Top 10 Albums of the Decade

For most people, music is about listening to something that can make them feel better and inspire them. However, there is a commercial side to music as well and the ability of an album to sell counts for a lot. Music album’s success is generally judged by the number of copies that have been sold. In the last decade, there have been some expected and some unexpected names on the list.

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  • 1

    Norah Jones, Come Away With Me

    The soulful singer’s Come Away with Me was a huge commercial success and sold a total of 10,797,000 copies in US. It achieved great critical acclaim. “Don’t know why I didn’t come” was one of the most heard songs of the decade.

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  • 2

    Eminem, The Eminem Show

    The rapper sold a whopping 10,049,000 copies. Not merely a commercial success, the album was critically acclaimed as well. “Without me” was one of the bigger hit singles.

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  • 3

    Usher, Confessions

    Usher’s R&B album was a big commercial success and sold 9,968,000 copies. It was received well by the audiences and the critics alike. “Yeah” especially connected will with the audiences.

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  • 4

    Adele, 21

    Adele sold a whopping 8,090,000 copies of her album. The album was received well critically and "Some one like you" was one of the bigger hits.

  • 5

    50 Cent, Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

    It was the debut album for the hip hop singer and was a big commercial success with 8,086,000 copies sold. “In da club” struck a chord with the audiences.

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  • 6

    Evanescence, Fallen

    The alternative metal album struck gold with sales of 7,619,000 copies. It had mixed reviews from the critics. “My Immortal” was a big hit from the album.

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  • 7

    Nickelback, All The Right Reasons

    The hard rock and heavy metal album was a big commercial success with 7,582,000 copies sold. Reviews from critics were mixed. “Savin me” was one of the more prominent singles from the album.

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  • 8

    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts

    It was the debut album for the country singer and was a big success with 7,177,000 copies sold. It received a positive response from the critics. "That's Where It Is" featured in New Town starring Renee Zellweger.

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  • 9

    Avril Lavigne, Let Go

    The rockstar sold 6,782,000 copies of the album. The pop rock album had favourable reviews from critics. It had no less than four super hit songs including Complicated, I’m with you, Skater boy and losing grip.

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  • 10

    Taylor Swift, Fearless

    The country album was a big commercial hit and sold 6,514,000 copies. It had a positive response from the critics in general. “You belong with me” was a big hit single.

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