Barbra Streisand – A Star Is Born (1976)
Claimed Sales – 15,000,000
Estimated Sales – 8,300,000
With 5 million units sold in the US and a to date total not that far from a million in the UK, this album may look like a very serious contender for 10 million sales.
By 1976 the market was still heavily dominated by English-speaking countries. This album was no exception, the four main English-speaking markets (USA, UK, Canada, Australia) are exactly the only markets where this record topped the 200,000 copies level.
Over 8 million units is a wonderful result nevertheless for the American vocalist, but the 15 million figure that can be read everywhere is truly way off from reality.