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International One Hit Albums

To qualify as a "One Hit Album" act they must have just a single hit album in as many charts as possible. Of course a second hit album anywhere in the world would disqualify them. This time we've not excluded recent albums, so some acts here might be close to releasing a second album. A simple summing of album scores would just tell us in which years we have lots of source chart information, so the scores are adjusted (in the same way as they are for the greatest songs list) to take into account the total number of input chart entries in each year. Here is the list of the 100 most widely internationally successful one hit albums.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Celine Dion & James Horner Titanic 1998 UK 1 - Jan 1998 (48 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1997 (73 weeks) (16 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1998, US num 1 for 16 weeks - Jan 1998, Canada 1 for 11 weeks - 1998, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1998, Germany 1 - Jan 1998 (22 weeks), Europe num 1 for 12 weeks - Feb 1998, Austria 1 - Feb 1998 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1998 (32 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1998 (23 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1998 (23 weeks), Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1998, New Zealand 1 for 6 - Feb 1998, US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2000), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Apr 1998), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1998), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1998), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 1998, US BB 5 of 1998, Taiwan 5 of all time (claimed sales 1,100,000), Japan 10 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.41), Worldwide 14 - 22 M, Internet 16 - 29 M claimed (1997), France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1998 (peak 1, 52 weeks), Italy 18 of 1998, Defin200 103 (1997), Billboard200 163
2 Four Non Blondes Bigger, Better, Faster, More! 1993 Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Sep 1993, Germany 1 - Aug 1993 (20 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1993, Austria 1 - Aug 1993 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1993 (32 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1993 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 1993 (15 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1993), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 4 - Jul 1993 (18 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1993), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Billboard 13 - Apr 1993 (59 weeks), Italy 21 of 1993, Australia (ARIA) 48 of 1993, US BB 63 of 1993, France (InfoDisc) 83 of 1993 (peak 8, 9 weeks)
3 Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson A Star Is Born 1977 UK 1 - Apr 1977 (54 weeks), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1977, US 70s 1 - Jan 1977 (5 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1977, New Zealand 1 for 9 - May 1977, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1977), US 3 of 1977, US BB 3 of 1977, Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US CashBox 7 of 1977, Norway 10 - May 1977 (8 weeks), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1977 (peak 3), Sweden 22 - Aug 1977 (10 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 47 of 1977 (peak 6, 30 weeks), Italy 55 of 1977, Global 164 - 6 M claimed, Defin200 186 (1976), Xgau rating D+ (1977)
4 Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony S&M 1999 Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1999, Germany 1 - Dec 1999 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1999 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1999 (20 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1999, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2003), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Switzerland 4 - Dec 1999 (23 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 2000), Austria 5 - Dec 1999 (6 months), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), UK 33 - Dec 1999 (1 week), US BB 41 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 42 of 1999, RYM 143 of 1999
5 Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady 1956 UK 1 - May 1958 (156 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1957, US 1 of 1957, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1956, US BB 1 of 1956, Library of Congress artifact added 2007 (1956), Germany 1 for 96 weeks - Jul 1962, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1956), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1987), Acclaimed 2391 (1956), RYM 25 of 1956
6 Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969 UK 1 - Sep 1969 (10 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 1969 (45 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1969, Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1969, Norway 1 - Sep 1969 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1993), US BB 17 of 1969, Australia (Kent) 18 of 1969 (peak 2), US CashBox 25 of 1969, D.Marsh 33 of 1969, Italy 46 of 1970, WTMD 260, WXPN 284 (1969), Acclaimed 995 (1969), RYM 78 of 1969, AVrev 85
7 Eric Clapton & BB King Riding With The King 2000 Norway 1 - Jun 2000 (20 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Germany 2 - Jun 2000 (12 weeks), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2000), Switzerland 3 - Jun 2000 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 2000), France Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2000), Austria 5 - Jun 2000 (4 months), Sweden 8 - Jun 2000 (16 weeks), UK 15 - Jun 2000 (15 weeks), US BB 24 of 2000, Italy 31 of 2000, Billboard 67 - Dec 2000 (18 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 67 of 2000, France (InfoDisc) 96 of 2000 (peak 11, 19 weeks), WTMD 870, RYM 171 of 2000
8 Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick The Woman In Red 1984 Norway 1 - Sep 1984 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1984 (21 weeks), UK 2 - Sep 1984 (19 weeks), Austria 2 - Nov 1984 (6 months), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1984 (23 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1985), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), Germany 3 - Oct 1984 (13 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Italy 5 of 1984, US BB 21 of 1984, US CashBox 27 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 68 of 1984 (peak 5, 6 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1984)
9 George Harrison & Various Artists The Concert For Bangla Desh 1972 UK 1 - Jan 1972 (13 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1972 (18 weeks), Dutch 70s 1 - Jan 1972 (24 weeks), Grammy in 1972, US 70s 2 - Jan 1972 (3 months), Australia Goset 3 - Mar 1972 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1972), US CashBox 7 of 1972, US BB 18 of 1972, Italy 24 of 1972, WXPN 799 (1991), Acclaimed 2080 (1971), RYM 71 of 1971, Xgau rating B- (1971)
10 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand 2007 Norway 1 - Nov 2007 (30 weeks), Grammy in 2008, UK 2 - Nov 2007 (60 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 2007 (29 weeks), Mercury prize 2008 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2008), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2008), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Apr 2008), Acclaim Year 29 of 2007, Switzerland 32 - Nov 2007 (17 weeks), US BB 41 of 2007, Radio Caroline 263 (2007), WTMD 421, RYM 67 of 2007
11 Sting & The Police The Very Best Of Sting & The Police 1997 UK 1 - Nov 1997 (39 weeks), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), Austria 4 - Dec 1997 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 2005), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Switzerland 17 - Nov 1997 (16 weeks), Sweden 26 - Dec 1997 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1997 (peak 1, 27 weeks), Billboard 46 - Oct 2002 (7 weeks), Italy 50 of 1997, Australia (ARIA) 78 of 1997
12 Johnny Hates Jazz Turn Back The Clock 1988 UK 1 - Jan 1988 (39 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1988 (14 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1989), Switzerland 4 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1988), Germany 5 - Feb 1988 (15 weeks), Austria 20 - Feb 1988 (2 months), Billboard 56 - Apr 1988 (24 weeks)
13 St Germain Tourist 2000 France 3 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2007), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Apr 2001), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 2002), Holland free40 7 of 2000, France (InfoDisc) 7 of 2000 (peak 5, 105 weeks), Norway 9 - Feb 2001 (16 weeks), Austria 30 - Jun 2000 (4 months), Italy 35 of 2000, Switzerland 37 - Aug 2000 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 68 of 2001, WXPN 742 (2000), Acclaimed 2392 (2000)
14 Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris All the Roadrunning 2006 Switzerland 1 - May 2006 (18 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 2006 (21 weeks), Sweden 2 - May 2006 (11 weeks), Germany 3 - May 2006 (5 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 2006), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2006), UK 8 - May 2006 (8 weeks), Billboard 17 - May 2006 (20 weeks), Austria 19 - May 2006 (1 month), Italy 61 of 2006
15 Notting Hillbillies Missing... Presumed Having A Good Time 1990 UK 2 - Mar 1990 (14 weeks), Norway 2 - Mar 1990 (13 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Apr 1990 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1990), Germany 6 - Apr 1990 (8 weeks), Austria 6 - Apr 1990 (3 months), Sweden 8 - Mar 1990 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1990 (peak 4, 46 weeks), Italy 19 of 1990, Australia (ARIA) 46 of 1990, Billboard 52 - Mar 1990 (13 weeks)
16 Fool's Garden Dish Of The Day 1996 Germany 1 for 1 week - Mar 1996, Germany 1 - Feb 1996 (20 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Switzerland 3 - Feb 1996 (32 weeks), Austria 7 - Mar 1996 (5 months), Norway 19 - Jun 1996 (10 weeks), Sweden 22 - May 1996 (9 weeks), Italy 33 of 1996, France (InfoDisc) 89 of 1996 (peak 17, 12 weeks)
17 Eric Clapton & J J Cale The Road To Escondido 2006 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jan 2007, Germany 2 - Nov 2006 (4 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 2006 (12 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 2006 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 2007), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2006), Austria 6 - Dec 2006 (3 months), Switzerland 7 - Nov 2006 (16 weeks), UK 50 - Nov 2006 (1 week)
18 Graeme Revell The Crow 1994 US num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1994, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1997), Germany 6 - Aug 1994 (7 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Sep 1994 (8 weeks), Austria 15 - Sep 1994 (2 months), US CashBox 27 of 1994, US BB 30 of 1994, Italy 70 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 93 of 1994 (peak 17, 8 weeks)
19 Snow 12 Inches Of Snow 1993 Juno Award in 1994 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1993), Billboard 5 - Feb 1993 (38 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), Germany 5 - May 1993 (10 weeks), Norway 9 - May 1993 (6 weeks), Switzerland 10 - May 1993 (13 weeks), Austria 14 - May 1993 (4 months), Sweden 20 - Apr 1993 (10 weeks), US BB 25 of 1993, US CashBox 31 of 1993, UK 41 - Apr 1993 (4 weeks)
20 Charles & Eddie Duophonic 1993 Austria 4 - Feb 1993 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1992), France Gold (certified by SNEP Mar 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1995), Switzerland 5 - Jan 1993 (16 weeks), Germany 6 - Jan 1993 (9 weeks), UK 19 - Dec 1992 (15 weeks), Norway 20 - Feb 1993 (2 weeks), Sweden 26 - Jan 1993 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 65 of 1993 (peak 21, 13 weeks), Billboard 153 - Oct 1992 (5 weeks)
21 Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Tim Rice Chess 1984 Sweden 1 - Nov 1984 (23 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jan 1985 (16 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 1984 (30 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Germany 6 - Dec 1984 (17 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 1984 (16 weeks), Austria 21 - Feb 1985 (2 months), Billboard 47 - Mar 1985 (20 weeks)
22 Celine Dion & Anne Geddes Miracle 2004 Canada 1 for 1 week - 2004, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2005), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2004), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 2004), UK 5 - Oct 2004 (5 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Oct 2004 (5 weeks), Sweden 30 - Oct 2004 (2 weeks), US BB 67 of 2004
23 The Good, the Bad & the Queen The Good, The Bad & The Queen 2007 UK 2 - Feb 2007 (5 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 2007), Switzerland 7 - Feb 2007 (8 weeks), Germany 8 - Feb 2007 (1 week), Norway 12 - Feb 2007 (2 weeks), Acclaim Year 19 of 2007, Austria 38 - Feb 2007 (1 month), Billboard 49 - Feb 2007 (7 weeks), NME 51 of 2000-09, Holland free40 90 of 2007
24 Bill Whelan Riverdance - Music From The Show 1996 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2000), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1997), Norway 3 - Jan 1998 (13 weeks), Sweden 4 - Feb 1998 (18 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 16 of 1996, Austria 23 - Dec 1998 (1 month), Switzerland 23 - Jan 1999 (4 weeks), UK 31 - Mar 1995 (38 weeks), Billboard 48 - Mar 1996 (27 weeks)
25 Eamon I Don't Want You Back 2004 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2004), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 2004), UK 6 - Apr 2004 (9 weeks), Billboard 7 - Mar 2004 (16 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Germany 13 - May 2004 (2 weeks), Switzerland 17 - May 2004 (7 weeks), Austria 25 - May 2004 (2 months), Sweden 30 - Apr 2004 (1 week), US BB 47 of 2004, Italy 81 of 2004
26 The Propellerheads Decksanddrumsandrockandroll 1998 Mercury prize 1998 (Nominated), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1998), UK 6 - Feb 1998 (13 weeks), Melody Maker 20 of 1998, Austria 23 - Apr 1998 (2 months), Switzerland 29 - Feb 1998 (6 weeks), Norway 30 - Feb 1998 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 92 of 1998 (peak 20, 14 weeks), Billboard 100 - Apr 1998 (10 weeks), Acclaimed 2859 (1998)
27 Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory 1996 Billboard 1 - Nov 1996 (63 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1996, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1999), US BB 15 of 1996, Sweden 28 - Nov 1996 (2 weeks), UK 53 - Nov 1996 (1 week), RYM 60 of 1996
28 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne 2011 US num 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 2011, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2011, Germany 2 - Aug 2011 (2 weeks), UK 3 - Aug 2011 (11 weeks), Acclaim Year 20 of 2011, Australia (ARIA) 48 of 2011
29 Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music 1952 Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1952), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1952), BEA 1 of 1952, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2005), Rolling Stone 276
30 Power Station The Power Station 1985 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1985), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1985), Billboard 6 - Apr 1985 (31 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), UK 12 - Apr 1985 (23 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), US BB 17 of 1985, US CashBox 18 of 1985, Sweden 38 - May 1985 (2 weeks), Holland free40 43 of 1985, Xgau rating C+ (1985)
31 Santana & John McLaughlin Love, Devotion, Surrender 1973 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1973), Austria 6 - Aug 1973 (3 months), Australia Goset 6 - Aug 1973 (7 weeks), UK 7 - Jul 1973 (9 weeks), Billboard 14 - Jul 1973 (24 weeks), Norway 19 - Aug 1973 (1 week), Italy 29 of 1973, US BB 73 of 1973, US CashBox 95 of 1973, RYM 64 of 1973, Xgau rating B- (1973)
32 Santana & Buddy Miles Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live 1972 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Australia Goset 7 - Oct 1972 (8 weeks), Billboard 8 - Jul 1972 (33 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 9 - Sep 1972 (1 month), Dutch 70s 9 - Jul 1972 (10 weeks), UK 29 - Aug 1972 (4 weeks), Italy 30 of 1972, US BB 37 of 1972, US CashBox 46 of 1972, RYM 153 of 1972
33 Sohne Mannheims & Xavier Naidoo Wettsingen in Schwetzingen 2008 Germany 1 for 1 week - Oct 2008, Germany 1 - Oct 2008 (16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 2008 (21 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 2008 (4 months)
34 Sonique Hear My Cry 2000 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2000), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), UK 6 - Jun 2000 (37 weeks), Austria 9 - Aug 2000 (2 months), Sweden 10 - Sep 2000 (8 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Jul 2000 (18 weeks), Norway 12 - Jul 2000 (13 weeks), Billboard 67 - Mar 2000 (26 weeks)
35 Eric Clapton & Cream The Cream Of Clapton 1994 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1991), UK 3 - Sep 1987 (109 weeks), Sweden 3 - Apr 1994 (17 weeks), Norway 4 - Apr 1994 (9 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995)
36 Mario Winans Hurt No More 2004 Billboard 2 - May 2004 (17 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 2004), UK 3 - May 2004 (20 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 2004), Germany 6 - May 2004 (1 week), Switzerland 13 - May 2004 (10 weeks), US BB 42 of 2004
37 Limahl Don't Suppose 1984 Norway 1 - Nov 1984 (18 weeks), Sweden 5 - Nov 1984 (17 weeks), Germany 6 - Oct 1984 (7 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Oct 1984 (8 weeks), Austria 10 - Nov 1984 (4 months), Billboard 41 - Apr 1985 (16 weeks), UK 63 - Dec 1984 (3 weeks)
38 Ten Sharp Under The Water-Line 1992 Norway 4 - Jan 1992 (14 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1992), Switzerland 5 - Jan 1992 (22 weeks), Sweden 6 - Feb 1992 (14 weeks), Germany 7 - Feb 1992 (12 weeks), Austria 9 - Feb 1992 (4 months), UK 46 - May 1992 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 57 of 1992 (peak 9, 14 weeks)
39 Overground It's Done! 2003 Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 2003, Germany 1 - Dec 2003 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2003 (8 weeks), Austria 13 - Dec 2003 (1 month)
40 3T Brotherhood 1996 France Platinum (certified by SNEP May 1997), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1996), UK 11 - Feb 1996 (15 weeks), Norway 23 - May 1996 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 23 of 1996 (peak 2, 34 weeks), Switzerland 25 - Feb 1996 (11 weeks), Sweden 25 - Apr 1996 (2 weeks), Billboard 127 - Jan 1996 (15 weeks)
41 George Michael & Queen & Lisa Stansfield Five Live 1993 Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Austria 5 - Jun 1993 (5 months), Switzerland 6 - May 1993 (18 weeks), Germany 8 - May 1993 (11 weeks), Norway 19 - May 1993 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1993 (peak 12, 25 weeks), Italy 44 of 1993, Billboard 46 - May 1993 (15 weeks)
42 Hans Zimmer & Lise Gerrard Gladiator 2000 Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Apr 2003), UK 17 - May 2000 (27 weeks), Austria 19 - Jun 2000 (3 months), Switzerland 38 - Jun 2000 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 40 of 2000 (peak 14, 43 weeks), RYM 52 of 2000
43 Lionel Bart Oliver 1963 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1962), UK 4 - Sep 1960 (94 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1966), US BB 11 of 1963, US CashBox 17 of 1963, Australia (Kent) 17 of 1966 (peak 7)
44 Andrea Jurgens Weihnachten mit Andrea Jurgens 1980 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1980, Germany 1 - Dec 1979 (7 weeks), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1981), Austria 19 - Jan 1980 (1 month)
45 Diana Krall & The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Christmas Songs 2005 Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2005), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 2006), Sweden 15 - Nov 2005 (6 weeks), Norway 16 - Nov 2005 (5 weeks), Billboard 17 - Nov 2005 (10 weeks), Austria 27 - Dec 2005 (1 month), Switzerland 28 - Jan 2006 (2 weeks)
46 Udo Jurgens & das Osterreichische Fuossball Nationalteam Buenos dias Argentina 1978 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - May 1978, Germany 1 - May 1978 (5 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), Austria 5 - May 1978 (4 months)
47 Lionel Richie & The Commodores The Definitive Collection 2003 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2004), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Norway 4 - Jul 2005 (13 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 2003 (44 weeks), Sweden 31 - Sep 2004 (2 weeks)
48 Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe 1989 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1989), UK 14 - Jul 1989 (6 weeks), Norway 18 - Jul 1989 (1 week), Sweden 21 - Jul 1989 (4 weeks), Switzerland 24 - Jul 1989 (3 weeks), Billboard 30 - Jul 1989 (16 weeks), Italy 75 of 1989, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1989)
49 Scatman John Scatman's World 1995 Switzerland 4 - Jul 1995 (16 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Germany 6 - Aug 1995 (9 weeks), Norway 6 - Jul 1995 (6 weeks), Japan 9 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.56), Austria 28 - Jul 1995 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 63 of 1995 (peak 13, 15 weeks)
50 Sydne Rome Aerobic - Fitness Dancing 1983 Germany 1 for 1 week - Apr 1983, Germany 1 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Austria 5 - Mar 1983 (3 months)
51 Vaughan Brothers Family Style 1990 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1990), Billboard 7 - Oct 1990 (38 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Norway 16 - Oct 1990 (3 weeks), Sweden 20 - Oct 1990 (4 weeks), Switzerland 24 - Oct 1990 (4 weeks), US BB 34 of 1990, UK 63 - Oct 1990 (1 week), RYM 152 of 1990
52 Beginner Blast Action Heroes 2003 Germany 1 for 1 week - Sep 2003, Germany 1 - Sep 2003 (3 weeks), Austria 3 - Sep 2003 (1 month), Switzerland 13 - Sep 2003 (3 weeks)
53 Lou Reed & John Cale Songs For Drella 1990 Melody Maker 3 of 1990, France Best 6 of 1990, Holland free40 13 of 1990, Switzerland 18 - May 1990 (7 weeks), UK 22 - May 1990 (5 weeks), Billboard 103 - May 1990 (8 weeks), Acclaimed 1194 (1990), RYM 65 of 1990
54 Placido Domingo & Diana Ross & Jose Carreras Christmas In Vienna 1993 Norway 4 - Dec 1993 (9 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Switzerland 7 - Jan 1994 (2 weeks), Germany 13 - Dec 1993 (4 weeks), Austria 13 - Jan 1994 (1 month), Sweden 14 - Dec 1993 (6 weeks), UK 71 - Dec 1993 (2 weeks)
55 The Postal Service Give Up 2003 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2005), BEA 4 of 2003, Holland free40 34 of 2003, Billboard 45 - Mar 2004 (39 weeks), WXPN 522 (2003), WTMD 821, Acclaimed 1155 (2003), RYM 94 of 2003, KEXP 30
56 Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama There Will Be A Light 2004 France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 2005), Switzerland 3 - Oct 2004 (6 weeks), Austria 37 - Oct 2004 (1 month), Italy 59 of 2004, Australia (ARIA) 79 of 2004, France (InfoDisc) 79 of 2004 (peak 1, 39 weeks), Billboard 81 - Oct 2004 (6 weeks)
57 Neville Marriner Amadeus 1984 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1996), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Switzerland 7 - Mar 1985 (14 weeks), Sweden 10 - Nov 1984 (31 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 52 of 1984 (peak 10, 15 weeks), UK 64 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), RYM 40 of 1984
58 Bob & Doug McKenzie Great White North 1982 Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1981, Juno Award in 1982 (Nominated), Billboard 8 - Jan 1982 (21 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US BB 41 of 1982, US CashBox 52 of 1982, RYM 156 of 1981
59 Nu Pagadi Your Dark Side 2005 Germany 1 for 1 week - Feb 2005, Germany 1 - Jan 2005 (3 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Jan 2005 (5 weeks), Austria 13 - Jan 2005 (2 months)
60 Mel & Kim Flm (fun, Love & Money) 1987 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1987), UK 3 - Apr 1987 (25 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1987 (9 weeks), Norway 7 - May 1987 (10 weeks), Australia (Kent) 15 of 1987 (peak 2), Sweden 20 - May 1987 (10 weeks)
61 Bryan Adams & Hans Zimmer Spirit - Stallion Of The Cimarron 2002 Austria 6 - Jul 2002 (3 months), Switzerland 6 - May 2002 (20 weeks), Germany 7 - Jul 2002 (8 weeks), UK 8 - Jul 2002 (3 weeks), Norway 19 - Jul 2002 (5 weeks), Sweden 24 - Sep 2002 (3 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 2002)
62 Tobias Regner Straight 2006 Germany 1 for 1 week - Jun 2006, Germany 1 - May 2006 (3 weeks), Austria 10 - May 2006 (1 month), Switzerland 14 - May 2006 (9 weeks)
63 50 Cent & G-Unit Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 2005 Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2005), UK 18 - Nov 2005 (15 weeks), Austria 39 - Jan 2006 (1 month), US BB 42 of 2005, Switzerland 44 - Jan 2006 (12 weeks)
64 Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead Dylan & The Dead 1989 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1989), Norway 16 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), Switzerland 29 - Mar 1989 (2 weeks), Sweden 33 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), Billboard 37 - Feb 1989 (11 weeks), UK 38 - Feb 1989 (3 weeks), Italy 76 of 1989, Xgau rating C- (1989)
65 Diana King Tougher Than Love 1995 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), Norway 6 - Jun 1995 (15 weeks), Austria 28 - Aug 1995 (2 months), Switzerland 29 - Aug 1995 (9 weeks), Sweden 40 - Aug 1995 (1 week), UK 50 - Aug 1995 (2 weeks), Billboard 179 - Aug 1995 (4 weeks)
66 Rockpile Seconds Of Pleasure 1980 Sweden 8 - Oct 1980 (11 weeks), Billboard 27 - Nov 1980 (19 weeks), D.Marsh 29 of 1980, UK 34 - Oct 1980 (5 weeks), WTMD 197, WXPN 739 (1980), Acclaimed 2064 (1980), RYM 59 of 1980, Xgau rating A- (1980)
67 The LAs The LAs 1990 BEA 10 of 1990, Melody Maker 13 of 1990, UK 30 - Oct 1990 (23 weeks), Billboard 196 - Jul 1991 (1 week), WTMD 450, Acclaimed 489 (1990), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1990), RYM 31 of 1990, KEXP 443
68 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 1981 Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1981), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1995), UK 26 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1981, US BB 49 of 1981
69 Damian Marley Welcome To Jamrock 2005 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2006), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 2006), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Feb 2007), Billboard 7 - Oct 2005 (34 weeks) (1 week in top 10), UK 34 - Sep 2005 (10 weeks), US BB 138 of 2005
70 Bruce Willis The Return Of Bruno 1987 UK 4 - Apr 1987 (28 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1987), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1987), Billboard 14 - Feb 1987 (29 weeks), Sweden 36 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), US BB 42 of 1987
71 Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 1981 BEA 5 of 1981, Melody Maker 9 of 1981, UK 29 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), Billboard 44 - Mar 1981 (13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1981 (peak 3, 22 weeks), Acclaimed 327 (1981), RYM 32 of 1981, KEXP 264, Xgau rating C+ (1981)
72 Gotye Making Mirrors 2011 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Aug 2011, Germany 3 - Dec 2011 (8 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 2011, Billboard 6 - Jan 2012 (46 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10)
73 Michael Schanze & die Fussb.-Nationalm. Ole Espana 1982 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - May 1982, Germany 1 - Apr 1982 (17 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982)
74 Shola Ama Much Love 1997 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1997), France Gold (certified by SNEP Feb 1998), UK 6 - Sep 1997 (32 weeks), Switzerland 35 - Sep 1997 (3 weeks), Italy 48 of 1997, France (InfoDisc) 70 of 1997 (peak 21, 18 weeks)
75 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway 1972 US 70s 3 - Jun 1972 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1980), Billboard 25 - Mar 1980 (24 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1972, US BB 29 of 1972, UK 31 - Jun 1980 (7 weeks)
76 Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Hoodoo Man Blues 1965 Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1965), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1966), Acclaimed 771 (1965), RYM 7 of 1966
77 Ronan Hardiman Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance 1997 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1997), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), Austria 8 - May 1998 (4 months), Sweden 23 - Apr 1998 (6 weeks), UK 37 - Nov 1996 (8 weeks), Billboard 116 - Mar 1997 (11 weeks)
78 Babylon Zoo The Boy With X-Ray Eyes 1996 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1996), UK 6 - Feb 1996 (5 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Feb 1996 (8 weeks), Sweden 19 - Feb 1996 (3 weeks), Norway 20 - Feb 1996 (4 weeks), Austria 23 - Mar 1996 (2 months)
79 Wheatus Wheatus 2001 UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 2001), UK 7 - Mar 2001 (22 weeks), Austria 8 - Apr 2001 (4 months), Germany 13 - Apr 2001 (8 weeks), Switzerland 22 - Apr 2001 (8 weeks), Billboard 76 - Sep 2000 (9 weeks)
80 Finn Brothers Everyone Is Here 2004 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 2004, UK 8 - Sep 2004 (4 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 72 of 2004, Billboard 139 - Sep 2004 (1 week), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 2004)
81 Yazz & The Plastic Population Wanted 1988 UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1989), UK 3 - Nov 1988 (32 weeks), Sweden 8 - Nov 1988 (16 weeks), Switzerland 19 - Dec 1988 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1989 (peak 16, 16 weeks)
82 Anton & DJ Otzi Das Album 2000 Austria 1 - Apr 2000 (9 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2000), Switzerland 5 - Apr 2000 (14 weeks), Germany 7 - May 2000 (4 weeks)
83 Alice DeeJay Who Needs Guitars Anyway? 2000 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2000), UK 8 - Jul 2000 (11 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Jun 2000 (5 weeks), Norway 14 - Apr 2000 (18 weeks), Sweden 24 - May 2000 (11 weeks), Billboard 76 - Apr 2000 (26 weeks)
84 Paris Hilton Paris 2006 Billboard 6 - Sep 2006 (6 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Sweden 6 - Aug 2006 (2 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Sep 2006 (5 weeks), Austria 18 - Sep 2006 (1 month), UK 29 - Sep 2006 (1 week), US BB 142 of 2006
85 Bardot Bardot 2000 Australia num 1 for 1 week - May 2000, New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 2000, Australia (ARIA) 20 of 2000
86 Harrison Craig More Than A Dream 2013 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jul 2013, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 2013, Australia (ARIA) 22 of 2013
87 Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Cheek To Cheek 2014 Billboard 1 - Oct 2014 (30 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 2014, Australia (ARIA) 62 of 2014
88 Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden 2009 Germany 8 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Billboard 14 - Jun 2009 (11 weeks), Norway 31 - May 2009 (1 week), Switzerland 33 - Jun 2009 (7 weeks), Austria 34 - Jun 2009 (1 month), UK 40 - May 2009 (2 weeks), RYM 45 of 2009
89 Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat 1988 Norway 15 - Jul 1988 (3 weeks), UK 18 - Jul 1988 (7 weeks), Sweden 26 - Jun 1988 (7 weeks), Switzerland 27 - Jul 1988 (1 week), Billboard 102 - Jul 1988 (12 weeks), Acclaimed 1450 (1988), RYM 86 of 1988, Xgau rating C+ (1988)
90 James Cleveland & The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still 1962 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1962), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1962), Acclaimed 2002 (1962)
91 Tasmin Archer Great Expectations 1992 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1992), UK 8 - Oct 1992 (42 weeks), Austria 26 - Jan 1993 (2 months), Switzerland 26 - Nov 1992 (16 weeks), Sweden 38 - Dec 1992 (3 weeks), Billboard 115 - Apr 1993 (10 weeks)
92 Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation Mighty Rearranger 2005 UK 4 - May 2005 (7 weeks), Norway 10 - May 2005 (3 weeks), Sweden 13 - May 2005 (2 weeks), Billboard 22 - May 2005 (6 weeks), Holland free40 91 of 2005, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 2005)
93 Temple of The Dog Temple Of The Dog 1992 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1992), Billboard 5 - Jun 1992 (47 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 30 of 1992, US BB 31 of 1992, Acclaimed 1212 (1990), RYM 28 of 1991, KEXP 550
94 Remy Shand The way I feel 2002 Canada 1 for 1 week - 2002, Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2002), Billboard 39 - Mar 2002 (21 weeks), Italy 68 of 2002
95 Little Village Little Village 1992 Norway 5 - Mar 1992 (6 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Mar 1992 (6 weeks), Sweden 16 - Mar 1992 (6 weeks), Holland free40 21 of 1992, UK 23 - Feb 1992 (4 weeks), Billboard 66 - Mar 1992 (12 weeks)
96 Emma Shapplin Carmine meo 1997 France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 1998), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Norway 17 - Oct 1999 (5 weeks), Sweden 24 - Feb 1999 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 34 of 1997 (peak 9, 34 weeks)
97 Jimmy Somerville & Bronski Beat The Singles Collection 1984-1990 1991 UK 4 - Nov 1990 (26 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1991 (27 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Dec 1990 (26 weeks), Austria 10 - Feb 1991 (3 months), Italy 49 of 1991
98 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City 1985 Sweden 13 - Nov 1985 (10 weeks), Norway 16 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Dec 1985 (7 weeks), Austria 30 - Feb 1986 (1 month), Billboard 31 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), Acclaimed 2422 (1985), Xgau rating A- (1985)
99 Slash's Snakepit It's Five O'Clock Somewhere 1995 Sweden 11 - Feb 1995 (3 weeks), UK 15 - Feb 1995 (4 weeks), Austria 15 - Mar 1995 (2 months), Switzerland 15 - Feb 1995 (7 weeks), Norway 27 - Feb 1995 (1 week), Billboard 70 - Mar 1995 (6 weeks)
100 Justin Hayward & John Lodge Blue Jays 1975 UK 4 - Mar 1975 (18 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), Billboard 16 - Mar 1975 (23 weeks), Norway 16 - May 1975 (4 weeks), US CashBox 81 of 1975, RYM 122 of 1975
;

It seems there are four main categories of act that qualify:

  • Acts specially created for a single album, for example "USA For Africa"
  • Duets or trios of otherwise successful acts that came together for an album, for example Celine Dion & James Horner. These are often related to a particular film, musical show or special concert
  • Combinations of related acts that have been brought together for a greatest hits type album, such as Sting & The Police.
  • True "One hit Wonders" that recorded just a single success, such as "Four Non Blondes".

This analysis was done with data version 2.6.001

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5 Oct 2016

#42 - Hans Zimmer & Lise Gerrard - Gladiator

This also made the Billboard charts - #66 - 24 weeks. Listed under 'Movie Soundtracks'.

Data fixed, thanks


28 Feb 2016

#10 - Marvin Hamlisch

He should be removed from this list as he has (2) charted albums.

You are correct. But this list is based on the 1.8 data, when a new version is generated the entries will be fixed.