Best-selling albums in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan tracking began

Best-selling albums in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan tracking began

This is a Top ten best-selling albums of sound scan era in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard on March 1, 1991. The list of albums sales are between 1991 to 2007 (see below):

1991-2007 list [ [http://www.therockradio.com/2008/01/metallica-among-best-sellers-of.html The Rock Radio: Metallica among best sellers of SoundScan era ] ]

# Come on Over / Shania Twain ~ 15,449,000
# Metallica / Metallica ~ 15,077,000
# Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 14,557,000
# Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 12,099,000
# / Soundtrack ~ 11,798,000
# Supernatural / Santana ~ 11,643,000
# Human Clay / Creed ~ 11,504,000
# No Strings Attached / N Sync ~ 11,104,000
# Beatles 1 / The Beatles ~ 11,097,000
# Falling Into You / Celine Dion - 10,768,000


=1991-2006 list [ [http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=1218 Top Selling Albums of SoundScan Era (1991 – 12/30/2006)] ] [ [http://www.longtail.com/Nielsen.doc Press Release Nielsen Music 2006 Year-End Music Industry Report] ] =

# Come on Over / Shania Twain ~ 15,408,533
# Metallica / Metallica ~ 14,819,905
# Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 14,513,313
# Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 12,091,491
# / Soundtrack ~ 11,789,552
# Supernatural / Santana ~ 11,588,453
# Human Clay / Creed ~ 11,483,557
# No Strings Attached / N Sync ~ 11,099,051
# Beatles 1 / The Beatles ~ 10,821,222
# Falling Into You / Celine Dion - 10,768,000

1991-2003 list [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2003_Dec_31/ai_111776584 Top Selling Albums of SoundScan Era (1991 – 12/30/2003)] ]

#Come on Over / Shania Twain ~ 14,896,911
#Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 14,200,822
#Metallica / Metallica ~ 13,803,308
#Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 12,056,675
#The Bodyguard / Soundtrack ~ 11,741,779
#Supernatural / Santana ~ 11,333,627
#Human Clay / Creed ~ 11,291,067
#No Strings Attached / N Sync ~ 11,069,789
#Falling Into You / Celine Dion ~ 10,614,005
#...Baby One More Time / Britney Spears ~ 10,472,878

1991-2002 list [ [http://blogcritics.org/archives/2003/01/04/145411.php Top Selling Albums of SoundScan Era (1991 – 12/22/2002)] ]

# Come on Over / Shania Twain ~ 14,490,470
# Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 14,084,425
# Metallica / Metallica ~ 13,332,320
# Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 12,030,804
# The Bodyguard / Soundtrack ~ 11,714,440
# Supernatural / Santana ~ 11,165,842
# Human Clay / Creed ~ 11,078,203
# No Strings Attached / N Sync ~ 11,023,057
# Falling Into You / Celine Dion ~ 10,525,873
# ...Baby One More Time / Britney Spears ~ 10,416,070

1991-2001 list [ [http://www.avrev.com/news/0102/04.albumsales.shtml Top Selling Albums of SoundScan Era (1991 – 12/30/2001)] ]

# Come on Over / Shania Twain ~ 14,147,017
# Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 13,890,054
# Metallica / Metallica ~ 12,981,888
# Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 11,971,132
# The Bodyguard / Soundtrack ~ 11,689,093
# Supernatural / Santana ~ 10,961,112
# No Strings Attached / N Sync ~ 10,891,514
# Human Clay / Creed ~ 10,490,972
# Falling Into You / Celine Dion ~ 10,438,190
# ...Baby One More Time / Britney Spears ~ 10,269,049

1991-2000 list [ [http://members.tripod.com/~LilyLove/news/45.html Top Selling Albums of SoundScan Era (1991 – 12/30/2000)] ]

# Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 13,542,393
# Come On Over / Shania Twain ~ 12,110,660
# Metallica / Metallica ~ 11,715,533
# Bodyguard / Soundtrack ~ 11,605,690
# Falling Into You / Celine Dion ~ 10,224,282
# Cracked Rear View / Hootie & the Blowfish ~ 9,817,666
# Titanic / Soundtrack ~ 9,806,175
# Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 9,445,732
# Ropin’ The Wind / Garth Brooks ~ 9,370,863
# Backstreet Boys / Backstreet Boys ~ 9,258,265

1991-1999 list [ [http://members.tripod.com/~LilyLove/news/45.html Top Selling Albums of SoundScan Era (1991 – 12/30/1999)] ]

# Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette ~ 13,542,393
# Come On Over / Shania Twain ~ 12,110,660
# Metallica / Metallica ~ 11,715,533
# The Bodyguard / Soundtrack ~ 11,605,690
# Falling Into You / Celine Dion ~ 10,224,282
# Cracked Rear View / Hootie & the Blowfish ~ 9,817,666
# Titanic / Soundtrack ~ 9,806,175
# Millennium / Backstreet Boys ~ 9,445,732
# Ropin' the Wind / Garth Brooks ~ 9,370,863
# Backstreet Boys / Backstreet Boys ~ 9,258,265

References

Nielsen SoundScan reflist


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