List of UK Albums Chart number ones of the 2000s

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UK Albums Chart number ones
UK Albums Chart
Official Charts Company
Christmas number one
Head and shoulders photograph of Robbie Williams performing live.
Robbie Williams spent 23 weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart during the 2000s, longer than any other artist.

The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Sunday to Saturday in the United Kingdom; during the 2000s, a total of 274 different albums by 170 artists reached number one. The chart was compiled weekly by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British music industry—it listed only physical album sales until 2007, after which it also included albums sold digitally.[1] The OCC defined an "album" to be any music release that featured more than four tracks or lasted longer than 25 minutes.[2] Each week's new number one was first announced on Sunday evenings by BBC Radio 1 on their weekly chart show.[3]

The most successful albums during the 2000s were Life for Rent by Dido and Back to Bedlam by James Blunt. Released in 2003 and 2004 respectively, each spent ten weeks at number one[4][5]Back to Bedlam was also the biggest-selling album of the decade.[6] Dido and Blunt also topped the chart with one other album each. Irish boy band Westlife reached number one with seven different releases, the most of any act. British singer Robbie Williams released six number one albums, which spent a total of 23 weeks on the top of the chart, longer than any other artist[7]—by 2005, Williams had sold more albums during the 2000s than any other act.[8]

The most successful record label during this period was Polydor Records—benefitting from strong sales from artists such as Ronan Keating, Scissor Sisters and Take That,[9] Polydor topped the chart with 13 different albums which spent 33 weeks at number one, longer than any other company. Columbia Records released 17 albums that reached number one, the most of any label; its artists roster featured Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen.[10] In August 2003, Magic and Medicine by The Coral became the 700th album to top the UK chart[11]—fewer than four years later, Not Too Late by Norah Jones became the 800th album to do so.[12]

Following its significantly increased popularity in the early 21st century, reality television began to have a significant impact on the British music industry. Of the 274 albums that reached number one in the UK charts, 15 were by artists that had found fame through a reality TV programme. The first such act was Hear'Say, a British pop group formed by the television show Popstars. In March 2001, their debut album Popstars topped the chart and became the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history to that date.[13] The only reality television stars to top the album chart with two different releases were Will Young, the 2002 winner of Pop Idol,[14] Girls Aloud, the girl group formed by the TV series Popstars: The Rivals,[15] and Leona Lewis, the 2006 winner of The X Factor.[16] Like Hear'Say, Lewis's first album Spirit broke the record for the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history.[17]

Number ones[edit]

Key
No. nth album to top the UK Albums Chart
re Return of an album to number one
Silver Silver certification (60,000 units)
Gold Gold certification (100,000 units)
Platinum Platinum certification (300,000 units)
dagger Best-selling album of the year
double-dagger Best-selling album of the decade
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No. Artist[a] Album[a] Record label[b] Reached number one[a] Weeks at
number one[a]
Certification
(as of 10
September 2013)
[c]
re Twain, ShaniaShania Twain Come On Over Mercury 5 December 1999 5 11× Platinum
re Travis The Man Who Independiente 9 January 2000 5 9× Platinum
618 Gabrielle Rise Go! Beat 13 February 2000 3 4× Platinum
619 Oasis Standing on the Shoulder of Giants Big Brother 5 March 2000 1 2× Platinum
re Travis The Man Who Independiente 12 March 2000 2 9× Platinum
620 Santana Supernatural Arista 26 March 2000 2 3× Platinum
621 Moby Play Mute 9 April 2000 5 6× Platinum
re Jones, TomTom Jones Reload Gut 14 May 2000 1 4× Platinum
622 Houston, WhitneyWhitney Houston Whitney: The Greatest Hits Arista 21 May 2000 2 5× Platinum
623 Bon Jovi Crush Mercury 4 June 2000 1 Platinum
re Jones, TomTom Jones Reload Gut 11 June 2000 1 4× Platinum
624 S Club 7 7 Polydor 18 June 2000 1 4× Platinum
625 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP Interscope 25 June 2000 1 7× Platinum
626 Ashcroft, RichardRichard Ashcroft Alone with Everybody Hut 2 July 2000 1 Platinum
re Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP Interscope 9 July 2000 1 7× Platinum
627 Coldplay Parachutes Parlophone 16 July 2000 1 8× Platinum
628 Corrs, TheThe Corrs In Blue Atlantic 23 July 2000 2 3× Platinum
629 Keating, RonanRonan Keating Ronan Polydor 6 August 2000 2 4× Platinum
630 David, CraigCraig David Born to Do It Wildstar 20 August 2000 2 6× Platinum
631 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Sing When You're Winning Chrysalis 3 September 2000 3 8× Platinum
632 Madonna Music Maverick 24 September 2000 2 5× Platinum
633 Radiohead Kid A Parlophone 8 October 2000 2 Platinum
634 All Saints Saints & Sinners London 22 October 2000 1 2× Platinum
635 Texas The Greatest Hits Mercury 29 October 2000 1 6× Platinum
636 U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind Island 5 November 2000 1 3× Platinum
637 Westlife Coast to Coast RCA 12 November 2000 1 5× Platinum
638 Beatles, TheThe Beatles 1 dagger Apple 19 November 2000 9 10× Platinum
re Texas The Greatest Hits Mercury 21 January 2001 1 6× Platinum
639 Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Interscope 28 January 2001 1 2× Platinum
640 Dido No Angel dagger Arista 4 February 2001 6 9× Platinum
641 Cassidy, EvaEva Cassidy Songbird Blix Street/Hot 18 March 2001 2 6× Platinum
642 Hear'Say Popstars Polydor 1 April 2001 2 3× Platinum
643 Stereophonics Just Enough Education to Perform V2 15 April 2001 2 5× Platinum
644 Ash Free All Angels Infectious 29 April 2001 1 Platinum
645 Destiny's Child Survivor Columbia 6 May 2001 2 3× Platinum
646 R.E.M. Reveal Warner Bros. 20 May 2001 2 Platinum
647 Shaggy Hot Shot MCA 3 June 2001 1 3× Platinum
648 Radiohead Amnesiac Parlophone 10 June 2001 1 Gold
649 Travis The Invisible Band Independiente 17 June 2001 4 4× Platinum
650 Usher 8701 Arista 15 July 2001 1 Platinum
re Destiny's Child Survivor Columbia 22 July 2001 2 3× Platinum
651 Gray, DavidDavid Gray White Ladder IHT/East West 5 August 2001 1 9× Platinum
652 Atomic Kitten Right Now Innocent 12 August 2001 1 2× Platinum
re Gray, DavidDavid Gray White Ladder IHT/East West 19 August 2001 1 9× Platinum
653 Staind Break the Cycle Elektra 26 August 2001 1 Platinum
654 Slipknot Iowa Roadrunner 2 September 2001 1 Gold
655 Jamiroquai A Funk Odyssey Sony S2 9 September 2001 2 2× Platinum
656 Macy Gray The Id Epic 23 September 2001 1 Gold
re Dido No Angel dagger Arista 30 September 2001 1 9× Platinum
657 Minogue, KylieKylie Minogue Fever Parlophone 7 October 2001 2 5× Platinum
658 Steps Gold: Greatest Hits Jive 21 October 2001 2 4× Platinum
659 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson Invincible Epic 4 November 2001 1 Platinum
re Steps Gold: Greatest Hits Jive 11 November 2001 1 4× Platinum
660 Westlife World of Our Own RCA 18 November 2001 1 4× Platinum
661 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Swing When You're Winning Chrysalis 25 November 2001 7 7× Platinum
re Stereophonics Just Enough Education to Perform V2 13 January 2002 3 5× Platinum
662 Chemical Brothers, TheThe Chemical Brothers Come with Us Virgin 3 February 2002 1 Gold
663 Iglesias, EnriqueEnrique Iglesias Escape Interscope 10 February 2002 2 4× Platinum
664 Sting & The Police The Very Best of Sting & The Police A&M 24 February 2002 2 Platinum
665 Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand The Essential Barbra Streisand Columbia 10 March 2002 1 Platinum
666 Nickelback Silver Side Up Roadrunner 17 March 2002 2 3× Platinum
667 Dion, CélineCéline Dion A New Day Has Come Epic 31 March 2002 4 Platinum
668 Blue All Rise Innocent 28 April 2002 1 4× Platinum
669 Doves The Last Broadcast Heavenly 5 May 2002 2 Platinum
670 Moby 18 Mute 19 May 2002 1 Platinum
671 Keating, RonanRonan Keating Destination Polydor 26 May 2002 1 2× Platinum
672 Eminem The Eminem Show Interscope 2 June 2002 5 4× Platinum
673 Oasis Heathen Chemistry Big Brother 7 July 2002 1 3× Platinum
674 Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way Warner Bros. 14 July 2002 3 5× Platinum
675 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen The Rising Columbia 4 August 2002 1 Gold
re Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way Warner Bros. 11 August 2002 2 5× Platinum
676 Cassidy, EvaEva Cassidy Imagine Blix Street/Hot 25 August 2002 1 Platinum
677 Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head Parlophone 1 September 2002 2 7× Platinum
678 Atomic Kitten Feels So Good Innocent 15 September 2002 1 2× Platinum
679 Weller, PaulPaul Weller Illumination Independiente 22 September 2002 1 Gold
680 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley ELV1S RCA 29 September 2002 2 2× Platinum
681 Young, WillWill Young From Now On S 13 October 2002 2 2× Platinum
682 Foo Fighters One by One RCA 27 October 2002 1 Platinum
683 Gray, DavidDavid Gray A New Day at Midnight East West 3 November 2002 1 3× Platinum
684 Blue One Love Innocent 10 November 2002 1 4× Platinum
685 Westlife Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1 S 17 November 2002 1 4× Platinum
686 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Escapology dagger EMI 24 November 2002 6 6× Platinum
687 Lavigne, AvrilAvril Lavigne Let Go Arista 5 January 2003 3 5× Platinum
688 Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake Justified Jive 26 January 2003 2 5× Platinum
689 Rowland, KellyKelly Rowland Simply Deep Columbia 9 February 2003 1 Platinum
690 Massive Attack 100th Window Virgin 16 February 2003 1 Gold
re Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake Justified Jive 23 February 2003 1 5× Platinum
691 Jones, NorahNorah Jones Come Away with Me Parlophone 2 March 2003 4 7× Platinum
692 Linkin Park Meteora Warner Bros. 30 March 2003 1 2× Platinum
693 White Stripes, TheThe White Stripes Elephant XL 6 April 2003 2 2× Platinum
re Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head Parlophone 20 April 2003 1 7× Platinum
694 Madonna American Life Maverick 27 April 2003 1 Platinum
re Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake Justified Jive 4 May 2003 1 5× Platinum
695 Blur Think Tank Parlophone 11 May 2003 1 Gold
re Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake Justified Jive 18 May 2003 3 5× Platinum
696 Stereophonics You Gotta Go There to Come Back V2 8 June 2003 1 2× Platinum
697 Radiohead Hail to the Thief Parlophone 15 June 2003 1 Platinum
698 Evanescence Fallen Epic/Wind-up 22 June 2003 1 3× Platinum
699 Beyoncé Dangerously in Love Columbia 29 June 2003 5 2× Platinum
700 Coral, TheThe Coral Magic and Medicine Deltasonic 3 August 2003 1 Gold
re Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Escapology EMI 10 August 2003 1 6× Platinum
701 Cassidy, EvaEva Cassidy American Tune Blix Street/Hot 17 August 2003 2 Gold
702 Darkness, TheThe Darkness Permission to Land Must Destroy 31 August 2003 4 4× Platinum
703 Muse Absolution East West 28 September 2003 1 3x Platinum
704 Dido Life for Rent dagger Cheeky 5 October 2003 4 7× Platinum
705 R.E.M. In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 Warner Bros. 2 November 2003 1 5× Platinum
706 Blue Guilty Innocent 9 November 2003 1 2× Platinum
re Dido Life for Rent dagger Cheeky 16 November 2003 1 7× Platinum
707 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson Number Ones Epic 23 November 2003 1 6× Platinum
708 Westlife Turnaround S 30 November 2003 1 2× Platinum
709 Young, WillWill Young Friday's Child S 7 December 2003 1 4× Platinum
re Dido Life for Rent dagger Cheeky 21 December 2003 3 7× Platinum
re Young, WillWill Young Friday's Child S 4 January 2004 1 4× Platinum
re Dido Life for Rent Cheeky 11 January 2004 2 7× Platinum
710 Melua, KatieKatie Melua Call Off the Search Dramatico 25 January 2004 3 6× Platinum
711 Jones, NorahNorah Jones Feels like Home Blue Note 15 February 2004 2 3× Platinum
re Melua, KatieKatie Melua Call Off the Search Dramatico 29 February 2004 3 6× Platinum
712 Michael, GeorgeGeorge Michael Patience Aegean 21 March 2004 1 2× Platinum
713 Usher Confessions LaFace/Arista 28 March 2004 1 4× Platinum
714 Anastacia Anastacia Epic 4 April 2004 2 4× Platinum
715 Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits Geffen 18 April 2004 2 3× Platinum
716 D12 D12 World Interscope 2 May 2004 1 Platinum
re Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits Geffen 9 May 2004 1 3× Platinum
717 Keane Hopes and Fears Island 16 May 2004 2 9× Platinum
718 Lavigne, AvrilAvril Lavigne Under My Skin Arista 30 May 2004 1 Platinum
re Keane Hopes and Fears Island 6 June 2004 1 9× Platinum
719 Faithless No Roots Cheeky 13 June 2004 1 Gold
re Keane Hopes and Fears Island 20 June 2004 1 9× Platinum
720 Streets, TheThe Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free 679/Locked On 27 June 2004 1 3× Platinum
721 Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters dagger Polydor 4 July 2004 1 7× Platinum
722 McFly Room on the 3rd Floor Universal 11 July 2004 1 2× Platinum
re Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters dagger Polydor 18 July 2004 1 7× Platinum
re Streets, TheThe Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free 679/Locked On 25 July 2004 1 3× Platinum
723 Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in Hyde Park Warner Bros. 1 August 2004 2 Gold
re Anastacia Anastacia Epic 15 August 2004 1 4× Platinum
724 Maroon 5 Songs About Jane J 22 August 2004 1 5× Platinum
725 Prodigy, TheThe Prodigy Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned XL 29 August 2004 1 Gold
726 Libertines, TheThe Libertines The Libertines Rough Trade 5 September 2004 1 Platinum
727 Bedingfield, NatashaNatasha Bedingfield Unwritten Phonogenic 12 September 2004 1 3× Platinum
728 Embrace Out of Nothing Independiente 19 September 2004 1 Platinum
729 Green Day American Idiot Reprise 26 September 2004 1 6× Platinum
730 Stone, JossJoss Stone Mind Body & Soul Relentless/Virgin 3 October 2004 1 3× Platinum
731 R.E.M. Around the Sun Warner Bros. 10 October 2004 1 Gold
732 Keating, RonanRonan Keating 10 Years of Hits Polydor 17 October 2004 1 3× Platinum
733 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Greatest Hits Chrysalis 24 October 2004 2 6× Platinum
734 Il Divo Il Divo Syco 7 November 2004 1 4× Platinum
735 Eminem Encore Interscope 14 November 2004 2 3× Platinum
736 U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Island 28 November 2004 3 4× Platinum
re Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Greatest Hits Chrysalis 19 December 2004 2 6× Platinum
re Green Day American Idiot Reprise 2 January 2005 1 6× Platinum
re Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters Polydor 9 January 2005 1 7× Platinum
737 Killers, TheThe Killers Hot Fuss Lizard King 16 January 2005 2 6× Platinum
738 Chemical Brothers, TheThe Chemical Brothers Push the Button Virgin 30 January 2005 1 Gold
739 Athlete Tourist Parlophone 6 February 2005 1 Platinum
re Keane Hopes and Fears Island 13 February 2005 1 9× Platinum
re Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters Polydor 20 February 2005 1 7× Platinum
740 Doves Some Cities Heavenly 27 February 2005 1 Gold
741 G4 G4 Sony 6 March 2005 1 2× Platinum
742 50 Cent The Massacre Interscope 13 March 2005 1 Platinum
743 Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other? V2 20 March 2005 1 Platinum
744 Christie, TonyTony Christie Definitive Collection UMTV 27 March 2005 2 2× Platinum
745 Imbruglia, NatalieNatalie Imbruglia Counting Down the Days Brightside 10 April 2005 1 Gold
746 Basement Jaxx Basement Jaxx: The Singles XL 17 April 2005 1 2× Platinum
747 Akon Trouble Universal 24 April 2005 1 Platinum
748 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen Devils & Dust Columbia 1 May 2005 1 Gold
re Akon Trouble Universal 8 May 2005 1 Platinum
749 Brookstein, SteveSteve Brookstein Heart and Soul Syco 15 May 2005 1 Gold
750 Faithless Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits Cheeky 22 May 2005 1 3× Platinum
751 Gorillaz Demon Days Parlophone 29 May 2005 1 4× Platinum
752 Oasis Don't Believe the Truth Big Brother 5 June 2005 1 3× Platinum
753 Coldplay X&Y Parlophone 12 June 2005 4 8× Platinum
754 Blunt, JamesJames Blunt Back to Bedlam double-dagger Atlantic 10 July 2005 8 10× Platinum
755 McFly Wonderland Island 4 September 2005 1 Platinum
re Blunt, JamesJames Blunt Back to Bedlam double-dagger Atlantic 11 September 2005 1 10× Platinum
756 Gray, DavidDavid Gray Life in Slow Motion Atlantic 18 September 2005 2 2× Platinum
757 Melua, KatieKatie Melua Piece by Piece Dramatico 2 October 2005 1 4× Platinum
758 Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Domino 9 October 2005 1 Platinum
759 Sugababes Taller in More Ways Island 16 October 2005 1 2× Platinum
760 Prodigy, TheThe Prodigy Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005 XL 23 October 2005 1 2× Platinum
761 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Intensive Care Chrysalis 30 October 2005 1 4× Platinum
762 Westlife Face to Face S 6 November 2005 1 4× Platinum
763 Il Divo Ancora Syco 13 November 2005 1 3× Platinum
764 Madonna Confessions on a Dance Floor Warner Bros. 20 November 2005 2 4× Platinum
765 Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits Interscope 4 December 2005 5 3× Platinum
766 Strokes, TheThe Strokes First Impressions of Earth Rough Trade 8 January 2006 1 Gold
re Blunt, JamesJames Blunt Back to Bedlam double-dagger Atlantic 15 January 2006 1 10× Platinum
767 Hard-Fi Stars of CCTV Atlantic/Necessary 22 January 2006 1 2× Platinum
768 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Domino 29 January 2006 4 4× Platinum
769 Johnson, JackJack Johnson In Between Dreams Brushfire/Island 26 February 2006 1 4× Platinum
770 Bailey Rae, CorinneCorinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae EMI 5 March 2006 1 2× Platinum
771 Gilmour, DavidDavid Gilmour On an Island EMI 12 March 2006 1 Platinum
re Bailey Rae, CorinneCorinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae EMI 19 March 2006 1 2× Platinum
772 Journey South Journey South Syco 26 March 2006 1 Platinum
773 Embrace This New Day Independiente 2 April 2006 1 Gold
774 Morrissey Ringleader of the Tormentors Attack 9 April 2006 1 Gold
775 Streets, TheThe Streets The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living 679/Locked On 16 April 2006 1 Gold
776 Ward, ShayneShayne Ward Shayne Ward Syco 23 April 2006 1 Platinum
777 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere Warner Bros. 30 April 2006 1 Platinum
778 Snow Patrol Eyes Open dagger Fiction 7 May 2006 1 7× Platinum
779 Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. 14 May 2006 3 2× Platinum
780 Orson Bright Idea Mercury 4 June 2006 1 Platinum
781 Thom, SandiSandi Thom Smile... It Confuses People RCA 11 June 2006 1 Platinum
782 Keane Under the Iron Sea Island 18 June 2006 2 2× Platinum
783 Lostprophets Liberation Transmission Visible Noise 2 July 2006 1 Gold
784 Muse Black Holes and Revelations Helium 3/Warner Bros. 9 July 2006 2 3× Platinum
785 Razorlight Razorlight Vertigo 23 July 2006 2 4× Platinum
786 Morrison, JamesJames Morrison Undiscovered Polydor 6 August 2006 2 4× Platinum
787 Aguilera, ChristinaChristina Aguilera Back to Basics RCA 20 August 2006 1 Platinum
re Snow Patrol Eyes Open dagger Fiction 27 August 2006 1 7× Platinum
788 Kasabian Empire Columbia 3 September 2006 1 2× Platinum
re Snow Patrol Eyes Open dagger Fiction 10 September 2006 1 7× Platinum
789 Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Jive 17 September 2006 1 3× Platinum
790 Scissor Sisters Ta-Dah Polydor 24 September 2006 2 4× Platinum
791 Killers, TheThe Killers Sam's Town Vertigo 8 October 2006 3 4× Platinum
792 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Rudebox Chrysalis 29 October 2006 1 2× Platinum
793 Girls Aloud The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits Fascination 5 November 2006 1 3× Platinum
794 Jamiroquai High Times: Singles 1992–2006 Columbia 12 November 2006 1 2× Platinum
795 Michael, GeorgeGeorge Michael Twenty Five Aegean 19 November 2006 1 2× Platinum
796 Westlife The Love Album S 26 November 2006 1 3× Platinum
797 Take That Beautiful World Polydor 3 December 2006 6 7× Platinum
798 Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse Back to Black dagger Island 14 January 2007 2 6× Platinum
799 View, TheThe View Hats Off to the Buskers 1965 28 January 2007 1 Platinum
800 Jones, NorahNorah Jones Not Too Late Blue Note 4 February 2007 1 None
801 Mika Life in Cartoon Motion Casablanca/Island 11 February 2007 2 5× Platinum
re Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse Back to Black dagger Island 25 February 2007 1 6× Platinum
802 Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob B-Unique/Polydor 4 March 2007 2 Platinum
803 Quinn, RayRay Quinn Doing It My Way Syco 18 March 2007 1 None
re Take That Beautiful World Polydor 25 March 2007 2 7× Platinum
804 Kings of Leon Because of the Times Hand Me Down 8 April 2007 2 Platinum
805 Lavigne, AvrilAvril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing RCA 22 April 2007 1 Platinum
806 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare Domino 29 April 2007 3 2× Platinum
807 Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight Warner Bros. 20 May 2007 1 Platinum
808 Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long A&M/Octone 27 May 2007 2 Platinum
809 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Def Jam 10 June 2007 1 5× Platinum
810 Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys Collection Rhino 17 June 2007 1 Platinum
811 White Stripes, TheThe White Stripes Icky Thump XL 24 June 2007 1 Gold
812 Editors An End Has a Start Kitchenware 1 July 2007 1 Platinum
813 Chemical Brothers, TheThe Chemical Brothers We Are the Night Virgin 8 July 2007 1 Gold
814 Enemy, TheThe Enemy We'll Live and Die in These Towns Warner Bros. 15 July 2007 1 Platinum
815 Potts, PaulPaul Potts One Chance Syco 22 July 2007 3 Platinum
816 Nash, KateKate Nash Made of Bricks Fiction 12 August 2007 1 None
817 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley The King RCA 19 August 2007 1 None
818 Faulkner, NewtonNewton Faulkner Hand Built by Robots Ugly Truth 26 August 2007 2 2× Platinum
819 Hard-Fi Once Upon a Time in the West Atlantic/Necessary 9 September 2007 1 Gold
820 West, KanyeKanye West Graduation Mercury 16 September 2007 1 Platinum
821 Blunt, JamesJames Blunt All the Lost Souls Custard/Atlantic 23 September 2007 1 2× Platinum
822 Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace RCA 30 September 2007 1 2× Platinum
823 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen Magic Columbia 7 October 2007 1 None
824 Sugababes Change Island 14 October 2007 1 Platinum
825 Stereophonics Pull the Pin V2 21 October 2007 1 None
826 Hoosiers, TheThe Hoosiers The Trick to Life RCA 28 October 2007 1 2× Platinum
827 Eagles Long Road out of Eden Polydor 4 November 2007 1 None
828 Westlife Back Home S 11 November 2007 1 Platinum
829 Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis Spirit Syco 18 November 2007 7 9× Platinum
830 Radiohead In Rainbows XL 6 January 2008 1 Gold
831 Macdonald, AmyAmy Macdonald This Is the Life Vertigo 13 January 2008 1 2× Platinum
832 Scouting for Girls Scouting for Girls Epic 20 January 2008 2 3× Platinum
833 Adele 19 XL 3 February 2008 1 4× Platinum
834 Johnson, JackJack Johnson Sleep Through the Static Brushfire/Island 10 February 2008 2 Gold
835 Feeling, TheThe Feeling Join with Us Island 24 February 2008 1 Gold
836[d] Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse Back to Black – The Deluxe Edition Island 2 March 2008 1 2× Platinum
837 Duffy Rockferry dagger A&M 9 March 2008 4 5× Platinum
838 R.E.M. Accelerate Warner Bros. 6 April 2008 1 Silver
re Duffy Rockferry dagger A&M 13 April 2008 1 5× Platinum
839 Kooks, TheThe Kooks Konk Virgin 20 April 2008 1 Gold
840 Last Shadow Puppets, TheThe Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Domino 27 April 2008 1 Gold
841 Madonna Hard Candy Warner Bros. 4 May 2008 1 Gold
842 Scooter Jumping All Over the World All Around the World/
Universal TV
11 May 2008 1 Platinum
843 Diamond, NeilNeil Diamond Home Before Dark Columbia 18 May 2008 1 Platinum
844 Ting Tings, TheThe Ting Tings We Started Nothing Columbia 25 May 2008 1 2× Platinum
845 Usher Here I Stand LaFace 1 June 2008 1 Gold
846 Weller, PaulPaul Weller 22 Dreams Island 8 June 2008 1 Gold
847 Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Parlophone 15 June 2008 5 4× Platinum
848 Basshunter Now You're Gone – The Album Hard2Beat 20 July 2008 1 None
re Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Parlophone 27 July 2008 1 4× Platinum
re ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits Polydor 3 August 2008 2 13× Platinum
849 Script, TheThe Script The Script Phonogenic 17 August 2008 2 2× Platinum
850 Verve, TheThe Verve Forth Parlophone 31 August 2008 2 Gold
851 Metallica Death Magnetic Vertigo 14 September 2008 2 Gold
852 Kings of Leon Only by the Night Hand Me Down 28 September 2008 2 5× Platinum
853 Oasis Dig Out Your Soul Big Brother 12 October 2008 1 2× Platinum
854 Keane Perfect Symmetry Island 19 October 2008 1 Platinum
855 AC/DC Black Ice Columbia 26 October 2008 1 Platinum
856 Pink Funhouse LaFace 2 November 2008 1 3× Platinum
857 Girls Aloud Out of Control Fascination 9 November 2008 1 2× Platinum
858 Il Divo The Promise Syco 16 November 2008 1 Platinum
re Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis Spirit Syco 23 November 2008 1 9× Platinum
859 Killers, TheThe Killers Day & Age Vertigo 30 November 2008 1 4× Platinum
860 Take That The Circus Polydor 7 December 2008 5 6× Platinum
re Kings of Leon Only by the Night Hand Me Down 11 January 2009 1 5× Platinum
re Script, TheThe Script The Script Phonogenic 18 January 2009 1 2× Platinum
861 White Lies To Lose My Life... Fiction 25 January 2009 1 None
862 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen Working on a Dream Columbia 1 February 2009 2 None
863 Allen, LilyLily Allen It's Not Me, It's You Regal 15 February 2009 1 3× Platinum
re Kings of Leon Only by the Night Hand Me Down 22 February 2009 1 5× Platinum
864 Prodigy, TheThe Prodigy Invaders Must Die Take Me to the Hospital 1 March 2009 1 Platinum
865 U2 No Line on the Horizon Mercury 8 March 2009 2 Platinum
866 Keating, RonanRonan Keating Songs for My Mother Polydor 22 March 2009 2 None
867 Lady Gaga The Fame Interscope 5 April 2009 4 4× Platinum
868 Dylan, BobBob Dylan Together Through Life Columbia 3 May 2009 2 None
869 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Reprise 17 May 2009 1 Platinum
870 Eminem Relapse Reprise 24 May 2009 2 Platinum
871 Nutini, PaoloPaolo Nutini Sunny Side Up Atlantic 7 June 2009 1 2× Platinum
872 Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Columbia 14 June 2009 2 Platinum
re Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson Number Ones Epic 28 June 2009 1 6× Platinum
873 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson Epic 5 July 2009 7 3× Platinum
874 Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris Ready for the Weekend Columbia 23 August 2009 1 Gold
875 Arctic Monkeys Humbug Domino 30 August 2009 2 None
876 Lynn, VeraVera Lynn We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn Decca 13 September 2009 1 None
877 Muse The Resistance Helium 3/Warner Bros. 20 September 2009 1 2x Platinum
878 Madonna Celebration Warner Bros. 27 September 2009 1 Gold
879 Paramore Brand New Eyes Fueled by Ramen 4 October 2009 1 Gold
880 Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand Love Is the Answer Columbia 11 October 2009 1 None
881 Editors In This Light and on This Evening Kitchenware 18 October 2009 1 None
882 Burke, AlexandraAlexandra Burke Overcome Syco 25 October 2009 1 Platinum
883 Cole, CherylCheryl Cole 3 Words Fascination 1 November 2009 2 Platinum
884 JLS JLS Epic 15 November 2009 1 2× Platinum
885 Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis Echo Syco 22 November 2009 1 2× Platinum
886 Boyle, SusanSusan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream dagger Syco 29 November 2009 4 7× Platinum
887 Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé Crazy Love Reprise 27 December 2009 1 Platinum
  1. ^ a b c d The artist, album, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the OCC.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27]
  2. ^ The record labels are those given by the OCC.[28]
  3. ^ The certifications are those given by the British Phonographic Industry as of 10 September 2013.[29]
  4. ^ Island Records requested to the OCC that the deluxe edition of Back to Black be counted as an entirely separate album from the original.[30]

By artist[edit]

Photograph of Eminem performing live.
Eminem released five number-one albums during the 2000s.
Photograph of Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin performing live.
Coldplay topped the chart with four different albums this decade.

Eight artists spent 10 weeks or more at number one on the album chart during the 2000s.

Artist Number ones Weeks at number one Albums
Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams 6 23

 • Sing When You're Winning (2000, three weeks at number one)
 • Swing When You're Winning (2001, seven weeks)
 • Escapology (2002–03, seven weeks)
 • Greatest Hits (2004, four weeks)
 • Intensive Care (2005, one week)
 • Rudebox (2006, one week)

Dido 2 17

 • No Angel (2001, seven weeks at number one)
 • Life for Rent (2003–04, ten weeks)

Eminem 5 16

 • The Marshall Mathers LP (2000, two weeks at number one)
 • The Eminem Show (2002, five weeks)
 • Encore (2004, two weeks)
 • Curtain Call: The Hits (2005, five weeks)
 • Relapse (2009, two weeks)

Coldplay 4 14

 • Parachutes (2000, one week at number one)
 • A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002–03, three weeks)
 • X&Y (2005, four weeks)
 • Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008, six weeks)

Take That 2 13

 • Beautiful World (2006–07, eight weeks at number one)
 • The Circus (2008, five weeks)

Blunt, JamesJames Blunt 2 11

 • Back to Bedlam (2005–06, ten weeks at number one)
 • All the Lost Souls (2007, one week)

Travis 2 11

 • The Man Who (2000, seven weeks at number one)
 • The Invisible Band (2001, four weeks)

Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson 3 10

 • Invincible (2001, one week at number one)
 • Number Ones (2003–09, two weeks)
 • The Essential Michael Jackson (2009, seven weeks)

By record label[edit]

Eight record labels spent 20 weeks or more at number one on the album chart during the 2000s.

Record label Number-one albums Weeks at number one
Polydor Records 13 33
Warner Bros. Records 16 29
Parlophone 13 29
Columbia Records 17 27
Syco Music 13 24
Interscope Records 9 23
Epic Records 9 22
Island Records 12 21

Christmas number ones[edit]

In the UK, Christmas number one albums are those that are at the top of the UK Albums Chart on Christmas Day. Typically, this will refer to the album that was announced as number one on the Sunday before 25 December—when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday itself, the official number one is considered by the OCC to be the one announced on that day's chart.[31] During the 2000s, the following albums were Christmas number ones.

Year Artist Album Record label Weeks at
number one
Reference
2000 Beatles, TheThe Beatles 1 Apple 9 [32]
2001 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Swing When You're Winning Chrysalis 7 [33]
2002 Robbie Williams Escapology EMI 7 [34]
2003 Dido Life for Rent Cheeky 10 [35]
2004 Robbie Williams Greatest Hits Chrysalis 4 [36]
2005 Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits Interscope 5 [37]
2006 Take That Beautiful World Polydor 8 [38]
2007 Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis Spirit Syco 7 [39]
2008 Take That The Circus Polydor 5 [40]
2009 Boyle, SusanSusan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream Syco 4 [41]

See also[edit]

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