Billboard 200 Albums

Year-End Charts

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BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS

This year's most popular albums across all genres, ranked by album sales as well as audio on-demand streaming activity and digital sales of tracks from albums as compiled by Nielsen Music.

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Time Machine

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2

Reckless

Bryan Adams

7

Beverly Hills Cop

Various Artists/Soundtrack

9

Purple Rain

Prince/The Revolution/Soundtrack

17

Big Bam Boom

Daryl Hall/John Oates

18

Wheels Are Turning

REO Speedwagon

31

Power Station

Power Station

37

The Big Chill

Various Artists/Soundtrack

40

Jesse Johnson's Revue

Jesse Johnson's Revue

53

The Woman In Red

Stevie Wonder/Soundtrack

58

Volume One

Honeydrippers

72

Katrina And The Waves

Katrina/The Waves