a-ha: Charts & Sales History

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Postby rocker99 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:18 pm

A-ha in USA.

1. A-HA Title HUNTING HIGH AND LOW Certification Date 10/22/1985
Label WARNER BROS.
Award Description:GOLD

2. A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW
Certification Date 03/17/1986
Label WARNER BROS.
Award Description PLATINUM
Format ALBUM Category

http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata ... ble=SEARCH
Total sales in USA of a-ha album "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" = 1,200,000 pcs.
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Postby rocker99 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:22 pm

Certifications of albums and singles sales in UK

A HA - THE DEFINITIVE SINGLES COLLECTION (Released 11.04.2005). WSM (WSM)
Gold Certification (Album) 05.05.2006. Total Sales 100 000 pcs.

A HA - ANALOGUE Released 14.11.2005. POLYDOR (POLYDOR).
Silver Certification (Album) 03.02.2006. Total Sales 60 000 pcs.

A HA - HEADLINES AND DEADLINES - THE HITS OF (Released 4.11.1991) WEA (WARNER BROS)
Platinum Certification 12.11.2004. Total Sales 300 000 pcs.
Gold Certification (Album) 12.11.2004
Silver Certification 01.11.1991

A HA - HUNTING HIGH AND LOW. Released 25.10.1985. WEA (WARNER BROS).
3 x Platinum Certification (Album) 01.03.1992 Total Sales 900 000 pcs.
2 x Platinum Certification 28.09.1986
Platinum Certification 01.02.1986
Gold Certification 13.01.1986
Silver Certification 18.12.1985

A HA - EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON. Released 22.10.1990. WEA (WARNER BROS).
Silver Certification (Album) 09.11.1990 Total Sales 60 000 pcs.

A HA - STAY ON THESE ROADS. Released 02.05.1988 WEA (WARNER BROS).
Gold Certification (Album) 05.05.1988 Total Sales 100 000 pcs.
Silver Certification 05.05.1988

A HA - CRY WOLF. Released 24.11.1986. WEA (WARNER BROS)
Silver Certification (Single) 01.01.1987 Total Sales 200 000 pcs.

A HA - SCOUNDREL DAYS Released 06.10.1986. WEA (WARNER BROS).
Platinum Certification (Album) 01.12.1986. Total Sales 300 000 pcs.
Gold Certification 15.10.1986
Silver Certification 15.10.1986

A HA - THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV Released 18.12.1985. WEA (WEA)
Silver Certification (Single) 01.01.1986 Total Sales 200 000 pcs.

A HA - TAKE ON ME. Released 13.09.1985. WEA (WARNER BROS)
Gold Certification (Single) 01.11.1985. Total Sales 400 000 pcs.

http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx

TOTAL a-ha sales in UK (singles and albums) is actualy 2,620,000 pcs.
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Postby rocker99 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:31 pm

Total sales of a-ha OFFICIAL albums in history
"Hunting High And Low" - 1985 - 8,500,000
"Scoundrel Days" - 1986 - 5,500,000
"Stay On These Roads" - 1988 - 3,500,000
"East Of The Sun West Of The Moon" - 1990 - 2,500,000
"Headlines and Deadlines - The Hits Of A-Ha" - 1991 - 3,500,000
"Memorial Beach" - 1993 - 750,000
"Minor Earth Major Sky" - 2000 - 1,500,000
"Lifelines" 2002 - 1,000,000
"How can I sleep with your voice in my head" – 2003 - 300,000
"Singles 1984-2004" - 2004 - 500,000
"Analogue" - 2005 - 500,000
"Foot of the mountain" - 2009 - 400,000
"25" - 2010 - 300,000

From source: http://www.worldwidealbums.net/

and... albums sales in Brasil
A-HA “On Tour In Brazil” CD – PLATINUM album in 1994 year and 250,000 sales in Brasil
A-HA “Best in Brasil” CD – GOLD album in 1991 year and 100,000 sales in Brasil
A-HA "Hedline and Deadlines DVD"– GOLD DVD in 1994 year and 100,000 sales in Brasil
Source: http://www.abpd.org.br/certificados_interna.asp

Total sales a-ha OFFICIAL albums and DVD's = 29,200,000

...but a-ha singles sales in TOTAL about 30 000 000 pcs. from page:
http://www.aha-fr.com/discographie.php

TOTAL A-ha (singles, albums, DVD's) sold 60,000,000 all over the world...
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Postby Benny » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:12 pm

Germany - certifications

Singles

Take On Me (1985) - gold (500k)

Albums

Hunting High And Low (1986) - 3x gold (750k)
Scoundrel Days (1986) - platinum (500k)
Stay On These Roads (1988) - gold (250k)
East Of The Sun (1990) - gold (250k)
The Hits Of A-ha (1993) - platinum (500k)
Minor Earth Major Sky (2000) - platinum (300k)
Lifelines (2002) - gold (150k)
Foot Of The Mountain (2009) - platinum (200k)
25 (2010) - gold (100k)
The Singles 1984 - 2004 (2010) - gold (100k)

year in brackets = year of first certification
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:55 pm

Here are the chart results for the first 10 years :D

Chart info gained from:

Australia - Kent Music Report
Austria - MusikMarkt (forthnight)
Belgium - BRT Top 30
Canada - RPM
Japan - Oricon
Spain - Superventas
Sweden - Topplistan (forthnight)
USA - Billboard

Others from the official charts


«Take on Me» [September 1985]
± Australia #1
± Austria #1
± Belgium #1
± Canada #6
± Finland #4
± France #3
± Germany #1
± Greece #1
± Ireland #2
± Italy #1
± Japan: #25 overall chart / #2 international singles chart
± The Netherlands #1
± New Zealand #7
± Norway #1
± Poland #1
± Portugal #2
± South Africa #7
± Spain #11
± Sweden #1
± Switzerland #1
± UK #2
± USA #1

«HUNTING HIGH AND LOW» [October 1985]
± Australia #15
± Austria #18
± Belgium #6
± Canada #2
± Finland #8
± France #7
± Germany #10
± Italy #17
± Japan #8
± The Netherlands #11
± New Zealand #1
± Norway #1
± Portugal #4
± Spain #20
± Sweden #1
± Switzerland #10
± UK #2
± USA #15

«The Sun Always Shines on TV» [December 1985]
± Australia #19
± Austria #8
± Belgium #8
± Canada #11
± Finland #6
± France #10
± Germany #5
± Ireland #1
± Italy #9(11)
± Japan #81
± The Netherlands: #5 Nederlandse Top 40 / #4 Dutch Top 50
± New Zealand #12
± Norway #2
± Poland #1
± South Africa #8
± Sweden #2
± Switzerland #7
± UK #1
± USA #20

«Train of Thought» [March 1986]
± Australia #47
± Belgium #21
± Germany #14
± Ireland #5
± New Zealand #28
± UK #8

«Hunting High and Low» [June 1986]
± Australia #33
± Austria #24
± Belgium #16
± France #4
± Germany #11
± Ireland #4
± Italy #5(10)
± The Netherlands: #15 Nederlandse Top 40 / #9 Dutch Top 50
± New Zealand #25
± Norway #10
± Poland #1
± UK #5
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:56 pm

«I've Been Losing You» [September 1986]
± Australia #21
± Austria #20
± Belgium #8
± Finland #12
± France #14
± Germany #15
± Ireland #3
± Italy #7(11)
± Japan #76
± The Netherlands #11
± New Zealand #19
± Norway #1
± Poland #5
± Sweden #11
± Switzerland #16
± UK #8

«SCOUNDREL DAYS» [October 1986]
± Australia #17
± Austria #9
± Belgium #4
± Finland #12
± France #7
± Germany #4
± Italy #11
± Japan #6
± The Netherlands #14
± New Zealand #4
± Norway #1
± Sweden #11
± Switzerland #6
± UK #2
± USA #74

«Cry Wolf» [November 1986]
± Australia #45
± Belgium #9
± France #35
± Germany #20
± Ireland #4
± Italy #13(20)
± The Netherlands: #16 Nederlandse Top 40 / #12 Dutch Top 50
± New Zealand #10
± Norway #2
± Poland #4
± South Africa #13
± Switzerland #27
± UK #5
± USA #50

«Manhattan Skyline» [February 1987]
± Belgium #19
± Germany #28
± Ireland #3
± The Netherlands: #53 Dutch Top 75
± Norway #4
± Poland #2
± UK #13
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:57 pm

«The Living Daylights» [June 1987]
± Australia #29
± Austria #18
± Belgium #4
± Canada #35
± Finland #4
± France #21
± Germany #8
± Ireland #2
± Italy #3
± Japan #42
± The Netherlands: #11 Nederlandse Top 40 / #9 Dutch Top 75
± New Zealand #50
± Norway #1
± Poland #3
± South Africa #5
± Spain #30
± Sweden #3
± Switzerland #8
± UK #5
± USA #113

«Stay on These Roads» [March 1988]
± Australia #55
± Austria: #11 official chart / #1 Oe3 Hitparade radio chart
± Belgium #11
± Canada #15
± Finland #9
± France #3
± Germany #7
± Ireland #2
± Italy #4
± Japan #65
± The Netherlands: #8 Nederlandse Top 40 / #10 Dutch Top 75
± Norway #1
± Poland #1
± South Africa #4
± Spain #20
± Sweden #17
± Switzerland #10
± UK #5

«STAY ON THESE ROADS» [May 1988]
± Australia #52
± Austria #9
± Belgium #3
± Canada #67
± Finland #12
± France #3
± Germany #4
± Italy #2
± Japan #5
± The Netherlands #6
± New Zealand #36
± Norway #1
± Sweden #10
± Switzerland #6
± UK #2
± USA #148

«The Blood That Moves the Body» [June 1988]
± Belgium #10
± Germany #23
± Ireland #11
± Italy #13(27)
± The Netherlands: #28 Nederlandse Top 40 / #24 Dutch Top 75
± Poland #5
± South Africa #11
± Switzerland #29
± UK #25

«Touchy!» [August 1988]
± Belgium #8
± France #5
± Germany #13
± Ireland #6
± Italy #23(26)
± The Netherlands: #14 Nederlandse Top 40 / #13 Dutch Top 75
± Poland #1
± Switzerland #18
± UK #11

«You Are the One» [November 1988]
± Belgium #16
± France #21
± Germany #30
± Ireland #12
± The Netherlands: #56 Dutch Top 75
± Poland #6
± UK #13
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:58 pm

«Crying in the Rain» [October 1990]
± Argentina #1
± Austria #17
± Belgium #8
± Canada #34
± France #11
± Germany #6
± Ireland #8
± Italy #9(14)
± The Netherlands: #11 Nederlandse Top 40 / #10 Dutch Top 75
± Norway #1
± Poland #2
± Switzerland #21
± UK #13
± Yugoslavia #8

«EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON» [October 1990]
± Austria #23
± Finland #40
± France #15
± Germany #8
± Hungary #19
± Japan #20
± The Netherlands #23
± Norway #1
± Sweden #35
± Switzerland #16
± UK #12

«I Call Your Name» [December 1990]
± Argentina #5
± France #45
± Germany #37
± Italy #38
± The Netherlands: #38 Dutch Top 75
± Poland #23
± UK #44

«Early Morning» [February 1991]
± Germany #52
± Ireland #29
± Poland #19
± UK #78
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:59 pm

«Move to Memphis» [October 1991]
± Argentina #5
± France #66
± Germany #39
± Ireland #29
± The Netherlands: #61 Dutch Top 75
± Norway #2
± Poland #24
± UK #47

«HEADLINES AND DEADLINES» [November 1991]
± Austria #32
± Belgium (Fr) #45
± Germany #36
± Ireland #28
± Japan #16
± The Netherlands #28
± Norway #9
± Sweden #47
± Switzerland #40
± UK #12

«Dark is the Night» [May 1993]
± Belgium #28
± Canada #70
± Germany #46
± Ireland #28
± Norway #4
± Poland #29
± UK #19
± USA #111

«MEMORIAL BEACH» [June 1993]
± Germany #17
± Japan #27
± Norway #1
± Sweden #39
± Switzerland #39
± UK #17

«Angel» [September 1993]
± UK #41

«Shapes That Go Together» [March 1994]
± Germany #57
± UK #27
± Denmark #15
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Postby borderwolf » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:01 pm

Norway

A-ha
25

2010, certified 2x platinum
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Postby rocker99 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:14 am

Passing_Strang wrote:Here are the chart results for the first 10 years :D

Others from the official charts[/i]

«HUNTING HIGH AND LOW» [October 1985]

«Hunting High and Low» [June 1986]
«HUNTING HIGH AND LOW» [October 1985] - This is title of album
«Hunting High and Low» [June 1986] - This is title of single
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Postby rocker99 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:18 am

Benny wrote:Germany - certifications

Albums

Hunting High And Low (1986) - 3x gold (750k)
Scoundrel Days (1986) - platinum (500k)
Stay On These Roads (1988) - gold (250k)
East Of The Sun (1990) - gold (250k)
The Hits Of A-ha (1993) - platinum (500k)
Do you have any informations about all places a-ha albums on German albums sales charts in history from period 1985-1992 ?? I don't find this informations... :(
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Postby rocker99 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:47 am

Top-25 albums sales chart in Russia !!!

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"Analoque" a-ha (2005)

PLATINUM ALBUM 20,000 copies sold in 2005 year.
http://2m-online.ru/gold_n_platinum/det ... UNTRY=5075
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"Foot of the mountain" a-ha (2009)

PLATINUM ALBUM 20,000 copies sold in 2009 year
http://2m-online.ru/gold_n_platinum/det ... UNTRY=5216

The best place: #3

All places: 10-4-3-5-7-?-?-?-?-?-?-9-16-17-10-11-24
http://www.2m-online.ru/news/detail.php?ID=5481

18 weeks in Top-25
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Postby Passing_Strang » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:14 am

rocker99 wrote:
Passing_Strang wrote:Here are the chart results for the first 10 years :D

Others from the official charts[/i]

«HUNTING HIGH AND LOW» [October 1985]

«Hunting High and Low» [June 1986]
«HUNTING HIGH AND LOW» [October 1985] - This is title of album
«Hunting High and Low» [June 1986] - This is title of single
I know this, of course :D And for those who don't know I think it's obvious from the typing.
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Postby rocker99 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:11 pm

OFFICIAL sales certifications in FRANCE !!! :oh:
East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon - GOLD ALBUM (Year of certifications 1990) - 100,000
Headlines And Deadlines (2001) - PLATINUM ALBUM - 300,000
Hunting High And Low (1987) - PLATINUM ALBUM - 700,000
Scoundrel Days (2002) - PLATINUM ALBUM - 400,000
Stay On These Roads (1988) - PLATINUM ALBUM - 600,000
http://www.infodisc.fr/CD_Certif.php and Link "Les Certifications" and next "Les Albums / Artiste"

TOTAL sales a-ha albums in France = 1,835,953 .
This is #182 score in history sales in France
http://www.infodisc.fr/CD_Vente_Artiste.php link: "Le Tp-100"
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and The best sales singles in France in History!!!:
a-ha on #78 place and 3,203,000 pcs sales !!! :oh:
http://www.infodisc.fr/Single_Vente_Artiste.php

All album chart places: http://www.infodisc.fr/Albums_Runs.php

FRANCE is the best country for a-ha :o :o
TOTAL sales of a-ha albums and singles is 5,056,953 pcs. !!!
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Postby rocker99 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:08 pm

rocker99 wrote:Certifications of albums and singles sales in UK
Album a-ha "Foot of the mountain" going silver in UK and 60,000 copies sold...

information from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7364 ... 4ad0d19897

TOTAL a-ha sales in UK (singles and albums) is actualy 2,680,000 pcs.
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Postby rocker99 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:58 am

Certifications in Switzerland

a-ha Scoundrel Days Album WEA/MV Platin 50’000 units (1989)

http://swisscharts.com/awards.asp?year=1989

A-ha East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon Album Warner/WEA/MV Gold 25’000 units (1990)http://swisscharts.com/awards.asp?year=1990

A-ha Stay On These Roads Album Warner Bros./WEA (MV) Gold 25’000 units (1998)
http://swisscharts.com/awards.asp?year=1998

A-ha Minor Earth, Major Sky Album WEA Germany/Warner Gold 25’000 units (2000)
http://swisscharts.com/awards.asp?year=2000

TOTAL a-ha albums sales is 125'000 in fact but i don't find any certifations of first a-ha album "Hunting higd ansd low" from 1985 year and teh best singles from period 1985-1990 years.
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Postby rocker99 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:51 pm

A-ha Albums from OFFICIAL sales certyfications in... Argenitna..

A-HA THE HITS OF A-HA (Date of certification 01/01/1993) GOLD album and 50 000 pcs. sales

A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (Date of certification 01/01/1993) PLATINUM album and 100 000 pcs sales

:cool:

http://www.capif.org.ar/Default.asp?Per ... CODOP=ESOP
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Postby RobbieTakeThat » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:39 am

please post me the chart history of a-ha for the year of 2000 - 2010.....wow their first 10 years chart were incredible....!
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Postby rocker99 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:04 am

OK.

The best information about a-ha singles and albums chart places and certification in period 2000-2010 is on page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-ha_disco ... dio_albums
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Postby tryffel » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:56 pm

Yeah but many certifications are missing on wikipedia and nonody seems to be uppdating them :o Here is all the certifications 2000-2010

Minor eart major sky 2000
Germany- Platina
Norway- Platina
Switzerland- Gold (as Rocker99 said)
Austria- Gold
Spain- Gold

Lifelines 2002 Norway- Platina
Germany- Gold
Russia-Platina?
I know Forever not Yours was a big hit but i dont know anything is confirmed.


The singles 1984- 2004 UK- Gold
Germany- Gold

Analogue 2005 Norway- Platina
Russia- Platina
UK- Silver

Foot of the mountain 2009 Norway- Platina
Germany- Platina
Russia- Platina
UK - Silver


25 Norway Double platina
Germany- Gold
Charted at place 10 in the UK


They really had a fantastic Chart history, not many bands from the mid 80s had sutch a long and sucessfull history
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Postby Passing_Strang » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:27 pm

RobbieTakeThat wrote:please post me the chart history of a-ha for the year of 2000 - 2010.....wow their first 10 years chart were incredible....!
Seems like the Wikipedia page sums up their recent chart activities quite nicely. But I'll do the next chapter soon - just for the sake of completeness (and because Wiki doesn't have all the chart positions) :D
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Postby HUR » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:31 pm

rocker99 wrote:A-ha Albums from OFFICIAL sales certyfications in... Argenitna..

A-HA THE HITS OF A-HA (Date of certification 01/01/1993) GOLD album and 50 000 pcs. sales

A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (Date of certification 01/01/1993) PLATINUM album and 100 000 pcs sales

:cool:

http://www.capif.org.ar/Default.asp?Per ... CODOP=ESOP
"The Hits Of A-Ha" sold 30,000 copies and "Hunting High And Low" sold 60,000 copies.
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Postby tryffel » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:23 pm

Passing_Strang wrote:
RobbieTakeThat wrote:please post me the chart history of a-ha for the year of 2000 - 2010.....wow their first 10 years chart were incredible....!
Seems like the Wikipedia page sums up their recent chart activities quite nicely. But I'll do the next chapter soon - just for the sake of completeness (and because Wiki doesn't have all the chart positions) :D
Most of all, not a single certitification from Norway is shown. of all 9 a-has studio albums all have sold Platina expect Memoriacl Beach, at least Gold.
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Postby rocker99 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:25 pm

In Norway ...a lot of certifications for a-ha but we haven't any official informaton about this :-?

Official we have information only for 2xPlatinum album for album "25" from page:

http://www.ifpi.no/sok/index_trofe.htm and search: "SØK I TROFÉER" and next "2010"
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