The Rolling Stone Top Albums chart ranks the most popular albums from today's most popular artists. Albums are ranked by Album Units, a number that combines digital and physical album sales, digital song sales and audio streams, using a custom weighting system. The albums chart does not include any passive listening like radio airplay or digital radio. The Rolling Stone Top is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday. Beta Back to All Charts.
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This is a list of number-one albums in the United States by year from the main Billboard albums chart, currently called the Billboard Billboard first began publishing an album chart on March 24, The chart expanded to positions on the week ending May 13, , and adopted its current name on March 14, Since May 25, , the Billboard positions have been derived from Nielsen SoundScan sales data, currently contributed by approximately 14, music retailers.
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Subscriber Account active since. Notching a No. Billboard began publishing a weekly albums chart in After a variety of iterations, the Billboard adopted its current name in So far this year, 27 different albums have claimed the top spot, though only six of those have managed to hang on for more than one week. Harry Styles' album "Fine Line" debuted at No. Roddy Rich's debut album returned to No.