CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

Original Albums Sales – George Michael

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Patience (2004)
  • America
    • US – 425,000
    • Canada – 80,000
    • Argentina – N/A
    • Brazil – 20,000
    • Mexico – N/A
  • Asia
    • Japan – 45,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 120,000
    • New Zealand – 20,000
  • Europe – 1,800,000
    • UK – 750,000
    • France – 135,000
    • Germany – 260,000
    • Italy – 160,000
    • Spain – 60,000
    • Sweden – 35,000
    • Netherlands – 80,000
    • Switzerland – 25,000
    • Austria – 15,000
    • Finland – 5,000
  • World – 2,700,000

14 thoughts on “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis”

  1. Thank you very much for those figures. “Make it big” is very underrated, it’s crazy.
    There’s another reason why no one should doubt about Wham!’s figures being included into George Michael’s total sale numbers : he wrote and co-produced 90% of each Wham! album. Unfortunately, most people tend to think Wham! was a teen-pop band a la Spice Girls whereas they were closer to bands like Take That for the leading singer (that was George Michael) was a real artist who wrote and produced the band’s songs. Sadly enough, his death is the occasion to consider the quality and real dimension of George Michael’s talent.

  2. Thanks for those interesting figures. May I dare to think that Wham Japanese sales are underestimated.
    From oricon’ stats alone “Music From The Edge Of Heaven” is over 180.000 in 2004.

    1. Hi Grendizer,

      Thanks for spotting out! Going across my Excel spreadsheet, someway I glitched out non-LP sales for its original run. I’ll update the article as it should be 🙂

      Thanks again!

  3. Older was certified 7x platinum in Denmark recently. Do you know if this means 350,000 (since many associations certify according to the release date) or 140,000 (looks like IFPI Denmark are certifing platinum when records sold 20,000 since 2012…)? Thank You. 😉

      1. Exactly, George did 90% of the wham work on his own therefore makes it HIS, even Billboard counts the wham hits as George’s, so even they the tea.

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