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Bands With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: No Doubt / Green Day / Red Hot Chilli Peppers

No Doubt
United States- No Doubt had scored 1 album to reach number 1 which is “Tragic Kingdom”. It is also their biggest selling album as it reached 10x platinum. Their other albums, which total of 4, went to top 10.
United Kingdom- No Doubt failed to reach the number 1 with their albums. But they had top 10 albums and gone platinum with “Tragic Kingdom” which was a number 3 album and went platinum and Gold by BPI with some of their albums.

Green Day
United States- Green Day had two albums to reach number 1 Billboard albums chart. Those albums were “American Idiot” and “21st Century Breakdown”. However, the band’s biggest seller has been “Dookie” which went 10x platinum in the US despite a number 2 peak, followed by “American Idiot”. The band had a total of 9 albums to reach top 10, which is a record for a band.
United Kingdom- Just like in United States, Green Day scored two number albums in UK with “American Idiot” and “21st Century Breakdown”. The former was their biggest album there and went 7x platinum by BPI. They had a total of 7 top 10 albums going platinum mostly.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers
United States- Despite scoring multiplatinum and platinum with their albums, Red Hot Chilli Peppers only had 1 number 1 album in the US. That album was “Stadium Arcadium”. However, the band’s biggest seller was “Blood Sugar Sex Magic” which went 7x platinum by RIAA. “Californication” is a known album which had gone 5x platinum despite its number 5 peak, according to RIAA.
United Kingdom- Red Hot Chilli Peppers had 3 number 1 albums in United Kingdom. Those records were “By the Way” (which was their biggest seller there for 6x platinums), “Stadium Arcadium”, and “Im With You”. They had 7 albums to reach the top 10. Most of those albums went platinum and multiplatinum as reported by BPI.

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2005-2006)

Here are the stellar albums with less than stellar singles during 2005 to 2006.

Coldplay- X&Y (2005)
This third album by Coldplay is among the biggest sellers of 2005. According to estimates, it has sold over 13 million copies. Despite the album’s success, as usual forĀ  a Coldplay album, it’s only big hit is “Speed of Sound”. The single “Fix You” had some successes in certain countries.

Gorillaz- Demon Days (2005)
After the success of their debut album, the virtual band is finally back with their new album. The album became a success with 8 million in sales, with only one stellar single “Feel Good Inc”. The song “DARE” became a UK number one hit anyway.

Michael Buble- It’s Time
Michael Buble made a success with this album with approxiamte sales of 8 million. It scored the popular song “Home” which surpisingly did not do well in the charts.

OST- High School Musical
High School Musical TV movie is such a phenomenal hit. It triggered the sales of the soundtrack album to the top. The album’s single “Breaking Free” charted inside the top 10 in nany countries. However, it is the only single released from the album.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
Since “Californication”, Red Hot Chilli Peppers scored a string of hit albums which this album is the last big hit records. It topped the charts worldwide with millions of sales. It scored the hit single “Dani California”, but its succeeding singles did not match its success. It’s not enought to match the album’s success.

James Blunt- Back to Bedlam
This album by James Blunt may have been released earlier than 2005, but it achieved success since the mentioned year. After the hit single “You’re Beautiful”, the album’s sales was heightened. Despite with only one real hit single, the album became the number one selling album internationally in 2006. “Goodbye My Lover” single charted but not that successful.

Credits to Wikipedia and its references

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

10 Songs With “Way”

There were numerous songs with “way” which talks about either a road or a method of doing something. Sometimes, it is also used in some known expressions.

Here are 10 songs with “way” you may be familiar about:

Janet Jackson- That’s the Way Love Goes
Janet wants love the “way” she wants like how it should go. This song became her biggest hit then and went to number 1 in Billboard Hot 100 where it spent a lot of weeks.

Aerosmith- Walk this Way
Steve Tyler and his gang is showing the “way” for everyone to walk. The song became one of the most popular songs of the band as it hit the top 10.

Bruno Mars- Just the Way You Are
When you are loving everything from the girl and doesn’t need anything from her, this is a perfect song then. This hit remains Bruno’s biggest hit ever based on its sales.

Lady Gaga- Born This Way
Doesn’t matter how you look like or what you are, you’re still beautiful as that’s how God made you. The song became anthemic and went to number 1 worldwide.

Backstreet Boys- I Want it That Way
This song was already listed in one of my list. It was a huge hit in 1999 worldwide.

Usher- My Way
Some people wants to do things just their own “way”. This song is different from the famous Frank Sinatra song. It went to the top 3 in US charts then.

Big Mountain- Baby I Love Your Way
It was like loving everything from the one you love and what he/she do. The song is just remake but even performed better than teh original as it topped the charts in many countries.

Eminem and Rihanna- Love the Way You Lie
Despite getting hurt from the one you are in a relationship with but still loving him/her. This song has been one of the biggest selling digital singles as reported by IFPI.

Fastball- The Way
Some people just take the “way” they are not familiar with but remained happy. This song reminded me of The Beatles based on its tune. It was a radio hit then.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers- By the Way
This song from RHCP became a huge top 2 hit in UK.

Some facts from Wikipedia.