List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2011

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Singer Adele's second studio album, 21 was the most successful and highest-selling album of 2011, spending 13 non-consecutive weeks at number-one and selling 5 million copies.

The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the Billboard 200 chart, which is published by Billboard magazine. The data are compiled by Nielsen Soundscan based on each album's weekly physical and digital sales.[1] In 2011, 30 albums advanced to the peak position of the chart.

Country singer Taylor Swift's Speak Now was the first album to reach the top in 2011, spending four consecutive weeks at the top with 259,000 copies sold, while Michael Bublé's Christmas was the last album to do so, also spending four consecutive weeks there and selling 448,000 copies. But the most successful album of the year was 21 by Adele, a soul singer from the UK. 21 spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at number 1, and sold 5 million copies.[2] The Billboard magazine mentioned 21 as the highest-selling album in the year since 2004, when Usher's Confessions reached sales of 8 million copies.[2] Lady Gaga's Born This Way held the record for the highest first-week total in 2011, with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week. Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV had the second-highest first-week total in 2011, with 964,000 copies.

Chart history[edit]

Born This Way by Lady Gaga became the best-selling album in the first opening week of 2011, with sales of 1,108,000 copies
Taylor Swift's Speak Now was the first album to enter the charts for 2011, spending four consecutive weeks at the top and selling 259,000 copies.
Rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 copies in its opening week.
Michael Bublé's Christmas was the last album to top the 2011 chart, with four consecutive weeks at number-one and 448,000 copies sold.
Key
Best selling album of 2011 Indicates best-selling album of 2011
Issue date Album Artist(s) Reference(s)
January 1 Speak Now Taylor Swift [3]
January 8 [4]
January 15 [5]
January 22 [6]
January 29 Showroom of Compassion Cake [7]
February 5 The King Is Dead The Decemberists [8]
February 12 Mission Bell Amos Lee [9]
February 19 Pink Friday Nicki Minaj [10]
February 26 Now 37 Various Artists [11]
March 5 Never Say Never – The Remixes Justin Bieber [12]
March 12 21 dagger Adele [13]
March 19 [14]
March 26 Lasers Lupe Fiasco [15]
April 2 21 dagger Adele [16]
April 9 F.A.M.E. Chris Brown [17]
April 16 Femme Fatale Britney Spears [18]
April 23 21 dagger Adele [19]
April 30 Wasting Light Foo Fighters [20]
May 7 21 dagger Adele [21]
May 14 [22]
May 21 [23]
May 28 [24]
June 4 [25]
June 11 Born This Way Lady Gaga [26]
June 18 [27]
June 25 21 dagger Adele [28]
July 2 Hell: The Sequel Bad Meets Evil [29]
July 9 The Light of the Sun Jill Scott [30]
July 16 4 Beyoncé [31]
July 23 [32]
July 30 Red River Blue Blake Shelton [33]
August 6 21 dagger Adele [34]
August 13 Chief Eric Church [35]
August 20 21 dagger Adele [36]
August 27 Watch the Throne Jay-Z and Kanye West [37]
September 3 [38]
September 10 The R.E.D. Album Game [39]
September 17 Tha Carter IV Lil Wayne [40]
September 24 [41]
October 1 Own the Night Lady Antebellum [42]
October 8 Duets II Tony Bennett [43]
October 15 Cole World: The Sideline Story J. Cole [44]
October 22 Clear as Day Scotty McCreery [45]
October 29 Evanescence Evanescence [46]
November 5 21 dagger Adele [47]
November 12 Mylo Xyloto Coldplay [48]
November 19 Under the Mistletoe Justin Bieber [49]
November 26 Blue Slide Park Mac Miller [50]
December 3 Take Care Drake [51]
December 10 Christmas Michael Bublé [52]
December 17 [53]
December 24 [54]
December 31 [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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