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Albums that are more successful than its singles (1995-1999)

Part of being a successful recording artist and becoming an A-lister is when their albums sells millions and singles becoming big hits os music charts. However, there are albums from music artists who do sell a lot of albums but their singles from those albums are not radio hits. In 1995 to 1999, here are the notable albums which its singles did not match its success.

Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill
This breakthrough album by Alanis Morissette was very successful and was one of the biggest selling albums which reached more than 30 million in sales. But none of the album’s singles went to number one either in US and UK. In Asia, their singles were successful though. Still, her singles did not match the success of the album

Oasis- (What’s the Story?) Morning Glory
Oasis became one of UK’s precious talents after this album becam extremely successful. The album was believed to have sold 20 million copies. However, only “Wonderwall” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” made impact as singles internationally. In their hometown, UK, their singles did well though.

The Fugees- The Score
The Fugees became very popular then with this critically acclaimed album. The record became multiplatinum in 1996 and one of the biggest sellers that year. But the only single which made real impact was worldwide was “Killing Me Softly”. But in UK, their singles did very well.

Ricky Martin- Vuelve
Former Menudo member Ricky Martin achieved worldwide solo success through his album “Vuelve”. The album did very well and according to estimates, it has sold 8 million copies. However, the only single which gained success from the album was “The Cup of Life”.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Californication
Red Hot Chilli Peppers has been one of the biggest bands of the 1990s. But they achieved huge success with their comeback in 1999 through “Californication”. While no singles from this highly successful album ever made the top 10 in UK and most countries, but “Scar Tissue” went to US top 10.

The Offspring- Americana
In 1999, The Offspring went back with this album “Americana” which became known for their single “Pretty Fly ( For a White Guy)”. The album went multiplatinum with sales exceeded 10 million copies but only two singles from the album charted well. In the US, no singles even hit the top 50 despite the album performed well there.

Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The success of this debut album from Lauryn Hill was preceded by her big number 1 hit “Doo Wop (That Thing)”. The album went straight to the top going multiplatinum in a number of countries. But no other singles followed the debut single’s success.

Credits to Wikipedia / Billboard