List of number-one albums in Australia during the 1990s

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The following lists the number-one albums on the Australian Albums Chart, during the 1990s. The source for this decade is the ARIA Charts.

1990[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
7 January Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers Jive Bunny: The Album 4 weeks
14 January
21 January The B-52's Cosmic Thing 3 weeks
28 January
4 February
11 February Aerosmith Pump 3 weeks
18 February
25 February
4 March The 12th Man The 12th Man Again! 1 week
11 March Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining 2 weeks
18 March
25 March Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got 1 week
1 April Milli Vanilli All or Nothing 5 weeks
8 April
15 April
22 April
29 April
6 May Michael Bolton Soul Provider 3 weeks
13 May Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl 1 week
20 May Michael Bolton Soul Provider 3 weeks
27 May
3 June Madonna I'm Breathless: Music from and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy 3 weeks
10 June
17 June
24 June The Angels Beyond Salvation 2 weeks
1 July
8 July Various artists Pretty Woman Soundtrack 4 weeks
15 July
22 July
29 July
5 August Gloria Estefan Cuts Both Ways 2 weeks
12 August
19 August Van Morrison The Best of Van Morrison 3 weeks
26 August
2 September
9 September Jimmy Barnes Two Fires 4 weeks
16 September
23 September
30 September
7 October John Farnham Chain Reaction 5 weeks
14 October
21 October INXS X 2 weeks
28 October
4 November John Farnham Chain Reaction 5 weeks
11 November
18 November
25 November The Three Tenors The Three Tenors in Concert 4 weeks
2 December Madonna The Immaculate Collection 5 weeks
9 December
16 December
23 December The Three Tenors The Three Tenors in Concert 4 weeks
30 December

1991[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
6 January The Three Tenors The Three Tenors in Concert 4 weeks
13 January Madonna The Immaculate Collection 5 weeks
20 January
27 January Elton John The Very Best of Elton John 1 week
3 February Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 4 weeks
10 February Billy Joel Souvenir: The Ultimate Collection 1 week
17 February Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 4 weeks
24 February
3 March
10 March Hothouse Flowers Home 1 week
17 March Black Box Dreamland 3 weeks
24 March
31 March
7 April Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks 1 week
14 April Eurythmics Greatest Hits 7 weeks
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June Ratcat Blind Love 3 weeks
9 June
16 June Jimmy Barnes Two Fires 1 week
23 June Ratcat Blind Love 3 weeks
30 June Various artists Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture 13 weeks1
7 July
14 July
21 July Noiseworks Love Versus Money 1 week
28 July Rod Stewart Vagabond Heart 1 week
4 August Natalie Cole Unforgettable... with Love 6 weeks
11 August
18 August
25 August Metallica Metallica 1 week
1 September Natalie Cole Unforgettable... with Love 6 weeks
8 September
15 September
22 September Dire Straits On Every Street 1 week
29 September Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II 3 weeks
6 October
13 October
20 October Bryan Adams Waking Up the Neighbours 4 weeks
27 October
3 November
10 November
17 November Jimmy Barnes Soul Deep 3 weeks
24 November
1 December U2 Achtung Baby 1 week
8 December Michael Jackson Dangerous 6 weeks
15 December
22 December
29 December
  • 1 The Grease soundtrack spent nine of its weeks at number one in 1978, and four in the 1990s—three in 1991 and one in 1998.

1992[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
5 January Michael Jackson Dangerous 6 weeks
12 January
19 January Jimmy Barnes Soul Deep 3 weeks
26 January Prince and The New Power Generation Diamonds and Pearls 1 week
2 February Baby Animals Baby Animals 6 weeks
9 February
16 February
23 February
1 March
8 March
15 March Diesel Hepfidelity 4 weeks
22 March
29 March
5 April
12 April Def Leppard Adrenalize 2 weeks
19 April
26 April Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2 weeks
3 May
10 May The Cure Wish 1 week
17 May Neil Diamond The Greatest Hits: 1966–1992 2 weeks
24 May
31 May Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber 3 weeks
7 June
14 June
21 June Lionel Richie Back to Front 6 weeks
28 June
5 July
12 July
19 July
26 July
2 August 1992 Australian Cast Jesus Christ Superstar 10 weeks
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All 2 weeks
18 October
25 October Prince and The New Power Generation Love Symbol Album 1 week
1 November Madonna Erotica 2 weeks
8 November
15 November Bon Jovi Keep the Faith 1 week
22 November AC/DC AC/DC Live 2 weeks
29 November
6 December Simple Minds Glittering Prize 81/92 1 week
13 December ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits 4 weeks
20 December
27 December

1993[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
3 January ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits 4 weeks
10 January The 12th Man Still the 12th Man 3 weeks
17 January
24 January
31 January Whitney Houston and various artists The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 5 weeks
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
7 March Eric Clapton Unplugged 8 weeks
14 March
21 March
28 March
4 April
11 April
18 April Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way 4 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May
16 May Kenny G Breathless 1 week
23 May Eric Clapton Unplugged 8 weeks
30 May
6 June Spin Doctors Pocket Full of Kryptonite 2 weeks
13 June
20 June Janet Jackson janet. 4 weeks
27 June
4 July
11 July Led Zeppelin Remasters 1 week
18 July U2 Zooropa 4 weeks
25 July
1 August
8 August
15 August UB40 Promises and Lies 1 week
22 August Diesel The Lobbyist 1 week
29 August Billy Joel River of Dreams 4 weeks
5 September
12 September
19 September
26 September Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell 4 weeks
3 October
10 October
17 October
24 October Michael Crawford A Touch of Music in the Night 2 weeks
31 October Pearl Jam Vs. 1 week
7 November John Farnham Then Again... 1 week
14 November Michael Crawford A Touch of Music in the Night 2 weeks
21 November Bryan Adams So Far So Good 14 weeks
28 November
5 December Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" 1 week
12 December Bryan Adams So Far So Good 14 weeks
19 December
26 December

1994[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
2 January Bryan Adams So Far So Good 14 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February
6 March Soundgarden Superunknown 1 week
13 March Michael Bolton The One Thing 2 weeks
20 March
27 March Mariah Carey Music Box 18 weeks
3 April Pantera Far Beyond Driven 1 week
10 April Mariah Carey Music Box 18 weeks
17 April Pink Floyd The Division Bell 3 weeks
24 April
1 May
8 May Mariah Carey Music Box 18 weeks
15 May
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June
26 June Stone Temple Pilots Purple 1 week
3 July Mariah Carey Music Box 18 weeks
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge 1 week
7 August Mariah Carey Music Box 18 weeks
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September Garth Brooks In Pieces 1 week
11 September The Three Tenors The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 1 week
18 September Mariah Carey Music Box 18 weeks
25 September Various artists The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
4 weeks
2 October
9 October
16 October
23 October Bon Jovi Cross Road 2 weeks
30 October
6 November Madonna Bedtime Stories 1 week
13 November Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York 3 weeks
20 November
27 November
4 December Various artists Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack 3 weeks
11 December
18 December Pearl Jam Vitalogy 1 week
25 December The 12th Man Wired World of Sports II 4 weeks

1995[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
1 January The 12th Man Wired World of Sports II 4 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January Various artists Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack 1 week
29 January The Cranberries No Need to Argue 1 week
5 February The Offspring Smash 3 weeks
12 February
19 February
26 February Janet Jackson janet. 4 weeks
5 March You Am I Hi Fi Way 1 week
12 March Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits 1 week
19 March Green Day Dookie 3 weeks
26 March
2 April
9 April Silverchair Frogstomp 3 weeks
16 April
23 April
30 April The Cruel Sea Three Legged Dog 2 weeks
7 May
14 May Celine Dion The Colour of My Love 8 weeks
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June Sheryl Crow Tuesday Night Music Club 2 weeks
18 June
25 June Pink Floyd Pulse 1 week
2 July Michael Jackson HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I 3 weeks
9 July
16 July Bon Jovi These Days 2 weeks
23 July
30 July Celine Dion The Colour of My Love 8 weeks
6 August
13 August Live Throwing Copper 7 weeks
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September Celine Dion The Colour of My Love 8 weeks
17 September
24 September Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute 2 weeks
1 October
8 October AC/DC Ballbreaker 1 week
15 October Mariah Carey Daydream 1 week
22 October Various artists Dangerous Minds: Music from the Motion Picture 2 weeks
29 October
5 November The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 2 weeks
12 November
19 November Tina Arena Don't Ask 1 week
26 November Madonna Something to Remember 1 week
3 December The Beatles Anthology 1 2 weeks
10 December
17 December Enya The Memory of Trees 4 weeks
24 December
31 December

1996[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
7 January Enya The Memory of Trees 4 weeks
14 January Live Throwing Copper 7 weeks
21 January
28 January
4 February Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 5 weeks
11 February
18 February
25 February
3 March
10 March Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 10 weeks
17 March
24 March Celine Dion Falling into You 4 weeks
31 March Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 10 weeks
7 April
14 April
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed 1 week
19 May Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 10 weeks
26 May George Michael Older 1 week
2 June Soundgarden Down on the Upside 1 week
9 June Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 10 weeks
16 June Metallica Load 2 weeks
23 June
30 June Celine Dion Falling into You 4 weeks
7 July You Am I Hourly, Daily 1 week
14 July Celine Dion Falling into You 4 weeks
21 July Crowded House Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House 10 weeks
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August Celine Dion Falling into You 4 weeks
25 August The Corrs Forgiven, Not Forgotten 3 weeks
1 September Pearl Jam No Code 2 weeks
8 September
15 September The Corrs Forgiven, Not Forgotten 3 weeks
22 September R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi 1 week
29 September The Corrs Forgiven, Not Forgotten 3 weeks
6 October Toni Childs The Very Best of Toni Childs 6 weeks
13 October Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah 1 week
20 October Toni Childs The Very Best of Toni Childs 6 weeks
27 October Jimmy Barnes Hits Anthology 1 week
3 November Toni Childs The Very Best of Toni Childs 6 weeks
10 November
17 November
24 November
1 December Michael Jackson HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I 3 weeks
8 December Crowded House Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House 10 weeks
15 December
22 December
29 December

1997[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
5 January Crowded House Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House 10 weeks
12 January
19 January Various artists William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet:
Music from the Motion Picture
9 weeks
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February Silverchair Freak Show 1 week
23 February Various artists William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet:
Music from the Motion Picture
9 weeks
2 March
9 March
16 March U2 Pop 1 week
23 March Various artists William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet:
Music from the Motion Picture
9 weeks
30 March
6 April Savage Garden Savage Garden 19 weeks
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June Faith No More Album of the Year 1 week
6 July Savage Garden Savage Garden 19 weeks
13 July The Prodigy The Fat of the Land 1 week
20 July Savage Garden Savage Garden 19 weeks
27 July
3 August
10 August Hanson Middle of Nowhere 2 weeks
17 August
24 August Tina Arena In Deep 3 weeks
31 August Oasis Be Here Now 1 week
7 September Savage Garden Savage Garden 19 weeks
14 September Tina Arena In Deep 3 weeks
21 September
28 September Mariah Carey Butterfly 1 week
5 October Savage Garden Savage Garden 19 weeks
12 October
19 October John Farnham Anthology 1: Greatest Hits 1986–1997 1 week
26 October Midnight Oil 20,000 Watt R.S.L. 1 week
2 November Various artists My Best's Friend Wedding: Music from the Motion Picture 4 weeks
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 5 weeks
7 December
14 December
21 December The 12th Man Bill Lawry... This Is Your Life 2 weeks
28 December

1998[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
4 January Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 5 weeks
11 January
18 January Aqua Aquarium 2 weeks
25 January
1 February James Horner Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture 11 weeks
8 February
15 February Pearl Jam Yield 1 week
22 February James Horner Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture 11 weeks
1 March
8 March
15 March Madonna Ray of Light 1 week
22 March James Horner Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture 11 weeks
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May Massive Attack Mezzanine 1 week
10 May Various artists The Wedding Singer: Music from the Motion Picture 1 week
17 May Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk 1 week
24 May Matchbox 20 Yourself or Someone Like You 6 weeks
31 May
7 June You Am I You Am I's #4 Record 1 week
14 June The Smashing Pumpkins Adore 1 week
21 June Various artists City of Angels: Music from the Motion Picture 2 weeks
28 June Neil Finn Try Whistling This 2 weeks
5 July
12 July Various artists City of Angels: Music from the Motion Picture 2 weeks
19 July Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 1 week
26 July Matchbox 20 Yourself or Someone Like You 6 weeks
2 August
9 August
16 August Various artists Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture 1 week
23 August Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle 3 weeks
30 August Korn Follow the Leader 1 week
6 September Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle 3 weeks
13 September Matchbox 20 Yourself or Someone Like You 6 weeks
20 September Powderfinger Internationalist 1 week
27 September Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals 1 week
4 October Kiss Psycho Circus 1 week
11 October Vonda Shepard Songs from Ally McBeal 1 week
18 October Cold Chisel The Last Wave of Summer 1 week
25 October The Living End The Living End 2 weeks
1 November Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle 3 weeks
8 November The Living End The Living End 2 weeks
15 November U2 The Best of 1980–1990 5 weeks
22 November
29 November
6 December
13 December Various artists Chef Aid: The South Park Album 1 week
20 December Olivia Newton-John, John Farnham
and Anthony Warlow
Highlights from The Main Event 2 weeks
27 December

1999[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
3 January U2 The Best of 1980–1990 5 weeks
10 January The Offspring Americana 5 weeks
17 January
24 January
31 January
7 February
14 February Shania Twain Come on Over 20 weeks
21 February
28 February
7 March
14 March
21 March Silverchair Neon Ballroom 1 week
28 March Shania Twain Come on Over 20 weeks
4 April Bee Gees One Night Only 6 weeks
11 April
18 April
25 April
2 May
9 May Shania Twain Come on Over 20 weeks
16 May Bee Gees One Night Only 6 weeks
23 May Ricky Martin Ricky Martin 1 week
30 May Human Nature Counting Down 1 week
6 June Various artists Songs from Dawson's Creek 6 weeks
13 June
20 June Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication 1 week
27 June Jamiroquai Synkronized 1 week
4 July Various artists Songs from Dawson's Creek 6 weeks
11 July
18 July
25 July
1 August Shania Twain Come on Over 20 weeks
8 August
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September
19 September
26 September
3 October
10 October
17 October Live The Distance to Here 1 week
24 October Shania Twain Come on Over 20 weeks
31 October Taxiride Imaginate 1 week
7 November Savage Garden Affirmation 6 weeks
14 November
21 November
28 November Korn Issues 1 week
5 December Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting
the San Francisco Symphony
S&M 1 week
12 December Savage Garden Affirmation 6 weeks
19 December Shania Twain Come on Over 20 weeks
26 December Celine Dion All the Way... A Decade of Song 2 weeks2

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