The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales in Europe


I have voluntarily avoided the Official Award column for the case of Ireland. Their music industry organization, IRMA, does publish them, but only for releases from the current year which means those certifications are outrageously outdated. The data from this table is way more up to date, so its better to avoid the confusing information from the IRMA.

Sadly, Irish criteria for certifications never changed which limits the information. We are down to the methods used in Parts 1 and 2 of those series, using the artist’s popularity curve to assume which albums were closer to the top / low range of their respective intervals. A clear example is In The Zone which can only be close to 2xP status considering all her three prior released albums are are 3xP or more.

Merging all the data together concludes on the following total album sales to date:

  • Baby One More Time – 60,000
  • Oops!… I did It Again – 65,000
  • Britney – 45,000
  • In The Zone – 30,000
  • Greatest Hits, My Prerogative – 100,000
  • Blackout – 30,000
  • Circus – 35,000
  • The Singles Collection – 15,000
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Hi MJD what was the biggest Janet Jackson’s era in Europe in your opinion globally? Here in France it was clear that it was during the Velvet Rope she was everywhere and did 4 or 5 sold out concert in 1998

Isn’t 1xP=40k for foreign artists since 2002/01 to 2008/01


Until 12/1999, 1xP=100.000 in Nertherlands. BOMT is officially certified 3xP, why did you use the criteria since 12/1999 to 12/2005, which equals to 240.000? (I am talkin about official awards)