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Top selling albums of the 2000s

The major records of the noughties, which conquered the world...

Albums of the 2000s: About the best-selling records of the decade...

The best-selling albums of the 2000s are remembered, known and loved to this day! These are the albums that changed the music culture of the 21st century. Some of the top records include: Robbie Williams' Escapology, Daido's Life for Rent... Actually - you can judge the selection yourself! It's based on sales figures for the period 2000-2009 (in UK). Enjoy listening and... immersing yourself in nostalgia...

"1" (2000)

Cover of the Beatles' compilation entitled "1
Cover of the Beatles' compilation entitled "1

This is the laconic title of the greatest hits compilation by The Beatles that brought the cult band to number one on both sides of the Atlantic! It was released on the 30th anniversary of the Beatles' birth... "1" was also their first compilation in CD format! So, this title has many meanings...

In total, it sold over 30 million copies. The compilation broke all records, becoming the best-selling album in the USA in the whole decade!

No Angel (2001)

No Angel (music album by singer Daido)
No Angel (music album by singer Daido)

No Angel is singer Daido's studio debut, and it was very successful! The album was released in the late 90s, but it became a worldwide success only in 2001. In just a few years its worldwide circulation amounted to over 20 million copies! The main hit track was the timeless "Thank You"! The composition has not lost its relevance to this day...

Today No Angel is considered not only a bestseller, but also the brightest embodiment of the pop music of the noughties...

Escapology (2002)

Escapology (Robbie Williams' solo album)
Escapology (Robbie Williams' solo album)

Robbie Williams' Escapology also established itself as a worldwide bestseller with millions in sales. However, to everyone's surprise, critics have reacted negatively to this work:

"...meager songs, formulaic arrangements and mediocre lyrics... It's more like an awkward attempt to recreate a pop-rock masterpiece! It sounds ridiculous..."

The author himself stated:

"The album is ambiguous... On the one hand I was writing something along the lines of, 'Hey, that's me! Look at me! See: I'm a clown with tears..." On the other hand, it's a lyric about someone I think about every time I get up on stage..."

Anyway, the listeners liked the album! Otherwise, it wouldn't be on today's list... The main hit tracks are: "Feel", "Monsoon" and "Love Somebody".

Life for Rent (2003)

Life For Rent (an album by singer Daido)
Life For Rent (an album by singer Daido)

And again in our list is the charming Daido, this time with the bestseller titled Life for Rent! The singer's second LP has again hit the target - the heart of the listener: the album has sold over 12 million copies (more than 100 000 copies on the first day), becoming 7 times platinum in the UK...

The big hit from the album was the song "White Flag", which brought Daido a Grammy Award. Today Life for Rent is the fourth best-selling album of 2003...

Scissor Sisters (2004)

Scissor Sisters, the studio debut of the American rock band of the same name (2004)
Scissor Sisters, the studio debut of the American rock band of the same name (2004)

Scissor Sisters is the studio debut of the American rock band of the same name. The album was released in early 2004. Quite quickly it reached the top position in the UK and Ireland, becoming one of the best-selling albums of the decade! Only in the UK, where Scissor Sisters, by the way, went platinum 9 times, about 3 million copies were sold! Some of the most famous tracks from the album include: "Laura", "Take Your Mama", "Comfortably Numb" (Pink Floyd cover)...

The most surprising thing is that in the native States the record was not a commercial success... Only in the home country it sold about 300 thousand copies, and the top spot on the Billboard 200 was 102...

Back to Bedlam (2005)

Back To Bedlam (2005) by James Blunt
Back To Bedlam (2005) by James Blunt

As in the '90s, the albums of the 2000s are legendary debuts that can be talked about for many, many years... Thus, Back to Bedlam was a lucky ticket for James Blunt! By the way: the record got its name from the infamous Bethlehem Royal Hospital, which is often called "Bedlam"... But that's another story. Back to Bedlam was a success among listeners and critics: many noted the vocals as well as the compositional abilities of the musician...

In all, more than 11 million copies were sold worldwide.

Eyes Open (2006)

The album Eyes Open by Snow Patrol (2006)
The album Eyes Open by Snow Patrol (2006)

Eyes Open was the first album for Snow Patrol recorded without bassist Mark McClelland. Instead, Paul Wilson and keyboardist Tom Simpson were present at the sessions. A total of 6 singles were released, including the hit tracks "You're All I Have" and "Chasing Cars"!

Today Eyes Open is one of the best-selling albums in the history of the British charts: more than 1 million copies have been sold in this state...

Back to Black (2007)

Back To Black was the second and, sadly, last album by the delightful Amy Winehouse.
Back To Black was the second and, sadly, last album by the delightful Amy Winehouse.

Back to Black was the second and, sadly, last album by the delightful Amy Winehouse... The album was released in the fall of 2006: the singles "Love Is a Losing Game", "Rehab", "Back to Black" and others were released in support.

Winehouse's latest work was a success among critics, who appreciated the singer's authorial skills. Sadly, the star passed away in the summer of 2011...

Rockferry (2008)

Singer Duffy's Rockferry music album
Singer Duffy's Rockferry music album

Another debut work, this time from Welsh singer Duffy. Rockferry topped not only the British, but also the European charts. Its sales exceeded 1.5 million copies, making it the best-selling album of the year! All together 5 singles have been released from the album, among them "Mercy" - the leader of the British chart! The composition achieved a great success, which helped to promote the album greatly...

The vast majority of critics warmly welcomed the album! Many also noted that Duffy's content and performance were clearly inspired by Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones and other soul singers. Some accused the singer of a lack of personality... Fortunately, that didn't stop Duffy from succeeding.

I Dreamed a Dream (2009)

I Dreamed A Dream (musical album by Susan Boyle)
I Dreamed A Dream (musical album by Susan Boyle)

"I Had A Dream" is the title of her debut album by Susan Boyle, a Scottish performer known from the TV show Britain's Got Talent. As for the content, the following compositions can be highlighted: "Wild Horses", "How Great Thou Art", the eponymous "I Dreamed A Dream". Basically - the album is filled with cover versions of hits of famous bands and performers.

The album started from the first line of American Billboard. By the end of the first week the number of its copies was close to 1 million! Thus Susan Boyle has set a new record for the most successful debut in the history of music...

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