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Encyclopedia > Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outsold all others during at least one week. An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ...


The chart is based solely on sales (both at retail and digitally) in the United States. The sales tracking week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. A new chart is published the following Thursday with an issue date of the following Saturday.

Example:
Monday 1 January — sales tracking week begins
Sunday 7 January — sales tracking week ends
Thursday 11 January — new chart published, with issue date of Saturday 20 January.

Normally new product is released to the American market on Tuesdays. Digital downloads are included in Billboard 200 tabulation, as long as the entire album is purchased as a whole. Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States (yet purchased in the U.S. as imports) are not eligible to chart. A long-standing policy which made ineligible titles that are sold exclusively by specific retail outlets, such as Wal-Mart or Starbucks, was reversed on November 7, 2007, which took effect in the issue dated November 17.[1] is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Digital Downloads are official legally-released music singles released by artists to the public. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... For other uses of Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ...


The current number-one album (as of the issue dated June 14, 2008) on the Billboard 200 is Here I Stand by Usher. [2][3] is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ...

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History

Billboard began publishing an album chart in 1945. Initially only five positions long, the album chart was not published on a weekly basis, sometimes three to seven weeks passing before it was updated. A biweekly (though with a few gaps), 15-position Best-Selling Popular Albums chart appeared in 1955. With the explosion of rock and roll music, Billboard premiered a weekly Best-Selling Popular Albums chart on March 24, 1956. The position count varied anywhere from ten to thirty albums. The first number-one album on the new weekly list was Belafonte by Harry Belafonte. The chart was renamed to Best-Selling Pop Albums later in 1956, and then to Best-Selling Pop LPs in 1957. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harold George Belafonte, Jr. ...


Beginning on May 25, 1959, Billboard split the ranking into two charts, Best-Selling Stereophonic LPs for stereo albums (thirty positions) and Best-Selling Monophonic LPs for mono albums (fifty positions). These were renamed to Stereo Action Charts (thirty positions) and Mono Action Charts (forty positions) in 1960. In January 1961, they became Action Albums—Stereophonic (15 positions) and Action Albums—Monophonic (25 positions). Three months later, they became Top LPs—Stereo (50 positions) and Top LPs—Monaural (150 positions). is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Label for 2. ... Label for 1. ...


On August 17, 1963 the stereo and mono charts were combined into a 150-position chart called Top LPs. On April 1, 1967, the chart was expanded to 175 positions, then finally to 200 positions on May 13, 1967. In 1972 the album chart's title was changed to Top LPs & Tapes; in 1984 it was retitled Top 200 Albums; in 1985 it was retitled again to Top Pop Albums; in 1991 it became The Billboard 200 Top Albums; and it was given its current title of The Billboard 200 on March 14, 1992. is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Catalog albums

In 1960, Billboard began concurrently publishing album charts which ranked sales of older or mid-priced titles. These Essential Inventory charts were divided by stereo and mono albums, and featured titles that had already appeared on the main stereo and mono album charts. Mono albums were moved to the Essential Inventory—Mono chart (25 positions) after spending forty weeks on the Mono Action Chart, and stereo albums were moved to the Essential Inventory—Stereo chart (20 positions) after twenty weeks on the Stereo Action Chart.


In January 1961, the Action Charts became Action Albums—Monophonic (25 positions), and Action Albums—Stereophonic (15 positions). Albums appeared on either chart for up to nine weeks, then were moved to an Essential Inventory list of approximately 200 titles, with no numerical ranking. This list continued to be published until the consolidated Top LPs chart debuted in 1963.


In 1982, Billboard began publishing a Midline Albums chart which ranked older or mid-priced titles. The chart held fifty positions and was published on a bi-weekly (and later tri-weekly) basis.


On March 25, 1991 Billboard premiered the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Current criteria for this chart are albums that are more than eighteen months old and have fallen below position 100 on the Billboard 200.[4] An album need not have charted on the Billboard 200 at all to qualify for catalog status. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ...


Holiday albums

Billboard has adjusted its policies for holiday albums several times. Holiday albums were eligible for the main album charts until 1963, when a Christmas Albums list was created. Albums appearing here were not listed on the Top LPs chart. In 1974 this rule was reverted and holiday albums again appeared within the main list.


In 1983 the Christmas Albums chart was resurrected, but a title's appearance here did not disqualify it from appearing on the Top Pop Albums chart. In 1994 the chart was retitled Top Holiday Albums. As of 2006 the chart holds fifty positions and is run for several weeks during the end-of-calendar-year holiday season. Its current policy allows holiday albums to concurrently chart on the Top Holiday Albums list and the Billboard 200, but only during the album's first year of release. After a holiday album's first year, it can return to Top Holiday Albums in future years but then is only eligible to concurrently appear on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart.


Nielsen SoundScan

Since May 26, 1991, the Billboard 200's positions have been derived from Nielsen SoundScan sales data, as of 2008 contributed by approximately 14,000 music sellers. Because these numbers are supplied by a subset of sellers rather than record labels, it is common for these numbers to be substantially lower than those reported by the Recording Industry Association of America when Gold, Platinum and Diamond album awards are announced (RIAA awards reflect wholesale shipments, not retail sales). is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... RIAA redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


Year-end charts

Billboard’s "chart year" runs from the first week of December to the final week in November. This altered calendar allows for Billboard to calculate year-end charts and release them in time for its final print issue on the last week of December. Prior to Nielsen SoundScan, year-end charts were calculated by an inverse-point system based solely on an album's performance on the Billboard 200 (for example, an album would be given one point for a week spent at position 200, two points for a week spent at position 199… up to 200 points for each week spent at number one). Other factors including the total weeks on the chart and at its peak position were calculated into an album's year-end total.


After Billboard began obtaining sales information from Nielsen SoundScan, the year-end charts are now calculated by a very straightforward cumulative total of yearlong sales. This gives a more accurate picture of any given year’s best-selling albums, as a title that hypothetically spent nine weeks at number one in March could possibly have sold fewer copies than one spending six weeks at number three in January. Interestingly, albums at the peak of their popularity at the time of the November/December chart-year cutoff many times end up ranked lower than one would expect on a year-end tally, yet are ranked on the following year's chart as well, as their cumulative points are split between the two chart-years.


Uses

The Billboard 200 can be helpful to radio stations as an indication of the types of music listeners are interested in hearing. Retailers can also find it useful as a way to determine which recordings should be given the most prominent display in a store. Other outlets, such as airline music services, also employ the Billboard charts to determine their programming. In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ...


Limitations

The chart omits unit sales for listed albums and total recorded sales, making it impossible to determine, for example, if the number one album this week sold as well as the number one from the same period in the prior year. It is also impossible to determine the relative success of albums on a single chart; there is no indication of whether the number one album sold thousands more copies than number fifty, or only dozens more. All music genres are combined, but there are separate Billboard charts for individual market segments. The complete sales data broken down by location is made available, but only in the form of separate SoundScan subscriptions. Declining CD sales and the widespread sale of singles via the internet further reduce the relevance of the Billboard 200. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Artist milestones

Most charted albums

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Most top-ten albums[5]

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Most number-one albums

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Most cumulative weeks at number one

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Album milestones

Most weeks at number-one

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Most weeks on the chart

Note that totals are for the main albums chart only, catalog chart totals are not factored in.

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Highest RIAA certification

Note that the RIAA certifies based on units shipped, not units sold.

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Additional milestones

  • As of 2006, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon has been on the charts for over 1,500 weeks, or almost twenty-nine years. The album spent 741 of those weeks on the Billboard 200. The other weeks were spent on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Its closest rival is Bob Marley's Legend, checking in at over 800 weeks (Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums combined).
  • Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul spent sixty-four consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 before hitting number one, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number one spot.
  • At one point in early 1980s, all nine albums released to that date by Led Zeppelin were on the Billboard 200 chart, at the time it was the most albums by a single artist to chart at the same time. The record was beaten by Pearl Jam when they began releasing the majority of their concerts to the public.

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Sources

  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Albums, 6th edition, ISBN 0-89820-166-7
  • Whitburn, Joel (1991), The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums (Revised and enlarged 2nd ed.), Billboard Books, ISBN 0-8230-7534-6 
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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References

  1. ^ Peters, Mitchell. "Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1", Billboard magazine, 2007-11-06. Retrieved on 2007-11-06. 
  2. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000", Billboard magazine, 2008-06-03. Retrieved on 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ Hasty, Katy. "Usher Scores Second Best Sales Debut Of '08", Billboard magazine, 2008-06-03. Retrieved on 2008-06-03. 
  4. ^ Peters, Mitchell. "New Chart Parameters for Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan", Billboard magazine, 2008-01-08. Retrieved on 2008-01-08. 
  5. ^ Fred Bronson's Chart Beat Chat for May 18, 2007

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See also

  • List of number-one albums (United States)

This is a list of number-one albums in the United States by year from the Billboard Top 200 Albums starting from the year 1970. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ... Top Electronic Albums is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling electronic music albums in the United States. ... Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ... Billboard Comprehensive Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine that ranks the biggest selling albums in the United States regardless of the products age or method of sales. ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... European Top 100 Albums chart is the European adaptation of The Billboard 200 albums chart. ... The Billboard Magazine Top latin Albums chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language albums in the American music market. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot 100 Singles Sales (also known as Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard. ... The Hot Digital Tracks is a song popularity chart that ranks the best selling digital tracks in the United States according to Billboard magazine. ... The Hot 100 Singles Recurrents chart is one of the many charts associated with Billboard magazine. ... The Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart is the airplay component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart is the sales component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks. ... The Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Pop 100 Airplay Chart is one of the three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart & Hot Digital Songs, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Pop 100 . ... Top 40 Tracks is a defunct chart airplay chart from Billboard Magazine. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... Rhythmic Contemporary, also known as Rhythmic Top 40, Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The Latin Rhythm Airplay chart comprises singles and tracks from artists who represent the Hispanic Rhythmic/Hurban genre, which includes Reggaeton, Hispanic R&B/Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Pop/Dance and crossovers from English-language and/or bilingual acts. ... Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... Hot Dance Singles Sales (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. ... Hot Christian Songs is a Billboard chart of the top 20 Christian music singles of the week. ... Hot Ringtones is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Hot RingMasters chart is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Canadian Hot 100 is a music singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks songs in Canada. ... The Eurochart Hot 100 Singles has been compiled by Music & Media magazine since March, 1984. ... This is a list of number-one albums in the United States by year from the Billboard Top 200 Albums starting from the year 1970. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of singles released on one of the various labels owned by Motown Records that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. ... This is a list of number-one hits by European artists in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. ... This is a list of number-one Hot 100 Airplay hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... This is a list of number-one modern rock hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Modern Rock Tracks chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs on U.S. alternative rock radio stations. ... Main Page: Mainstream Rock Tracks This is a list of all the songs that have hit number-one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. ... Listed here are Billboard magazines number-one rhythm and blues hits from 1942–1959. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of artists and the titles of their number one singles in order of total number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. ... These are the artists who have topped both the official album and singles chart for Billboard in the United States and The Official UK Charts Company from the United Kingdom (also the BPI). ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Main Article: Mainstream Rock Tracks This is an alphabetical list of artists who reached the number one position on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. ... The following is a list of artists who have reached number one on the Adult Contemporary singles chart in Billboard magazine since its inception in 1961. ... This is a list of all those musicians who made #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, as defined in Joel Whitburns Top R&B Singles (ISBN 0-89820-115-2). ... Billboard Radio Monitor is a weekly music trade publication that follows the radio industry and tracks the monitoring of current songs by format, station and audience cumes. ... Billboard Year-End charts are a cumulative measure of a single or albums performance in the United States, based upon the Billboard magazine charts during any given chart year. ... This article highlights significant milestones and achievements based upon Billboard magazines Hot Country Songs (and its titled predecessors) chart, and accomplishments on the Hot Country Albums chart. ... These are the records of the Pop 100 chart. ... R&R (aka The New Radio & Records) is a weekly music trade publication that follows the radio industry and tracks the monitoring of current songs by format, station and audience cumes. ...

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  • Current Billboard 200 - Top 100 positions
  • Billboard methodology

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