Full Length related records Sales – Summary
Here is the most underestimated indicator of an album’s success – the amount of compilation sales of all kinds it generated. Due to the dependency of sales of the original studio albums on these releases, they are a key piece of the jigsaw.
Got to be There and Ben have been steadily generating a few sales for Motown compilations here and there for many years. Forever, Michael is responsible for more than 1 million sales of compilations too mostly due to the 1981 success of One Day In Your Life.
Both Off The Wall and HIStory have solid hits and have been contributing greatly too with about 8 million equivalent album sales generated each, although always under the shadow of the remaining monsters. The share of Dangerous is higher at more than 11 million.
Things get wild with Bad. The 1987 juggernaut motivated more than 22 million sales of compilations. Thriller has no limits, with a record-breaking 40,5 million sales created including nearly 16 million music videos.