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.

2012

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3

TAKE CARE

Drake

5

UP ALL NIGHT

One Direction

6

TAILGATES & TANLINES

Luke Bryan

8

TALK THAT TALK

Rihanna

12

OWN THE NIGHT

Lady Antebellum

13

UNDER THE MISTLETOE

Justin Bieber

15

HERE AND NOW

Nickelback

17

MYLO XYLOTO

Coldplay

18

WHITNEY: THE GREATEST HITS

Whitney Houston

20

SOME NIGHTS

fun.

21

OVEREXPOSED

Maroon 5

25

TEENAGE DREAM

Katy Perry

26

PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED

Nicki Minaj

27

MAKING MIRRORS

Gotye

28

SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING

LMFAO

29

SIGH NO MORE

Mumford & Sons

31

TM:103: HUSTLERZ AMBITION

Young Jeezy

32

CLEAR AS DAY

Scotty McCreery

34

MY LIFE II...THE JOURNEY CONTINUES (ACT 1)

Mary J. Blige

37

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE

P!nk

38

THE BAND PERRY

The Band Perry

39

THA CARTER IV

Lil Wayne

40

LIVING THINGS

Linkin Park

41

WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL

Kenny Chesney

42

CONCERTO: ONE NIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK

Andrea Bocelli

43

BORN AND RAISED

John Mayer

45

SPEAK NOW

Taylor Swift

46

HANDS ALL OVER

Maroon 5

47

FOUR THE RECORD

Miranda Lambert

49

"GOD FORGIVES, I DON'T"

Rick Ross

51

WATCH THE THRONE

Jay Z Kanye West

52

CLANCY'S TAVERN

Toby Keith

53

BREAK THE SPELL

Daughtry

55

HALFWAY TO HEAVEN

Brantley Gilbert

57

THE HUNGER GAMES: SONGS FROM DISTRICT 12 AND BEYOND

Soundtrack

58

AWAY FROM THE WORLD

Dave Matthews Band

59

THE LUMINEERS

The Lumineers

60

DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS

Bruno Mars

62

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN: PART 1

Soundtrack

63

BANGARANG (EP)

Skrillex

64

LOOKING 4 MYSELF

Usher

65

LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES

Amy Winehouse

66

BLUNDERBUSS

Jack White

67

RED RIVER BLUE

Blake Shelton

69

LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

Jason Mraz

71

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH

Van Halen

72

BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY

2 Chainz

73

...LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS

Norah Jones

74

CHANNEL ORANGE

Frank Ocean

75

YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE

Zac Brown Band

79

KANYE WEST PRESENTS GOOD MUSIC CRUEL SUMMER

Various Artists

80

"GOOD KID, M.A.A.D CITY"

Kendrick Lamar

81

COME TO THE WELL

Casting Crowns

82

CALIFORNIA 37

Train

84

KIDZ BOP 21

Kidz Bop Kids

85

BORN THIS WAY

Lady Gaga

86

2012 GRAMMY NOMINEES

Various Artists

87

SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES (EP)

Skrillex

89

AMARYLLIS

Shinedown

90

LIFE IS GOOD

Nas

93

BOYS & GIRLS

Alabama Shakes

94

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

Susan Boyle

95

GLEE: THE MUSIC: THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM: VOLUME 2

Soundtrack

96

CARELESS WORLD: RISE OF THE LAST KING

Tyga

99

CHAPTER V

Trey Songz

100

SPEAK NOW: WORLD TOUR LIVE CD + DVD

Taylor Swift

101

KIDZ BOP 22

Kidz Bop Kids

102

NOTHING BUT THE BEAT

David Guetta

103

RECOVERY

Eminem

104

EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC

Tim McGraw

105

HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS

Jackie Evancho

106

SLIPSTREAM

Bonnie Raitt

107

HUNTER HAYES

Hunter Hayes

108

GREATEST HITS

Guns N' Roses

110

HARD 2 LOVE

Lee Brice

111

THE FOUNDATION

Zac Brown Band

112

BACK TO LOVE

Anthony Hamilton

113

MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS: SELF MADE 2

Various Artists

114

CLOCKWORK ANGELS

Rush

115

COLE WORLD: THE SIDELINE STORY

J. Cole

116

ELEVATE (SOUNDTRACK)

Big Time Rush

117

JOURNEY'S GREATEST HITS

Journey

118

STRANGE CLOUDS

B.o.B

119

A VERY SHE & HIM CHRISTMAS

She & Him

120

UP ALL NIGHT

Kip Moore

122

ROCK OF AGES

Soundtrack

123

PLANET PIT

Pitbull

124

THIRTY MILES WEST

Alan Jackson

125

MY CHRISTMAS

Andrea Bocelli

129

AMBITION

Wale

130

WOW HITS 2012

Various Artists

131

THE PATH OF TOTALITY

Korn

132

KISSES ON THE BOTTOM

Paul McCartney

133

NIGHT VISIONS

Imagine Dragons

134

MY WORLD 2.0

Justin Bieber

137

TEMPEST

Bob Dylan

138

DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Meek Mill

139

OPEN INVITATION

Tyrese

140

BATTLE BORN

The Killers

141

PLUTO

Future

142

CHRONICLE THE 20 GREATEST HITS

Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty

145

THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND: THE STUDIO RECORDINGS

Neil Diamond

146

BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT

Jake Owen

147

THE BODYGUARD

Whitney Houston

148

SCARS & STORIES

The Fray

149

UNBROKEN

Demi Lovato

150

PORT OF MORROW

The Shins

151

WRITE ME BACK

R. Kelly

152

PINK FRIDAY

Nicki Minaj

154

THE 2ND LAW

Muse

155

PUSH AND SHOVE

No Doubt

156

EYE ON IT

tobyMac

157

THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER THAN...

Fiona Apple

158

MEGALITHIC SYMPHONY

AWOLNATION

159

EVANESCENCE

Evanescence

160

PROJECT X

Soundtrack

161

KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM

Miguel

162

SHAKE IT UP: LIVE 2 DANCE: MUSIC FROM THE DISNEY CHANNEL SERIES

Soundtrack

163

GLEE: THE MUSIC: SEASON 3: VOLUME 7

Soundtrack

164

THE BEST OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD: 20TH CENTURY MASTERS THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION

Lynyrd Skynyrd

165

WASTING LIGHT

Foo Fighters

166

CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY

Mannheim Steamroller With Members Of The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

167

FORMULA: VOL. 1

Romeo Santos

168

THE MUPPETS

Soundtrack

169

THE GIFT

Susan Boyle

170

"MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY"

Rod Stewart

172

GOD'S NOT DEAD

newsboys

173

HATS OFF TO THE BULL

Chevelle

175

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (SOUNDTRACK)

Vince Guaraldi Trio

176

SINATRA: BEST OF THE BEST

Frank Sinatra

177

OUTLAWS LIKE ME

Justin Moore

178

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL COUNTRY: VOLUME 5

Various Artists

179

BLUE SLIDE PARK

Mac Miller

180

GLORY IN THE HIGHEST: CHRISTMAS SONGS OF WORSHIP

Chris Tomlin

182

AMERICANA

Neil Young With Crazy Horse

183

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

Chris Tomlin

184

NUMBER ONE HITS

Tim McGraw

185

NEW LIFE

Monica

186

WILD ONES

Flo Rida

187

COEXIST

The xx

188

TRESPASSING

Adam Lambert

190

FOOD & LIQUOR II: THE GREAT AMERICAN RAP ALBUM PT. 1

Lupe Fiasco

191

PUNCHING BAG

Josh Turner

192

THAT'S WHY GOD MADE THE RADIO

The Beach Boys

193

Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd

194

THE WANTED

The Wanted

195

THE BEST OF LIONEL RICHIE: 20TH CENTURY MASTERS THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION

Lionel Richie

197

GRAVITY

Lecrae

198

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

200

LICENSED TO ILL

Beastie Boys