CSPC: Grease Popularity Analysis

Original Albums Sales

Grease (1978)
  • America
    • US – 16,500,000
    • Canada – 2,200,000
    • Argentina – N/A
    • Brazil – N/A
    • Mexico -N/A
  • Asia
    • Japan – 1,100,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 1,125,000
    • New Zealand – 200,000
  • Europe – 13,100,000
    • UK – 2,700,000
    • France – 2,040,000
    • Germany – 2,450,000
    • Italy – 800,000
    • Spain – 900,000
    • Sweden – 250,000
    • Netherland – 900,000
    • Switzerland – 250,000
    • Austria – 225,000
    • Finland – 80,000
  • World – 38,100,000

5 thoughts on “CSPC: Grease Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hello MJD,
    Gigantic success for this album, but less impressive than I imagined. I was sure that its CSPC total would be greater than Led Zeppelin IV.
    In this article “http://chartmasters.org/2016/04/france-best-selling-albums-ever-summary-1970-1979/7/”, you wrote that Grease OST total in France was 2.64m, and here it’s only 2.04m. Is it a typo, or did you find another data?
    Tony

      1. Hi Luminator!

        I’ll be doing it as part of Whitney breakdown, both her own Bodyguard count related to her tracks only and the total of the comprehensive album.

    1. Hello Tony!

      The edition of both Grease and Saturday Night Fever France sales articles is ongoing at the moment. In fact I have solid evidences that all figures reported from 1978 to 1984 about both albums were done using the discs count rather than albums count, meaning all figures were doubled! I also downgraded that way figures of New-Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden and more posted on Billboard, all of them doubled as well!

  2. I’v always thought that Olivia was the first to benefit from the success of the movie and its music. She acquired Pop immortality that her previous MOR hits would not have granted. With this soundtrack she won grammy and academy awards nominations and most of all she enjoyed a few years of international pop stardom and reached Europe and South-America.

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