CSPC: Aerosmith Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Part 2

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Draw the Line (1977) – 155,000 equivalent albums

Draw the Line – 360,000
Get It Up – 5,000
Kings and Queens – 150,000

Night in the Ruts (1979) – 57,000 equivalent albums

Remember (Walking in the Sand) – 190,000

Rock in a Hard Place (1982) – 0 equivalent album

No physical single released.

Done with Mirrors (1985) – 9,000 equivalent albums

Shela – 30,000

From 1977 to 1985 the band failed to produce hits. Their largest success was the cover of the Beatles‘ song Come Together which belongs to the Orphan section. Extract from their 4 LPs listed here sold less than a million combined.

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Hi MJD, in Asia Aerosmith outside Japan sell this way less than Metallica?


Asia – 9,780,000
Japan – 7,065,000

Asia – 8.380.000
Japan – 3.785.000

Aerosmith in Japan have sold far more, but there is no history outside.


Except this is inaccurate. Aerosmith has more than 150 million world wide in album sales. And if you rank them by platinum album sales Aerosmith is ranked 14th above metallica, Bon jovi, van halen, the who, Michael Jackson. And Aerosmith has still sold more units in America than bon jovi or metallica.

Greg Hermann

Join the discussion…I heard on a 60 minutes episode of Steve Tyler on an interview and they said Aerosmith had sold 160 million albums world wide back in 2013. Obviously 7 years later their even higher now.


You get about 160m if you add all album and single sales together unweighted.

Greg Hermann

I guess that’s the way it works for all artists. Record sales are way less these days because everything is digital streaming what you have to have 1500 streams gisty just the equal one album sale.