List of number-one albums from the 1990s (New Zealand)

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The following lists the number one albums on the New Zealand Albums Chart during the 1990s. The source for this decade is the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.

1990[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
7 January 1990 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
14 January 1990 All or Nothing - The US Remix Album Milli Vanilli
21 January 1990 ...But Seriously Phil Collins
28 January 1990
4 February 1990
11 February 1990
18 February 1990
25 February 1990 Cosmic Thing The B-52's
4 March 1990 All or Nothing - The US Remix Album Milli Vanilli
11 March 1990 Sleeping with the Past Elton John
18 March 1990
25 March 1990 Blue Sky Mining Midnight Oil
1 April 1990
8 April 1990 Labour of Love II UB40
15 April 1990
22 April 1990 Easter holiday - no chart Easter holiday - no chart
29 April 1990 I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got Sinéad O'Connor
6 May 1990
13 May 1990
20 May 1990
27 May 1990 Skid Row Skid Row
3 June 1990
10 June 1990
17 June 1990
24 June 1990 Submarine Bells The Chills
1 July 1990
8 July 1990 Step by Step New Kids on the Block
15 July 1990 Their Greatest Hits The Carpenters
22 July 1990
29 July 1990
5 August 1990
12 August 1990
19 August 1990
26 August 1990
2 September 1990 Together Again Gray Bartlett, Jodi Vaughan, Brendan Dugan
9 September 1990 Cuts Both Ways Gloria Estefan
16 September 1990
23 September 1990
30 September 1990 Moonlight Sax Brian Smith
7 October 1990
14 October 1990
21 October 1990 The Very Best of Cat Stevens Cat Stevens
28 October 1990
4 November 1990 Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with Zubin Mehta
11 November 1990
18 November 1990
25 November 1990
2 December 1990
9 December 1990 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John
16 December 1990
23 December 1990
30 December 1990 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
Week Title Artist

1991[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
6 January 1991 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
13 January 1991 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
20 January 1991 The Very Best of Elton John Elton John
27 January 1991
3 February 1991
10 February 1991
17 February 1991
24 February 1991
3 March 1991 Unchained Melody - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers
10 March 1991
17 March 1991
24 March 1991
31 March 1991
7 April 1991 Easter holiday - no chart Easter holiday - no chart
14 April 1991 The Best of Eagles Eagles
21 April 1991 Greatest Hits Eurythmics
28 April 1991
5 May 1991
12 May 1991
19 May 1991
26 May 1991
2 June 1991
9 June 1991
16 June 1991 The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie Deborah Harry and Blondie
23 June 1991
30 June 1991 20 Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel
7 July 1991
14 July 1991
21 July 1991
28 July 1991
4 August 1991 Warm Your Heart Aaron Neville
11 August 1991
18 August 1991
25 August 1991 Metallica Metallica
1 September 1991 Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
8 September 1991
15 September 1991
22 September 1991 On Every Street Dire Straits
29 September 1991 Use Your Illusion II Guns N' Roses
6 October 1991
13 October 1991
20 October 1991 Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks
27 October 1991
3 November 1991
10 November 1991
17 November 1991 Simply the Best Tina Turner
24 November 1991
1 December 1991 Achtung Baby U2
8 December 1991 Greatest Hits II Queen
15 December 1991
22 December 1991
29 December 1991 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
Week Title Artist

1992[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
5 January 1992 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
12 January 1992 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
19 January 1992 Greatest Hits II Queen
26 January 1992 The Commitments Soundtrack
2 February 1992
9 February 1992
16 February 1992
23 February 1992
1 March 1992
8 March 1992
15 March 1992
22 March 1992 Something Beginning with C The Exponents
29 March 1992
5 April 1992 The Commitments Soundtrack
12 April 1992
19 April 1992 Adrenalize Def Leppard
26 April 1992 Woodface Crowded House
3 May 1992
10 May 1992
17 May 1992
24 May 1992 Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers
31 May 1992 Hepfidelity Diesel
7 June 1992 Back to Front Lionel Richie
14 June 1992
21 June 1992
28 June 1992
5 July 1992 Hepfidelity Diesel
12 July 1992
19 July 1992 Completely Hooked - The Best of Dr. Hook Dr. Hook
26 July 1992
2 August 1992
9 August 1992 The Best of Ruby Turner Ruby Turner
16 August 1992 MTV Unplugged EP Mariah Carey
23 August 1992
30 August 1992
6 September 1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton
13 September 1992
20 September 1992
27 September 1992
4 October 1992 The Very Best of Supertramp Supertramp
11 October 1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton
18 October 1992
25 October 1992
1 November 1992 Automatic For The People R.E.M.
8 November 1992 Glittering Prize 81/92 Simple Minds
15 November 1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton
22 November 1992 Glittering Prize 81/92 Simple Minds
29 November 1992
6 December 1992
13 December 1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton
20 December 1992
27 December 1992 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
Week Title Artist

1993[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
3 January 1993 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
10 January 1993 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
17 January 1993 Unplugged Eric Clapton
24 January 1993 The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album Whitney Houston
31 January 1993
7 February 1993
14 February 1993
21 February 1993
28 February 1993
7 March 1993
14 March 1993 Unplugged Eric Clapton
21 March 1993 The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album Whitney Houston
28 March 1993 Unplugged Eric Clapton
4 April 1993
11 April 1993
18 April 1993 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
25 April 1993 Pure Cult: for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners The Cult
2 May 1993
9 May 1993
16 May 1993 Breathless Kenny G
23 May 1993
30 May 1993 Dangerous Michael Jackson
6 June 1993
13 June 1993 Breathless Kenny G
20 June 1993 Pocket Full of Kryptonite Spin Doctors
27 June 1993
4 July 1993 janet. Janet Jackson
11 July 1993 The Ultimate Experience Jimi Hendrix
18 July 1993 Zooropa U2
25 July 1993 Promises and Lies UB40
1 August 1993
8 August 1993
15 August 1993
22 August 1993
29 August 1993
5 September 1993
12 September 1993 The Classic Collection Little River Band
19 September 1993
26 September 1993 River of Dreams Billy Joel
3 October 1993 Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell Meat Loaf
10 October 1993
17 October 1993
24 October 1993
7 November 1993 Vs. Pearl Jam
14 November 1993
21 November 1993 Together Alone Crowded House
28 November 1993 So Far So Good Bryan Adams
5 December 1993
12 December 1993
19 December 1993 Danny Boy John McDermott
26 December 1993 So Far So Good Bryan Adams
Week Title Artist

1994[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
2 January 1994 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
9 January 1994 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
16 January 1994 So Far So Good Bryan Adams
23 January 1994
30 January 1994
6 February 1994
13 February 1994
20 February 1994
27 February 1994
6 March 1994 Greatest Hits The Police
13 March 1994 Jar of Flies Alice in Chains
20 March 1994 Superunknown Soundgarden
27 March 1994 Ingénue k.d. lang
3 April 1994 Elegant Slumming M People
10 April 1994 The Cross of Changes Enigma
17 April 1994
24 April 1994 The Division Bell Pink Floyd
1 May 1994
8 May 1994
15 May 1994 Happy Nation Ace of Base
22 May 1994
29 May 1994
5 June 1994
12 June 1994
19 June 1994 God Shuffled His Feet Crash Test Dummies
26 June 1994
3 July 1994
10 July 1994
17 July 1994 Traction Supergroove
24 July 1994
31 July 1994
7 August 1994
14 August 1994 Voodoo Lounge The Rolling Stones
21 August 1994 End of Part One: Their Greatest Hits Wet Wet Wet
28 August 1994
4 September 1994 The Lion King Soundtrack
11 September 1994 The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with Zubin Mehta
18 September 1994 The Lion King Soundtrack
25 September 1994
2 October 1994
9 October 1994
16 October 1994 II Boyz II Men
23 October 1994 Monster R.E.M.
30 October 1994
6 November 1994
13 November 1994 Cross Road Bon Jovi
20 November 1994 MTV Unplugged in New York Nirvana
27 November 1994 Forrest Gump Soundtrack
4 December 1994
11 December 1994
18 December 1994 Vitalogy Pearl Jam
25 December 1994 Forrest Gump Soundtrack
Week Title Artist

1995[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
1 January 1995 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
8 January 1995 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
15 January 1995 Forrest Gump Soundtrack
22 January 1995
29 January 1995
5 February 1995
12 February 1995 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Soundtrack
19 February 1995
26 February 1995
5 March 1995
12 March 1995
19 March 1995 No Need to Argue The Cranberries
26 March 1995 Greatest Hits Bruce Springsteen
2 April 1995
9 April 1995
16 April 1995
23 April 1995 Dookie Green Day
30 April 1995
7 May 1995
14 May 1995
21 May 1995 Painted Desert Serenade Joshua Kadison
28 May 1995 No Need to Argue The Cranberries
4 June 1995
11 June 1995
18 June 1995 Boheme Deep Forest
25 June 1995 Pulse Pink Floyd
2 July 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
9 July 1995
16 July 1995
23 July 1995
30 July 1995
6 August 1995 Throwing Copper Live
13 August 1995
20 August 1995 Another Night Real McCoy
27 August 1995 Throwing Copper Live
3 September 1995 CrazySexyCool TLC
10 September 1995
17 September 1995 Cracked Rear View Hootie & the Blowfish
24 September 1995 One Hot Minute Red Hot Chili Peppers
1 October 1995 Cracked Rear View Hootie & the Blowfish
8 October 1995
15 October 1995
22 October 1995 Daydream Mariah Carey
29 October 1995 Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 Janet Jackson
5 November 1995 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness The Smashing Pumpkins
12 November 1995 Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 Janet Jackson
19 November 1995 Made in Heaven Queen
26 November 1995
3 December 1995 All You Can Eat k.d. lang
10 December 1995 Anthology 1 The Beatles
17 December 1995 Made in Heaven Queen
24 December 1995 Love Songs Elton John
31 December 1995 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
Week Title Artist

1996[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
7 January 1996 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
14 January 1996 Once Bitten, Twice Bitten: The Singles 1981-1995 The Exponents
21 January 1996 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis
28 January 1996
4 February 1996
11 February 1996
18 February 1996
25 February 1996
3 March 1996
10 March 1996
17 March 1996 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
24 March 1996
31 March 1996
7 April 1996
14 April 1996
21 April 1996
28 April 1996
5 May 1996
12 May 1996 To the Faithful Departed The Cranberries
19 May 1996 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
26 May 1996 Older George Michael
2 June 1996 Down on the Upside Soundgarden
9 June 1996 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
16 June 1996 Load Metallica
23 June 1996
30 June 1996 Collective Soul Collective Soul
7 July 1996 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
14 July 1996 Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House Crowded House
21 July 1996
28 July 1996
4 August 1996
11 August 1996
18 August 1996
25 August 1996
1 September 1996
8 September 1996 No Code Pearl Jam
15 September 1996
22 September 1996 New Adventures in Hi-Fi R.E.M.
29 September 1996
6 October 1996
13 October 1996
20 October 1996 Garbage Garbage
27 October 1996 Ænima Tool
3 November 1996 Greatest Hits Simply Red
10 November 1996
17 November 1996 Life Is Peachy Korn
24 November 1996 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
1 December 1996
8 December 1996 Falling into You Celine Dion
15 December 1996
22 December 1996
29 December 1996 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
Week Title Artist

1997[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
4 January 1997 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
12 January 1997 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
19 January 1997 Spice Spice Girls
26 January 1997 Tragic Kingdom No Doubt
2 February 1997
9 February 1997
16 February 1997 Forgiven, Not Forgotten - Australian Tour 1997 The Corrs
23 February 1997 Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
2 March 1997
9 March 1997
16 March 1997 Pop U2
23 March 1997 Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
30 March 1997
6 April 1997
13 April 1997
20 April 1997 Wildest Dreams - Special Tour Edition Tina Turner
27 April 1997
4 May 1997 Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
11 May 1997 Secret Samadhi Live
18 May 1997 Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack
25 May 1997 Bringing Down the Horse The Wallflowers
1 June 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson
8 June 1997 The Will to Live Ben Harper
15 June 1997 Wu-Tang Forever Wu-Tang Clan
22 June 1997
29 June 1997 OK Computer Radiohead
6 July 1997 Album of the Year Faith No More
13 July 1997 The Fat of the Land The Prodigy
20 July 1997
27 July 1997
3 August 1997 Still Waters Bee Gees
10 August 1997 Drive Bic Runga
17 August 1997
24 August 1997
31 August 1997 Pieces of You Jewel
7 September 1997 Be Here Now Oasis
14 September 1997
21 September 1997 Spawn Soundtrack
28 September 1997
5 October 1997 Aquarium Aqua
12 October 1997 Urban Hymns The Verve
19 October 1997 Portishead Portishead
26 October 1997
2 November 1997
9 November 1997 Savage Garden Savage Garden
16 November 1997
23 November 1997 Spiceworld Spice Girls
30 November 1997 Reload Metallica
7 December 1997 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion
14 December 1997
21 December 1997
28 December 1997 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
Week Title Artist

1998[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
4 January Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
11 January Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
18 January 1998 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion
25 January 1998
1 February 1998
8 February 1998 Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack / James Horner
15 February 1998 Yield Pearl Jam
22 February 1998
1 March 1998 Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack / James Horner
8 March 1998
15 March 1998 Ray of Light Madonna
22 March 1998 Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack / James Horner
29 March 1998 Aquarium Aqua
4 April 1998
12 April 1998 Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack / James Horner
19 April 1998
26 April 1998 Days of the New Days of the New
3 May 1998 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion
10 May 1998 Mezzanine Massive Attack
17 May 1998 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion
24 May 1998 Version 2.0 Garbage
31 May 1998
7 June 1998
14 June 1998 Adore The Smashing Pumpkins
21 June 1998
28 June 1998 Try Whistling This Neil Finn
5 July 1998
12 July 1998
19 July 1998 Hello Nasty Beastie Boys
26 July 1998
2 August 1998
9 August 1998 City of Angels Soundtrack
16 August 1998
23 August 1998 The Islander Dave Dobbyn
30 August 1998 Follow the Leader Korn
6 September 1998 Supersystem The Feelers
13 September 1998 Espresso Guitar Martin Winch
20 September 1998
27 September 1998
4 October 1998 Songs from Ally McBeal Vonda Shepard
11 October 1998
18 October 1998 5ive Five
25 October 1998 Where We Belong Boyzone
1 November 1998 B*Witched B*Witched
8 November 1998 One Night Only Bee Gees
15 November 1998 The Best of 1980–1990 U2
22 November 1998 Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette
29 November 1998 The Best of 1980–1990 U2
6 December 1998 One Night Only Bee Gees
13 November 1998
20 December 1998
27 December 1998 The Very Best of Dean Martin: The Capitol & Reprise Years Dean Martin
Week Title Artist

1999[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Album of New Zealand origin
Week Title Artist
3 January 1999 Summer break - no chart Summer break - no chart
10 January 1999 One Night Only Bee Gees
17 January 1999
24 January 1999 Believe Cher
31 January 1999
7 February 1999
14 February 1999
21 February 1999 My Own Prison Creed
28 February 1999
7 March 1999
14 March 1999 Americana The Offspring
21 March 1999 One Night Only Bee Gees
28 March 1999
4 April 1999
11 April 1999
18 April 1999 You've Come a Long Way, Baby Fatboy Slim
25 April 1999 One Night Only Bee Gees
2 May 1999 Come On Over Shania Twain
9 May 1999
16 May 1999
23 May 1999
30 May 1999
6 June 1999 Talk on Corners The Corrs
13 June 1999 Millennium Backstreet Boys
20 June 1999 Ricky Martin Ricky Martin
27 June 1999 Dream TrueBliss
4 July 1999 By Request Boyzone
11 July 1999
18 July 1999
25 July 1999 The Ego Has Landed Robbie Williams
1 August 1999 Come On Over Shania Twain
8 August 1999
15 August 1999
22 August 1999
29 August 1999
5 September 1999
12 September 1999
19 September 1999 Ricky Martin Ricky Martin
26 September 1999 Mix Stellar
3 October 1999 Come On Over Shania Twain
10 October 1999 The General Electric Shihad
17 October 1999 Come On Over Shania Twain
24 October 1999
31 October 1999
7 November 1999
14 November 1999 The Battle of Los Angeles Rage Against the Machine
21 November 1999 Come On Over Shania Twain
28 November 1999
5 December 1999
12 December 1999
19 December 1999
26 December 1999
Week Title Artist

Notes[edit]

^‡ This album is of New Zealand origin

References[edit]

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