List of Billboard Best-Selling Popular Record Albums number ones of 1948

Stan Kenton's A Presentation of Progressive Jazz topped the chart for eight weeks.
Stan Kenton's (pictured in 1948; right) A Presentation of Progressive Jazz was the best-selling album of the year and topped the chart for eight consecutive weeks.
Bing Crosby was atop the chart for seven weeks.
Bing Crosby's (pictured in 1951) Merry Christmas was atop the chart in January, November and December for seven weeks.

The Billboard magazine publishes a weekly chart that ranks the best-selling albums in the United States. In 1948, twelve albums by fourteen artists topped the chart. At the time, the chart was titled Best-Selling Popular Record Albums and was based on a "weekly survey among 4,970 dealers in all section of the country."

Chart historyEdit

Key
  Indicates best selling album of 1948[1]
Issue date Album Artist(s) Ref.
January 3 Merry Christmas Bing Crosby [2]
January 10 Al Jolson Souvenir Album Al Jolson [3]
January 17 Glenn Miller Masterpieces Vol. II Glenn Miller & His Orchestra [4]
January 24 Dorothy Shay Goes To Town Dorothy Shay [5]
January 31 Glenn Miller Masterpieces Vol. II Glenn Miller & His Orchestra [6]
February 7 [7]
February 14 [8]
February 21 [9]
February 28 A Sentimental Date with Perry Perry Como [10]
March 6 [11]
March 13 [12]
March 20 St. Patrick's Day Bing Crosby [13]
March 27 [14]
April 3 Down Memory Lane Vaughn Monroe [15]
April 10 [16]
April 17 [17]
April 24 [18]
May 1 [19]
May 8 [20]
May 15 Busy Fingers The Three Suns [21]
May 22 Songs of Our Times – 1932 Carmen Cavallaro [22]
May 29 A Presentation of Progressive Jazz   Stan Kenton [23]
June 5 [24]
June 12 [25]
June 19 [26]
June 26 [27]
July 3 [28]
July 10 [29]
July 17 [30]
July 24 Al Jolson Volume III Al Jolson [31]
July 31 [32]
August 7 [33]
August 14 [34]
August 21 [35]
August 28 [36]
September 4 [37]
September 11 [38]
September 18 [39]
September 25 [40]
October 2 [41]
October 9 [42]
October 16 Theme Songs Tommy Dorsey, Sammy Kaye, Larry Green, Vaughn Monroe,
Freddy Martin, Wayne King & The Three Suns
[43]
October 23 Al Jolson Volume III Al Jolson [44]
October 30 [45]
November 6 Theme Songs Tommy Dorsey, Sammy Kaye, Larry Green, Vaughn Monroe,
Freddy Martin, Wayne King & The Three Suns
[46]
November 13 [47]
November 20 Merry Christmas Bing Crosby [48]
November 27 [49]
December 4 [50]
December 11 [51]
December 18 [52]
December 25 [53]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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