Special Report

50 Greatest Pop Albums of All Time

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10. Metallica, Metallica
> Release date: August 2, 1991
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 4 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 616
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 16
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #235

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9. The Beatles, Abbey Road
> Release date: November 1, 1969
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 11 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 419
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 12
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #5

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8. The Beatles, The Beatles [White Album]
> Release date: November 25, 1968
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 9 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 215
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 24
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #29

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7. Adele, 21
> Release date: February 22, 2011
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 24 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 507
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 14
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #137

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6. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
> Release date: November 8, 1971
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #2 (for 4 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 283
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 23
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #58

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