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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 04:03

    GLOBAL LIST OF THE BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME 2008
    (according to official statements from record companies and sales charts + certified shipped units in millions or retail sales data if it's higher: North America - RIAA/Soundscan and CRIA, Europe - IFPI (* - only in Germany, France, Spain and UK), Japan - RIAJ/ORICON, Brazil - ABPD, Australia - ARIA (* - with New Zealand)

    60 million
    1. THRILLER - MICHAEL JACKSON
    NORTH AMERICA - 29.2, EUROPE* - 7.06, JAPAN - 2.5, BRAZIL - 1.85, AUSTRALIA* - 1

    40 million
    2. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD
    NORTH AMERICA - 17, EUROPE* - 5.2, JAPAN - 0.12, AUSTRALIA* - 1.01

    3. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - SOUNDTRACK
    NORTH AMERICA - 16, EUROPE* - 4.65, JAPAN - 0.7, AUSTRALIA - 0.77

    39 million
    4. THE BODYGUARD - SOUNDTRACK
    NORTH AMERICA - 18, EUROPE* - 5.44, JAPAN - 2.8, BRAZIL - 0.75, AUSTRALIA* - 0.36

    37 million
    5. THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971 - 1975 THE EAGLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 31, EUROPE* - 0.3, JAPAN - 0.02, AUSTRALIA* - 0.66

    6. GREASE - SOUNDTRACK
    NORTH AMERICA - 9, EUROPE* - 3.93, JAPAN - 0.44, AUSTRALIA - 0.77

    7. GREATEST HITS/GREATEST HITS: WE WILL ROCK YOU (+ GREATEST HITS I & II/THE PLATINUM COLLECTION) - QUEEN
    NORTH AMERICA - 8.8 (+ 1.35), EUROPE* - 7.1 (+ 2.1), JAPAN - 0.15 (+ 0.03), AUSTRALIA* - 1.13 (+ 0.09)

    35 million
    8. LED ZEPPELIN IV - LED ZEPPELIN
    NORTH AMERICA - 25, EUROPE* - 3.25, JAPAN - 0.15, AUSTRALIA* - 0.67

    9. COME ON OVER - SHANIA TWAIN
    NORTH AMERICA - 22, EUROPE - 7, JAPAN - 0.1, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 1.35

    33 million
    10. RUMOURS - FLEETWOOD MAC
    NORTH AMERICA - 21, EUROPE* - 4.85, JAPAN - 0.07, AUSTRALIA* - 0.99

    32 million
    11. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 11.8, EUROPE* - 5.6, JAPAN - 0.19, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA (NZ) - 0.08

    12. BACK IN BLACK - AC/DC
    NORTH AMERICA - 23, EUROPE* - 1.7, AUSTRALIA* - 0.99

    13. BAD - MICHAEL JACKSON
    NORTH AMERICA - 8.7, EUROPE* - 7.2, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 1.35, AUSTRALIA* - 0.54

    14. FALLING INTO YOU - CELINE DION
    NORTH AMERICA - 13.4, EUROPE - 9, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.1, AUSTRALIA* - 1.02

    31 million
    15. GREATEST HITS II/CLASSIC QUEEN (+ GREATEST HITS I & II/THE PLATINUM COLLECTION) - QUEEN
    NORTH AMERICA - 3.97 (+ 1.35), EUROPE* - 7.3 (+ 2.1), JAPAN - 0.03 (+ 0.03), BRAZIL - 0.5, AUSTRALIA* - 0.71 (+ 0.09)

    16. JAGGED LITTLE PILL - ALANIS MORISSETTE
    NORTH AMERICA - 19.1, EUROPE - 7, JAPAN - 0.1, BRAZIL - 0.5, AUSTRALIA* - 1.2

    17. LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE - CELINE DION
    NORTH AMERICA - 12.7, EUROPE - 9, JAPAN - 1.5, BRAZIL - 0.05, AUSTRALIA* - 0.55

    18. 1 - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 12, EUROPE - 8, JAPAN - 2.5, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA* - 0.84

    30 million
    19. BAT OUT OF HELL - MEAT LOAF
    NORTH AMERICA - 16, EUROPE* - 3.34, AUSTRALIA* - 1.87

    20. THE JOSHUA TREE with 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - U2
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE* - 4.8, JAPAN - 0.17, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA* - 0.56

    21. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION - GUNS N ROSES
    NORTH AMERICA - 16, EUROPE* - 2.6, JAPAN - 0.05, AUSTRALIA* - 0.2

    22. DIRTY DANCING - SOUNDTRACK
    NORTH AMERICA - 14.23, EUROPE* - 5.8, JAPAN - 0.01, BRAZIL - 0.1

    23. DANGEROUS - MICHAEL JACKSON
    NORTH AMERICA - 7.6, EUROPE* - 5.6, JAPAN - 0.9, BRAZIL - 2.34, AUSTRALIA* - 0.64

    24. TITANIC - SOUNDTRACK
    NORTH AMERICA - 12, EUROPE - 5, JAPAN - 1.42, AUSTRALIA* - 0.41

    29 million
    25. HOTEL CALIFORNIA THE EAGLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 17, EUROPE* - 3.4, JAPAN - 0.47, AUSTRALIA* - 0.7

    26. BORN IN THE U.S.A. - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    NORTH AMERICA - 16, EUROPE* - 2.3, JAPAN - 0.21, AUSTRALIA - 0.87

    27. BROTHERS IN ARMS - DIRE STRAITS
    NORTH AMERICA - 10, EUROPE* - 5.8, JAPAN - 0.04, BRAZIL - 0.85, AUSTRALIA* - 1.34

    28 million
    28. THE WALL - PINK FLOYD
    NORTH AMERICA - 10, EUROPE* - 4, JAPAN - 0.08, AUSTRALIA - 0.63

    27 million
    29. THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION - MADONNA
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.7, EUROPE* - 6, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.5, AUSTRALIA* - 0.88

    26 million
    30. ABBEY ROAD - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 13, EUROPE* - 2.53, JAPAN - 0.61

    31. GOLD - GREATEST HITS - ABBA
    NORTH AMERICA - 8, EUROPE* - 8.22, JAPAN - 0.12, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 1

    32. MUSIC BOX - MARIAH CAREY
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.7, EUROPE* - 4.1, JAPAN - 2.03, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 2.03

    33. SUPERNATURAL - SANTANA
    NORTH AMERICA - 16.25, EUROPE - 6, JAPAN - 0.15, AUSTRALIA* - 0.34

    25 million
    34. SIMON & GARFUNKEL'S GREATEST HITS - SIMON & GARFUNKEL
    NORTH AMERICA - 14.5, EUROPE* - 3.84, JAPAN - 0.12

    35. LEGEND - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.2, EUROPE* - 4.1, JAPAN - 0.0, AUSTRALIA* - 0.55

    36. SLIPPERY WHEN WET - BON JOVI
    NORTH AMERICA - 14.5, EUROPE* - 1.5, JAPAN - 0.5, AUSTRALIA* - 0.52

    37. METALLICA - METALLICA
    NORTH AMERICA - 16, EUROPE* - 1.1, JAPAN - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 0.68

    38. ...BABY ONE MORE TIME - BRITNEY SPEARS
    NORTH AMERICA - 15, EUROPE - 4, JAPAN - 0.5, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA - 0.28

    39. MILLENIUM - BACKSTREET BOYS
    NORTH AMERICA - 14.7, EUROPE - 2, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.5, AUSTRALIA* - 0.26

    24 million
    40. THE BEATLES 1962 - 1966 - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 8.5, EUROPE* - 3.7, JAPAN - 1.34, AUSTRALIA (NZ) - 0.06

    41. THE BEATLES 1967 - 1970 - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 9, EUROPE* - 3.2, JAPAN - 1.23, AUSTRALIA (NZ) - 0.06

    42. NEVERMIND - NIRVANA
    NORTH AMERICA - 11.15, EUROPE* - 5, JAPAN - 0.65, BRASIL - 0.35, AUSTRALIA - 0.45

    43. BACKSTREET BOYS - BACKSTREET BOYS
    NORTH AMERICA - 15, EUROPE - 3, JAPAN - 0.06, AUSTRALIA - 0.07

    44. SPICE - SPICE GIRLS
    NORTH AMERICA - 8.4, EUROPE - 8, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.5, AUSTRALIA* - 0.51

    23 million
    45. GREATEST HITS - ELTON JOHN
    NORTH AMERICA - 17, EUROPE* - 0.4, JAPAN - 0.02

    46. CAN'T SLOW DOWN LIONEL RICHIE
    NORTH AMERICA - 11.5, EUROPE* - 2.35, JAPAN - 0.13

    47. WHITNEY HOUSTON - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    NORTH AMERICA - 14, EUROPE* - 1.8, JAPAN - 0.56, AUSTRALIA* - 0.3

    48. NO JACKET REQUIRED - PHIL COLLINS
    NORTH AMERICA - 13.8, EUROPE* - 4.2, JAPAN - 0.22, AUSTRALIA (NZ) - 0.12

    49. HISTORY/GREATEST HITS HISTORY VOLUME I MICHAEL JACKSON
    NORTH AMERICA - 5 (4 + 1), EUROPE - 6, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 1.11, AUSTRALIA* - 0.61

    50. DAYDREAM - MARIAH CAREY
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.7, EUROPE - 3, JAPAN - 2.5, AUSTRALIA - 0.35

    51. COME AWAY WITH ME - NORAH JONES
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE - 6, JAPAN - 0.35, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 0.81

    22 million
    51. THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.3, EUROPE* - 1, JAPAN - 0.06

    53. TRUE BLUE - MADONNA
    NORTH AMERICA - 8, EUROPE* - 4.8, JAPAN - 0.72, BRAZIL - 0.1, AUSTRALIA* - 0.36

    54. ...BUT SERIOUSLY - PHIL COLLINS
    NORTH AMERICA - 4.8, EUROPE* - 8.9, JAPAN - 0.12, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA* - 0.37

    55. ALL THE WAY...A DECADE OF SONG - CELINE DION
    NORTH AMERICA - 10, EUROPE - 5, JAPAN - 1.5, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA - 0.21

    56. THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP EMINEM
    NORTH AMERICA - 12.41, EUROPE - 6, JAPAN - 0.12, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA* - 0.37

    21 million
    57. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - SIMON & GARFUNKEL
    NORTH AMERICA - 8.4, EUROPE* - 3.8, JAPAN - 0.44

    58. BOSTON - BOSTON
    NORTH AMERICA - 18, EUROPE* - 1.6

    59. SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN - THE BEE GEES
    NORTH AMERICA - 1.5, EUROPE* - 0.4, JAPAN - 0.26

    60. PURPLE RAIN - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTIONS
    NORTH AMERICA - 13.6, EUROPE* - 1.55, JAPAN - 0.2, AUSTRALIA* - 0.16

    61. WHITNEY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    NORTH AMERICA - 9.7, EUROPE* - 3.2, JAPAN - 0.46

    62. HAPPY NATION + THE SIGN - ACE OF BASE
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.75, EUROPE* - 3.2, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA* - 0.09

    63. THE EMINEM SHOW - EMINEM
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE - 4, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA - 0.56

    20 million
    64. II - LED ZEPPELIN
    NORTH AMERICA - 12.9, EUROPE* - 0.94, JAPAN - 0.13, AUSTRALIA - 0.28

    65. TAPESTRY - CAROLE KING
    NORTH AMERICA - 10, JAPAN - 0,05

    66. WISH YOU WERE HERE PINK FLOYD
    NORTH AMERICA - 6.3, EUROPE* - 2.21, JAPAN - 0.1

    67. OFF THE WALL - MICHAEL JACKSON
    NORTH AMERICA - 7.1, EUROPE* - 2.4, JAPAN - 0.17, BRAZIL - 0.06, AUSTRALIA* - 0.36

    68. LIKE A VIRGIN MADONNA
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE* - 2.8, JAPAN - 0.79, AUSTRALIA* - 0.57

    69. TRACY CHAPMAN - TRACY CHAPMAN
    NORTH AMERICA - 6.3, EUROPE* - 5.7, JAPAN - 0.045, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA - 0.49

    70. THE COLOUR OF MY LOVE - CELINE DION
    NORTH AMERICA - 7.5, EUROPE - 4, JAPAN - 1, AUSTRALIA* - 0.56

    71. CROSSROAD - THE BEST OF - BON JOVI
    NORTH AMERICA - 6.1 , EUROPE - 8, JAPAN - 1.15, AUSTRALIA - 0.28

    72. OOPS!... I DID IT AGAIN - BRITNEY SPEARS
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.88, EUROPE - 4, JAPAN - 0.5, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA - 0.21

    19 million
    73. FAITH - GEORGE MICHAEL
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE* - 2.5, JAPAN - 0.2, AUSTRALIA - 0.35

    74. HYSTERIA - DEF LEPPARD
    NORTH AMERICA - 13.4, EUROPE* - 0.6, JAPAN - 0.04

    75. NO FENCES - GARTH BROOKS
    NORTH AMERICA - 16.7

    76. UNPLUGGED - ERIC CLAPTON
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE* - 3.05, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA - 0.56

    77. HYBRID THEORY LINKIN PARK
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.5, EUROPE - 3, JAPAN - 0.13, AUSTRALIA - 0.28

    18 million
    78. GREATEST HITS VOLUME I & VOLUME II - BILLY JOEL
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.7, EUROPE* - 0.3, JAPAN - 0.76

    79. SYNCHRONICITY - THE POLICE

    80. USE YOUR ILLUSION II - GUNS N' ROSES
    NORTH AMERICA* - 7.9, EUROPE* - 2.15, JAPAN - 0.36

    81. DOOKIE - GREEN DAY
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE* - 1.45, JAPAN - 0.12, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA - 0.28

    82. (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY - OASIS
    NORTH AMERICA - 4.8, EUROPE - 6, JAPAN - 0.11, AUSTRALIA* - 0.53

    83. CRACKED REAR VIEW - HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH
    NORTH AMERICA - 17, EUROPE* - 0.1

    17 million
    84. TUBULAR BELLS - MIKE OLDFIELD
    NORTH AMERICA - 0.7, EUROPE* - 2.8

    85. GREATEST HITS - JAMES TAYLOR
    NORTH AMERICA* - 11

    86. HOUSES OF THE HOLY - LED ZEPPELIN
    NORTH AMERICA* - 11, JAPAN - 0.08

    87. FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE - PETER FRAMPTON
    NORTH AMERICA - 6.05, EUROPE* - 0.1, JAPAN - 0,001

    88. BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
    NORTH AMERICA - 5, EUROPE* - 1.2, JAPAN - 0.18

    89. ELIMINATOR - ZZ TOP
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE* - 2.55, AUSTRALIA - 0.28

    90. GREATEST HITS - JOURNEY
    NORTH AMERICA* - 14, JAPAN - 0,008

    91. PLEASE HAMMER DON'T HURT 'EM - MC HAMMER
    NORTH AMERICA - 10.8, EUROPE* - 1.05, JAPAN - 0.56, AUSTRALIA - 0.1

    92. ACHTUNG BABY - U2
    NORTH AMERICA - 9, EUROPE* - 2.4, JAPAN - 0.12, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 0.41

    93. USE YOUR ILLUSION I - GUNS'N'ROSES
    NORTH AMERICA - 8, EUROPE* - 1.7, JAPAN - 0.35, BRAZIL - 0.25

    94. THE LION KING - ELTON JOHN
    NORTH AMERICA - 11, EUROPE - 3, JAPAN - 0.15

    95. NO NEED TO ARGUE - THE CRANBERRIES
    NORTH AMERICA - 7.5, EUROPE - 5, AUSTRALIA - 0.4

    96. THE WOMAN IN ME - SHANIA TWAIN
    NORTH AMERICA - 14, EUROPE* - 0.3, AUSTRALIA - 0.14

    97. THE SCORE - THE FUGEES
    NORTH AMERICA - 7.06, EUROPE - 6

    98. ROMANZA - ANDREA BOCELLI
    NORTH AMERICA - 5.53, EUROPE - 6, BRAZIL - 0.9, AUSTRALIA - 0.35

    99. RICKY MARTIN - RICKY MARTIN
    NORTH AMERICA - 8.92, EUROPE - 2, JAPAN - 1, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA* - 0.42

    100. THE BEST OF 1980-1990 - U2
    NORTH AMERICA - 4.9 (3.6 + 1.3), EUROPE - 7, JAPAN - 0.38, BRAZIL - 0.1, AUSTRALIA - 0.35

    16 million
    101. GREATEST HITS - KENNY ROGERS
    NORTH AMERICA* - 12

    102. 1984 - VAN HALEN

    103. FACE VALUE - PHIL COLLINS
    NORTH AMERICA - 5, JAPAN - 0.0

    104. ROPIN' THE WIND - GARTH BROOKS
    NORTH AMERICA - 14.5, AUSTRALIA - 0.07

    105. WE CAN'T DANCE - GENESIS
    NORTH AMERICA* - 4, JAPAN - 0.07

    106. BREATHLESS KENNY G.
    NORTH AMERICA* - 12.3, EUROPE* - 0.1, JAPAN - 0.13, BRAZIL - 0.25

    107. II - BOYZ II MEN
    NORTH AMERICA* - 12, JAPAN - 0,34

    108. CRAZYSEXYCOOL - TLC

    109. RAY OF LIGHT - MADONNA
    NORTH AMERICA - 4.7, EUROPE - 7, JAPAN - 0.25, BRAZIL - 0.25, AUSTRALIA* - 0.29

    110. #1s MARIAH CAREY
    NORTH AMERICA - 5.3, EUROPE - 2, JAPAN - 3.6, BRAZIL - 0.13, AUSTRALIA - 0.07

    111. NO STRINGS ATTACHED - 'N SYNC
    NORTH AMERICA - 11.7, EUROPE* - 0.35, AUSTRALIA - 0.0

    112. LET GO - AVRIL LAVIGNE
    NORTH AMERICA* - 6

    113. CONFESSIONS - USHER

    15 million
    114. THE STRANGER - BILLY JOEL
    115. VAN HALEN - VAN HALEN
    116. GUILTY - BARBRA STREISAND
    117. BUSINESS AS USUAL - MEN AT WORK
    118. PRIVATE DANCER TINA TURNER
    NORTH AMERICA - 5.7, EUROPE* - 2.35, JAPAN - 0.02
    119. GRACELAND - PAUL SIMON
    120. NEW JERSEY - BON JOVI
    121. LIKE A PRAYER MADONNA
    122. JANET JACKSONS RHYTHM NATION 1814 JANET JACKSON
    123. RATTLE & HUM - U2
    124. TO THE EXTREME - VANILLA ICE
    125. TEN PEARL JAM
    126. AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE R.E.M.
    127. JANET JANET JACKSON
    NORTH AMERICA - 6.3, EUROPE* - 1.05
    128. BAT OUT OF HELL 2: BACK INTO HELL - MEAT LOAF
    NORTH AMERICA - 6.4, EUROPE* - 2.8, AUSTRALIA - 0.35
    129. TRAGIC KINGDOM - NO DOUBT
    130. YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU - MATCHBOX 20
    131. WIDE OPEN SPACES _ DIXIE CHICKS
    132. THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL - LAURYN HILL
    133. CALIFORNICATION - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
    134. MUSIC - MADONNA
    135. A DAY WITHOUT RAIN ENYA
    136. BLACK & BLUE - BACKSTREET BOYS
    137. FALLEN - EVANESCENCE
    138. AMERICAN IDIOT GREEN DAY

    14 million
    139. RUBBER SOUL - THE BEATLES
    NORTH AMERICA* - 6
    140. I LED ZEPPELIN
    NORTH AMERICA - 9
    141. GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 THE STEVE MILLER BAND
    142. PHYSICAL GRAFFITI - LED ZEPPELIN (NORTH AMERICA* - 8, EUROPE* - 0.95)
    143. GREATEST HITS VOL.2 - THE EAGLES
    144. GREATEST HITS - AEROSMITH
    145. PYROMANIA - DEF LEPPARD
    146. WATERMARK - ENYA
    147. SERIOUS HITS... LIVE! - PHIL COLLINS
    148. MARIAH CAREY - MARIAH CAREY
    NORTH AMERICA - 9.7, EUROPE* - 0.3, JAPAN - 0.36
    149. OUT OF TIME - R.E.M.
    150. NICK OF TIME BONNIE RAITT
    151. UNFORGETTABLE NATALIE COLE
    152. SOME GAVE ALL BILLY RAY CYRUS
    153. GET A GRIP - AEROSMITH
    154. SO FAR SO GOOD - BRYAN ADAMS
    155. GREATEST HITS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    156. MERRY CHRISTMAS - MARIAH CAREY
    157. PIECES OF YOU - JEWEL
    158. SPICE WORLD - SPICE GIRLS
    NORTH AMERICA - 5, EUROPE - 5, JAPAN - 0.19, AUSTRALIA - 0.42
    159. 'N SYNC - 'N SYNC
    160. AQUARIUM - AQUA
    161. BUTTERFLY - MARIAH CAREY
    162. THESE ARE SPECIAL TIMES - CELINE DION
    163. NO ANGEL - DIDO
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 04:23

    Greatest hits 1 of Queen sold more than 18 millions copies (and without including Platinium collection). And the same for Greatest hits 2 worldwide.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 04:36

    Interesting thread, should get many replies with various opinions. People will debate and have multiple reactions since threads of this nature always provoke that.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 04:47

    The Wall has sold around 26 million copies worldwide to date, not 24 million.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 04:51

    I think that 40 millions copies for "The dark side of the moon" is too much.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:01

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Greatest hits 1 sold more than 18 millions copies (and without including Platinium collection). And the same for Greatest hits 2 worldwide.
    Current official info says about 25 million units of both parts (without box sets and "Classics Queen"). "Greatest Hits" has moved 16 million copies and "Greatest Hits II" 9 million. Box set "Greatest Hits I&II" has moved about 2 million (each disc 1 million) and "The Platinum Collection" about 5 million (each disc 1,5 million). And "Classics Queen" (US version of "GH II") has moved about 4 million units.
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:05

    Quote Originally Posted by Moggio
    The Wall has sold around 26 million copies worldwide to date, not 24 million.
    Thanx for correction, but give me a link.
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:12

    Greatest hits 2 Queen:

    UK: 2,6 M (2000)

    GER: 2 M (1993)

    FRA: 1,1 M (1992)

    ITA: 1 M (1992)

    SPA: 6,6 (only cds until 2004 according to EMI)

    ARG: 1,2 (estimated number)

    Those are numbers from only 6 countries, and its about 8,2 between them. So number is much higher than 9 million copies as you say.

    Greatest hits 1 sold more than 7 millions copies in USA (was certified 7 playinum awards), and 4 millions in UK, and 1,5 milions in Germany. So that is at least 12,5 millions copies only in 3 countries, and for that reason, its more than 16 millions.

    And about Classic queen, some sources claim 5 millions between USA and Canada.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:16

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    I think that 40 millions copies for "The dark side of the moon" is too much.
    I think that 40 million isn't enough and it's impossible that AC/DC or The Eagles have sold more records. Besides, since 2003 you can buy new remastered edition of this masterpiece on SACD and it's a bestseller too.
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:25

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Greatest hits 2 Queen:

    UK: 2,6 M (2000)

    GER: 2 M (1993)

    FRA: 1,1 M (1992)

    ITA: 1 M (1992)

    SPA: 6,6 (only cds until 2004 according to EMI)

    ARG: 1,2 (estimated number)

    Those are numbers from only 6 countries, and its about 8,2 between them. So number is much higher than 9 million copies as you say.

    Greatest hits 1 sold more than 7 millions copies in USA (was certified 7 playinum awards), and 4 millions in UK, and 1,5 milions in Germany. So that is at least 12,5 millions copies only in 3 countries, and for that reason, its more than 16 millions.

    And about Classic queen, some sources claim 5 millions between USA and Canada.
    Thanx for corrections, but give me a link. You can find complete information about Queen certifications all around the world on www.caal.net.
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:26

    Aerosmith Greatest Hits???
    16 million, but not appear in this list.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:30

    Quote Originally Posted by joe_perry15
    Aerosmith Greatest Hits???
    16 million, but not appear in this list.
    Thanx for correction, but give me a link.
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:39

    Quote Originally Posted by Chester
    Quote Originally Posted by Moggio
    The Wall has sold around 26 million copies worldwide to date, not 24 million.
    Thanx for correction, but give me a link.
    In the "Chart Histories" thread, I went over Floyd's entire catalogue sales and overall sales (RIAA) for the US, thanks to Hanboo who provided their updated Soundscan info. Now, I think we can all agree that 50% of The Walls' sales are from the US. It was certified 11.5x Platinum by the RIAA in 1999 and it sold roughly 350,000 copies that year. From 1999 to 2001 it sold roughly 250,000 copies annually and from 2001 to 2005 it sold roughly 175,000 annually. So considering the above, The Wall has now sold around 13 million copies in the US.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 06:48

    Hello, some links. I hope you can visit that pages, which have a lot of information.

    From Germany:

    http://www.ifpi.de/

    You have to search for platinum awards of Queen. You will see four certifications for Greates hits 2, which was at that time 2 M, and three certifications for Greatest hits, which was at that time 1,5.

    From UK:

    http://www.bpi.co.uk/

    It was certified 4 platinum awards for 2,4 M. But according to several sources it was the 12 best selling album of the 90s in UK, and current sales were 2,6 M there. You can see it in the topic of "most successful artist and albums in UK".

    From France:

    here you have a link

    http://www.infodisc.fr/CD_Certif.php

    There you can see the diamond album for Greatest hits 2.

    And about Spain I dont have a link, but it appeared on EMI page from that country, when Queen was give 3 diamond award for all their albums in cds there. You can see it on caal.net, the page you gave me.

    And I dont have link for Italy, but it was 6 weeks at number one, and was second best selling album between 1991 and 1992. That figure sales was give by some media from that country. And thank yoo for the page, its very good.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 07:00

    Quote Originally Posted by Moggio
    Quote Originally Posted by Chester
    Quote Originally Posted by Moggio
    The Wall has sold around 26 million copies worldwide to date, not 24 million.
    Thanx for correction, but give me a link.
    In the "Chart Histories" thread, I went over Floyd's entire catalogue sales and overall sales (RIAA) for the US, thanks to Hanboo who provided their updated Soundscan info. Now, I think we can all agree that 50% of The Walls' sales are from the US. It was certified 11.5x Platinum by the RIAA in 1999 and it sold roughly 350,000 copies that year. From 1999 to 2001 it sold roughly 250,000 copies annually and from 2001 to 2005 it sold roughly 175,000 annually. So considering the above, The Wall has now sold around 13 million copies in the US.
    Remember that Soundscan figures are deducted from RIAA figures, not added to them. Let's wait for new certification to be sure.
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 07:06

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Hello, here are some links. I hope you can visit that pages, which have a lot of information.

    From Germany:

    http://www.ifpi.de/

    You have to search for platinum awards of Queen. You will see four certifications for Greates hits 2, which was at that time 2 M, and three certifications for Greatest hits, which was at that time 1,5.

    From UK:

    http://www.bpi.co.uk/

    It was certified 4 platinum awards for 2,4 M. But according to several sources it was the 12 best selling album of the 90s in UK, and current sales were 2,6 M there. You can see it in the topic of "most successful artist and albums in UK".

    From France:

    here you have a link

    http://www.infodisc.fr/CD_Certif.php

    There you can see the diamond album for Greatest hits 2.

    And about Spain I dont have a link, but it appeared on EMI page from that country, when Queen was give 3 diamond award for all their albums in cds there. You can see it on caal.net, the page you gave me.

    And I dont have link for Italy, but it was 6 weeks at number one, and was second best selling album between 1991 and 1992. That figure sales was give by some media from that country. And thank yoo for the page, its very good.
    Thank you so much for links! So what sales figures are you suggest after all (with box sets and "Classics Queen")?
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 07:13

    Well, its very difficult to know, but I guess the following numbers (which are only estimations):

    Greatest hits 2: 17 M

    Classic Queen: 4 M

    Platinium colecction: 1,5 M (Im not sure)

    Box set Greatest hits 1 and 2: 1 M

    Total: 23 M

    But anyway, I think that Platinium collection and Box set Greatest hits 1 and 2 shouldnt be counted.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 07:26

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Well, its very difficult to know, but I guess the following numbers (which are only estimations):

    Greatest hits 2: 17 M

    Classic Queen: 4 M

    Platinium colecction: 1,5 M (Im not sure)

    Box set Greatest hits 1 and 2: 1 M

    Total: 23 M

    But anyway, I think that Platinium collection and Box set Greatest hits 1 and 2 shouldnt be counted.
    But what about first part of "Greatest Hits"? And box sets also should be counted because they are repackaged versions of "Greatest Hits" albums. In 2 million "GH I&II" box sets there are 1 million copies of "GH" and 1 million copies of "GH II" and in 4,5 million "The Platinum Collection" box sets there are 1,5 million copies of "GH", 1,5 million copies of "GH II" and 1,5 million of "GH III".
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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 07:40

    Well, about Greatest hits, its claimed to be at 20 millions copies (including original version from 1981, and re-realise for USA and Canada in 1992). But Im not sure, it can be, but there are no proof at all. But its the same for "Thriller", "Bad", "Dangerous", "The dark side of the moon", "The joshua tree" and a lot more.

    But about Greatest hits Queen I would say that its about that number.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 10:02

    Quote Originally Posted by Chester
    Remember that Soundscan figures are deducted from RIAA figures, not added to them. Let's wait for new certification to be sure.
    ???

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 11:02

    Seems like no "serious" people like to join into this discussion, all conversations are "fake" and "ridiculous" and "non-sense".
    And I can see only 2 people arguing each other and exchanging false data.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 11:11

    well spotted Nelson. And where does this list come from? I'm very sceptical about Global lists as they seem to be figures plucked out of the air and are NEVER broken down by country.

    It's better to get stats from a few countries that cann be verified than claiming something is global.

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 12:47

    Hello,
    As regards Queen, I have seen Queen Fans, (at times), claiming that both, 'Greatest Hits', & 'Greatest Hits II', sold 25 Million each, Globally.

    This is an error. A lot of it is caused by the Queen Section in the Guinness Book, ('British Hit Single & Albums'), which says that Queen have sold 25 Million of 2 Greatest Hits Albums.

    It actually means that they sold a combined 25 Million of the 2 - with the first one being the Bigger Seller. It does not mean that they sold 50 Million between them.

    However, (to be fair), Queen are the only Act to have sold over 2 Million each, (UK), of 2 entirely different, 'Greatest Hits' Albums - their 1 & 2 Collections. (1981 & 1991).

    I believe that ABBA have also sold over 2 Million, of 2 such UK Albums, 'Greatest Hits', (1976), and 'Gold', (1992), but, the difference is that the 2 ABBA Albums have 4 Tracks that are the same on each - 'Waterloo', 'SOS', 'Mamma Mia', & 'Fernando'. The 2 Queen Albums have 17 Tracks on each - all totally different Hits.....

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 13:04

    where is celine's falling into you?

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    by Wed April 12th, 2006, 13:50

    Quote Originally Posted by stevyy
    where is celine's falling into you?
    It's #12.
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