Foo Fighters CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Foo Fighters achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from In Your Honor released in digital format sold the equivalent of 765,000 albums – 5,100,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)
The Colour and the Shape is the biggest album of all. It is up to 8,5 million units, a strong sophomore effort which more than doubles the debut LP. The most impressive aspect is the consistency though, as every album from the first 7 is well over 3,4 million. All those albums have decent catalog sales and push Greatest Hits close, with their noteworthy streaming results we can say that their future is really bright.
The negative conclusion is that the band is slowly but surely going down. Every album that came out after In Your Honor was less successful than its immediate predecessor. Concrete and Gold will need a serious hit to reverse this trend which isn’t looking likely as of now.
Nevermind (no pun intended), the band amassed 39,3 million equivalent album sales so far. That’s roughly half that of A-League bands like Coldplay, Green Day and Linkin Park which by itself is really good for a band that never had a hit crossing over the pop spectrum.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.