List of UK Albums Chart number ones of the 2000s
|UK Albums Chart|
UK Albums Chart|
Official Charts Company
Christmas number one
The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Sunday to Saturday in the United Kingdom; during the 2000s, a total of 274 different albums by 170 artists reached number one. The chart was compiled weekly by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British music industry—it listed only physical album sales until 2007, after which it also included albums sold digitally. The OCC defined an "album" to be any music release that featured more than four tracks or lasted longer than 25 minutes. Each week's new number one was first announced on Sunday evenings by BBC Radio 1 on their weekly chart show.
The most successful albums during the 2000s were Life for Rent by Dido and Back to Bedlam by James Blunt. Released in 2003 and 2004 respectively, each spent ten weeks at number one—Back to Bedlam was also the biggest-selling album of the decade. Dido and Blunt also topped the chart with one other album each. Irish boy band Westlife reached number one with seven different releases, the most of any act. British singer Robbie Williams released six number one albums, which spent a total of 23 weeks on the top of the chart, longer than any other artist—by 2005, Williams had sold more albums during the 2000s than any other act.
The most successful record label during this period was Polydor Records—benefitting from strong sales from artists such as Ronan Keating, Scissor Sisters and Take That, Polydor topped the chart with 13 different albums which spent 33 weeks at number one, longer than any other company. Columbia Records released 17 albums that reached number one, the most of any label; its artists roster featured Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen. In August 2003, Magic and Medicine by The Coral became the 700th album to top the UK chart—fewer than four years later, Not Too Late by Norah Jones became the 800th album to do so.
Following its significantly increased popularity in the early 21st century, reality television began to have a significant impact on the British music industry. Of the 274 albums that reached number one in the UK charts, 15 were by artists that had found fame through a reality TV programme. The first such act was Hear'Say, a British pop group formed by the television show Popstars. In March 2001, their debut album Popstars topped the chart and became the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history to that date. The only reality television stars to top the album chart with two different releases were Will Young, the 2002 winner of Pop Idol, Girls Aloud, the girl group formed by the TV series Popstars: The Rivals, and Leona Lewis, the 2006 winner of The X Factor. Like Hear'Say, Lewis's first album Spirit broke the record for the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history.
|No.||nth album to top the UK Albums Chart|
|re||Return of an album to number one|
|Silver||Silver certification (60,000 units)|
|Gold||Gold certification (100,000 units)|
|Platinum||Platinum certification (300,000 units)|
|Best-selling album of the year|
|Best-selling album of the decade|
|← 1990s • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010s →|
|No.||Artist[a]||Album[a]||Record label[b]||Reached number one[a]||Weeks at
(as of 06
|re||Shania Twain||Come On Over||Mercury||5 December 1999||5||11× Platinum|
|re||Travis||The Man Who||Independiente||9 January 2000||5||9× Platinum|
|618||Gabrielle||Rise||Go! Beat||13 February 2000||3||4× Platinum|
|619||Oasis||Standing on the Shoulder of Giants||Big Brother||5 March 2000||1||Platinum|
|re||Travis||The Man Who||Independiente||12 March 2000||2||9× Platinum|
|620||Santana||Supernatural||Arista||26 March 2000||2||3× Platinum|
|621||Moby||Play||Mute||9 April 2000||5||6× Platinum|
|re||Tom Jones||Reload||Gut||14 May 2000||1||4× Platinum|
|622||Whitney Houston||Whitney: The Greatest Hits||Arista||21 May 2000||2||5× Platinum|
|623||Bon Jovi||Crush||Mercury||4 June 2000||1||Platinum|
|re||Tom Jones||Reload||Gut||11 June 2000||1||4× Platinum|
|624||S Club 7||7||Polydor||18 June 2000||1||4× Platinum|
|625||Eminem||The Marshall Mathers LP||Interscope||25 June 2000||1||8× Platinum|
|626||Richard Ashcroft||Alone with Everybody||Hut||2 July 2000||1||Platinum|
|re||Eminem||The Marshall Mathers LP||Interscope||9 July 2000||1||8× Platinum|
|627||Coldplay||Parachutes||Parlophone||16 July 2000||1||9× Platinum|
|628||The Corrs||In Blue||Atlantic||23 July 2000||2||3× Platinum|
|629||Ronan Keating||Ronan||Polydor||6 August 2000||2||4× Platinum|
|630||Craig David||Born to Do It||Wildstar||20 August 2000||2||6× Platinum|
|631||Robbie Williams||Sing When You're Winning||Chrysalis||3 September 2000||3||8× Platinum|
|632||Madonna||Music||Maverick||24 September 2000||2||5× Platinum|
|633||Radiohead||Kid A||Parlophone||8 October 2000||2||Platinum|
|634||All Saints||Saints & Sinners||London||22 October 2000||1||2× Platinum|
|635||Texas||The Greatest Hits||Mercury||29 October 2000||1||6× Platinum|
|636||U2||All That You Can't Leave Behind||Island||5 November 2000||1||3× Platinum|
|637||Westlife||Coast to Coast||RCA||12 November 2000||1||6× Platinum|
|638||The Beatles||1||Apple||19 November 2000||9||11× Platinum|
|re||Texas||The Greatest Hits||Mercury||21 January 2001||1||6× Platinum|
|639||Limp Bizkit||Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water||Interscope||28 January 2001||1||2× Platinum|
|640||Dido||No Angel||Arista||4 February 2001||6||10× Platinum|
|641||Eva Cassidy||Songbird||Blix Street/Hot||18 March 2001||2||6× Platinum|
|642||Hear'Say||Popstars||Polydor||1 April 2001||2||3× Platinum|
|643||Stereophonics||Just Enough Education to Perform||V2||15 April 2001||2||5× Platinum|
|644||Ash||Free All Angels||Infectious||29 April 2001||1||Platinum|
|645||Destiny's Child||Survivor||Columbia||6 May 2001||2||3× Platinum|
|646||R.E.M.||Reveal||Warner Bros.||20 May 2001||2||Platinum|
|647||Shaggy||Hot Shot||MCA||3 June 2001||1||3× Platinum|
|648||Radiohead||Amnesiac||Parlophone||10 June 2001||1||Platinum|
|649||Travis||The Invisible Band||Independiente||17 June 2001||4||4× Platinum|
|650||Usher||8701||Arista||15 July 2001||1||2× Platinum|
|re||Destiny's Child||Survivor||Columbia||22 July 2001||2||3× Platinum|
|651||David Gray||White Ladder||IHT/East West||5 August 2001||1||10× Platinum|
|652||Atomic Kitten||Right Now||Innocent||12 August 2001||1||2× Platinum|
|re||David Gray||White Ladder||IHT/East West||19 August 2001||1||10× Platinum|
|653||Staind||Break the Cycle||Elektra||26 August 2001||1||Platinum|
|654||Slipknot||Iowa||Roadrunner||2 September 2001||1||Gold|
|655||Jamiroquai||A Funk Odyssey||Sony S2||9 September 2001||2||2× Platinum|
|656||Macy Gray||The Id||Epic||23 September 2001||1||Gold|
|re||Dido||No Angel||Arista||30 September 2001||1||10× Platinum|
|657||Kylie Minogue||Fever||Parlophone||7 October 2001||2||5× Platinum|
|658||Steps||Gold: Greatest Hits||Jive||21 October 2001||2||4× Platinum|
|659||Michael Jackson||Invincible||Epic||4 November 2001||1||Platinum|
|re||Steps||Gold: Greatest Hits||Jive||11 November 2001||1||4× Platinum|
|660||Westlife||World of Our Own||RCA||18 November 2001||1||4× Platinum|
|661||Robbie Williams||Swing When You're Winning||Chrysalis||25 November 2001||7||8× Platinum|
|re||Stereophonics||Just Enough Education to Perform||V2||13 January 2002||3||5× Platinum|
|662||The Chemical Brothers||Come with Us||Virgin||3 February 2002||1||Gold|
|663||Enrique Iglesias||Escape||Interscope||10 February 2002||2||4× Platinum|
|664||Sting & The Police||The Very Best of Sting & The Police||A&M||24 February 2002||2||Platinum|
|665||Barbra Streisand||The Essential Barbra Streisand||Columbia||10 March 2002||1||2× Platinum|
|666||Nickelback||Silver Side Up||Roadrunner||17 March 2002||2||3× Platinum|
|667||Céline Dion||A New Day Has Come||Epic||31 March 2002||4||Platinum|
|668||Blue||All Rise||Innocent||28 April 2002||1||4× Platinum|
|669||Doves||The Last Broadcast||Heavenly||5 May 2002||2||Platinum|
|670||Moby||18||Mute||19 May 2002||1||Platinum|
|671||Ronan Keating||Destination||Polydor||26 May 2002||1||2× Platinum|
|672||Eminem||The Eminem Show||Interscope||2 June 2002||5||4× Platinum|
|673||Oasis||Heathen Chemistry||Big Brother||7 July 2002||1||3× Platinum|
|674||Red Hot Chili Peppers||By the Way||Warner Bros.||14 July 2002||3||7× Platinum|
|675||Bruce Springsteen||The Rising||Columbia||4 August 2002||1||Platinum|
|re||Red Hot Chili Peppers||By the Way||Warner Bros.||11 August 2002||2||7× Platinum|
|676||Eva Cassidy||Imagine||Blix Street/Hot||25 August 2002||1||Platinum|
|677||Coldplay||A Rush of Blood to the Head||Parlophone||1 September 2002||2||9× Platinum|
|678||Atomic Kitten||Feels So Good||Innocent||15 September 2002||1||2× Platinum|
|679||Paul Weller||Illumination||Independiente||22 September 2002||1||Gold|
|680||Elvis Presley||ELV1S||RCA||29 September 2002||2||5× Platinum|
|681||Will Young||From Now On||S||13 October 2002||2||2× Platinum|
|682||Foo Fighters||One by One||RCA||27 October 2002||1||2× Platinum|
|683||David Gray||A New Day at Midnight||East West||3 November 2002||1||4× Platinum|
|684||Blue||One Love||Innocent||10 November 2002||1||4× Platinum|
|685||Westlife||Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1||S||17 November 2002||1||6× Platinum|
|686||Robbie Williams||Escapology||EMI||24 November 2002||6||6× Platinum|
|687||Avril Lavigne||Let Go||Arista||5 January 2003||3||6× Platinum|
|688||Justin Timberlake||Justified||Jive||26 January 2003||2||6× Platinum|
|689||Kelly Rowland||Simply Deep||Columbia||9 February 2003||1||Platinum|
|690||Massive Attack||100th Window||Virgin||16 February 2003||1||Gold|
|re||Justin Timberlake||Justified||Jive||23 February 2003||1||6× Platinum|
|691||Norah Jones||Come Away with Me||Parlophone||2 March 2003||4||8× Platinum|
|692||Linkin Park||Meteora||Warner Bros.||30 March 2003||1||2× Platinum|
|693||The White Stripes||Elephant||XL||6 April 2003||2||2× Platinum|
|re||Coldplay||A Rush of Blood to the Head||Parlophone||20 April 2003||1||9× Platinum|
|694||Madonna||American Life||Maverick||27 April 2003||1||Platinum|
|re||Justin Timberlake||Justified||Jive||4 May 2003||1||6× Platinum|
|695||Blur||Think Tank||Parlophone||11 May 2003||1||Gold|
|re||Justin Timberlake||Justified||Jive||18 May 2003||3||6× Platinum|
|696||Stereophonics||You Gotta Go There to Come Back||V2||8 June 2003||1||2× Platinum|
|697||Radiohead||Hail to the Thief||Parlophone||15 June 2003||1||Platinum|
|698||Evanescence||Fallen||Epic/Wind-up||22 June 2003||1||4× Platinum|
|699||Beyoncé||Dangerously in Love||Columbia||29 June 2003||5||4× Platinum|
|700||The Coral||Magic and Medicine||Deltasonic||3 August 2003||1||Gold|
|re||Robbie Williams||Escapology||EMI||10 August 2003||1||6× Platinum|
|701||Eva Cassidy||American Tune||Blix Street/Hot||17 August 2003||2||Gold|
|702||The Darkness||Permission to Land||Must Destroy||31 August 2003||4||4× Platinum|
|703||Muse||Absolution||East West||28 September 2003||1||3x Platinum|
|704||Dido||Life for Rent||Cheeky||5 October 2003||4||9× Platinum|
|705||R.E.M.||In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003||Warner Bros.||2 November 2003||1||5× Platinum|
|706||Blue||Guilty||Innocent||9 November 2003||1||2× Platinum|
|re||Dido||Life for Rent||Cheeky||16 November 2003||1||9× Platinum|
|707||Michael Jackson||Number Ones||Epic||23 November 2003||1||8× Platinum|
|708||Westlife||Turnaround||S||30 November 2003||1||Platinum|
|709||Will Young||Friday's Child||S||7 December 2003||1||5× Platinum|
|re||Dido||Life for Rent||Cheeky||21 December 2003||3||9× Platinum|
|re||Will Young||Friday's Child||S||4 January 2004||1||5× Platinum|
|re||Dido||Life for Rent||Cheeky||11 January 2004||2||9× Platinum|
|710||Katie Melua||Call Off the Search||Dramatico||25 January 2004||3||6× Platinum|
|711||Norah Jones||Feels like Home||Blue Note||15 February 2004||2||3× Platinum|
|re||Katie Melua||Call Off the Search||Dramatico||29 February 2004||3||6× Platinum|
|712||George Michael||Patience||Aegean||21 March 2004||1||2× Platinum|
|713||Usher||Confessions||LaFace/Arista||28 March 2004||1||5× Platinum|
|714||Anastacia||Anastacia||Epic||4 April 2004||2||4× Platinum|
|715||Guns N' Roses||Greatest Hits||Geffen||18 April 2004||2||7× Platinum|
|716||D12||D12 World||Interscope||2 May 2004||1||Platinum|
|re||Guns N' Roses||Greatest Hits||Geffen||9 May 2004||1||7× Platinum|
|717||Keane||Hopes and Fears||Island||16 May 2004||2||9× Platinum|
|718||Avril Lavigne||Under My Skin||Arista||30 May 2004||1||2× Platinum|
|re||Keane||Hopes and Fears||Island||6 June 2004||1||9× Platinum|
|719||Faithless||No Roots||Cheeky||13 June 2004||1||Gold|
|re||Keane||Hopes and Fears||Island||20 June 2004||1||9× Platinum|
|720||The Streets||A Grand Don't Come for Free||679/Locked On||27 June 2004||1||3× Platinum|
|721||Scissor Sisters||Scissor Sisters||Polydor||4 July 2004||1||9× Platinum|
|722||McFly||Room on the 3rd Floor||Universal||11 July 2004||1||2× Platinum|
|re||Scissor Sisters||Scissor Sisters||Polydor||18 July 2004||1||9× Platinum|
|re||The Streets||A Grand Don't Come for Free||679/Locked On||25 July 2004||1||3× Platinum|
|723||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Live in Hyde Park||Warner Bros.||1 August 2004||2||Gold|
|re||Anastacia||Anastacia||Epic||15 August 2004||1||4× Platinum|
|724||Maroon 5||Songs About Jane||J||22 August 2004||1||6× Platinum|
|725||The Prodigy||Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned||XL||29 August 2004||1||Gold|
|726||The Libertines||The Libertines||Rough Trade||5 September 2004||1||Platinum|
|727||Natasha Bedingfield||Unwritten||Phonogenic||12 September 2004||1||3× Platinum|
|728||Embrace||Out of Nothing||Independiente||19 September 2004||1||Platinum|
|729||Green Day||American Idiot||Reprise||26 September 2004||1||7× Platinum|
|730||Joss Stone||Mind Body & Soul||Relentless/Virgin||3 October 2004||1||3× Platinum|
|731||R.E.M.||Around the Sun||Warner Bros.||10 October 2004||1||Gold|
|732||Ronan Keating||10 Years of Hits||Polydor||17 October 2004||1||4× Platinum|
|733||Robbie Williams||Greatest Hits||Chrysalis||24 October 2004||2||8× Platinum|
|734||Il Divo||Il Divo||Syco||7 November 2004||1||5× Platinum|
|735||Eminem||Encore||Interscope||14 November 2004||2||4× Platinum|
|736||U2||How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb||Island||28 November 2004||3||4× Platinum|
|re||Robbie Williams||Greatest Hits||Chrysalis||19 December 2004||2||8× Platinum|
|re||Green Day||American Idiot||Reprise||2 January 2005||1||7× Platinum|
|re||Scissor Sisters||Scissor Sisters||Polydor||9 January 2005||1||9× Platinum|
|737||The Killers||Hot Fuss||Lizard King||16 January 2005||2||7× Platinum|
|738||The Chemical Brothers||Push the Button||Virgin||30 January 2005||1||Gold|
|739||Athlete||Tourist||Parlophone||6 February 2005||1||Platinum|
|re||Keane||Hopes and Fears||Island||13 February 2005||1||9× Platinum|
|re||Scissor Sisters||Scissor Sisters||Polydor||20 February 2005||1||9× Platinum|
|740||Doves||Some Cities||Heavenly||27 February 2005||1||Gold|
|741||G4||G4||Sony||6 March 2005||1||2× Platinum|
|742||50 Cent||The Massacre||Interscope||13 March 2005||1||2× Platinum|
|743||Stereophonics||Language. Sex. Violence. Other?||V2||20 March 2005||1||Platinum|
|744||Tony Christie||Definitive Collection||UMTV||27 March 2005||2||2× Platinum|
|745||Natalie Imbruglia||Counting Down the Days||Brightside||10 April 2005||1||Gold|
|746||Basement Jaxx||Basement Jaxx: The Singles||XL||17 April 2005||1||2× Platinum|
|747||Akon||Trouble||Universal||24 April 2005||1||Platinum|
|748||Bruce Springsteen||Devils & Dust||Columbia||1 May 2005||1||Gold|
|re||Akon||Trouble||Universal||8 May 2005||1||Platinum|
|749||Steve Brookstein||Heart and Soul||Syco||15 May 2005||1||Gold|
|750||Faithless||Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits||Cheeky||22 May 2005||1||4× Platinum|
|751||Gorillaz||Demon Days||Parlophone||29 May 2005||1||4× Platinum|
|752||Oasis||Don't Believe the Truth||Big Brother||5 June 2005||1||3× Platinum|
|753||Coldplay||X&Y||Parlophone||12 June 2005||4||9× Platinum|
|754||James Blunt||Back to Bedlam||Atlantic||10 July 2005||8||11× Platinum|
|755||McFly||Wonderland||Island||4 September 2005||1||Platinum|
|re||James Blunt||Back to Bedlam||Atlantic||11 September 2005||1||11× Platinum|
|756||David Gray||Life in Slow Motion||Atlantic||18 September 2005||2||2× Platinum|
|757||Katie Melua||Piece by Piece||Dramatico||2 October 2005||1||4× Platinum|
|758||Franz Ferdinand||You Could Have It So Much Better||Domino||9 October 2005||1||Platinum|
|759||Sugababes||Taller in More Ways||Island||16 October 2005||1||2× Platinum|
|760||The Prodigy||Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005||XL||23 October 2005||1||3× Platinum|
|761||Robbie Williams||Intensive Care||Chrysalis||30 October 2005||1||4× Platinum|
|762||Westlife||Face to Face||S||6 November 2005||1||4× Platinum|
|763||Il Divo||Ancora||Syco||13 November 2005||1||3× Platinum|
|764||Madonna||Confessions on a Dance Floor||Warner Bros.||20 November 2005||2||4× Platinum|
|765||Eminem||Curtain Call: The Hits||Interscope||4 December 2005||5||7× Platinum|
|766||The Strokes||First Impressions of Earth||Rough Trade||8 January 2006||1||Gold|
|re||James Blunt||Back to Bedlam||Atlantic||15 January 2006||1||11× Platinum|
|767||Hard-Fi||Stars of CCTV||Atlantic/Necessary||22 January 2006||1||2× Platinum|
|768||Arctic Monkeys||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not||Domino||29 January 2006||4||6× Platinum|
|769||Jack Johnson||In Between Dreams||Brushfire/Island||26 February 2006||1||5× Platinum|
|770||Corinne Bailey Rae||Corinne Bailey Rae||EMI||5 March 2006||1||3× Platinum|
|771||David Gilmour||On an Island||EMI||12 March 2006||1||Platinum|
|re||Corinne Bailey Rae||Corinne Bailey Rae||EMI||19 March 2006||1||3× Platinum|
|772||Journey South||Journey South||Syco||26 March 2006||1||Platinum|
|773||Embrace||This New Day||Independiente||2 April 2006||1||Gold|
|774||Morrissey||Ringleader of the Tormentors||Attack||9 April 2006||1||Gold|
|775||The Streets||The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living||679/Locked On||16 April 2006||1||Gold|
|776||Shayne Ward||Shayne Ward||Syco||23 April 2006||1||Platinum|
|777||Gnarls Barkley||St. Elsewhere||Warner Bros.||30 April 2006||1||2× Platinum|
|778||Snow Patrol||Eyes Open||Fiction||7 May 2006||1||8× Platinum|
|779||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Stadium Arcadium||Warner Bros.||14 May 2006||3||2× Platinum|
|780||Orson||Bright Idea||Mercury||4 June 2006||1||Platinum|
|781||Sandi Thom||Smile... It Confuses People||RCA||11 June 2006||1||Platinum|
|782||Keane||Under the Iron Sea||Island||18 June 2006||2||2× Platinum|
|783||Lostprophets||Liberation Transmission||Visible Noise||2 July 2006||1||Platinum|
|784||Muse||Black Holes and Revelations||Helium 3/Warner Bros.||9 July 2006||2||3× Platinum|
|785||Razorlight||Razorlight||Vertigo||23 July 2006||2||4× Platinum|
|786||James Morrison||Undiscovered||Polydor||6 August 2006||2||4× Platinum|
|787||Christina Aguilera||Back to Basics||RCA||20 August 2006||1||Platinum|
|re||Snow Patrol||Eyes Open||Fiction||27 August 2006||1||8× Platinum|
|788||Kasabian||Empire||Columbia||3 September 2006||1||2× Platinum|
|re||Snow Patrol||Eyes Open||Fiction||10 September 2006||1||7× Platinum|
|789||Justin Timberlake||FutureSex/LoveSounds||Jive||17 September 2006||1||3× Platinum|
|790||Scissor Sisters||Ta-Dah||Polydor||24 September 2006||2||4× Platinum|
|791||The Killers||Sam's Town||Vertigo||8 October 2006||3||5× Platinum|
|792||Robbie Williams||Rudebox||Chrysalis||29 October 2006||1||2× Platinum|
|793||Girls Aloud||The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits||Fascination||5 November 2006||1||4× Platinum|
|794||Jamiroquai||High Times: Singles 1992–2006||Columbia||12 November 2006||1||3× Platinum|
|795||George Michael||Twenty Five||Aegean||19 November 2006||1||3× Platinum|
|796||Westlife||The Love Album||S||26 November 2006||1||3× Platinum|
|797||Take That||Beautiful World||Polydor||3 December 2006||6||7× Platinum|
|798||Amy Winehouse||Back to Black||Island||14 January 2007||2||13× Platinum|
|799||The View||Hats Off to the Buskers||1965||28 January 2007||1||Platinum|
|800||Norah Jones||Not Too Late||Blue Note||4 February 2007||1||Gold|
|801||Mika||Life in Cartoon Motion||Casablanca/Island||11 February 2007||2||5× Platinum|
|re||Amy Winehouse||Back to Black||Island||25 February 2007||1||13× Platinum|
|802||Kaiser Chiefs||Yours Truly, Angry Mob||B-Unique/Polydor||4 March 2007||2||Platinum|
|803||Ray Quinn||Doing It My Way||Syco||18 March 2007||1||Gold|
|re||Take That||Beautiful World||Polydor||25 March 2007||2||9× Platinum|
|804||Kings of Leon||Because of the Times||Hand Me Down||8 April 2007||2||3x Platinum|
|805||Avril Lavigne||The Best Damn Thing||RCA||22 April 2007||1||Platinum|
|806||Arctic Monkeys||Favourite Worst Nightmare||Domino||29 April 2007||3||3× Platinum|
|807||Linkin Park||Minutes to Midnight||Warner Bros.||20 May 2007||1||Platinum|
|808||Maroon 5||It Won't Be Soon Before Long||A&M/Octone||27 May 2007||2||Platinum|
|809||Rihanna||Good Girl Gone Bad||Def Jam||10 June 2007||1||5× Platinum|
|810||Traveling Wilburys||The Traveling Wilburys Collection||Rhino||17 June 2007||1||Platinum|
|811||The White Stripes||Icky Thump||XL||24 June 2007||1||Gold|
|812||Editors||An End Has a Start||Kitchenware||1 July 2007||1||Platinum|
|813||The Chemical Brothers||We Are the Night||Virgin||8 July 2007||1||Gold|
|814||The Enemy||We'll Live and Die in These Towns||Warner Bros.||15 July 2007||1||Platinum|
|815||Paul Potts||One Chance||Syco||22 July 2007||3||Platinum|
|816||Kate Nash||Made of Bricks||Fiction||12 August 2007||1||Platinum|
|817||Elvis Presley||The King||RCA||19 August 2007||1||Gold|
|818||Newton Faulkner||Hand Built by Robots||Ugly Truth||26 August 2007||2||2× Platinum|
|819||Hard-Fi||Once Upon a Time in the West||Atlantic/Necessary||9 September 2007||1||Gold|
|820||Kanye West||Graduation||Roc-A-Fella||16 September 2007||1||Platinum|
|821||James Blunt||All the Lost Souls||Custard/Atlantic||23 September 2007||1||2× Platinum|
|822||Foo Fighters||Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace||RCA||30 September 2007||1||2× Platinum|
|823||Bruce Springsteen||Magic||Columbia||7 October 2007||1||Gold|
|824||Sugababes||Change||Island||14 October 2007||1||Platinum|
|825||Stereophonics||Pull the Pin||V2||21 October 2007||1||Gold|
|826||The Hoosiers||The Trick to Life||RCA||28 October 2007||1||2× Platinum|
|827||Eagles||Long Road out of Eden||Polydor||4 November 2007||1||2× Platinum|
|828||Westlife||Back Home||S||11 November 2007||1||Platinum|
|829||Leona Lewis||Spirit||Syco||18 November 2007||7||9× Platinum|
|830||Radiohead||In Rainbows||XL||6 January 2008||1||Gold|
|831||Amy Macdonald||This Is the Life||Vertigo||13 January 2008||1||3× Platinum|
|832||Scouting for Girls||Scouting for Girls||Epic||20 January 2008||2||3× Platinum|
|833||Adele||19||XL||3 February 2008||1||8× Platinum|
|834||Jack Johnson||Sleep Through the Static||Brushfire/Island||10 February 2008||2||Gold|
|835||The Feeling||Join With Us||Island||24 February 2008||1||Gold|
|836[d]||Amy Winehouse||Back to Black – The Deluxe Edition||Island||2 March 2008||1||13× Platinum|
|837||Duffy||Rockferry||A&M||9 March 2008||4||7× Platinum|
|838||R.E.M.||Accelerate||Warner Bros.||6 April 2008||1||Gold|
|re||Duffy||Rockferry||A&M||13 April 2008||1||7× Platinum|
|839||The Kooks||Konk||Virgin||20 April 2008||1||Gold|
|840||The Last Shadow Puppets||The Age of the Understatement||Domino||27 April 2008||1||Gold|
|841||Madonna||Hard Candy||Warner Bros.||4 May 2008||1||Gold|
|842||Scooter||Jumping All Over the World||All Around the World/
|11 May 2008||1||Platinum|
|843||Neil Diamond||Home Before Dark||Columbia||18 May 2008||1||Platinum|
|844||The Ting Tings||We Started Nothing||Columbia||25 May 2008||1||2× Platinum|
|845||Usher||Here I Stand||LaFace||1 June 2008||1||Gold|
|846||Paul Weller||22 Dreams||Island||8 June 2008||1||Gold|
|847||Coldplay||Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends||Parlophone||15 June 2008||5||5× Platinum|
|848||Basshunter||Now You're Gone – The Album||Hard2Beat||20 July 2008||1||Platinum|
|re||Coldplay||Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends||Parlophone||27 July 2008||1||4× Platinum|
|re||ABBA||Gold: Greatest Hits||Polydor||3 August 2008||2||18× Platinum|
|849||The Script||The Script||Phonogenic||17 August 2008||2||2× Platinum|
|850||The Verve||Forth||Parlophone||31 August 2008||2||Gold|
|851||Metallica||Death Magnetic||Vertigo||14 September 2008||2||Platinum|
|852||Kings of Leon||Only by the Night||Hand Me Down||28 September 2008||2||9× Platinum|
|853||Oasis||Dig Out Your Soul||Big Brother||12 October 2008||1||2× Platinum|
|854||Keane||Perfect Symmetry||Island||19 October 2008||1||Platinum|
|855||AC/DC||Black Ice||Columbia||26 October 2008||1||Platinum|
|856||Pink||Funhouse||LaFace||2 November 2008||1||3× Platinum|
|857||Girls Aloud||Out of Control||Fascination||9 November 2008||1||2× Platinum|
|858||Il Divo||The Promise||Syco||16 November 2008||1||Platinum|
|re||Leona Lewis||Spirit||Syco||23 November 2008||1||9× Platinum|
|859||The Killers||Day & Age||Vertigo||30 November 2008||1||4× Platinum|
|860||Take That||The Circus||Polydor||7 December 2008||5||7× Platinum|
|re||Kings of Leon||Only by the Night||Hand Me Down||11 January 2009||1||9× Platinum|
|re||The Script||The Script||Phonogenic||18 January 2009||1||2× Platinum|
|861||White Lies||To Lose My Life...||Fiction||25 January 2009||1||Gold|
|862||Bruce Springsteen||Working on a Dream||Columbia||1 February 2009||2||Gold|
|863||Lily Allen||It's Not Me, It's You||Regal||15 February 2009||1||3× Platinum|
|re||Kings of Leon||Only by the Night||Hand Me Down||22 February 2009||1||9× Platinum|
|864||The Prodigy||Invaders Must Die||Take Me to the Hospital||1 March 2009||1||2x Platinum|
|865||U2||No Line on the Horizon||Mercury||8 March 2009||2||Platinum|
|866||Ronan Keating||Songs for My Mother||Polydor||22 March 2009||2||Gold|
|867||Lady Gaga||The Fame||Interscope||5 April 2009||4||10× Platinum|
|868||Bob Dylan||Together Through Life||Columbia||3 May 2009||2||Gold|
|869||Green Day||21st Century Breakdown||Reprise||17 May 2009||1||Platinum|
|870||Eminem||Relapse||Interscope||24 May 2009||2||Platinum|
|871||Paolo Nutini||Sunny Side Up||Atlantic||7 June 2009||1||2× Platinum|
|872||Kasabian||West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum||Columbia||14 June 2009||2||Platinum|
|re||Michael Jackson||Number Ones||Epic||28 June 2009||1||8× Platinum|
|873||Michael Jackson||The Essential Michael Jackson||Epic||5 July 2009||7||4× Platinum|
|874||Calvin Harris||Ready for the Weekend||Columbia||23 August 2009||1||Gold|
|875||Arctic Monkeys||Humbug||Domino||30 August 2009||2||Platinum|
|876||Vera Lynn||We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn||Decca||13 September 2009||1||Platinum|
|877||Muse||The Resistance||Helium 3/Warner Bros.||20 September 2009||1||2x Platinum|
|878||Madonna||Celebration||Warner Bros.||27 September 2009||1||2x Platinum|
|879||Paramore||Brand New Eyes||Fueled by Ramen||4 October 2009||1||Platinum|
|880||Barbra Streisand||Love Is the Answer||Columbia||11 October 2009||1||Gold|
|881||Editors||In This Light and on This Evening||Kitchenware||18 October 2009||1||Gold|
|882||Alexandra Burke||Overcome||Syco||25 October 2009||1||2x Platinum|
|883||Cheryl Cole||3 Words||Fascination||1 November 2009||2||3x Platinum|
|884||JLS||JLS||Epic||15 November 2009||1||4× Platinum|
|885||Leona Lewis||Echo||Syco||22 November 2009||1||2× Platinum|
|886||Susan Boyle||I Dreamed a Dream||Syco||29 November 2009||4||7× Platinum|
|887||Michael Bublé||Crazy Love||Reprise||27 December 2009||1||10x Platinum|
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Eight artists spent 10 weeks or more at number one on the album chart during the 2000s.
|Artist||Number ones||Weeks at
• Sing When You're Winning (2000, three weeks at number one)
By record label
Eight record labels spent 20 weeks or more at number one on the album chart during the 2000s.
|Warner Bros. Records||16||29|
Christmas number ones
In the UK, Christmas number one albums are those that are at the top of the UK Albums Chart on Christmas Day. Typically, this will refer to the album that was announced as number one on the Sunday before 25 December—when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday itself, the official number one is considered by the OCC to be the one announced on that day's chart. During the 2000s, the following albums were Christmas number ones.
|Year||Artist||Album||Record label||Weeks at
|2001||Robbie Williams||Swing When You're Winning||Chrysalis||7|||
|2003||Dido||Life for Rent||Cheeky||10|||
|2004||Robbie Williams||Greatest Hits||Chrysalis||4|||
|2005||Eminem||Curtain Call: The Hits||Interscope||5|||
|2006||Take That||Beautiful World||Polydor||8|||
|2008||Take That||The Circus||Polydor||5|||
|2009||Susan Boyle||I Dreamed a Dream||Syco||4|||
- List of UK Album Downloads Chart number ones of the 2000s
- List of UK Compilation Chart number ones of the 2000s
- The artist, album, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the OCC.
- The record labels are those given by the OCC.
- The certifications are those given by the British Phonographic Industry as of 06 February 2019.
- Island Records requested to the OCC that the deluxe edition of Back to Black be counted as an entirely separate album from the original.
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- "Rules For Chart Eligibility – Albums" (PDF). London: Official Charts Company. January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart". London: BBC Radio 1. 2011. Archived from the original on 3 July 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- "The top 20 fastest-selling albums". Hook, Hart: Virgin Media. 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
... the album spent 10 weeks at the top of the UK charts ...
- "Ward stays on top for fourth week". Music Week. London. 12 January 2006. ISSN 0265-1548. OCLC 60620772. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
... Back To Bedlam has now spent 10 weeks at number one in total ...
- "James Blunt records the biggest selling album of decade". London: BBC News. 29 December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 November 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Jones, Alan (30 June 2008). "Coldplay make it third week at one". Music Week. London. ISSN 0265-1548. OCLC 60620772. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
... Ahead of them are Robbie Williams, with 23 weeks at number one ...
- O'Doherty, Lucy (6 November 2005). "Coldplay come second". London: BBC 6 Music. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Polydor Artists & Bands". Polydor Records. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- "Columbia Records | Artists". Columbia Records. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- Howard, Amy (20 June 2010). "Oasis Score 900th Number 1 for Official Albums Chart". London: Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
... 700th Magic And Medicine Coral Aug 2003 ...
- "Jones scores UK's 800th top album". London: BBC News. 4 February 2007. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Kumi, Alex (30 January 2006). "Arctic Monkeys make UK chart history". The Guardian. London. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Wilkes, Neil (2 August 2004). "Will Young 'in row over pay'". Digital Spy. London. Archived from the original on 16 April 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- Jones, Rhian Angharad (19 February 2010). "Cheryl Cole's Audi R8 for sale". London: Auto Trader. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- "Charlotte Church tops young music rich list". London: BBC News. 23 April 2010. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
... Lewis, who has had two number one albums since winning X Factor in 2006 ...
- "Singer Lewis grabs record debut". London: BBC News. 19 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2000". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2006". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2007". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2001". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2002". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2003". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2004". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2005". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2008". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "All the Number One Albums: 2009". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "Artist Chart History". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- "Certified Awards Search". London: British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- Masterton, James (31 July 2011). "Week Ending August 6th 2011". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
... That last week at Number One was actually achieved by the extended Special Edition of the album which her label at the time requested had its own chart run separate from the original version ...
- "Get Into The Festive Spirit With Music". Easier. 20 December 2006. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 30th December 2000". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 29th December 2001". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 28th December 2002". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 27th December 2003". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 25th December 2004". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 31st December 2005". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 30th December 2006". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 29th December 2007". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 27th December 2008". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive: 26th December 2009". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- Official UK Albums Top 100 at the Official Charts Company
- The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart at BBC Radio 1