CSPC: Arctic Monkeys Popularity Analysis

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Original Album Sales – Comments

2006 Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – 3,390,000
2007 Favourite Worst Nightmare – 2,020,000
2009 Humbug – 970,000
2011 Suck It and See – 870,000
2013 AM – 2,890,000
2018 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – 200,000

The Arctic Monkeys sold slightly over 10 million studio albums up to date. Obviously, they aren’t on the same league as Coldplay or Linkin Park. Still, that’s a respectable average of more than 2 million for each of their 5 first records. Moreover, AM came close to become their best seller in spite of the decreasing market. With 900,000 sales in the US, it was also their true breakthrough at the global scale.

Their dark years still retained a solid fanbase. Additionally, their catalog sales are very healthy which will push these figures higher through the years. On the negative side, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino can reduce the appeal of their catalog if it fails to confirm the success of AM.

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Is the update still on? Or is it less priority next to Billie and Taylor?


Kinda sad how their worst album is the 2nd best selling.. Well, guess it’s just how pop industry works


Please can we have Tool or Smashing Pumpkins or Marilyn Manson that sold a lot more than AM?


I don’t know them but I recognized their biggest track. Ill check on the rest time.

But im actually wondering why Arctic Monkeys and not other music artists that are more requested. Im not complaining though.


Arctic Monkeys have just released their new album.

Love the new design btw 🙂


This is cool………but why not focus on the biggest acs of all time as a priority?


Great article! But I don’t understand how their sales stand at 65,000 in Spain while AM sold 110,000 copies there alone, I’m pretty sure the latter is the one that’s wrong 😉

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