Special Report

Most Popular Album Every Year Since 1960

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2000: Hybrid Theory
> Artist: Linkin Park
> Release date: Oct. 24, 2000
> Certification: 12X multi-platinum

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2001: Songs In A Minor
> Artist: Alicia Keys
> Release date: June 26, 2001
> Certification: 7X multi-platinum

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2002: Up!
> Artist: Shania Twain
> Release date: Nov. 19, 2002
> Certification: 11X multi-platinum

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2003: Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
> Artist: Outkast
> Release date: Sept. 23, 2003
> Certification: 11X multi-platinum

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2004: Confessions
> Artist: Usher
> Release date: March 23, 2004
> Certification: 10X multi-platinum

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2005: All The Right Reasons
> Artist: Nickelback
> Release date: Oct. 4, 2005
> Certification: 10X multi-platinum

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2006: Taylor Swift
> Artist: Taylor Swift
> Release date: Oct. 24, 2006
> Certification: 7X multi-platinum

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2007: The Ultimate Hits
> Artist: Garth Brooks
> Release date: Nov. 6, 2007
> Certification: 10X multi-platinum

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2008: Fearless
> Artist: Taylor Swift
> Release date: Nov. 11, 2008
> Certification: 10X multi-platinum

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2009: The Fame Monster
> Artist: Lady Gaga
> Release date: Nov. 23, 2009
> Certification: 5X multi-platinum