List of number-one albums from the 2000s (New Zealand)

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This is the Recorded Music NZ list of number-one albums in New Zealand during the 2000s decade. Hayley Westenra's international debut album Pure charted at number one for 20 weeks. Four of the number one albums of the year have been from New Zealand artists: Bic Runga, Brooke Fraser, Fat Freddy's Drop, and Billy T James. Norah Jones' debut album Come Away with Me charted at number one for 13 weeks and was the top selling album for 2002.

In New Zealand, Recorded Music NZ compiles the top 40 albums chart each Monday. Over-the-counter sales of both physical and digital formats make up the data. Certifications are awarded for the number of shipments to retailers.[1] Gold certifications are awarded after 7,500 sales, and platinum certifications after 15,000.[2]

The following albums were all number one in New Zealand in the 2000s.

Number ones[edit]

Key
  *  – Number-one album of the year[nb 1]
  †  – Album of New Zealand origin[nb 2]
  ‡  – Number-one album of the year, of New Zealand origin
Shania Twain had the first No. 1 album of the 2000s, with Come on Over, and also had Up reach No 1 in 2002.
New Zealand entertainer Billy T James posthumously topped the chart in 2008, 17 after his death.
Norah Jones' debut album Come Away With Me was No. 1 for 13 weeks.
James' Blunt's internationally successful album Back to Bedlam was the top selling album of 2005.
New Zealand singer-songwriter Bic Runga had two No. 1 albums, including Beautiful Collison, the top selling album of 2003.
New Zealand band Fat Freddy's Drop spent 10 weeks at No. 1 with their album Based on a True Story, also the top-selling album of 2006.
Linkin Park had the top selling album of 2001, despite it only charting at No. 1 for one week.
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Summer break - no chart 1 January 2000 N/A
Shania Twain Come On Over 1 9 January 2000 TBC
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication 1 16 January 2000 TBC
Macy Gray On How Life Is 4 23 January 2000 TBC
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication 5 20 February 2000 TBC
Santana Supernatural 1 26 March 2000 TBC
Moby Play 3 2 April 2000 TBC
Macy Gray On How Life Is 1 23 April 2000 TBC
Vengaboys The Platinum Album 3 30 April 2000 TBC
Bardot Bardot 1 21 May 2000 TBC
Pearl Jam Binaural 1 28 May 2000 TBC
Moby Play 1 4 June 2000 TBC
Vengaboys The Platinum Album 1 11 June 2000 TBC
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 4 18 June 2000 TBC
Moby Play 2 16 June 2000 TBC
Anastacia Not That Kind 3 30 July 2000 TBC
Robbie Williams The Ego Has Landed 1 20 August 2000 TBC
Zed Silencer (Bonus Disc) 2 27 August 2000 TBC
Robbie Williams Sing When You're Winning 5 10 September 2000 TBC
Radiohead Kid A 2 15 October 2000 TBC
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 2 29 October 2000 TBC
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind 2 12 November 2000 TBC
The Beatles 1 5 26 November 2000 Platinum x15
Summer break - no chart 31 December 2000 N/A
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
The Beatles 1 3 7 January 2001 Platinum x15
Shaggy Hot Shot 2 28 January 2001 TBC
The Hollies Greatest Hits 2 11 February 2001
Shaggy Hot Shot 1 25 February 2001 TBC
Dido No Angel 4 4 March 2001 TBC
Neil Finn One Nil 1 1 April 2001 TBC
Dido No Angel 1 8 April 2001 TBC
Shaggy Hot Shot 1 15 April 2001 TBC
Dido No Angel 4 22 April 2001 TBC
Hayley Westenra Hayley Westenra' 4 13 May 2001 TBC
Soundtrack Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film 1 17 July 2001 TBC
Radiohead Amnesiac 1 24 June 2001 TBC
Staind Break the Cycle 4 1 July 2001 TBC
Hear'Say Hear'Say 1 22 July 2001 TBC
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory 1 29 July 2001 Platinum x5
Soundtrack Bridget Jones's Diary 3 5 August 2001 TBC
Salmonella Dub Inside the Dub Plates 1 26 August 2001 Platinum x2
Soundtrack Bridget Jones's Diary 1 2 September 2001 TBC
Elvis Presley The 50 Greatest Hits 1 9 September 2001 TBC
Che Fu Navigator 3 16 September 2001 TBC
Live V 1 9 October 2001 TBC
Anika Moa Thinking Room 2 14 October 2001 Platinum
The Feelers Communicate 1 28 October 2001 Platinum
Stellar Magic Line 1 4 November 2001 TBC
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Greatest Hits 1 11 November 2001 TBC
Pink Floyd Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd 1 18 November 2001 Platinum x3
Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 3 25 November 2001 TBC
Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits: The Record 1 16 December 2001 Platinum
Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 1 23 December 2001 TBC
Summer break - no chart 30 December 2001 N/A
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Summer break - no chart 5 January 2001 N/A
Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 1 13 January 2002 TBC
Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits: The Record 1 20 January 2002 Platinum
Herbs Listen: The Very Best Of 1 27 January 2002 TBC
Nickelback Silver Side Up 1 3 February 2002 TBC
The Chemical Brothers Come with Us 1 10 February 2002 TBC
Russell Watson Encore - NZ Edition 2 17 February 2002 TBC
Groove Armada Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) 1 3 March 2002 TBC
Ja Rule Pain Is Love 4 10 March 2002 TBC
Celine Dion A New Day Has Come 1 7 April 2002 TBC
Russell Watson Encore - NZ Edition 1 14 April 2002 TBC
Celine Dion A New Day Has Come 5 21 April 2002 TBC
Moby 18 2 26 May 2002 TBC
Eminem The Eminem Show 5 9 June 2002 Platinum x9
Bic Runga Beautiful Collision 1 14 July 2002 Platinum x10
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way 1 21 July 2002 Platinum x2
Ronan Keating Destination 1 28 July 2002 TBC
Eminem The Eminem Show 1 4 August 2002 Platinum x9
Norah Jones Come Away with Me 2 11 August 2002 Platinum x11
Little River Band Greatest Hits 1 25 August 2002 Platinum x3
Pacifier Pacifier 1 1 September 2002 Platinum
Little River Band Greatest Hits 3 8 September 2002 Platinum x3
Avril Lavigne Let Go 1 29 September 2002 Platinum x5
Elvis Presley ELV1S: 30#1 Hits 2 6 September 2002 Platinum x3
Disturbed Believe 1 20 October 2002 Gold
The Rolling Stones Forty Licks 1 27 October 2002 Platinum x2
The Datsuns The Datsuns 1 3 November 2002 Gold
Blindspott Blindspott 1 10 November 2002 Platinum x2
U2 The Best of 1990–2000 3 17 November 2002 Platinum x4
Nesian Mystik Polysaturated 1 8 December 2002 Platinum x3
Shania Twain Up! 1 15 December 2002 Platinum x3
U2 The Best of 1990–2000 1 22 December 2002 Platinum x4
Summer break - no chart 29 December 2002 N/A
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Summer break - no chart 5 January 2003 N/A
U2 The Best of 1990–2000 1 12 January 2003 Platinum x4
Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales 2 19 January 2003 Platinum x3
Soundtrack 8 Mile 3 2 February 2003
Norah Jones Come Away with Me 7 23 February 2003 Platinum x11
Linkin Park Meteora 3 13 April 2003 Platinum x3
Norah Jones Come Away with Me 4 4 May 2003 Platinum x11
Jack Johnson On and On 1 25 May 2003 Platinum x2
Bic Runga Beautiful Collision 3 1 June 2003 Platinum x10
Metallica St. Anger 1 22 June 2003 Platinum x2
Bic Runga Beautiful Collision 3 29 June 2003 Platinum x10
Elemeno P Love & Disrespect 1 20 July 2003 Platinum x2
Bic Runga Beautiful Collision 1 27 July 2003 Platinum x10
Hayley Westenra Pure 4 3 August 2003 Platinum x11
Salmonella Dub One Drop East 1 31 August 2003 Platinum
Hayley Westenra Pure 1 7 September 2003 Platinum x11
Michael Bublé Michael Bublé 1 14 September 2003 Platinum x2
Hayley Westenra Pure 1 21 September 2003 Platinum x11
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step 1 28 September 2003 Gold
Hayley Westenra Pure 2 5 October 2003 Platinum x11
Dido Life for Rent 1 19 October 2003 Platinum x4
Hayley Westenra Pure 1 26 October 2003 Platinum x11
Scribe The Crusader 1 2 November 2003 Platinum x4
Hayley Westenra Pure 1 9 November 2003 Platinum x11
Brooke Fraser What to Do with Daylight 1 16 November 2003 Platinum x7
Hayley Westenra Pure 5 23 November 2003 Platinum x11
Summer break - no chart 28 December 2003 N/A
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Summer break - no chart 4 January 2004 N/A
Hayley Westenra Pure 5 11 January 2004 Platinum x11
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder... 1 15 January 2004 Platinum
Norah Jones Feels like Home 6 22 February 2004 Platinum x3
Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits 5 4 April 2004 Platinum x6
D12 D12 World 1 3 May 2004 Platinum
Amici Forever The Opera Band 1 10 May 2004 Platinum x2
Adeaze Always and for Real 1 17 May 2004 Platinum x2
Amici Forever The Opera Band 2 24 May 2004 Platinum x2
Usher Confessions 2 7 June 2004 Platinum x2
Ben Lummis One Road 2 21 June 2004 Platinum x2
Usher Confessions 4 5 July 2004 Platinum x2
Goldenhorse Riverhead 3 2 August 2004 Platinum x3
Brooke Fraser What to Do with Daylight 1 23 August 2004 Platinum x7
Finn Brothers Everyone Is Here 3 30 August 2004 Platinum x3
Yulia Into the West 4 20 September 2004 Platinum x4
Brooke Fraser What to Do with Daylight 1 18 October 2004 Platinum x7
Robbie Williams Greatest Hits 4 25 October 2004 Platinum x2
Eminem Encore 1 22 November 2004 Platinum x4
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 3 29 November 2004 Platinum x3
Eminem Encore 3 20 December 2004 Platinum x4
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Live Awake: The Best of Live 2 10 January 2005 Platinum
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane 6 24 January 2005 Platinum x5
Jack Johnson In Between Dreams 1 7 March 2005 Platinum x4
50 Cent The Massacre 1 14 March 2005 Platinum
Jack Johnson In Between Dreams 7 21 March 2005 Platinum x4
Fat Freddy's Drop Based on a True Story 2 9 May 2005 Platinum x8
System of a Down Mezmerize 1 23 May 2005 Platinum
Audioslave Out of Exile 1 30 May 2005 Platinum
The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business 1 6 June 2005 Platinum x4
Coldplay X&Y 1 13 June 2005 Platinum x4
Foo Fighters In Your Honor 3 20 June 2005 Platinum x4
The Offspring Greatest Hits 4 11 July 2005 Platinum
Amici Forever Defined 1 8 August 2005 Platinum
Hayley Westenra Odyssey 2 16 August 2005 Platinum x3
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 5 29 August 2005 Platinum x7
Crazy Frog Crazy Hits 2 3 October 2005 Platinum x3
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists 1 17 October 2005 Gold
Crazy Frog Crazy Hits 1 24 October 2005 Platinum x3
Robbie Williams Intensive Care 1 31 October 2005 Platinum
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 1 7 November 2005 Platinum x7
Il Divo Ancora 1 14 November 2005 Platinum x2
Fat Freddy's Drop Based on a True Story 1 21 November 2005 Platinum x8
System of a Down Hypnotize 1 25 November 2005 Platinum
Bic Runga Birds 1 5 December 2005 Platinum x3
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits 4 12 December 2005 Platinum x5
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Fat Freddy's Drop Based on a True Story 7 9 January 2006 Platinum x8
Jack Johnson Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George 1 27 February 2006 Platinum
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 3 6 March 2006 Platinum x7
Ben Harper Both Sides Of The Gun 1 27 March 2006 Platinum
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 1 3 April 2006 Platinum x7
Yulia Montage 1 10 April 2006 Platinum
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 1 17 April 2006 Platinum x7
Nickelback All The Right Reasons 2 26 April 2006 Platinum x3
Tool 10,000 Days 1 6 May 2006 Platinum
James Blunt Back to Bedlam 1 15 May 2006 Platinum x7
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium 2 22 June 2006 Platinum x3
Blindspott End The Silence 1 5 June 2006 Platinum
Pussycat Dolls PCD 1 12 June 2006 Platinum x2
Gnarls Barkley St Elsewhere 2 19 June 2006 Gold
Pussycat Dolls PCD 1 3 July 2006 Platinum x2
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium 1 10 July 2006 Platinum x3
Nelly Furtado Loose 1 17 July 2006 Platinum x2
The Black Seeds Into the Dojo 5 24 July 2006 Platinum x2
Various artists High School Musical OST 1 28 August 2006 Platinum
Bob Dylan Modern Times 1 4 September 2006 Platinum
Audioslave Revelations 1 11 September 2006 Gold
Snow Patrol Eyes Open 3 18 September 2006 Platinum x3
The Killers Sam's Town 1 9 October 2006 Platinum
Rod Stewart Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time 2 16 October 2006 Platinum x2
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade 2 30 October 2006 Platinum
Foo Fighters Skin And Bones 1 13 November 2006 Platinum
The Feelers One World 1 20 November 2006 Platinum
U2 18 Singles 2 27 November 2006 Platinum x4
Brooke Fraser Albertine 1 11 December 2006 Platinum x4
U2 18 Singles 2 18 December 2006 Platinum x4
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Eminem Eminem Presents the Re-Up 1 1 January 2007 Platinum x2
ABBA Number Ones 3 8 January 2007 Gold
J. J. Cale and Eric Clapton The Road to Escondido 1 29 January 2007 Platinum
Norah Jones Not Too Late 1 5 February 2007 Gold
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High 6 12 February 2007 Platinum
Hayley Westenra Treasure 2 26 March 2007 Platinum x2
Kings of Leon Because of the Times 1 9 April 2007 Platinum
Akon Konvicted 2 16 April 2007 Platinum x2
Hayley Westenra Treasure 3 30 April 2007 Platinum x2
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight 2 21 May 2007 Platinum x2
Hollie Smith Long Player 2 4 June 2007 Platinum
The Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys Collection 4 18 June 2007 Platinum
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist 2 16 July 2007 Gold
Pink I'm Not Dead (Tour Edition) 1 30 July 2007 Platinum
Paul Potts One Chance 6 6 August 2007 Platinum x3
50 Cent Curtis 1 17 September 2007 Gold
James Blunt All the Lost Souls 1 24 September 2007 Platinum
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace 3 1 October 2007 Platinum x2
Kora Kora 1 22 October 2007 Platinum
Various artists Outrageous Fortune: Westside Rules 1 29 October 2007 Platinum x2
Eagles Long Road Out of Eden 2 5 November 2007 Platinum x3
Led Zeppelin Mothership 7 19 November 2007 Platinum x3
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
OpShop Second Hand Planet 3 6 January 2008 Platinum x3
Rod Stewart The Story So Far: The Very Best of Rod Stewart 1 28 January 2008 Platinum x4
Leona Lewis Spirit 1 4 February 2008 Platinum
Jack Johnson Sleep Through the Static 3 11 February 2008 Platinum
Amy Winehouse Back To Black: Deluxe Edition 7 3 March 2008 Platinum x3
Duffy Rockferry 1 21 April 2008 Platinum x3
Shihad Beautiful Machine 1 28 April 2008 Gold
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords 1 5 May 2008 Platinum
Westlife Unbreakable: 2008 NZ Tour Edition 1 12 May 2008 Platinum x2
Duffy Rockferry 1 19 May 2008 Platinum x3
Neil Diamond Home Before Dark 2 26 May 2008 Gold
Disturbed Indestructible 2 9 June 2008 Platinum
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 4 23 June 2008 Platinum x2
Mamma Mia cast Mamma Mia: The Movie 2 21 July 2008 Platinum x2
Phil Collins ... Hits 1 4 August 2008 Platinum x3
Mamma Mia cast Mamma Mia: The Movie 3 11 August 2008 Platinum x2
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone 1 1 September 2008 Gold
Mamma Mia Cast Mamma Mia: The Movie 1 8 September 2008 Platinum x2
Metallica Death Magnetic 2 15 September 2008 Platinum
Kings of Leon Only by the Night 4 29 September 2008 Platinum x5
AC/DC Black Ice 1 27 October 2008 Platinum x2
Funhouse Pink 2 3 November 2008 Platinum x3
The Feelers The Best: 1998-2008 2 17 November 2008 Platinum x2
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy 1 1 December 2008 Platinum
High School Musical cast High School Musical 3: Senior Year 1 8 December 2008 Platinum
Billy T. James The Comic Genius of Billy T. James 6 15 December 2008 Platinum x4
Artist Album Weeks at
number one
Reached number one Certification
Basshunter Now You're Gone - The Album 1 26 January 2009 Platinum
Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream 1 2 February 2009
Various Twilight OST 1 9 February 2009 Platinum
Basshunter Now You're Gone - The Album 1 16 February 2009 Platinum
Kings of Leon Only by the Night: Tour Edition 2 23 February 2009 Platinum x5
U2 No Line on the Horizon 2 9 March 2009 Platinum
Taylor Swift Fearless 1 23 March 2009 Platinum x3
Kings of Leon Only by the Night: Tour Edition 3 30 March 2009 Platinum x5
Paul Potts Passione 1 20 April 2009 Gold
Ronan Keating Songs For My Mother 3 27 April 2009 Platinum
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown 1 18 May 2009 Platinum
Eminem Relapse 1 25 May 2009 Platinum
Fat Freddy's Drop Dr Boondigga and the Big BW 5 1 June 2009 Platinum x2
Michael Jackson Thriller 25 1 6 July 2009 Platinum x12
Michael Jackson Number Ones 1 13 July 2009 Platinum x4
Various Hannah Montana: The Movie OST 1 20 July 2009
Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson 2 29 July 2009 Platinum x2
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. 2 10 August 2009 Platinum x2
Fly My Pretties A Story 1 24 August 2009
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. 1 31 August 2009 Platinum x2
Roger Whittaker Greatest Hits: The Golden Age of Roger Whittaker 1 7 September 2009
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. 1 14 September 2009 Platinum x2
Muse The Resistance 1 21 September 2009 Platinum
Pearl Jam Backspacer 1 28 September 2009 Gold
Paramore Brand New Eyes 2 5 October 2009 Gold
Ladyhawke Ladyhawke: Collector's Edition 1 19 October 2009 Platinum
Gin Holy Smoke 1 26 October 2009 Platinum x4
Michael Jackson This Is It 1 2 November 2009 Platinum x2
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits 1 9 November 2009 Platinum
Shapeshifter The System Is a Vampire 2 16 November 2009 Platinum
Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream 5 30 November 2009 Platinum x11

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Annual charts are sourced from the RMNZ website.
  2. ^ Whether or not a song is of New Zealand origin is determined by RMNZ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Facts". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". RadioScope. Retrieved 14 September 2010.