Official Global Top Sellers of 2004 – with Sales

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The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has been providing a delightful annual ranking of top album sellers since 2001. Despite them having been leakedfor some years, actual sales figures weren’t included. What if I was to say, I have my hands on the sales figures for 2004’s Top 20? 

I’ll start by posting albums ranking from #21 to #50. Although their sales haven’t leaked their numbers range from 3,4 million to 2 million with the #35 album selling 2,5 million. The next pages include two elements that haven’t made it on to charts & sales websites so far. The first is majors’ albums bubbling under the Top 50. The second is all the albums ranging from #20 to #1 with official sales rounded to the closest 0,1 million, with some added comments understand how the industry’s figures work and an embedded video. If you don’t want to be kept in suspense, and not relive this great year, you can go directly to the last page which includes the full list!

21 Kanye West College Dropout
22 Keane Hopes And Fears 
23 Various Artists Now That’s What I Call Music! 17
24 Ray Charles Genius Loves Company 
25 OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 
26 Various Artists Now That’s What I Call Music! 16  
27 Rod Stewart Stardust…The Great American Songbook III
28 Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying 
29 Jay Z & Linkin Park MTV Ultimate Mash Ups Presents… 
30 Norah Jones Come Away With Me 
31 George Strait 50 #1’s  
32 Josh Groban Closer 
33 Toby Keith Greatest Hits 2 
34 Hoobastank The Reason  
35 Jessica Simpson In This Skin  
36 Gwen Stefani Love Angel Music Baby  
37 Velvet Revolver Contraband 
38 George Michael Patience 
39 Joss Stone The Soul Sessions  
40 Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters  
41 Various Artists Now 15 
42 Jay Chou Common Jasmine Orange 
43 Evanescence Fallen 
44 Big & Rich Horse of a Different Color 
45 Nelly Sweat 
46 Twista Kamikaze 
47 Diana Krall The Girl In The Other Room 
48 R. Kelly Happy People/U Saved Me 
49 Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys 
50 Joss Stone Mind, Body & Soul

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