Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1995 – with Sales

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For more than two years now I have been explaining to you the mechanics of the music industry. We can’t analyse without raw data though. I do not comment on weekly information from Soundscan, RIAA, BPI, etc… since they are widely available online so there is no point in copy / pasting the same data. However, official information which has never been seen before is priceless.

There is little know regarding the Norwegian music industry. Their official website ‘ifpi.no’ removed certifications from the 90s which were available previously, which themselves already had the usual limitations of figures frozen to thresholds, and awards provided only when requested.

Their market is massively dominated by streaming nowadays. Back in the 90s big albums were shifting 6 digit figures. At the time, the daily newspaper Arbeiderbladet, rebranded as Dagsavisen since 1997, used to print the annual top selling albums in the country. This precious information isn’t available online – well, wasn’t until our new team member Al kindly scanned it for us!

The below picture provides the ranking and sales of all albums which moved over 50,000 units in 1995 which includes the likes of Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. An additional list of albums with sales ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 is also added to the bottom right. All the figures are valid up to December, 21 1995. No more time to waste, here comes the list!

Here is a written version of the ranking to make it more readable. International acts are bolded.

1 Diverse – Absolute Music 15 – 190 000
2 Celine Dion – The Colour Of My Love – 171 000
3 Domingo/Kyrkjebø/Aznavour – Christmas In Vienna – 165 000
4 Morten Harket – Wild Seed – 150 000
5 Bruce Springsteen – Greatest Hits – 130 000
6 Di Derre – Jenter Og Sånn – 129 000
7 Diverse – Absolute Music 14 – 118 000
8 D.D.E. – De E D.D.E. – 104 000
9 Herbert Von Karajan – Adagio – 99 000
10 Arve Tellefsen – Arco – 95 000
11 Free The Spirit – Pan Pipe Moods – 90 000
12 Rednex – Sex & Violins – 88 000
13 Diverse – Koserock I – 78 000
14 Elton John – Love Songs – 75 000
15 Secret Garden – Songs From A Secret Garden – 70 000
16 Michael Jackson – HIStory – 64 000
17 Diverse – Absolute Music 13 – 62 000
18 Hellbillies – Lakafant – 61 000
19 Bjørn Eidsvåg – Landet Lenger Bak – 60 000
20 Mariah Carey – Daydream – 59 000
21 Enya – The Memory Of Trees – 55 000
22 Chicago – Heart Of – 55 000
23 Åge Aleksandersen – Med hud og hår – 54 000
24 Pink Floyd – Pulse – 51 000
25 Garth Brooks – The Hits – 51 000

Albums with sales ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 units:

26 Vangelis – 1942 – Conquest Of Paradise
27 Vikingarna – Kramgoa Låtar 1994
28 Kim Larsen – Guld & Grønne Skove
29 Creedence Clearwater Revival – 36 Greatest Hits
30 Diverse – Yabba Dabba Dance 4
31 Diverse – Koserock II
32 Jørn Hoel – Æ Så Mæ Tilbake
33 Hanne Boel – Best Of
34 Smokie – The World And Elsewhere
35 Eagles – Hell Freezes Over
36 Bo Kaspers Orkester – På Hotell
37 Rolling Stones – Stripped
38 Jussi Bjørling – Jussis Beste
39 Rene Andersen – Break Of Dawn
40 Diverse – Mega Dance 7
41 Bon Jovi – These Days
42 Andrew Lloyd Webber – Very Best Of
43 Elton John – Made In England
44 DeLillos – Sent Og Tidlig

Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill is mentioned too with sales of 5,000 units.

6 thoughts on “Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1995 – with Sales”

  1. I love your articles with this kind of stats.

    Waiting for an article which analyse Supertramp and Roger Hodgson’s career.

    😄😄

  2. Garth Brooks ! Do you have any figures about sales of country artists in Scandinavia ? I’ve heard some of them, like Dolly Parton, were quite big there.

  3. I noticed you don’t have a tally by country for a lot of the artists you did early on

    I was looking at by country results for Bruce Springsteen and couldn’t compare them to ABBA for example

    Please update all acts with that info when you have a chance

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