Data collector – Biggest CSPC Albums of the 2000s

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Some months ago, a ranking about the biggest albums of the 2010s have been added to the Data Collector. It is now time to look at the 2000s and remember which albums have crushed the charts during this period. Do your favorite album ranked well? You will find the answer in the list below!

The albums ranked here have been released from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. The figures are given in EAS (equivalent album sales).

Please keep in mind that some albums haven’t been studied so far, e.g. Evanescence‘s Fallen, James Blunt‘s Back to Bedlam or 50 Cent‘s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. All figures reflect the value as collected at the time of the artist’s respective articles.

A lot of lists like this one are available in the Data Collector, so feel free to read them to gauge how your favorite artist charts within it.

Last thing, the list about the biggest albums of the 2010s did include 50 albums. It is now extended to 100!

ALBUMS RANKING – CSPC – 2000s

1. 2008 – Lady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster33,607,000
2. 2000 – Linkin ParkHybrid Theory30,949,000
3. 2000 – EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP30,102,000
4. 2002 – EminemThe Eminem Show28,075,000
5. 2002 – Norah JonesCome Away With Me26,879,000
6. 2000 – Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again23,068,000
7. 2004 – Green DayAmerican Idiot21,366,000
8. 2000 – U2All That You Can’t Leave Behind20,871,000
9. 2009 – Justin BieberMy World / My World 2.019,857,000
10. 2004 – UsherConfessions19,822,000
11. 2006 – Amy WinehouseBack To Black19,788,000
12. 2002 – Avril LavigneLet Go19,338,000
13. 2002 – ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head18,029,000
14. 2003 – Linkin ParkMeteora18,005,000
15. 2000 – NSYNCNo Strings Attached17,909,000
16. 2002 – Maroon 5Songs About Jane17,757,000
17. 2009 – Black Eyed PeasThe E.N.D.17,605,000
18. 2005 – NickelbackAll the Right Reasons17,495,000
19. 2007 – RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad17,452,000
20. 2008 – BeyoncéI Am… Sasha Fierce16,935,000
21. 2001 – ShakiraLaundry Service16,638,000
22. 2000 – EnyaA Day Without Rain16,026,000
23. 2004 – EminemEncore15,991,000
24. 2001 – P!nkMissundaztood15,936,000
25. 2002 – Eminem8 Mile15,762,000
26. 2003 – BeyoncéDangerously In Love15,561,000
27. 2008 – Taylor SwiftFearless15,269,000
28. 2006 – Justin TimberlakeFutureSex/LoveSounds15,014,000
29. 2001 – Alicia KeysSongs In A Minor14,873,000
30. 2005 – ColdplayX&Y14,836,000
31. 2001 – Destiny’s ChildSurvivor14,498,000
32. 2008 – ColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends14,066,000
33. 2005 – Black Eyed PeasMonkey Business14,017,000
34. 2000 – MadonnaMusic13,776,000
35. 2002 – Shania TwainUp!13,530,000
36. 2000 – ColdplayParachutes13,457,000
37. 2000 – Backstreet BoysBlack & Blue13,336,000
38. 2001 – NickelbackSilver Side Up13,298,000
39. 2001 – Britney SpearsBritney13,047,000
40. 2003 – Black Eyed PeasElephunk13,041,000
41. 2008 – Adele1912,694,000
42. 2002 – Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way12,622,000
43. 2006 – BeyoncéB’Day12,585,000
44. 2002 – Christina AguileraStripped12,552,000
45. 2005 – MadonnaConfessions Of A Dancefloor12,447,000
46. 2008 – P!nkFunhouse12,429,000
47. 2004 – Norah JonesFeels Like Home12,395,000
48. 2000 – Bon JoviCrush12,134,000
49. 2005 – Michael BubléIt’s Time12,018,000
50. 2003 – Britney SpearsIn The Zone11,975,000
51. 2006 – FergieThe Dutchess11,954,000
52. 2006 – High School MusicalHigh School Musical11,907,000
53. 2001 – Enrique IglesiasEscape11,733,000
54. 2004 – U2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb11,628,000
55. 2007 – Linkin ParkMinutes To Midnight11,371,000
56. 2002 – Justin TimberlakeJustified11,247,000
57. 2002 – Céline DionA New Day Has Come11,075,000
58. 2006 – Red Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium10,536,000
59. 2003 – Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys10,511,000
60. 2001 – Kylie MinogueFever10,478,000
61. 2009 – Michael BubléCrazy Love10,406,000
62. 2005 – Mariah CareyThe Emancipation of Mimi10,193,000
63. 2006 – P!nkI’m Not Dead9,952,000
64. 2006 – Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift9,743,000
65. 2005 – GorillazDemon Days9,666,000
66. 2008 – Katy PerryOne Of The Boys9,577,000
67. 2003 – Michael BubléMichael Bublé9,451,000
68. 2007 – Avril LavigneThe Best Damn Thing9,193,000
69. 2004 – Avril LavigneUnder My Skin9,155,000
70. 2001 – Usher87019,101,000
71. 2007 – Alicia KeysAs I Am9,039,000
72. 2007 – Michael BubléCall Me Irresponsible9,026,000
73. 2001 – Michael JacksonInvincible8,961,000
74. 2008 – NickelbackDark Horse8,808,000
75. 2007 – High School MusicalHigh School Musical 28,558,000
76. 2004 – Destiny’s ChildDestiny Fulfilled8,529,000
77. 2001 – GorillazGorillaz8,025,000
78. 2005 – ShakiraOral Fixation, Vol. 27,691,000
79. 2007 – Maroon 5It Won’t Be Soon Before Long7,573,000
80. 2001 – NSYNCCelebrity7,566,000
81. 2008 – AC/DCBlack Ice7,421,000
82. 2001 – Janet JacksonAll for You7,326,000
83. 2007 – Miley CyrusHannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus7,303,000
84. 2008 – Britney SpearsCircus7,019,000
85. 2009 – EminemRelapse6,875,000
86. 2003 – NickelbackThe Long Road6,767,000
87. 2009 – RihannaRated R6,550,000
88. 2008 – MetallicaDeath Magnetic6,517,000
89. 2006 – Christina AguileraBack to Basics6,298,000
90. 2005 – Foo FightersIn Your Honor6,170,000
91. 2007 – EaglesLong Road Out Of Eden6,123,000
92. 2001 – AaliyahAaliyah6,106,000
93. 2006 – RihannaA Girl Like Me6,021,000
94. 2009 – Alicia KeysThe Element of Freedom5,902,000
95. 2006 – Miley CyrusHannah Montana5,893,000
96. 2008 – MadonnaHard Candy5,825,000
97. 2003 – MetallicaSt. Anger5,821,000
98. 2009 – Miley CyrusHannah Montana: The Movie5,696,000
99. 2002 – Bruce SpringsteenThe Rising5,587,000
100. 2009 – Green Day21st Century Breakdown5,544,000

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isaiah

can you guys update this with Beyoncé’s new numbers please?

SkkyWill

When would 70s and 60s list come, please

ABJ

Wow…i didnt notice Gaga was number one. That is so cool considering it was like one of the last major releases of the decade. Was it boosted due to its massive digital sales?

Raffi

Hi ABJ! You could say that, as The Fame is the biggest album in terms of DLs, beating huge albums like Katy’s Teenage Dream, Beyonce’s IASF, The End by Black Eyed Peas etc. Its album sales were also huge though, outselling all the albums I’ve listed by nearly 2 times or more! This is highly impressive, as selling large quantities of albums is very hard when downloads cannibalizes album sales so much! The album was also highly exploited with a remix album and EP that sold a lot on the back of its hits! Basically, it dominated in various sectors… Read more »

You Missed One...

You missed several albums… Nelly Furtado’s Loose sold nearly 10M. Whoa Nelly also sold near there too. They are no where to be found.

MJD

I think that you missed the introduction 😉

RLAAMJR.

Is The Fame/The Fame Monster the best selling debut album of all time?

ILFMUSIC

No, at least 10 albumsoutsold it

KantClark

No. For example Guns ‘N Roses’ Appetite For Destruction sold 46.6M equivalent albums. Maybe in female category.

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