ABBA Gold Loses Its Status As UK's 2nd Best Selling Album Mar 21, 2021 9:53:27 GMT
Post by onlyabba4meagain on Mar 21, 2021 9:53:27 GMT
A few Weeks ago, Rob Copsey, of The Official UK Charts Company, did an Article on their Site.
He somehow made a huge error in it, and said that '21' by Adele, has now almost sold 6 Million
copies, in the UK! Which means that it is now the UK's 2nd Best Selling Album. His exact words,
were that '21' has sold 'just shy', of 6 Million UK copies.
It is just not true. '21' is on 17 UK Platinum Awards, which is over 5,100,000 UK Sales, but less
Unfortunately, Rob's error, has now caused some 'Experts', to move '21' up from No.4 to No.2, in
the List, of the UK's 'All Time' Best Selling Albums. Pushing 'ABBA Gold', (19 x Platinum = over
5.7 Million Sales), down from 2nd to 3rd place. The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper' drops from No.3 to No.4,
in the 'All Time' List. (18 x Platinum = over 5,400,000 Sales). Yet, '21' is on 17 Platinum Awards,
and it has yet to get anywhere near 5,400,000 Sales, which it will earn, if and when, it gets an
18th Platinum Award. So, Rob's 'Almost 6 Million' claim for '21', has cost 'ABBA Gold', its correct
place, as the UK's 2nd Best Selling Album! ('Greatest Hits' (One), by Queen, is in 1st place, with
22 Platinum Awards = 6,600,000 Sales. Although 2 of those Awards - over 626,000 Sales - are
really, from a 1994 Double Queen CD - 66,000, and a 2000 Triple Queen CD - 560,000. Those
Sales were added to 'Greatest Hits' (One), in late 2006. 'Greatest Hits II' also got 626,000 Sales,
from the 1994 and 2000 Compilations. 'Greatest Hits III' got 560,000 Sales, from the 2000 Triple
CD. So, 3 'Greatest Hits' Albums, by Queen, have had 'Bonus' Sales added in!).
In the meantime - at present - 'ABBA Gold' has had its status, as the UK's 2nd Best Selling Album,
taken from it, by an Album - '21' - that is nowhere near 'Gold's UK Sales!!! 'Gold' is approaching
5,800,000 UK Sales.