A long way to go (according to the OCC's tally).brian05 wrote:That figure should have been rounded up to 5.09m.
How long before it surpasses The Beatles Sgt. Pepper?
Sgt Pepper had sold 5,266,554 at the start of July 2017. It spent a further 12 weeks in the top 100 last year (selling ~30k), and about 20 more weeks between 100-200 (selling ~25k). It has probably sold perhaps 15k this year, and therefore if all the totals are added, it should pass 5.35m by the end of 2018.
21 is selling more than Sgt Pepper, but not much more, and it has to make up a ¼ million on it, so unfortunately as of now it is many many years away from surpassing it.