Top Ten Albums that Topped the German Media Control Charts in 2015

The Top Ten
1 Zuhältertape Vol. 4 - Kollegah

What a strong year for German hip hop, and so many deserving number-one spots.

Unfortunately, I forgot to put the link to the full list in the description, but I am sure you'll find it on Wikipedia.

From December 18th to 24th.

His fourth chart-topping album in a row (also counting the Farid Bang collaboration Jung Brutal Gutaussehend 2 and the Chronik III collaboration between several rappers).

2 Asphalt Massaka 3 - Farid Bang
3 Chronik III - Kollegah, Favorite, Genetikk, 257ers & Karate Andi
4 Cla$$ic - Bushido & Shindy

From November 13th to 19th.

That's not a neutral piece of information, but this album has often been called the German Watch the Throne.

5 Planktonweed Tape - SpongeBozz

From May 1st to 4th.

I have no idea why it was on top for only that short period. Usually, this is counted in weeks.

6 Muttersprache - Sarah Connor
7 Neues von Gott - Favorite
8 Farbenspiel - Helene Fischer

From January 9th to 15th.

This album from 2013 has topped the German charts for the third year in a row. It was certified ten times platinum. It is one of the 20 best-selling albums in Germany and the sixth best-selling German-language album in Germany.

9 Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
10 Sing Meinen Song: Das Tauschkonzert, Vol. 2 - Various Artists

From June 12th to 18th, then again from July 24th to August 13th.

This is the soundtrack to a popular show in which famous German singers have to perform each other's songs. The cast of this season included soul singer Xavier Naidoo, indie singer Andreas Bourani, pop singer Yvonne Catterfeld, the two singers of 80s pop band Die Prinzen, PUR lead singer Hartmut Engler, Austrian alternative rock singer Christina Stürmer, and Sub7even lead singer Daniel Wirtz. I know all of them except the latter. They are all well known here, but the cast of the 2017 edition was far more spectacular.

The Contenders
11 Gipfelstürmer - Unheilig

From December 24th, 2014 to January 1st, 2015, then again from January 16th to 22nd.

12 Rock or Bust - AC/DC
13 PP=MC² - Prinz Porno
14 Kaos - Vega

From January 30th to February 5th.

15 Niveau Weshalb Warum - Deichkind
16 Keiner Kommt Klar Mit Mir - Frank White

From February 20th to 26th.

This is a pseudonym of Fler. I am a bit stunned he already topped the charts in 2015 since his hype started in 2016.

17 Carlo Cokxxx Nutten III - Bushido

From February 27th to March 5th.

According to Wikipedia, this album broke a record because it was the first time five hip-hop albums topped the German charts in a row. However, if I counted correctly, it was six: Prinz Porno, Vega, Favorite, Deichkind, Fler/Frank White, and Bushido. One could argue that Deichkind leans heavily towards pop, but they are sandwiched between the others, so they definitely count.

18 Brandneu - Wolfgang Petry

From March 13th to 19th.

Just a little side note from the writer: don't you agree that it's a stupid idea to call your album "brand new"? As I write this, it is 2017, and it's already not brand new anymore.

19 Rebel Heart - Madonna

From March 20th to 26th.

Her twelfth chart-topping album overall. In that regard, she is the most successful non-German artist in Germany and the third most successful overall. Well deserved, even though this particular album was disappointing for me.

20 Tracker - Mark Knopfler

From March 27th to April 9th.

I don't know this album or the artist, and this is astonishing considering that he pushed a famous band like Nightwish back to number two. Really, who is this guy and how did he beat such an anticipated album like Endless Forms Most Beautiful?

21 Opposition - Frei. Wild

From April 17th to 30th.

Their third chart-topping album in a row.

22 Für Immer Wochenende - Weekend

From May 5th to 7th.

Like with SpongeBozz, why was it only for such a short period of time?

23 Baba Aller Babas - Xatar

From May 8th to 14th.

Just realizing how extremely dominant German hip hop was in 2015. That was also the year when I turned from an occasional listener to a hardcore genre fan.

24 Achter Tag - Genetikk
25 Mountain Man - Andreas Gabalier
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