Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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1996
> Most popular album: Jagged Little Pill
> Artist: Alanis Morissette
> Biggest single: “Ironic”
> Certified U.S. sales: 16 million

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1997
> Most popular album: Spice
> Artist: Spice Girls
> Biggest single: “Wannabe”
> Certified U.S. sales: 7 million

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1998
> Most popular album: Titanic
> Artist: Various Artists
> Biggest single: “My Heart Will Go On”
> Certified U.S. sales: 11 million

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1999
> Most popular album: Millennium
> Artist: Backstreet Boys
> Biggest single: “I Want It That Way”
> Certified U.S. sales: 13 million

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2000
> Most popular album: No Strings Attached
> Artist: NSYNC
> Biggest single: “Bye Bye Bye”
> Certified U.S. sales: 11 million

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2001
> Most popular album: 1
> Artist: The Beatles
> Biggest single: “Come Together”
> Certified U.S. sales: 11 million

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2002
> Most popular album: The Eminem Show
> Artist: Eminem
> Biggest single: “‘Till I Collapse”
> Certified U.S. sales: 10 million

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2003
> Most popular album: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
> Artist: 50 Cent
> Biggest single: “In Da Club”
> Certified U.S. sales: 6 million

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2004
> Most popular album: Confessions
> Artist: Usher
> Biggest single: “Yeah!”
> Certified U.S. sales: 10 million

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2005
> Most popular album: The Massacre
> Artist: 50 Cent
> Biggest single: “Candy Shop”
> Certified U.S. sales: 5 million