List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2014

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift's (pictured) 1989 gave her the fourth album to debut at number-one on the Billboard 200. She earned the largest selling week of the year in the US.

The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the Billboard 200, which is published by Billboard magazine. The data are compiled by Nielsen Soundscan based on each album's weekly physical and digital sales. In 2014, a total of 33 albums claimed the top position of the chart. One of which, American R&B singer Beyoncé's self-titled visual album started its peak in late 2013.[1]

The soundtrack to the 2013 Disney film, Frozen was the longest-running number-one album of the year, staying atop the chart for thirteen non-consecutive weeks.[2] Other albums with extended chart runs include Beyoncé's self-titled visual album, Ghost Stories by Coldplay, the Marvel soundtrack Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and 1989 by Taylor Swift; only three albums spent two weeks on the top position.

The Frozen soundtrack sold 165,000 additional copies in its sixth week upon its week, bringing its sales up to nearly 2.7 million units, becoming the highest-selling album during the debut week.[2] Taylor Swift's 1989 sold 1.28 million copies in its first week, making it the second album with the highest sales during the opening week, since 2002 when Eminem's third album, The Eminem Show opened up with 1.3 million.[3]

Chart history

 
Singer Ariana Grande (pictured) earned her second consecutive number one album with My Everything, when it topped the chart in September.
 
American hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q's (pictured) major-label debut and third studio album, Oxymoron became his first album to debut at number-one.
 
Rapper Rick Ross (pictured) gained his fifth number-one album of 2014 with his sixth studio album, Mastermind.
 
Rock singer Jack White's (pictured) sophomore album, Lazaretto, gave the artist his second number-one album in the country to date.
 
Rock band The Black Keys (pictured) earned a number-one album in the country with their eighth studio album, Turn Blue.
 
Alternative rock band Coldplay's (pictured) sixth album, Ghost Stories, gave the band their fourth number-one album to date.
Key
  Indicates best performing album of 2014[4]
Issue date Album Artist(s) Ref.
January 4 Beyoncé Beyoncé [5]
January 11 [6]
January 18 Frozen   Soundtrack [7]
January 25 [8]
February 1 High Hopes Bruce Springsteen [9]
February 8 Frozen   Soundtrack [10]
February 15 [11]
February 22 Now 49 Various Artists [12]
March 1 The Outsiders Eric Church [13]
March 8 Frozen   Soundtrack [14]
March 15 Oxymoron Schoolboy Q [15]
March 22 Mastermind Rick Ross [16]
March 29 Frozen   Soundtrack [17]
April 5 [18]
April 12 [19]
April 19 [20]
April 26 [21]
May 3 [22]
May 10 [23]
May 17 [24]
May 24 Now 50 Various Artists [25]
May 31 Turn Blue The Black Keys [26]
June 7 Ghost Stories Coldplay [27]
June 14 [28]
June 21 Platinum Miranda Lambert [29]
June 28 Lazaretto Jack White [30]
July 5 Ultraviolence Lana Del Rey [31]
July 12 x Ed Sheeran [32]
July 19 Trigga Trey Songz [33]
July 26 1000 Forms of Fear Sia [34]
August 2 Mandatory Fun "Weird Al" Yankovic [35]
August 9 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer [36]
August 16 Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers [37]
August 23 Guardians of the Galaxy:
Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Soundtrack [38]
August 30 [39]
September 6 Blacc Hollywood Wiz Khalifa [40]
September 13 My Everything Ariana Grande [41]
September 20 V Maroon 5 [42]
September 27 Anomaly Lecrae [43]
October 4 Partners Barbra Streisand [44]
October 11 Cheek to Cheek Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga [45]
October 18 Bringing Back the Sunshine Blake Shelton [46]
October 25 Old Boots, New Dirt Jason Aldean [47]
November 1 Anything Goes Florida Georgia Line [48]
November 8 .5: The Gray Chapter Slipknot [49]
November 15 1989 Taylor Swift [50]
November 22 [51]
November 29 [52]
December 6 Four One Direction [53]
December 13 1989 Taylor Swift [54]
December 20 [55]
December 27 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole [56]

See also

References

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