Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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Source: Courtesy of RCA Victor

1956
> Most popular album: Calypso
> Artist: Harry Belafonte
> Biggest single: “Day-O (Banana Boat Song)”
> Estimated albums through 1956: N/A
> All time albums: 0.5 million

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Masterworks Records

1957
> Most popular album: My Fair Lady
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”
> Estimated albums through 1957: N/A
> All time albums: 3 million

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Masterworks Records

1958
> Most popular album: My Fair Lady
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”
> Estimated albums through 1958: N/A
> All time albums: 3 million

Source: Courtesy of RCA Victor

1959
> Most popular album: Music From “Peter Gunn”
> Artist: Henry Mancini
> Biggest single: “Peter Gunn”
> Estimated albums through 1959: 0.5 million
> All time albums: 0.5 million

Source: Courtesy of Rodgers and Hammerstein Records

1960
> Most popular album: The Sound Of Music
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “My Favorite Things”
> Estimated albums through 1960: 0.5 million
> All time albums: 0.5 million