Full Length related records Sales – Summary
Here is the most underestimated indicator of an album’s success – the amount of compilation sales of all kinds it generated. Due to the dependency of sales of the original studio albums on these releases, they are a key piece of the jigsaw.
The success of Queen across various platforms strikes in the face readers of this table. The album Hot Space is the most insane example, the album hasn’t sold 3 million units in its original form but still is responsible for a gigantic 16,8 million sales of compilations of every kind.
Most artists have one, at most two, albums receiving the huge majority of sales of their compilations. The catalog of Queen is extensive and full of gems though. The conclusion is as many as 6 albums which boosted from 10 to 20 million sales of compilations. Their entire catalog appears to be incredibly strong.
Their totals per avenue are also absurd – nearly 30 million units from boxes, 66 million compilations, 2,3 million EPs, 14 million live albums, and 14 million music videos. Numbers speak by themselves.