List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2002

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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] 25 acts achieved number one albums during this year with artist such as Nelly and Shania Twain who had their albums debut at number one on the chart. Rapper Eminem's The Eminem Show is the best selling album of 2002 selling over approximately 7.6 million copies by the end of the year. It is also the longest running album of 2002 spending six non-consecutive weeks the chart and was known for its first full week of sales debut of 1.322 million copies which Nielsen SoundScan scanned as the sixth largest sales of all time in its first week. Its debut of 1.322 million copies has still not been matched by any album today since except for Taylor Swift's album 1989, which opened with first week sales of 1.279 million copies. The band Creed continued its eight week long run on the chart but is credited as the longest running album 2001. Jennifer Lopez earned her second number one album on the charts with J to tha L-O!: The Remixes, which became the highest first week sales of a remix album at the time. R&B artist Ashanti earned her first number one album with her self-titled debut album Ashanti, which opened up with first week sales of 503,000 copies in its first week alone. Puff Daddy earned his first number one album since No Way Out back in 1997. Rapper Jay-Z earned his fifth chart topper with The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, which opened up with first week sales of 545,000 copies alone. Heavy metal band Disturbed earned its first number one album on the chart with Believe, which opened up with first week sales of 284,000 copies alone. Country music singer Shania Twain's album Up! opened up with a huge first week sales of 857,000 copies in its first week alone, giving her the recognition of the highest first week sales of her career and second highest of the year, only behind Eminem's The Eminem Show and at the time the fastest selling solo female album ever. Nelly's album Nellyville opened up with his highest first week sales of his career which logged on with huge sales of 714,000 copies in its first week alone, which beat his sales of his debut album Country Grammar, which opened up with first week sales of 235,000 copies. Country singer Alan Jackson album Drive gave him his first number one album on the chart and opened up with first week sales of 211,000 copies alone.

Chart history[edit]

Key
Best performing album of 2002 Indicates best performing album of 2002
Issue Date Album Artist(s) Reference(s)
January 5 Weathered Creed [2]
January 12 [3]
January 19 [4]
January 26 [5]
February 2 Drive Alan Jackson [6]
February 9 [7]
February 16 [8]
February 23 J to tha L-O!: The Remixes Jennifer Lopez [9]
March 2 Drive Alan Jackson [10]
March 9 J to tha L-O!: The Remixes Jennifer Lopez [11]
March 16 Under Rug Swept Alanis Morissette [12]
March 23 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack [13]
March 30 [14]
April 6 Now 9 Various Artists [15]
April 13 A New Day Has Come Celine Dion [16]
April 20 Ashanti Ashanti [17]
April 27 [18]
May 4 [19]
May 11 No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems Kenny Chesney [20]
May 18 Hood Rich Big Tymers [21]
May 25 Juslisen Musiq Soulchild [22]
June 1 We Invented the Remix P. Diddy and The Bad Boy Family [23]
June 8 The Eminem Show dagger Eminem [24]
June 15 [25]
June 22 [26]
June 29 [27]
July 6 [28]
July 13 Nellyville Nelly [29]
July 20 [30]
July 27 [31]
August 3 Busted Stuff Dave Matthews Band [32]
August 10 Unleashed Toby Keith [33]
August 17 The Rising Bruce Springsteen [34]
August 24 [35]
August 31 Nellyville Nelly [36]
September 7 The Eminem Show dagger Eminem [37]
September 14 Home Dixie Chicks [38]
September 21 [39]
September 28 [40]
October 5 Believe Disturbed [41]
October 12 ELV1S: 30#1 Hits Elvis Presley [42]
October 19 [43]
October 26 [44]
November 2 Cry Faith Hill [45]
November 9 Shaman Santana [46]
November 16 8 Mile Soundtrack [47]
November 23 [48]
November 30 The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse Jay-Z [49]
December 7 Up! Shania Twain [50]
December 14 [51]
December 21 [52]
December 28 [53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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