Top Ten Albums that Topped the German Media Control Charts in 2017

This list is not about the most successful albums in Germany in 2017, and not about the best German albums of 2017. This list is about the best albums that have at one or more points topped the German album charts in 2017. 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

1 Tru. - Cro Tru. - Cro

From September 15th to 21st. - Martin_Canine

2 Epic - Fler & Jalil

From July 7th to 13th. - Martin_Canine

3 Sturmfahrt - Eisbrecher

From August 25th to 31st. - Martin_Canine

4 Black Friday - Bushido

From June 16th to 22nd. - Martin_Canine

This is a really fine album and Bushido's best work in years, again having much of the spirit he had 10 years ago.
Nevertheless I am kind of mad at this topping the charts. SpongeBozz released "Started From the Bottom / Krabbenkoke Tape" the same day, a 115 minute epic adventure that excites beyond the hip hop genre and features many tracks of A-league lyricism, it was a much anticipated album and surpassed his first album by miles - he completely vanished for almost two years to work on this. Bushido releases albums annually, often several a year, and "Black Friday" was just another one. SpongeBozz only came at number two, due to Bushido's huge status in the German rap scene. - Martin_Canine

5 Laune der Natur - Die Toten Hosen

From May 12th to 18th. - Martin_Canine

6 Lang Lebe Der Tod - Casper

From September 8th to 14th. - Martin_Canine

7 Heartbreak Century - Sunrise Avenue

From October 13th to 19th. - Martin_Canine

8 Rammstein: Paris - Rammstein

From May 26nd to June 1st. - Martin_Canine

9 Helene Fischer - Helene Fischer

From May 19th to 25th, then again from June 2nd to 8th.

This album had the most sold units in the first week in 15 years. The last album that sold more units in that time span was in 2002. - Martin_Canine

10 Infinite - Deep Purple

From April 14th to 20th. - Martin_Canine

The Newcomers

? Jung Brutal Gutaussehend 3 - Kollegah & Farid Bang Jung Brutal Gutaussehend 3 - Kollegah & Farid Bang
? MTV Unplugged - Peter Maffay

From November 10th to 30th. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Sing Meinen Song: Das Tauschkonzert, Vol. 4 - Various Artists

From June 30th to July 6th, then again from July 14th to 20th.

This is a soundtrack to a popular German show where a bunch of famous German singers have to sing each other's songs. This season includes Silbermond lead singer Stefanie Kloß, pop singer Lena Meyer Landrut, indie star Mark Forster, country duo The BossHoss, rapper Moses Pelhdm reggea star Gentleman and Kelly Family member Michael Patrick Kelly. Those are A list celebrities in Germany right now. - Martin_Canine

12 ÷ - Ed Sheeran

From March 10th to 23rd, then again from April 21st to 27th. - Martin_Canine

13 Spirit - Depeche Mode

From March 24th to 30th. - Martin_Canine

14 Gods of Violence - Kreator

Wow, I am surprised a thrash metal album topped the charts. - Metal_Treasure

@Metal_Treasure: often metal albums chart high, even though I have to say none of the metal albums spread any hit singles that receive much airplay. Genres other than indie, pop or maybe some pop rock rarely receive any airplay on radio or music channels, schlager advertises itself through T.V. where schlager shows are aired, hip hop through the internet on YouTube and magazines, so the genres still manage to top the charts and sell their CDs. Metal albums aldo manage to chart high. Nightwish's and also Blind Guardian's albums often chart in the Top Ten or Top Five, but their songs aren't "hits". I actually don't know how they do that, but I guess there are just enough metalheads who keep buying the albums. Germany's sales are mostly based around physical albums, less on individual song downloads. So metal being an album genre sure helps. - Martin_Canine

From February 3rd to 9th. - Martin_Canine

15 We Got Love - The Kelly Family

From March 31st to April 6th.

It's been 20 years since their last chart topping album. - Martin_Canine

16 Weihnachten - Helene Fischer & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Weihnachten - Helene Fischer & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

From December 23rd 2016 to January 5th 2017.

Christmas album.
Also see my list about the chart topping albums of 2016. - Martin_Canine

17 Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones

From January 6th to 12th. - Martin_Canine

18 Jetzt Geht's Richtig Los! - Klubbb3

January 13th to 19th. - Martin_Canine

19 I See You - The XX

January 20th to 26th. - Martin_Canine

20 Anarchie Und Alltag - Antilopen Gang

From January 27th to February 2nd. - Martin_Canine

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