The 1989 set gave Janet an incredible total of eight major hits from one album.
The fourth entry in Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter’ series arrived after a period of superstardom, imprisonment, and experimentation.
The 1990 landmark turned into a mini-greatest hits album all on its own, showing Brooks’ intrinsic feel for songs that appealed to country audiences of all ages.
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric’s refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
Praised by Robert Smith as having “a real fantastic freshness about it”, ‘The Head On The Door’ was the album that turned The Cure into global stars.
Released in 1998, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ saw Rob Zombie rise from the ashes of White Zombie to launch a monstrously creative “spookshow international”.
Moving closer to the mainstream with ‘XO’, Elliott Smith reveled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.
On the genre-merging ‘My Everything’ album, Ariana Grande moved away from the fizzy pop of her debut and started coming into her own.
Released on August 25, 1969 as their debut album, 'On Time' by Grand Funk Railroad lived up to its title and started the band's US chart journey.
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ is widely regarded as a pop classic, and proved that Katy had both star quality and staying power.
This landmark pair of albums remain relevant and moving, decades later. Reggie Mint explains why.
‘Halcyon’ saw Ellie Goulding edge towards stardom. Its reissue, ‘Halcyon Days’, added a disc of club smashes that took that leap of faith.
His fourth album for the iconic Blue Note label, ‘Expansions’ was an ambitious work that found pianist McCoy Tyner in brand new territory.
With ‘The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited’, Metallica dug into their influences to create a covers record that was uniquely their own.
The album oozes swing and helped reconnect jazz lovers with one of the finest bands of the swing era.
Lady Gaga’s debut album, ‘The Fame’, remains a masterclass in how to launch a 21st-century pop star, setting the stage for Gaga’s world domination.