Special Report

50 Greatest Pop Albums of All Time

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20. Pink Floyd, The Wall
> Release date: November 28, 1979
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 15 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 158
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 23
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #129

19. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain
> Release date: June 25, 1984
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 24 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 152
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 13
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #8

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18. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
> Release date: October 22, 2012
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #2 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 455
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 3
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #115

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17. Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
> Release date: June 13, 1995
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 12 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 127
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 16
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #69

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16. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
> Release date: June 2, 1967
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 15 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 232
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 11
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #24

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