Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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Source: Courtesy of SBME SPECIAL MKTS.

1986
> Most popular album: Whitney Houston
> Artist: Whitney Houston
> Biggest single: “Greatest Love of All”
> Estimated albums through 1986: 7 million
> All time albums: 13 million

Source: Courtesy of Mercury

1987
> Most popular album: Slippery When Wet
> Artist: Bon Jovi
> Biggest single: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
> Estimated albums through 1987: 8 million
> All time albums: 12 million

Source: Courtesy of Columbia/Epic

1988
> Most popular album: Faith
> Artist: George Michael
> Biggest single: “Faith”
> Estimated albums through 1988: 6 million
> All time albums: 10 million

Source: Courtesy of MCA Records

1989
> Most popular album: Don’t Be Cruel
> Artist: Bobby Brown
> Biggest single: “My Prerogative”
> Estimated albums through 1989: 5 million
> All time albums: 7 million

Source: Courtesy of A&M

1990
> Most popular album: Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814
> Artist: Janet Jackson
> Biggest single: “Miss You Much”
> Estimated albums through 1990: 5 million
> All time albums: 6 million