List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 1961

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These are the number-one albums in the United States per Billboard magazine during the year 1961. Prior to August 1963, separate charts existed for albums in mono and stereo formats. The chart is now known as the 'Billboard 200'.

Issue Date Album (mono) Artist(s) Album (stereo) Artist(s)
January 2 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack String Along The Kingston Trio
January 9 Nice 'n' Easy Frank Sinatra G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack
January 16 The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! Bob Newhart
January 23 Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert
January 30 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack
February 6
February 13 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack
February 20 Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert
February 27
March 6 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack
March 13
March 20 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk Calcutta! Lawrence Welk
March 27
April 3
April 10 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack
April 17 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22 G.I. Blues Elvis Presley / Soundtrack
May 29 Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack
June 5 Calcutta! Lawrence Welk
June 12 Camelot Original Broadway Cast Exodus Ernest Gold / Soundtrack
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24 Carnival! Stars of a Summer Night Various Artists
July 31 Stars of a Summer Night Various Artists
August 7
August 14
August 21
August 28 Something for Everybody Elvis Presley
September 4
September 11
September 18 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland
September 25 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27 Stereo 35/MM Enoch Light & the Light Brigade
December 4
December 11
December 18 Blue Hawaii Elvis Presley / Soundtrack
December 25

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