Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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1986
> Most popular album: Whitney Houston
> Artist: Whitney Houston
> Biggest single: “Greatest Love of All”
> Certified U.S. sales: 13 million

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1987
> Most popular album: Slippery When Wet
> Artist: Bon Jovi
> Biggest single: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
> Certified U.S. sales: 12 million

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1988
> Most popular album: Faith
> Artist: George Michael
> Biggest single: “Faith”
> Certified U.S. sales: 10 million

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1989
> Most popular album: Don’t Be Cruel
> Artist: Bobby Brown
> Biggest single: “My Prerogative”
> Certified U.S. sales: 7 million

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1990
> Most popular album: Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814
> Artist: Janet Jackson
> Biggest single: “Miss You Much”
> Certified U.S. sales: 6 million

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1991
> Most popular album: Mariah Carey
> Artist: Mariah Carey
> Biggest single: “Vision of Love”
> Certified U.S. sales: 9 million

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1992
> Most popular album: Ropin’ The Wind
> Artist: Garth Brooks
> Biggest single: “Shameless”
> Certified U.S. sales: 14 million

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1993
> Most popular album: The Bodyguard
> Artist: Various Artists
> Biggest single: “I Will Always Love You”
> Certified U.S. sales: 17 million

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1994
> Most popular album: The Sign
> Artist: Ace Of Base
> Biggest single: “All That She Wants”
> Certified U.S. sales: 9 million

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1995
> Most popular album: Cracked Rear View
> Artist: Hootie & the Blowfish
> Biggest single: “Only Wanna Be With You”
> Certified U.S. sales: 16 million