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

THE MASSACRE

50 Cent

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2

ENCORE

Eminem

3

AMERICAN IDIOT

Green Day

4

THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI

Mariah Carey

6

LOVE. ANGEL. MUSIC. BABY.

Gwen Stefani

7

DESTINY FULFILLED

Destiny's Child

8

HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB

U2

9

GREATEST HITS

Shania Twain

11

CONFESSIONS

Usher

12

GREATEST HITS 2

Toby Keith

16

THE DOCUMENTARY

The Game

17

HOT FUSS

The Killers

20

GENIUS LOVES COMPANY

Ray Charles

21

LATE REGISTRATION

Kanye West

22

THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT

Ludacris

23

HERE FOR THE PARTY

Gretchen Wilson

25

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING

Tim McGraw

26

MTV ULTIMATE MASH-UPS PRESENTS: COLLISION COURSE

Jay-Z/Linkin Park

27

FREE YOURSELF

Fantasia

28

R&G (RHYTHM & GANGSTA): THE MASTERPIECE

Snoop Dogg

29

IN BETWEEN DREAMS

Jack Johnson

31

50 NUMBER ONES

George Strait

33

SUIT

Nelly

34

GET LIFTED

John Legend

37

HONKYTONK UNIVERSITY

Toby Keith

38

SONGS ABOUT JANE

Maroon5

39

URBAN LEGEND

T.I.

40

WHO IS MIKE JONES?

Mike Jones

41

DEMON DAYS

Gorillaz

42

HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

Big & Rich

43

RAY (SOUNDTRACK)

Ray Charles

44

SEVENTEEN DAYS

3 Doors Down

45

TURNING POINT

Mario

46

...SOMETHING TO BE

Rob Thomas

47

GREATEST HITS

Guns N' Roses

48

STILL NOT GETTING ANY...

Simple Plan

49

TP.3 RELOADED

R. Kelly

50

TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE

Sugarland

51

LOYAL TO THE GAME

2Pac

52

MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE

Clay Aiken

53

FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE

Fall Out Boy

54

IN YOUR HONOR

Foo Fighters

55

LET'S GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101

Young Jeezy

56

BE AS YOU ARE: SONGS FROM AN OLD BLUE CHAIR

Kenny Chesney

57

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

Kenny Chesney

58

THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE

My Chemical Romance

59

BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Jesse McCartney

60

FIREFLIES

Faith Hill

63

ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

Nickelback

64

IL DIVO

Il Divo

65

HILARY DUFF

Hilary Duff

66

TROUBLE

Akon

67

STARDUST... THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK VOL. III

Rod Stewart

68

UNDER MY SKIN

Avril Lavigne

69

OUT OF EXILE

Audioslave

70

GREATEST HITS

Creed

71

MAKE BELIEVE

Weezer

72

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Soundtrack

73

MIND BODY & SOUL

Joss Stone

74

GREATEST HITS: MY PREROGATIVE

Britney Spears

75

U.S.A.: UNITED STATE OF ATLANTA

Ying Yang Twins

76

CONCRETE ROSE

Ashanti

77

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER

Papa Roach

79

CROSSFADE

Crossfade

81

THE ONE

Frankie J

82

BARRIO FINO

Daddy Yankee

83

HEAVIER THINGS

John Mayer

84

THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys

85

LOS LONELY BOYS

Los Lonely Boys

86

MOST WANTED

Hilary Duff

87

FIJACION ORAL VOL. 1

Shakira

88

GUERO

Beck

89

GARDEN STATE

Soundtrack

91

LYFE 268-192

Lyfe Jennings

92

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Ashlee Simpson

93

WANTED

Bow Wow

94

THE BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN

Switchfoot

97

STREET'S DISCIPLE

Nas

99

LIFEHOUSE

Lifehouse

101

TOTALLY COUNTRY VOL. 4

Various Artists

102

SOMEWHERE DOWN IN TEXAS

George Strait

103

LOST AND FOUND

Will Smith

104

BLUESTARS

Pretty Ricky

106

LONELY RUNS BOTH WAYS

Alison Krauss + Union Station

107

NUMBER ONES

Bee Gees

109

DISTURBING THA PEACE PRESENTS BOBBY VALENTINO

Bobby Valentino

110

GET BEHIND ME SATAN

The White Stripes

111

CONTRABAND

Velvet Revolver

112

ALBUM II

Kem

113

TEN THOUSAND FISTS

Disturbed

116

ALL JACKED UP

Gretchen Wilson

117

THE CHRONICLES OF LIFE AND DEATH

Good Charlotte

118

THUG MATRIMONY: MARRIED TO THE STREETS

Trick Daddy

119

WE ARE NOT ALONE

Breaking Benjamin

120

THE COOKBOOK

Missy Elliott

121

GREATEST HITS VOL. I

Korn

122

CHAPTER V

Staind

123

WOW HITS 2005

Various Artists

124

THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS

Larry The Cable Guy

125

POWERBALLIN'

Chingy

126

FEELS LIKE HOME

Norah Jones

127

DEVILS & DUST

Bruce Springsteen

128

REJOYCE: THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Jessica Simpson

129

LOST AND FOUND

Mudvayne

130

TIME WELL WASTED

Brad Paisley

131

HOPES AND FEARS

Keane

132

JOJO

JoJo

133

ALL THE BEST

Tina Turner

134

THIS WOMAN

LeAnn Rimes

135

HAVE A NICE DAY

Bon Jovi

136

GRAMMY NOMINEES 2005

Various Artists

137

CHARIOT - STRIPPED

Gavin DeGraw

138

THE ROAD AND THE RADIO

Kenny Chesney

139

THE WAY IT IS

Keyshia Cole

140

SWEAT

Nelly

141

THE SILENCE IN BLACK AND WHITE

Hawthorne Heights

142

KARMA AND EFFECT

Seether

143

BLAKE SHELTON'S BARN & GRILL

Blake Shelton

145

LIVE AT THE GREEK

Josh Groban

146

MODERN DAY DRIFTER

Dierks Bentley

147

THE PEOPLES CHAMP

Paul Wall

148

WRECK OF THE DAY

Anna Nalick

149

WILDFLOWER

Sheryl Crow

150

R.U.L.E.

Ja Rule

151

MIRACLE

Celine Dion

152

THOUGHTS OF A PREDICATE FELON

Tony Yayo

153

TAKE IT ALL AWAY

Ryan Cabrera

154

THE GREATEST HITS COLLECTION II

Brooks & Dunn

155

PLEASURE & PAIN

112

158

THE FIRST LADY

Faith Evans

160

REARVIEWMIRROR: GREATEST HITS 1991-2003

Pearl Jam

162

KIDZ BOP 7

Kidz Bop Kids

163

UNPLUGGED

Alicia Keys

165

PURPLE HAZE

Cam'Ron

166

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Chris Botti

167

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY... THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK VOL. IV

Rod Stewart

169

YOU DO YOUR THING

Montgomery Gentry

173

FRANCES THE MUTE

The Mars Volta

174

THE BEST OF THE ROLLING STONES: JUMP BACK '71-'93

The Rolling Stones

175

AT LAST... THE DUETS ALBUM

Kenny G

176

THE COLLEGE DROPOUT

Kanye West

177

RETALIATION

Dane Cook

178

RED, WHITE & CRUE

Motley Crue

179

CASTING CROWNS

Casting Crowns

180

WITH THE LIGHTS OUT

Nirvana

181

STOP ALL THE WORLD NOW

Howie Day

182

MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN

Three 6 Mafia

183

DISNEYMANIA 3: MUSIC STARS SING DISNEY ...THEIR WAY!

Various Artists

184

GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE BAD NEWS

Modest Mouse

185

A HANGOVER YOU DON'T DESERVE

Bowling For Soup

186

GREATEST HITS

Neil Young

187

THE DANA OWENS ALBUM

Queen Latifah

189

THE B. COMING

Beanie Sigel

190

ALREADY PLATINUM

Slim Thug

191

VOL. 3: (THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES)

Slipknot

192

TOUCH

Amerie

193

THE VERY BEST OF THE BEACH BOYS: SOUNDS OF SUMMER

The Beach Boys

194

THE LONGEST YARD

Soundtrack

195

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE

Beyonce

196

GREATEST HITS

The Offspring

197

ROCK OF AGES: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION

Def Leppard

198

DELICIOUS SURPRISE

Jo Dee Messina

199

METEORA

Linkin Park