2006 in music

2006 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2006.

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  • September 2 – Christina Aguilera scores her second US number one album and first UK number one album with Back to Basics, selling 346,000 copies in its first week in the US becoming the best first week sales for a female artist in 2006. The album sold 84,279 in the UK and became the best selling double album by a female artist.
  • September 3 – Beyoncé Knowles releases her second consecutive No.1 solo album B'Day, selling 541,000 copies in its first week. And spawning two UK No.1 singles.
  • September 5 – The Mercury Music Prize is held in the UK, with Arctic Monkeys' debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not winning ahead of entries from acts such as Muse and Thom Yorke. Audioslave's third and final album, Revelations, is released.
  • September 12 - Justin Timberlake releases his sophomore album FutureSex/LoveSounds after 4 years. The album debuted #1 on the Billboard 200, giving Justin his first number one album as a solo artist, selling 648,000 copies in its first week. Its first three singles were consecutive number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, making Timberlake the first male artist to have three or more consecutive number-one hits from one album since Usher achieved it in 2004


  • October 2
  • October 10 – Justin Hawkins, lead singer of the band The Darkness announces he is leaving the band.[citation needed]
  • October 11 – After 25 years as an artist, "Weird Al" Yankovic finally gets his first top 10 hit, with "White & Nerdy".
  • October 15 – New York City music club CBGB closes after a lengthy rent dispute. Patti Smith performs the final show at the club that night.
  • October 17 – French singer Manu Chao performs in Colombia to an audience of 80,000 people.
  • October 23
  • October 24 – The Corrs release their greatest hits collection Dreams – The Ultimate Collection.
  • October 25 – Guitarist Brian May announces on his website that Queen is returning to the studio for recording sessions. The new lineup, Queen + Paul Rodgers, features May, Paul Rodgers (the former lead vocalist of Free) and former Queen drummer Roger Taylor.
  • October 26 – Duran Duran lead guitarist Andy Taylor once again leaves the band after a series of disagreements surrounding their latest album, which was still incomplete by the year's end. Reasons given are his disapproval of the usage of both Timbaland and Justin Timberlake in the creation of the band's album. The band hires an interim guitarist to supplant Taylor, with no real replacement being announced.[citation needed]
  • October 30 – Keane release "Nothing In My Way", the first single to be released on a USB memory stick.
  • October 31 – The Who release Endless Wire, their first studio album for 24 years.
  • October 31 - Green Day and U2 released a cover of "The Saints are Coming".



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Day Album Artist Notes
1 (Miss)understood Ayumi Hamasaki RIAJ-certified Million
3 First Impressions of Earth The Strokes ARIA-certified Gold
9 Inhuman Rampage DragonForce BPI-certified Silver
10 Soul of a Man Eric Burdon
Live: Wherever You Are Jack Ingram
13 Aerial View blackmail
15 Changes Taylor Horn
19 Mutemath Mutemath Debut album/Remastered version released September 26, 2006
20 Rocket Ride Edguy
23 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys BPI-Certified 3x Platinum, ARIA-certified Gold
Keys to the World Richard Ashcroft
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Amber Clearlake
Inside In/Inside Out The Kooks
24 The Greatest Cat Power
Greatest Hits Live Ace Frehley Live
The Essential Kenny G Kenny G Compilation
Rabbit Fur Coat Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Testify P.O.D.
From a Compound Eye Robert Pollard
Your Man Josh Turner RIAA-certified 2x Platinum
Lights and Sounds Yellowcard RIAA-certified Gold
Now That's What I Call Music! Number 1's Various Artists
26 Vuelvo A Ti Ericson Alexander Molano
31 The Greatest Songs of the Fifties Barry Manilow Covers album
She Wants Revenge She Wants Revenge
Synchestra The Devin Townsend Band
For Me, It's You Train


Day Album Artist Notes
1 Come Clarity In Flames
6 State of Emergency The Living End ARIA-certified Gold
Hello Young Lovers Sparks
7 Magnificent City Aceyalone
The Life Pursuit Belle and Sebastian BPI-certified Silver
Other People's Lives Ray Davies
On Top of Our Game Dem Franchize Boyz RIAA-certified Gold
Comfort of Strangers Beth Orton
Eye to the Telescope KT Tunstall BPI-certified 5x Platinum, RIAA-certified Platinum
Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 Various Artists
13 Cheap Pop for the Elite Kore. Ydro.
The Best of the Specials & Fun Boy Three The Specials & Fun Boy Three Compilation
14 Voices Matchbook Romance
Timeless Sérgio Mendes BPI-certified Gold
The Secret Life of... The Veronicas ARIA-certified 4x Platinum
16 Best Kenny G Live
17 Everytime We Touch Cascada BPI-certified Platinum
21 The Destruction of Everything is the Beginning of Something New Adair
Everytime We Touch Cascada
Songlines The Derek Trucks Band
20/20 Dilated Peoples
Six Demon Bag Man Man
Geekin' Out Across the Galaxy Jason Mraz EP
Streets of New York Willie Nile
Every Woman Dreams Shanice
22 Imaginations Fantastic Plastic Machine
27 Directo A La Luz WarCry Live, Spain-certified Gold
Taller in More Ways Sugababes Re-issue
28 Thugs Revenge Bizzy Bone
Corn Fed Shannon Brown
If Only You Were Lonely Hawthorne Heights
Live Trucker Kid Rock And The Twisted Brown Trucker Band
In My Own Words Ne-Yo RIAA-certified Platinum, BPI-certified Gold
Chaotic Resolve Plumb
Hammersmith Odeon London '75 Bruce Springsteen


Day Album Artist Notes
6 On an Island David Gilmour BPI-certified Platinum
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae RIAA-certified Platinum
Addicted Sweetbox RIAJ-certified Gold
Kick White Rose Movement
7 Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Neko Case
Morph the Cat Donald Fagen
Reality Check Juvenile RIAA-certified Gold
This Old Road Kris Kristofferson
Youth Matisyahu RIAA-certified Gold
Youth Dub Matisyahu
Mr. Beast Mogwai
Keasbey Nights Streetlight Manifesto
Country Is My Rock Trent Tomlinson
Rizz-Wa-Faire Ralph Tresvant
That's So Raven Too! Various Artists
10 The Chthonic Chronicles Bal-Sagoth
11 Moo, You Bloody Choir Augie March ARIA-certified Gold
13 Love Travels at Illegal Speeds Graham Coxon
Grand Unification Fightstar
The Great Cold Distance Katatonia
Jagged Gary Numan
14 Menace 2 Society Capone
My Ghetto Report Card E-40 RIAA-certified Gold
Stars of CCTV Hard-Fi BPI-certified 2x Platinum
Meds Placebo BPI-certified Gold
Lottery Romeo
Super Colossal Joe Satriani
Dante XXI Sepultura
Fortuneteller's Melody SHeDAISY
Dave Chappelle's Block Party Various Artists
Blinders On Sean Watkins
19 Little Cloud The Whitlams ARIA-certified Gold
20 4 Gerling
Part Two Throbbing Gristle
21 America's Most Luved Bad Guy Master P
For Blood and Empire Anti-Flag
Peregrine The Appleseed Cast
The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague Years boysetsfire
Kill Cannibal Corpse
Chicago XXX Chicago
Heroine From First to Last
Underage Thinking Teddy Geiger
Both Sides of the Gun Ben Harper
Vol. 1 Hurt
Hearts of the Innocent Kutless
Born Again in the USA Loose Fur
The Graduate MC Lars
Life On The Murder Scene My Chemical Romance
3121 Prince RIAA-certified Gold
Now Esto Es Musica! Latino Various Artists Compilation
22 Diego Diego González
24 GlaubeLiebeTod Oomph!
27 This New Day Embrace BPI-certified Gold
Ringleader of the Tormentors Morrissey BPI-certified Gold
Let It Roll Willard Grant Conspiracy
Show Your Bones Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Educated Horses Rob Zombie
28 A Death Grip On Yesterday Atreyu
Get That Paper Do or Die
Fishscale Ghostface Killah
Tim McGraw Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Tim McGraw RIAA-certified Platinum
Motel Motel
Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Shakira Re-release, RIAA- and BPI-certified Platinum, ARIA-certified Gold
29 Human After All: Remixes Daft Punk Remix album of "Human After All"
News and Tributes The Futureheads
Enjoy the Ride Marie Serneholt Solo debut


Day Album Artist Notes
3 Musique Vol. 1 1993-2005 Daft Punk Compilation
4 The Village Lanterne Blackmore's Night
Foiled Blue October RIAA-certified Platinum
The Charm Bubba Sparxxx
Ahí Vamos Gustavo Cerati
The Phoenix Throne Dead to Fall
At War with the Mystics The Flaming Lips
Demon Days Live Gorillaz Includes DVD, BPI-certified Gold
Return to the Sea Islands
Karmacode Lacuna Coil
New American Gospel Lamb of God Reissue, LP
Daylight Needtobreathe
I'm Not Dead Pink BPI-certified 3x Platinum, RIAA-certified Platinum
Operation: Mindcrime II Queensrÿche
Me And My Gang Rascal Flatts RIAA-certified 4x Platinum
DisneyMania 4 Various Artists RIAA-certified Gold
Now That's What I Call Music! 21 Various Artists RIAA-certified Platinum
Vision Valley The Vines
10 Chosen Lords AFX
The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living The Streets
Now That's What I Call Music! 63 Various Artists BPI-certified 2x Platinum
11 You in Reverse Built to Spill
Toppa di Top and Dirty Rhythms Buju Banton & Various Artists Compilation
Tuesdays, Thursdays and if it Rains Brian Byrne Solo Debut.
Exile and the Kingdom Jeff Martin Solo Debut.
Death By Sexy Eagles of Death Metal
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Josephine Foster
White Trash with Money Toby Keith RIAA-certified Platinum
Todd Smith LL Cool J RIAA-certified Gold
Lost in America Edwin McCain
Daniel Powter Daniel Powter RIAA-certified Gold
Élan Vital Pretty Girls Make Graves
37 Everywhere Punchline
Stone Cold Classics Queen Compilation
Chemical City Sam Roberts
Sound the Alarm Saves the Day
12 Carnival of Rust Poets of the Fall IFPI-certified Platinum
Bitter Tea The Fiery Furnaces
17 A Bugged Out Mix Miss Kittin Compilation
Simpatico The Charlatans
Tired of Hangin' Around The Zutons
18 Abracadabra Florent Pagny
Side Three Adrian Belew
Cantos A. J. Croce
Wood Work Da Backwudz
A Blessing and a Curse Drive-By Truckers
Union Street Erasure
Works in Progress Kansas CD/DVD; live
Hosannas from the Basements of Hell Killing Joke
Hind Hind Legs The Lovely Feathers
We, the Vehicles Maritime
Wolves in Wolves' Clothing NOFX
Ten Silver Drops Secret Machines
Under the Covers, Vol. 1 Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Cover album
21 Free OSI
Pitch Black Progress Scar Symmetry
23 Transkripsi Siti Nurhaliza
24 Let Love In Goo Goo Dolls
Fires Nerina Pallot BPI-certified Gold
One Cure Fits All Therapy?
Clan Destiny Wishbone Ash
All the Roadrunning Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
St. Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley RIAA-, BPI-, ARIA-certified Platinum
25 Whips and Roses Tommy Bolin
Yes, Virginia The Dresden Dolls
IV Godsmack RIAA-certified Gold
Sell Control for Life's Speed Pilate
A Girl Like Me Rihanna RIAA-, BPI-certified Platinum
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Bruce Springsteen RIAA-certified Gold
Louder Now Taking Back Sunday RIAA-certified Gold
In Search of Sunrise 5: Los Angeles Tiësto


Day Album Artist Notes
1 Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Eyes Open Snow Patrol BPI-certified 6x Platinum
2 Barriers and Passages Dysrhythmia
How We Operate Gomez
Goodbye Alice In Wonderland Jewel
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam RIAA-certified Gold
Rio Grande Blood Ministry
Blood Money Mobb Deep
Old New Ballads Blues Gary Moore
A City by the Light Divided Thursday
10,000 Days Tool RIAA-certified Platinum
Greatest Hits Phil Vassar
Wolfmother Wolfmother RIAA-, BPI-certified Gold
8 Ruun Enslaved
9 The Spell The Black Heart Procession
Baby Makin' Music The Isley Brothers
What's Left of Me Nick Lachey RIAA-certified Gold
It's Alive: The New Cars The New Cars Live
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers RIAA-, BPI-certified 2x Platinum
Surprise Paul Simon
Without Feathers The Stills
Punk Goes '90s Various Artists Compilation
Best of Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Compilation
12 Dancing Diva Jolin Tsai
15 Burial Burial
Feeder – The Singles Feeder BPI-certified Platinum
Bright Idea Orson
Broken Boy Soldiers The Raconteurs
Convicts You Am I
Living with War Neil Young
16 Killa Season Cam'ron
Screwed Up Movement E.S.G.
Every Man for Himself Hoobastank RIAA-certified Gold
So Amazin' Christina Milian
19 To Find Me Gone Vetiver
22 The Warning Hot Chip BPI-certified Gold
Fundamental Pet Shop Boys BPI-certified Silver
23 We Don't Need to Whisper Angels & Airwaves
Bolton Swings Sinatra Michael Bolton Tribute to Frank Sinatra
The Best of Candlebox Candlebox
Yeah! Def Leppard
Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks RIAA-certified 2x Platinum
In With the Out Crowd Less Than Jake
American Idol Season 5: Encores Various Artists
Stand Still, Look Pretty The Wreckers RIAA-certified Gold
Back 2 Da Basics Yo Gotti
26 The Infinite Wonders of Creation Luca Turilli
30 Trans Canada Highway Boards of Canada EP
In The Shadow of Two Gunmen The Forecast


Day Album Artist Notes
5 Nâdiya Nâdiya
6 End of Silence RED
Decemberunderground AFI RIAA-certified Gold
The Gold Record The Bouncing Souls
The Bronx The Bronx
It's Alive The New Cars
Rockford Cheap Trick
End of Grey Decyfer Down
The River in Reverse Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Twelve Stops and Home The Feeling
Blue Flashlight Brown
Move by Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter
Popaganda Head Automatica
Like Vines The Hush Sound
Laugh Now, Cry Later Ice Cube RIAA-certified Gold
Danielle Peck Danielle Peck
The Only Thing I Ever Wanted Psapp
Free to Stay Smoosh
El Sexto Sentido Re+Loaded Thalía
Firecracker The Wailin' Jennys
New Joc City Yung Joc RIAA-certified Gold
Voices from the FIFA World Cup Various Artists Compilation
9 Loose Nelly Furtado RIAA-certified Platinum
Lost Horizons Luca Turilli's Dreamquest
12 Mind Tricks Disarmonia Mundi
Under the Iron Sea Keane BPI-certified 2x Platinum
13 Rest Inside The Flames 36 Crazyfists
Fewer Moving Parts David Bazan EP
The Anatomy Of Between the Buried and Me
Consequences Dave Burrell / Billy Martin
The Big Bang Busta Rhymes RIAA-certified Gold
The Long Road Home - In Concert John Fogerty Live DVD
Chasing the Sun Indigenous
Sinner Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
The Holiday Collection Kenny G Compilation
Songs from Black Mountain Live
Don't You Know Who I Think I Was The Replacements Compilation
Fallout From The War Shadows Fall
Rather Ripped Sonic Youth
Begin to Hope Regina Spektor
One X Three Days Grace
14 Ultra Blue Hikaru Utada RIAJ-certified Platinum
17 Imago The Butterfly Effect
19 Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam Gorgoroth
Not Accepted Anywhere The Automatic BPI-certified Platinum
20 The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch Cute Is What We Aim For
Ganging Up on the Sun Guster
Journey Of A Gemini Donell Jones
Define the Great Line Underoath RIAA-certified Gold
26 Crazy Frog Presents More Crazy Hits Crazy Frog
The Platinum Collection Chaka Khan Compilation
27 Billy Talent II Billy Talent CRIA: 2x Platinum, IFPI: Platinum
Permanent Revolution Catch 22
Dusk & Summer Dashboard Confessional
Liberation Transmission Lostprophets
Bande à Part Nouvelle Vague
Men & Mascara Julie Roberts
Greatest Hits The Specials Compilation
28 Splurge Puffy AmiYumi


Day Album Artist Notes
3 Garou Garou
Black Holes and Revelations Muse BPI-certified 2x Platinum
4 American V: A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash RIAA-certified Gold
The Sufferer & the Witness Rise Against
10 The Eraser Thom Yorke
11 The Fall of Ideals All That Remains
Play Pause Stop Benevento-Russo Duo
The Harvest Boondox LP
The Day Has Come Cheyenne Kimball
Impeach My Bush Peaches
Live in Brooklyn Phish
One Cold Night Seether Acoustic/Live w/bonus DVD
The Silver Lining Soul Asylum
The New Black Strapping Young Lad
The Avalanche Sufjan Stevens
A Collection Third Eye Blind
Legend of the World Valient Thorr
Now That's What I Call Music! 22 Various Artists RIAA-certified Platinum
13 The Last Stand Boot Camp Clik
17 Alright, Still Lily Allen
Catalogue Moloko
Razorlight Razorlight BPI-certified 4x Platinum
18 Up In The Attic Alien Ant Farm
Cristo Satánico Asesino
If You're Going Through Hell Rodney Atkins RIAA-certified Platinum
Can Can Bad Manners Live
Black Stone Cherry Black Stone Cherry
Sinners Like Me Eric Church
Eighteen Visions Eighteen Visions
Monochrome Helmet
Don't You Fake It The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
20 Dinosaurchestra Lemon Demon
21 Doomsday Rock 'N Roll Chrome Division
24 The Great Western James Dean Bradfield
Now That's What I Call Music! 64 Various Artists BPI-certified 2x Platinum
25 LeToya LeToya RIAA-certified Platinum
The Trials of Van Occupanther Midlake
One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This New York Dolls
Startin' with Me Jake Owen
Highway Companion Tom Petty
LP Landon Pigg
In My Mind Pharrell
The Colors In The Wheel Venus Hum
Katorz Voivod
28 A.T.O.M Carbon/Silicon
31 D. Boon and Friends D. Boon Compilation
The Bright Lights And What I Should Have Learned Duels


Day Album Artist Notes
1 Year of the Dog...Again DMX
Two Lights Five for Fighting
Lemonade G. Love
No Place Like Brooklyn Jeannie Ortega
Teenage Graffiti The Pink Spiders
Destroy What You Enjoy Powerman 5000
Age of Reptiles Showbread
Come What(ever) May Stone Sour RIAA-certified Gold
8 Ashes Against The Grain Agalloch
Into the Rush Aly & AJ Re-release deluxe edition
Phobia Breaking Benjamin RIAA-certified Gold
Cassie Cassie
Secondathallam Andre Ethier
Brand New Girlfriend Steve Holy
Reprieve Ani DiFranco
Winter Women and Holy Ghost Language School Matthew Friedberger
Gatsbys American Dream Gatsbys American Dream
Major Lodge Victory Gin Blossoms
Bleeding Heart Graffiti Nina Gordon
Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! hellogoodbye
It's About Time Jonas Brothers
Port of Miami Rick Ross RIAA-certified Gold
Christ Illusion Slayer
III: In the Eyes of Fire Unearth
14 Flat Chat Midnight Oil Compilation
Beautiful Awakening Stacie Orrico
15 Dangerous Man Trace Adkins RIAA-certified Gold
Back to Basics Christina Aguilera RIAA-certified Platinum
Unappreciated Cherish RIAA-certified Gold
The Phoenix Lyfe Jennings RIAA-certified Gold
Second Round's On Me Obie Trice
(ONe) The Panic Channel
The Early Years Rebecca St. James
Yanni Live! The Concert Event Yanni
22 Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord The Devil Wears Prada
Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!! Against Me!
Crisis Alexisonfire
Boys Like Girls (album) Boys Like Girls RIAA-certified Gold
Happy Hollow Cursive (band)
Wanna Be Your Joe Billy Ray Cyrus
Danity Kane Danity Kane RIAA-certified Platinum
The Stench of Redemption Deicide
High & Mighty Gov't Mule
Amar es Combatir Maná
Cannonball Pat Green
Paris Paris Hilton
Kelis Was Here Kelis
Sacrament Lamb of God
Idlewild OutKast RIAA-certified Platinum
Rose Hill Drive Rose Hill Drive
23 Temperature Rising Tata Young
28 Beyond Hell GWAR
A Matter of Life and Death Iron Maiden BPI-certified Gold
Empire Kasabian BPI-certified 2x Platinum
100 Grand Jin Jin
This Binary Universe BT
The Underdog/El Subestimado Tego Calderón
Falling Away Crossfade
Score – 20th Anniversary World Tour Dream Theater
Modern Times Bob Dylan RIAA-certified Platinum
Supremacy Hatebreed
Ghost Stories Chantal Kreviazuk
Kiss of Death Motörhead
'Till The Sun Turns Black Ray LaMontagne
All Roads Lead To Ausfahrt NoMeansNo
A Public Affair Jessica Simpson RIAA-certified Gold
Game Theory The Roots
Nightcrawler Pete Yorn


Day Album Artist Notes
4 5:55 Charlotte Gainsbourg UK
Yellow House Grizzly Bear
The Platinum Collection Gary Moore Compilation
5 Revelations Audioslave Gold
B'Day Beyoncé Knowles 3x Platinum
A Shared History Of Tragedy The Black Maria
A Twist in the Myth Blind Guardian
Sophia (EP) The Crüxshadows EP
8 Live from the UK Sept./2006 (CD 1) Billy Talent Live
9 Tightrope Stephanie McIntosh Gold
11 Costello Music The Fratellis
The Best t.A.T.u. Compilation
Subliminal Genocide Xasthur
12 Too Bad Buju Banton
Barenaked Ladies Are Me The Barenaked Ladies
Magic Potion The Black Keys
Shot to Hell Black Label Society
Sound Grammar Ornette Coleman
Live From Across the Pond Robert Cray Live
So So Gangsta Daz Dillinger
Saints Destroy the Runner
Switzerland Electric Six
Welcome to the Drama Club Everclear
Knives Don't Have Your Back Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
So This Is Goodbye Junior Boys
Amputechture The Mars Volta
Blood Mountain Mastodon
Continuum John Mayer X2 Platinum
Redeemer Norma Jean
The Paramour Sessions Papa Roach
Pieces of the People We Love The Rapture
And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 R.E.M.
Coming Home Lionel Richie
Face the Promise Bob Seger Platinum
Black Magic Swollen Members
How to Grow a Woman from the Ground Chris Thile
FutureSex/LoveSounds Justin Timberlake 4x Platinum
IV Veruca Salt
13 Regressive by Default DeadXheaD
16 Live from the UK Sept./2006 Billy Talent 2x CD
18 Retroglide Level 42
Ta-Dah Scissor Sisters
19 Suffocation Suffocation
A Thousand Different Ways Clay Aiken Gold
Thug Stories Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Letting Go Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Live: Live Those Songs Again Kenny Chesney
Hoodstar Chingy Gold
The Always Open Mouth Fear Before the March of Flames
The Dutchess Fergie 3x Platinum
Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Up From the Catacombs – The Best of Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction
Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell Jedi Mind Tricks
The Captain & the Kid Elton John
Food & Liquor Lupe Fiasco
Right Where You Want Me Jesse McCartney
Savior Sorrow Mushroomhead
Coming Home New Found Glory
Summer Girl Smash Mouth
This Could Be A Possibility Valencia Reissue, LP
25 A New Shape of Desperation By Night
The Freedom Spark Larrikin Love
The U.S. vs. John Lennon John Lennon Soundtrack
Ecce Cor Meum Paul McCartney
Triumph or Agony Rhapsody of Fire
Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain Sparklehorse
26 Acoustic Hearts of Winter Aly & AJ
Time Again...Amy Grant Live Amy Grant
V Vanessa Hudgens
Like Red On A Rose Alan Jackson
20 Y.O. Janet Jackson Platinum
Friendly Fire Sean Lennon
Last Man Standing Jerry Lee Lewis
Release Therapy Ludacris Platinum
Saosin Saosin
See The Morning Chris Tomlin
Silent Nightclub Richard Cheese
Mario Vazquez Mario Vazquez
Straight Outta Lynwood "Weird Al" Yankovic Gold


Day Album Artist Notes
1 Follow the City Lights Dover
2 Insider Amplifier
Public Warning Lady Sovereign
Amantes Sunt Amentes Panda Gold (Mex)
How to Destroy a Relationship The Servant
3 The Information Beck
The Philosophy of Velocity Brazil
Under the Skin Lindsey Buckingham
Body Riddle Clark
The Crane Wife The Decemberists
Oye Mi Canto!: Los Grandes Exitos Gloria Estefan
The Essential Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan
The Open Door Evanescence 2x Platinum
Chris Young Chris Young
Suck Out the Poison He Is Legend
Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady
Shine On Jet
Sam's Town The Killers Platinum
Supply and Demand Amos Lee
Ghetto Therapy Mellow Man Ace & Sen Dog As Reyes Bros
The Makings of Me Monica
The Reckoning Pillar
Comatose Skillet
Better Than Knowing Where You Are Spitalfield
We Are The Ones (We've Been Waiting For) The Visionaries
It Just Comes Natural George Strait
When Devils Strike South Park Mexican
The Evolution of Robin Thicke Robin Thicke Platinum
Beat'n Down Yo Block Unk
4 Piano Love Songs Bradley Joseph
10 Rotten Apple Lloyd Banks
Young Machetes The Blood Brothers
Take the Weather with You Jimmy Buffett
While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets Cobra Starship
I Loved Her First Heartland
Atlantis k-os
(A) Senile Animal The Melvins
Cool Yule Bette Midler Christmas album
...And the Battle Begun Rx Bandits
Sammie Sammie
Still Searching Senses Fail
Absolutely Sister Hazel
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time Rod Stewart Gold
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Various Artists Soundtrack
The Crusade Trivium
Who Brings a Cat to the Disco? Mary Pascoe
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 3 Various Artists
14 Western Front Carbon/Silicon
16 Born in the U.K. Badly Drawn Boy
Thornography Cradle of Filth
Still Stuck In Your Throat Fishbone
17 Devil's Got a New Disguise Aerosmith Compilation +2 new songs
Long Trip Alone Dierks Bentley
Forward Ayla Brown
Black Aria II Glenn Danzig
The Best of What's Around Vol. 1 Dave Matthews Band
Press Play Diddy Gold
Mountains Lonestar
Priceless Frankie J
These Days Vince Gill
Little Angel Ana Johnsson
The High Road JoJo Gold
Wintersong Sarah McLachlan
Love Their Country Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
They Can't All Be Zingers Primus
Greatest Hits Lil' Romeo Compilation
The Return Ruben Studdard
Full Circle Xzibit
18 The Rox Box / Roxette 86-06 Roxette Compilation
Roxette Hits Roxette Compilation
20 Antikörper Eisbrecher
IV Winger
21 What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have Sarah Blasko
23 The Collection Samantha Mumba
The Black Parade My Chemical Romance Platinum
How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps Ordinary Boys
Concrete Pet Shop Boys
Rudebox Robbie Williams
24 Paper Television The Blow
Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) Bright Eyes Compilation
No Heroes Converge
Undiscovered Brooke Hogan
Jibbs Featuring Jibbs Jibbs
Once Again John Legend Platinum
Point of No Return Shareefa
Vultures Smile Empty Soul
Threes Sparta
Live To Win Paul Stanley Gold
Some People Change Montgomery Gentry
Songs from the Labyrinth Sting
Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
Heart to Yours/Do You Know Michelle Williams Compilation of first two albums
Hannah Montana Soundtrack Various Artists
25 Sensuous Cornelius
Secret Society Europe
Golden Best: 15th Anniversary Zard
30 The Sound of Girls Aloud Girls Aloud
The Dead Eye The Haunted
Half the Perfect World Madeleine Peyroux
Now That's What I Call No. 1's Various Artists
Back to Black Amy Winehouse
31 Hollinndagain Animal Collective CD reissue of 2002 LP
Live at CBGB's 1982 Bad Brains Live
Like Father, Like Son Birdman & Lil Wayne Gold
Eat, Sleep, Repeat Copeland
Back to Tulsa - Live and Loud at Cain's Ballroom Cross Canadian Ragweed
Vices Dead Poetic
Saturday Night Wrist Deftones
Playing with Fire Kevin Federline
Flavor Flav Flavor Flav
The Long Road Home - In Concert John Fogerty Live
In the Absence of Truth Isis
The Greatest Songs of the Sixties Barry Manilow Covers album
One More Drifter in the Snow Aimee Mann Christmas
Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose Meat Loaf
Little Bit of Life Craig Morgan
Go Newsboys
Small Town Girl Kellie Pickler Gold
El Mariel Pitbull
My Brother's Blood Machine The Prize Fighter Inferno
Tweedles The Residents
Revolutions Per Minute Skid Row
Altar Sunn O))) & Boris
Endless Wire The Who


Day Album Artist Notes
1 I Promise Jin Released to buy on Myspace
3 Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues Whitesnake
6 Motion in the Ocean McFly
Go – The Very Best of Moby Moby
9 Damien Rice
Greatest Hits ... And More 10cc Compilation
Print Is Dead Vol 1 yourcodenameis:milo
7 The Great Burrito Extortion Case Bowling for Soup
Skin and Bones Foo Fighters Live album
Awake Josh Groban
Maniacal Renderings Jon Oliva's Pain
Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) Jim Jones
MTV Unplugged Ricky Martin Unplugged
Sinatra: Vegas Frank Sinatra Live album
Enjoy the Ride Sugarland EP
One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra Styx Live
Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing Keith Urban
Now That's What I Call Music! 23 Various Artists Compilation, 2x Platinum
9 Ena Peggy Zina Platinum
13 The Best Of, Volume 1 Depeche Mode Compilation
Singles, Rarities & Remixes Spandau Ballet Compilation
The Same Side Lucie Silvas
Overloaded: The Singles Collection Sugababes Compilation
(Là) où je pars Emmanuel Moire
14 Navidades Luis Miguel Christmas
When Your Heart Stops Beating +44
Konvicted Akon 2x Platinum
Army of Anyone Army of Anyone
Momentum Dave Burrell
The Wraith: Remix Albums Insane Clown Posse Remix album
Veteran Marques Houston
From Then Until Raven Symone
Me, Myself & I Fat Joe
Doctor's Advocate The Game Platinum
An Other Cup Yusuf Islam
I'm in the Mood for Love...The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time Kenny G Covers album
Ys Joanna Newsom
Reasons Why: The Very Best Nickel Creek Compilation
The Early Years EP The Rocket Summer
The Singles: 1996-2006 Staind Compilation
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Tenacious D
So Divided ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
15 The Hummer Devin Townsend Website release
20 Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection The Corrs Compilation
Stop the Clocks Oasis Compilation
U218 Singles U2 Compilation
Now That's What I Call Music! 65 Various Artists Compilation
Don't Let It Go to Waste Matt Willis
The Love Album Westlife
21 Love The Beatles and George Martin Platinum
Now Esto Es Musica! Latino 2 Various Artists Compilation
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me Brand New
Daughtry Daughtry 4x Platinum
The Lost. The Sick. The Sacred. Inhale Exhale
Capricornio María Isabel
Kingdom Come Jay-Z 2x Platinum
Entomology Josef K Compilation
As Daylight Dies Killswitch Engage Gold
A Decade Our Lady Peace CD/DVD
Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years P.O.D. Compilation
Rock Star Supernova Rock Star Supernova
Pac's Life Tupac Shakur Gold
The Blue Carpet Treatment Snoop Dogg Gold
Songs for Christmas Sufjan Stevens
Beast Moans Swan Lake
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards Tom Waits
22 Best Of Christina Milian Compilation
24 Celestial RBD
27 Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation Ornette Coleman CD re-issue of 1960 LP with bonus tracks
Beautiful World Take That Gold
28 Roughly Speaking April Wine
Hell Hath No Fury Clipse
Light Grenades Incubus
Chemically Imbalanced Ying Yang Twins
29 Secret Ayumi Hamasaki


Day Album Artist Notes
4 Life in Mono Emma Bunton
Albertine Brooke Fraser 3x Platinum
Avant que l'ombre... à Bercy Mylène Farmer Gold (CD), Diamond (DVD)
5 It's Only Time Drake Bell
Ciara: The Evolution Ciara -
A Dipset X-Mas Jim Jones
Live From Portland Kutless
Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live Lil Scrappy
Ten Brian McKnight
Fijación Oral Vol. 1/Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Shakira Platinum
The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani Platinum
Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Various Artists
Music from the OC: Mix 6 Various Artists
6 Endless Summer Fennesz Remastered re-issue of 2001 album with bonus tracks
11 East 17: The Platinum Collection East 17 Compilation
12 Reflections - A Retrospective Mary J. Blige
Fantasia Fantasia Barrino Gold
Snow Blankets the Night Teddy Geiger EP
Taylor Hicks Taylor Hicks Gold
Alter Ego Tyrese
The Inspiration Young Jeezy Platinum
13 Come Clarity In Flames EP
18 La Quinta Esencia WarCry Studio
19 The Price of Fame Bow Wow
Hip Hop Is Dead Nas Gold
Fly Like a Raven Raven-Symoné
Time Is Money Styles P
Back by Thug Demand Trick Daddy
Grand Hustle Presents: In Da Streetz Volume 4 Grand Hustle Records
20 Talk to Me Joey McIntyre
26 21 Omarion
Rebels RBD
Oh! Gravity. Switchfoot
29 True Magic Mos Def

Top 10 Best-Selling Albums of 2006

No. Artist Album Copies Sold
1. High School Musical Soundtrack 8,500,000
2. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds 8,350,000
3. Nelly Furtado Loose 8,200,000
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium 7,900,000
5. Carrie Underwood Some Hearts 6,900,000
6. P!nk I'm Not Dead 6,500,000
7. Beyoncé B'Day 5,700,000
8. The Beatles Love 5,650,000
9. Daughtry Daughtry 4,900,000
10. Taylor Swift Taylor Swift 4,500,000

Top hits on record in the world

United States

Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits
Billboard Hot 100 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

United Kingdom

The Official UK #1 Singles
The Official UK Hit Singles – Singles which have ranked within Top 20


Australian ARIA Hit Singles – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Classical music

  • Alla Pavlova – Symphony No. 5
  • Steve ReichDaniel Variations
  • Lorenzo Ferrero
    • DEsCH, for oboe, bassoon, piano and orchestra
    • Mozart a Recanati, for one actress, one voice, string trio, clarinet and piano
    • La conquista, suite for choir and orchestra
    • Haring at the Exhibition, ambient piece
  • Behzad RanjbaranPersian Trilogy
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
    • Natürliche Dauern (Natural Durations), for piano
    • Harmonien (Harmonies), three versions: for solo bass clarinet, for solo flute, for solo trumpet
    • Schönheit (Beauty), for flute, trumpet, and bass clarinet
    • Türin, for Tür (door), rin, and speaker (versions in German and English), with electronics,


Musical theater

Musical film









Awards and contests

See also


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  2. ^ anonymous (undated). "Thanks Jimi Festival 2006" (in Polish and English). cichonski.art.pl. Archived from the original on March 31, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080331070535/http://www.cichonski.art.pl/i_fl_en.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ (unknown) (June 3, 2006). "(dead link)". http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060603/ap_en_mu/people_youngbloodz. Retrieved 2008-04-15. [dead link]
  4. ^ Karlheinz Stockhausen, 2006 Stockhausen-Kurse Kürten: Programm zu den Interpretations- und Kompositionskursen und Konzerten der Musik von / Programme for the Interpretation and Composition Courses and Concerts of the Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, 8. Juli bis 16. Juli 2006 in Kürten / from July 8th to 16th 2006 in Kuerten (Kürten: Stockhausen-Verlag, 2006), 19 & 39.
  5. ^ "Nelly Furtado Guest Stars on 'Floribella' : Soul Shine Magazine". Soulshine.ca. http://www.soulshine.ca/news/newsarticle.php?nid=3902. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  6. ^ unattributed (updated 18.04.2008). "Justin Timberlake". mariah-charts.com. http://www.mariah-charts.com/chartdata/PJustinTimberlake.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  7. ^ Sams, Christine (November 12, 2006). "Feathered Kylie's fans tickled pink". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/feathered-kylies-fans-tickled-pink/2006/11/11/1162661950112.html. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  8. ^ Borges, Mario Mesquita (Allmusic) (2007). "Snow Patrol". Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. Archived from the original on 2008-04-13. http://web.archive.org/web/20080413103702/http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=306432. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  9. ^ Holland, Dexter (November 27, 2006). "Recording (Dexter)". The Offspring. Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080302051429/http://www.offspring.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Offspring.woa/wa/journal?journal=431460. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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