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Billboard Year-End charts are a cumulative measure of a single or album's performance in the United States, based upon the Billboard magazine charts during any given chart year. Billboard's "chart year" runs from the first Billboard "week" of December to the final week in November, but because the Billboard week is dated in advance of publication, the last calendar week for which sales are counted is usually the third week in November.[1] This altered calendar allows for Billboard to calculate year-end charts and release them in time for its final print issue in the last week of December. Prior to incorporating chart data from Nielsen SoundScan (from 1991), year-end charts were calculated by an inverse-point system based solely on a title's performance (for example a single appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 would be given one point for a week spent at position 100, two points for a week spent at position ninety-nine, and so forth, up to 100 points for each week spent at number one). Other factors including the total weeks a song spent on the chart and at its peak position were calculated into its year-end total. The same method was used for albums based on the Billboard 200, and songs appearing on the other charts (e.g. Hot Country Singles).[citation needed] After Billboard began obtaining sales and airplay information from Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, the year-end charts are now calculated by a very straightforward cumulative total of yearlong sales (or sales and airplay) points.[citation needed] This gives a more accurate picture of any given year's most popular titles, as an entry that hypothetically spent nine weeks at number one in the spring could possibly have earned fewer cumulative points than one spending six weeks at number three in January. Due to this methodology, albums at the peak of their popularity at the time of the November/December chart-year cutoff many times end up ranked lower than one would expect on a year-end tally, yet are ranked on the following year's chart as well, as their cumulative points are split between the two chart years.

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1 Billboard year-end number ones 2 See also 3 References 4 Sources

Billboard year-end number ones[edit] Main article: List of Billboard Year-End number-one singles and albums

Pop Singles: Best Sellers in Stores ('40s-1958), Billboard Hot 100 (1958-present) Albums: Best-Selling Popular Albums (1955–1956), Best-Selling Pop Albums (1956–1957), Best-Selling Pop LPs (1957–1959), Top LPs (1963–1972), Top LPs & Tapes (1972–1984), Top 200 Albums (1984), Top Pop Albums (1985–1991), The Billboard 200
Billboard 200
Top Albums (1991–1992), Billboard 200
Billboard 200
(1992-present).

Between 1959 and 1963 the chart was divided in a stereo chart and a mono chart and were named Best-Selling Stereophonic LPs and Best-Selling Monophonic LPs (1959–1960), Stereo Action Charts and Mono Action Charts (1960–1961), Action Albums—Stereophonic and Action Albums—Monophonic (1961) and Top LPs—Stereo and Top LPs—Monaural (1961–1963).

R&B / Soul / Hip-hop Singles: Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, Hot R&B Singles, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Note: Billboard did not publish a singles chart for R&B songs from late 1963 through early 1965.) Albums: Top Soul Albums, Top Black Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Country Singles: Hot Country Singles, Hot Country Singles & Tracks, Hot Country Songs Albums: Top Country Albums

See also[edit]

List of best-selling albums by year in the United States

References[edit]

^ Pietroluongo, Silvio. "How We Chart The Year", Billboard.com, December 18, 2012

Sources[edit]

Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–2002 (ISBN 0-89820-155-1) Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Albums, 6th edition, (ISBN 0-89820-166-7) Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles

1950–1969

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970–1989

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990–2009

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010–present

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Billboard charts

Albums

Billboard 200

Top Album
Album
Sales Top Catalog Albums Digital Albums Billboard Comprehensive Albums (defunct)

R&B/Hip-Hop

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Rap Albums

Rock

Rock Albums Alternative Albums Hard Rock Albums Folk Albums

Country

Top Country Albums

Latin

Top Latin Albums Regional Mexican Albums Latin Pop Albums Latin Rhythm Albums Tropical Albums

Religious

Christian Albums

Other

Heatseekers Albums Tastemaker Albums Dance/Electronic Albums Independent Albums Jazz Albums Reggae Albums Comedy Albums Kid Albums

International

Canadian Albums European Albums (defunct)

Singles and tracks

Hot 100

Radio Songs Digital Songs Digital Tracks Hot Singles Sales Streaming Songs On-Demand Songs Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

Pop

Mainstream Top 40 Adult Contemporary Adult Top 40 Pop 100 (defunct) Top 40 Tracks (defunct)

Dance/Electronic

Dance Club Songs Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Dance/Mix Show Airplay Dance/Electronic Singles Sales (defunct) Dance/Electronic Digital Songs

R&B/Hip-Hop

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Hot Rap Songs Hot R&B Songs Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Adult R&B Songs Rhythmic

Rock

Hot Rock Songs Mainstream Rock Alternative Triple A

Country

Hot Country Songs Country Airplay

Latin

Hot Latin Songs Latin Pop Airplay Regional Mexican Airplay Tropical Airplay Latin Rhythm Airplay

Religious

Hot Christian Songs

Other

Heatseekers Songs Smooth Jazz Songs

International

Brasil Hot 100 Airplay Canadian Hot 100 Euro Digital Songs Japan Hot 100 Philippine Hot 100 Kpop Hot 100 European Hot 100 (defunct) Türkiye Top 20 (defunct)

Lists of number-one albums and singles

Adult Contemporary Alternative Songs Billboard 200 Dance Club Songs Dance/Electronic Albums Dance/Mix Show Airplay Americana/Folk Albums Hot 100 Hot Country Songs Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs K-Pop Mainstream Rock Top Country Albums Year-End

Lists of artists who reached number one

US Canada Japan Dance Club Songs Dance/Mix Show Airplay Alternative Songs Mainstream Rock Adult Contemporary Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Rhythmic Hot Country Songs Adult Top 40 Mainstream Top 40 Latin Songs Social 50 Artist 100

See also

Billboard Radio Monitor (defunct) List of Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart achievements and milestones List of Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart achievements by decade Music & Media (defunct) R&R (defunct) Billboard Japan Billboard Greece Billboard Türkiye Billboard Brasil Billboard En Español Billboard K-Town

Timeline List of K-pop on the Billboard charts Albums Songs

Billboard Philippines Billboard Twitter Real-Time Uncharted (defunct) Joel Whitburn

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Billboard Year-End number one albums

1956–1975

1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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Billboard Year-End number one singles

1946–1959

1946: "Prisoner of Love" – Perry Como 1947: "Near You" – Francis Craig 1948: "Twelfth Street Rag" – Pee Wee Hunt 1949: "Riders in the Sky" – Vaughn Monroe
Vaughn Monroe
Orchestra 1950: "Goodnight, Irene" – Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers 1951: "Too Young" – Nat King Cole 1952: "Blue Tango" – Leroy Anderson 1953: "The Song from Moulin Rouge" – Percy Faith 1954: "Little Things Mean a Lot" – Kitty Kallen 1955: "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" – Pérez Prado 1956: "Heartbreak Hotel" – Elvis Presley 1957: "All Shook Up" – Elvis Presley 1958: "Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)" – Domenico Modugno 1959: "The Battle of New Orleans" – Johnny Horton

1960–1979

1960: "Theme from A Summer Place" – Percy Faith 1961: "Tossin' and Turnin'" – Bobby Lewis 1962: "Stranger on the Shore" – Mr. Acker Bilk 1963: "Sugar Shack" – Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs 1964: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" – The Beatles 1965: "Wooly Bully" – Sam the Sham
Sam the Sham
& the Pharaohs 1966: "Ballad of the Green Berets" – S/Sgt. Barry Sadler 1967: "To Sir, with Love" – Lulu 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies 1970: "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Simon & Garfunkel 1971: "Joy to the World" – Three Dog Night 1972: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Roberta Flack 1973: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974: "The Way We Were" – Barbra Streisand 1975: "Love Will Keep Us Together" – Captain & Tennille 1976: "Silly Love Songs" – Wings 1977: "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" – Rod Stewart 1978: "Shadow Dancing" – Andy Gibb 1979: "My Sharona" – The Knack

1980–1999

1980: "Call Me" – Blondie 1981: "Bette Davis Eyes" – Kim Carnes 1982: "Physical" – Olivia Newton-John 1983: "Every Breath You Take" – The Police 1984: "When Doves Cry" – Prince 1985: "Careless Whisper" – Wham!
Wham!
featuring George Michael 1986: "That's What Friends Are For" – Dionne & Friends 1987: "Walk Like an Egyptian" – The Bangles 1988: "Faith" – George Michael 1989: "Look Away" – Chicago 1990: "Hold On" – Wilson Phillips 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "End of the Road" – Boyz II Men 1993: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1994: "The Sign" – Ace of Base 1995: "Gangsta's Paradise" – Coolio
Coolio
featuring L.V. 1996: "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" – Los del Río 1997: "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" – Elton John 1998: "Too Close" – Next 1999: "Believe" – Cher

2000–2019

2000: "Breathe" – Faith Hill 2001: "Hanging by a Moment" – Lifehouse 2002: "How You Remind Me" – Nickelback 2003: "In da Club" – 50 Cent 2004: "Yeah!" – Usher featuring Lil Jon
Lil Jon
and Ludacris 2005: "We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey 2006: "Bad Day" – Daniel Powter 2007: "Irreplaceable" – Beyoncé 2008: "Low" – Flo Rida
Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain 2009: "Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas 2010: "Tik Tok" – Kesha 2011: "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Thrift Shop" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "Love Yourself" – Justin Bieber 2017: "Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran

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