After The Guardian journalists compiled the list of the best 21 century albums based on their taste and preferences, United World Charts presents the first decade of the century album chart based on estimated global sales according to figures and certifications from the IFPI–members around the world.

Eminem has made 4 entries: with “The Marshall Mathers LP” to No. 3, with “The Eminem Show” to No. 5, with “Encore” (Shady / Interscope – 2004 – 10 million copies) to No. 39 and with “Curtain Call (The Hits)”(Shady / Interscope – 2005 – 7 million copies) to No.85. He is also the only hip-hop artist in the Top 10.

Here is the Top 10:

1. Beatles – 1
Apple – 2000 – 31 million copies
2. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Blue Note – 2002 – 22 million copies
3. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
Aftermath / Interscope – 2000 – 22 million copies
4. Britney Spears – Oops!.. I Did It Again
Jive – 2000 – 21 million copies
5. Eminem – The Eminem Show
Aftermath / Interscope – 2002 – 20 million copies
6. Santana – Supernatural
Arista – 1999 – 19 million copies
7. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
Warner Bros. – 2000 – 18 million copies
8. Avril Lavigne – Let Go
Arista – 2002 – 16 million copies
9. Celine Dion – All The Way… A Decade Of Song
550 Music / Epic – 1999 – 15 million copies
10. ‘N Sync – No Strings Attached
Jive – 2000 – 15 million copies