Special Report

This Is the Most Popular Album Every Year Since 1960

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1970: Elvis’ Christmas Album
> Artist: Elvis Presley
> Release date: Nov. 1, 1970
> Certification: 10X multi-platinum

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1971: Led Zeppelin Iv
> Artist: Led Zeppelin
> Release date: Nov. 8, 1971
> Certification: 23X multi-platinum

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1972: Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits
> Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
> Release date: June 20, 1972
> Certification: 14X multi-platinum

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1973: The Beatles 1967 – 1970
> Artist: The Beatles
> Release date: April 2, 1973
> Certification: 17X multi-platinum

1974: Greatest Hits
> Artist: Elton John
> Release date: Nov. 4, 1974
> Certification: 17X multi-platinum

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1975: Physical Graffiti
> Artist: Led Zeppelin
> Release date: March 3, 1975
> Certification: 16X multi-platinum

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1976: Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975
> Artist: Eagles
> Release date: Feb. 1, 1976
> Certification: 38X multi-platinum

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1977: Rumours
> Artist: Fleetwood Mac
> Release date: Feb. 4, 1977
> Certification: 20X multi-platinum

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1978: Greatest Hits 1974-1978
> Artist: Steve Miller Band
> Release date: Nov. 15, 1978
> Certification: 14X multi-platinum

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1979: The Wall
> Artist: Pink Floyd
> Release date: Nov. 28, 1979
> Certification: 23X multi-platinum