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Best Selling Albums Quiz

Name the musical acts who have recorded an album that sold at least 10 million copies in the U.S.
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Year
Album
Musical Act
33 m
1982
Thriller
29 m
1976
Their Greatest Hits
(1971-1975)
23 m
1985
Greatest Hits Volume
I & II
23 m
1971
--- -------- IV
23 m
1979
The Wall
22 m
1980
Back in Black
21 m
1998
Double Live
20 m
1977
Rumours
20 m
1997
Come On Over
19 m
1968
(White Album)
18 m
1987
Appetite for Destruction
17 m
1976
------
17 m
1974
Greatest Hits
17 m
1990
No Fences
17 m
1973
1967–1970
17 m
1992
The Bodyguard
(Soundtrack)
16 m
1995
Jagged Little Pill
16 m
1976
Hotel California
16 m
1994
Cracked Rear View
16 m
1975
Physical Graffiti
16 m
1991
---------
15 m
1977
Saturday Night Fever
(Soundtrack)
15 m
1984
Legend
15 m
1984
Born in the U.S.A.
15 m
1988
Greatest Hits
15 m
1973
The Dark Side of
the Moon
15 m
1999
Supernatural
15 m
1973
1962–1966
14 m
2011
21
14 m
1997
---------- ----
14 m
1999
...Baby One More Time
14 m
1991
Ropin' the Wind
14 m
1977
Bat Out of Hell
14 m
1972
Greatest Hits
13 m
1999
Millennium
13 m
1986
Live/1975–85
13 m
1991
Ten
13 m
1984
Purple Rain
13 m
1978
Greatest Hits 1974–78
13 m
1985
------- ------
12 m
1986
Slippery When Wet
12 m
1994
II
12 m
1987
Hysteria
12 m
1998
Wide Open Spaces
12 m
1995
Pieces of You
12 m
1992
Breathless
12 m
1980
Greatest Hits
12 m
1969
--- -------- II
12 m
1996
Yourself or
Someone Like You
12 m
1985
No Jacket Required
12 m
1995
The Woman in Me
12 m
1994
Forrest Gump
Soundtrack
12 m
1969
Abbey Road
12 m
1972
Hot Rocks 1964–1971
12 m
1993
Greatest Hits
11 m
1980
Greatest Hits
11 m
1996
Falling into You
11 m
1999
Human Clay
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Year
Album
Musical Act
11 m
1982
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
11 m
1976
Greatest Hits
11 m
1998
Devil Without a Cause
11 m
1973
Houses of the Holy
11 m
2000
No Strings Attached
11 m
2003
Speakerboxxx /
The Love Below
11 m
2002
Up!
11 m
1987
Dirty Dancing
Soundtrack
11 m
1997
Titanic
Soundtrack
11 m
2000
1
11 m
1967
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band
11 m
1994
CrazySexyCool
10 m
1996
All Eyez on Me
10 m
1998
Greatest Hits
10 m
2015
25
10 m
1986
Licensed to Ill
10 m
1977
The Stranger
10 m
2000
Oops!... I Did It Again
10 m
1971
Tapestry
10 m
1997
Let's Talk About Love
10 m
1976
Chronicle, Vol. 1
10 m
1983
Pyromania
10 m
1999
Fly
10 m
1976
Best of --- -------
10 m
1970
-----' Christmas Album
10 m
2002
The ------ Show
10 m
2000
The Marshall Mathers LP
10 m
1992
Unplugged
10 m
1989
_____ ______
10 m
1997
Sevens
10 m
1994
The Hits
10 m
1987
Faith
10 m
1994
Dookie
10 m
1990
___ ________ Boxed Set
10 m
2000
Hybrid Theory
10 m
1983
Can't Slow Down
10 m
1984
Like a Virgin
10 m
1990
The Immaculate
Collection
10 m
1995
Daydream
10 m
1993
Music Box
10 m
1987
Bad
10 m
1990
Please ------,
Don't Hurt 'Em
10 m
2000
Country Grammar
10 m
1991
Nevermind
10 m
2002
Come Away with Me
10 m
1995
Tragic Kingdom
10 m
1998
-----
10 m
1967
Greatest Hits
10 m
1994
The Lion King
Soundtrack
10 m
1976
Songs in the Key of Life
10 m
1985
The Best of --- -----
10 m
1997
Life After Death
10 m
1995
Mellon Collie and the
Infinite Sadness
10 m
1987
The Joshua Tree
10 m
2004
Confessions
10 m
1984
1984 (MCMLXXXIV)
10 m
1978
___ _____
10 m
1983
Eliminator
Answer Stats
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level 32
May 18, 2012
fun quiz
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level 44
May 18, 2012
I stopped the timer and tried to complete this quiz with no 'research' other than to peruse my own CD collection. After 2 hours I got 69 and now will forever hate Kid Rock, Patsy Cline and Kenny G
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level 70
Nov 18, 2014
You didn't already?
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level 64
Nov 18, 2014
Who hates Patsy Cline?!
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level 70
Nov 20, 2014
I kinda do. Maybe because my dad loves her and so I got kind of sick of her in my childhood.
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level 70
Nov 20, 2014
but still, Patsy aside, does anyone out there really need any encouragement to hate Kenny G and Kid Rock?
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level 56
Mar 5, 2017
How you gonna lump Patsy Cline in with those two??
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level 58
May 21, 2012
Wow. Two hours? It took me considerably less time to hate Kid Rock and Kenny G.
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level 22
May 21, 2012
this list makes me a little sad. mariah carey?? kenny g? KID ROCK!? seriously?? oh my.
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level 45
Jun 26, 2012
I'm sure I've said it somewhere else but irks me everytime I see the RIAA list of best selling albums... why oh why do they count a double album twice? Many of the double albums which have been credited for twice as many sales as they actually had run shorter than single albums in the current day. Doesn't mean this aint a good quiz of course!
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level 56
Jul 3, 2012
Technically, it shouldn't be --- -------- IV since that's just a nickname for the album. The clue should just be blank (the album is more or less officially untitled). :) White Album is also a nickname; the clue should be --- -------.
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level 15
Dec 27, 2012
I thought crazy teenage girls would get bieber on the list.
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level 47
Jan 3, 2013
Adele's 21 has sold 10 million according to Billboard.
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2014
This has been added
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level 40
Jan 19, 2013
Who the heck is Garth Brooks? Must be country or gospel. Something American-only.
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level 72
Sep 28, 2013
A "modern day" country legend. And you can't really call country music "American Only" as one of it's biggest stars, Kieth Urban, is from Australia.
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level 71
Nov 13, 2013
Might depend on your age Oz. Before I left Aus, in 1996, Garth Brooks was HUGE there (well, in the weird outback places where backpackers go missing he was huge). There was a 60 Minutes story on him and everything. He used to do this thing on stage where he and the guitarist would smash their guitars together. I've hated him on principle ever since...
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level 39
May 19, 2014
Seriously?? I just turned 16 and I love Garth Brooks!
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level 34
Nov 11, 2014
Have no idea who he is myself.
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level 70
Nov 18, 2014
He's pretty big. And before I left the United States I also ignorantly believed that country music was "American only"... but have since found it's pretty popular around the world, too. Not as much as pop or hip hop, but there is a following.
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level 72
Mar 5, 2017
He's done several world tours. A great thing about him is as long as tickets are selling in one location he keeps adding performances until they are all sold out. He once played eleven concerts in one place to satisfy all his fans there. Once my daughter stood last in the autograph line after a spring-training baseball game, and instead of getting his autograph she asked if he would phone her mother who is a big fan. I answered the phone and knew immediately who it was. He was super nice, and we had a nice, short chat. He is all about the fans, and deserved his many wins for Entertainer of the Year. Watch some of his performances on Youtube. My favorites are The Dance, and Unanswered Prayers.
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level 49
May 10, 2013
I tried Boys to Men and it didn't take it. I put in Boys 2 Men and it did. I know they were kind of pretentious about how they spelled their name and all, but...
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2014
My bad. Boys to Men will work now.
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level 37
Aug 9, 2013
41/70 fun quiz, but tough!
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level 71
Nov 13, 2013
It's a sad world in which Shania Twain records sell more than Rumours and where David Bowie doesn't even make the cut.
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level 42
May 31, 2014
Kind of shocked not to see Frampton or Bruce Springsteen on this list :(
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Oct 10, 2014
Springsteen is!
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level 76
Nov 3, 2014
Wow. Did better than I thought I would with 42% but I can't believe I missed Elvis!
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level 35
Nov 18, 2014
dark side of the moon has sold much more records than the wall...
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level 35
Nov 18, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2014
The RIAA counts double albums as double, which explains the discrepancy.
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level 50
Nov 18, 2014
Nobody buys albums anymore? I buy tons of the things.
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level 70
Nov 18, 2014
You reduced my score by two by taking out the soundtrack artists... Hans Zimmer for the Lion King (some songs performed by Elton John) and James Horner for Titanic (one song performed by Celine Dion)... I used to be big into movie and game soundtracks...
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level 68
Nov 18, 2014
did you ever have the friday the 13th part 6, the lost boys, or rad soundtracks? those are my 3 favourite soundtracks of all time
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level 70
Nov 20, 2014
Nope. Missed those. I liked John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer... some compilation soundtracks... Brad Fidel, Rob Dougan, Vince DiCola, Alan Silvestri, Alan Menken, a lot of Disney and Broadway stuff... plus a bunch of Japanese composers you may or may not have heard of before.
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level 70
Nov 20, 2014
Clint Mansell is another that comes to mind. Cliff Martinez (Solaris, wonderful). John Murphy.
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level 46
Jan 28, 2017
I first became familiar with Hans Zimmer through the Rain Man soundtrack.
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level 70
Jan 28, 2017
I think that may have been my introduction to him, as well. Good one.
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level 51
Nov 18, 2014
what a depressing list that makes
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level 55
Nov 18, 2014
No "the who"???!
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level 55
Nov 18, 2014
or queen?
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level 70
Nov 20, 2014
Who?
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level 73
Nov 18, 2014
Fun quiz! The 1990 Madonna album should be "The Immaculate Collection," not just "The Immaculate."
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Nov 18, 2014
Fixed
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level 32
Nov 18, 2014
Wow I'm afraid that Shady has far more than 10 million in US
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level 28
Nov 19, 2014
For a contemporary artist like Adele to make this prestigious list is pretty remarkable. & her worldwide sales off "21" would put her up way higher too (~30million) surprised to see Britney & Eminem make it! (& Brit twice!)
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level 39
Nov 19, 2014
Great quiz but surely you could accept Led Zepplin as an answer? Its only one letter out and its not as if I meant someone else when I typed it.
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level 66
Nov 20, 2014
But then Ld Zeppelin, Le Zeppelin, Led Zppelin and so forth should also be accepted. You'd surely notice your little mistake and correct it easily.
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level 39
Nov 22, 2014
I actually thought that was how to spell Zeppelin. So I thought I was correct. never thought to check it.
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level 66
Nov 23, 2014
That's bad luck, then. :( Sometimes I also don't even consider another spelling of a word although knowing the right answer. But how could the author of a quiz read the users' minds to know which odd false spellings they'd use?
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level 69
Apr 9, 2015
No Bob Dylan? No Queen? No David Bowie? Wow.
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level 65
Mar 5, 2017
I was shocked by that too. I mean, they're HUGE names.
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level 49
Apr 11, 2015
felt like i had to be a psychic with all those vague greatest hits and best of's...
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level 63
Sep 17, 2015
Please accept GNR for Guns N Roses
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Sep 17, 2015
Okay
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level 72
Mar 2, 2017
1997 - Life After Death album is listed twice.
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level 73
Mar 6, 2017
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level 72
Mar 2, 2017
Looks like a copy/paste error too on the Doobie Brothers. The clue says "Best of --- -------" which is enough letters for Doobie. :-)
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level 58
Mar 5, 2017
I suspect the "In the US" part is responsible for many of the surprises left off the list.
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level 33
Mar 5, 2017
Got ZZ Top but not ACDC. Arg.
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level 73
Mar 6, 2017
Notorious B.I.G. is listed twice for "Life After Death"
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2017
Whoops. I will fix it next time I update the quiz. For now, there's no point in correcting since it will force me to reset the stats.
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level 31
Mar 18, 2017
Let me take this further: nobody buys music anymore.
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