Billboard 200 Albums

Year End Chart

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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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2

Let's Talk About Love

Celine Dion

4

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys

6

Yourself Or Someone Like You

Matchbox 20

7

City Of Angels

Soundtrack

8

Big Willie Style

Will Smith

9

Savage Garden

Savage Garden

10

Spiceworld

Spice Girls

13

Hello Nasty

Beastie Boys

14

You Light Up My Life - Inspirational Songs

LeAnn Rimes

15

Armageddon - The Album

Soundtrack

16

Higher Ground

Barbra Streisand

17

Tubthumper

Chumbawamba

18

Ray Of Light

Madonna

19

Love Always

K-Ci/JoJo

20

Harlem World

Mase

22

'N Sync

'N Sync

24

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

26

My Own Prison

Creed

27

The Velvet Rope

Janet

29

Never S-A-Y Never

Brandy

30

Before These Crowded Streets

Dave Matthews Band

31

MP Da Lost Don

Master P

34

It's Dark And Hell Is Hot

DMX

35

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

36

Aquarium

Aqua

37

Hope Floats

Soundtrack

38

R U Still Down? [Remember Me]

2Pac

39

Left Of The Middle

Natalie Imbruglia

40

Dr. Doolittle: The Album

Soundtrack

41

Middle Of Nowhere

Hanson

42

Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

Snoop Dogg

44

The Limited Series

Garth Brooks

45

Levert.Sweat.Gill

LSG

46

Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

Jay-Z

47

Ghetto D

Master P

49

Charge It To Da Game

Silkk The Shocker

50

Fush Yu Mang

Smash Mouth

51

Everywhere

Tim McGraw

52

The Wedding Singer

Soundtrack

54

The Greatest Hits Collection

Brooks/Dunn

55

Kenny G Greatest Hits

Kenny G

58

Marcy Playground

Marcy Playground

61

Capital Punishment

Big Punisher

63

Pieces Of You

Jewel

64

Godzilla - The Album

Soundtrack

66

Evolution

Boyz II Men

67

The Book Of Secrets

Loreena McKennitt

68

Bulworth - The Soundtrack

Soundtrack

69

Sittin' On The Top Of World

LeAnn Rimes

70

One Step At A Time

George Strait

71

(Songbook) A Collection Of Hits

Trisha Yearwood

72

Songs From Ally McBeal (TV Soundtrack)

Vonda Shepard

73

Soul Food

Soundtrack

74

So Much For The Afterglow

Everclear

76

Tribute

Yanni

77

Follow The Leader

Korn

78

Cool Relax

Jon B.

79

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80

Men In Black - The Album

Soundtrack

81

Snowed In

Hanson

82

Jermaine Dupri Presents - Life In 1472

Jermaine Dupri

83

Paint The Sky With Stars - The Best Of Enya

Enya

84

Welcome To Our World

Timbaland/Magoo

85

Urban Hymns

The Verve

87

Mya

Mya

88

All The Pain Money Can Buy

Fastball

89

The Players Club

Soundtrack

90

Unpredictable

Mystikal

91

Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival

Wyclef Jean

93

I Got The Hook-Up!

Soundtrack

94

My Best Friend's Wedding

Soundtrack

95

The Boy Is Mine

Monica

96

When Disaster Strikes...

Busta Rhymes

97

Life Or Death

C-Murder

99

Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Alanis Morissette

100

Sublime

Sublime

101

Back To Titanic

Soundtrack

102

This Fire

Paula Cole

103

Hellbilly Deluxe

Rob Zombie

104

Bbc Sessions

Led Zeppelin

105

The Ozzman Cometh

Ozzy Osbourne

106

Days Of The New

Days Of The New

107

Espn Presents: Jock Jams Volume 3

Various Artists

109

Aquemini

Outkast

110

In Tha Beginning... There Was Rap

Various Artists

113

Rush Hour

Soundtrack

114

Feeling Strangely Fine

Semisonic

115

If You See Her

Brooks/Dunn

116

Floored

Sugar Ray

117

Embrya

Maxwell

118

Version 2.0

Garbage

119

Mechanical Animals

Marylin Manson

120

If You See Him

Reba McEntire

121

The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988

John Mellencamp

122

All Saints

All Saints

123

The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits - Volume 1

Various Artists

124

The Colour And The Shape

Foo Fighters

125

Eve 6

Eve 6

126

Sparkle

Sparkle

127

Money, Power & Respect

The Lox

128

The Fat Of The Land

Prodigy

129

Nine Lives

Aerosmith

130

Robyn Is Here

Robyn

131

N.O.R.E.

Noreaga

132

Rock Spectacle

Barenaked Ladies

133

Traces Of My Lipstick

Xscape

134

Ultimate Dance Party 1998

Various Artists

136

Trouble Is...

Kenny Wayne Sheperd Band

137

Bringing Down The Horse

The Wallflowers

138

Whatever And Ever Amen

Ben Folds Five

139

Soul Of A Woman

Kelly Price

140

Live At Red Rock 8.15.95

Dave Matthews Band

141

Anastasia

Soundtrack

142

OK Computer

Radiohead

143

The Globe Sessions

Sheryl Crow

144

Falling Into You

Celine Dion

145

High Mileage

Alan Jackson

146

My Homies

Scarface

147

Second-Hand Smoke

Sublime

148

From The Choirgirl Hotel

Tori Amos

149

Pure Disco 2

Various Artists

150

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

Jay-Z

151

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Soundtrack

152

Celebrity Skin

Hole

153

3 Car Garage: The Indie Recordings '95-'96

Hanson

154

Love & Consequences

Gerald Levert

155

Still Standing

Goodie Mob

156

Dude Ranch

Blink-182

157

Bridges To Babylon

The Rolling Stones

159

Share My World

Mary J. Blige

160

Labor Of Love

Sammy Kershaw

161

Sehnsucht

Rammstein

162

Dizzy Up The Girl

Goo Goo Dolls

163

Deuces Wild

B. B. King

164

The Nu Nation Project

Kirk Franklin

165

For The Record: 41 Number One Hits

Alabama

166

Espn Presents: Jock Jams Vol. 4

Various Artists

167

There's One In Every Family

Fiend

168

I'm Alright

Jo Dee Messina

169

Diana, Princess Of Wales - Tribute

Various Artists

170

Let's Ride

Montell Jordan

171

Wow - 1998: The Year's 30 Top Christian Artists and Songs

Various Artists

172

Carrying Your Love With Me

George Strait

173

The Key

Vince Gill

174

Misguided Roses

Edwin McCain

175

God's Property

God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation

176

Van Halen 3

Van Halen

177

The Great Milenko

Insane Clown Posse

178

Family Scriptures Chapter II

Mo Thugs Family

180

Aenima

Tool

182

MTV Party To Go 98

Various Artists

183

Fundamental

Bonnie Raitt

184

Can't Hardly Wait

Soundtrack

185

The Wedding Singer Volume 2

Soundtrack

186

El Nino

Def Squad

189

Space Jam

Soundtrack

190

Still In The Game

Keith Sweat

191

Time Out Of Mind

Bob Dylan

192

Am I My Brothers Keeper

Kane/Abel

193

Long Time No See

Chico DeBarge

194

My Balls and My Word

Young Bleed

198

The Firm - The Album

NAS Escobar/Foxy Brown/AZ/Nature

199

The Swarm

Wu-Tang Killa Bees

200

A Very Special Christmas 3

Various Artists