Billboard 200 Albums

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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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1

Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette

Time Machine

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3

Falling Into You

Celine Dion

4

Waiting To Exhale

Soundtrack

5

The Score

Fugees

6

The Woman In Me

Shania Twain

7

Fresh Horses

Garth Brooks

8

Anthology 1

The Beatles

10

Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

The Smashing Pumpkins

11

Sixteen Stone

Bush

12

All Eyez On Me

2Pac

13

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?

Oasis

15

The Greatest Hits Collection

Alan Jackson

17

R. Kelly

R. Kelly

18

New Beginning

Tracy Chapman

19

Tragic Kingdom

No Doubt

20

Gangsta's Paradise

Coolio

22

Crazysexycool

TLC

28

Mr. Smith

LL Cool J

30

It Was Written

NAS

31

The Memory Of Trees

Enya

32

Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat

36

Something To Remember

Madonna

37

Borderline

Brooks/Dunn

38

All I Want

Tim McGraw

39

Anthology 2

The Beatles

40

Blue Clear Sky

George Strait

41

Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop

Stone Temple Pilots

42

To The Faithful Departed

The Cranberries

43

Souvenirs

Vince Gill

45

Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains

47

Down On The Upside

Soundgarden

48

Insomniac

Green Day

50

Dangerous Minds

Soundtrack

52

Garbage

Garbage

53

Seal

Seal

54

Under The Table And Dreaming

Dave Matthews Band

55

Design Of A Decade 1986/1996

Janet Jackson

56

311

311

57

No Code

Pearl Jam

58

Pieces Of You

Jewel

59

Sweet Dreams

La Bouche

60

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

Makaveli

61

It Matters To Me

Faith Hill

62

A Boy Named Goo

Goo Goo Dolls

63

American Standard

Seven Mary Three

65

Greatest Hits 1985-1995

Michael Bolton

66

Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)

Too Short

67

Home Again

New Edition

68

Starting Over

Reba McEntire

69

Jock Jams Vol. 1

Various Artists

70

Brown Sugar

D'Angelo

71

The Remix Collection

Boyz II Men

72

Vault - Greatest Hits 1980-1995

Def Leppard

74

The Nutty Professor

Soundtrack

75

Collective Soul

Collective Soul

76

Pulp Fiction

Soundtrack

78

What The Hell Happened To Me?

Adam Sandler

79

Time Marches On

Tracy Lawrence

80

Mercury Falling

Sting

81

Jesus Freak

DC Talk

82

Hell Freezes Over

Eagles

83

Frogstomp

Silverchair

84

Miss Thang

Monica

85

Games Rednecks Play

Jeff Foxworthy

86

The Bridge

Ace Of Base

87

Another Level

Blackstreet

88

Sparkle And Fade

Everclear

89

Jars Of Clay

Jars Of Clay

90

The Moment

Kenny G

91

Metallica

Metallica

92

Q's Jook Joint

Quincy Jones

95

Throwing Copper

Live

96

New Adventures In Hi-Fi

R.E.M.

100

Boys For Pele

Tori Amos

101

Odelay

Beck

102

The Crow: City Of Angels

Soundtrack

103

Cypress Hill III (Temple Of Boom)

Cypress Hill

104

Astro-Creep: 2000 Songs Of Love, Destruction...

White Zombie

105

The Coming

Busta Rhymes

106

Set It Off

Soundtrack

107

Revelations

Wynonna

108

Jock Jams Vol. 2

Various Artists

109

Phenomenon

Soundtrack

112

Mission To Please

The Isley Brothers

113

I Think About You

Collin Raye

114

New Beginning

SWV

115

Sunset Park

Soundtrack

118

Banana Wind

Jimmy Buffett

119

Best Of Volume 1

Van Halen

120

Resurrection

Geto Boys

121

Mtv Party To Go Volume 8

Various Artists

122

Legal Drug Money

Lost Boyz

123

Dreaming Of You

Selena

124

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

125

Mortal Combat

Soundtrack

126

Breathless

Kenny G

127

Korn

Korn

128

Get On Up And Dance

Quad City DJ's

129

Club Mix '96 Volume 1

Various Artists

130

Smells Like Children

Marilyn Manson

131

Electriclarryland

Butthole Surfers

132

The Ghost Of Tom Joad

Bruce Springsteen

133

Tha Doggfather

Snoop Doggy Dogg

134

Rubberneck

Toadies

135

Dance Mix U.S.A. Vol. 4

Various Artists

137

Ten Thousand Angels

Mindy McCready

138

Congratulations I'm Sorry

Gin Blossoms

139

Actual Miles - Henley's Greatest Hits

Don Henley

140

From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah

Nirvana

141

So So Def Bass All-Stars

Various Artists

142

Strait Out Of The Box

George Strait

143

Friends

Soundtrack

144

Welcome To The Neighborhood

Meat Loaf

145

When Love Finds You

Vince Gill

146

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Soundtrack

147

Ballbreaker

AC/DC

148

The Great Southern Trendkill

Pantera

149

Young, Rich And Dangerous

Kris Kross

150

Off The Hook

Xscape

151

Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite

Maxwell

152

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

153

Between Now & Forever

Bryan White

154

Recovering The Satellites

Counting Crows

155

Now In A Minute

Donna Lewis

157

Antichrist Superstar

Marilyn Manson

158

Wither Blister Burn + Peel

Stabbing Westward

159

Anthology 3

The Beatles

160

The Final TIC

Crucial Conflict

161

The Greatest Hits

Clint Black

162

Greatest Hits - From The Beginning

Travis Tritt

163

STR8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphu**in Compton

Eazy-E

164

High Lonesome Sound

Vince Gill

166

Total

Total

168

18 Til I Die

Bryan Adams

169

Aenima

Tool

172

Solo

Solo

173

Tennessee Moon

Neil Diamond

174

Pocahontas

Soundtrack

175

This Is Christmas

Luther Vandross

176

Don't Be A Menace To South Central...

Soundtrack

177

HIStory: Past, Present And Future Book 1

Michael Jackson

178

Trial By Fire

Journey

179

Braveheart

Soundtrack

180

We Got It

Immature

181

Hypnotize The Moon

Clay Walker

182

A Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Soundtrack

183

Liquid Swords

Genius/GZA

186

Soul Food

Goodie Mob

187

MTV Party To Go Volume 7

Various Artists

188

Sublime

Sublime

189

Twister

Soundtrack

190

Brandy

Brandy

191

The Show, The After Party, The Hotel

Jodeci

192

Mission: Impossible

Soundtrack

193

Ice Cream Man

Master P

194

No Need To Argue

The Cranberries

196

Now That I've Found You: A Collection

Alison Krauss

197

The Colour Of My Love

Celine Dion

198

Terri Clark

Terri Clark

199

Road Tested

Bonnie Raitt