Greatest Albums that Never Hit Number 1 on the Billboard 200

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The Top Ten

1 Back in Black - AC/DC

I thought this album sold like...double extremely well - Skullkid755

2 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3 Reign in Blood - Slayer
4 Master of Puppets - Metallica
5 Rust in Peace - Megadeth
6 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
7 Led Zeppelin IV (Aka Zoso) - Led Zeppelin

This is a very surprising one.

8 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
9 Painkiller - Judas Priest
10 ... and Justice for All - Metallica

The Contenders

11 The Doors - The Doors

Only me it to number two.

12 Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey
13 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

I Like This More Than Far Beyond Driven But It Reached only 4 And Driven Reached 1 - christangrant

14 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
15 ABC - The Jackson Five

J5 never had a #1 album.

Their highest charting entry got to #4

16 Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen
17 Season in the Abyss - Slayer
18 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
19 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
20 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
21 Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden
22 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
23 Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? - Megadeth
24 Among the Living - Anthrax
25 Holy Diver - Dio
26 Alice in Hell - Annihilator
27 Symbolic - Death
28 Scream Bloody Gore - Death
29 Out of This World - Europe
30 Let's Talk About Love - Modern Talking

They never even released anything in the U.S except compilations.

31 The Astonishing - Dream Theater
32 The Years of Decay - Overkill
33 Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
34 Sunshine Superman - Donovan
35 Days of Future Passed - Moody Blues
36 Dookie - Green Day
37 Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Topped out at #5.

38 Strange Days - The Doors
39 Illuminations - Josh Groban
40 A Man and His Music - Frank Sinatra

Platinum nonetheless

41 Aja - Steely Dan

Despite being their best selling album, it only peaked at no 3. - Gg2000

42 Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones

Also only peaked at no. 3. Luckily for them, though, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. made it to number 1. - Gg2000

43 A Night at the Opera - Queen

Only peaked at number 4. Still a great album, though... - Gg2000

44 Slipknot - Slipknot
45 Can't Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
46 Spiceworld - Spice Girls
47 I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston
48 My Love is Your Love - Whitney Houston
49 Dream with Me - Jackie Evancho

Only made it to #2, barely got beaten out for the #1 spot by Eminem.

50 O Holy Night - Jackie Evancho

Hit #2 in December 2010, and went Platinum. Made her [at age 10] the youngest artist in US chart history to have a Platinum album.

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