UK best-selling albums (by year) (1990–2009)

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  1. Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette

    161,867 views
    Canadian-American singer-songwriter

  2. Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse

    352,234 views
    English singer and songwriter

  3. Back to Bedlam

    Back to Bedlam (2005)

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    Back to Bedlam is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter James Blunt. The album was released on 11 October 2004 through Atlantic Records. The album was a major commercial success, topping the albums charts of over ten countries, as well as reaching number two in the United States and three other countries, and was met with much acclaim. Back to Bedlam sold 11 million copies worldwide and was the highest-selling album of 2005 in the UK with almost 2.4 million copies. It is the best-selling album of the 2000s decade in the UK with 3.2 million sold. In 2011, it was overtaken by the Amy Winehouse's Back to Black as the biggest-selling album in the UK in the 21st century. Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ becomes UK’s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. Back to Bedlam currently ranks as the 16th best-selling album in UK Chart history. The named is based on the infamous Psychiatric institution of Bethlem Royal Hospital, commonly known as Bedlam.


  4. Back to Black

    Back to Black (2008)

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    Back to Black is the second and final studio album by English recording artist Amy Winehouse, released on 27 October 2006 by Island Records. The album produced several singles, including "Rehab", "You Know I'm No Good", "Back to Black", "Tears Dry on Their Own", and "Love Is a Losing Game". Back to Black was acclaimed by music critics, who praised Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson's production, and Winehouse's songwriting and emotive singing style.


  5. Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell

    Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (2006)

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    Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell is a 1993 studio album by Meat Loaf and was written and produced by Jim Steinman. It was released sixteen years after Meat Loaf's first solo album Bat Out of Hell. The album reached number 1 in the US, UK and Australia. Three tracks were released as singles, including "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", which reached number 1 in 28 countries.


  6. Be Here Now

    Be Here Now (1997)

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    Be Here Now is the third studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released in August 1997. The album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans after the band's worldwide success with their 1994 debut, Definitely Maybe, and its 1995 follow-up, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. Be Here Now's pre-release build up led to considerable hype within both the music and mainstream press. At that point, Oasis were at the height of their fame, and Be Here Now became the United Kingdom's fastest selling album to date, selling over 350,000 units on the first day of release. As of 2008, the album had sold eight million copies worldwide.


  7. Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi

    36,780 views
    American, Musician

  8. But Seriously

    But Seriously (1989)

    124 views

    ...But Seriously is the fourth full-length studio album by Phil Collins. It was recorded at The Farm, Surrey, England, and at A & M Studios, Los Angeles, United States. It was released on 7 November 1989, on Virgin in the UK and Ireland, Atlantic in the US and Canada, WEA Records (now Warner Music Group) for the rest of the world. It was the best-selling album of 1990 in the UK.


  9. Come On Over

    Come On Over (2009)

    283 views

    Come on Over is the third studio album recorded by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was released on November 4, 1997. It became the best-selling country music album, and the best-selling studio album by a female act. To date, the album has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, shipped over 20 million copies in the United States, with 15,566,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, and another 1.99 million through BMG Music Clubs. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and stayed there for 50 non-consecutive weeks. It stayed in the Top Ten for 151 weeks.


  10. Dido

    Dido

    67,835 views
    British musician

  11. Duffy

    Duffy

    19,210 views
    Welsh singer-songwriter

  12. Escapology

    Escapology (2006)

    45 views

    Escapology is the fifth studio album by English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams.


  13. Eyes Open

    Eyes Open (2006)

    71 views

    Eyes Open is the fourth album by rock band Snow Patrol. It was released in the UK on 1 May 2006, and 9 May 2006 in the US. The first European single, "You're All I Have", was released on 24 April 2006; the first U.S. single was "Hands Open" and the first Australian single was "Chasing Cars". Eyes Open is the 15th best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK.


  14. I Dreamed A Dream

    I Dreamed A Dream (2009)

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    I Dreamed a Dream is the debut album from Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It was released on 23 November 2009 by Syco Music in the United Kingdom, and by Columbia Records in the United States one day later. In the standard edition, 11 out of the 12 songs that appear on the album are cover songs, plus the original composition "Who I Was Born to Be". It quickly became the world's biggest selling album of 2009. The album has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide.


  15. Jagged Little Pill

    Jagged Little Pill (2007)

    198 views

    Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette and her first album released internationally. Her first studio album after a three year hiatus following her break with MCA Records, it became a commercial and critical success, selling over 33 million copies worldwide. Co-written with the album's producer, Glen Ballard, who introduced a pop sensibility to Morissette's bitter angst, Jagged Little Pill produced six singles, including the Grammy nominated "Ironic".


  16. Life for Rent

    Life for Rent (2003)

    383 views

    Life for Rent is the second studio album by the British singer-songwriter Dido, released by Arista Records on 29 September 2003. The album was produced by Rollo Armstrong and American songwriter Rick Nowels. Work on the album began in mid-2002. It was certified 7× Platinum by the BPI; and sold over 12 million copies worldwide, making it the fourth best selling album worldwide of 2003. The album became the seventh best-selling album of the 2000s on UK, making Dido the only singer to have two albums in the Top 10 list.


  17. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf

    63,598 views
    American musician and actor

  18. Meatloaf

    Meatloaf

    516 views
    American, Actor

  19. No Angel

    No Angel (2001)

    144 views

    No Angel is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Dido. Originally released on 1 June 1999 in the United States, the album found a mass audience when it was released worldwide in February 2001. As of 2014, the album has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, and was the second best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, behind James Blunt's Back to Bedlam.


  20. Oasis

    Oasis

    15,062 views

    Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.


  21. Phil Collins

    Phil Collins

    155,160 views
    English musician

  22. Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams

    161,282 views
    English singer

  23. Robson & Jerome

    Robson & Jerome

    117 views

    Robson & Jerome were an English pop duo active in the latter half of the 1990s, featuring actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn, who rose to prominence via British TV series Soldier Soldier.


  24. Rockferry

    Rockferry (2009)

    24 views

    Rockferry is the debut studio album by Welsh blue-eyed soul singer Duffy, released on 3 March 2008 in the United Kingdom by A&M Records. It was released in the United States by Mercury Records. Duffy worked with several producers and writers on the album, including Bernard Butler, Steve Booker, Jimmy Hogarth and Eg White. The album took four years to record in total.


  25. Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters

    852 views

    Scissor Sisters is an American pop group formed in 2001. Forged in the "scuzzy, gay nightlife scene of New York," the band took their name from the female same-sex sexual activity tribadism. Its members include Jake Shears and Ana Matronic as vocalists, Babydaddy as multi-instrumentalist, Del Marquis as lead guitar/bassist, and Randy Real as drummer (who replaced Paddy Boom). Scissor Sisters have incorporated diverse and innovative styles in their music, but tend to sway towards pop rock, glam rock, nu-disco, and electroclash.


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