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Top Achievements / Albums
MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS
   SOURCE: IFPI / MEDIA TRAFFIC



1 Beatles
Apple / Parlophone / Capitol
2 Elvis Presley
RCA
3 Michael Jackson
Motown / Epic
4 Pink Floyd
Harvest / Columbia
5 Madonna
Sire / Maverick / Warner Bros.
6 Elton John
Rocket / MCA
7 Led Zeppelin
Atlantic / Swan Song
8 Rolling Stones
Decca / London / Rolling Stones / Virgin
9 U2
Island
10 Queen
Elektra / EMI
 

ALBUMS WITH MOST WEEKS AT NO.1 (SINCE 2004)  SOURCE: MEDIA TRAFFIC



1 Adele - 21
XL Recordings - 2011 - 42 weeks
2 Soundtrack - Frozen
Walt Disney - 2013 - 11 weeks
3 Dido - Life For Rent
Arista -
2003 - 10 weeks
3 Evanescence - Fallen
Wind-Up - 2003 -
10 weeks
5 Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
Syco Music / Columbia - 2009 - 7 weeks
5 Usher - Confessions
Arista - 2004 - 7 weeks
5 Coldplay - X&Y
Parlophone - 2005 - 7 weeks
5 Eminem - Recovery
Aftermath / Interscope - 2010 - 7 weeks
9 Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
Blue Note - 2004 - 6 weeks
9 Green Day - American Idiot
Reprise - 2004 - 6 weeks
 

ALBUMS WITH MOST WEEKS IN THE TOP 40 (SINCE 2004)  SOURCE: MEDIA TRAFFIC





 
1 Lady GaGa - The Fame (Monster)
Interscope - 2009 - 137 weeks
2 Adele - 21
XL Recordings - 2011 - 129 weeks
3 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Blue Note - 2002 -
114 weeks
4 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Island - 2007 - 113 weeks
5 Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
Roadrunner - 2005 -
95 weeks
6 Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Island - 2009 - 93 weeks
7 Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
RCA - 2004 - 92 weeks
8 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
Def Jam - 2007 - 91 weeks
9 Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Interscope - 2012 - 86 weeks
9 Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (Paradise-Edition)
Stranger / Interscope - 2012 - 86 weeks
 

ALBUMS WITH BIGGEST SALES IN A WEEK  SOURCES: ORICON / MEDIA TRAFFIC



1 Hikaru Utada - Distance
Toshiba EMI - 3,0 million copies - week 14/2001
2 Ayumi Hamasaki - A Best
Avex Trax - 2,9 million copies - week 14/2001
3 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
Jive - 2,8
million copies - week 14/2000
4 B'z - The Best Pleasure
Rooms Records - 2,7 million copies - week 22/1998
5 Beatles - 1
Apple - 2,5 million copies - week 1/2001
6 B'z - The Best Treasure
Rooms Records - 2,5 million copies - week 39/1998
7 Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
Jive - 2,4 million copies - week 22/2000
8 Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue
Jive - 2,4 million copies - week 49/2000
9 Hikaru Utada - Deep River
Toshiba EMI - 2,4 million copies - week 26/2002
10 Backstreet Boys - Millennium
Jive - 2,2 million copies - week 22/1999
 

MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS IN THE USA  SOURCES: RIAA / SOUNDSCAN



1 Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Asylum - 1976 - 29 million copies
2 Michael Jackson - Thriller
Epic - 1983 - 28 million copies
3 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Atlantic - 1971 - 23 million copies
4 AC/DC - Back In Black
Atlantic - 1980 - 22 million copies
5 Shania Twain - Come On Over
Mercury - 1997 - 20 million copies
6 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Warner Bros. - 1977 - 19 million copies
7 Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Geffen - 1988 - 18 million copies
8 Boston - Boston
Epic - 1976 - 17 million copies
9 Soundtrack - The Bodyguard
Arista - 1992 - 17 million copies
10 Garth Brooks - No Fences
Capitol - 1990 - 17 million copies
 

MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS IN JAPAN  SOURCE: ORICON



1 Hikaru Utada - First Love
Toshiba EMI - 1999 - 7,7 million copies
2 B'z - The Best Pleasure
Rooms Records - 1998 - 5,1 million copies
3 Glay - Review
Universal Music - 1997 - 4,9 million copies
4 Hikaru Utada - Distance
Toshiba EMI - 2001 - 4,5 million copies
5 B'z - The Best Treasure
Rooms Records - 1998 - 4,4 million copies
6 Ayumi Hamasaki - A Best
Avex Trax - 2001 - 4,3 million copies
7 Globe - Globe
Avex Trax - 1996 - 4,1 million copies
8 Hikaru Utada - Deep River
Toshiba EMI - 2002 - 3,6 million copies
9 Mai Kuraki - Delicious Way
Giza Studio - 2000 - 3,5 million copies
10 Every Little Thing - Time To Destination
Avex Trax - 1998 - 3,5 million copies
 

MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS IN UNITED KINGDOM  SOURCE: OCC



1 Queen - Greatest Hits
EMI - 1981 - 5,9 million copies
2 Abba - Gold Greatest Hits
Polydor - 1992 - 5,1 million copies
3 Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Parlophone - 1967 - 5,1 million copies
4 Adele - 21
XL Recordings - 2011 - 4,6 million copies
5 Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Epic - 1995 - 4,6 million copies
6 Michael Jackson - Thriller (incl. Thriller 25)
Epic - 1983 - 4,2 million copies
7 Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Warner Bros. - 1985 - 4,2 million copies
8 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
Harvest - 1973 - 4,1 million copies
9 Michael Jackson - Bad
Epic - 1987 - 4,0 million copies
10 Queen - Greatest Hits II
Capitol / Parlophone - 1991 - 3,9 million copies
 

MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS IN GERMANY  SOURCES: MEDIA CONTROL / IFPI GERMANY



1 Herbert Grönemeyer - Mensch
EMI - 2002 - 3,15 million copies
2 Phil Collins - ...But Seriously
Atlantic - 1989 - 3 million copies
3 Abba - Gold Greatest Hits
Polydor - 1992 - 2,5 million copies
4 Herbert Grönemeyer - Bochum
EMI - 1984 - 2,5 million copies
5 Genesis - We Can't Dance
Virgin - 1991 - 2,25 million copies
6 Kelly Family - Over The Hump
Edel - 1994 - 2,25 million copies
7 Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Elektra - 1988 - 2,25 million copies
8 Queen - Greatest Hits II
Capitol / Parlophone - 1991 - 2,25 million copies
9 Andrea Bocelli - Bocelli
Polydor - 1995 - 2 million copies
10 Soundtrack - Dirty Dancing
RCA - 1987 - 2 million copies
 

MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS IN FRANCE  SOURCE: SNEP



1 Celine Dion - D'eux
Epic - 1995 - 4 million copies
2 Francis Cabrel - Samedi Soir Sur La Terre
Sony France - 1994 - 3 million copies
3 Patrick Bruel - Alors Regarde
BMG - 1990 - 3 million copies
4 Michael Jackson - Thriller
Epic - 1983 - 3 million copies
5 Soundtrack - Notre Dame De Paris
Pomme - 1998 - 2,6 million copies
6 Beatles - 1962-1966
Apple - 1973 - 2,5 million copies
7 Beatles - 1967-1970
Apple - 1973 - 2,5 million copies
8 Francis Cabrel - Sarbacane
Sony France - 1989 - 2,5 million copies
9 Michael Jackson - Dangerous
Epic - 1991 - 2,5 million copies
10 Louise Attaque - Louise Attaque
Barclay - 1998 - 2,35 million copies
 

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