2006 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2006.

List of years in music (table)














Albums released

January – March

Date Album Artist Notes
1 (Miss)understood Ayumi Hamasaki RIAJ-certified Million
3 First Impressions of Earth The Strokes ARIA-certified Gold
9 Inhuman Rampage DragonForce BPI-certified Silver
10 Dog Days BR549
High School Musical High School Musical cast TV Soundtrack; 4x Platinum
Live: Wherever You Are Jack Ingram Live + 2 studio tracks
Morningwood Morningwood
13 Aerial View blackmail
Soul of a Man Eric Burdon
15 Changes Taylor Horn
17 Everything Is Possible: The Very Best of Living Colour Living Colour Compilation
19 Mutemath Mutemath Debut album; remastered version released September 26, 2006
20 Rocket Ride Edguy
The Greatest Cat Power
23 Inside In/Inside Out The Kooks
Keys to the World Richard Ashcroft
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys BPI-Certified 3x Platinum, ARIA-certified Gold
24 Black Cadillac Rosanne Cash
Detrola His Name Is Alive
The Essential Kenny G Kenny G Compilation
From a Compound Eye Robert Pollard
Greatest Hits Live Ace Frehley Live
Lights and Sounds Yellowcard RIAA-certified Gold
Makers Rocky Votolato
Now That's What I Call Music! Number 1's Various Artists Compilation
Rabbit Fur Coat Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Standing in the Way of Control Gossip
Testify P.O.D.
Your Man Josh Turner RIAA-certified 2x Platinum
26 White Limousine Duncan Sheik
27 Vuelvo A Ti Ericson Alexander Molano
Termination Bliss Deathstars
30 Synchestra The Devin Townsend Band
31 Amore Andrea Bocelli
Audition P.O.S
For Me, It's You Train
The Greatest Songs of the Fifties Barry Manilow Covers album
In My Mind Heather Headley Gold
She Wants Revenge She Wants Revenge
Worst Fears Confirmed Vakill
? Amber Clearlake
3 Come Clarity In Flames
4 State of Emergency The Living End
6 Hello Young Lovers Sparks
7 Below the Branches Kelley Stoltz
Comfort of Strangers Beth Orton
Donuts J Dilla
Eye to the Telescope KT Tunstall BPI-certified 5x Platinum, RIAA-certified Platinum
The Life Pursuit Belle and Sebastian BPI-certified Silver
Magnificent City Aceyalone
The Minus 5 The Minus 5
On Top of Our Game Dem Franchize Boyz RIAA-certified Gold
Other People's Lives Ray Davies
Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 Various Artists
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George Jack Johnson and Friends Soundtrack; Platinum
We Are Night Sky Deadboy & the Elephantmen
11 Dark Angel Lee Hyori
13 The Best of the Specials & Fun Boy Three The Specials & Fun Boy Three Compilation
Cheap Pop for the Elite Kore. Ydro.
14 Age of Winters The Sword
Falling in Between Toto
Ghetto Classics Jaheim Gold
The Secret Life of... The Veronicas ARIA-certified 4x Platinum
Timeless Sérgio Mendes BPI-certified Gold
Voices Matchbook Romance
15 Outgrow BoA
16 Best Kenny G Live
17 Silent Shout The Knife
20 Drum's Not Dead Liars
Hello Waveforms William Orbit
What's Wrong with This Picture? Lee Harding
21 Destroyer's Rubies Destroyer
The Destruction of Everything is the Beginning of Something New Adair
Every Woman Dreams Shanice
Everything Wrong Is Imaginary Lilys
Geekin' Out Across the Galaxy Jason Mraz EP
One Hunid The Product
Resist Convenience Folly
Six Demon Bag Man Man
Sleep Is the Enemy Danko Jones Canada
Songlines The Derek Trucks Band
Streets of New York Willie Nile
20/20 Dilated Peoples
22 Imaginations Fantastic Plastic Machine
24 Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae BPI-certified 2x Platinum
London: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Crystal Method Soundtrack
27 Directo A La Luz WarCry Live, Spain-certified Gold
Taller in More Ways Sugababes Re-issue
28 The Believer Rhett Miller
Chaotic Resolve Plumb
Corn Fed Shannon Brown
Hammersmith Odeon London '75 Bruce Springsteen Live 1975
If Only You Were Lonely Hawthorne Heights
In My Own Words Ne-Yo RIAA-certified Platinum, BPI-certified Gold
Live Trucker Kid Rock And The Twisted Brown Trucker Band Live
Out of the Ashes Jessi Colter
Precious Memories Alan Jackson
Straight to Hell Hank Williams III
Thugs Revenge Bizzy Bone
6 Addicted Sweetbox RIAJ-certified Gold
Fab Four Suture Stereolab Compilation
Flat-Pack Philosophy Buzzcocks
Kick White Rose Movement
On an Island David Gilmour BPI-certified Platinum
Pay the Devil Van Morrison
7 Against All Oddz Young Noble and E.D.I.
Country Is My Rock Trent Tomlinson
Fear Is on Our Side I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Neko Case
Keasbey Nights Streetlight Manifesto
Morph the Cat Donald Fagen
Mr. Beast Mogwai
People Gonna Talk James Hunter
Reality Check Juvenile RIAA-certified Gold
Rebirth of a Nation Public Enemy featuring Paris
Rizz-Wa-Faire Ralph Tresvant
That's So Raven Too! Various Artists TV Soundtrack
This Old Road Kris Kristofferson
Under a Billion Suns Mudhoney
Youth Matisyahu RIAA-certified Gold
Youth Dub Matisyahu
10 The Arockalypse Lordi
The Chthonic Chronicles Bal-Sagoth
11 Moo, You Bloody Choir Augie March ARIA-certified Gold
13 Grand Unification Fightstar
The Great Cold Distance Katatonia
Jagged Gary Numan
Love Travels at Illegal Speeds Graham Coxon
Meds Placebo BPI-certified Gold
Wig Wamania Wig Wam
14 Back to the Drive Suzi Quatro
Blinders On Sean Watkins
Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll D.M.C.
Dante XXI Sepultura
Dave Chappelle's Block Party Various Artists Live soundtrack
Fortuneteller's Melody SHeDAISY
Lottery Romeo
Menace 2 Society Capone
Never Trust a Hippy NOFX EP
My Ghetto Report Card E-40 RIAA-certified Gold
Reintarnation k.d. lang Compilation
Super Colossal Joe Satriani
16 You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Willie Nelson Cindy Walker Tribute
17 Poison Pen Chino XL
18 Little Cloud The Whitlams ARIA-certified Gold
20 4 Gerling
Metal Black Venom
Part Two Throbbing Gristle
21 America's Most Luved Bad Guy Master P
Born Again in the USA Loose Fur
Both Sides of the Gun Ben Harper
Bring It Back Mates of State
Richard Butler Richard Butler
Chicago XXX Chicago
Everything All the Time Band of Horses
For Blood and Empire Anti-Flag
Freak 'n' Roll...Into the Fog: The Black Crowes All Join Hands, The Fillmore, San Francisco The Black Crowes Live; CD & DVD
Ghetto Revelations 2 Urban Mystic
The Graduate MC Lars
The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am) B.G.
Hearts of the Innocent Kutless
Heroine From First to Last
Kill Cannibal Corpse
Life On The Murder Scene My Chemical Romance
The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague Years boysetsfire
Murray's Revenge Murs & 9th Wonder
Now Esto Es Musica! Latino Various Artists Compilation
Peregrine The Appleseed Cast
Route 666 Helltrain
3121 Prince RIAA-certified Gold
The Torture Papers Army of the Pharaohs
Underage Thinking Teddy Geiger
Vol. 1 Hurt
Water & Bridges Kenny Rogers
24 GlaubeLiebeTod Oomph!
Warrior Soul Doro
27 Be Your Own Pet Be Your Own Pet
Educated Horses Rob Zombie
Let It Roll Willard Grant Conspiracy
Show Your Bones Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tales of Rock'n'Roll Michael Schenker Group
This New Day Embrace BPI-certified Gold
28 A Death Grip On Yesterday Atreyu
Fishscale Ghostface Killah
Get That Paper Do or Die
King T.I. RIAA-certified Platinum
Motel Motel
Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Shakira Re-release, RIAA- and BPI-certified Platinum, ARIA-certified Gold
Tim McGraw Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Tim McGraw RIAA-certified Platinum
29 Enjoy the Ride Marie Serneholt Solo debut
Human After All: Remixes Daft Punk Remix album of "Human After All"
News and Tributes The Futureheads
31 Karmacode Lacuna Coil Europe
? Everytime We Touch Cascada UK; BPI-certified Platinum

April – June

Date Album Artist Notes
3 Musique Vol. 1 1993-2005 Daft Punk Compilation
Ringleader of the Tormentors Morrissey BPI-certified Gold
4 Adultery Dog Fashion Disco
Ahí Vamos Gustavo Cerati
At War with the Mystics The Flaming Lips
The Charm Bubba Sparxxx
Dancing with Daggers Magneta Lane
Daylight Needtobreathe
Demon Days Live Gorillaz Includes DVD, BPI-certified Gold
DisneyMania 4 Various Artists RIAA-certified Gold
The Duke Jorn
Foiled Blue October RIAA-certified Platinum
I'm Not Dead Pink BPI-certified 3x Platinum, RIAA-certified Platinum
Me And My Gang Rascal Flatts RIAA-certified 4x Platinum
Negatives Phantom Planet -
New American Gospel Lamb of God Reissue, LP
Now That's What I Call Music! 21 Various Artists RIAA-certified Platinum
Operation: Mindcrime II Queensrÿche
The Phoenix Throne Dead to Fall
Thunderbird Cassandra Wilson
The Village Lanterne Blackmore's Night
Vision Valley The Vines
10 Chosen Lords AFX
The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living The Streets
Now That's What I Call Music! 63 Various Artists BPI-certified 2x Platinum
11 Chemical City Sam Roberts
Death by Sexy Eagles of Death Metal
Élan Vital Pretty Girls Make Graves
Exile and the Kingdom Jeff Martin Solo Debut
Genki Shock! Shonen Knife
The Goodnight Moon Rookie of the Year
Lost in America Edwin McCain
Daniel Powter Daniel Powter RIAA-certified Gold
Sound the Alarm Saves the Day
Stone Cold Classics Queen Compilation
37 Everywhere Punchline
Todd Smith LL Cool J RIAA-certified Gold
Toppa di Top and Dirty Rhythms Buju Banton & Various Artists Compilation
Tuesdays, Thursdays and if it Rains Brian Byrne Solo Debut
White Trash with Money Toby Keith RIAA-certified Platinum
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Josephine Foster
You in Reverse Built to Spill
12 Bitter Tea The Fiery Furnaces
Carnival of Rust Poets of the Fall IFPI-certified Platinum
14 Yes, Virginia... The Dresden Dolls
17 A Bugged Out Mix Miss Kittin Compilation
Simpatico The Charlatans
Tired of Hangin' Around The Zutons
Uninvited, Like the Clouds The Church
18 Abracadabra Florent Pagny
A Blessing and a Curse Drive-By Truckers
Cantos A. J. Croce
Gillan's Inn Ian Gillan
Hind Hind Legs The Lovely Feathers
Hosannas from the Basements of Hell Killing Joke
Nothing Left to Lose Mat Kearney
Side Three Adrian Belew
Ten Silver Drops Secret Machines
The Troubled Stateside Crime In Stereo
Under the Covers, Vol. 1 Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Covers album
Union Street Erasure
We, the Vehicles Maritime
Wolves in Wolves' Clothing NOFX
Wood Work Da Backwudz
Works in Progress Kansas CD/DVD; live
YoYoYoYoYo Spank Rock
21 Free OSI
Pitch Black Progress Scar Symmetry
23 Transkripsi Siti Nurhaliza
24 All the Roadrunning Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Clan Destiny Wishbone Ash
Fires Nerina Pallot Re-release with new mixes; BPI-certified Gold
Let Love In Goo Goo Dolls
One Cure Fits All Therapy?
Somewhere Along the Highway Cult of Luna
St. Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley RIAA-, BPI-, ARIA-certified Platinum
25 IV Godsmack RIAA-certified Gold
A Girl Like Me Rihanna RIAA-, BPI-certified Platinum
Are You Nervous? Rock Kills Kid
In Search of Sunrise 5: Los Angeles Tiësto
A Lesson in Crime Tokyo Police Club EP
Let Love In Goo Goo Dolls
Louder Now Taking Back Sunday RIAA-certified Gold
Pick a Bigger Weapon The Coup
Reach Survivor
Sell Control for Life's Speed Pilate
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Bruce Springsteen RIAA-certified Gold
Whips and Roses Tommy Bolin
1 Eyes Open Snow Patrol BPI-certified 6x Platinum
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
2 Barriers and Passages Dysrhythmia
Blood Money Mobb Deep
The Boxing Mirror Alejandro Escovedo
A City by the Light Divided Thursday
Goodbye Alice in Wonderland Jewel
Greatest Hits Phil Vassar Compilation
How We Operate Gomez
Old New Ballads Blues Gary Moore
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam RIAA-certified Gold
Rio Grande Blood Ministry
Shut Up I Am Dreaming Sunset Rubdown
10,000 Days Tool RIAA-certified Platinum
Welcome Home Brian Littrell
Wolfmother Wolfmother RIAA-, BPI-certified Gold
8 The Drift Scott Walker
Living with War Neil Young
Ruun Enslaved
Waterloo to Anywhere Dirty Pretty Things
9 The Aggrolites The Aggrolites
Baby Makin' Music The Isley Brothers
Best of Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Compilation
Night Ripper Girl Talk
Punk Goes '90s Various Artists Compilation
The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast Matmos
Ruck Zuck KMFDM Remix EP
The Spell The Black Heart Procession
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers RIAA-, BPI-certified 2x Platinum
Surprise Paul Simon
What's Left of Me Nick Lachey RIAA-certified Gold
Without Feathers The Stills
10 Metal Will Stand Tall The Poodles
12 Between Friends Tamia
Dancing Diva Jolin Tsai
15 Bright Idea Orson
Broken Boy Soldiers The Raconteurs
Burial Burial
Convicts You Am I
Feeder – The Singles Feeder BPI-certified Platinum
It's Never Been Like That Phoenix
Our Darkest Days Ignite
16 Boneclouds Mason Jennings
Every Man for Himself Hoobastank RIAA-certified Gold
Killa Season Cam'ron
Movements Booka Shade
Screwed Up Movement E.S.G.
So Amazin' Christina Milian
19 Blue Alert Anjani
To Find Me Gone Vetiver
22 Fundamental Pet Shop Boys BPI-certified Silver
The Warning Hot Chip BPI-certified Gold
23 All American Bluegrass Girl Rhonda Vincent
American Idol Season 5: Encores Various Artists
Back 2 Da Basics Yo Gotti
The Best of Candlebox Candlebox Compilation
Black Ships Ate the Sky Current 93
Bolton Swings Sinatra Michael Bolton Tribute to Frank Sinatra
In With the Out Crowd Less Than Jake
The Obliterati Mission of Burma
Stand Still, Look Pretty The Wreckers RIAA-certified Gold
Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks RIAA-certified 2x Platinum
We Don't Need to Whisper Angels & Airwaves
World Upside Down House of Lords
WWE Wreckless Intent Various Artists WWE Compilation
Yeah! Def Leppard Covers album
26 The Infinite Wonders of Creation Luca Turilli
29 Monotheist Celtic Frost
Scale Herbert
30 The Hard Stuff George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Honey from the Tombs Amy Millan
In The Shadow of Two Gunmen The Forecast
Of Whales and Woe Les Claypool
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Trans Canada Highway Boards of Canada EP
When All That's Left Is You Quietdrive
5 A Lively Mind Paul Oakenfold
El Perro del Mar El Perro del Mar
Nâdiya Nâdiya
Riot City Blues Primal Scream
6 Back 2 Base X Hed PE
Block Music Shawnna
Blue Flashlight Brown
The Bronx The Bronx
Cars Various Artists Soundtrack
Danielle Peck Danielle Peck
Decemberunderground AFI RIAA-certified Gold
El Sexto Sentido Re+Loaded Thalía
End of Grey Decyfer Down
End of Silence RED
Firecracker The Wailin' Jennys
Free to Stay Smoosh
The Gold Record The Bouncing Souls
Greenland Cracker
It's Alive! The New Cars Live
Laugh Now, Cry Later Ice Cube RIAA-certified Gold
Let's Get Out of This Country Camera Obscura
Like Vines The Hush Sound
Move by Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter
New Joc City Yung Joc RIAA-certified Gold
The Only Thing I Ever Wanted Psapp
Popaganda Head Automatica
The River in Reverse Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Rockford Cheap Trick
That Face! Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Time Without Consequence Alexi Murdoch
Twelve Stops and Home The Feeling
Voices from the FIFA World Cup Various Artists Compilation
Whatever We Wanna LeAnn Rimes
7 Loose Nelly Furtado RIAA-certified Platinum
9 Lost Horizons Luca Turilli's Dreamquest
Music for the Divine Glenn Hughes
12 Mind Tricks Disarmonia Mundi
Random Acts of Intimacy Sucioperro
Under the Iron Sea Keane BPI-certified 2x Platinum
13 The Anatomy Of Between the Buried and Me
Begin to Hope Regina Spektor
The Big Bang Busta Rhymes RIAA-certified Gold
Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms Venetian Snares
Chasing the Sun Indigenous
The Collection Yanni Box set
Consequences Dave Burrell / Billy Martin
Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Replacements Compilation
Fallout from the War Shadows Fall
Fewer Moving Parts David Bazan EP
Getting Somewhere Allison Moorer
The Holiday Collection Kenny G Compilation
The Long Road Home – In Concert John Fogerty Live DVD
One X Three Days Grace
Rather Ripped Sonic Youth
Rest Inside the Flames 36 Crazyfists
Rockin' You Tonight Blaine Larsen
Sinner Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Songs from Black Mountain Live
We Were Here Joshua Radin
14 Ultra Blue Hikaru Utada RIAJ-certified Platinum
17 Imago The Butterfly Effect
19 Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam Gorgoroth -
Not Accepted Anywhere The Automatic BPI-certified Platinum
20 Artificial Soldier Front Line Assembly -
Brightblack Morning Light Brightblack Morning Light
Define the Great Line Underoath RIAA-certified Gold
Fast Man Raider Man Frank Black Double album
Ganging Up on the Sun Guster
Journey of a Gemini Donell Jones
Light Poles and Pine Trees Field Mob
The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch Cute Is What We Aim For
Timeless Love Smokey Robinson
26 Crazy Frog Presents More Crazy Hits Crazy Frog
The Locust Years Hammers of Misfortune
The Platinum Collection Chaka Khan Compilation
Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship India.Arie Gold
27 Bande à Part Nouvelle Vague
Billy Talent II Billy Talent CRIA: 2x Platinum, IFPI: Platinum
Born Again Warrant
Cali Iz Active Tha Dogg Pound
Drunk 'n' High Afroman
Dusk & Summer Dashboard Confessional
Enter Deception Cellador
Greatest Hits The Specials Compilation
Liberation Transmission Lostprophets
A Light in the Dark Metal Church
Men & Mascara Julie Roberts
Permanent Revolution Catch 22
Rendezvous in Rio Michael Franks
The Return of Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagon
28 Splurge Puffy AmiYumi -

July – September

Date Album Artist Notes
2 Love Is My Religion Ziggy Marley
3 Black Holes and Revelations Muse BPI-certified 2x Platinum
Garou Garou
4 American V: A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash RIAA-certified Gold
The Sufferer & the Witness Rise Against
Who I Am Alice Peacock
5 Close Calls with Brick Walls Andrew W.K. Japan
6 Return to Cookie Mountain TV on the Radio
10 Diego Diego González
The Eraser Thom Yorke
11 The Avalanche Sufjan Stevens
A Collection Third Eye Blind Compilation
Blue Collar Rhymefest
The Day Has Come Cheyenne Kimball
Dog Problems The Format
The Fall of Ideals All That Remains
The Harvest Boondox LP
Impeach My Bush Peaches
Legend of the World Valient Thorr
The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path The Early November
The New Black Strapping Young Lad
Now That's What I Call Music! 22 Various Artists RIAA-certified Platinum
One Cold Night Seether Acoustic/Live w/bonus DVD
Live in Brooklyn Phish Live
Pimpalation Pimp C
Play Pause Stop Benevento-Russo Duo
The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Butch Walker
The Silver Lining Soul Asylum
13 Alright, Still Lily Allen
The Last Stand Boot Camp Clik
17 Casino Twilight Dogs Youth Group
Catalogue Moloko
Razorlight Razorlight BPI-certified 4x Platinum
These Streets Paolo Nutini BPI-certified 4x Platinum
We Are The Pipettes The Pipettes
18 Black Stone Cherry Black Stone Cherry
Can Can Bad Manners Live
Cristo Satánico Asesino
Don't You Fake It The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Eighteen Visions Eighteen Visions
If You're Going Through Hell Rodney Atkins RIAA-certified Platinum
Monochrome Helmet
N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe N.O.R.E.
Our Live Album Is Better than Your Live Album Reel Big Fish 2-disc; Live
Sacred Los Lonely Boys
Sinners Like Me Eric Church
Up In The Attic Alien Ant Farm
20 Dinosaurchestra Lemon Demon
21 Doomsday Rock 'n Roll Chrome Division
24 The Great Western James Dean Bradfield
Now That's What I Call Music! 64 Various Artists BPI-certified 2x Platinum
Ssajib Psy
25 Adieu False Heart Linda Ronstadt with Ann Savoy
As Cruel as School Children Gym Class Heroes
Building a Better Park
The Colors In The Wheel Venus Hum
Feedback Jurassic 5
Highway Companion Tom Petty
In My Mind Pharrell
Katorz Voivod
LeToya LeToya RIAA-certified Platinum
Livin' It Up! Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas
LP Landon Pigg
One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This New York Dolls
Putting the Days to Bed The Long Winters
Startin' with Me Jake Owen
Stranger Things Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Trials of Van Occupanther Midlake
28 A.T.O.M Carbon/Silicon
31 The Bright Lights and What I Should Have Learned Duels
? Rockpalast Porcupine Tree 2-disc; Live
1 Age of Reptiles Showbread
Come What(ever) May Stone Sour RIAA-certified Gold
Destroy What You Enjoy Powerman 5000
Kidz Bop 10 Kidz Bop Kids
Lemonade G. Love
No Place Like Brooklyn Jeannie Ortega
Teenage Graffiti The Pink Spiders
Two Lights Five for Fighting
Year of the Dog...Again DMX
8 Ashes Against The Grain Agalloch
Avatar Comets on Fire
Bleeding Heart Graffiti Nina Gordon
Brand New Girlfriend Steve Holy
Cassie Cassie
Christ Illusion Slayer
The Devil You Know Todd Snider
Gatsbys American Dream Gatsbys American Dream
Into the Rush Aly & AJ Re-release deluxe edition
It's About Time Jonas Brothers
Major Lodge Victory Gin Blossoms
The Makeover Jody Watley
Money to Burn C-Bo
Phobia Breaking Benjamin RIAA-certified Gold
Port of Miami Rick Ross RIAA-certified Gold
Reprieve Ani DiFranco
Secondathallam Andre Ethier
Something Real Meg & Dia
The Things We Carry Have Heart
III: In the Eyes of Fire Unearth
Winter Women and Holy Ghost Language School Matthew Friedberger
Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! hellogoodbye
14 Beautiful Awakening Stacie Orrico
Flat Chat Midnight Oil Compilation
Writer's Block Peter Bjorn and John
15 Back to Basics Christina Aguilera RIAA-certified Platinum
Blue on Blue Leigh Nash
This Crazy Life Joanna
Dangerous Man Trace Adkins RIAA-certified Gold
The Early Years Rebecca St. James
Ghetto Story Cham
(ONe) The Panic Channel
The Phoenix Lyfe Jennings RIAA-certified Gold
Second Round's on Me Obie Trice
Unappreciated Cherish RIAA-certified Gold
Yanni Live! The Concert Event Yanni Live
22 Amar es Combatir Maná
Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!! Against Me! Live
The Body, the Blood, the Machine The Thermals
Boys Like Girls (album) Boys Like Girls RIAA-certified Gold
Cannonball Pat Green
Crisis Alexisonfire
Danity Kane Danity Kane RIAA-certified Platinum
Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord The Devil Wears Prada
Get Lonely The Mountain Goats
Happy Hollow Cursive
High & Mighty Gov't Mule
Idlewild OutKast RIAA-certified Platinum
Kelis Was Here Kelis
The New Revolution Layzie Bone
Paris Paris Hilton
Rose Hill Drive Rose Hill Drive
Sacrament Lamb of God
The Shining J Dilla
The Stench of Redemption Deicide
Wanna Be Your Joe Billy Ray Cyrus
23 Temperature Rising Tata Young
25 Undisputed Beenie Man
28 Beyond Hell GWAR
Empire Kasabian BPI-certified 2x Platinum
A Matter of Life and Death Iron Maiden BPI-certified Gold
My Book K-Ci
29 All Roads Lead To Ausfahrt NoMeansNo
Best Thang Smokin' Young Dro
This Binary Universe BT
Blow the Whistle Too $hort
Paula DeAnda Paula DeAnda
Falling Away Crossfade
Game Theory The Roots
Ghost Stories Chantal Kreviazuk
Kiss of Death Motörhead
Modern Times Bob Dylan RIAA-certified Platinum
Nightcrawler Pete Yorn
100 Grand Jin Jin
A Public Affair Jessica Simpson RIAA-certified Gold
Rebelution Tanya Stephens -
Score – 20th Anniversary World Tour Dream Theater Live
Starr Status Kenn Starr -
Supremacy Hatebreed
The Underdog/El Subestimado Tego Calderón
'Till The Sun Turns Black Ray LaMontagne
31 Thing a Week Jonathan Coulton
4 5:55 Charlotte Gainsbourg UK
B'Day Beyoncé Knowles 3x Platinum
Crazy Itch Radio Basement Jaxx
The Platinum Collection Gary Moore Compilation
5 Good Monsters Jars of Clay
Revelations Audioslave Gold
A Shared History Of Tragedy The Black Maria
Show and Prove Wiz Khalifa
Sophia (EP) The Crüxshadows EP
The Tru Story: Continued C-Murder
A Twist in the Myth Blind Guardian
Yellow House Grizzly Bear
8 Live from the UK Sept./2006 (CD 1) Billy Talent Live
Never Say Never Kim Wilde
9 Tightrope Stephanie McIntosh Gold
10 Every Second Counts Plain White T's
11 The Best t.A.T.u. Compilation
Costello Music The Fratellis
Solace Jakob
Subliminal Genocide Xasthur
12 Amputechture The Mars Volta
And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 R.E.M. Compilation
Barenaked Ladies Are Me The Barenaked Ladies
Black Magic Swollen Members
Blood Mountain Mastodon
Coming Home Lionel Richie
Continuum John Mayer X2 Platinum
Decomposer The Matches
Face the Promise Bob Seger Platinum
Fingerprints Peter Frampton
IV Veruca Salt
FutureSex/LoveSounds Justin Timberlake 4x Platinum
How to Grow a Woman from the Ground Chris Thile
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass Yo La Tengo
Knives Don't Have Your Back Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
Lights Out Sugarcult
Live From Across the Pond Robert Cray Live
Love Songs Jordan Knight
Magic Potion The Black Keys
The Paramour Sessions Papa Roach
Pieces of the People We Love The Rapture
Redeemer Norma Jean
Saints Destroy the Runner
Shot to Hell Black Label Society
Soft Machine Teddybears
So So Gangsta Daz Dillinger
So This Is Goodbye Junior Boys
Sound Grammar Ornette Coleman
Switzerland Electric Six
These Four Walls Shawn Colvin
Too Bad Buju Banton
Welcome to the Drama Club Everclear
13 Regressive by Default DeadXheaD
15 Hellraiser Krokus
16 Ananda Paulina Rubio
Live from the UK Sept./2006 Billy Talent 2-Disc
18 La Quinta Esencia WarCry Studio
Retroglide Level 42
Ta-Dah Scissor Sisters
19 The Always Open Mouth Fear Before the March of Flames
The Captain & the Kid Elton John
Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Coming Home New Found Glory
Damaged Goods Lennon Murphy
Despite Our Differences Indigo Girls
The Dutchess Fergie 3x Platinum
Food & Liquor Lupe Fiasco
From This Moment On Diana Krall CRIA-certified 2x Platinum
Hoodstar Chingy Gold
Ben Kweller Ben Kweller
The Letting Go Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Live: Live Those Songs Again Kenny Chesney Live
Never Hear the End of It Sloan
The Outsider DJ Shadow
Right Where You Want Me Jesse McCartney
Savior Sorrow Mushroomhead
Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell Jedi Mind Tricks
Suffocation Suffocation
Summer Girl Smash Mouth
This Could Be A Possibility Valencia Reissue, LP
A Thousand Different Ways Clay Aiken Gold
Thug Stories Bone Thugs N Harmony
Turn Around Jonny Lang
Up From the Catacombs – The Best of Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction
22 Northwind Falconer
Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain Sparklehorse
Ecce Cor Meum Paul McCartney
The Freedom Spark Larrikin Love
The Lemonheads The Lemonheads
The Monkey Puzzle UFO
A New Shape of Desperation By Night
Triumph or Agony Rhapsody of Fire
The U.S. vs. John Lennon John Lennon Soundtrack
25 The Black Flame Wolf
26 Acoustic Hearts of Winter Aly & AJ
Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett Duets album; RIAA-certified Platinum
V Vanessa Hudgens
Last Man Standing Jerry Lee Lewis
Like Red On A Rose Alan Jackson
Mario Vazquez Mario Vazquez
Brother, Sister Mewithoutyou
Okonokos My Morning Jacket Live
Release Therapy Ludacris Platinum
Saosin Saosin
See The Morning Chris Tomlin
Silent Nightclub Richard Cheese
Straight Outta Lynwood "Weird Al" Yankovic Gold
Time Again...Amy Grant Live Amy Grant Live
20 Y.O. Janet Jackson Platinum
Whatever's Got You Down Samiam -

October – December

Date Album Artist Notes
2 Amantes Sunt Amentes Panda Gold (Mex)
How to Destroy a Relationship The Servant
Insider Amplifier
Public Warning Lady Sovereign
Smoke & Mirrors The Datsuns
3 Beach House Beach House
Beat'n Down Yo Block Unk
Better Than Knowing Where You Are Spitalfield
Body Riddle Clark
Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady
Comatose Skillet
The Crane Wife The Decemberists
Dance Revolution Slumber Party Girls
The Essential Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan Compilation
The Evolution of Robin Thicke Robin Thicke Platinum
Friendly Fire Sean Lennon
Ghetto Therapy Mellow Man Ace & Sen Dog As Reyes Bros
Home for Christmas Hall & Oates Christmas
I Love You Diana Ross
The Information Beck
It Just Comes Natural George Strait
The Makings of Me Monica
Mr. Brown Sleepy Brown
Olé! Tarantula Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
The Open Door Evanescence 2x Platinum
Oye Mi Canto!: Los Grandes Exitos Gloria Estefan
The Philosophy of Velocity Brazil
The Reckoning Pillar
Sam's Town The Killers Platinum
Shine On Jet
Suck Out the Poison He Is Legend
Supply and Demand Amos Lee
Under the Skin Lindsey Buckingham
We Are the Ones (We've Been Waiting for) The Visionaries
When Devils Strike South Park Mexican
The Very Best of Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan Compilation
Chris Young Chris Young
9 Yours to Keep Albert Hammond, Jr.
10 Absolutely Sister Hazel
...And the Battle Begun Rx Bandits
Atlantis k-os
Blood Visions Jay Reatard
A Classic Christmas Wynonna Judd Christmas
Cool Yule Bette Midler Christmas album
The Crusade Trivium
Fantastic Girl Lee Jung Hyun
Follow the City Lights Dover
I Loved Her First Heartland
James Taylor at Christmas James Taylor Christmas
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 3 Various Artists Compilation
120 Days 120 Days
Robbers & Cowards Cold War Kids
Roots & Crowns Califone
Rotten Apple Lloyd Banks
Sammie Sammie
(A) Senile Animal The Melvins
Songs from the Labyrinth Sting
Still Searching Senses Fail
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time Rod Stewart Gold
Take the Weather with You Jimmy Buffett
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Various Artists Soundtrack
While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets Cobra Starship
Young Machetes The Blood Brothers
14 Western Front Carbon/Silicon
16 Born in the U.K. Badly Drawn Boy
Harmony in Ultraviolet Tim Hecker
Still Stuck in Your Throat Fishbone
17 The Best of What's Around Vol. 1 Dave Matthews Band Compilation
Black Aria II Glenn Danzig
Cleveland Layzie Bone
Devil's Got a New Disguise Aerosmith Compilation +2 new songs
Forward Ayla Brown
Full Circle Xzibit
God's Country: George Jones and Friends Various Artists George Jones tribute
Greatest Hits Lil' Romeo Compilation
The High Road JoJo Platinum
Hi-Teknology²: The Chip Hi-Tek
Little Angel Ana Johnsson
Long Trip Alone Dierks Bentley
Love Their Country Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Mountains Lonestar
Press Play Diddy Gold
Priceless Frankie J
The Return Ruben Studdard
These Days Vince Gill
They Can't All Be Zingers Primus
Thornography Cradle of Filth
A Twisted Christmas Twisted Sister Christmas
Wintersong Sarah McLachlan
World Container The Tragically Hip
17 45:33 LCD Soundsystem EP
18 The Rox Box / Roxette 86-06 Roxette Compilation
Roxette Hits Roxette Compilation
20 Antikörper Eisbrecher
IV Winger
Threshold HammerFall
21 What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have Sarah Blasko
23 The Collection Samantha Mumba
Concrete Pet Shop Boys
Hospitality Venetian Snares
How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps Ordinary Boys
Milkwhite Sheets Isobel Campbell
Rudebox Robbie Williams
24 The Black Parade My Chemical Romance Platinum
Hannah Montana Soundtrack Various Artists RIAA Certified 3x Platinum
Jibbs Featuring Jibbs Jibbs
Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again George Jones and Merle Haggard
Live to Win Paul Stanley Gold
No Heroes Converge
Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) Bright Eyes Compilation
Once Again John Legend Platinum
Paper Television The Blow
Point of No Return Shareefa
"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen The Walkmen Harry Nilsson covers album
Some People Change Montgomery Gentry
Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
13 Brian Setzer
Threes (album) Sparta
Undiscovered Brooke Hogan
Vultures Smile Empty Soul
25 Golden Best: 15th Anniversary Zard 2-disc; Compilation
Secret Society Europe
Sensuous Cornelius
27 Back to Black Amy Winehouse BPI-certified 8x Platinum
Crows Fly Black Tarot
30 BBC Radio 1 John Peel Sessions I Am Kloot
Count Your Blessings Bring Me the Horizon
The Dead Eye The Haunted
Half the Perfect World Madeleine Peyroux
Now That's What I Call No. 1's Various Artists
The Sound of Girls Aloud Girls Aloud
31 Altar Sunn O & Boris
Back to Tulsa - Live and Loud at Cain's Ballroom Cross Canadian Ragweed Live
Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose Meat Loaf
Beyond Measure Jeremy Camp
Eat, Sleep, Repeat Copeland
El Mariel Pitbull
Endless Wire The Who
Flavor Flav Flavor Flav
Go Newsboys
The Greatest Songs of the Sixties Barry Manilow Covers album
Hollinndagain Animal Collective CD reissue of 2002 LP
In the Absence of Truth Isis
Like Father, Like Son Birdman & Lil Wayne Gold
Little Bit of Life Craig Morgan
Live at CBGB's 1982 Bad Brains Live 1982
The Long Road Home - In Concert John Fogerty Live
My Brother's Blood Machine The Prize Fighter Inferno
One More Drifter in the Snow Aimee Mann Christmas
Playing with Fire Kevin Federline
Pretty Little Head Nellie McKay
Return from Mecca X-Clan
Revolutions per Minute Skid Row
Saturday Night Wrist Deftones
Small Town Girl Kellie Pickler Gold
Songbird Willie Nelson
Tweedles The Residents
Vices Dead Poetic
? Imaginary Kingdom Tim Finn
1 I Promise Jin Released to buy on Myspace
Piano Love Songs Bradley Joseph
3 Between Two Worlds I
Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues Whitesnake Live
6 Go – The Very Best of Moby Moby
Greatest Hits ... And More 10cc Compilation
Motion in the Ocean McFly
9 Damien Rice
Print Is Dead Vol 1 yourcodenameis:milo
Someone to Drive You Home The Long Blondes
7 Awake Josh Groban
Eisenhower The Slip
Enjoy the Ride Sugarland EP
The Great Burrito Extortion Case Bowling for Soup
Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) Jim Jones
I'm Still Livin' Z-Ro
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing Keith Urban
Maniacal Renderings Jon Oliva's Pain
MTV Unplugged Ricky Martin Unplugged
Now That's What I Call Music! 23 Various Artists Compilation, 2x Platinum
The Road to Escondido J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
Shortbus Various Artists Soundtrack
Sinatra: Vegas Frank Sinatra Live box set
Skin and Bones Foo Fighters Live
9 Ena Peggy Zina Platinum
10 Studio 1 All Saints BPI-certified Silver
13 The Best Of, Volume 1 Depeche Mode Compilation
(Là) où je pars Emmanuel Moire
Overloaded: The Singles Collection Sugababes Compilation
The Same Side Lucie Silvas
Singles, Rarities & Remixes Spandau Ballet Compilation
14 Army of Anyone Army of Anyone
Courage & Patience & Grit Great Big Sea Live CD/DVD set
Doctor's Advocate The Game Platinum
The Early Years EP The Rocket Summer EP
I'm in the Mood for Love...The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time Kenny G Covers album
Jarvis Jarvis Cocker
Konvicted Akon 2x Platinum
Me, Myself & I Fat Joe
Momentum Dave Burrell
Navidades Luis Miguel Christmas
One Cold Winter's Night Kamelot Live CD/DVD
One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra Styx Live
An Other Cup Yusuf Islam
Pretty Little Stranger Joan Osborne
Reasons Why: The Very Best Nickel Creek Compilation
The Singles: 1996-2006 Staind Compilation
So Divided ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Tenacious D Soundtrack
From Then Until Raven-Symoné
Veteran Marques Houston
When Your Heart Stops Beating +44
The Wraith: Remix Albums Insane Clown Posse Remix album
Ys Joanna Newsom
15 The Hummer Devin Townsend Website release
20 An Ancient Muse Loreena McKennitt
Don't Let It Go to Waste Matt Willis
Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection The Corrs Compilation
The Love Album Westlife
Now That's What I Call Music! 65 Various Artists Compilation
Stop the Clocks Oasis Compilation
U218 Singles U2 Compilation +2 new tracks
21 As Daylight Dies Killswitch Engage Gold
Beast Moans Swan Lake
Best Of Christina Milian Compilation
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Snoop Dogg Gold
Capricornio María Isabel
Daughtry Daughtry 4x Platinum
A Decade Our Lady Peace CD/DVD
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me Brand New
Entomology Josef K Compilation
Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years P.O.D. Compilation
Kingdom Come Jay-Z 2x Platinum
The Lost. The Sick. The Sacred. Inhale Exhale
Love The Beatles and George Martin Platinum
Now Esto Es Musica! Latino 2 Various Artists Compilation
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards Tom Waits
Pac's Life 2Pac Gold
Rock Star Supernova Rock Star Supernova
Siempre Il Divo
Songs for Christmas Sufjan Stevens EP box set
24 Celestial RBD
27 Beautiful World Take That Gold
Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation Ornette Coleman CD re-issue of 1960 LP with bonus tracks
28 Chemically Imbalanced Ying Yang Twins
Hell Hath No Fury Clipse
Light Grenades Incubus
Roughly Speaking April Wine
29 Secret Ayumi Hamasaki
4 Albertine Brooke Fraser 3x Platinum
Avant que l'ombre... à Bercy Mylène Farmer Gold (CD), Diamond (DVD)
Life in Mono Emma Bunton
5 Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live Lil Scrappy
Ciara: The Evolution Ciara -
A Dipset X-Mas Jim Jones
Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Various Artists
Fijación Oral Vol. 1/Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Shakira Platinum
It's Only Time Drake Bell
Live From Portland Kutless Live
Music from the OC: Mix 6 Various Artists
The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani Platinum
Ten Brian McKnight
11 East 17: The Platinum Collection East 17 Compilation
12 Alter Ego Tyrese
The Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities Sonic Youth Compilation
Fantasia Fantasia Barrino Gold
The Inspiration Young Jeezy Platinum
More Fish Ghostface Killah
Taylor Hicks Taylor Hicks Gold
Reflections (A Retrospective) Mary J. Blige Compilation
Snow Blankets the Night Teddy Geiger EP
13 Come Clarity In Flames EP
15 Thing a Week Three Jonathan Coulton
Thing a Week Four Jonathan Coulton
19 Back by Thug Demand Trick Daddy
Fly Like a Raven Raven-Symoné
Grand Hustle Presents: In Da Streetz Volume 4 Grand Hustle Records
Hip Hop Is Dead Nas Gold
Place Your Bets Blak Jak
The Price of Fame Bow Wow
The Professional 3 DJ Clue?
Time Is Money Styles P
20 Talk to Me Joey McIntyre
22 Bigbang Vol.1 Big Bang
26 Beautiful News Matt Redman
Mass Appeal: the Best of Gang Starr Gang Starr Compilation
Oh! Gravity. Switchfoot
Rebels RBD
21 Omarion
29 True Magic Mos Def -

Top 10 best-selling albums of 2006

No. Artist Album Copies sold
1. High School Musical cast Soundtrack 8,500,000
2. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds 8,350,000
3. Nelly Furtado Loose 8,200,000
4. Fall Out Boy From Under The Cork Tree 7,900,000
5. Carrie Underwood Some Hearts 6,900,000
6. Pink I'm Not Dead 6,500,000
7. Beyoncé B'Day 5,700,000
8. The Beatles Love 5,650,000
9. Daughtry Daughtry 4,900,000
10. Taylor Swift Taylor Swift 4,500,000

Top hits on record in the world

United States

Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits
Billboard Hot 100 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

United Kingdom

The Official UK No. 1 Singles
The Official UK Hit Singles – Singles which have ranked within Top 20


Australian ARIA Hit Singles – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Classical music


Musical theater

Musical film









Awards and contests

See also


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