Billboard 200 (Album Chart)


DEBUT PEAK WKS
 ARTIST/TITLE
10/28/78 138 6
  1 For You
originally peaked at #163 in 1978, reached a new peak in 2016 after Prince's death
11/17/79 22 28
  2 Prince
11/08/80 45 52
  3 Dirty Mind
11/07/81 21 64
  4 Controversy
11/20/82 7 163
  5 1999
originally peaked at #9 in 1983, reached a new peak in 2016 after Prince's death
07/14/84 1(24) 72
  6 Music From 'Purple Rain'
05/11/85 1(3) 40
  7 Around The World In A Day
04/19/86
 
3
 
28
 
  8 Parade: Music From 'Under the Cherry Moon'
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION (above 3)
04/18/87 6 54
  9 Sign 'O' The Times
05/28/88 11 21
  10 Lovesexy
07/08/89
 
1(6)
 
34
 
  11 Batman
music from the movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson
09/08/90 6 24
  12 Music From 'Graffiti Bridge'
10/19/91 3 45
  13 Diamonds And Pearls
10/31/92
 
5
 
34
 
  14 symbol
PRINCE AND THE NEW POWER GENERATION (above 2)
10/02/93 46 20
  15 The Hits 1
10/02/93 54 19
  16 The Hits 2
10/02/93 4 18
  17 The Hits/The B-Sides
originally peaked at #19 in 1993, reached a new peak in 2016 after Prince's death
06/04/94 92 12
  18 The Beautiful Experience
09/03/94
 
15
 
10
 
  19 Come
PRINCE 1958-1993
12/10/94 47 11
  20 The Black Album
recorded in 1987
1995 - -
  21 Exodus
NEW POWER GENERATION
import-only album ineligible for charts
10/14/95 6 8
  22 The Gold Experience
04/06/96
 
75
 
4
 
  23 Girl 6
music from the movie directed by Spike Lee
07/27/96 26 4
  24 Chaos And Disorder
12/07/96 11 21
  25 Emancipation
03/14/98 62 5
  26 Crystal Ball
includes direct-only acoustic album "The Truth" (see #55)
07/18/98
 
22
 
8
 
  27 Newpower Soul
NEW POWER GENERATION
02/20/99
 
150
 
1
 
  28 1999 The New Master
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION
09/11/99 85 5
  29 The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale
songs recorded from 1985-1994
11/27/99
 
18
 
15
 
  30 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
symbol (#18, 21, 23-25, 29)
08/18/01 1(1) 68
  31 The Very Best of Prince
originally peaked at #66 in 2001, reached a new peak in 2016 after Prince's death
12/08/01 109 2

  32 The Rainbow Children
2002 - -

  33 One Nite Alone...
direct-only album ineligible for charts
2002 - -

  34 One Nite Alone ... Live!
2003 - -

  35 Xpectation
direct-only album ineligible for charts
2003 - -

  36 N.E.W.S.
2004 - -

  37 The Chocolate Invasion: Trax From The NPG Music Club Volume One
direct-only album ineligible for charts
2004 - -

  38 The Slaughterhouse: Trax From The NPG Music Club Volume Two
direct-only album ineligible for charts
05/08/04 3 25

  39 Musicology
04/08/06 1(1) 15

  40 3121
09/09/06 6 16

  41 Ultimate Prince
originally peaked at #61 in 2006, reached a new peak in 2016 after Prince's death
08/11/07 3 10

  42 Planet Earth
04/18/09

 

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27

 

  43 LOtUSFLOW3r / MPLSoUND / Elixer
PRINCE / BRIA VALENTE
three albums sold in one package ("Elixer" is credited to Prince protege Bria Valente)
2010 - -
  44 20Ten
included as a free bonus with several European newspapers and magazines, not released for commercial sale and ineligible for charts
08/18/14 8 4
  45 Plectrumelectrum
PRINCE AND 3RDEYEGIRL
08/18/14 5 10
  46 Art Official Age
10/03/15 48 7
  47 HITnRUN Phase One
05/21/16

40

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  48 HITnRUN Phase Two
released in December 2015 but did not chart on Billboard 200 until after Prince's death
12/10/16 33 26
  49 4Ever
10/06/18 11 2
  50 Piano and a Microphone 1983
04/27/19 184 1
  51 His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club
originally released as a promotional compilation in 1985
07/06/19 15 3
  52 Originals
demo versions of songs written by Prince and given to other artists; recorded in 1981-1985, 1991
09/28/19 170 1
  53 The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold
originally released as a promotional mixtape in 1995
2020 - -
  54 Prince and the Revolution: Live
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION
soundtrack of concert film originally released in 1985
2020 - -
  55 Up All Nite with Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection
compilation of #32 & 33 above and "Live at the Aladdin" concert DVD
06/26/21 56 1
  55 The Truth
recorded in 1998, originally included as bonus disc on #25 above
08/07/21 4 2
  57 Welcome 2 America
recorded in 2010