Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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Source: Courtesy of Epic Records

1981
> Most popular album: Hi Infidelity
> Artist: REO Speedwagon
> Biggest single: “Keep on Loving You”
> Estimated albums through 1981: 1 million
> All time albums: 10 million

Source: Courtesy of Geffen

1982
> Most popular album: Asia
> Artist: Asia
> Biggest single: “Heat of the Moment”
> Estimated albums through 1982: 1 million
> All time albums: 4 million

Source: Courtesy of Epic/CBS

1983
> Most popular album: Thriller
> Artist: Michael Jackson
> Biggest single: “Billie Jean”
> Estimated albums through 1983: 1 million
> All time albums: 33 million

Source: Courtesy of Epic/CBS

1984
> Most popular album: Thriller
> Artist: Michael Jackson
> Biggest single: “Billie Jean”
> Estimated albums through 1984: 20 million
> All time albums: 33 million

Source: Courtesy of Sony Legacy

1985
> Most popular album: Born In The U.S.A.
> Artist: Bruce Springsteen
> Biggest single: “Dancing in the Dark”
> Estimated albums through 1985: 10 million
> All time albums: 15 million