iTunes: Album Songs Split Up In Grid View

On one of my Mac’s, I had a problem with Apple iTunes where the songs from one album showed as split up as though they were on different albums in Grid View. Here is a screen shot (source).

iTunes Album Art Split

To fix this problem, perform the following steps:

  1. Highlight all of the tracks on the album.
  2. Right-click/Control-click on one of them and select “Get Info“.
  3. Type a space at the end of the “Album Artist“. Click “OK” when done.
  4. Right-click/Control-click on the tracks again and go back to “Get Info“.
  5. Take the space out at the end and click “OK“.

This totally works! It somehow resets iTunes into knowing all of the tracks are on the same album.


  1. Peter Hawksworth says

    Fantastic solution and many thanks. I didn’t think that I would ever solve this problem.

  2. Rob says

    GOLD! Heaps of advice on this everywhere but none of it worked. Tried this and bingo bongo, worked perfectly. Dude you are a lifesaver and probably prevented me from throwing the laptop out the window! Thanks! :)

  3. Joanna says

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Only advice on the web that has worked. Still a pain that it happens though…

  4. Alan says

    After comparing metadata over and over again, this simple solution quickly fixed the problem for me. Thank you!!!!

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