Original Album Sales – Comments
2003 Michael Bublé – 7,250,000
2005 It’s Time – 8,850,000
2007 Call Me Irresponsible – 7,200,000
2009 Crazy Love – 8,650,000
2011 Christmas – 11,600,000
2013 To Be Loved – 3,300,000
2016 Nobody but Me – 950,000
As you can see this list doesn’t include his very first two LPs BaBalu and Dream that he released independently and locally only, getting irrelevant sales. Tracks from those records got repackaged afterwards on various true label albums which will be reviewed in later pages.
With five consecutive albums from 7,2 to 11,6 million, the first instinctive comment we think about is how incredibly consistent the artist has been. More than the consistency though, I would like to highlight the strength of those figures. During the last 13 years, there isn’t that many albums that topped 7 million units, yet all first five Michael Buble LPs did it.
How does that compare with other artists from the same era? The first five studio albums of Taylor Swift sold a combined 38,6 million, those from Rihanna moved 25,3 million copies. Michael Buble ones add for an impressive 43,5 million. Christmas is even stronger on his own as only Adele juggernauts 21 and 25 outsold it since its 2011 release. All together, his studio albums shipped as much as 47,8 million to date.
Obviously, album sales don’t represent the whole picture as Rihanna or Taylor Swift popularity is also shown through their digital sales. At first, we may expect Michael Buble singles sales to be rather low but sometimes feelings can be wrong…