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    by 22-12-07, 14:54

    US Shipments

    Key
    year of release
    year of latest riaa certification
    title
    riaa shipment
    soundscan total since Mar 1991

    Studio Albums
    1971 none Cold Spring Harbour
    1973 1999 Piano Man - 4,000,000
    1974 1997 Streetlife Serenade - 1,000,000
    1976 1989 Turnstiles - 1,000,000
    1977 2003 The Stranger - 10,000,000 - 1,366,000 feb 2005
    1978 1994 52nd Street - 7,000,000 - 460,000 jan 2006
    1980 1994 Glass Houses - 7,000,000 - 442,000
    1982 1994 The Nylon Curtain - 2,000,000
    1983 1994 An Innocent Man - 7,000,000 - 860,000 jan 2006
    1986 1987 The Bridge - 2,000,000
    1989 1994 Storm Front - 4,000,000
    1993 2001 River of Dreams - 5,000,000 - 3,749,000

    Live Albums
    1981 1999 Songs in the Attic - 3,000,000
    1987 1996 Kohu,ept - 1,000,000
    2000 2000 The Millenium Concert - 250,000

    Compilations
    1985 2000 Greatest Hits Vol 1 & Vol 2 - 10,500,000 - 3,474,000 jan 2006
    1997 1998 Greatest Hits Vol 3 - 1,000,000
    ???? 1999 Complete Hits Collection 1973-1997 - 250,000
    2001 2005 The Essential - 1,000,000 - 1,174,000 nov 2007
    2005 none My Lives

    Total Shipment - 67,000,000

    Soundscan Total Mar 1991 - Dec 2006 - 17,187,000




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    by 22-12-07, 14:59

    Has only been recording Classical Music since 1993.

    Incredible sales up until that point.
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    by 23-12-07, 05:27

    Im borrowing your format here, Basil. Hope you don't mind!

    Canadian Certifications

    Key
    year of release
    year of latest certification
    title
    latest certification
    shipment


    Studio Albums
    1971 None Cold Spring Harbour
    1973 1983 Piano Man - Platinumx2 - 200,000
    1974 None Streetlife Serenade
    1976 None Turnstiles
    1977 1978 The Stranger - Platinumx5 - 500,000
    1978 1979 52nd Street - Platinumx5 - 500,000
    1980 1983 Glass Houses - Platinumx5 - 500,000
    1982 1982 The Nylon Curtain - Platinum - 100,000
    1983 1984 An Innocent Man - Platinumx3 - 300,000
    1986 1987 The Bridge - Platinumx2 - 200,000
    1989 1990 Storm Front - Platinumx2 - 200,000
    1993 1994 River of Dreams - Platinumx3 - 300,000
    2001 None Fantasies & Delusions

    Compilations
    1985 1985 Greatest Hits Vol 1 & Vol 2 - Platinumx2 - 100,000 (2 CD)
    1997 1997 Greatest Hits Vol 3 - Gold - 50,000
    ???? None Complete Hits Collection
    2001 None The Essential
    2005 None My Lives

    Total: 3,050,000

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    by 23-12-07, 23:18

    Quote Originally Posted by will231982
    Im borrowing your format here, Basil. Hope you don't mind!
    Of course I don't mind. Makes it a lot easier for everyone reading the thread. I'll borrow off anyone (and have) to make the presentation as good as possible.

    Thanks for the Canadian stuff. I always factor in 10 when comparing US/Canada v population/size of record market.

    Seems he was popular enough in Canada, but not quite as much as the US.

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    by 27-12-07, 10:56

    Thanks Basil. This American artist obviously deserves his own thread. Huge sales

    His catalog was available at Columbia House, so all those 1994 certs makes sense


    Take a look at GH 1&2:

    G 1985
    P 1985
    2xP 1986
    3xP 1989
    4xP 1991
    ----------- rules change/club sales
    6xP 1994
    8xP 1995
    9xP 1997
    ----------- rules change/double albums
    18xP 1997
    20xP 1999
    21xP 2000
    ----------- The Essential Billy Joel is released

    Without the two rules changes this album would be at 7 maybe 8 times Platinum (4M + 3.5M), now it stands at 21 times Platinum!!!

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    by 27-12-07, 11:03

    Germany

    Albums
    1990 Storm Front - Platinum
    1993 River Of Dreams - Platinum

    Singles
    1993 The River Of Dreams - 1x Gold
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    by 27-12-07, 11:10

    Nederland


    Albums
    1983 The nylon curtain - gold
    1986 Greatest hits vol. 1 & 2 - gold
    1990 Stormfront - gold
    1994 River of dreams - gold
    ???? Greatest Hits - platinum

    Singles
    1983 Goodnight Saigon - gold
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    by 27-12-07, 11:15

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    1993 River Of Dreams - Platinum (50,000)
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    by 27-12-07, 11:22

    Austria
    www.ifpi.at database


    Albums
    07-08-1991 Greatest Hits Vol.1&2 - GOLD
    06-05-1994 River of Dreams - PLATINUM
    19-05-1994 Storm Front - GOLD

    Singles
    13-12-1993 River Of Dreams - GOLD
    18-05-1994 The River of Dreams - GOLD
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    by 27-12-07, 11:43

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    Key
    year of release
    year of latest certification
    title
    latest certification
    shipment

    Studio Albums
    1971 None Cold Spring Harbour
    1973 None Piano Man
    1974 None Streetlife Serenade
    1976 None Turnstiles
    1977 1979 The Stranger - Gold - 100,000
    1978 1979 52nd Street - Gold - 100,000
    1980 1980 Glass Houses - Gold - 100,000
    1982 None The Nylon Curtain
    1983 1985 An Innocent Man - 3x Platinum - 900,000
    1986 1986 The Bridge - Silver - 60,000
    1989 1989 Storm Front - Platinum - 100,000
    1993 1993 River of Dreams - Platinum - 100,000
    2001 None Fantasies & Delusions

    Compilations
    1985 1985 Greatest Hits Vol 1 & Vol 2 - Platinum - 100,000
    1997 1997 Greatest Hits Vol 3 - Silver - 60,000
    ???? None Complete Hits Collection
    2001 None The Essential
    2001 2001 The Ultimate Collection - Gold - 100,000
    2005 None My Lives
    ???? 2006 Piano Man: Very Best Of Billy Joel - Platinum - 300,000

    Singles
    1978 1979 My Life - Silver - 200,000
    1983 1983 Uptown Girl - Gold - 400,000
    1983 1984 Tell Her About It - Silver - 200,000
    1983 1984 An Innocent Man - Silver - 200,000
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    by 31-12-07, 15:22

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    US Shipments

    Live Albums
    1987 1996 Kohu,ept - 500,000

    Total Shipment - 66,500,000
    Isn't Kohuept certified Platinum for one million copies sold ? I do not think that it is certified as a double album (Gold in 88 and Platinum in 96).
    Which should put his total shipment as high as 67m.
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    by 31-12-07, 17:00

    Quote Originally Posted by MJDangerous
    Isn't Kohuept certified Platinum for one million copies sold ? I do not think that it is certified as a double album (Gold in 88 and Platinum in 96).
    Yes. I've always had it correct on the riaa thread as 1m (because of the 1988 Gold), but for some reason cut it in half here. It is now restored!
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    by 25-01-08, 21:17

    1/26/08 Catalog chart:

    55 COL 172 123 112 JOEL*BILLY ESSENTIAL BILLY JOEL 2,024 -19% 2,512 1,204,787 (1xp)

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    by 22-07-08, 11:26

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    Dvd:
    #7 (new) Live From The River Of Dreams
    Billy Joel

    Album:
    #27 (new) The Essential Billy Joel
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    by 23-07-08, 11:37

    Argentina
    weekly shipments chart
    (week ending 17 july)

    #20 The Stranger
    (BILLY JOEL)
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    by 26-07-08, 14:20

    Europe Top 100
    2 august

    #34 (new) 1wk
    Billy Joel
    Piano Man / The Very Best Of Billy Joel
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    by 29-07-08, 12:01

    Quote Originally Posted by borderwolf
    Venezuela
    dvd chart (not official)

    #17 Greatest Hits Volume III
    Billy Joel

    http://www.recordland.com/tienda/v2/top40.php?top=22
    Up to #16
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    by 29-07-08, 12:07

    UK Singles sales

    My Life 250,000 (shipments)
    Uptown Girl 855,000
    Tell Her About It 250,000 (shipments)
    River Of Dreams 250,000

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    by 15-08-08, 14:15

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    The Essential Billy Joel

    certified Platinum
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    by 19-08-08, 11:30

    Quote Originally Posted by borderwolf
    Quote Originally Posted by borderwolf
    Venezuela
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    #17 Greatest Hits Volume III
    Billy Joel

    http://www.recordland.com/tienda/v2/top40.php?top=22
    Up to #16
    Up to #13
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    by 20-08-08, 08:23

    Wahoo, cool numbers for Billy, cant wait for his NewZealand concert in December!!!

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    by 21-08-08, 14:00

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    #90 THE STRANGER 30TH ANNIVERSARY
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