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    Here are the top-selling albums released between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012 (the eligibility period of releases for the 55th Grammy Awards).

    Included in the list is its rank, album cover artwork, artist, album title, release date, Billboard 200 peak position, sales to date (in thousands), Metacritic score, categories and genre(s) the album is likely to be submitted in based on previous nominations, the artist’s history of Grammy nominations and wins overall, as well as their nominations and wins in the general field (Album/Record/Song of the Year and Best New Artist). I have also included a list of which singles from the album have charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Last updated: November 5, 2012

    1 MICHAEL
    BUBLÉ
    CHRISTMAS Oct. 24
    2011
    #1 2,458k tbd Trad. Pop,
    Pop,
    Christmas
    3 w
    7 n 
    0 GF
    noms 

    Hits: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (#96), “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (#99)

    2 DRAKE TAKE
    CARE
    Nov. 15
    2011
    #1 1,905k 78 Rap 0 w
    8 n 
    BNA (’11)

    Hits: “Headlines” (#13), “Make Me Proud” feat. Nicki Minaj (#9), “The Motto” feat. Lil Wayne (#14), “Take Care” feat. Rihanna (#7), “HYFR” (#62), “Marvins Room” (#21), “Shot for Me” (#100), “Crew Love” feat. The Weekend (#80), “We’ll Be Fine” feat. Birdman (#89), “Hate Sleeping Alone” (#67)

    3 COLDPLAY MYLO
    XYLOTO
    Nov. 4
    2011
    #1  1,488k 65 Rock,
    Pop 
    7 w
    23 n 
    AOTY (’09)
    ROTY (’04,’09)
    SOTY (’09)

    Hits: “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” (#14), “Paradise” (#15), “Princess of China” with Rihanna (#20)

    4 ONE
    DIRECTION
    UP ALL
    NIGHT
    Nov. 18
    2011
    #1 1,316k 64 Pop 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “What Makes You Beautiful” (#4), “One Thing” (#39)

    5 JUSTIN
    BIEBER
    UNDER THE
    MISTLETOE
    Nov. 1
    2011
    #1 1,255k 54 Pop,
    Christmas 
    0 w
    2 n 
    BNA (’11)

    Hits: “Mistletoe” (#11), “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” feat. Usher (#58), “All I Want for Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!)” with Mariah Carey (#86), “Drummer Boy” feat. Busta Rhymes (#86)

    6 SCOTTY
    McCREERY
    CLEAR AS DAY Oct. 4
    2011
    #1 1,106k 51 Country 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “I Love You This Big” (#11), “The Trouble with Girls” (#55)

    7 RIHANNA TALK THAT
    TALK
    Nov. 21
    2011
    #3 1,023k 64 Pop 3 w
    14 n
    AOTY (’12)
    ROTY (’08,’11)

    Hits: “We Found Love” feat. Calvin Harris (#1), “You da One” (#14), “Talk That Talk” feat. Jay-Z (#31), “Birthday Cake” feat. Chris Brown (#24), “Where Have You Been” (#5)

    8 LIONEL
    RICHIE
    TUSKEGEE Mar. 27
    2012
    #1 1,022k 74 Country,
    R&B,
    Pop
    2 w
    17 n
    AOTY (‘85)
    ROTY (’84)
    SOTY (’79,’81,
    ’82,’84,’85) 

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    9 THE BLACK
    KEYS
    EL
    CAMINO
    Dec. 6
    2011
    #2 1,002k 84 Alt. Rock,
    Rock 
    2 w
    5 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Lonely Boy” (#64), “Gold on the Ceiling” (#94)

    10 MUMFORD
    & SONS 
    BABEL Sep. 21
    2012
    #1 992k 64 Rock,
    Americana
    0 w
    6 n
    ROTY (’12)
    SOTY (’12)
    BNA (’11)

    Hits: “I Will Wait” (#23), “Babel” (#60), “Lovers’ Eyes” (#85), “Whispers in the Dark” (#86), “Holland Road” (#92), “Ghosts That We Knew” (#94)

    11 JUSTIN BIEBER BELIEVE Jun. 19
    2012
    #1 960k 68 Pop  0 w
    2 n
    BNA (’11)

    Hits: “Boyfriend” (#2), “As Long as You Love Me” feat. Big Sean (#7), “Beauty and a Beat” feat. Nicki Minaj (#72), “Die in Your Arms” (#17), “All Around the World” feat. Ludacris (#22), “Right Here” feat. Drake (#95)

    12 ADELE LIVE AT
    THE ROYAL
    ALBERT
    HALL
    Nov. 29
    2011
    #1
    (DVD) 
    958k 76 Pop  8 w
    11 n
    AOTY (’12)
    ROTY (’09,’12)
    SOTY (
    ’09,’12)
    BNA (’09

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100
    *note: The Live at the Royal Albert Hall video album is not eligible for Album of the Year, but the live rendition of “Someone Like You” is eligible for Record of the Year and Pop Vocal Performance


    13 KELLY
    CLARKSON
    STRONGER Oct. 24
    2011
    #2 949k 62 Pop 2 w
    6 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Mr. Know It All” (#10), “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (#1), “Dark Side” (#42)

    14 NICKELBACK HERE
    AND NOW
    Nov. 21
    2011
    #2 901k 51 Rock 0 w
    6 n
    ROTY (’03)

    Hits: “When We Stand Together” (#44), “Lullaby” (#89)

    15 CARRIE
    UNDERWOOD
    BLOWN
    AWAY
    May 1
    2012
    #1 878k 70 Country 5 w
    9 n
    BNA (‘07)

    Hits: “Good Girl” (#18), “Blown Away” (#28)

    16 FLORENCE
    + THE MACHINE 
    CEREMONIALS Nov. 1
    2011
    #6 773k 76 Pop,
    Rock,
    Alt. Rock,
    Folk 
    0 w
    1 n
    BNA (’11)

    Hits: “What the Water Gave Me” (#91), “Shake It Out” (#72)

    17 FUN. SOME
    NIGHTS
    Feb. 21
    2012
    #3 704k 62 Pop,
    Alt. Rock
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “We Are Young” feat. Janelle Monáe (#1), “Some Nights” (#4)

    18 GOTYE MAKING
    MIRRORS 
    Jan. 31
    2012
    #6 684k  71 Alt. Rock,
    Rock,
    Pop 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Eyes Wide Open” (#96), “Somebody That I Used to Know” feat. Kimbra (#1)

    19 NICKI
    MINAJ
    PINK FRIDAY:
    ROMAN RELOADED
    Apr. 3
    2012
    #1 680k 60 Rap 0 w
    4 n 
    BNA (’12)

    Hits: “Starships” (#5), “Right by My Side” feat. Chris Brown (#51), “Beez in the Trap” feat. 2 Chainz (#48), “Pound the Alarm” (#19), “Va Va Voom” (#79), “Stupid Hoe” (#59), “Roman Reloaded” feat. Lil Wayne (#70)

    20 YOUNG
    JEEZY
    TM103: HUSTLERZ
    AMBITION
     
    Dec. 20
    2011
    #3 655k 70 Rap 0 w
    3 n 
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Lose My Mind” feat. Plies (#35), “Ballin’” feat. Lil Wayne (#57), “I Do” feat. Jay-Z and André 3000 (#61), “Leave You Alone” feat. Ne-Yo (#51)

    21 MARY J.
    BLIGE
    MY LIFE II: THE JOURNEY
    CONTINUES (ACT 1) 
    Nov. 21
    2011
    #5 664k 72 R&B 9 w
    28 n
    ROTY (’07)
    SOTY (’07) 

    Hits: “Mr. Wrong” feat. Drake (#87)

    22 MAROON 5 OVEREXPOSED Jun. 26
    2012
    #2 608k 54 Pop 3 w
    9 n
    BNA (‘05)

    Hits: “Payphone” feat. Wiz Khalifa (#2), “One More Night” (#1), “Wipe Your Eyes” (#80)

    23 MIRANDA
    LAMBERT
    FOUR THE
    RECORD 
    Nov. 1
    2011
    #3 620k 83 Country 1 w
    6 n
    SOTY (’11)

    Hits: “Baggage Claim” (#44), “Over You” (#35), “Fastest Girl in Town” (#70)

    24 TOBY
    KEITH
    CLANCY’S
    TAVERN
    Oct. 24
    2011
    #5 571k 79
    Country 0 w
    2 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Made in America” (#40), “Red Solo Cup” (#15), “Beers Ago” (#52)

    25 VARIOUS ARTISTS/
    SOUNDTRACK 
    THE TWILIGHT SAGA:
    BREAKING DAWN PT. 1
    Nov. 8
    2011
    #4 545k 63 OST 0 w
    3 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars (#3), “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri (#31)

    26 ZAC BROWN
    BAND
     
    UNCAGED  Jul. 10
    2012
    #1 545k 71 Country 2 w
    6 n
    BNA (‘10)

    Hits: “The Wind” (#70)

    27 P!NK  THE TRUTH
    ABOUT LOVE 
    Sep. 18
    2012 
    #1 518k 77 Pop,
    Rock 
    3 w
    11 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (#5), “Try” (#56)

    28 MADONNA MDNA  Mar. 26
    2012  
    #1 512k 64 Dance,
    Pop
    7 w
    25 n
    AOTY (’99)
    ROTY (’99,’01) 

    Hits: “Give Me All Your Luvin’” (#10)

    29 LINKIN
    PARK 
    LIVING
    THINGS 
    Jun. 26
    2012 
    #1 506k 58 Rock,
    Hard Rock
    2 w
    6 n
    BNA (’02)

    Hits: “Burn It Down” (#30), “Lost in the Echo” (#95)

    30 SUSAN
    BOYLE
     
    SOMEONE TO
    WATCH 
    OVER ME 
    Nov. 1
    2011
    #4 501k 56 Trad. Pop 0 w
    2 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    31 ANDREA
    BOCELLI
    CONCERTO:
    ONE NIGHT
    IN CENTRAL
    PARK 
    Nov. 15
    2011 
    #4 498k –– Trad. Pop,
    Pop
    0 w
    3 n
    BNA (’99)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    32 JOHN
    MAYER
    BORN AND
    RAISED
    May 22
    2012 
    #1 497k 73 Pop,
    Rock  
    7 w
    16 n
    AOTY (’07)
    SOTY (’05)
    BNA (’03)

    Hits: “Shadow Days” (#42)

    33 KENNY
    CHESNEY 
    WELCOME TO
    THE FISHBOWL 
    Jun. 19
    2012 
    #2 470k 64
    Country 0 w
    3 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Feel Like a Rock Star” feat. Tim McGraw (#40), “Come Over” (#23)

    34 DAUGHTRY BREAK
    THE SPELL 
    Nov. 21
    2011 
    #8 468k 61 Rock 0 w
    3 n
    0 GF
    noms 

    Hits: “Crawling Back to You” (#41)

    35 BRUCE
    SPRINGSTEEN 
    WRECKING
    BALL 
    Mar. 6
    2012 
    #1 463k 78 Rock 20 w
    43 n
    AOTY (’85,’03)
    ROTY (’85,’86)
    SOTY (’95,’03,
    ’06)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    36 FIVE FINGER
    DEATH PUNCH 
    AMERICAN
    CAPITALIST 
    Oct. 11
    2011 
    #3 461k 59
    Rock,
    Metal
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Under and Over It” (#77)

    37 WALE AMBITION Nov. 1
    2011  
    #2 454k 69 Rap 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms 

    Hits: “That Way” feat. Rick Ross and Jeremih (#49), “Lotus Flower Bomb” feat. Miguel (#38), “Focused” feat. Kid Cudi (#97), “Ambition” feat. Meek Mill and Rick Ross (#81)

    38 VARIOUS ARTISTS/
    SOUNDTRACK 
    THE HUNGER
    GAMES… 
    Mar. 20
    2012 
    #1 447k 72 OST  0 w
    3 n 
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Safe & Sound” by Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars (#30), “Eyes Open” by Taylor Swift (#19)

    39 RICK
    ROSS 
    GOD FORGIVES,
    I DON’T 
    Jul. 31
    2012 
    #1 444k 71 Rap 0 w
    1 n 
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Diced Pineapples” feat. Wale and Drake (#89)

    40 AMY
    WINEHOUSE 
    LIONESS:
    HIDDEN
    TREASURES
    Dec. 6
    2011 
    #5 431k 65 Pop,
    Trad. Pop
    5 w
    7 n
    AOTY (’08)
    ROTY (’08)
    SOTY (’08)
    BNA (’08

    Hits: “Body and Soul” duet with Tony Bennett (#87)

    41 OF MONSTERS
    AND MEN 
    MY HEAD IS
    AN ANIMAL 
     
    Apr. 3
    2012 
    #6 419k 73 Alt. Rock,
    Folk,
    Rock
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Little Talks” (#49)

    42 VAN
    HALEN 
    A DIFFERENT
    KIND OF TRUTH 
    Feb. 7
    2012 
    #2 409k 73 Rock,
    Hard Rock 
    1 w
    3 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Tattoo” (#67)

    43 USHER LOOKING 4
    MYSELF 
    Jun. 12
    2012 
    #1 405k 75 R&B 7 w
    17 n
    AOTY (’05)
    ROTY (’05) 

    Hits: “Climax” (#17), “Scream” (#9), “Lemme See” feat. Rick Ross (#46)

    44 THE
    LUMINEERS 
    THE
    LUMINEERS 
    Apr. 3
    2012 
    #11 401k 76 Folk  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Ho Hey” (#35)

    45 JACK
    WHITE 
    BLUNDERBUSS Apr. 24
    2012 
    #1 396k 83 Alt. Rock,
    Rock
    4 w
    11 n
    AOTY (’04)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    46 EVANESCENCE EVANESCENCE Oct. 11
    2011 
    #1 395k 63 Rock,
    Hard Rock 
    2 w
    7 n
    AOTY (’04)
    BNA (’04

    Hits: “What You Want” (#68), “Lost in Paradise” (#99)

    47 SKRILLEX BANGARANG
    (EP)
    Jan. 24
    2012 
    #14 390k 60 Dance  2 w
    4 n
    BNA (’12)

    Hits: “Bangarang” feat. Sirah (#72), “Kyoto” feat. Sirah (#74)

    48 DAVE
    MATTHEWS
    BAND 
    AWAY
    FROM THE
    WORLD
    Sept. 11
    2012
    #1 386k 77 Rock,
    Pop 
    1 w
    12 n
    AOTY (’10)

    Hits: “Mercy” (#95)

    49 LANA
    DEL REY 
    BORN
    TO DIE 
    Jan. 31
    2012 
    #2 382k 61  Pop,
    Alt. Rock 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Video Games” (#91)

    50 RASCAL
    FLATTS 
    CHANGED  Apr. 3
    2012 
    #3 379k 64 Country 1 w
    6 n
    SOTY (’06)

    Hits: “Banjo” (#51), “Come Wake Me Up” (#67), “Changed” (#73)

    (scroll down the page to see list continued at #51)

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    The funny thing is the highest-selling album of that time frame is actually 21. I think this year will be one where the top-selling album of the year is the same as the last year. In fact, Adele’s sophmore album sold more copies in ONE WEEK than did any album outside of the top 5 of that list above. The death of music is slowly approaching us. Adele seems to be the only thing that can keep it alive.

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    These sales are terrible.  Well, music is horrible so I should not be so surprised.

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    I didn’t realize that “Ceremonials” was ranked so high! People on here have referred to it as a flop. It’s not a big as “Lungs,” but it has done very well worldwide. Decent sales + critical acclaim + Florence’s rising star status could equal an AOTY nod. This makes me want to edit my predictions.

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    ^I’m actually a little surprised by Florence + The Machine’s album sales too. Some people make it seem like they didn’t even go gold. Yeah, it’s not GREAT, but it’s not bad. And good for Coldplay! It’s not up to their usual sales, but still pretty darn good considering the state of the industry.

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    Not this Florence + The Machine AOTY crap again. 

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    It’s sad the top selling albums of 2012 were either released in early ’11 and has already won (Adele, 3.2M+ just in 2012) and is a Christmas album (Michael Buble).

    This looks like Drake’s chance at garnering a nomination in AOTY.

    Also, I do believe someone called Florence’s album a flop, but 614,000 copies is not a big difference from the 1 million they sold with Lungs. It might have a chance at a nomination.

    I’m interested to see how they take to Lionel’s album. Will they honor an album of country remakes of his old hits?

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    I’m interested to see how they take to Lionel’s album. Will they honor an album of country remakes of his old hits?

    I say yes (to an AOTY nomination). Grammy loves a comeback.

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    51 JASON
    MRAZ 
    LOVE IS A FOUR
    LETTER WORD 
    May 8
    2012 
    #2 377k 63 Pop 2 w
    4 n 
    SOTY (’09)

    Hits: “I Won’t Give Up” (#8)

    52 NORAH
    JONES 
    LITTLE
    BROKEN
    HEARTS
    May 1
    2012 
    #2 372k 69 Pop 8 w
    15 n
    AOTY (’03,’08)
    ROTY (’03,’05)
    SOTY (’03)
    BNA (’03)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    53 FRANK
    OCEAN 
    CHANNEL
    ORANGE 
    Jul. 10
    2012 
    #2 358k 92 R&B  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Thinkin Bout You” (#39)

    54 2 CHAINZ  BASED ON A
    T.R.U. STORY
    Aug. 14
    2012 
    #1 354k 55 Rap  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “No Lie” feat. Drake (#24), “Birthday Song” feat. Kanye West (#65), “Yuck!” feat. Lil Wayne (#80)

    55 MAC
    MILLER 
    BLUE SLIDE
    PARK 
    Nov. 8
    2011 
    #1 347k 58 Rap 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Frick Park Market” (#60), “Party on Fifth Ave.” (#64), “Smile Back” (#55)

    56 CHRIS
    BROWN 
    FORTUNE  Jun. 29
    2012 
    #1 343k 38 R&B  1 w
    10 n
    BNA (’07)

    Hits: “Turn Up the Music” (#10), “Sweet Love” (#89), “Don’t Wake Me Up” (#24)

    57 TYRESE OPEN
    INVITATION 
    Nov. 1
    2011 
    #9 333k ––  R&B  0 w
    2 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    58 G.O.O.D.
    MUSIC 
    CRUEL
    SUMMER 
    Sep. 4
    2012 
    #2 331k 65 Rap  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Mercy” by Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz (#13), “Cold” by Kanye West feat. DJ Khaled (#86), “New God Flow” by Kanye West feat. Pusha T (#89), “Clique” by Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean (#12)

    59 KIDZ BOP
    KIDS 
    KIDZ
    BOP 21 
    Jan. 17
    2012 
    #2 329k –– Children’s,
    Pop 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    60 SHINEDOWN AMARYLLIS Mar. 27
    2012 
    #4 319k 47 Rock,
    Alt. Rock,
    Hard Rock 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Bully” (#94)

    61 HUNTER
    HAYES 
    HUNTER
    HAYES 
    Oct. 11
    2011 
    #18 314k –– Country  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Storm Warning” (#78), “Wanted” (#22)

    62 TRAIN  CALIFORNIA
    37 
    Apr. 17
    2012 
    #4 313k 53 Rock,
    Pop 
    2 w
    6 n
    ROTY (’02)

    Hits: “Drive By” (#10), “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” (#35)

    63 NAS  LIFE IS
    GOOD 
    Jul. 17
    2012 
    #1 313k 81 Rap  0 w
    9 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    64 JACKIE
    EVANCHO 
    HEAVENLY
    CHRISTMAS 
    Nov. 1
    2011 
    #11 310k –– Trad. Pop,
    Christmas 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    65 GLEE CAST CHRISTMAS
    ALBUM VOL. 2 
    Nov. 11
    2011 
    #6 308k –– OST,
    Christmas 
    0 w
    3 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (#92)

    66 TYGA  CARELESS WORLD:
    RISE OF THE LAST KING 
    Feb. 2
    2012 
    #4 305k 64 Rap  0 w
    1 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Far and Away” feat. Chris Richardson (#86), “Still Got It” feat. Drake (#89), “Rack City” (#7), “Faded” feat. Lil Wayne (#33), “Make It Nasty” (#91), “Mutha… Up” feat. Nicki Minaj (#74)

    67 ALABAMA
    SHAKES 
    BOYS &
    GIRLS 
    Apr. 10
    2012 
    #8 295k 76 Rock,
    Alternative,
    Blues 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    68 SHE
    & HIM 
    A VERY SHE &
    HIM CHRISTMAS 
    Oct. 24
    2011 
    #12 292k 63 Pop,
    Christmas 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    69 BIG TIME
    RUSH 
    ELEVATE  Nov. 21
    2011 
    #12 275k –– OST  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    70 TIM
    McGRAW 
    EMOTIONAL
    TRAFFIC 
    Jan. 24
    2012 
    #2 275k 62 Country  3 w
    18 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Better Than I Used to Be” (#52)

    71 ANTHONY
    HAMILTON 
    BACK TO
    LOVE 
    Dec. 13
    2011 
    #12 268k 82 R&B  0 w
    6 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    72 TREY
    SONGZ 
    CHAPTER
    Aug. 21
    2012 
    #1 268k 69 R&B  0 w
    2 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Heart Attack” (#35), “2 Reasons” feat. T.I. (#43), “Dive In” (#86)

    73 BONNIE
    RAITT 
    SLIPSTREAM Apr. 10
    2012 
    #6 258k 74 Rock,
    Pop 
    9 w
    25 n
    AOTY (’90,’92,’95)
    ROTY (’92,’95)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    74 TAYLOR
    SWIFT 
    SPEAK NOW:
    WORLD
    TOUR LIVE
    Nov. 21
    2011 
    #11 256k –– Country  6 w
    12 n
    AOTY (’10)
    ROTY (’10)
    SOTY (’10)
    BNA (’08)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    75 LAUREN
    ALAINA 
    WILDFLOWER Oct. 11
    2011 
    #5 248k 72 Country  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Like My Mother Does” (#20)

    76 KIDZ BOP
    KIDS 
    KIDZ
    BOP 22 
    Jul. 17
    2012 
    #3 245k –– Children’s,
    Pop 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    77 MAYBACH
    MUSIC GROUP 
    SELF MADE
    VOL. 2 
    Jun. 26
    2012 
    #4 241k 76 Rap  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Bag of Money” by Wale feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill and T-Pain (#64)

    78 PAUL
    McCARTNEY 
    KISSES
    ON THE
    BOTTOM 
    Feb. 7
    2012 
    #5 237k 62 Trad. Pop,
    Pop
    15 w
    85 n
    AOTY (’66,’67,
    ’68,’69,’70,’75,
    ’83,’98,’06)
    ROTY (’65,’66,
    ’69,’71)
    SOTY (’65,’66,
    ’67,’69,’71,’83)
    BNA
     (’65)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    79 B.O.B.  STRANGE
    CLOUDS 
    May 1
    2012 
    #5 237k 65 Rap  0 w
    5 n
    ROTY (’11)

    Hits: “Strange Clouds” feat. Lil Wayne (#7), “So Good” (#11), “Both of Us” feat. Taylor Swift (#18)

    80 RUSH CLOCKWORK
    ANGELS 
    Jun. 12
    2012 
    #2 233k 81 Rock  0 w
    7 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    81 LEE
    BRICE 
    HARD 2
    LOVE 
    Apr. 24
    2012 
    #5 228k –– Country  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “A Woman Like You” (#33), “Hard to Love” (#43)

    82 LITTLE
    BIG TOWN
    TORNADO Sep. 11
    2012 
    #2 228k 75 Country 0 w
    4 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Pontoon” (#22)

    83 ALAN
    JACKSON 
    THIRTY
    MILES WEST 
    Jun. 5
    2012 
    #2 225k 75 Country  2 w
    20 n
    SOTY (’03)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    84 KORN THE PATH OF
    TOTALITY 
    Dec. 6
    2011 
    #10 222k 58 Metal,
    Hard Rock 
    2 w
    7 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    85 CASTING
    CROWNS 
    COME TO
    THE WELL 
    Oct. 18
    2011 
    #2 219k –– Christian  1 w
    4 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    86 DIERKS
    BENTLEY 
    HOME  Feb. 7
    2012 
    #7 213k 70 Country  0 w
    10 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Am I the Only One” (#39), “Home” (#44), “5-1-5-0” (#33)

    87 THE
    SHINS 
    PORT OF
    MORROW 
    Mar. 20
    2012 
    #3 209k 72 Alt. Rock  0 w
    1 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    88 THE
    FRAY 
    SCARS &
    STORIES 
    Feb. 7
    2012 
    #4 208k 56 Pop,
    Rock 
    0 w
    4 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Heartbeat” (#42)

    89 GREEN
    DAY 
    ¡UNO! Sep. 25
    2012 
    #2 206k 66 Rock 5 w
    17 n
    AOTY (’05)
    ROTY (’05,’06)
    BNA (’95)

    Hits: “Oh Love” (#97)

    90 KIP
    MOORE 
    UP ALL
    NIGHT 
    Apr. 24
    2012 
    #6 205k –– Country  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” (#29), “Beer Money” (#99)

    91 GLEE CAST THE MUSIC
    VOL. 7 
    Dec. 6
    2011 
    #9 199k –– OST,
    Pop 
    0 w
    3 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “It’s Not Unusual” (#65), “You Can’t Stop the Beat” (#67), “Somewhere” feat. Idina Menzel (#75), “Run the World (Girls)” (#91), “Fix You” (#53), “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (#72), “Uptown Girl” (#68), “Rumour Has It/Someone Like You” (#11), “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (#59), “Constant Craving” feat. Idina Menzel (#89), “ABC” (#88), “Man in the Mirror” (#76)

    92 VARIOUS ARTISTS/
    SOUNDTRACK 
    ROCK OF
    AGES 
    Jun. 5
    2012 
    #5 199k –– OST  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    93 VARIOUS ARTISTS/
    SOUNDTRACK 
    THE
    MUPPETS 
    Nov. 22
    2011 
    #38 195k –– OST  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    94 ROMEO
    SANTOS 
    FORMULA
    VOL. 1 
    Nov. 8
    2011 
    #9 193k –– Latin,
    R&B 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “You” (#97), “Promise” feat. Usher (#83)

    95 IMAGINE
    DRAGONS 
    NIGHT
    VISIONS 
    Sep. 4
    2012 
    #2 193k –– Alt. Rock 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “It’s Time” (#33), “Radioactive” (#91)

    96 ED
    SHEERAN
    + Jun. 12
    2012 
    #5 191k 67 Alt. Rock,
    Folk,
    Rock 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “The A Team” (#48)

    97 CHILDISH
    GAMBINO 
    CAMP  Nov. 15
    2011 
    #11 189k 69 Rap  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    98 THE
    KILLERS 
    BATTLE
    BORN 
    Sep. 18
    2012 
    #3 188k 64 Rock  0 w
    7 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Runaways” (#78)

    99 MICHAEL
    JACKSON 
    IMMORTAL  Nov. 21
    2011 
    #24 187k 55 OST,
    Dance,
    R&B 
    17 w
    35 n
    AOTY (’84,’88,’96)
    ROTY 
    (’84,’86,’89)
    SOTY
     (’84,’84,’86)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    100 R. KELLY WRITE
    ME BACK
    Jun. 26
    2012 
    #5 187k 74 R&B 3 w
    23 n
    ROTY (’98)
    SOTY (’96,’98)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

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    101 CHEVELLE  HATS OFF
    TO THE BULL 
    Dec. 6
    2011 
    #20 186k –– Rock,
    Hard Rock 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    102 MANNHEIM
    STEAMROLLER 
    CHRISTMAS
    SYMPHONY 
    Nov. 1
    2011 
    #19 185k –– New Age,
    Christmas 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    103 IL
    DIVO 
    WICKED
    GAME 
    Nov. 8
    2011 
    #10 184k –– Trad. Pop,
    Pop 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    104 ROBIN
    THICKE 
    LOVE
    AFTER WAR 
    Dec. 6
    2011 
    #22 183k 64 R&B  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    105 VARIOUS ARTISTS/
    SOUNDTRACK 
    SHAKE IT UP:
    LIVE 2 DANCE 
    Mar. 20
    2012 
    #13 181k –– OST  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “TTYLXOX” (#97)

    106 FIONA
    APPLE 
    THE IDLER
    WHEEL… 
    Jun. 19
    2012 
    #3 176k 89 Pop,
    Rock,
    Alt. Rock 
    1 w
    7 n
    BNA (’98)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    107 FUTURE PLUTO Apr. 17
    2012 
    #8 171k 68 Rap 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms 

    Hits: “Magic” feat. T.I. (#69), “Same … Time” (#92), “Turn on the Lighs” (#51)

    108 MONICA NEW
    LIFE
    Mar. 6
    2012 
    #4 167k 58 R&B 1 w
    4 n
    ROTY (’99)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    109 NO
    DOUBT 
    PUSH AND
    SHOVE 
    Sep. 25
    2012 
    #3 167k 64 Pop,
    Rock 
    2 w
    9 n
    BNA (’97)

    Hits: “Settle Down” (#34)

    110 MUSE  THE
    2ND LAW
    Sep. 28
    2012
    #2 161k 69 Rock 1 w
    2 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Madness” (#60)

    111 TOM
    WAITS
    BAD
    AS ME
    Oct. 25
    2011 
    #6 160k 88 Folk,
    Rock,
    Alt. Rock 
    2 w
    6 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    112 THE FRESH
    BEAT BAND
    THE FRESH
    BEAT BAND
    Jan. 31
    2012 
    N/A 157k –– OST  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    113 YELAWOLF RADIOACTIVE Nov. 21
    2011 
    #27 156k 62 Rap  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    114 VARIOUS ARTISTS/
    SOUNDTRACK 
    A.N.T.
    FARM
    Oct. 11
    2011 
    #29 150k –– OST  0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Calling All the Monsters” (#86)

    115 M83 HURRY UP,
    WE’RE DREAMING
    Oct. 18
    2011 
    #15 150k 76 Dance 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Midnight City” (#72)

    116 ALVIN & THE
    CHIPMUNKS
    CHIPWRECKED Nov. 15
    2011 
    #36 149k –– OST 3 w
    7 n
    ROTY (’59)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    117 BOB
    DYLAN 
    TEMPEST Sep. 11
    2012 
    #3 145k 83 Folk,
    Rock 
    10 w
    36 n
    AOTY (’73,’98,’02)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    118 COMMON  THE DREAMER/
    THE BELIEVER 
    Dec. 20
    2011 
    #18 145k 74 Rap 1 w
    10 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    119 SNOOP DOGG
    & WIZ KHALIFA
    MAC & DEVIN GO
    TO HIGH SCHOOL
    Dec. 13
    2011 
    #29 145k 68 Rap,
    OST 
    0 w
    14 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Young, Wild & Free” feat. Bruno Mars (#7)

    120 NEIL YOUNG &
    CRAZY HORSE
    AMERICANA Jun. 5
    2012 
    #4 144k 68 Rock,
    Folk 
    2 w
    22 n
    ROTY (’94)
    SOTY (’94)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    121 ADAM
    LAMBERT
    TRESPASSING May 15
    2012 
    #1 143k 71 Pop 0 w
    1 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Better Than I Know Myself” (#76)

    122 MATCHBOX
    TWENTY 
    NORTH Sep. 4
    2012 
    #1 141k 57 Pop,
    Rock
    0 w
    4 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “She’s So Mean” (#40)

    123 THE BEACH
    BOYS 
    THAT’S WHY GOD
    MADE THE RADIO
    Jun. 5
    2012 
    #3 141k 64 Pop,
    Rock
    0 w
    7 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    124 MIGUEL  KALEIDOSCOPE
    DREAM 
    Sep. 25
    2012
    #3 141k 86 R&B  0 w
    1 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Adorn” (#18)

    125 JOSH
    TURNER 
    PUNCHING
    BAG 
    Jun. 12
    2012 
    #4 140k 59 Country 0 w
    2 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Time Is Love” (#44)

    126 MARTINA
    McBRIDE
    ELEVEN Oct. 11
    2011 
    #10 139k 81 Country 0 w
    12 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Teenage Daughters” (#100), “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (#61)

    127 THE
    WANTED
    THE WANTED
    (EP) 
    Apr. 24
    2012 
    #7 139k 62 Pop,
    Dance
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “Glad You Came” (#3), “Chasing the Sun” (#50)

    128 THE
    ROOTS 
    UNDUN Dec. 6
    2011 
    #17 133k 88 Urban,
    Rap,
    R&B 
    2 w
    7 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100 

    129 YO-YO MA,
    STUART DUNCAN,
    EDGAR MEYER,
    CHRIS THILE 
    THE
    GOAT
    RODEO
    SESSIONS
    Oct. 24
    2011
    #18 133k –– Classical 24 w
    29+ n
    AOTY (’01)

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    130 MELANIE
    FIONA 
    THE MF
    LIFE 
    Mar. 20
    2012
    #7 130k 75 R&B 2 w
    4 n
    0 GF
    noms

    Hits: “4 AM” (#81)

    131 LANDAU EUGENE
    MURPHY, JR. 
    THAT’S
    LIFE 
    Nov. 21
    2011
    #34 130k –– Jazz 0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100 

    132 AVETT
    BROTHERS 
    THE
    CARPENTER
    Sep. 11
    2012
    #4 128k –– Rock,
    Alt. Rock,
    Folk 
    0 w
    0 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100

    133 TOBY MAC EYE ON IT Aug. 28
    2012
    #1 126k –– Christian 5 w
    14 n
    0 GF
    noms

    no tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100 

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    (reserved for #151-200)

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    I have updated the list. Albums with revised sales figures are printed in blue.
    I have also added album cover art and singles information for the rest of the top twenty.
    New to the list: Casting Crowns. 

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    Daniel – Excellent thread! I’m going to sticky this one.

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    Daniel – Excellent thread! I’m going to sticky this one.

    Thanks, Darrin! I have to admit, I was a little surprised to see the topic missing until I realized that it had been stickied 😉 

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    I have updated the list.  Album cover art and Hot 100 information has now been extended to the Top 25.

    Note: Gotye has now passed the 0.5 million mark.

    Look out for Justin Bieber to make a strong debut with Believe, which Billboard reports experts are predicting opening week sales between 400,000 and 500,000.

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