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SALES CERTIFICATES
SINGLES

Silver: UK 200,000 ~ US n/a
Gold: UK 400,000
~ US: 500,000
Platinum: UK 600,000
~ US:1,000,000
ALBUMS
Silver: UK 60,000
~ US: n/a
Gold: UK 100,000 ~ US: 500,000
Platinum: UK 300,000 ~ US: 1,000,000
Diamond: UK n/a ~ US: 10,000,000
based on the total units sold, or shipped to the retailers.
US Downloads: Silver 500,000 ~ Gold 1,000,000 ~ Plat 10,000,000


TOP
SELLING ALBUMS

WORLD SALES ~ UK SALES ~
USA SALES ~ 'LIVE' ALBUMS
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Top Selling Albums

WORLDWIDE
COMPILIED IN 2011

110 Million
Thriller - Michael Jackson .. 1982
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49 Million
Back in Black - AC/DC .. 1980

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45 Million
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd .. 1973
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44 Million
Whitney Houston / Various artists - The Bodyguard .. 1992
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43 Million
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell .. 1977
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42 Million
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) .. 1976
Various artists - Dirty Dancing .. 1987
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40 Million
Backstreet Boys - Millennium .. 1999
Bee Gees / Various artists - Saturday Night Fever .. 1977
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours .. 1977
Shania Twain - Come On Over .. 1997
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37 Million
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV .. 1971
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33 Million
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill .. 1995
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32 Million
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band .. 1967
Celine Dion - Falling into You .. 1996
Mariah Carey - Music Box .. 1993
Michael Jackson - Dangerous .. 1991
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31Million
The Beatles - 1 .. 2000
Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love .. 1997
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30 Million
Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown .. 1979
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. .. 1984
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms .. 1985
James Horner - Titanic Soundtrack .. 1997
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection .. 1990
Michael Jackson - Bad .. 1987
Pink Floyd - The Wall .. 1979
Nirvana - Nevermind .. 1991
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28 Million
ABBA - ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits .. 1992
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet's Back .. 1997
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet .. 1986
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction .. 1987
Various artists - Grease .. 1978
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27 Million
Santana - Supernatural .. 1999
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26 Million
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time .. 1999
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25 Million
Carole King - Tapestry .. 1971
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida .. 1968
Mariah Carey - Daydream .. 1995
Queen - Greatest Hits .. 1981
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water .. 1970
U2 - The Joshua Tree .. 1987
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston .. 1985
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24 Million
Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue .. 2000
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory .. 2000
Madonna - True Blue .. 1986
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23 Million
Ace of Base - Happy Nation/The Sign .. 1993
Spice Girls - Spice .. 1996
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22 Million
Metallica - Metallica .. 1991
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? .. 1995
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21 Million
Dido - No Angel .. 1999
Madonna - Like a Virgin .. 1984
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20 Million
Billy Ray - Cyrus Some Gave All .. 1992
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers .. 1984
Blondie - Parallel Lines .. 1978
Bon Jovi - Cross Road .. 1994
Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again .. 2000
Céline Dion - The Colour of My Love .. 1993
Cher - Believe .. 1999
Def Leppard - Hysteria .. 1987
Janet Jackson - janet .. 1993
Madonna - Ray of Light .. 1998
Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I .. 1995
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall .. 1979
Norah Jones - Come Away with Me .. 2002
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain .. 1984
Spice Girls - Spiceworld .. 1997
Tina Turner - Private Dancer .. 1984
Usher - Confessions .. 2004

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BEST SELLING ALBUMS ~ UK SALES
1956 - 2006

"This is a chart made up of actual sales figures from the last 50 years," - the Official UK Charts Company.
The company took six months to trawl through everything from 1950s hand-written till receipts to current chart sales to come up with the top 100 list.

1. "Greatest Hits" (1981), Queen -- 5.4 million

2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967), Beatles -- 4.8m

3. "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" (1995), Oasis -- 4.3m

4. "Brothers In Arms" (1985), Dire Straits -- 3.9m

5. "Gold: Greatest Hits" (1992), Abba -- 3.9m

6. "The Dark Side Of The Moon" (1973), Pink Floyd -- 3.7m

7. "Greatest Hits II" (1991), Queen -- 3.6m

8. "Thriller" (1982), Michael Jackson -- 3.5m

9. "Bad" (1987), Michael Jackson -- 3.5m

10. "The Immaculate Collection" (1990), Madonna -- 3.4m

11. Stars - Simply Red
12. Come On Over - Shania Twain
13. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
14. Urban Hymns - Verve
15. No Angel - Dido
16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
17. Talk On Corners - Corrs
18. Spice - Spice Girls
19. Back To Bedlam - James Blunt
20. White Ladder - David Gray
21. Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
22. Life For Rent - Dido
23. But Seriously - Phil Collins
24. 1 - Beatles
25. The Man Who - Travis
26. The Joshua Tree - U2
27. Greatest Hits - Abba
28. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
29. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
30. I've Been Expecting You - Robbie Williams
31. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
32. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
33. Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
34. Hopes And Fears - Keane
35. War Of The Worlds - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version
36. The Sound Of Music - Original Soundtrack
37. Dirty Dancing - Original Soundtrack
38. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of - George Michael
39. Grease - Original Soundtrack
40. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
41. X&Y - Coldplay
42. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
43. Robson & Jerome - Robson & Jerome
44. Tango In The Night - Fleetwood Mac
45. Parachutes - Coldplay
46. Automatic For The People - REM
47. Whitney - Whitney Houston
48. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
49. Swing When You're Winning - Robbie Williams
50. Graceland - Paul Simon
51. Sing When You're Winning - Robbie Williams
52. Saturday Night Fever - Original Soundtrack
53. The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack
54. The Very Best Of - Elton John
55. Simply The Best - Tina Turner
56. Kylie: The Album - Kylie Minogue
57. Falling Into You - Celine Dion
58. Life Thru A Lens - Robbie Williams
59. Greatest Hits - Eurythmics
60. Escapology - Robbie Williams
61. Greatest Hits - Robbie Williams
62. Let's Talk About Love - Celine Dion
63. Dangerous - Michael Jackson
64. True Blue - Madonna
65. Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'n' Roses
66. No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
67. Abbey Road - Beatles
68. A New Flame - Simply Red
69. By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
70. Can't Slow Down _ Lionel Richie
71. Songs About Jane - Maroon 5
72. Cross Road: The Best Of - Bon Jovi
73. Stripped - Christina Aguilera
74. Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
75. Carry On Up The Charts: The Best Of - Beautiful South
76. Play - Moby
77. The Colour Of My Love - Celine Dion
78. Born To Do It - Craig David
79. The Greatest Hits - Texas
80. Nevermind - Nirvana
81. South Pacific - Original Soundtrack
82. Justified - Justin Timberlake
83. American Idiot - Green Day
84. Be Here Now - Oasis
85. Back To Front - Lionel Richie
86. Out Of Time - REM
87. Call Off The Search - Katie Melua
88. Employment - Kaiser Chiefs
89. By Request - Boyzone
90. Bat Out Of Hell II - Meat Loaf
91. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
92. Just Enough Education To Perform - Stereophonics
93. Introducing The Hardline According To.. - Terence Trent D'arby
94. Missundaztood - Pink
95. Let Go - Avril Lavigne
96. Performance And Cocktails - Stereophonics
97. Older - George Michael
98. Parallel Lines - Blondie
99. Fever - Kylie Minogue
100. 10 Good Reasons - Jason Donovan

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OTHER BEST SELLING ALBUMS

TOP "LIVE" ALBUMS
Frampton Comes Alive ~ Peter Frampton .. 1976
Six million units in the U.S. and over 16 million copies worldwide .. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 the week ending April 10th 1976, and was in the top spot for a total of 10 weeks. It was the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US and became one of the best-selling live albums to date. Frampton Comes Alive! was voted "Album of the year" in the 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks and was still #14 on Billboard's 1977 year-end album chart. It went Gold on February 27th 1976 and
Platinum April 8th 1976, then November 14th 1984 it went 6x Platinum after selling 6.000,000 copies in the USA.

Note: Since the above information, on August 2nd 2011 it went 8x Platinum, now selling 8,000,000 copies in the USA alone, total sales must now be over 18 million.
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