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Postby Dino » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:45 pm

anybody know how much they've soldin in the uk & us and other countries ?? i cant seem to to find the thread anyone can help?? :(
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Postby bsbchina » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:06 pm

:cry: yeah if you can please help our bsbfans
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Postby nelson » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:31 pm

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Backstreet Boys

Released: 10/4/1996

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Canada                      Diamond         1,000,000
Philippines                 Platinum x7       280,000
Taiwan                      Platinum x5       250,000
Malaysia                    Platinum x5       125,000
Chile                       Platinum x5       100,000
Spain                       Platinum x4       400,000
Austria                     Platinum x3       150,000
Germany                     Platinum x3     1,500,000
Hong Kong                   Platinum x3        60,000
Indonesia                   Platinum x3       150,000
Poland                      Platinum x3       120,000
Singapore                   Platinum x3        45,000
Switzerland                 Platinum x3       150,000
Argentina                   Platinum x3       180,000
Portugal                    Platinum x2        80,000
Benelux                     Platinum x2       100,000
The Gulf                    Platinum x2        60,000
Thailand                    Platinum           50,000
Portugal                    Platinum           40,000
Denmark                     Platinum           50,000
Venezuela                   Platinum           20,000
Central America             Platinum
Australia                   Platinum           70,000
India                       Platinum           20,000
Japan                       Gold              100,000
Korea                       Gold               50,000
UK                          Gold              100,000
Sweden                      Gold               50,000
Italy                       Gold               50,000
Israel                      Gold
Finland                     Gold               20,000
Colombia                    Gold               25,000
France                      Gold              100,000
New Zealand                 Gold                7,500
South Africa                Gold               25,000
Brazil                      Gold              100,000
Mexico                      Gold               50,000
Hungary                     Gold               25,000

Total                                       5,702,500
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Postby nelson » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:32 pm

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Backstreet's Back

Released: 8/12/1997

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USA                    Platinum x12       12,000,000
Canada                 Diamond             1,000,000
Spain                  Platinum x8           800,000
Philippines            Platinum x8           320,000
Malaysia               Platinum x6           150,000
New Zealand            Platinum x6            90,000
Chile                  Platinum x5           100,000
Italy                  Platinum x5           500,000
Australia              Platinum x5           350,000
Argentina              Platinum x5           300,000
Indonesia              Platinum x4           200,000
Hong Kong              Platinum x4            80,000
Taiwan                 Platinum x4           200,000
India                  Platinum x4            80,000
Venezuela              Platinum x3            60,000
Singapore              Platinum x3            45,000
Thailand               Platinum x3           150,000
Benelux                Platinum x3           150,000
South Africa           Platinum x2           100,000
Germany                Platinum x2         1,000,000
The Gulf               Platinum x2            60,000
UK                     Platinum x2           600,000
Switzerland            Platinum x2           100,000
Denmark                Platinum x2           100,000
South Korea            Platinum x2           200,000
Portugal               Platinum x2            80,000
Finland                Platinum               40,000
Czech Republic         Platinum               50,000
Austria                Platinum               50,000
Norway                 Platinum               50,000
Poland                 Platinum               40,000
Sweden                 Platinum               80,000
Venezuela              Platinum                    ?
Hungary                Platinum               50,000
Baltic States          Platinum
Slovakia               Platinum                5,000
Brazil                 Platinum              250,000
Mexico                 Platinum              100,000
Japan                  Platinum              200,000
Central America        Platinum
Lebanon                Gold                    5,000
Colombia               Gold                   25,000
Greece                 Gold                   15,000
Israel                 Gold
France                 Gold                  100,000

Total                                     19,875,000
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Postby nelson » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:34 pm

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Millennium

Released: 3/18/1999

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USA                      Platinum x12      12,000,000
Cananda                  Platinum x10       1,000,000
Philippines              Platinum x5          200,000
Taiwan                   Platinum x4          200,000
Japan                    Platinum x4          800,000
Malaysia                 Platinum x4          100,000
Mexico                   Platinum x3          300,000
Italy                    Platinum x3          300,000
Spain                    Platinum x3          300,000
South Korea              Platinum x3          300,000
Indonesia                Platinum x3          150,000
India                    Platinum x3           60,000
Singapore                Platinum x3           45,000
Thailand                 Platinum x2          100,000
Hong Kong                Platinum x2           40,000
Belgium                  Platinum x2          100,000
New Zealand              Platinum x2           30,000
Australia                Platinum x2          140,000
Austria                  Platinum              50,000
Germany                  Platinum             500,000
Holland                  Platinum             100,000
Brazil                   Platinum             250,000
Denmark                  Platinum              50,000
Switzerland              Platinum              50,000
South Africa             Platinum              50,000
Sweden                   Platinum              80,000
Portugal                 Platinum              40,000
Norway                   Platinum              50,000
UK                       Gold                 100,000
France                   Gold                 100,000
The Gulf                 Gold                  15,000
Finland                  Gold                  20,000

Total                                      17,620,000
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Postby bsbchina » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:38 am

thanks nelson!!! :oops:
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Postby seattleboy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:57 am

Some of those numbers are outdated.

US: 39,000,000
Backstreet Boys - 14,000,000
Millenium - 15,000,000(It's certified 13xp, but is undercertified)
Black & Blue - 8,000,000
Greatest Hits - 1,000,000
Never Gone - 1,000,000

Canada: 3,900,000
Backstreet Boys - 1,000,000
Backstreet's Back - 1,100,000
Millenium - 1,100,000
Black & Blue - 500,000
Greatest Hits - 100,000 (estimate)
Never Gone - 100,000

Their Soundscan sales in Canada are 4,035,368 million.
http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... dian+sales

Europe: 12,500,000
Backstreet Boys - 3,000,000
Backstreet's Back - 5,000,000
Millenium - 2,000,000
Black & Blue - 1,000,000 (estimate)
Greatest Hits - 1,000,000
Never Gone - 500,000 (estimate)

Japan: 3,600,000
Backstreet Boys - 100,000
Backstreet's Back - 200,000
Millenium - 1,000,000
Black & Blue - 800,000
Greatest Hits - 1,000,000
Never Gone - 500,000

Australia + New Zealand: 950,000
Backstreet Boys - 70,000 + 15,000
Backstreet's Back - 350,000 + 90,000
Millenium - 210,000 + 45,000
Black & Blue - 70,000 + 15,000
Greatest Hits - 35,000 + 7,500
Never Gone - 35,000 + 7,500

Brazil: 1,660,000
Backstreet Boys - 250,000
Backstreet's Back - 500,000
Millenium - 500,000
Black & Blue - 250,000
Greatest Hits - 125,000
Never Gone - 0.035 million

Mexico: 1,800,000
Backstreet Boys - 250,000
Backstreet's Back - 500,000
Millenium - 750,000
Black & Blue - 300,000

The certifications that Nelson posted are right, but the value of them are wrong. Platinum = 250k (before 2000) Platinum = 150k (2000-2004), Platinum = 100k (since).

Worldwide: 75 million
http://www.sonybmgmusic.co.uk/artist_sp ... boys/biog/
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Postby seattleboy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:08 am

Their 1996 self-titled debut album, not released in US, sold 7.5-million copies worldwide; the non-US follow-up "Backstreet's Back" and the US-only "Backstreet Boys" sold together 22-million; "Millenium" stands currently at 14.5-million worldwide; total worldwide sales 44 million.

Source: Billboard - October 30th, 1999

'Backstreet Boys' was 11x Platinum in the US, so this means 'Backstreet Boys' had sold 18.5 million worldwide, 'Backstreet's Back' had sold 11 million worldwide and 'Millenium' had sold 14.5 million worldwide (8x Platinum in the US).
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Postby NothingFails » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:31 am

BSB are a big example of how overinflated US certifications were in the peak of teen pop. Black And Blue didn't sell anywhere near 8 million and it's chart trajectory wasn't that amazing either but yet it was certified 8x platinum as soon as it came out, even tho it ended up scanning around 5 million (and even then I think that is a bit high because the album didn't seem half as successful or long-lasting as 5-million sellers such as Breakaway, American Idiot or Emancipation Of Mimi)
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Postby nelson » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:39 am

seattleboy wrote:Some of those numbers are outdated.

US: 39,000,000

Millenium - 15,000,000(It's certified 13xp, but is undercertified)
Can you explain?
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Postby seattleboy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:23 am

nelson wrote:Can you explain?
Yes.

Backstreet Boys
Soundscan: 10.1 million
BMG: 1.7 million
Total: 11.8 million

RIAA shipment: 14 million

Millenium
Soundscan: 12.1 million
BMG: 1.6 million
Total: 13.7 million

13.7/11.8 x 14 = 16 million.

or

BMG sales x 2 (3.2M) + Soundscan sales (12.1M) and 500k for in-store shipment = 15.8 million

15 million is a very conservative estimate. I wouldn't be surprised if it were at 16 million, looking at 'Black & Blue'.
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Postby seattleboy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:27 am

NothingFails wrote:BSB are a big example of how overinflated US certifications were in the peak of teen pop. Black And Blue didn't sell anywhere near 8 million and it's chart trajectory wasn't that amazing either but yet it was certified 8x platinum as soon as it came out, even tho it ended up scanning around 5 million
Soundscan: 5.4 million
BMG: 1 million
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Postby nelson » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:35 am

seattleboy wrote:Mexico: 1,800,000
Backstreet Boys - 250,000
Backstreet's Back - 500,000
Millenium - 750,000
Black & Blue - 300,000

The certifications that Nelson posted are right, but the value of them are wrong. Platinum = 250k (before 2000) Platinum = 150k (2000-2004), Platinum = 100k (since).
According BPI Yearbook 1995 - 1998.
They said:
Mexico
Domestic
Gold (100,000), Platinum (250,000)
International
Gold (50,000), Platinum (100,000)

I trust this because AMPROFON would reply to BPI's request, at least BPI has done some research, but AMPROFON won't reply to chart fans.

And also there's evidence to back up, like in 1994 Billboard said "Bodyguard" was the best-selling international album which sold 500,000, and "Thriller" sold 400,000. So I can't believe Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears easily outsold those classic albums.
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Postby nelson » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:45 am

Source: Music Week
Date: 1/12/2002

The Backstreet Boys have released 16 singles, selling nearly 3 m singles in a chart career that stretches back to 1995.
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Postby bsbchina » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:57 am

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Postby MJDangerous » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:26 am

nelson wrote:And also there's evidence to back up, like in 1994 Billboard said "Bodyguard" was the best-selling international album which sold 500,000, and "Thriller" sold 400,000. So I can't believe Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears easily outsold those classic albums.
I'm dead sure that the Billboard is wrong about this - Or at least that it is not comprehensive/precise with this claim.

Well, 3 foreign albums sold easily over 500K in Argentina, but none have done it in Mexico ? Thanks to releases in recent years we can all see that foreign releases sold much more in Mexico than in Argentina. Also, "Off The Wall" sold 500K in Mexico, how Thriller or Bodyguard can has sold only 600K ?

BTW, albums that have for sure sold over 500K are numerous, Off The Wall, Thriller, Saturday Night Fever, The Immaculate Collection etc... Bodyguard was obviously not the first one.
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:47 pm

nelson wrote:Source: Music Week
Date: 1/12/2002

The Backstreet Boys have released 16 singles, selling nearly 3 m singles in a chart career that stretches back to 1995.
I think theboys have soldalotmore than 3million singlesespeciallybecause they've been around since 1995.
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:48 pm

seattleboy wrote:
NothingFails wrote:BSB are a big example of how overinflated US certifications were in the peak of teen pop. Black And Blue didn't sell anywhere near 8 million and it's chart trajectory wasn't that amazing either but yet it was certified 8x platinum as soon as it came out, even tho it ended up scanning around 5 million
Soundscan: 5.4 million
BMG: 1 million
Erhm isnt't that how much nsync sold with their last album?? and not bsb's b&b??
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:51 pm

NothingFails wrote:BSB are a big example of how overinflated US certifications were in the peak of teen pop. Black And Blue didn't sell anywhere near 8 million and it's chart trajectory wasn't that amazing either but yet it was certified 8x platinum as soon as it came out, even tho it ended up scanning around 5 million (and even then I think that is a bit high because the album didn't seem half as successful or long-lasting as 5-million sellers such as Breakaway, American Idiot or Emancipation Of Mimi)
Erhjm the boys sold 1 million copies its first week of release and back then album sales were alot better and
you didnt have to stay in the charts for a long timeto sell extremely well a succers is a succes no mattter how long it stays on the charts.
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:53 pm

I think "Millenium" sold like 30million worldwide
not 17 million .
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Postby seattleboy » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:29 pm

Dino wrote:I think "Millenium" sold like 30million worldwide
not 17 million .
Why do people keep saying that.

There's no way in the world 'Millenium' sold 30 million copies.

US - 15,000,000
Canada - 1,100,000
Brazil - 500,000
Mexico - 750,000 (or 300,000)
Europe - 2,000,000
Asia - 2,000,000
Australasia - 250,000
Total: 21,600,000 (or 21,150,000)

Where did the other 8.4 million come from? I think 24 million worldwide, at most.
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Postby seattleboy » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:33 pm

Dino wrote:I think theboys have soldalotmore than 3million singlesespeciallybecause they've been around since 1995.
That's 3 million singles in the UK.
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:50 pm

seattleboy wrote:
Dino wrote:I think theboys have soldalotmore than 3million singlesespeciallybecause they've been around since 1995.
That's 3 million singles in the UK.
Oh Ok :wink:
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:03 pm

anybody knows bsb's uk singlesales??
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Postby Dino » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:40 pm

BSB Uk Singles Sales:

Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - (340,000 copies sold)

I Want It That Way - (423,300 copies sold)

As Long As You Love Me - (430,000 copies sold)
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