M - 1978
86 MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'em platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Capitol - 1990
87 Soundtrack - The Lion King platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Disney - 1994
88 U2 - Achtung Baby platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Island - 1991
89 ZZ Top - Eliminator platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Warner Bros. - 1983
90 Guns n' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1 platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Geffen - 1991
91 Kenny G - Breathless platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Arista - 1992
92 Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Epic - 1995
93 Pearl Jam - Ten platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Epic - 1991
94 Andrea Bocelli - Romanza platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Philips - 1997
95 Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Atlantic - 1973
96 Cranberries - No Need To Argue platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Island - 1994
97 Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Warner Bros. - 1988
98 Avril Lavigne - Let Go platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Arista - 2002
99 Journey - Greatest Hits platina.gif (873 bytes)8
Columbia - 1988
100 The Police - Synchronictiy platina.gif (873 bytes)8
A&M - 1983

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