List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2003

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The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the Billboard 200, published by Billboard magazine. The data are compiled by Nielsen Soundscan based on each album's weekly physical and digital sales.[1]

Chart history[edit]

Key
Best selling album of 2003 Indicates best-selling album of 2003
Issue Date Album Artist(s) Reference(s)
January 4 Up! Shania Twain [2]
January 11 8 Mile Soundtrack [3]
January 18 [4]
January 25 Come Away with Me Norah Jones [5]
February 1 [6]
February 8 [7]
February 15 Home Dixie Chicks [8]
February 22 Get Rich or Die Tryin' dagger 50 Cent [9][10]
March 1 [11]
March 8 Chocolate Factory R. Kelly [12]
March 15 Come Away with Me Norah Jones [13]
March 22 Get Rich or Die Tryin' dagger 50 Cent [14]
March 29 [15]
April 5 [16]
April 12 Meteora Linkin Park [17]
April 19 [18]
April 26 Faceless Godsmack [19]
May 3 Thankful Kelly Clarkson [20]
May 10 American Life Madonna [21]
May 17 Get Rich or Die Tryin' dagger 50 Cent [22]
May 24 Body Kiss The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley [23]
May 31 The Golden Age of Grotesque Marilyn Manson [24]
June 7 14 Shades of Grey Staind [25]
June 14 How the West Was Won Led Zeppelin [26]
June 21 St. Anger Metallica [27]
June 28 Dance with My Father Luther Vandross [28]
July 5 After the Storm Monica [29]
July 12 Dangerously in Love Beyoncé [30]
July 19 Chapter II Ashanti [31]
July 26 [32]
August 2 Bad Boys II Soundtrack [33]
August 9 [34]
August 16 [35]
August 23 [36]
August 30 Greatest Hits Volume II and Some Other Stuff Alan Jackson [37]
September 6 The Neptunes Present... Clones Various Artists [38]
September 13 Love & Life Mary J. Blige [39]
September 20 Metamorphosis Hilary Duff [40]
September 27 Heavier Things John Mayer [41]
October 4 Grand Champ DMX [42]
October 11 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below OutKast [43]
October 18 [44]
October 25 Chicken*N*Beer Ludacris [45]
November 1 Measure of a Man Clay Aiken [46]
November 8 [47]
November 15 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below OutKast [48]
November 22 Shock'n Y'all Toby Keith [49]
November 29 The Black Album Jay-Z [50]
December 6 In the Zone Britney Spears [51]
December 13 The Black Album Jay-Z [52]
December 20 The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys [53]
December 27 Soulful Ruben Studdard [54]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Martens, Todd (2002-12-27). "'Up! Holds At No. 1 In Big U.S. Sales Week". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-01-03). "'8 Mile' Back Atop The Billboard 200". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  4. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-01-08). "'8 Mile' Cruises To Fifth Week At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  5. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-01-15). "Norah Jones Sails 'Away' To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  6. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-01-22). "Norah Jones Remains On Top". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  7. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-01-29). "Norah Jones Remains Cozy At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  8. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-02-05). "Dixie Chicks Return 'Home' To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  9. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-02-12). "50 Cent Overtakes Norah Jones At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  10. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-02-12). "Ka-Ching! 50 Cent Tops Album Chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  11. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2003-02-19). "50 Cent Is 'Rich' Again At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  12. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-02-26). "R. Kelly's 'Chocolate Factory' Produces No. 1 Debut". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  13. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-03-05). "Grammy Wave Carries Jones Back To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  14. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-03-12). "50 Cent Overtakes Norah Jones At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  15. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-03-19). "50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  16. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-03-26). "50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  17. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-04-02). "Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  18. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-04-09). "Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Has Lasting Chart Impact". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  19. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-04-16). "Godsmack Takes 'Faceless' Straight To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  20. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-04-23). "Clarkson Becomes A No. 1 'Idol' Again". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  21. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-04-30). "Madonna's 'Life' Easily Debuts At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  22. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-05-07). "50 Cent Holds Off 'Idol' To Return To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  23. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-05-14). "'Shout' It Out: Isley Bros. Return To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  24. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-05-21). "Marilyn Manson Posts 'Grotesque' At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  25. ^ MacNeil, Jason (2003-05-27). "Billboard Bits: Staind, Goo Goo Dolls, Some Girls". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  26. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-06-04). "Zeppelin Smashes Records As CD/DVDs Debut At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  27. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-06-11). "Metallica Rages With Chart-Topping 'Anger'". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  28. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-06-18). "Ailing Vandross Dances Atop Album Chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  29. ^ Carpenter, Troy (2003-06-25). "Monica Creates A 'Storm' On The Billboard 200". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  30. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-07-02). "Beyonce, Branch Albums Storm The Chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  31. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-07-09). "Ashanti Returns To No. 1 With 'Chapter II'". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  32. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-07-16). "Ashanti, Beyonce Albums Remain On Top". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  33. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-07-23). "'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  34. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-07-30). "'Bad Boys' Still Good On The Chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  35. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-08-06). "No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  36. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-08-13). "'Bad Boys II' Notches Fourth Week On Top". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  37. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-08-20). "Jackson, Dashboard Albums Bow On Top". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  38. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-08-27). "Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  39. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-03). "'Love & Life' Puts Blige Back On Top". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  40. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-10). "Duff Debut Tops Album Chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  41. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-17). "Mayer Carries 'Heavy' Straight To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  42. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-09-24). "DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  43. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-10-01). "OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  44. ^ "The Billboard 200: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2003-10-08. Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  45. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-10-15). "Ludacris Scores First No. 1 Album". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  46. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-10-22). "Aiken 'Measures' Up At No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  47. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-10-29). "Pop Idol Fends Off Rock Vets On Billboard 200". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  48. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-11-05). "OutKast Pops Back To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  49. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-11-12). "Keith 'Shocks' Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  50. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-11-19). "Back In 'Black': Jay-Z Swan Song Bows On Top". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  51. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-11-26). "Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  52. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-12-03). "Jay-Z Back Atop The Billboard 200". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  53. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-12-10). "Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  54. ^ Martens, Todd (2003-12-17). "Studdard Takes 'Soulful' To No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-04.