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These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 (from its launch on Aug. 4, 1958 through Oct. 10, 2015) and Billboard 200 (from Aug. 17, 1963 — when we combined our two leading pop album album charts for stereo and mono releases into one all-encompassing weekly chart — through Oct. 10, 2015). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Hot 100 or Billboard 200 chart entries.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS

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Soundtrack The Sound Of Music Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Sound Of Music
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Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A. Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Born In The U.S.A.
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Garth Brooks Ropin' The Wind Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Ropin' The Wind
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Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Jagged Little Pill
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Soundtrack Doctor Zhivago Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Doctor Zhivago
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Nickelback All The Right Reasons Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
All The Right Reasons
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Carole King Tapestry Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Tapestry
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Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Whitney Houston
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Lady Gaga The Fame Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Fame
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Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
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Shania Twain Come On Over Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Come On Over
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Fleetwood Mac Rumours Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Usher Confessions Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Confessions
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Soundtrack Frozen Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Forever Your Girl
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Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Some Gave All
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Celine Dion Falling Into You Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Falling Into You
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Carrie Underwood Some Hearts Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Some Hearts
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Whitney Houston The Bodyguard (Soundtrack) Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Bodyguard (Soundtrack)
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M.C. Hammer Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em
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Def Leppard Hysteria Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Hysteria
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Norah Jones Come Away With Me Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Come Away With Me
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Daughtry Daughtry Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Daughtry
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Linkin Park [Hybrid Theory] Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
[Hybrid Theory]
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Garth Brooks No Fences Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
No Fences
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Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Cracked Rear View
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Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Dark Side Of The Moon
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Evanescence Fallen Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Slippery When Wet
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Creed Human Clay Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Human Clay
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Soundtrack Mary Poppins Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Mary Poppins
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Santana Supernatural Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Supernatural
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Imagine Dragons Night Visions Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Night Visions
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Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Frampton Comes Alive
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Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Metallica Metallica Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Metallica
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Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
...Baby One More Time
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Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Backstreet Boys
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Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Saturday Night Fever
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass !!Going Places!! Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
!!Going Places!!
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
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Journey Escape Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Escape
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Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Can't Slow Down
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Spice Girls Spice Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Mariah Carey
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Soundtrack High School Musical Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
High School Musical
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Mariah Carey The Emancipation Of Mimi Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Emancipation Of Mimi
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Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Blood, Sweat & Tears
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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Unorthodox Jukebox
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Eminem The Eminem Show Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Eminem Show
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Michael Bolton Time, Love And Tenderness Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Time, Love And Tenderness
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Avril Lavigne Let Go Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Various Artists Jesus Christ Superstar Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Jesus Christ Superstar
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Soundtrack Dirty Dancing Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Dirty Dancing
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Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
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Kid Rock Rock N Roll Jesus Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Rock N Roll Jesus
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Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Appetite For Destruction
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REO Speedwagon Hi Infidelity Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Hi Infidelity
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No Doubt Tragic Kingdom Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Tragic Kingdom
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Lady Antebellum Need You Now Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Need You Now
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Supertramp Breakfast In America Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Breakfast In America
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Backstreet Boys Millennium Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus
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Janet Jackson Control Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Green Day American Idiot Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
American Idiot
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Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Fleetwood Mac
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Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Girl You Know It's True
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Florida Georgia Line Here's To The Good Times Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Here's To The Good Times
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Kelly Clarkson Breakaway Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Justin Bieber My World 2.0 Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
My World 2.0
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Eric Clapton Unplugged Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Unplugged
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Soundtrack The Lion King Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Lion King
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Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Don't Be Cruel
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Shaggy Hotshot Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Hotshot
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Wilson Phillips Wilson Phillips Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Wilson Phillips
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Nelly Country Grammar Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Country Grammar
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John Denver John Denver's Greatest Hits Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
John Denver's Greatest Hits
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Mariah Carey Music Box Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Music Box
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New Kids On The Block Hangin' Tough Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Chicago Chicago II Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Chicago II
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Original Cast Hello, Dolly! Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Hello, Dolly!
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Ace Of Base The Sign Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Sign
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Pink Floyd The Wall Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Wall
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Eminem Recovery Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Recovery
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Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
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Asia Asia Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Asia
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The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
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Dire Straits Brothers In Arms Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Brothers In Arms
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Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
In The Lonely Hour
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Fergie The Dutchess Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Dutchess
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Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Men At Work Business As Usual Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Business As Usual
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Soundtrack The Graduate Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Graduate
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Rascal Flatts Me And My Gang Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Me And My Gang
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The Beatles A Hard Day's Night (Soundtrack) Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
A Hard Day's Night (Soundtrack)
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Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Sigh No More
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Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Songs In A Minor
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Heart Heart Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Heart
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Luke Bryan Crash My Party Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Crash My Party
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Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain (Soundtrack) Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Purple Rain (Soundtrack)
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'N Sync No Strings Attached Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
No Strings Attached
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OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
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Santana Abraxas Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Abraxas
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Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Songs In The Key Of Life
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Kenny G Breathless Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Breathless
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Nirvana Nevermind Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Nevermind
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Janet Jackson Janet. Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Paul McCartney And Wings Band On The Run Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced? Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Are You Experienced?
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The Police Synchronicity Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Synchronicity
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Jewel Pieces Of You Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Pieces Of You
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TLC CrazySexyCool Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
CrazySexyCool
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U2 The Joshua Tree Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Joshua Tree
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Alicia Keys As I Am Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Cooleyhighharmony
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Phil Collins No Jacket Required Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
No Jacket Required
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The Monkees The Monkees Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Monkees
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Whitesnake Whitesnake Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Whitesnake
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The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Monkey Business
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The Beatles Abbey Road Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Abbey Road
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Jason Aldean My Kinda Party Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
My Kinda Party
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'N Sync 'N Sync Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
'N Sync
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50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
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Soundtrack Grease Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Jefferson Starship Red Octopus Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Don McLean American Pie Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
American Pie
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Elton John Honky Chateau Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Honky Chateau
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Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Led Zeppelin II
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Akon Konvicted Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Konvicted
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Eagles The Long Run Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The Long Run
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Michael Jackson Off The Wall Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Off The Wall
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Amy Winehouse Back To Black Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Back To Black
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John Cougar American Fool Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
American Fool
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Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Tha Carter III
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Enya A Day Without Rain Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
A Day Without Rain
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Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Unforgettable: With Love
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Eagles One Of These Nights Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
One Of These Nights
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The Monkees More Of The Monkees Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
More Of The Monkees
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P!nk M!ssundaztood Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
M!ssundaztood
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Kris Kross Totally Krossed Out Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Totally Krossed Out
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Whitney Houston Whitney Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Soundtrack Woodstock Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Woodstock
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Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World (Soundtrack) Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
That's The Way Of The World (Soundtrack)
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Nickelback Silver Side Up Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Silver Side Up
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Soundtrack Titanic Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Titanic
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Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Let's Talk About Love
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Chicago Chicago V Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Chicago V
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Barbra Streisand Funny Girl Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Counting Crows August And Everything After Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
August And Everything After
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Billy Joel Glass Houses Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Glass Houses
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Bryan Adams Reckless Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Reckless
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass What Now My Love Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
What Now My Love
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
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Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross And The Supremes Greatest Hits Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Diana Ross And The Supremes Greatest Hits
Diana Ross & The Supremes
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Green Day Dookie Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Cream Disraeli Gears Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Disraeli Gears
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Nelly Nellyville Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Nellyville
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Elton John Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
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Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around With Jim Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
You Don't Mess Around With Jim
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Neil Young Harvest Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Harvest
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Peter, Paul & Mary In The Wind Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Madonna True Blue Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
True Blue
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Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Songs From The Big Chair
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Creed Weathered Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Weathered
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Nickelback Dark Horse Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Dark Horse
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Tina Turner Private Dancer Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Private Dancer
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Stevie Nicks Bella Donna Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Bella Donna
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Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Houses Of The Holy
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One Direction Up All Night Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Up All Night
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The Beatles Meet The Beatles! Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Meet The Beatles!
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Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Lorde Pure Heroine Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Pure Heroine
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Roberta Flack First Take Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
First Take
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Billy Joel 52nd Street Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
52nd Street
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John Mellencamp Scarecrow Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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John Denver Back Home Again Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Back Home Again
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Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Led Zeppelin IV
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Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
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Soundtrack Romeo + Juliet Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Romeo + Juliet
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matchbox 20 Yourself Or Someone Like You Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Yourself Or Someone Like You
matchbox 20
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Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
In Through The Out Door
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Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
Christina Aguilera
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Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums
The 20/20 Experience
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