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Live 8 concerts took place in 9 countries worldwide during 2005.

List of 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s

  1. The Beatles 1 – 31 million [5] – 2000
  2. Norah Jones Come Away with Me – 26 million [6] – 2002
  3. Backstreet Boys Black & Blue – 24 million [7] [8] – 2000
  4. Linkin Park Hybrid Theory – 24 million [9] – 2000
  5. Britney Spears Oops!... I Did It Again – 20 million [10] – 2000
  6. Usher Confessions – 20 million [11] – 2004
  7. Eminem The Eminem Show – 19 million [12] – 2002
  8. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP – 19 million [12] [13] – 2000
  9. Avril Lavigne Let Go – 17 million [14] – 2002
  10. Evanescence Fallen – 17 million [15] – 2003

1990s

List of 10 best-selling albums of the 1990s

  1. Whitney Houston / Various artists – The Bodyguard – 45 million [20] [21] – 1992
  2. Shania Twain Come on Over – 40 million [22] – 1997
  3. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill – 33 million [23] – 1995
  4. Mariah Carey Music Box – 32 million [24] – 1993
  5. Celine Dion Falling into You – 32 million [25] – 1996
  6. Michael Jackson Dangerous – 32 million [26] [27] – 1991
  7. Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love – 31 million [28] – 1997
  8. Madonna The Immaculate Collection – 30 million [29] [30] – 1990
  9. Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time – 30 million [31] [32] – 1999
  10. Backstreet Boys Millennium – 30 million [33] [34] – 1999

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