#2: Purple Rain
This is Prince’s 6th studio album, and it is iconic; the definitive Prince album. It was his second with The Revolution, and it, of course, is the soundtrack to the movie of the same name.
Like, do I even need to say more? Everyone knows Purple Rain.
I will, because the album deserves the full treatment. It sold over 22 million copies and is one of the best-selling soundtracks ever, in addition to being one of the greatest albums of all time. It won two Grammys and an Oscar, and four of the songs became Top 10 hits. Purple Rain owned #1 on the Billboard charts for 24 consecutive weeks, and was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for its cultural significance.
Now that is an impressive list of accomplishments.