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Top 25 Best-Selling Albums Of The Past 10 Years

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Besting Selling Billboard Albums

Since 1991, Nielsen SoundScan has tracked Billboard album sales and now, we bring to you some of the albums that have sold 5 million or more copies in the past decade!!

At the top of the list? Norah Jones, Eminem, Usher and of course, Adele!

SOME of these albums and artists, though, are sure to surprise you…

See the top-selling albums of the past 10 years … AFTER THE JUMP!!

1. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 10,797,000. Top 200 rank: #11.
2. Eminem, The Eminem Show, 10,049,000. Top 200 rank: #18.
3. Usher, Confessions, 9,968,000. Top 200 rank: #19.
4. Adele, 21, 8,090,000. Top 200 rank: #39.
5. 50 Cent, Get Rich Or Die Tryin', 8,086,000. Top 200 rank: #41.
6. Evanescence, Fallen, 7,619,000. Top 200 rank: #51.
7. Nickelback, All The Right Reasons, 7,582,000. Top 200 rank: #53.
8. Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts, 7,177,000. Top 200 rank: #62.
9. Avril Lavigne, Let Go, 6,782,000. Top 200 rank: #71.
10. Taylor Swift, Fearless, 6,514,000. Top 200 rank: #76.
11. Nelly, Nellyville, 6,488,000. Top 200 rank: #78.
12. Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway, 6,219,000. Top 200 rank: #85.
13. Green Day, American Idiot, 6,056,000. Top 200 rank: #93.
14. Dixie Chicks, Home, 6,041,000. Top 200 rank: #94.
15. Mariah Carey, The Emancipation Of Mimi, 5,964,000. Top 200 rank: #101.
16. Josh Groban, Closer, 5,960,000. Top 200 rank: #102.
17. Linkin Park, Meteora, 5,913,000. Top 200 rank: #103.
18. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, 5,702,000. Top 200 rank: #110.
19. Josh Groban, Noel, 5,446,000. Top 200 rank: #127.
20. Shania Twain, Up!, 5,409,000. Top 200 rank: #129.
21. 50 Cent, The Massacre, 5,286,000. Top 200 rank: #136.
22. Eminem, Encore, 5,282,000. Top 200 rank: #137.
23. Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today, 5,230,000. Top 200 rank: #140.
24. Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, 5,175,000. Top 200 rank: #143.
25. Guns N' Roses, Greatest Hits, 5,161,000. Top 200 rank: #144.

Which of these albums did U buy???

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11 comments to “Top 25 Best-Selling Albums Of The Past 10 Years”



  1. 1

    It' wrong. I can't belieb there's no Lady Gaga or Beyonce albums!



  2. 2

    Uh oh, tellall and sanfran1 are gonna be pissed. lmao.



  3. 3

    you have so many fucking ads on your site it slows down everything.



  4. 4

    Re Freee28…..He is making a killing off all of those ads, especially the annoying vid ads he places before any song or vid he has posted. I no longer look at the vids anyway as you can easily find them elsewhere without ads (that is for the ones i hadn't already seen elsewhere). perez better wake up though, he has gotten extremely lazy and this site, which used to be kinda on top of it and informative, is usually late with any gossip or anything interesting…all of the annoying ads are going to further deteriorate hits to this site…



  5. 5

    This list makes no sense!! Britneys album baby one more time sold 26 million albums worldwide and 10 million of that came from U.S sales. Why is it not on this list?? Oops i did it again sold 20 million worldwide 10.3 million in the U.S. Why is she not on this list??



  6. 6

    Re: SlaveMeh – Cause this from the last ten years. Those albums were released at the end of the 90;s/beginning of the 2000's.



  7. 7

    Re: SlaveMeh – Both of those are more than 10 years old. This list is the past 10 years.



  8. 8

    Adele's album is the youngest of all of these, and it's already #4 on this particular list. I never really cared too much for her, but it goes to show the music industry isn't entirely dead, and people will still buy albums if they believe them to be good.



  9. 9

    These numbers are based only on US sales. Would love to see a global listing.



  10. 10

    US album sales suck. World charts would show much more variation and what is actually selling more worldwide.



  11. 11

    I've bought "Confessions", "Fallen", "Let Go", "Breakaway", "Up!", and of course, "The Emancipation of Mimi".