Remember albums? Slacker’s Premium users do…and they listen to their favorite full-length releases on demand like crazy. This got us to wondering what the biggest albums in our universe are, so we dug into our data stretching all the way back to the beginning of Slacker and found that the Top 10 goes like this:
What have we learned? For starters, good grief, Eminem is easily the most dominant artist on Planet Slacker, holding down half of our top 10 slots.
With this in mind, we’ve decided to make Recovery our Album of the Week—giving all Slacker users the chance to listen to the classic in its entirety.
This means everyone can experience Recovery as many times as they want, on demand, just like our Premium subscribers have been doing.
Meanwhile, since we’re nerds, we spent a lot of time analyzing this data. We found that, powered by Eminem, Hip Hop accounted for 21 of our top 50 albums—although these were all from artists that have crossed over into Pop (Wiz Khalifa, for example, at #24; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at #25, Nicki Minaj at #27).
There were four Country albums in the top 50, the highest ranked being Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party at #11. Rock/Alternative posted seven albums, the most surprising being AWOLNATION’s Megalithic Symphony at #39. EDM was represented by David Guetta’s Nothing But the Beat at #35.
In terms of repeat artists, Eminem had 6 albums in the top 50, followed by Drake with four, and Jay Z, Katy Perry, Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and Kanye West with two each.
Albums from the past five years dominate, but “gold” releases making the list included Greatest Hits by the Notorious B.I.G. (#21), 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (#38), Journey’s Greatest Hits (#45), Nickelback’s All the Right Reasons (#47), Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction (#48) and Sublime by Sublime (#50).
And where was Thriller? #244.