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

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  1. Shania Twain

    Shania Twain

    462,983 views
    Native American, Canadian singer and songwriter

  2. Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse

    351,207 views
    English singer and songwriter

  3. Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette

    160,764 views
    Canadian-American singer-songwriter

  4. Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams

    159,607 views
    English singer

  5. Phil Collins

    Phil Collins

    153,084 views
    English musician

  6. Dido

    Dido

    67,505 views
    British musician

  7. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf

    63,159 views
    American musician and actor

  8. The Corrs

    The Corrs

    45,336 views

    The Corrs are an Irish band that combine rock with traditional Celtic Irish folk themes within their music. The group consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea (lead vocals, tin whistle); Sharon (violin, vocals); Caroline (drums, percussion, piano, bodhrán, vocals); and Jim (guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals). They are from Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland.


  9. Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi

    36,631 views
    American, Musician

  10. Simply Red

    Simply Red

    29,526 views

    Simply Red were an English soul and pop band that sold more than 50 million albums over a 25-year career. Their style drew upon influences ranging from blue-eyed soul, New Romantic and rock to reggae and jazz. From their early days, the main driving force behind the band was singer Mick Hucknall, who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the only original member left. At the 1992 and 1993 Brit Awards, they received the award for Best British Group.


  11. Duffy

    Duffy

    19,102 views
    Welsh singer-songwriter

  12. Oasis

    Oasis

    15,033 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.


  13. Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol

    8,590 views

    Snow Patrol are a British alternative rock band formed at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland in 1994. The group comprises four Northern Irish members; Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Jonny Quinn (drums), Johnny McDaid (piano, guitar, backing vocals), and Scottish member Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals). Initially an indie rock band, their first three records, the EP Starfighter Pilot (1997), and the studio albums Songs for Polarbears (1998) and When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up (2001), were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent labels Electric Honey and Jeepster. The band signed on to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002.


  14. Susan Boyle

    Susan Boyle

    4,767 views
    British Singer

  15. Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters

    832 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.


  16. Meatloaf

    Meatloaf

    515 views
    American, Actor

  17. 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.


  18. Come On Over

    Come On Over (2009)

    280 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.


  19. Back to Black

    Back to Black (2008)

    213 views

    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.


  20. 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".


  21. Talk On Corners

    Talk On Corners (2004)

    168 views

    Talk on Corners is the second album by Irish band The Corrs, released in 1997. The name of the album is derived from a line from the album's song "Queen of Hollywood".


  22. 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.


  23. Back to Bedlam

    Back to Bedlam (2005)

    141 views

    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.


  24. But Seriously

    But Seriously (1989)

    121 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.


  25. Robson & Jerome

    Robson & Jerome

    115 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.


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