List of best-selling albums by country

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The following is a list of best-selling albums by country. Depends on the measurement, record sales of albums are taken by estimations or certifications.

Note that some of the data are incomplete due to a lack of available published data from a number of territories, unlike the United Kingdom and the United States with recognized national measurement firms and certifying bodies such as Official Charts Company/British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Nielsen SoundScan/Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) respectively. Therefore, it is not an exhaustive list, so no rankings are given in certain cases.

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1993 Miles Prottasha 300,000[1]
2006 Stoic Bliss Light Years Ahead 250,000[2]

Belgium[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1983 Los Kjarkas Canto a la Mujer Bolivia de mi Pueblo 75,000[3]
1997 Luis Miguel Romances 20,000[4][5]
1964 Spanish Singing Nuns Cantan Las Dominicas 20,000[6]
1990 Juan Gabriel Juan Gabriel en el Palacio de Bellas Artes 12,000[7]
1996 Lapsus (band) [es] Umar Mash 10,000[8]
1999 Azul Azul El Sapo 10,000[4]
Willy Claure [es] Cuecas para no bailar 10,000[9]
1989 Los Cambistas Nuevo Rumbo 8,000[10]
Los Cambistas El Negocito 8,000[10]
1998 Octavia Ciclos 5,000[11]
2004 Deszaire [es] Sexo Seguro 5,000[12]

Brazil[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2003 Madson Junior The Right to Hope 15,000[13]

Bulgaria[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1994 Gumeni Glavi Debut album 100,000[14]
2004 Azis Together- Заедно с Деси Слава 68,000[15]

Cameroon[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1989 Grace Decca Besoin d'amour 150,000[16]
1996 Petit-Pays Class F/M [fr] 50,000[17]
1995 Henri Dikongué Wa 20,000[18]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Year Artist Album Origin Sales
2006 Thompson Bilo jednom u Hrvatskoj Claimed sales 120,000[19]
2007 Various The Ultimate Collection Claimed sales 100,000[20]
1997 Petar Grašo Mjesec iznad oblaka Claimed sales 110,000[21]
2001 Gibonni Mirakul Claimed sales 70,000[22]
1991 Tomislav Ivčić Stop the War in Croatia (STWIC) Claimed sales 64,600[23]
2007 Toše Proeski Igri bez granici Claimed sales 60,000[24]
1994 Electro Team Second to None Claimed sales 51,500[23]
2006 Gibonni Unca Fibre Claimed sales 45,000[25]
2010 Gibonni Toleranca Claimed sales 30,000[22]

Czech Republic[edit]

1994 to 2006[26]
Rank Year Title Artist
1 1996 Šmoulí-super-disko-šou various
2 2001 Rebelové OST various
3 1998 Cik-Cak Lunetic
4 1993 Snídaně v trávě Michal Tučný
5 1996 Pasáček hvězd František a Jan Nedvědovi
Year Artist Album Claimed Sales
1998 Lunetic Cik Cak 235,000[27]
1997 Various Dracula (Czech musical) 225,000[28]
1997 Andrea Bocelli Romanza 182,000[29]
1997 Karel Gott & Lucie Bílá Duety 165,000[28]
1994 Shalom Brány vzkazů 150,000[30]
2001 Various Rebelové OST 134,000[31]
1997 The Smurfs music Prvni Zimni Smoulympiada 130,000[32]
1999 Jan Nedvěd Honza 106,000[33]
1994 Lucie Černý kočky mokrý žáby 100,000[34]
1998 Lucie Bílá Hvězdy jako hvězdy 100,000[28]

Denmark[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales Notes
1983 Kim Larsen Midt om natten 650,000 Claimed sales (up to 2018)[35]
1986 Kim Larsen Disguised as an adult 650,000 Claimed sales (up to 1988)[36]
1992 ABBA ABBA Gold 560,000 IFPI Danmark certification (2011)[37]
1986 Kim Larsen Forklædt som voksen 500,000 Claimed sales (up to 2010)[38]
1990 Shu-bi-dua Shu-bi-dua 4 500,000 Claimed sales (up to 2016)[39]
1982 Michael Jackson Thriller 480,000 IFPI Danmark certification (original release)[40]
1988 Kim Larsen Yummi Yummi 450,000 Claimed sales (up to 1988)[36]
1997 Aqua Aquarium 430,000 Claimed sales (up to 2001)[41]
1989 Sanne Salomonsen Sanne 400,000 Claimed sales (up to 2007)[42]
1976 ABBA Arrival 330,000 Claimed sales[43]
2013 Rasmus Seebach Ingen kan love dig i morgen 320,000 IFPI Danmark certification (2024)[44]
2011 Rasmus Seebach Mer' end kærlighed 320,000 IFPI Danmark certification (2023)[45]
1989 Kim Larsen Kielgasten 301,000 Claimed sales (up to 2007)[46]
2015 Kim Larsen Guld & grønne skove 300,000 IFPI Danmark certification (2022)[47]
1979 Shu-bi-dua Shu-bi-dua 6 300,000 Claimed sales (up to 1979)[48]
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham 300,000 IFPI Danmark certification (2024)[49]
1990 Hanne Boel Dark Passion 280,000 Claimed sales (up to 1991)[50]
2009 Rasmus Seebach Rasmus Seebach 260,000 IFPI Danmark certification (2020)[51]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2000 Toño Rosario Yo Soy Toño 62,000[52]
1982 Fernando Villalona El Mayimbe 60,000[53]
2008 Milly Quezada Sólo Faltas Tú 50,000[54]
2004 Rubby Perez Tonto Corazón 7,500[55]
  • Additional information: A best-selling album could have sales between 4,000 to 10,000 copies, according to some reports in the 1990s to early 2010s.[56][57]

Ecuador[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2010 Juan Fernando Velasco Con todo el alma 250,000[58]
70,000[59]
2012 Fausto Miño Solitario corazón 52,000[60]
2007 Belanova Fantasía Pop 50,000[61]
2015 Juan Fernando Velasco Misquilla 50,000[62]
2004 Cruks en Karnak 13 Gracias 25,000[63]
2003 Cruks en Karnak Las desventuras de Cruks en Karnak 22,000[64]
2003 Kiruba Kiruba 20,000[65]

Estonia[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2001 Francis Goya Pleased to meet You, Mr.Valgre 20,000[66]
2010 Metsatöll Äio 13,000[67]
2004 Metsatöll Hiiekoda 10,000[68]
2011 Laur Teär [et] Lootuste Linnutee 8,500[69]
2011 Metsatöll Ulg 7,000[70]
1997 Metallica Reload 5,000[71]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1963 Nana Kwame Ampadu Nana Kwame Ampadu 100,000[72]
1998 Reggie Rockstone Me Na Me Kae 100,000[73]
1992 Kenny G Breathless 80,000[74]
1997 Reggie Rockstone Makaa Maka 50,000[73]
1996 Lucky Dube Serious Business 25,000[75]
  • Additional information: According to a 2003 report from The Society, gospel music in Ghana constituted the largest commercial genre by that time; and 5,000 copies sold of a record were technically a "hit" in the country.[76] A 2005 article of Daily Graphic, puts the highest amount that a musician can peak to be 50,000 copies.[77]

Greece[edit]

Rank Year Artist Album Sales Origin
1 1969 Giannis Poulopoulos O Dromos 1,000,000[78] Claimed Sales
2 1979 Thanos Mikroutsikos O Stavros Tou Notou 700,000[79] Certifications
3 1982 Yiannis Parios Ta Nisiotika 400,000[80] Certifications
4 1982 Giorgos Dalaras Ta Tragoudia Mou (Orfeas) 350,000[81] Certifications
5 1983 Glykeria Me Ti Glykeria Stin Omorfi Nyhta 350,000[82] Certifications
6 1983 Ta Paidia Ap' Ti Patra Afieromeno Exairetika 350,000[83] Certifications
7 1987 Giorgos Dalaras Latin 300,000[84] Certifications
8 1975 Syllogi 14 Original Syrtaki 300,000[85] Certifications
9 1976 Socrates Drank the Conium Phos 300,000[86] Certifications
10 1975 Giorgos Dalaras 50 Chronia Rembetiko Tragoudi 250,000[87] Certifications
11 1964 Mikis Theodorakis To Axion Esti 250,000[88] Certifications
12 1983 Dionysis Savvopoulos Trapezakia Exo 250,000[89] Certifications
13 1976 Yiannis Parios Tora Pia 240,000[90] Certifications
14 2001 Despina Vandi Geia 200,000[91] Certifications
15 1985 Glykeria Tragoudi Aisthimatiko 200,000[92] Certifications
16 1996 Notis Sfakianakis 5o Vima 200,000[93] Certifications
17 1984 Nikos Papazoglou Haratsi 200,000[94] Certifications
18 1978 Nikos Papazoglou I Ekdhikisi Tis Gyftias 200,000[95] Certifications
19 1977 Olympians I Megales Epitychies Ton Olympians 200,000[96] Certifications
20 1975 Dionysis Savvopoulos 10 Chronia Kommatia 200,000[97] Certifications
21 1982 Dionysis Savvopoulos Fortigo 200,000[98] Certifications
22 1980 Sotiria Bellou Laika Proastia 200,000[99] Certifications
23 1965 Manos Hatzidakis Pote Tin Kyriaki 200,000[100] Certifications
24 1971 Poll Anthropos 200,000[101] Certifications
25 1972 Manos Hatzidakis O Megalos Erotikos 200,000[102] Certifications
26 1975 Dionysis Savvopoulos To Vromiko Psomi 200,000[103] Certifications
27 1972 Giorgos Koinousis Koinousis 13 200,000[104] Certifications
28 1977 Syllogi Welcome to Greece 8, 14 Instrumental Syrtaki 200,000[105] Certifications
29 1985 Mimis Plessas Tragoudia Apo Ton Elliniko Kinimatografo 200,000[106] Certifications
30 1999 Notis Sfakianakis XXX Enthymion 180,000[107] Certifications
31 1985 Ta Paidia Ap' Ti Patra Karavan 180,000[108] Certifications
32 1989 Yiannis Parios San Trelo Fortigo 180,000[109] Certifications
33 1989 Giorgos Dalaras Mi Milas Kindyneuei I Ellas 180,000[110] Certifications
34 1996 Katy Garbi Archizo Polemo 180,000[111] Certifications
35 2000 Anna Vissi Kravgi 175,000[112] Certifications
36 1997 Anna Vissi Trauma 170,000[113] Certifications
37 1992 Dimitris Mitropanos I Ethniki Mas Monaxia 160,000[114] Certifications
38 2001 Giannis Ploutarhos Mikres Photographies 150,000[115] Certifications
39 2002 Antonis Remos Kardia Mou Min Anisichis 150,000[116] Certifications
40 1988 Stratos Dionysiou Ego O Xenos 150,000[117] Certifications
  • All sales figures are based on certifications as detailed in Ελληνικἠ Δισκογραφἰα 1950 - 2023, Πἐτρος Δραγουμἀνος (Greek Discography 1950-2023 by Petros Dragoumanos) except as otherwise noted.
  • IFPI Greece counts each disc within a double album as a single unit for the purposes of gold and platinum awards, treating double albums as two separate units for certification calculations. To accurately report sales figures per album unit, this chart adjusts certifications for double albums to total units sold by dividing the certification amount by the number of discs (2) in the LP.
  • Total streams per album are used as tiebreaker for albums with same certification levels

Haiti[edit]

Year Artist Title Sales
c. 1979 DP Express David 8,000[118]
  • Additional information: Legitimate album sales higher estimates are considered to be between 5,000 and even a "maximum" of 10,000 of a record.[119][120]

Hong Kong[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1985 Anita Mui Bad Girl 400,000[121]
1992 Jacky Cheung True Love Expression 400,000[122]
1992 Jacky Cheung Love Sparks 400,000[122]
1987 Leslie Cheung Summer Romance 350,000[123]
1997 Leslie Cheung Favorite 330,000[124]
1997 Jacky Cheung The legend of the Ageless 250,000[124]
1987 Leslie Cheung Monica 200,000[125]
2000 Sammi Cheng Needing You 200,000[126]
1994 Cass Phang Let Me Go With You 180,000[127]
1983 Paula Tsui Paula Tsui: A Collection Of Love Songs 180,000[128]
1997 Aaron Kwok Love Summonrs 150,000[129]
1994 Aaron Kwok The Wild City 150,000[130]
1979 Sam Hui 79夏日之歌集 140,000[131]
1982 Anita Mui Debut album 100,000[132]
1984 Julie Su Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing 100,000[133]
1982 Lam Debut album 100,000[132]
2000 Miriam Yeung Play It Loud, Kiss Me Soft 100,000[134]
1984 Sam Hui 最喜歡你 100,000[135]
1998 Sammi Cheng Feels So Good 100,000[136]

Hungary[edit]

Year Artist Album Origin Sales
Various artists Csendes éj Claimed sales 768,000[137]
1972 István Horváth Hopp te Zsiga! Claimed sales 631,000[137]
Záray-Vámosi I Claimed sales 572,000[137]
1979 Katalin Karády Katalin Karády Claimed sales 479,000[137]
Various artists István, a király Claimed sales 447,000[137]
1976 Pál Szécsi Violák Claimed sales 434,000[137]
1984 Dolly Roll Eldorádoll Claimed sales 374,000[137]
1986 Neoton Família Minek ez a cirkusz? Claimed sales 374,000[137]
1984 100 Folk Celsius Paff, a bűvös sárkány Claimed sales 309,000[137]
1996 The Smurfs music Hupikék Törpikék* – Buli Van Aprajafalván! Claimed sales 290,000[138]
1993 Rapulok Rapulok Claimed sales 170,000.[139]

Iceland[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2011 Mugison Haglél 32,000[140]
2012 Ásgeir Trausti Dýrð í dauðaþögn 30,000[140]
2011 Of Monsters and Men My Head Is an Animal 27,000[141]
1977 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 20,000[142]
1977 Stainer Gunnar Thordarson & Björgvin Halldórsson Ut Uma Graena Grundu 20,000[142]
1993 Björk Debut 20,000[143]
1999 Sigur Rós Ágætis byrjun 19,500[144]
2005 Óskar Pétursson Þú átt mig ein 15,000[140]
2005 Garðars Thors Cortes Cortes 15,000[140]
1993 Bubbi Morthens Lífið er ljúft 13,000[140]
2002 Björgvin Halldórsson Ár og öld 12,000[140]
1997 Sigur Rós Von 10,500[144]
2005 Helgi Björns Yfir Esjuna 10,000[140]
2005 Sigur Rós Takk... 10,000[140]

India and Pakistan[edit]

The following list includes both Indian and Pakistani albums, due to their music industries being closely linked. The data mentioned may not be totally accurate due to lack of trusted resources.

Year Album Artist(s) Sales Source
2006 Aap Kaa Surroor Himesh Reshammiya 55,000,000 Source
1984 Young Tarang Nazia and Zoheb 15,000,000 [145][146]
1995 Bolo Ta Ra Ra.. Daler Mehndi 15,000,000 [147][148]
1995 Billo De Ghar Abrar-ul-Haq 14,000,000 [149][150]
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Uttam Singh 12,500,000 [151]
1996 Raja Hindustani Nadeem–Shravan 11,000,000 [152]
1981 Disco Deewane Nazia and Zoheb 10,500,000 [153]
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Raamlaxman 10,000,000 [154]
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Jatin–Lalit 9,000,000 [155][156]
1999 Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai Rajesh Roshan 9,000,000 [151]

Indonesia[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Irish Recorded Music Association's best selling albums[157]
Rank Year Album Artist
1 1998 White Ladder David Gray
2 1992 Gold: The Greatest Hits ABBA
3 1992 A Woman's Heart Various
4 1998 The Best of 1980–1990 U2
5 1994 Live at the Point Christy Moore
Irish Recorded Music Association certifications / sales
Rank Year Album Artist Sales Certification[158]
1 1992 A Woman's Heart Various 750,000[159] -
2 1999 White Ladder David Gray 350,000[160] 20× Platinum[161]
3 1997 Talk on Corners The Corrs 300,000 20× Platinum[162]
4 2011 21 Adele 270,000 18× Platinum
5 1992 Live at the Point Christy Moore 270,000[163] -
6 2009 Crazy Love Michael Bublé 225,000 15× Platinum
7 1975 Greatest Hits ABBA 200,000[164] -
7 1996 Faith of Our Fathers Frank Patterson... 200,000[165] -
8 1995 Forgiven, Not Forgotten The Corrs 195,000 13× Platinum[162]
9 1976 Arrival ABBA 150,000[164] -
9 1994 What Colour Is the Wind Charlie Landsborough 150,000[166] -
9 1995 Robson & Jerome Robson & Jerome 150,000[167] -
9 1998 Urban Hymns the Verve 150,000[168] 10× Platinum[168]
9 2008 The Love Album Westlife 150,000 10× Platinum
10 1998 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 145,000[169] 9× Platinum[169]
11 1996 Spice Spice Girls 135,000 9× Platinum
11 2008 The Fame / The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 135,000 9× Platinum
12 1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton 120,000 8× Platinum[170]
12 1999 Unplugged The Corrs 120,000 8× Platinum[162]
12 2005 X&Y Coldplay 120,000 8× Platinum
12 2005 Face to Face Westlife 120,000 8× Platinum
12 2008 The Circus Take That 120,000 8× Platinum
12 2009 I Dreamed a Dream Susan Boyle 120,000 8× Platinum

Israel[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales Origin
1980 Zohar Argov Eleanor 500,000[171] Claimed sales
1997 Eyal Golan Without You 350,000[172] Claimed sales
1998 Eyal Golan Soldier Of Love 300,000[172] Claimed sales
1983 Haim Moshe Ahavat Hayay 200,000 [173] Claimed sales
1987 David Broza Haisha She'iti 165,000[174] Claimed sales
1973 Kaveret Poogy Tales 150,000[174] Claimed sales
1997 Emma Shapplin Carmine Meo 120,000[175] Claimed sales
1984 David Broza The Woman by My Side 120,000[176] Claimed sales
1986 Rita #1 110,000[174] Claimed sales
1992 Shlomo Artzi Yareach 105,000[174] Claimed sales
1999 Sarit Hadad Like Cinderella 100,000[172] Claimed sales
Rami Kleinstein tapuchim v'tmarim 100,000[174] Claimed sales
1987 Rita #2 100,000[174] Claimed sales
1987 Rita #3 90,000[174] Claimed sales
1988 Yehuda Poliker Efer v'avak 90,000[174] Claimed sales
1988 Shlomo Artzi Hom Yuli August 85,000[174] Claimed sales
1988 Mashina Ladies and Gentelemen, Mashina 80,000[174] Claimed sales
1982 Michael Jackson Thriller 80,000[177] Claimed sales
1987 Yehudit Ravitz Comes From Love 80,000[174] Claimed sales
2002 Zehava Ben Melech Amiti 80,000[178] Claimed sales
1989 Hava Alberstein London 70,000[174] Claimed sales
1995 Madonna Something to Remember 70,000[179] Claimed sales
1984 Mashina The First 70,000[174] Claimed sales
1985 Shalom Hanoch Waiting For The Messiah 70,000[174] Claimed sales
1986 Madonna True Blue 62,000[179] Claimed sales
Ariel Zilber Shmulik's Fans 60,000[174] Claimed sales
1999 Ethnix Welcome to Israel 60,000[172] Claimed sales
Tislam Strong Radio 60,000[174] Claimed sales
1998 Madonna Ray of Light 55,000[179] Claimed sales
1990 Madonna The Immaculate Collection 50,000[179] Claimed sales
1987 Gidi Gov Drech Erez 50,000[174] Claimed sales
Kaveret Tzfuf B'Ozen 50,000[174] Claimed sales
Arik Einstein & Shalom Hanoch Shavlul 50,000[174] Claimed sales
Svika Pick Music 50,000[174] Claimed sales

Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales Notes
1990 Serge Kassi [fr] I'm Proud 100,000 [180]
1991 Les Parents du Campus Gboglo koffi 90,000 [181]
2000 Soum Bill Zambakro 80,000 [182]
1998 Alpha Blondy Yitzhak Rabin 75,000 [183]
1996 Alpha Blondy Grand Bassam Zion Rock 65,000 [183]
2007 Billy Billy [fr] Nouvelles du pays 25,000 [184]
1993 UB40 Promises and Lies 22,000 [185]
2009 Billy Billy [fr] Réunion 2 Famille 15,000 [184]

Jamaica[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1970 Nicky Thomas Have a Little Faith 50,000[186]
1989 Lloyd Lovindeer Gilbert Yu Gone 30,000[118]

Japan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Sales figure derived from various sources.[187][188][189][190][191][192][193]

Year Title Artist Claimed sales Certifications Ref.
1996 Puji-Pujian Raihan 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 > 66 × Platinum [187][194]
1994 USA Ella 500,000 – 900,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1994 Bisa Berbisa Ukays 500,000 – 900,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1996 Dang Dang Dut Amelina, Iwan & Sheeda 500,000 – 900,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1997 Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza 500,000 – 900,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1996 Kau Kunci Cintaku (Dalam Hatimu) Ramlah Ram 500,000 – 800,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1992 30110 Ella 500,000 – 800,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1997 Brutal XPDC 500,000 – 800,000 > 33 × Platinum [187]
1993 The Goodbye Kiss Jacky Cheung 500,000 – 800,000 > 33 × Platinum [192]
1995 Kesan Terbukti Kumpulan Slam 400,000 – 800,000 > 26 × Platinum [187]
1997 Cindai Siti Nurhaliza 400,000 – 800,000 > 26 × Platinum [187]
1998 Adiwarna Siti Nurhaliza 400,000 – 800,000 > 26 × Platinum
1996 Paint My Love - Greatest Hits Michael Learns to Rock 375,000 15 × Platinum [195][194]
1995 Tajam Menikam Ukays 300,000 – 600,000 > 20 × Platinum
1999 The Best of Awie Awie 300,000 – 600,000 > 20 × Platinum
1996 Kembali Merindu Kumpulan Slam 300,000 – 600,000 > 20 × Platinum
1996 Terbaik Slam Kumpulan Slam 300,000 – 600,000 > 20 × Platinum
2009 Thank You Allah Maher Zain 300,000 – 500,000 > 20 × Platinum [191]
1989 Fenomena Search 300,000 – 500,000 > 20 × Platinum
1999 E.M.A.S Siti Nurhaliza 250,000 – 400,000 > 16 × Platinum [193]
1990 Karisma Search 250,000 – 400,000 > 16 × Platinum

Malta[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1975 ABBA Greatest Hits 3,000[196]
2003 Etnika Żifna 3,000[197]
2006 Toby Digi Kinda Life 3,000[198]
2004 Joseph Calleja Tenor Arias 3,000[199]
2005 Joseph Calleja The Golden Voice 1,500[199]

Malawi[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2004 McDonald Mlaka Maliro Musalire 60,000[200]
2012 Thocco Katimba Ndidzaimabe 53,000[201]
2014 The Great Angels Choir Mwasankha ine 40,000[202]
2010 Thocco Katimba Werenga Madalitso Ako 25,400[201]
2005 Collins Bandawe Tchekela Maluzi 20,000[203]
2011 Lucius Banda Life 10,000[204]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Year Artist Album Certifications Shipments/Sales
1982 Michael Jackson Thriller 8× Platinum 1,400,000[205]
1978 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Grease 1,000,000[206]
1976 Eagles Hotel California Platinum 800,000[206]
1972 Ennio Morricone Once Upon a Time in the West Platinum 800,000[206]
1970 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water 750,000[206]
1994 André Rieu Strauss & Co 7× Platinum 700,000[206]
1997 Marco Borsato De waarheid 6× Platinum 700,000[207]
1977 Bee Gees Various artists Saturday Night Fever Platinum 650,000[208]
1993 Mariah Carey Music Box 6× Platinum 600,000[209]
1974 Robert Long Vroeger of later 5× Platinum 600,000[210]
1992 Whitney Houston / Various artists The Bodyguard Platinum 600,000[211]
1995 Marco Borsato Als geen ander 4× Platinum 530,000[207]
1976 ABBA Arrival Gold 500,000[208]
1975 ABBA The Best of ABBA 500,000[208]
2011 Adele 21 4× Platinum 500,000[212]
1996 Celine Dion Falling into You 5× Platinum 500,000[213]
1997 Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 5× Platinum 500,000[213]
1998 Marco Borsato De bestemming 5× Platinum 500,000[207]
1977 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell Platinum 500,000[214]
1987 Michael Jackson Bad Platinum 500,000[215]
1997 Shania Twain Come On Over 5× Platinum 500,000[213]
1991 Queen Greatest Hits II 5× Platinum 500,000[213]
1985 Dire Straits Brothers in Arms Platinum 470,387[216]
1972 Thijs Van Leer Introspection 450,000[217]
2002 Norah Jones Come Away with Me 2× Platinum 415,000[213][218]
1978 Dire Straits Dire Straits Platinum 407,633[216]
1995 Andrea Bocelli Bocelli 2× Platinum 400,000[213][219]
1997 Anouk Together Alone 4× Platinum 400,000[213]
1995 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 4× Platinum 400,000[213]
1992 Eric Clapton Unplugged 4× Platinum 400,000[213]
1998 Ilse DeLange World of Hurt 5× Platinum 400,000[213]
2005 Katie Melua Piece by Piece 2× Platinum 400,000[213][220]
2000 Marco Borsato Luid en duidelijk 4× Platinum 400,000[207]
1989 Phil Collins ...But Seriously 2× Platinum 400,000[213][221]

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1984 King Sunny Adé Ase 200,000[222]
1988 Majek Fashek Prisoner of Conscience 200,000[223]
1977 Sonny Okosun Papa's Land 150,000[224]
1978 Sonny Okosun Fire in Soweto 150,000[224]
1978 Sonny Okosun Holy Wars 150,000[224]
1977 Christy Essien-Igbokwe Freedom 100,000[225]
1978 Christy Essien-Igbokwe Patience 100,000[225]
1978 Christy Essien-Igbokwe Time Waits For No One 100,000[225]
1979 Christy Essien-Igbokwe One Understanding 100,000[225]
1981 King Sunny Adé The Message 100,000[226]

Norway[edit]

Year Artist Album Notes Sales
1987 Sissel Kyrkjebø Glade Jul Claimed sales, certification 650,000 - 800,000[227][228][229]
1986 Sissel Kyrkjebø Sissel Claimed sales 400,000[230]
2009 Sissel Kyrkjebø Strålande jul Claimed sales 370,000[229]
1989 Dance with a Stranger To Claimed sales 350,000[231]
1997 Shania Twain Come On Over Certification 300,000[232]
2010 Kurt Nilsen Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Certification 270,000[233]
1978 The Smurfs music 1 Smurfeland Claimed sales 270,000[234]
1989 Åge Aleksandersen Eldorado Claimed sales 250,000[232]
1984 Åge Aleksandersen Leva Livet Claimed sales 250,000[232]
1996 D.D.E. Det går likar no Claimed sales 250,000[235]
1985 The Monroes Face Another Day Claimed sales 250,000[236]
1978 Various artists Grease Claimed sales, certification 250,000[234]
2006 Kurt Nilsen with Espen Lind, Askil Holm and Alejandro Fuentes Hallelujah – Live Claimed sales 240,000[237][238]
1993 Various Artists Absolute Music 9 Claimed sales, certification 240,000[239][232]
1994 Various Artists Absolute Music 18 Claimed sales, certification 231,0000[240][232]
1985 A-ha Hunting High and Low Claimed sales, certification 228,000[241][242]
1977 ABBA ABBA: The Album Claimed sales 210,000[234]
1993 Various Artists Absolute Music 15 Certification 200,000[232]
1988 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man Certification 200,000[232]
1992 Hanne Boel Kinda Soul Claimed sales 200,000[243]
1990 Steinar Albrigtsen Alone Too Long Claimed sales 200,000[244]
1977 Smokie Greatest Hits Claimed sales 195,000[234]
1993 Trine Rein Finders, Keepers Claimed sales 180,000[245]
1977 Various artists Saturday Night Fever Claimed sales 180,000[234]
2005 Katie Melua Piece By Piece Claimed sales 175,000[246]
1991 Steinar Albrigsten Alone Too Long Claimed sales 170,000[245]
1992 ABBA ABBA Gold Claimed sales 168,000[247]
1997 Various Artists Absolute Music 21 Claimed sales 167,000[240]
1982 Bjøro Håland Bjøro Håland Claimed sales 160,000[244]
1991 Bonnie Tyler Bitterblue Claimed sales, certification 155,000[248]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Up to 2006, George Telek's albums distributed by CHM sold about 15,000 copies each.[249] The band Painim Wok, which had Telek as a member, became one of the best-selling bands in Papua New Guinea (or the best-selling band) with over 100,000 copies of their albums in 5 years alone up to 1993.[250]

Peru[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2018 Gian Marco Intuición 100,000[251]
1985 Hombres G Hombres G 50,000[252]
2011 Gian Marco Días Nuevos 50,000[253]
2003 Libído Pop*Porn 50,000[254]
1994 Luis Miguel Segundo Romance 40,000[255][256]
1996 Pedro Suárez-Vértiz Póntelo en la lengua [es] 40,000[257]
2009 John Kelvin [es] Renacer 40,000[258]
2004 Nosequien y los Nosecuantos Pisco sour (álbum) [es] 35,000[259]
2008 Gian Marco Desde Adentro 30,000[260]
2011 Pedro Suárez-Vértiz Ponerme a volar (álbum) [es] 30,000[261]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Year Artist Album Origin Sales
1995 Varius Manx Elf Claimed sales 1,250,000[262]
1997 Budka Suflera Nic nie boli, tak jak życie Claimed sales 1,100,000[263]
1977 ABBA ABBA: The Album Claimed sales 1,000,000[264]
1993 Hey Fire Claimed sales 1,000,000[262]
1999 Spooko Spooko, panie Wiśniewski Claimed sales 1,000,000[263]
1976 ABBA Arrival Claimed sales 800,000[265]
1993 Hey Ho! Claimed sales 750,000[262]
2001 Ich Troje Ad.4 Claimed sales 700,000[266]
1999 Kayah / Goran Bregović Kayah i Bregović Claimed sales 700,000[263]
1997 James Horner Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Certifications 700,000[267][268]
1995 Edyta Górniak Dotyk Claimed sales 500,000[269]
1963 Mazowsze Mazowsze Sings Christmas Carols Claimed sales 464,199[270]
1995 Liroy Alboom Claimed sales 400,000[267][268]
1985 Maciej Zembaty Alleluja Claimed sales 400,000[271]
1994 Varius Manx Emu Certifications 400,000[267][268]
1994 Various artists Smerfne Hity 1 Certifications 400,000[267][268]
1966 Stanisław Grzesiuk Nie masz cwaniaka nad Warszawiaka Claimed sales 390,990[270]
1969 Piotr Szczepanik Empty Envelopes Claimed sales 390,990[270]
1970 Christie Christie Claimed sales 375,497[270]
1961 H. Kowalewska & M. Koleśnik Głęboka studzienka Claimed sales 375,497[270]
1968 Filipinki Do widzenia, profesorze Claimed sales 353,240[270]
1967 Filipinki Wala twist Claimed sales 351,500[270]
1980 Goombay Dance Band Sun of Jamaica Claimed sales 327,000[272]
1967 Jarema Stępowski Szemrane Tango Claimed sales 319,370[270]
1968 Violetta Villas Przyjdzie na to czas Claimed sales 318,530[270]
1970 Katarzyna Sobczyk O mnie się nie martw Claimed sales 315,805[270]
1970 Orkiestra z ulicy Chmielnej Zakazane piosenki Claimed sales 305,165[270]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1997 Various artists Soyuz-21 5,000,000[273]
1997 Golden Ring Go Away to grief 2,000,000[273]
Laima Vaikule Laima Vaikule 1,800,000[274]
1994 Ivanushki International Your Letters 1,500,000[273]
2002 Lyube Давай за... 1,500,000[275][276]
1996 Linda Vorona 1,500,000[277]
2000 Zemfira Forgive Me My Love 1,500,000[276]
2003 Глюк’oza Глюк’oza Nostra 1,400,000[276]
2001 Руки Вверх! Не бойся, я с тобой 1,200,000[276]
1998 Ruki Vverh! Hands Up, Dr. Shyager! 1,000,000[273]
2000 ДеЦла Кто? Ты 1,000,000[278]
2002 Zemfira 14 Weeks of Silence 1,000,000[279][276]
2002 t.A.T.u. 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane 1,000,000[280]
2001 t.A.T.u. 200 Po Vstrechnoy 850,000[281]
2003 Непара Другая семья 660,000[276]
2001 Igorek Love Without Money 600,000[276]
Joseph Kobzon Anthology 500,000[273]
Philipp Kirkorov Say Yes To the Sun 500,000[282]
2005 Uma2rman Maybe It's A Dream? 500,000[283]

South Africa[edit]

Year Artist Album Origin Sales
1997 Brenda Fassie Memeza Claimed sales 700,000[284]
1996 Celine Dion Falling into You Claimed sales 600,000[285]
1987 Lucky Dube Slave Claimed sales 500,000[286]
2000 Brenda Fassie Amadlozi Claimed sales 350,000[287]
1999 Brenda Fassie Nomakanjani Claimed sales 350,000[287]
1936 David de Lange Suikerbossie Claimed sales 300,000[288]
1989 Phil Collins ...But Seriously Claimed sales 300,000[289]
1993 The Dalom Kids Mbalembale Claimed sales 300,000[290]
1984 The Soul Brothers Isithembiso Claimed sales 275,000[291]
1995 Leon Schuster Hier Kommie Bokke Claimed sales 275,000[288]
1996 Rebecca Malope Uzube Nam Claimed sales 235,000[292]
2001 Janet Jackson All For You Certifications 200,000[293]
1983 Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Claimed sales 200,000[294]
1995 Rebecca Malope Rebecca Claimed sales 200,000[292]
1997 Shania Twain Come On Over Certifications 200,000[293]
1981 The Soul Brothers Usathane Claimed sales 200,000[295]
1965 Various artists Sound of Music Claimed sales 200,000[296]

South Korea[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Year Artist Album Origin Sales
1991 Michael Jackson Dangerous Claimed sales 220,000[297]
1993 Jacky Cheung A Goodbye Kiss Claimed sales 200,000[298]
1992 Kenny G Breathless Claimed sales 160,000[299]
1996 Celine Dion Falling into You Claimed sales 120,000[300]
1993 Mariah Carey Music Box Claimed sales 110,000[301]
1990 Madonna The Immaculate Collection Claimed sales 103,000[302]
1996 Bryan Adams So Far So Good Claimed sales 100,000[303]
1999 Westlife Westlife Claimed sales 93,000[304]
1989 Madonna Like a Prayer Claimed sales 82,000[305]
1992 ABBA ABBA Gold Claimed sales 80,000[306]
1997 Mariah Carey Butterfly Claimed sales 80,000[307]
2017 Ed Sheeran ÷ Certifications 70,000[308]
1997 Faye Wong Faye Wong Claimed sales 60,000[309][310]

Slovak Socialist Republic[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1986 Elán Detektívka 600,000[311]
1985 Peter Nagy Mne sa neschováš 500,000[311]
1982 Miroslav Žbirka Sezónne lásky 400,000[311]
1985 Elán Hodina slovenčiny 400,000[311]
1984 Peter Nagy Chráň svoje bláznovstvá 400,000[311]

Slovenia[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1999 Petar Grašo Utorak 40,000[312]
2001 Sebastian Hočem to nazaj 22,000[313]
2006 Saša Lendero Ne grem na kolena 20,000[314]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1977 ABBA ABBA: The Album 753,420[315]
1976 ABBA Arrival 740,000[316]
1983 Carola Häggkvist Främling 700,000[317]
1988 Roxette Look Sharp! 511,000[318]
1992 ABBA ABBA Gold 500,000[319]
1995 Gyllene Tider Halmstads pärlor 500,000[320]
1995 Nordman Nordman 500,000[321]
1975 ABBA ABBA 474,642[315]
1997 Aqua Aquarium 400,000[322]
1982 Michael Jackson Thriller 400,000[323]
2002 Kent Vapen & ammunition 360,000[324]
1974 ABBA Waterloo 349,938[315]
1992 Soundtrack The Bodyguard 343,000[325]
2003 Per Gessle Mazarin 330,000[326]
1977 Baccara Baccara 322,000[327]
1996 Cornelis Vreeswijk Guldkorn från Mäster Cees memoarer 320,000[328]
1991 Michael Jackson Dangerous 300,000[323]

Switzerland[edit]

Year Album Artist Certification Shipments[329]
1992 Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA 10× Platinum 500,000
1985 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits 6× Platinum+Platinum 350,000
1997 Romanza Andrea Bocelli 7× Platinum 350,000
1982 Thriller Michael Jackson 6× Platinum 300,000
1997 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion 6× Platinum 300,000
1981 Greatest Hits Queen 5× Platinum 250,000
1987 Dirty Dancing Various Artists 5× Platinum 250,000
1989 ...But Seriously Phil Collins 5× Platinum 250,000
1991 Greatest Hits II Queen 5× Platinum 250,000
1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson 5× Platinum 250,000
1992 The Bodyguard Whitney Houston / Various Artists 5× Platinum 250,000
1998 Uf u dervo Gölä & Band 5× Platinum 250,000

Taiwan[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2002 T.I.D Sauti ya Dhahabu 200,000[330]
  • Additional information: Between 1999 and 2001 "several rappers" sold over 100,000 copies of their albums.[331] Dudubaya sold 25,000 copies with Papo na Papo (2004) in its first-week.[332]

Thailand[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2002 Thongchai McIntyre Choot Rub Kaek 8,000,000[333]
1994 Christina Aguilar Hot Code Red Beat 3,000,000[334]
1991 Thongchai McIntyre Prik-Kee-Nu 3,000,000[333]
1998 Loso Entertainment 2,000,000[335]
1992 Mai Charoenpura Kwam-Lab-Sood-Korb-Fah 2,000,000[334]
Nicole Terlo Bussaba Na Pen 2,000,000[334]
2004 Thongchai McIntyre / Seksan Sukpimai Bird-Sek 2,000,000[333]
1990 Thongchai McIntyre Boomerang 2,000,000[333]
Bird Thongchai Chili Paste 1,000,000[334]
1987 Carabao Welcome to Thailand 1,000,000[336]
1996 Carabao This Round is Cha Cha Cha 1,000,000[337]
1990 Christina Aguilar Ninja 1,000,000[334]
1997 Ruangsak Loychusak Siren Love 1,000,000[338]
1995 Tata Young Amita Tata Young 1,000,000[339]
1994 Thongchai McIntyre Thor-Thong 1,000,000[333]
1998 Thongchai McIntyre Thongchai Service 1,000,000[333]
1999 Thongchai McIntyre Tu-Pleng Saman Prajam Barn 1,000,000[333]
2001 Thongchai McIntyre Smile Club 1,000,000[333]
1993 Various MEGADANCE 2 1,000,000[340]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2004 Ruslana Wild Dances 700,000[341]
2003 Verka Serduchka Kha-ra-sho! 500,000[342]
2002 Zemfira 14 Weeks of Silence 500,000[343]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Latin[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Year Artist Title Origin Sales
1992 Jerry Rivera Cuenta Conmigo Claimed sales 160,000[344]
2000 Samuel Hernández Faltan 5 Para Las 12: ¡Jesús Llegó! Claimed sales 100,000[345]
2002 Tego Calderón El Abayarde Claimed sales 100,000[346]
2001 La Secta AllStar AllStar Claimed sales 100,000[347]
1980 Julio Iglesias Hey! Claimed sales 50,000[348]
1980 José Luis Rodríguez Atrévete Claimed sales 50,000[348]

Uruguay[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales Notes
1985 Jaime Roos Brindis por Pierrot 25,000 Claimed sales[349]
1991 Luis Miguel Romance 24,000 4 × Platinum[350]
1998 Chayanne Atado a Tu Amor 24,000 4 × Platinum[351]
2000 Rubén Rada ¿Quien va a Cantar? 24,000[352] 4 × Platinum
2007 Buitres Después de la Una Canción de Cuna Para Vidas en Jauría 22,000[353] Claimed sales
1994 El Cuarteto de Nos Otra Navidad en las Trincheras 20,000[354] Claimed sales
2000 Chocolate Chocolate 2000 20,000 Claimed sales[355]
2006 Jaime Roos Fuera de Ambiente 20,000 5 × Platinum[356]
1990 María Elena Walsh 20 grandes éxitos 18,000 3 × Platinum[351]
1992 Fito Páez El amor después del amor 18,000 3 × Platinum[350]
1993 Luis Miguel Aries 18,000 3 × Platinum[350]
1994 Luis Miguel Segundo Romance 18,000 3 × Platinum[350]
1998 Los Nocheros Signos 18,000 3 × Platinum[351]
2001 La Vela Puerca De Bichos y Flores 16,000[357] 4x Platinum[358]
El Cuarteto de Nos El Cuarteto de Nos 15,000 3 × Platinum[359]
2013 Violetta Hoy Somos Más 15,000[360] Claimed sales
2012 No Te Va Gustar El Calor del Pleno Invierno 12,000[361] 3 × Platinum
1996 Rubén Rada Montevideo 10,000[362] Claimed sales

Venezuela[edit]

Year Artist Album Origin Sales
1984 Franco De Vita Franco De Vita Claimed sales 500,000[363]
1978 Rubén Blades Siembra Claimed sales 500,000[364]
450,000[365]
1981 Menudo Quiero Ser Claimed sales 334,000[366]
1981 Menudo Momentos Claimed sales 334,000[366]
1982 Soledad Bravo Caribe Claimed sales 300,000[367]
1978 Enrique Y Ana El disco para los pequeños con Enrique y Ana Claimed sales 290,000[366]
1983 Daiquiri Daiquiri Claimed sales 245,000[366]
1994 Luis Miguel Segundo Romance Claimed sales 200,000[368][369]
1982 Menudo Por Amor Claimed sales 174,000[366]
1998 Shakira Dónde Están los Ladrones? Claimed sales 159,351[370]
1983 Serenata Guayanesa Vol. 8: Cantemos Con Los Niños Claimed sales 152,000[366]
1980 Menudo Menudo Es Navidad Claimed sales 152,000[366]
2001 Shakira Laundry Service Claimed sales 149,733[370]
1983 Soundtrack Flashdance Claimed sales 148,000[366]
1981 Menudo Fuego Claimed sales 152,000[366]
1983 Scarlata Scarlata Claimed sales 123,000[366]
1992 Jerry Rivera Cuenta Conmigo Claimed sales 120,000[371]
1997 Luis Miguel Romances Certifications 120,000[372][373]
1981 Popy A Cepillarse Claimed sales 119,000[366]
1983 Bee Gees Staying Alive Claimed sales 113,000[366]
1983 Rags & Riches Land of 1,000 Dances Claimed sales 106,000[366]
1991 Luis Miguel Romance Claimed sales 100,000[374]

Billboard source gives numbers and the names of the artists, those numbers are specific to lps that can be seen on discogs for identification purposes

Yugoslavia[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales Origin
1982 Danijel Popović Bio sam naivan 725,000[375] Claimed sales
1981 Novi fosili Budi uvijek blizu 712,000[375] Claimed sales
1971 Mišo Kovač Mišo Kovač 700,000[375] Claimed sales
1990 Hari Mata Hari Strah me da te volim 700,000[375] Claimed sales
1980 Zdravko Čolić Ako Priđeš Bliže 700,000[376] Claimed sales
1986 Magazin Put putujem 670,000[375] Claimed sales
1985 Neda Ukraden Hoću tebe 650,000[375] Claimed sales
1987 Magazin Magazin 630,000[375] Claimed sales
1982 Lepa Brena Mile voli disko 600,000[377] Claimed sales
1979 Srebrna krila Srebrna krila 600,000[375] Claimed sales
1985 Plavi orkestar Soldatski bal 600,000[375] Claimed sales
1986 Đorđe Balašević Bezdan 500,000[377] Claimed sales
1989 Hari Mata Hari Volio bi' da te ne volim 500,000[375] Claimed sales
1981 Riblja Čorba Mrtva priroda 471,000[378] Claimed sales
1982 Zana Dodirni mi kolena 400,000[377] Claimed sales
1981 Zdravko Čolić Zbog Tebe 400,000[379] Claimed sales
1982 Neda Ukraden To Mora Da Je Ljubav 350,000[380] Claimed sales
1983 Rokeri s Moravu Krkenzi kikiriki evri dej 300,000[377] Claimed sales
1981 Zdravko Čolić Malo pojačaj radio 300,000[381] Claimed sales
1982 Darko Domijan SUze u snijegu 250,000[377] Claimed sales
1982 Neda Ukraden Oči Tvoje Govore 250,000[380] Claimed sales
1983 Zana Natrag na voz 200,000[377] Claimed sales
1982 Divlje Jagode Motori 200,000[377] Claimed sales
1983 Idoli Čokolada 200,000[377] Claimed sales
1987 Oliver Dragojević Oliver 200,000[22] Claimed sales
1980 Prljavo Kazalište Crno-bijeli svijet 200,000[382] Claimed sales
1982 Srebrna krila Zadnja ploča 200,000[377] Claimed sales
1974 Tihomir Pop Asanović Majko Zemljo 200,000[383] Claimed sales
1987 Boris Novković Jači od sudbine 180,000[384] Claimed sales
1982 Darko Domijan Put u raj 170,000[377] Claimed sales
1978 Novi Fosili Da Te Ne Volim 170,000[385] Claimed sales
1986 Boris Novković Kuda idu izgubljene djevojke 160,000[384] Claimed sales
1981 Mišo Kovač Jači od vjetra 160,000[377] Claimed sales
1983 Tomislav Ivčić Talijanska ploča 150,000[377] Claimed sales

Zimbabwe[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales Origin
2000 Alick Macheso Simbarazdo 300,000[386] Claimed sales
1994 Leonard Zhakata Maruva Enyika 180,000[386] Claimed sales
1991 Leonard Dembo Chitekete 130,000[387]
120,000[386]
Claimed sales
1996 Leonard Zhakata Nzombe Huru 130,000[388] Claimed sales
2007 Alick Macheso Ndezvashe-E 100,000[389] Claimed sales
1998 Leonard Zhakata Ndingaitesei 100,000[388] Claimed sales
1999 Leonard Zhakata Pakuyambuka 100,000[388] Claimed sales
1998 Leonard Zhakata Ndingaitesei 100,000[388] Claimed sales
1997 Leonard Zhakata Original Rhythms of Africa 100,000[388] Claimed sales
  • Additional information: According to Media, Democracy and Development (1997), "a very big hit may be in the region of 50 000 copies".[390]

By region[edit]

Central America[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
2008 Daddy Yankee Talento de Barrio 255,000[391]
1996 Charlie Zaa Sentimientos 175,000[392]
1965 Ariel Ramírez Misa criolla [es] 100,000[393]
1997 Luis Miguel Romances 100,000[394][395]

Europe[edit]

IFPI Platinum Europe Awards (1996–2011)
Year Artist Album Certified sales
1997 Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 10,000,000[396]
2011 Adele 21 10,000,000[397]

Middle East (Gulf States)[edit]

IFPI Middle East Awards (2008–2010)
Year Artist Album Certified sales
2008 High School Musical High School Musical 3: Senior Year 18,000[398]
2008 Akon Freedom 12,000[399]

USSR[edit]

Year Artist Album Sales
1978 Alla Pugacheva Zerkalo dushi 7,750,000[400]
1982 Autograph Autograph-1 6,000,000[401]
1980 Zodiac Disco Alliance 5,360,000[400]
1984 Alla Pugacheva Soviet Superstar. Greatest Hits 1976–84 5,000,000[402]
1985 Various Artists Greenpeace – The Album 4,000,000[403]
1971 Pesniary Ты мне вясною прыснiлася 3,000,000[404]
1982 Vladimir Vysotsky Songs By Vysotsky 1,800,000[400]
1986 Aquarium Red Wave 1,300,000[402]
1985 Alla Pugacheva Alla Pugachova Live in Stockholm 1,200,000[405]
1987 Aquarium Ravnodenstvie 1,000,000[406]
1989 Vladimir Kuzmin Слёзы в огне 1,000,000[407]
1988 Vladimir Kuzmin Смотри на меня сегодня 1,000,000[407]
1987 Vladimir Kuzmin Ромео и Джульетта 1,000,000[407]
1990 Mister Twister Мистер Твистер 1,000,000[408]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Certification include on-demand audio and video streams and track sale equivalent

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