CSPC: ABBA Popularity Analysis

Original Albums Sales

Arrival (1976)
  • America
    • US – 1,300,000
    • Canada – N/A
    • Argentina – N/A
    • Brazil – N/A
    • Mexico – N/A
  • Asia
    • Japan – N/A
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 950,000
    • New Zealand – 200,000
  • Europe – 6,130,000
    • UK – 1,750,000
    • France – 260,000
    • Germany – 1,150,000
    • Italy – 125,000
    • Spain – N/A
    • Sweden – 750,000
    • Netherland – 575,000
    • Switzerland – N/A
    • Austria – 30,000
    • Finland – 87,000
  • World – 10,800,000

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Tom Riise

With a new album coming this friday, maybe then it’s time
for a Abba update ?.

featured9318

I would be interested to see the sales for Abba this time next year (10/22).

Jsak
Last edited 1 month ago by Jsak
Al

These articles just quote other articles usually. I’d imagine this figure was originally inflated for marketing or taken out of context decades ago.

Bajazet

I have a question: What is with the album sales in Eastern Europe? They are completly missing in your list. On Wiki it says: “Due to the Cold war, Western music was actively discouraged throughout Eastern Europe at the time. Despite this, ABBA: The Album sold an unprecedented one million copies in Poland in 1977, exhausting the country’s entire allocation of foreign currency. In Russia, only 200,000 copies were permitted to be pressed” and due to wikipedia “Arrival” has been sold 800.000 times in Poland – Abba even had a TV-Show on Polish Television to promote the album. Shouldn’t you… Read more »

Bajazet

Thank you for your answer, you might be right (or maybe wrong) – it is not really important, I love ABBA’s music, so “Don’t shut me down” 😉

Ander

Can you guys add their compilation sales? And maybe their sales by country too?

Rihannon

Sorry to be annoying but don’t you think that figures for ABBA’s first four albums + The Best of Abba reported by Rca Australia in Billboard in 1977 also include New Zealand sales? Wondering what you think of it?

Rihannon

What are your sales estimates for The Best of ABBA in Australia?

Mirai

Hi MJD! You obviously did an awesome job with ABBA, as usual, you never disappoint! Just one thing though! For Arrival’s total in Japan, you mention “N/A”. While I realize that means you don’t have enough information to set a precise figure, wasn’t it a (late) huge seller in 1979, after some sort of Abbamania kicked out there following their promotional trip there in November 1978? I think I remember reading rather precise figures many times – including some posted by yourself – on other websites (Charts In France, UKmix or the defunct ABBA World Wide Chart Lists), in the… Read more »

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