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# artist.getTopAlbums

Get the top albums for an artist on Last.fm, ordered by popularity.

# Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=artist.gettopalbums&artist=cher&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=artist.gettopalbums&artist=cher&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

# Params

artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
mbid (Optional) : The musicbrainz id for the artist
autocorrect[0|1] (Optional) : Transform misspelled artist names into correct artist names, returning the correct version instead. The corrected artist name will be returned in the response.
page (Optional) : The page number to fetch. Defaults to first page.
limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 50.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

# Auth

This service does not require authentication.

# Sample Response

<topalbums artist="Cher">
  <album rank="1">
    <name>Believe</name>
    <mbid>61bf0388-b8a9-48f4-81d1-7eb02706dfb0</mbid>
    <listeners>24486</listeners>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher/Believe</url>
    <image size="small">...</image>
    <image size=" medium">...</image>
    <image size="large">...</image>
  </album>
  ...
</topalbums>

# Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period

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