List of Top Country Albums number ones of 1995

Top Country Albums is a chart that ranks the top-performing country music albums in the United States, published by Billboard. In 1995, seven different albums topped the chart, based on electronic point of sale data provided by SoundScan Inc.[1]

Singer John Michael Montogmery
John Michael Montgomery spent 13 consecutive weeks at number one with his eponymous album.

In the issue of Billboard dated January 7, Garth Brooks was at number one with the compilation album The Hits, its second week in the top spot.[2] The album held the peak position for the first 14 weeks of 1995 and returned to number one for a single week later in the year; its 16 weeks atop the chart took Brooks's total number of weeks in the top spot to 113 in less than five years.[3] The singer returned to number one in December with his next album Fresh Horses, which held the top spot for the final four weeks of the year; he was the only artist to achieve more than one chart-topper during 1995. The Hits was replaced at number one by the eponymous album by John Michael Montgomery, which entered the chart at number one in the issue of Billboard dated April 15 and spent 13 consecutive weeks in the top spot. It was Montgomery's second consecutive chart-topper, but would prove to be his last album to reach number one.[4]

In July, Shania Twain gained her first number one with The Woman in Me; the album spent 11 weeks in the top spot in 1995 but would return to number one for a further 18 weeks the following year, making it the longest-running number one country album to date by a female artist.[5] The album launched the Canadian singer to stardom in both the country and pop markets, and helped to make her one of the most globally successful recording artists of the 1990s.[6] While Garth Brooks's The Hits was the only one of 1995's Top Country Albums number ones to also top the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, every other country chart-topper reached the top five of that listing.[7] In the mid-1990s, sales of country albums reached unprecedented levels, with Brooks and Twain in particular experiencing levels of mainstream popularity and success unheard of for a country artist; both The Hits and The Woman in Me would go on to be certified at least ten times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[6][8][9][10]

Chart historyEdit

 
Garth Brooks both began and ended the year at number one.
 
Shania Twain reached number one for the first time with The Woman in Me.
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 7 The Hits Garth Brooks [2]
January 14 [11]
January 21 [12]
January 28 [13]
February 4 [14]
February 11 [15]
February 18 [16]
February 25 [17]
March 4 [18]
March 11 [19]
March 18 [20]
March 25 [21]
April 1 [22]
April 8 [23]
April 15 John Michael Montgomery John Michael Montgomery [24]
April 22 [25]
April 29 [26]
May 6 [27]
May 13 [28]
May 20 [29]
May 27 [30]
June 3 [31]
June 10 [32]
June 17 [33]
June 24 [34]
July 1 [35]
July 8 [36]
July 15 The Hits Garth Brooks [37]
July 22 The Woman in Me Shania Twain [38]
July 29 [39]
August 5 [40]
August 12 [41]
August 19 [42]
August 26 [43]
September 2 [44]
September 9 [45]
September 16 [46]
September 23 [47]
September 30 [48]
October 7 All I Want Tim McGraw [49]
October 14 [50]
October 21 Starting Over Reba McEntire [51]
October 28 [52]
November 4 All I Want Tim McGraw [53]
November 11 The Greatest Hits Collection Alan Jackson [54]
November 18 [55]
November 25 [56]
December 2 [57]
December 9 Fresh Horses Garth Brooks [58]
December 16 [59]
December 23 [60]
December 30 [61]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Country Albums chart for January 7, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Joel Whitburn Presents Hot Country Albums: Billboard 1964 to 2007. Record Research, Incorporated. p. 40. ISBN 9780898201734.
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  6. ^ a b Erlewin, Stephen Thomas. "Shania Twain Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
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    "John Michael Montgomery Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
    "The Woman in Me Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
    "All I Want Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
    "Starting Over Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
    "The Greatest Hits Collection Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
    "Fresh Horses Collection Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
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  27. ^ "Country Albums chart for May 6, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  28. ^ "Country Albums chart for May 13, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  29. ^ "Country Albums chart for May 20, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  30. ^ "Country Albums chart for May 27, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  31. ^ "Country Albums chart for June 3, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  32. ^ "Country Albums chart for June 10, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  33. ^ "Country Albums chart for June 17, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  34. ^ "Country Albums chart for June 24, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
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  40. ^ "Country Albums chart for August 5, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  41. ^ "Country Albums chart for August 12, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  42. ^ "Country Albums chart for August 19, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  43. ^ "Country Albums chart for August 26, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
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  46. ^ "Country Albums chart for September 16, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  47. ^ "Country Albums chart for September 23, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  48. ^ "Country Albums chart for September 30, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  49. ^ "Country Albums chart for October 7, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  50. ^ "Country Albums chart for October 14, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  51. ^ "Country Albums chart for October 21, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  52. ^ "Country Albums chart for October 28, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  53. ^ "Country Albums chart for November 4, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  54. ^ "Country Albums chart for November 11, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  55. ^ "Country Albums chart for November 18, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  56. ^ "Country Albums chart for November 25, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
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  61. ^ "Country Albums chart for December 30, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2020.