List of best-selling albums of the 1990s in the United Kingdom

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British band Oasis had the biggest-selling album of the 1990s with (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
1990s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
1989 2000
Top 10 singles
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
1989 2000

Albums are defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as being a type of music release that features more than four tracks and lasts longer than 25 minutes;[1] during the 1990s, sales of albums in the United Kingdom were compiled on behalf of the British music industry by The Chart Information Network until July 1997, after which they were compiled by the OCC.[2] These sales figures would then be aggregated to form the UK Albums Chart, a weekly record chart based on physical album sales from Sunday to Saturday. Each week's number one was first revealed on The Radio 1 Chart Show.

The biggest-selling album of the 1990s was (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by the British band Oasis. Released in October 1995, the album was the second biggest-selling album of both 1995 and 1996.

The biggest-selling compilation was The Immaculate Collection by American singer/songwriter Madonna


Albums[edit]

Best-selling albums of the 1990s in the UK
Position Album Artist Record label[a] Year[a] Sales Peak on the
UK Albums Chart[a]
1 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis Creation 1995 4,160,000 1
2 Stars Simply Red East West 1991 3,290,000 1
3 Spice Spice Girls Virgin 1996 3,020,000 1
4 Talk on Corners Corrs, TheThe Corrs Atlantic 1997 2,600,000 1
5 Jagged Little Pill Morissette, AlanisAlanis Morissette Maverick 1996 2,570,000 1
6 Robson & Jerome Robson & Jerome RCA 1995 2,530,000 1
7 The Immaculate Collection Madonna Sire 1990 2,500,000 1
8 Urban Hymns Verve, TheThe Verve Hut 1997 2,480,000 1
9 Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA Polydor 1992 2,420,000 1
10 Falling into You Dion, CélineCéline Dion Epic 1996 2,130,000 1
  1. ^ a b c The record labels, years and chart peaks are those given by the OCC.[3]

References[edit]

General (chart positions)
Specific
  1. ^ "Rules For Chart Eligibility – Albums" (PDF). London: Official Charts Company. January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2005). Roberts, David, ed. British Hit Singles & Albums (18th, illustrated ed.). London: Guinness World Records. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-904994-00-8. OCLC 58454449. 
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2011.