This is a partial list of number-one albums in the United States by year from the Billboard 200 albums chart. Each chart is on a week-ending format.
Billboard magazine began publishing an album chart on March 24, 1945. The chart expanded to 200 positions on the week ending May 13, 1967, and adopted its current name on March 14, 1992. Since May 25, 1991, the Billboard 200's positions have been derived from Nielsen SoundScan sales data, currently contributed by approximately 14,000 music retailers.