At the time, a gold single meant 50,000 copies and silver single 25,000 copies.Mikerocha wrote:An update on ABBA's chart history in Portugal (while they were active).
Fernando - 80,000
Chiquitita - 20,000 (Gold)
The Winner Takes it All - 10,000 (Silver)
Super Trouper - 10,000 (Silver)
Voulez Vous - 40,000 (Platinum)
Greatest Hits Vol.2 - 20,000 (Gold)
Super Trouper - 40,000 (Platinum)
The Visitors - 40,000 (Platinum)
The Singles - 20,000 (Gold)
Voulez Vous, Super Trouper and The Visitors weren't officially certified platinum, but that was because gold was the highest posible award then. They all sold enough for a platinum award, which meant 60,000 copies each.
The Singles was certified gold for 30,000 copies sold, but, since it was a double album, that meant shipments of 15,000.
Plus, I can also add their first Greatest Hits (tittled Fernando) was also gold in 1980 (30,000), so a great catalogue seller (it wasn't massive in 1976).
You are covering their active years. But it is also important to note Abba achieved two further chart topping albums: Gold (8 weeks) in 1992/1993 and The Defintive Collection (6 weeks) in 1999.