CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

The Jackson 5

Original Album Sales – Comments
The Jackson 5

1969 Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 – 1,600,000
1970 ABC – 2,075,000
1970 Third Album – 1,900,000
1970 Jackson 5 Christmas Album – 3,075,000
1971 Maybe Tomorrow – 975,000
1972 Lookin’ Through the Windows – 1,150,000
1973 Skywriter – 325,000
1973 G.I.T.: Get It Together – 350,000
1974 Dancing Machine – 850,000
1975 Moving Violation – 300,000

The Jacksons

1976 The Jacksons – 1,800,000
1977 Goin’ Places – 675,000
1978 Destiny – 3,150,000
1980 Triumph – 3,075,000
1984 Victory – 4,475,000

The Jacksons (without Michael Jackson)

1989 2300 Jackson Street – 625,000

There are two ways of looking at those figures. The first is to be disappointed by the fact no album reached 5 million units and combined totals are 12,6 million for the Jackson 5 and 13,8 million for the Jacksons. These totals represent respective averages of 1,26 million and 2,3 million.

The second way of looking at those numbers is highlighting 26,4 million albums sold in a singles era for a band that sold a great volume in that format and that had its LPs quickly replaced by compilations. It is also worth noting that 7 of their albums outsold their debut LP, an impressive feat considering they were a teen act that started strongly.

6 thoughts on “CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis”

  1. Only a few albums were not certified Gold/Platinum, that’s great! 60s and 70s albums didn’t sold a lot of copies by then, with some few exceptions.

  2. In the case of Queen, their Greatest Hits 1 & 2 alone are well above 50 mill.
    I think there are only 3 more artists with the shot of being above 200m: Queen, Elton and Elvis. The latter has a chance of breaking 300m, though i doubt it.

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