The Billboard 200

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The Billboard 200


Definition

Below are all Prince albums that have charted the The Billboard 200 Chart from 1978 to present day. Top 10 hits are highlighted in light purple. Release dates are for the USA. Numbers in brackets after peak number indicate the number of weeks a record remained at peak position.

Visit Billboard Top R&B Albums for an history of Prince's album hits in the US black charts and the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the singles' on the US pop charts.
The Billboard charts are published on Wednesdays and feature the airplay and sales figures collected for the week ending the preceding Saturday.

Chart Records

Album Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference RIAA Certification
Foryou tb.jpg For You 7 Apr. 1978 28 Oct. 1978 163 5 Warner 3150
Prince tb.jpg Prince 19 Oct. 1979 17 Nov. 1979+ 22 28 Warner 3366 Platinum
Dirtymind tb.jpg Dirty Mind 8 Oct. 1980 8 Nov. 1980 45 31 Warner 3478 Gold
Controversy tb.jpg Controversy 14 Oct. 1981 7 Nov. 1981 21 64 Warner 3601 Platinum
1999 tb.jpg 1999 27 Oct. 1982 20 Nov. 1982+ 9 153 Warner 23720 [2] Platinum x4
Purplerain tb.jpg Purple Rain 25 Jun 1984 14 Jul. 1984 1 (24) 72 Warner 25110 Platinum x13
Atwiad tb.jpg Around The World In A Day 22 Apr. 1985 11 May 1985 1 (3) 40 Paisley Park 25286 Platinum x2
Parade tb.jpg Parade 31 Mar. 1986 19 Apr. 1986 3 (3) 28 Paisley Park 25395 Platinum
Sott tb.jpg Sign O' The Times 31 Mar. 1987 18 Apr. 1987 6 54 Paisley Park 25577 [2] Platinum
Lovesexy tb.jpg Lovesexy 10 May 1988 28 May 1988 11 21 Paisley Park 25720 Gold
Batman tb.jpg Batman 20 Jun. 1989 8 Jul. 1989 1 (6) 34 Warner 25936 Platinum x2
Graffitibridge tb.jpg Graffiti Bridge 21 Aug. 1990 8 Sep. 1990 6 24 Paisley Park 27493 Gold
Diamondsandpearls tb.jpg Diamonds And Pearls 1 Oct. 1991 19 Oct. 1991 3 (1) 45 Paisley Park 25379 Platinum x2
Symbol tb.jpg Symbolpurple.png 13 Oct. 1992 31 Oct. 1992 5 34 Paisley Park 45037 Platinum
Hits1 tb.jpg The Hits 1 14 Sep. 1993 2 Oct. 1993 46 20 Paisley Park 45431 Platinum
Hits2 tb.jpg The Hits 2 14 Sep. 1993 2 Oct. 1993 54 19 Paisley Park 45435 Platinum
Hitsbsides tb.jpg The Hits / The B-Sides 14 Sep. 1993 2 Oct. 1993 19 12 Paisley Park 45440 [3] Platinum
Thebeautifulexperience single.jpg The Beautiful Experience 17 May 1994 4 Jun. 1994 92 12 NPG 71003
Come tb.jpg Come 16 Aug. 1994 3 Sep. 1994 15 10 Warner 45700 Gold
Blackalbum.jpg The Black Album 22 Nov. 1994 10 Dec. 1994 47 11 Warner 45793
Goldexperience tb.jpg The Gold Experience 26 Sep. 1995 14 Oct. 1995 6 8 Warner 45999 Gold
Chaosanddisorder tb.jpg Chaos And Disorder 9 Jul. 1996 27 Jul. 1996 26 4 Warner 46317
Emancipation tb.jpg Emancipation 19 Nov. 1996 7 Dec. 1996 11 21 NPG 54982 [3] Platinum x2
Crystalball album.png Crystal Ball 29 Jan. 1998
Unconfirmed
14 Mar. 1998 62 5 NPG 9871 [4]
1999thenewmaster single.jpg 1999: The New Master 2 Feb. 1999 20 Feb. 1999 150 1 NPG 1999
Thevault tb.jpg The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale 24 Aug. 1999 11 Sep. 1999 85 5 Warner 47522
Raveun2 tb.jpg Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic 9 Nov. 1999 27 Nov. 1999 18 15 NPG 14624 Gold
Theverybestof tb.jpg The Very Best Of Prince 31 Jul. 2001 18 Aug. 2001 66 25 Warner 74272 Platinum
Rainbowchildren tb.jpg The Rainbow Children 20 Nov. 2001 8 Dec. 2001 109 2 NPG 70004
Musicology tb.jpg Musicology 20 Apr. 2004 8 May 2004 3 (4) 26 NPG 92560 Platinum x2
3121 tb.jpg 3121 21 Mar. 2006 8 Apr. 2006 1 (1) 16 NPG 06296 Gold
Ultimate album.jpg Ultimate 22 Aug. 2006 9 Sep. 2006 61 5 NPG 73381 [2]
Planetearth tb.jpg Planet Earth 24 Jul. 2007 11 Aug. 2007 3 (1) 10 NPG 12970
Lotusflow3r tb.jpg Lotusflow3r 29 Mar. 2009 18 Apr. 2009 2 (1) 13 NPG 02762 [3]
Ultimate album.jpg Ultimate 22 Aug. 2006 ? Aug. 2012 55 R 6 NPG 73381 [2]
Purplerain tb.jpg Purple Rain 25 Jun 1984 12 Jul. 2014 193 R 1 Warner 25110 Platinum x13
Plectrumelectrum album.jpg Plectrumelectrum 30 Sep. 2014 18 Oct. 2014 8 3 Warner 545610
Artofficialage album.jpg Art Official Age 30 Sep. 2014 18 Oct. 2014 5 4 Warner 545612
Purplerain tb.jpg Purple Rain 25 Jun 1984 8 Nov. 2014 195 R 1 Warner 25110 Platinum x13
Hitnrun album.jpg Hitnrun Phase One 14 Sep. 2015 3 Oct. 2015 70 1 NPG / Island 9600021

Posthumous charting
Album Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference RIAA Certification
Theverybestof tb.jpg The Very Best Of Prince 31 Jul. 2001 7 May 2016 1 (1) 22 Warner 74272 Platinum
Purplerain tb.jpg Purple Rain 25 Jun 1984 7 May 2016 2 (1) 17 Warner 25110 Platinum x13
Hitsbsides tb.jpg The Hits / The B-Sides 14 Sep. 1993 7 May 2016 4 6 Paisley Park 45440 [3] Platinum
Ultimate album.jpg Ultimate 22 Aug. 2006 7 May 2016 6 10 NPG 73381 [2]
1999 tb.jpg 1999 27 Oct. 1982 7 May 2016 7 9 Warner 23720 [2] Platinum x4
Sott tb.jpg Sign O' The Times 31 Mar. 1987 7 May 2016 20 54 Paisley Park 25577 [2] Platinum
Hitnrun album.jpg Hitnrun Phase One 14 Sep. 2015 7 May 2016 48 4 NPG / Island 9600021
Prince tb.jpg Prince 19 Oct. 1979 7 May 2016 52 5 Warner 3366 Platinum
Hitnrun PHASEII album.jpg Hitnrun Phase Two 12 Dec. 2015 14 May 2016 40 3 Universal
Parade tb.jpg Parade 31 Mar. 1986 14 May 2016 50 1 Paisley Park 25395 Platinum
Atwiad tb.jpg Around The World In A Day 22 Apr. 1985 14 May 2016 51 4 Paisley Park 25286 Platinum x2
Controversy tb.jpg Controversy 14 Oct. 1981 14 May 2016 55 2 Warner 3601 Platinum
Dirtymind tb.jpg Dirty Mind 8 Oct. 1980 14 May 2016 56 2 Warner 3478 Gold
Batman tb.jpg Batman 20 Jun. 1989 14 May 2016 61 2 Warner 25936 Platinum x2
Diamondsandpearls tb.jpg Diamonds And Pearls 1 Oct. 1991 14 May 2016 80 1 Paisley Park 25379 Platinum x2
Artofficialage album.jpg Art Official Age 30 Sep. 2014 14 May 2016 81 2 Warner 545612
Symbol tb.jpg Symbolpurple.png 13 Oct. 1992 14 May 2016 111 1 Paisley Park 45037 Platinum
Foryou tb.jpg For You 7 Apr. 1978 14 May 2016 138 1 Warner 3150
Plectrumelectrum album.jpg Plectrumelectrum 30 Sep. 2014 14 May 2016 192 1 Warner 545610
Prince4ever album.jpg Prince 4ever 22 Nov. 2016 10 Dec. 2016 80 1 NPG

+   indicates single peaked in the year after it first charted.
R   indicates re-entry of an album that had already charted.
[2]   indicates a 2-albums set.
[3]   indicates a 3-albums set.
[4]   indicates a 4-albums set.



References



The Billboard 200  ★  Billboard Top R&B Albums  ★  The Billboard 200 (Associated)  ★  Billboard Top R&B Albums (Associated)
Chart History