List of Billboard number-one 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]

List of number-one albums[edit]

These are the albums which have reached number one on the folk albums chart listed in chronological order. Note that Billboard publishes charts with an issue date approximately 7–10 days in advance.

Contents
Issue date Album Artist(s) Weeks at
number one
Ref.
2009
December 5 Christmas in the Heart Bob Dylan 6 [3]
2010
January 16 I and Love and You The Avett Brothers 2 [4]
January 30 July Flame Laura Veirs 1 [5]
February 6 I and Love and You The Avett Brothers 1 [4]
February 13 Downtown Church Patty Griffin 2 [6]
February 27 XOBC Brandi Carlile 1 [7]
March 6 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
March 13 Have One on Me Joanna Newsom 4 [9]
April 10 Volume Two She & Him 3 [10]
May 1 Leave Your Sleep Natalie Merchant 2 [11]
May 15 The Age of Miracles Mary Chapin Carpenter 1 [12]
May 22 So Runs the World Away Josh Ritter 1 [13]
May 29 Love Is Strange Jackson Browne and David Lindley 1 [14]
June 5 Volume Two She & Him 1 [10]
June 12 In Person & On Stage John Prine 1 [15]
June 19 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 3 [8]
July 10 Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Various artists 1 [16]
July 17 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 7 [8]
September 4 God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs 3 [17]
September 25 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 5 [8]
October 30 The Age of Adz Sufjan Stevens 1 [18]
November 6 The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 – The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 Bob Dylan 1 [19]
November 13 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 13 [8]
2011
February 12 Kiss Each Other Clean Iron & Wine 1 [20]
February 19 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 10 [8]
April 30 Paper Airplane Alison Krauss and Union Station 2 [21]
May 14 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
May 21 Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes 2 [22]
June 4 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2 [8]
June 18 Ukulele Songs Eddie Vedder 2 [23]
July 2 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2 [8]
July 16 The Harrow & The Harvest Gillian Welch 1 [24]
July 23 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 16 [8]
November 12 A Very She & Him Christmas She & Him 3 [25]
December 3 Cities 97 Sampler, Vol. 23: Live from Studio C Various artists 1 [26]
December 10 A Very She & Him Christmas She & Him 5 [25]
2012
January 14 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 3 [8]
February 4 ¿Which Side Are You On? Ani DiFranco 1 [27]
February 11 Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Various artists 1 [28]
February 18 Old Ideas Leonard Cohen 1 [29]
February 25 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
March 3 Barton Hollow The Civil Wars 1 [30]
March 10 Voice of Ages The Chieftains 1 [31]
March 17 Old Ideas Leonard Cohen 1 [29]
March 24 Break It Yourself Andrew Bird 2 [32]
April 7 The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Soundtrack 6 [33]
May 19 Blessings Laura Story 2 [34]
June 2 The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Soundtrack 1 [33]
June 9 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
June 16 Here Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 1 [35]
June 23 Bear Creek Brandi Carlile 1 [36]
June 30 + Ed Sheeran 1 [37]
July 7 Rhythm and Repose Glen Hansard 1 [38]
July 14 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 1 [8]
July 21 The Lumineers The Lumineers 2 [39]
August 4 Carry Me Back Old Crow Medicine Show 1 [40]
August 11 The Lumineers The Lumineers 7 [39]
September 29 Tempest Bob Dylan 2 [41]
October 13 Babel Mumford & Sons 15 [42]
2013
January 26 The Lumineers The Lumineers 3 [39]
February 16 Babel Mumford & Sons 13 [42]
May 18 The Lumineers The Lumineers 1 [39]
May 25 Volume 3 She & Him 2 [43]
June 8 Fix Me Up A Firm Handshake 1 [44]
June 15 The Lumineers The Lumineers 1 [39]
June 22 The Hurry and the Harm City and Colour 1 [45]
June 29 The Lumineers The Lumineers 2 [39]
July 13 Babel Mumford and Sons 1 [42]
July 20 The Lumineers The Lumineers 1 [39]
July 27 Babel Mumford and Sons 2 [42]
August 10 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 1 [46]
August 17 The Lumineers The Lumineers 1 [39]
August 24 The Civil Wars The Civil Wars 2 [47]
September 7 Paradise Valley John Mayer 2 [48]
September 21 The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You Neko Case 1 [49]
September 28 Paradise Valley John Mayer 1 [48]
October 5 From Here to Now to You Jack Johnson 3 [50]
October 26 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Amos Lee 1 [51]
November 2 Magpie and the Dandelion The Avett Brothers 1 [52]
November 9 Let's Be Still The Head and the Heart 1 [53]
November 16 All the Little Lights Passenger 3 [54]
December 7 Shangri La Jake Bugg 1 [55]
December 14 Babel Mumford & Sons 1 [42]
December 21 All the Little Lights Passenger 1 [54]
December 28 Live at the Cellar Door Neil Young 2 [56]
2014
January 11 All the Little Lights Passenger 1 [54]
January 18 Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording Soundtrack 2 [57]
February 1 The River & the Thread Rosanne Cash 2 [58]
February 15 All the Little Lights Passenger 9 [54]
April 19 A Dotted Line Nickel Creek 3 [59]
May 10 From Here to Now to You Live EP Jack Johnson 1 [60]
May 17 Supernova Ray LaMontagne 3 [61]
June 7 Upside Down Mountain Conor Oberst 1 [62]
June 14 A Letter Home Neil Young 1 [63]
June 21 Fire Within Birdy 1 [64]
June 28 Whispers Passenger 1 [65]
July 5 Mutineers David Gray 2 [66]
July 19 Remedy Old Crow Medicine Show 1 [67]
July 26 CSNY 1974 (Deluxe) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1 [68]
August 2 Wild Animals Trampled by Turtles 1 [69]
August 9 CSNY 1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1 [68]
August 16 Remedy Old Crow Medicine Show 2 [67]
August 30 Whispers Passenger 1 [65]
September 6 Remedy Old Crow Medicine Show 1 [67]
September 13 Swimmin' Time Shovels & Rope 1 [70]
September 20 Songs from an Open Book Justin Furstenfeld 1 [71]
September 27 Ryan Adams Ryan Adams 2 [72]
October 11 Popular Problems Leonard Cohen 1 [73]
October 18 Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Lucinda Williams 1 [74]
October 25 Hozier Hozier 1 [75]
November 1 rose ave. You+Me 1 [76]
November 8 Hozier Hozier 3 [75]
November 29 My Favourite Faded Fantasy Damien Rice 1 [77]
December 6 Hozier Hozier 2 [75]
December 20 Classics She & Him 1 [78]
December 27 Hozier Hozier 6 [75]
2015
February 7 What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World The Decemberists 1 [79]
February 14 Wanted on Voyage George Ezra 1 [80]
February 21 Shadows in the Night Bob Dylan 1 [81]
February 28 Hozier Hozier 3 [75]
March 21 The Firewatcher's Daughter Brandi Carlile 1 [82]
March 28 Hozier Hozier 1 [75]
April 4 Tracker Mark Knopfler 1 [83]
April 11 Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Courtney Barnett 1 [84]
April 18 Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens 1 [85]
April 25 Strange Trails Lord Huron 1 [86]
May 2 Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens 1 [85]
May 9 Hozier Hozier 3 [75]
May 30 Dark Bird Is Home The Tallest Man on Earth 1 [87]
June 6 The Voice: The Complete Season 8 Collection Sawyer Fredericks 1 [88]
June 13 Hozier Hozier 1 [75]
June 20 All Your Favorite Bands Dawes 1 [89]
June 27 Beneath the Skin Of Monsters and Men 1 [90]
July 4 Before This World James Taylor 5 [91]
August 8 Something More Than Free Jason Isbell 3 [92]
August 29 Another One Mac DeMarco 1 [93]
September 5 Something More Than Free Jason Isbell 1 [92]
September 12 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats 1 [94]
September 19 Brand New Ben Reactor 1 [95]
September 26 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats 1 [94]
October 3 Picking Up the Pieces Jewel 1 [96]
October 10 1989 Ryan Adams 3 [97]
October 31 If I Should Go Before You City & Colour 1 [98]
November 7 Sermon on the Rocks Josh Ritter 1 [99]
November 14 Divers Joanna Newsom 1 [100]
November 21 1989 Ryan Adams 1 [97]
November 28 The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: 1965 - 1966, The Best Of The Cutting Edge Bob Dylan 1 [101]
December 5 Bluenote Café Neil Young 1 [102]
December 12 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats 1 [94]
December 19 Hozier Hozier 1 [75]
December 26 ONXRT: Live From the Archives, Volume 17 Various Artists 1 [103]
2016
January 2 1989 Ryan Adams 1 [97]
January 9 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 3 [94]
January 30 Tomorrow Is My Turn Rhiannon Giddens 1 [104]
February 6 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 1 [94]
February 13 Fifteen Green River Ordinance 1 [105]
February 20 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats 1 [94]
February 27 The Ghosts of Highway 20 Lucinda Williams 1 [106]
March 5 Chaos and the Calm James Bay 1 [107]
March 12 Side Pony Lake Street Dive 1 [108]
March 19 Dig in Deep Bonnie Raitt 1 [109]
March 26 Ouroboros Ray LaMontagne 1 [110]
April 2 You and I Jeff Buckley 1 [111]
April 9 Southern Family Various Artists 1 [112]
April 16 Beautiful Lies Birdy 1 [113]
April 23 Are You Serious Andrew Bird 1 [114]
April 30 Cleopatra The Lumineers 1 [115]
May 7 A Sailor's Guide to Earth Sturgill Simpson 1 [116]
May 14 Cleopatra The Lumineers 3 [115]
June 4 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
June 11 Fallen Angels Bob Dylan 1 [118]
June 18 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
June 25 Stranger to Stranger Paul Simon 1 [119]
July 2 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
July 9 Johannesburg (EP) Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg 1 [120]
July 16 True Sadness The Avett Brothers 1 [121]
July 23 Traveller Chris Stapleton 7 [117]
September 10 Pure and Simple Dolly Parton 2 [122]
September 24 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
October 1 Signs of Light The Head and the Heart 1 [123]
October 8 We're All Gonna Die Dawes 1 [124]
October 15 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
October 22 22, A Million Bon Iver 2 [125]
November 5 Like an Arrow Blackberry Smoke 1 [126]
November 12 You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen 1 [127]
November 19 Traveller Chris Stapleton 2 [117]
December 3 You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen 1 [127]
December 10 Traveller Chris Stapleton 9 [117]
2017
February 11 The Search for Everything: Wave One John Mayer 1 [128]
February 18 Traveller Chris Stapleton 3 [117]
March 11 Prisoner Ryan Adams 1 [129]
March 18 The Search for Everything: Wave Two John Mayer 1 [130]
March 25 Windy City Alison Krauss 1 [131]
April 1 Traveller Chris Stapleton 3 [117]
April 22 Big Little Lies: Music From The HBO Limited Series Soundtrack 1 [132]
April 29 Pure Comedy Father John Misty 1 [133]
May 6 The Search for Everything John Mayer 2 [134]
May 20 Sad Clowns & Hillbillies John Mellencamp featuring Carlene Carter 1 [135]
May 27 From A Room: Volume 1 Chris Stapleton 6 [136]
July 8 The Nashville Sound Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit 1 [137]
July 15 From A Room: Volume 1 Chris Stapleton 5 [136]
August 19 Traveller 4 [117]
September 16 Beast Epic Iron & Wine 1 [138]
September 23 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
September 30 All the Light Above It Too Jack Johnson 1 [139]
October 7 Southern Blood Gregg Allman 1 [140]
October 14 Roll with the Punches Van Morrison 1 [141]
October 21 Traveller Chris Stapleton 2 [117]
November 4 Carry Fire Robert Plant 1 [142]
November 11 A Long Way From Your Heart The Turnpike Troubadours 1 [143]
November 18 Traveller Chris Stapleton 1 [117]
November 25 From A Room: Volume 1 2 [136]
December 9 Traveller 2 [117]
December 23 From A Room: Volume 2 1 [144]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Chart references for Christmas in the Heart:
  4. ^ a b Chart references for I and Love and You:
  5. ^ Chart references for July Flame:
  6. ^ Chart references for Downtown Church:
  7. ^ Chart references for XOBC:
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Chart references for Sigh No More:
  9. ^ Chart references for Have One on Me:
  10. ^ a b Chart references for Volume 2:
  11. ^ Chart references for Leave Your Sleep:
  12. ^ Chart references for The Age of Miracles:
  13. ^ Chart references for So Runs the World Away:
  14. ^ Chart references for Love Is Strange:
  15. ^ Chart references for In Person & On Stage:
  16. ^ Chart references for Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows:
  17. ^ Chart references for God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise:
  18. ^ Chart references for The Age of Adz:
  19. ^ Chart references for The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964:
  20. ^ Chart references for Kiss Each Other Clean:
  21. ^ Chart references for Paper Airplane:
  22. ^ Chart references for Helplessness Blues:
  23. ^ Chart references for Ukulele Songs:
  24. ^ Chart references for The Harrow & The Harvest:
  25. ^ a b Chart references for A Very She & Him Christmas:
  26. ^ Chart references for Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 23:
  27. ^ Chart references for ¿Which Side Are You On?:
  28. ^ Chart references for Chimes of Freedom:
  29. ^ a b Chart references for Old Ideas:
  30. ^ Chart references for Barton Hollow:
  31. ^ Chart references for Voice of Ages:
  32. ^ Chart references for Break It Yourself:
  33. ^ a b Chart references for The Hunger Games:
  34. ^ Chart references for Blessings:
  35. ^ Chart references for Here:
  36. ^ Chart references for Bear Creek:
  37. ^ Chart references for +:
  38. ^ Chart references for Rhythm and Repose:
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h Chart references for The Lumineers:
  40. ^ Chart references for Carry Me Back:
  41. ^ Chart references for Tempest:
  42. ^ a b c d e Chart references for Babel:
  43. ^ Chart references for Volume 3:
  44. ^ Chart references for Fix Me Up:
  45. ^ Chart references for The Hurry and the Harm:
  46. ^ Chart references for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros:
  47. ^ Chart references for The Civil Wars:
  48. ^ a b Chart references for Paradise Valley:
  49. ^ Chart references for Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight:
  50. ^ Chart references for From Here to Now to You:
  51. ^ Chart references for Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song:
  52. ^ Chart references for Magpie and the Dandelion:
  53. ^ Chart references for Let's Be Still:
  54. ^ a b c d Chart references for All the Little Lights:
  55. ^ Chart references for Shangri La:
  56. ^ Chart references for Live at the Cellar Door:
  57. ^ Chart references for Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording:
  58. ^ Chart references for The River & the Thread:
  59. ^ Chart references for A Dotted Line:
  60. ^ Chart references for From Here to Now to You Live EP:
  61. ^ Chart references for Supernova:
  62. ^ Chart references for Upside Down Mountain:
  63. ^ Chart references for A Letter Home:
  64. ^ Chart references for Fire Within:
  65. ^ a b Chart references for Whispers:
  66. ^ Chart references for Mutineers:
  67. ^ a b c Chart references for Remedy:
  68. ^ a b Chart references for CSNY 1974:
  69. ^ Chart references for Wild Animals:
  70. ^ Chart references for Swimmin' Time:
  71. ^ Chart references for Songs from an Open Book:
  72. ^ Chart references for Ryan Adams:
  73. ^ Chart references for Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone:
  74. ^ a b c d e f g h i Chart references for Hozier:
  75. ^ Chart references for rose ave.:
  76. ^ Chart references for My Favorite Faded Fantasy:
  77. ^ Chart references for Classics:
  78. ^ Chart references for What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World:
  79. ^ Chart references for Wanted on Voyage:
  80. ^ Chart references for Shadows in the Night:
  81. ^ Chart references for The Firewatcher's Daughter:
  82. ^ Chart references for Tracker:
  83. ^ Chart references for Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit:
  84. ^ a b Chart references for Carrie & Lowell:
  85. ^ Chart references for Strange Trails:
  86. ^ Chart references for Dark Bird is Home:
  87. ^ Chart references for The Voice : The Complete Season Collection:
  88. ^ Chart references for All Your Favorite Bands:
  89. ^ Chart references for Beneath the Skin:
  90. ^ Chart References for Before This World:
  91. ^ a b Chart references for Something More Than Free:
  92. ^ Chart references for Another One:
  93. ^ a b c d e f Chart references for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats:
  94. ^ Chart references for Brand New:
  95. ^ Chart references for Picking Up the Pieces:
  96. ^ a b c Chart references for Nineteen Eighty Nine:
  97. ^ Chart references for If I Should Go Before You:
  98. ^ Chart references for Sermon on the Rocks:
  99. ^ Chart references for Divers:
  100. ^ Chart references for The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: 1965 - 1966, The Best Of The Cutting Edge:
  101. ^ Chart references for Bluenote Café:
  102. ^ Chart references for ONXRT: Live From the Archives, Volume 17:
  103. ^ Chart references for Tomorrow Is My Turn:
  104. ^ Chart references for Fifteen:
  105. ^ Chart references for The Ghosts of Highway 20:
  106. ^ Chart references for Chaos and the Calm:
  107. ^ Chart references for Side Pony:
  108. ^ Chart references for Dig in Deep:
  109. ^ Chart references for Ouroboros:
  110. ^ Chart references for You and I:
  111. ^ Chart references for Southern Family:
  112. ^ Chart references for Beautiful Lies:
  113. ^ Chart references for Are You Serious:
  114. ^ a b Chart references for Cleopatra:
  115. ^ Chart references for A Sailors Guide to Earth:
  116. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Chart references for Traveller:
  117. ^ Chart references for Fallen Angels:
  118. ^ Chart references for Stranger to Stranger:
  119. ^ Chart references for Johannesburg (EP):
  120. ^ Chart references for True Sadness:
  121. ^ Chart references for Pure and Simple:
  122. ^ Chart references for Signs of Light:
  123. ^ Chart references for We're All Gonna Die:
  124. ^ Chart references for 22, a Million:
  125. ^ Chart references for Like an Arrow:
  126. ^ a b Chart references for You Want It Darker:
  127. ^ Chart references for The Search for Everything: Wave One:
  128. ^ Chart references for Prisoner:
  129. ^ Chart references for The Search for Everything: Wave Two:
  130. ^ Chart references for Windy City:
  131. ^ Chart references for Big Little Lies: Music From The HBO Limited Series:
  132. ^ Chart references for Pure Comedy:
  133. ^ Chart references for The Search for Everything:
  134. ^ Chart references for Sad Clowns & Hillbillies:
  135. ^ a b c Chart references for From A Room: Volume 1:
  136. ^ Chart references for The Nashville Sound:
  137. ^ Chart references for Beast Epic:
  138. ^ Chart references for All the Light Above It Too:
  139. ^ Chart references for Southern Blood:
  140. ^ Chart references for Roll With The Punches:
  141. ^ Chart references for Carry Fire:
  142. ^ Chart references for A Long Way From Your Heart:
  143. ^ Chart references for From A Room Volume 2:

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