Top Ten Albums that Topped the German Media Control Charts in 2016

This list is not about the most successful albums in Germany in 2016, and not about the best German albums of 2016. This list is about the best albums that have at one or more points topped the German album charts in 2016. Germany does not have separate charts for specific genres like the US.

The full list can be found here with some extra information (in German):

Or here, a lot more more basic and in English:

The Top Ten Albums that Topped the German Media Control Charts in 2016

1 Vibe - Fler

From September 9th to 15th. - Martin_Canine

2 Imperator - Kollegah

From December 16th to 22nd.

It is his third chart topping solo album in a row ("King" in 2014, "Zuhältertape, Vol. 4" in 2015). It is his fifth in a row if you also count "Jung Brutal Gutaussehend 2" (2013), a collaboration with Farid Bang, and "Chronik III" (2015), a collaboration between several rappers, Kollegah amongst them. - Martin_Canine

3 25 - Adele

From January 1st to 14th. - Martin_Canine

4 Dreams - Shindy

Fun fact: like almost every German rapper in the 2010s, Shindy released a limited deluxe box set. Most of these releases consistes of a few bonus tracks, a CD containing the instrumental beats and a bit of merchandising (of course, they usually cost between 40 and 50 euros, while an albuk costs 20 at best). Shindy's boxes were always sold out before the album's official release, guaranteeing him a chart topping position. For this box, Shindy made a secret out of the box's content and started a hype around it. In the end, it just contained a cheap ugly backpack and a DVD with music videos. Hip hop fans were so mad at this that since then rappers put ten times more effort into their boxes, often including full length bonus mixtapes or exclusive albums.

Unfortunately this incident overshadowed the actual album, which is actually a very good one. Shindy had a departure from his previous style, it is both more trap oriented and experimental than before (e.g. the opening song is ...more - Martin_Canine

From November 18th to 24th.

Its his third chart topping solo album in a row, and fourth if you count the collaboration "Cla$$ic" with Bushido. He has so far topped the charts with all of his album releases. - Martin_Canine

5 Seelenbeben - Andrea Berg

From April 15th to May 5th.

It is her eigth chart topping album in a row. - Martin_Canine

6 Advanced Chemistry - Beginner

From September 2nd to 8th.

It's been 13 years since their last album, which also topped the German charts. - Martin_Canine

7 Blackstar - David Bowie

From January 15th to 21st. - Martin_Canine

8 Der Holland Job - Coup

From August 19th to 25th. - Martin_Canine

9 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

From November 25th to December 1st.

Their seventh chart topping album in a row, and also the album that sold the most units in its first week in 2016. - Martin_Canine

10 #Zwilling - Die Lochis

From August 26th to September 1st. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Leben II - Azad

From January 22nd to 28th. - Martin_Canine

12 Cemesis - Summer Cem

From January 29th to February 4th. - Martin_Canine

13 0.9 - Ssio

From February 5th to 11th. - Martin_Canine

14 Im Westen Nix Neues - Prinz Pi

From February 12th to 18th. - Martin_Canine

15 Engtanz - Bosse

From February 19th to 25th. - Martin_Canine

16 Freudensprünge - Fantasy

From February 26th to March 3rd. - Martin_Canine

17 Future - Schiller

From March 4th to 10th. - Martin_Canine

18 Bibi & Tina: Mädchen Gegen Jungs - Various Artists

From March 11th to 24th.

This is the soundtrack of a German children's movie, which is the the third installment of the series. - Martin_Canine

19 Alles Nix Konkretes - Annenmaykantereit

From March 25th to 31st. - Martin_Canine

20 Jomsviking - Amon Amarth

From April 1st to 7th. - Martin_Canine

21 Nicht Von Dieser Welt 2 - Xavier Naidoo

From April 8th to 14th.

It's his seventh chart topping studio album in a row, he also had a live album and a greatest hits compilation at number one. - Martin_Canine

22 Stärker Als Die Zeit - Udo Lindenberg

From May 6th to 26th. - Martin_Canine

23 Labyrinth - Kontra K

From May 27th to June 2nd. - Martin_Canine

24 High & Hungrig 2 - Gzuz & Bonez MC
25 Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie - Volbeat

From June 10th to 23rd. - Martin_Canine

26 Böhse Für's Leben - Böhse Onkelz

From June 24th to 30th. - Martin_Canine

27 Quid Pro Quo - In Extremo

From July 1st to 7th. - Martin_Canine

28 Mikrokosmos - 257ers

From July 8th to 14th. - Martin_Canine

29 Ellipsis - Biffy Clyro

From July 15th to 21st. - Martin_Canine

30 Bleib Unterwegs - Laith Al-Deen

From July 22nd to 28th. - Martin_Canine

31 Wie Ein Feuerwerk - Die Amigos

From July 29th to August 4th. - Martin_Canine

32 Afraid of Heights - Billy Talent

From August 5th to 11th. - Martin_Canine

33 Lady in Gold - Blues Pills

From August 12th to 18th. - Martin_Canine

34 Palmen Aus Plastik - Bonez MC & Raf Camora

From September 16th to 22nd, then again from September 30th to October 6th.

It's Bonez MC's second chart topping album in 2016, both are collaboration albums. - Martin_Canine

35 Leuchtfeuer - Schandmaul

From September 23rd to 29th. - Martin_Canine

36 Sorceress - Opeth

From October 7th to 13th. - Martin_Canine

37 Sturm & Stille - Sportfreunde Stiller

From October 14th to 20th. - Martin_Canine

38 Neuanfang - Clueso

From October 21st to 27th. - Martin_Canine

39 Immer Noch Mensch - Tim Bendzko

From October 28th to November 3rd. - Martin_Canine

40 Memento - Böhse Onkelz

From November 4th to 10th. - Martin_Canine

41 Von Mensch Zu Mensch - Unheilig

From November 11th to 17th.

It is their fourth chart topping album in a row. - Martin_Canine

42 Abstand - KC Rebell

From December 2nd to 8th. - Martin_Canine

43 Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones

From December 9th to 15th. - Martin_Canine

44 Weihnachten - Helene Fischer & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

From December 23rd of 2016 to January 5th of 2017.

Christmas album.
Also see my list about the chart topping albums of 2017. - Martin_Canine

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