CSPC: Aerosmith Popularity Analysis

Compilations – Columbia Years #1

These compilations, live albums and videos were released by Columbia on the back of the band’s early hits. Several of them sold very well, most notably Greatest Hits which is close to 14,5 million units globally. More than 12,5 million of them come from North America.

All these packages were fueled by the 3 expected songs – Dream On, Walk this Way and Sweet Emotion. Considering how many of these sales originated from songs of Toys in the Attic, it could have been an easy Diamond album in the US.

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Jsak

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

Jsak

Aerosmith:
Asia – 9,780,000
Japan – 7,065,000

Metallica:
Asia – 8.380.000
Japan – 3.785.000

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

Wayne

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.

Al

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

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