List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2004

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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 sales.[1]

Singer Usher's Confessions is the best-selling album of 2004, accumulating under eight million copies by the end of the year.[2] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 1.096 million copies in the United States, breaking the record for the best opening sales week by an R&B act. Confessions gave Usher his first chart topper since he began releasing albums in the 1990s.[3] Singer Norah Jones' Feels Like Home sold 3.8 million units, ranking as the second best-selling album of 2004.[2] Feels Like Home is noted for its debut sales figure of 1.02 million, the second highest in a week by a female artist, behind singer Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again which debuted with 1.32 million in 2000.[4]

Chart history[edit]

Key
Best selling album of 2004 Indicates best-selling album of 2004
Issue Date Album Artist(s) Reference(s)
January 3 The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys [5]
January 10 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below OutKast [6]
January 17 [7]
January 24 Closer Josh Groban [8]
January 31 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below OutKast [9]
February 7 [10]
February 14 Kamikaze Twista [11]
February 21 When the Sun Goes Down Kenny Chesney [12]
February 28 Feels Like Home Norah Jones [4]
March 6 [13]
March 13 [14]
March 20 [15]
March 27 [16]
April 3 [17]
April 10 Confessions dagger Usher [3]
April 17 [18]
April 24 [19]
May 1 [20]
May 8 [21]
May 15 D12 World D12 [22]
May 22 Confessions dagger Usher [23]
May 29 [24]
June 5 [25]
June 12 Under My Skin Avril Lavigne [26]
June 19 Confessions dagger Usher [27]
June 26 Contraband Velvet Revolver [28]
July 3 To the 5 Boroughs Beastie Boys [29]
July 10 Kiss of Death Jadakiss [30]
July 17 The Hunger For More Lloyd Banks [31]
July 24 [32]
July 31 License to Chill Jimmy Buffett [33]
August 7 Autobiography Ashlee Simpson [34]
August 14 Now 16 Various Artists [35]
August 21 Autobiography Ashlee Simpson [36]
August 28 [37]
September 4 Now 16 Various Artists [38]
September 11 Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw [39]
September 18 [40]
September 25 What I Do Alan Jackson [41]
October 2 Suit Nelly [42]
October 9 American Idiot Green Day [43]
October 16 Feels Like Today Rascal Flatts [44]
October 23 50 Number Ones George Strait [45]
October 30 [46]
November 6 Stardust… The Great American Songbook Volume III Rod Stewart [47]
November 13 Unfinished Business R. Kelly & Jay-Z [48]
November 20 Now 17 Various Artists [49]
November 27 Encore Eminem [50]
December 4 [51]
December 11 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb U2 [52]
December 18 Collision Course Jay-Z / Linkin Park [53]
December 25 The Red Light District Ludacris [54]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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