iTunes: Album Songs Split Up In Grid View

On one of my Mac’s, I had a problem with iTunes 8 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 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 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. RoyD says

    When importing a CD into itunes there are three icons on the top right of the screen; clicking ‘CD info’ brings up a tab with a tick box ‘compilation cd'; it seems ticking this this will keep all the tracks pn the same album and artwork in itunes too

  2. Hallur Örn Guðjónsson says

    Thank you! I tried all other solutions none worked, but this works like a charm!

  3. dubiousraves says

    Hi. Just wanted to say that your solution worked for fixing the album in iTunes. But when I copied the fixed album to my ipod, the original problem occurred: the album was split up on the ipod. Any idea how to fix THIS problem?


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