Special Report

The Best Selling Country Albums of All Time

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5. The Chicks, “Wide Open Spaces”
> Release date: January 23, 1998
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 13 million
> Certification date of 13 millionth album sale: March 5, 2020
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart: No. 4 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200 chart: 134

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4. Garth Brooks, “Ropin’ The Wind”
> Release date: September 2, 1991
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 14 million
> Certification date of 14 millionth album sale: September 23, 1998
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart: No. 1 (for 18 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200 chart: 132

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3. Garth Brooks, “No Fences”
> Release date: August 27, 1990
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 18 million
> Certification date of 18 millionth album sale: February 14, 2020
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart: No. 3 (for 2 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200 chart: 224

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2. Shania Twain, “Come On Over”
> Release date: November 4, 1997
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 20 million
> Certification date of 20 millionth album sale: November 15, 2004
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart: No. 2 (for 2 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200 chart: 151

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1. Garth Brooks, “Double Live”
> Release date: November 17, 1998
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 21 million
> Certification date of 21 millionth album sale: November 1, 2006
> Peak position on Billboard 200 chart: No. 1 (for 5 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200 chart: 56

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