pohatta wrote:Abba Gold going 13XP? Where does that rank in the all time top list?
Officially it ranks as Number Two in the all time list.
Number One is Oasis What's the Story at 14xP, the only album so far certified at that level.
There are a bunch of other albums with Abba on 13xP.
Can anyone post a list of UK certs over the 3 million level - that is 10xP?
I've always thought that 300,000 was a strange and awkward figure for a UK platinum award. Surely 250,000 or 200,000 would be more sensible. Either of these figures would be more in line with USA awards. The ratio between the USA and UK is 4:1 or 5:1 depending on whether you calculate it by population or the size of the record markets. Also either 250,000 or 200,000 add up to One Million!
There have always been problems with the UK list, though.
First, the record companies can be very slow to re-certify some titles. It costs them money I suppose, plus they are probably not that bothered. I'm certain, for instance, that several of the albums on 13xP have reached sales of 4.2m
Second, no album released before 1973 has been properly certified. EMI claim, I think
, sales of around 4.8m for Sgt Pepper, which would make it 16xP.