will231982 wrote:Frankie, can you get me the sales figures and certifications for Iron Maiden and Black sabbath albums. Thanks!
As you probably know it's quite hard to get sales figures for Italy!Usually you can find in internet some old press concerning some certification, but i found absolutely nothing about Iron Maiden
It's a shame, because they have always been a constant decent seller here(like maany rock bands)!
Their first albums(Iron Maiden and Killers)don't appear in the year-end charts of their calendar year
so i suppose they're mainly catalog sellers(they both re-entered the top100 in the past weeks after AMOLAD was released)
Here's the year-end chart positions for their albums:
1982 The Number Of The Beast (no.61)
1983 Piece Of Mind (no.89)
1986 Somewhere In Time (no.77)
1988 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (no.58)
1990 No Prayer For The Dying (no.89)
1992 Fear Of The Dark (no.69)
1993 A Real Live One (no.77)
1995 The X Factor (no.74)
1996 The Best Of The Beast (no.95)
1998 Virtual XI (no.101)
2000 Brave New World (no.60)
2002 Rock In Rio (no.143)
2003 Dance Of Death (no.64)
When you think that even nowdays, when sales are poor, a no.90-95 in the year-end chart is Gold,i think all their studio albums gone GOLD at least; the biggest sellers being the 80's ones(Gold was 100.000 copies at the time; a classic album like The Number of The Beast, with catalog sales could easily be on 200.000 copies, but no way to know that for sure)and the first from the 90's (No prayer, fear).
The other albums from the 90's and 00's are Gold too i think(x Factor, brave new, dance of death)and all sold between 50.000 and 100.000 copies!
A Matter OF Life And Death could become Platinum, since the platinum level now is lower(80.000)!
I hope i helped you in some way