Special Report

50 Greatest Pop Albums of All Time

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45. Beyoncé, Lemonade
> Release date: April 22, 2016
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 87
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 3
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #32

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44. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
> Release date: May 23, 2000
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 8 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 171
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 10
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #145

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43. George Michael, Faith
> Release date: October 30, 1987
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 12 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 96
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 10
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #151

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42. Dr. Dre, The Chronic
> Release date: November 9, 1992
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #3 (for 6 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 95
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 3
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #37

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41. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
> Release date: February 21, 1985
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 14 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 176
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 13
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #249

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