List of Billboard 200 number-one albums

This is a list of number-one albums in the United States by year from the main Billboard albums chart, currently called the Billboard 200.

Billboard first began publishing an album chart on March 24, 1945. The chart expanded to 200 positions on the week ending May 13, 1967, and adopted its current name on March 14, 1992. Since May 25, 1991, the Billboard 200 positions have been derived from Nielsen SoundScan sales data, currently contributed by approximately 14,000 music retailers. In December 2014, Billboard updated the methodology of the Billboard 200 albums chart to also include on-demand streaming and digital track sales.[1]

Starting on the issue dated January 18, 2020, Billboard updated the methodology to compile the chart again by incorporating video data from YouTube, along with visual plays from streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo.[2]

Pre-Billboard 200 eraEdit

Billboard 200 eraEdit

1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (November 20, 2014). "Billboard 200 Makeover: Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Billboard 200 to Include Official Video Plays From YouTube, Streaming Services". Billboard. December 13, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2019.

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