KISS: Top-Charting Albums Ordered By Peak Position

Billboard magazine has published a list a the 20 top-charting albums from KISS spanning a 24-year period — from their 1975 self-titled release, which peaked at No. 87, to 1998's "Psycho Circus", which peaked at No. 3 (the chart was compiled prior to the release of "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV").

Titles on this chart are ordered by peak position on their respective chart. If more than one title peaked at the same position, ties were broken by the number of weeks spent at the peak. Any remaining ties were broken by the number of weeks spent on the chart, and then in the top 10 and/or top 40, depending on where the title peaked.

The 20 top-charting albums in KISS' history are as follows:

#1:
Title: "Psycho Circus"
Peak Position: No. 3
Debut Date: Oct. 10, 1998
Label: Mercury/IDJMG

#2
Title: "Love Gun"
Peak Position: No. 4
Debut Date: July 9, 1977
Label: Casablance

#3
Title: "Revenge"
Peak Position: No. 6
Debut Date: June 6, 1992
Label: Mercury

#4
Title: "Alive II"
Peak Position: No. 7
Debut Date: Nov. 26, 1977
Label: Casablanca

#5
Title: "Dynasty"
Peak Position: No. 9
Debut Date: June 23, 1979
Label: Casablanca

#6
Title: "Alive!"
Peak Position: No. 9
Debut Date: Oct. 11, 1975
Label: Casablanca

#7
Title: "Alive III"
Peak Position: No. 9
Debut Date: June 5, 1993
Label: Mercury

#8
Title: "Destroyer"
Peak Position: No. 11
Debut Date: April 3, 1976
Label: Casablanca

#9
Title: "Rock And Roll Over"
Peak Position: No. 11
Debut Date: Nov. 20, 1976
Label: Casablanca

#10
Title: "MTV Unplugged"
Peak Position: No. 15
Debut Date: March 30, 1996
Label: Mercury

#11
Title: "You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!!"
Peak Position: No. 17
Debut Date: July 13, 1996
Label: Mercury

#12
Title: "Crazy Nights"
Peak Position: No. 18
Debut Date: Oct. 10, 1987
Label: Mercury

#13
Title: "Animalize"
Peak Position: No. 19
Debut Date: Oct. 6, 1984
Label: Mercury

#14
Title: "Asylum"
Peak Position: No. 20
Debut Date: Oct. 5, 1985
Label: Mercury

#15
Title: "Smashes, Thrashes & Hits"
Peak Position: No. 21
Debut Date: Dec. 3, 1988
Label: Mercury

#16
Title: "Double Platinum"
Peak Position: No. 22
Debut Date: May 20, 1978
Label: Casablanca

#17
Title: "Lick It Up"
Peak Position: No. 24
Debut Date: Oct. 15, 1983
Label: Mercury

#18
Title: "Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions"
Peak Position: No. 27
Debut Date: Nov. 15, 1997
Label: Mercury

#19
Title: "Hot In The Shade"
Peak Position: No. 29
Debut Date: Nov. 4, 1989
Label: Mercury

#20
Title: "Dressed To Kill"
Peak Position: No. 32
Debut Date: April 19, 1975
Label: Casablanca

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