Americana/Folk Albums

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Americana/Folk Albums (formerly Folk Albums) is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling "current releases by traditional folk artists, as well as appropriate titles by acoustic-based singer-songwriters" in the United States.[1] The chart debuted on the issue dated December 5, 2009, as a 15-position chart with its first number-one title being the Bob Dylan Christmas album Christmas in the Heart.[1]

It has since expanded to a 25-position chart. In May 2016, Billboard renamed the chart to "Americana/Folk Albums", with the increasing popularity of Americana music, giving more recognition to acts which lean more towards Americana than folk.[2]

On the year-end Billboard charts, Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons was the best performing album of 2010 and 2011, Babel by Mumford & Sons was the best performing album of 2012 and 2013, All the Little Lights by Passenger was the best performing album of 2014, Hozier by Hozier was the best performing album of 2015, and Traveller by Chris Stapleton was the best performing album of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Folk/Americana chart achievementsEdit

Albums with most weeks at number oneEdit

Weeks Song Artist Year(s) Source
131 Traveller Chris Stapleton 2016-2022 [13]
66 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2010-2012 [14]
37 Starting Over Chris Stapleton 2021-2022 [15]
21 Hozier Hozier 2014-2015 [16]
18 The Lumineers The Lumineers 2012-2013 [17]

Artists with most cumulative weeks at number oneEdit

Artists with at least 50 or more weeks at number one. As of the issue of Billboard dated May 21, 2022

Weeks at
number one
Artist
175 Chris Stapleton
102 Mumford & Sons

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Trust, Gary (November 26, 2009). "Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Billboard Staff (May 17, 2016). "Billboard Introduces Americana/Folk Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2010". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums - Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums Chart". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums Chart". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums Chart". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums Chart". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums Chart". Billboard.