Knowledge Identifier: $Billboard_200
Launched in 1955.
Countries: United States (66%), United Kingdom (17%), Canada (5%)
Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Starbucks
Billy Vaughn - He charted thirty six albums on the Billboard 200, beginning with 1958's "Sail Along" and ending with 1970's "Winter World of Love"
Earl Grant - "Ebb Tide", released in 1961, was his first album, which rose to number 7 on the Billboard 200
Sergio Franchi - Franchi recorded three more Red Seal albums for RCA released in 1963 - "Our Man From Italy," "The Dream Duet," and "Broadway, I Love You." All three of these Red Seal albums peaked on the Billboard 200 in 1963
The Beach Boys - The album that it later appeared on in July, 1964, "All Summer Long " reached number four on the Billboard 200 charts and has been cited by some as the best early-Beach Boys album
Rod Stewart - In August 1968, their first album "Truth" was released; by October it had risen to number 15 on the US albums chart but failed to chart in the UK. The radical, groundbreaking, landmark album featured Beck's masterly guitar technique and manipulated sounds as Stewart's dramatic vocalising tackled the group's varied repertoire of blues, folk, rock, and proto-heavy metal
Elton John - The concept album "Tumbleweed Connection" was released in October 1970, and reached the Top Ten on the Billboard 200
Santana (band) - Released in September 1971, the album reached number 1 on the US Billboard 200
In February 1972, the album chart's title was changed to "Top LPs & Tape"; 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
Procol Harum - The band broke up in 1977, after seeing "Something Magic" stall at No. 147 in the US Billboard 200 chart
Prince - In October 1979, Prince released a self-titled album, Prince, which was No.4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Black Albums charts, and No.22 on the Billboard 200, going platinum.
Phil Collins - Collins made his live debut as a solo performer, appearing at the invitation of producer Martin Lewis at the Amnesty International benefit show, "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" at the Theatre Royal in London in September 1981, performing two songs from "Face Value" including "In the Air Tonight" and "The Roof is Leaking" accompanying himself on piano. "Face Value" became a surprise international success topping the charts in at least seven countries and hitting the top ten of the Billboard 200 eventually going triple-platinum in the US. Hit
Stephen Stills - In 1984, "Right by You" would be the final Stills album to make the Billboard 200 album chart, with "Stills Alone" issued in 1991
Prince - Prince's 1984 album Purple Rain sold more than thirteen million copies in the U.S. and spent twenty-four consecutive weeks at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Prince (musician) - Prince's 1984 album "Purple Rain" sold more than thirteen million copies in the U.S. and spent twenty-four consecutive weeks at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart
Whitney Houston - By 1986, a year after its initial release, Whitney Houston topped the Billboard 200 albums chart and stayed there for 14 non-consecutive weeks.
Prince (musician) - In 1986 his album "Parade" reached No.3 on the Billboard 200 and No.2 on the R&B charts
Corey Hart (singer) - "Fields of Fire", Hart's third album release, came out in fall 1986 and promptly went double platinum in Canada and achieved gold status in the US. It featured the US Top 20 hit single "I Am By Your Side", as well as the Canadian No. 1 single "Can't Help Falling in Love", originally performed by Elvis Presley
Rush (band) - Whereas the previous five Rush albums sold platinum or better, "Hold Your Fire" only went gold in November 1987, although it managed to peak at number 13 on the "Billboard 200"
Garth Brooks - His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart
Reba McEntire - McEntire's fourteenth studio album, "Sweet Sixteen", was released in May 1989; it spent sixteen weeks at number one on the "Billboard" Top Country Albums chart, while becoming her first album to peak in the top 100 on the Billboard 200, reaching No. 78
Tom Petty - It debuted at number 4 on the "Billboard 200", becoming Petty's highest chart position since the introduction of the Nielsen SoundScan system for tracking album sales in 1991
Dolly Parton - Parton's soundtrack album from her own 1992 film, "Straight Talk," however was less successful, though her 1993 album "Slow Dancing with the Moon" won critical acclaim, and did well on the charts, reaching No. 4 on the country albums charts, and No. 16 on the Billboard 200 albums charts
Janet Jackson - In May 1993, Jackson's fifth studio album Janet, was released and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Kool G Rap - In 1995, G Rap started his solo career with the album 4,5,6, which featured production from Buckwild, and guest appearances from Nas, MF Grimm and B-1 it has been his most commercially successful record, reaching No.24 on the US Billboard 200 album chart.
Prince - When eventually released in September 1995, The Gold Experience failed to sell well, although it reached the top 10 of the Billboard 200 initially, and many reviewed it as Prince's best effort since Sign o' the Times.
WC (rapper) - The album reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200, and was certified Platinum in 1996.
Barbra Streisand - This album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and registered her biggest weekly sales since 1997, making Streisand the only artist in history to achieve No. 1 albums in five different decades
Reba McEntire - "What If It's You" peaked at number one Top Country Albums and No. 15 on the Billboard 200, while becoming her first album in three years to certify in multi-platinum sales, selling two million copies by 1999
Riding with the King (B.B. King and Eric Clapton album) - "Riding with the King" peaked at number one on the "Billboard" Top Blues Albums in 2000, and was certified 2× Multi-Platinum in the United States
Ricky Martin - In February 2001, Martin released a Spanish greatest hits album entitled "La Historia", which went to number one for five weeks on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and debuted at number eighty-three on the Billboard 200
Rush (band) - Despite completely dropping out of the public eye for five years after the gold-selling "Test for Echo" and the band being relegated almost solely to classic rock stations in the U.S., "Vapor Trails" reached number 6 on the "Billboard 200" chart in its first week of release in 2002 with 108,000 albums sold
Juelz Santana - In the summer of 2003, Santana released his debut album, From Me To U, which peaked at 8 in the Billboard 200.
Harry Connick, Jr. - In October 2003, he released his second Christmas album, "Harry for the Holidays", which went gold and reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200 album chart
Taking Back Sunday - The album has sold over 900,000 copies and peaked at No. 2 on the United States Billboard 200, surpassing the band's previous Billboard 200 peak in 2004 at No. 3 with "Where You Want to Be"
Dave Kushner - The group released their debut album "Contraband" in 2004, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, and the follow-up, "Libertad", in 2007
Janet Jackson - In March 2004, Jackson's eighth studio album, Damita Jo (Jackson's middle name), was released debuting at number two on the Billboard 200.
Webbie - He was signed there, and his major-label debut Savage Life was released in 2005, debuting at number eight on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Billy Currington - In 2005, Currington released a second album entitled "Doin' Somethin' Right", which peaked at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. 11 on the Billboard 200
Van Morrison - Morrison's 2005 album, "Magic Time", debuted at number twenty-five on the US Billboard 200 charts upon its May release, some forty years after Morrison first entered the public's eye as the frontman of Them
Justin Timberlake - The album, which Timberlake created in 2005, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 684,000 copies its first week.
Per Magnusson - In the US the album was issued on April 19, 2005, rushing straight to No 4 on the Billboard 200
Guy Penrod - His album, "The Best of Guy Penrod", reached No. 92 on the Billboard 200 on August 6, 2005
Barbra Streisand - A collection of performances culled from different stops on this tour, "Live in Concert 2006", debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, making it Streisand's 29th Top 10 album
Corinne Bailey Rae - It debuted at number one in the UK and entered the top ten of the U.S."Billboard 200", peaking at number four and spending 71 weeks in the chart from 2006 to 2008
Jack Johnson (musician) - It was the first soundtrack to make it to number 1 since the "Bad Boys II soundtrack" in August 2003, and was the first soundtrack for an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the "Pocahontas soundtrack" in July 1995
Taylor Hicks - The album was released on December 12, 2006 and debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 charts
Vanessa Hudgens - It charted on the Billboard 200 at number twenty-four, and was certified Gold on February 27, 2007.
The Shins - It was released on January 23, 2007 and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 118,000 copies sold in its first week, the highest sales week and chart position an album released solely on Sub Pop has ever achieved
Elliott Yamin - "Elliott Yamin" was released on March 20, 2007, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 90,000 copies in its first week
Carl Thomas (singer) - His third album, "So Much Better", was released May 30, 2007 and reached number 25 on the US Billboard 200
Ryan Key - "Paper Walls", which was released in the US on July 17, 2007, the album debuted at number 13 on the US Billboard 200, selling about 40,000 copies in its first week
Van Morrison - It was his highest charting album in the US until his Top Ten debut on Billboard 200 in 2008
T-Pain - The duo released a self-titled mixtape in late 2008; it charted on the Billboard 200 in January 2009
Kate Nash - The album topped out at number 36 on the United States Billboard 200 chart on 26 January 2008
Janet Jackson - Her tenth studio album, Discipline, was released in February 2008, debuting on the Billboard 200 at number one.
Julianne Hough - Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200
John Mellencamp - She harmonizes with Mellencamp on "My Sweet Love" and provides background vocals to three other songs on "Life, Death, Love and Freedom", which became the ninth Top 10 album of Mellencamp's career when it debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 the week of August 2, 2008
N.O.R.E. - In 2009 he released a third album with Capone, Channel 10 which charted at 136 on the Billboard 200.
Brandi Carlile - "Give Up the Ghost" was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200
John Mellencamp - "No Better Than This" was released on August 17, 2010 and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, becoming the 10th Top 10 album of his career
Esperanza Spalding - After Spalding's Grammy win in February 2011, the album entered the Billboard 200 at 138.
Jennifer Hudson - Her second album, "I Remember Me", was released in March 2011, and reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release
Ryan Key - The band released their new album "When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes" on March 22, 2011, the album debuted at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts
Adele (singer) - On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously
Adele - On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously
John Nolan (musician) - In 2014 the band released Happiness Is which debuted at number 10 in the Billboard 200 and went to number 1 on Billboard's top independent albums chart, Becoming John's highest charting album
James Taylor - The album launched atop the Billboard 200 with 97,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21, 2015 according to Nielsen Music
As of the issue dated February 20, 2016, the number-one album on the "Billboard" 200 is "Anti" by Rihanna
As of the issue dated January 6, 2018, the number-one album on the "Billboard" 200 is "Reputation" by Taylor Swift
Richie Faulkner - On 9 March 2018, Judas Priest released their second album with Faulkner, "Firepower", which debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the band's highest charting album