List of Billboard number-one folk albums

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Folk Albums is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling "current releases by traditional folk artists, as well as appropriate titles by acoustic-based singer-songwriters" in the United States.[1] The chart debuted on the issue dated December 5, 2009, as a 15-position chart with its first number-one title being the Bob Dylan Christmas album Christmas in the Heart.[1]

It has since expanded to a 25-position chart and its current number-one album as of the issued dated July 6, 2012, is the Lumineers' self-titled debut.[2]

List of number-one albums[edit]

These are the albums which have reached number one on the Folk Albums chart listed in chronological order. Note that Billboard publishes charts with an issue date approximately 7–10 days in advance.

Contents
2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013
Issue date Album Artist(s) Weeks at
number one
Ref.
2009
December 5 Christmas in the Heart Bob Dylan 6 [3]
2010
January 16 I and Love and You The Avett Brothers 2 [4]
January 30 July Flame Laura Veirs 1 [5]
February 6 I and Love and You The Avett Brothers 1 [4]
February 13 Downtown Church Patty Griffin 2 [6]
February 27 XOBC Brandi Carlile 1 [7]
March 6 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
March 13 Have One on Me Joanna Newsom 4 [9]
April 10 Volume Two She & Him 3 [10]
May 1 Leave Your Sleep Natalie Merchant 2 [11]
May 15 The Age of Miracles Mary Chapin Carpenter 1 [12]
May 22 So Runs the World Away Josh Ritter 1 [13]
May 29 Love Is Strange Jackson Browne and David Lindley 1 [14]
June 5 Volume Two She & Him 1 [10]
June 12 In Person & On Stage John Prine 1 [15]
June 19 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 3 [8]
July 10 Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Various artists 1 [16]
July 17 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 7 [8]
September 4 God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs 3 [17]
September 25 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 5 [8]
October 30 The Age of Adz Sufjan Stevens 1 [18]
November 6 The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 – The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 Bob Dylan 1 [19]
November 13 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 13 [8]
2011
February 12 Kiss Each Other Clean Iron & Wine 1 [20]
February 19 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 10 [8]
April 30 Paper Airplane Alison Krauss and Union Station 2 [21]
May 14 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
May 21 Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes 2 [22]
June 4 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2 [8]
June 18 Ukulele Songs Eddie Vedder 2 [23]
July 2 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2 [8]
July 16 The Harrow & The Harvest Gillian Welch 1 [24]
July 23 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 16 [8]
November 12 A Very She & Him Christmas She & Him 3 [25]
December 3 Cities 97 Sampler, Vol. 23: Live from Studio C Various artists 1 [26]
December 10 A Very She & Him Christmas She & Him 5 [25]
2012
January 14 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 3 [8]
February 4 ¿Which Side Are You On? Ani DiFranco 1 [27]
February 11 Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Various artists 1 [28]
February 18 Old Ideas Leonard Cohen 1 [29]
February 25 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
March 3 Barton Hollow The Civil Wars 1 [30]
March 10 Voice of Ages The Chieftains 1 [31]
March 17 Old Ideas Leonard Cohen 1 [29]
March 24 Break It Yourself Andrew Bird 2 [32]
April 7 The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Soundtrack 6 [33]
May 19 Blessings Laura Story 2 [34]
June 2 The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Soundtrack 1 [33]
June 9 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
June 16 Here Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 1 [35]
June 23 Bear Creek Brandi Carlile 1 [36]
June 30 + Ed Sheeran 1 [37]
July 7 Rhythm and Repose Glen Hansard 1 [38]
July 14 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
July 21 The Lumineers The Lumineers 2 [39]
August 4 Carry Me Back Old Crow Medicine Show 1 [40]
August 11 The Lumineers The Lumineers 7 [39]
September 29 Tempest Bob Dylan 2 [41]
October 13 Babel Mumford & Sons 15 [42]
2013
January 26 The Lumineers The Lumineers 3 [39]
February 16 Babel Mumford & Sons 13 [42]
May 18 The Lumineers The Lumineers 1 [39]
May 25 Volume 3 She & Him 2 [43]
June 8 Fix Me Up A Firm Handshake 1 [44]
June 15 The Lumineers The Lumineers 1 [39]
June 22 The Hurry and the Harm City and Colour 1 [45]
June 29 The Lumineers The Lumineers 2 [39]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Trust, Gary (November 26, 2009). "Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Current Billboard Folk Albums Chart on billboard.biz". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Chart references for Christmas in the Heart:
  4. ^ a b Chart references for I and Love and You:
  5. ^ Chart references for July Flame:
  6. ^ Chart references for Downtown Church:
  7. ^ Chart references for XOBC:
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Chart references for Sigh No More:
  9. ^ Chart references for Have One on Me:
  10. ^ a b Chart references for Volume 2:
  11. ^ Chart references for Leave Your Sleep:
  12. ^ Chart references for The Age of Miracles:
  13. ^ Chart references for So Runs the World Away:
  14. ^ Chart references for Love Is Strange:
  15. ^ Chart references for In Person & On Stage:
  16. ^ Chart references for Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows:
  17. ^ Chart references for God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise:
  18. ^ Chart references for The Age of Adz:
  19. ^ Chart references for The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964:
  20. ^ Chart references for Kiss Each Other Clean:
  21. ^ Chart references for Paper Airplane:
  22. ^ Chart references for Helplessness Blues:
  23. ^ Chart references for Ukulele Songs:
  24. ^ Chart references for The Harrow & The Harvest:
  25. ^ a b Chart references for A Very She & Him Christmas:
  26. ^ Chart references for Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 23:
  27. ^ Chart references for ¿Which Side Are You On?:
  28. ^ Chart references for Chimes of Freedom:
  29. ^ a b Chart references for Old Ideas:
  30. ^ Chart references for Barton Hollow:
  31. ^ Chart references for Voice of Ages:
  32. ^ Chart references for Break It Yourself:
  33. ^ a b Chart references for The Hunger Games:
  34. ^ Chart references for Blessings:
  35. ^ Chart references for Here:
  36. ^ Chart references for Bear Creek:
  37. ^ Chart references for +:
  38. ^ Chart references for Rhythm and Repose:
  39. ^ a b c d e f Chart references for The Lumineers:
  40. ^ Chart references for Carry Me Back:
  41. ^ Chart references for Tempest:
  42. ^ a b Chart references for Babel:
  43. ^ Chart references for Volume 3:
  44. ^ Chart references for Fix Me Up:
  45. ^ Chart references for The Hurry and the Harm:

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