Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1996 – with Sales

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After providing the 1995 Year End list with sales in Norway here comes Batch 2 with 1996’s top sellers. For the second year in a row Celine Dion tops all the other international albums with a stunning figure of 185,000 units sold for Falling Into You.

She isn’t the only international star featuring on this ranking though as Alanis Morissette, Metallica and George Michael are also there among other names.

The below picture provides the ranking and sales of all albums which moved over 50,000 units for the year. All the figures are valid up until December, 19 1996. So, there’s no more time to waste. Here comes the list!

Below is a written version of the ranking to make it more readable. International acts are bolded.

1 Diverse – Absolute Music 18 – 225 000
2 D.D.E. – Det Går Likar No – 220 000
3 Celine Dion – Falling Into You – 185 000
4 Diverse – Absolute Music 17 – 180 000
5 Smurfene – Smurfehits – 130 000
6 Odd Børretzen / Lars Martin Myhre – Noen Ganger Er Det All Right – 87 000
7 Fugees – The Score – 85 000
8 R.E.M. – New Adventures In Hi-Fi – 84 000
9 Diverse – Absolute Music 16 – 81 000
10 Kaptein Sabeltann – Jakten På Den Magiske Diamant – 80 000
11 Diverse – Definitive Summer Hits 4 – 75 000
12 Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill – 73 000
13 Hanne Boel – Silent Violence – 68 000
14 Mark Knopfler – Golden Heart – 65 000
15 Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall – 61 000
16 Anne Grete Preus – Vrimmel – 60 000
17 Sissel Kyrkjebø etc. – Julekonserten – 60 000
18 Elisabeth Andreassen – Bettans Beste – 60 000
19 Trine Rein – Beneath My Skin – 59 000
20 Simon & Garfunkel – The Definitive Collection – 56 000
21 Bjelleklang – Kort Ved Døra – 55 000
22 Sesam Stasjon – Julekalender – 54 000
23 September When – Absolute The September When – 53 000
24 Di Derre – Gym – 53 000
25 Diverse – Bikers And Blues – 51 000
26 George Michael – Older – 51 000
27 Vømmel Spelemannslag – Vømmelmusikken – 50 000
28 Kenny Rogers – With Love – 50 000
29 Metallica – Load – 50 000

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Rell

Among other bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM is one of the biggest selling bands that haven’t been analyzed so far. It’s surprising to see Kenny Rogers on that list. Thank you !

Dan

I don’t think they’re as big as you think they are. Doubt they’ll cross 100m.

RLAAMJR.

Wow. Norwegians really love Celine Dion! 🙂

QueenBarbra

Great Celine, will her article be updated?

tom riise

I’m from Norway so it’s cool to see articles from my country.
Keep up the good work 🙂

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