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BEST SELLING
ALBUMS and SINGLES

1993 - 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

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The Top Albums & Singles
2014

UK ~ Official Biggest Selling Albums of 2014:
1 X - ED SHEERAN
2 IN THE LONELY HOUR - SAM SMITH
3 WANTED ON VOYAGE - GEORGE EZRA
4 CAUSTIC LOVE - PAOLO NUTINI
5 GHOST STORIES - COLDPLAY
6 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION - PALOMA FAITH
7 FOUR - ONE DIRECTION
8 NEVER BEEN BETTER - OLLY MURS
9 THE ENDLESS RIVER - PINK FLOYD
10 III - TAKE THAT



UK ~ Official Biggest Selling Singles of 2014:
1 HAPPY - PHARRELL WILLIAMS
2 RATHER BE CLEAN - BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
3 ALL OF ME - JOHN LEGEND
4 WAVES - MR PROBZ
5 THINKING OUT LOUD - ED SHEERAN
6 GHOST - ELLA HENDERSON
7 STAY WITH ME - SAM SMITH
8 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS - MEGHAN TRAINOR
9 TIMBER - PITBULL FT KESHA
10 BUDAPEST - GEORGE EZRA

The Top Albums & Singles
2013

UK ~ Best Selling Artist Albums
1 BLURRED LINES - ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
2 GET LUCKY - DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
3 WAKE ME UP - AVICII
4 LET HER GO PASSENGER
5 LA LA LA NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH
6 ROAR KATY PERRY
7 THRIFT SHOP MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/WANZ
8 JUST GIVE ME A REASON PINK FT NATE RUESS
9 COUNTING STARS ONEREPUBLIC
10 MIRRORS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

UK ~ Official Biggest Selling Singles of 2013:
1 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL
2 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS
3 WAKE ME UP AVICII
4 LET HER GO PASSENGER
5 LA LA LA NAUGHTY BOY FT SAM SMITH
6 ROAR - KATY PERRY
7 THRIFT SHOP - MACKLEMORE/RYAN LEWIS/WANZ
8 JUST GIVE ME A REASON - PINK FT NATE RUESS
9 COUNTING STARS - ONEREPUBLIC
10 MIRRORS - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

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The Top Albums & Singles
2012

UK ~ Best Selling Artist Albums of 2012:
01. OUR VERSION OF EVENTS - EMELI SANDE (1,393,000)
02. 21 - ADELE (786,000)
03. + - ED SHEERAN (784,000)
04. BORN TO DIE - LANA DEL REY (719,000)
05. TAKE ME HOME - ONE DIRECTION (616,000)
06 BABEL - MUMFORD & SONS (573,000)
07. RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME - OLLY MURS (570,000)
08. CHRISTMAS - MICHAEL BUBLE (503,000)
09. MYLO XYLOTO - COLDPLAY (476,000)
10. UNAPOLOGETIC - RIHANNA (475,000)


UK ~ Official Biggest Selling Singles of 2012:
01. SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW - GOTYE FT KIMBRA (1,318,000)
02. CALL ME MAYBE - CARLY RAE JEPSEN (1,1430,00)
03. WE ARE YOUNG - FUN. FT JANELLE MONAE (986,000)
04. TITANIUM - DAVID GUETTA FT SIA (922,000)
05. IMPOSSIBLE - JAMES ARTHUR (897,000)
06. GANGNAM STYLE - PSY (878,000)
07. STARSHIPS - NICKI MINAJ (864,000)
08. DOMINO - JESSIE J (749,000)
09. PAYPHONE - MAROON 5 FT WIZ KHALIFA (725,000)
10. WILD ONES - FLO RIDA FT SIA
(695,000)

USA ~ Best Selling Singles of 2012:
01. Gotye: 'Somebody That I used To Know' (6.8m)
02. Carly Rae Jepsen: 'Call Me Maybe' (6.47m)
03. fun.: 'We Are Young' (5.95m)
04. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa: 'Payphone' (4.76m)
05. Nicki Minaj: 'Starships' (3.98m)
06. One Direction: 'What Makes You Beautiful' (3.89m)
07. fun.: 'Some Nights' (3.84m)
08. Kelly Clarkson: 'Stronger' (3.82m)
09. Psy: 'Gangnam Style' (3.59m)
10. Maroon 5: 'One More Night' (3.46m)


USA ~ Best Selling Albums of 2012:

01. Adele - "21" (4.41m)
02. Taylor Swift - Red (3.11m)
03. One Direction - Up All Night (1.62m)
04. Mumford & Sons - Babel (1.46m)
05. One Direction - Take Me Home (1.34m)
06. Justin Bieber - Believe (1.34)
07. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away (1.20m)
08. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines (1.10m)
09. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee (1.07m)
10. Jason Aldean, "Night Train (1.02m)


World ~ Top Selling Singles of 2012:
01. "Somebody that I used to know" Gotye ft. Kimbra (7,030,000)
02. "We Are Young" Fun. ft. Janelle Monae (4,934,000)
03. "We Found Love" Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (4,412,000 - total: 9,700,000)
04. "Stronger(What doesn't kill you)" Kelly Clarkson (4,101,000)
05. "Wild Ones" Flo Rida ft. Sia (4,097,000)
06. "Starships" Nicki Minaj (3,886,000)

07. "Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO (3,829,000 - total: 7,700,000)
08. "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen (3,811,000

09. "Set Fire to the Rain" Adele (3,622,000 - total: 7,000,000)
10. "Good Feeling" Flo Rida (3,394,000)

World ~ Top Selling Albums of 2012:
01. "21" Adele (6,711,000 - total since release: 23,650,000)
02. "Born to die" Lana Del Rey (1,651,000)
03. "Up All Night" One Direction (1,573,000 - total: 2,300,000)
04. "Mylo Xyloto" Coldplay (1,470,000 - total: 5,100,000)
05. "MDNA" Madonna (1,321,000)
06. "Making Mirrors" Gotye (1,187,000 - total: 1,300,000)
07. "Wrecking Ball" Bruce Springsteen (1,185,000)
08. "Talk That Talk" Rihanna (1,097,000 - total: 3,000,000)
09. "Greatest Hits" Whitney Houston (1,083,000 - total: 11,000,000)
10. "19" Adele (1,064,000 - total: 5,500,000)

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The Top Albums & Singles
2011

UK ~ Best Selling Artist Albums of 2011:
1. Adele – '21' (3.4m copies sold)
2. Adele – '19' (1.1m copies sold)
3. Bruno Mars – 'Doo Wops & Hooligans' (976,000 copies sold)
4. Rihanna – 'Loud' (812,000 copies sold)
5. Lady Gaga – 'Born This Way' (689,000 copies sold)
6. Jessie J – 'Who You Are' (660,000 copies sold)
7. Michael Buble – 'Christmas' (496,000 copies sold)
8. Cee Lo Green – 'The Lady Killer' (485,000 copies sold)
9. Ed Sheeran – '+' (477,000 copies sold)
10. Coldplay – 'Mylo Xyloto' (467,000 copies sold)

UK ~ Official Biggest Selling Singles of 2011:
01. SOMEONE LIKE YOU - ADELE
[1,242,000]
02. MOVES LIKE JAGGER - MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
[1,043,000]
03. PARTY ROCK ANTHEM - LMFAO FT LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK
[995,000]
04. PRICE TAG - JESSIE J FT BOB
[981,000 ]
05. WE FOUND LOVE - RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
[902,000]
06. GIVE ME EVERYTHING - PITBULL FT NE-YO, AFROJACK AND NAYER
[866,000]
07. GRENADE - BRUNO MARS
[852,000 ]
08. THE A TEAM - ED SHEERAN
[801,000 ]
09. ROLLING IN THE DEEP - ADELE
[798,000 ]
10. ON THE FLOOR - JENNIFER LOPEZ FT PITBULL
[784,000]

USA ~ Best Selling Albums of 2011:
1. 21 - Adele ~ 5,823,628
2. Christmas - Michael Bublé 2,452,140
3. Born This Way - Lady Gaga 2,100,885
4. Tha Carter IV - Lil' Wayne 1,916,909
5. My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean 1,575,681
6. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons 1,419,952
7. Take Care - Drake 1,246,774
8. Under the Mistletoe - Justin Bieber 1,245,074
9. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z and Kanye West 1,231,676
10. Own the Night - Lady Antebellum 1,203,640

Source: Nielsen SoundScan

World ~
Top Selling Albums
of 2011:
1. Adele – '21' (15,5m copies sold)
2. Lady Gaga – 'Born This Way' (5,4m copies sold)
3. Michael Buble – 'Christmas' (5,2m copies sold)
4
. Bruno Mars – 'Doo Wops & Hooligans' (4,0m copies sold)
5
. Rihanna – 'Loud' (3,4m copies sold)
6.
Coldplay – 'Mylo Xyloto' (3,3m copies sold)
7.
Adele – '19' (2,3m copies sold)
8. Mumford & Son - Sigh No More
(2,2m copies sold)
9. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
(2,1m copies sold)
10. Beyonce - 4 (2,1m copies sold)

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The Top Albums & Singles
2010

UK ~ Best Selling Artist Albums of 2010:
1. PROGRESS - TAKE THAT
2. CRAZY LOVE - MICHAEL BUBLE
3. THE FAME - LADY GAGA
4. LOUD - RIHANNA
5. THE DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS - PLAN B
6. SUNNY SIDE UP - PAOLO NUTINI
7. THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM - ALICIA KEYS
8. LUNGS - FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
9. RECOVERY - EMINEM
10. SIGH NO MORE - MUMFORD & SONS

Source: Official UK Charts Company
UK ~ Official Biggest Selling Singles of 2010:
1. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE - EMINEM FT RIHANNA
2. WHEN WE COLLIDE - MATT CARDLE
3. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) - BRUNO MARS
4. ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) - RIHANNA
5. OMG - USHER FT WILL I AM
6. FIREFLIES - OWL CITY
7. AIRPLANES - BOB FT HAYLEY WILLIAMS
8. CALIFORNIA GURLS - KATY PERRY FT SNOOP DOGG
9. WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO - YOLANDA BE COOL VS D CUP
10. PASS OUT - TINIE TEMPAH
Source: Official UK Charts Company
UK ~ Best Selling Album Of The Decade 2000-2009
Back to Bedlam - James Blunt.
UK ~ Best Selling Artist Of The Decade
2000-2009
Robbie Williams

U
SA ~ Best Selling Albums of 2010:
1. Recovery - Eminem .. 3,415,000
2. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum .. 3,089,000
3. Speak Now - Taylor Swift .. 2,960,000
4. My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber .. 2,319,000
5. The Gift - Susan Boyle .. 1,852,000
6. Fame - Lady Gaga .. 1,591,000
7. Soldier Of Love - Sade .. 1,300,000
8. Thank Me Later - Drake .. 1,269,000
9. Raymond V Raymond - Usher .. 1,183,000
10. Animal - Ke$ha .. 1,143,000

Source: Nielsen SoundScan
USA ~ Top 10 Selling Artists from "Album Sales" 2010:
1. Taylor Swift .. 4,470,000
2. Eminem .. 4,317,000
3. Lady Antebellum .. 3,848,000
4. Justin Bieber .. 3,728,000
5. Glee Cast .. 3,603,000
6. Susan Boyle .. 2,711,000
7. Lady Gaga .. 2,591,000
8. Michael Jackson .. 2,118,000
9. Zac Brown Band .. 1,824,000
10. Beatles .. 1,697,000

Source: Nielsen SoundScan

USA ~ Best Selling Album Of The Decade 2000-2009:
1.1 - The Beatles .. 11,564,000
Source: Nielsen SoundScan

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The Top Albums
2009

UK ~ Best Selling Albums of 2009:
1. I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle .. (1,632,732)
2. The Fame - Lady GaGa
3. Crazy Love - Michael Buble
4. The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas
5. Only by the Night - Kings of Leon
US ~ Best Selling Albums of 2009:
1. Fearless - Taylor Swift (3,157,000)
2. I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle .. (2,982,000)
3. Number Ones - Michael Jackson (2.36 million)
4. The Fame - Lady Gaga (2.24 million)
5. My Christmas - Andrea Bocelli (2.21 million)
6. Hannah Montana: the Movie (1.82 million)
7. The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas (1.79 million)
8. Relapse - Eminem's (1.74 million)
9. The Blueprint 3 - ay-Z's (1.52 million)
10. Only By the Night - Kings of Leon (1.40 million)

iTunes Top-Selling Albums of 2009:
1. Only By the Night - Kings of Leon
2. Twilight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
3. The Fame - Lady Gaga
4. Fearless - Taylor Swift
5. Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band
6. The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson
7. The Fray - The Fray
8. The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
9. Relapse - Eminem
10. The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - Black Eyed Peas

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The Top Albums
2008

UK ~ Best Selling Albums of 2008:
1. Rockferry - Duffy .. (1,685,000)
2. The Circus - Take That (1,446,135)
3. Only By The Night - Kings of Leon (1,181,641)
4. Spirit - Leona Lewis (1,108,369)
5. Viva La Vida... Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay (1,089,000)
6. Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna (819,000)
7. Day & Age - The Killers (693,000)
8. Out of Control - Girls Aloud (591,786)
9. Funhouse - Pink (587,983)
10. Scouting For Girls - Scouting For Girls (575,000)
S
ource: Official UK Charts Company

USA ~ Best Selling Albums of 2008:
01. Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne .. (2,874,000)
02. Viva La Vida - Coldplay .. (2,144,000)
03. Fearless - Taylor Swift .. (2,112,000)
04. Rock N Roll Jesus - Kid Rock .. (2,018,000)
05. Black Ice - AC/DC .. (1,915,000)
06. Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift .. (1,597,000)
07. Death Magnetic - Metallica .. (1,565,000)
08. Paper Trail - T.I. ..(1,522,000)
09. Sleep Through the Static - Jack Johnson .. (1,492,000)
10. I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce .. (1,459,000)

Source: Nielsen SoundScan

GLOBAL ~ Top Selling Albums of 2008:
1. Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay (6.8 million units)
2. Black Ice - AC/DC
3. The cast of Mamma Mia! The Movie
4.
Rockferry - Duffy
5. Death Magnetic -
Metallica
sourse: IFPI

ROLLING STONE ~ Best Albums of 2008:
1.
Dear Science - TV on the Radio
2. Tell Tale Signs - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Bob Dylan
3. Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
4. Evil Urges - My Morning Jacket:
5. Life, Death, Love and Freedom - John Mellencamp
6. Santogold - Santogold
7. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay
8. Modern Guilt - Beck
9. Death Magnetic - Metallica
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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The Top Albums
2007

UK: Biggest Selling Albums of 2007
01. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
02. Leona Lewis, Spirit
03. Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
04. Take That, Beautiful World
05. Westlife, Back Home
06. Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden
07. Kaiser Chiefs, Yours Truly Angry Mob
08. Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmares
09. Timbaland, Shock Value
10. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad
Source: Official UK Charts Company
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UK: Top Download Albums of 2007
01: Amy Winehouse – ‘Back to Black’
02: Mika – ‘Life in Cartoon Motion’
03: Arctic Monkeys – ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’
04: Mark Ronson – ‘Version’
05: Newton Faulkner – ‘Hand Built by Robots’
06: Take That – ‘Beautiful World’
07: Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace’
08: Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’
09: Snow Patrol – ‘Eyes Open’
10: Timbaland – ‘Shock Value’

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Rolling Stone Magazine ~ Album Picks of 2007
01. M.I.A - Kala
02. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
03. Jay-Z - American Gangster
04. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
05. Kanye West - Graduation
06. Radiohead - In Rainbows
07. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
08. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
09. Against Me! - New Wave
10. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

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The Top Albums
2006

USA Best Selling Albums of 2006:
1. Soundtrack - High School Musical (3.719.071)
2. Rascal Flatts - Me and My Gang (3.479.994)
3. Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts (3.015.950)
4. Nickelback - All the Right Reasons (2.688.166)
5. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds (2.377.127)
6. James Blunt - Back to Bedlam (2.137.142)
7. Beyonce - B'Day (2.010.311)
8. Soundtrack - Hannah Montana (1.987.681)
9. Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way (1.856.284)
10. Hinder - Extreme Behavior (1.817.350)

sourse RIAA
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UK Best Selling Albums of 2006:
1. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open (1.5 million)
2. Take That - Beautiful World
3. Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
5. Razorlight - Razorlight
6. Oasis - Stop the Clocks
7. Westlife - The Love Album
8. Pink - I'm Not Dead
9. James Morrison - Undiscovered
10. Kooks - Inside In/Inside Out
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Global Best Selling Albums of 2006:
1. Soundtrack: High School Musical
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
3. The Beatles - Love
4. James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
5. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
6. Beyonce - B'Day
7. U2 - U2 18 Singles
8. Rascal Flatts - Me And My Gang
9. Il Divo- Siempre
10. Andrea - Bocelli Amore
sourse IFPI
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Rolling Stone Magazine ~ Album Picks of 2006
1. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
2. Red Hot Chillie Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
3.Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
4. TV On The Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
5. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

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The Top Albums
2005

USA Best Selling Albums of 2005:
1. Emancipation of Mimi, - Mariah Carey (4,968,606)
2. Massacre, - 50 Cent (4,852,744)
3. Breakway, - Kelly Clarkson (3,496,192)
4. American Idiot, - Green Day (3,360,394)
5. Monkey Business, - Black Eyed Peas (3,037,251)
6. X & Y, - Coldplay (2,615,280)
7. Feels Like Today, - Rscal Flatts (2,511,209)
8. Love.Angel.Music.Baby, - Gwen Stefani (2,505,390)
9. Late Registration, - Kanye West (2,413,580)
10. Documentary, - Game (2,275,646)
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UK Best Selling Albums of 2005:
1. James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
2. Coldplay - X&Y
3. Robbie Williams - Intensive Care
4. Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
5. Gorillaz - Demon Days
6. Westlife - Face To Face
7. KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope
8. Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
9. Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits
10. Faithless - Forever Faithless - The Greatest Hits
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Australian Best Selling Albums of 2005:
1. THE SOUND OF WHITE - Missy Higgins
2. BREAKAWAY - Kelly Clarkson
3. IT'S TIME - Michael Buble
4. LOVE, ANGEL, MUSIC, BABY - Gwen Stefani
5. MONKEY BUSINESS - Black Eyed Peas
6. AMERICAN IDIOT - Green Day
7. IN BETWEEN DREAMS - Jack Johnson
8. X & Y - Coldplay C
9. BACK TO BEDLAM - James Blunt
10. IN YOUR HONOR - Foo Fighters
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Global Best Selling Albums of 2005:
1. Coldplay - X&Y (8.3m)
2. Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi (7.7m)
3. 50 Cent - The Massacre (7.5m)
4. Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business (6.8m)
5. Green Day - American Idiot (6.4m)
6. Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor (6.3m)
7. Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (6.1m)
8. Eminem - Curtain Call (5.5m)
9. James Blunt - Back to Bedlam (5.5m)
10. Robbie Williams - Intensive Care (5.4m)
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Uncut's Top 10 Albums of the 2005:
1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
3. Bob Dylan - No Direction Home:The soundtrackThe Bootleg Series vol.7
4. Black Mountain - Black Mountain
5. The National - Alligator
6. The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang
7. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
8. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
9. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
10. Rufus Wainwright - Want Two

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The Top Albums
2004

USA Best Selling Albums of 2004:
1 . CONFESSIONS - Usher
2 . SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW - OutKast
3 . CLOSER - Josh Groban
4 . THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS - Alicia Keys
5 . FEELS LIKE HOME - Norah Jones
6 . FALLEN - Evanescence
7 . SHOCK'N Y'ALL - Toby Keith
8 . IN THE ZONE - Britney Spears
9 . THE VERY BEST OF SHERYL CROW - Sheryl Crow
10 . WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN - Kenny Chesney
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UK Best Selling Albums of 2004:
01. Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters
02. Hopes And Fears: Keane
03. Greatest Hits: Robbie Williams
04. Songs About Jane: Maroon 5
05. Call Off The Search: Katie Melua
06. Anastacia: Anastacia
07. Confessions: Usher
08. Feels Like Home: Norah Jones
09. Final Straw: Snow Patrol
10. Il Divo: Il Divo

(UK's 1994 ~ 2003 further down page)
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Australian Best Selling Albums of 2004:
1 . GET BORN - Jet
2 . THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT - Shannon Noll
3 . FEELER - Pete Murray
4 . GREATEST HITS - Robbie Williams
5 . SUNRISE OVER SEA - The John Butler Trio
Four out of the 5 are Australian Artists. [Robbie Williams ~ UK]
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Uncut's Top 10 Albums of the 2004
1) Brian Wilson - Smile
2) Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
3) Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
4) Richmond Fontaine - Post To Wire
5) Bob Dylan - Concert At Philharmonic Hall
6) Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
7) The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
8) Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill
9) American Music Club - Love Songs For Patriots
10) Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
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HMV Top 2004 Album

Hip-hop star Kanye West's debut album
"The College Dropout" was named the best album of 2004.

"The College Dropout" topped the annual Poll of Polls compiled by music retailer HMV. HMV takes the end-of-year lists from every music magazine, newspaper and guide in the UK and turns them into one definitive list. West came out on top with "The College Dropout", which went platinum and helped earn him three Mobo Awards.

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UK Best Selling Albums
1994 ~ 2003

2003:
01. Life For Rent: Dido

02. Justified: Justin Timberlake
03. Stripped: Christina Aguilera
04. Gotta Get Thru This: Daniel Bedingfield
05. Come Away With Me: Norah Jones
06. Permission To Land: Darkness
07. A Rush Of Blood To The Head: Coldplay
08. Number Ones: Michael Jackson
09. Busted: Busted
10. In Time - The Best Of - 1998-2003: REM
2002:
01. Escapology: Robbie Williams
02. M!ssundaztood: Pink
03. Escape: Enrique Iglesias
04. A Rush Of Blood To The Head: Coldplay
05. One Love: Blue
06. By The Way: Red Hot Chili Peppers
07. The Eminem Show: Eminem
08. Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits Vol 1: Westlife
09. Elvis - 30 Number 1 Hits: Elvis Presley
10. Heathen Chemistry: Oasis
2001:
01. No Angel: Dido
02. Swing When You're Winning: Robbie Williams
03. White Ladder: David Gray
04. Just Enough Education To Perform: Stereophonics
05. Dreams Can Come True - Greatest Hits: Gabrielle
06. Gold - The Greatest Hits: Steps
07. The Invisible Band: Travis
08. Songbird: Eva Cassidy
09. Survivor: Destiny's Child
10. Fever: Kylie Minogue
2000:
01. 1: Beatles
02. Sing When You're Winning: Robbie Williams
03. The Marshall Mathers LP: Eminem
04. Coast to Coast: Westlife
05. Play: Moby
06. Born To Do It: Craig David
07. The Greatest Hits: Texas
08. Parachutes: Coldplay
09. The Greatest Hits: Whitney Houston
10. Music: Madonna
1999:
01. Come On Over: Shania Twain
02. By Request: Boyzone
03. The Man Who: Travis
04. Gold - Greatest Hits: Abba
05. Performance & Cocktails: Stereophonics
06. I've Been Expecting You: Robbie Williams
07. Steptacular: Steps
08. Talk On Corners: Corrs
09. Westlife: Westlife
10. On How Life Is: Macy Gray
1998:
01. Talk On Corners: Corrs
02. Ladies & Gentlemen - The Best Of: George Michael
03. Where We Belong: Boyzone
04. Life Thru A Lens: Robbie Williams
05. I've Been Expecting You: Robbie Williams
06. Urban Hymns: Verve
07. Ray Of Light: Madonna
08. Let's Talk About Love: Celine Dion
09. Titanic - OST: James Horner
10. All Saints: All Saints
1997:
01. Be Here Now: Oasis
02. Urban Hymns: Verve
03. Spice: Spice Girls
04. Spiceworld: Spice Girls
05. White On Blonde: Texas
06. The Fat Of The Land: Prodigy
07. Let's Talk About Love: Celine Dion
08. OK Computer: Radiohead
09. Greatest Hits: Eternal
10. The Best Of: Wham!
1996:
01. Jagged Little Pill: Alanis Morrissette
02. Spice: Spice Girls
03. (What's The Story) Morning Glory: Oasis
04. Falling Into You: Celine Dion
05. Older: George Michael
06. Take Two: Robson & Jerome
07. The Score: Fugees
08. Greatest Hits: Simply Red
09. Blue Is The Colour: Beautiful South
10. Greatest Hits: Take That
1995:
01. Robson & Jerome: Robson & Jerome
02. (What's The Story) Morning Glory: Oasis
03. The Colour Of My Love: Celine Dion
04. Life: Simply Red
05. Made In Heaven: Queen
06. History - Past Present & Future Book 1: Michael Jackson
07. Stanley Road: Paul Weller
08. Picture This: Wet Wet Wet
09. Different Class: Pulp
10. The Great Escape: Blur
1994:
01. Cross Road - The Best Of: Bon Jovi
02. Carry On Up The Charts - The Best Of: Beautiful South
03. Music Box: Mariah Carey
04. Always and Forever: Eternal
05. The Division Bell: Pink Floyd
06. Monster: REM
07. End Of Part One - Their Greatest Hits: Wet Wet Wet
08. Parklife: Blur
09. Live At The BBC: Beatles
10. Steam: East 17

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