Here are the Global Chart Positions for 'Live At Wembley Arena'.
IT FAILED TO CHART IN -- Australia, even though they have a Top 100, & everything by ABBA usually gets into their Album Chart. However, the recent Queen 'Live' Album only reached No.99 there, & they are seen as far more of a 'Live' Group than ABBA ever were. If Australia was not much interested in a Queen 'Live' Album, there was not much chance for an ABBA one there. It also failed to reach the New Zealand Top 40, & the Irish Top 100. As well as the Norwegian Top 40. (It has yet to Chart in the USA & Canada. I do not even know if it has been released in those 2 Countries).
UK -- W/E 11th October 2014 -- 30 - 102 - 176
NOTE - It sold 3,503 copies to enter at No.30, & it has sold about 5,000 copies to date. It is ABBA's least successful UK Top 40 Album. The previous worst performing being 'Waterloo', which was a No.28 Hit in 1974. But that eventually went Silver - 60,000+ UK Sales.
THE REST OF 'LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA'S GLOBAL CHART PLACES
(In the order of how many Chart Weeks it had)
(Flanders is the Flemish part of Belgium, & I believe that Flemish is very like Dutch. Wallonia is the French speaking part of Belgium. Each part has its own Charts).
'Live At Wembley Arena' was not promoted at all in Australia. Unless you were a fan who already knew it was coming, there was no way to know about the release, especially as music stores had either very few or no copies at all. It could have done much better here with just a little push.
On the Global iTunes Chart ABBA Gold has just risen from No.14 to No.5, with 14,267 Points. It would be at No.4, if the person, who runs the Site did not regard Gold - Greatest Hits as a different Album. That is at No.153 with 1,507 Points - up from No.198.
In the European iTunes Chart ABBA Gold is up from No.11 to No.4 with 16,637 Points.
Number Ones by Michael Jackson is at No.1 in both the World & European iTunes Charts. Up from No.10 in both Charts. Greatest Hits by Queen is up from No.20 to No.8 in the World iTunes Chart, & from No.33 to No.9 in European iTunes.
"Gold" was the 11th best selling album in Austria in 2014!! It spent 49 weeks in the charts (actually 50, if you include the last week which has not been published yet), 7 of which in the top10 and 3 weeks at #2 (after the release of the 40th anniversary edition).
Quite a sensational achievement for a 22 year old compilation album!
ABBA Gold is currently the 6th biggest Album on Global iTunes. It is up from No.8 with 13830 Points. It is also at No.124 as Gold: Greatest Hits - as the person who calculates the iTunes Artist Performance Charts regards that as a different Album to ABBA Gold. Even though they are the same Album. If the 1802 Points for Gold: Greatest Hits are added to ABBA Gold it would have 15632 Points & be the World's 3rd biggest iTunes Album.
In the European iTunes Chart ABBA Gold is the 3rd biggest Album with 15407 Points.
Happy New Year is currently the World's 105th biggest Song with 2078 Points. Up from No.195.
Australia -- 18 Hits drops from No.76 to No.81 -- It is its 104th Week in the Top 100
Germany -- ABBA Gold climbs from No.86 to No.75 -- It is its 269th Week in the Top 100
Austria -- ABBA Gold rises from No.54 to No.34 -- It is its 234th Week in the Top 75
Switzerland -- In the past 3 Weeks ABBA Gold has done this -- 47 - 44 - 40 -- It has now reached 339 Weeks in the Swiss Top 100
ABBA in the Global & European iTunes Charts at the very end of 2014.
1)... Global iTunes - ABBA are the World's 13th biggest Act. Up from No.21
2)...Global iTunes - ABBA Gold is the World's 4th biggest Album - up from No.6. It has 14,653 Points
3)...Global iTunes - Gold: Greatest Hits is the World's 70th biggest Album - up from No.124. It has 3,004 Points Add them to ABBA Gold's 14,653 Points & the ABBA Compilation has 17,657 Points. Which would make it the World's current Best Selling iTunes Album - beating the 17,267 Points of X by Ed Sheeran
4)...European iTunes - ABBA Gold is the 2nd biggest Album in Europe with 16,447 Points. It is up from No.3.
5)....European iTunes - Gold: Greatest Hits is up from No.274 to No.111 with 2,140 Points. Add those Points to those of ABBA Gold & it has 18,587 Points. Which would make it Europe's No.1 iTunes Album, ahead of the 16,492 Points of X by Ed Sheeran
6)...Global iTunes - Happy New Year is the World's 42nd biggest Song - up from No.105. It has 5,288 Points
7)...European iTunes - Happy New Year is Europe's 21st biggest iTunes Song. Up from No.56. It has 8,901 Points
ABBA REACH A NEW MILESTONE IN THE GERMAN ALBUM CHARTS
In the latest German Top 100 Album Chart both ABBA & Udo Jürgens become the 6th & 7th Acts to reach 70,000 Points. ABBA are at No.75, which gives them 26 Points. Udo Jürgens is at No.6, No.13 & No.23. That gives him 261 Points. Both he & ABBA are now 6th= regarding the German Album Top 100 Acts with the most Points. They have 70,005 Points each.
The German Album Chart began in July 1962, & ABBA are only the 3rd Group to reach 70,000 Points in it. The Beatles are the 2nd All Time Top 100 Albums Act, with 108,644 Points. (Beaten only by James Last - 165,364 Points). The only other Group to reach 70,000 Points are the Rolling Stones who have 74,624 Points, & are the 5th All Time Top 100 Albums Act.
Eventually both Queen & Pink Floyd will reach 70,000 German Top 100 Albums Points. Pink Floyd are the 4th biggest scoring Top 100 Albums Group, & the 8th biggest Act over-all - 69,809 Points. Queen are the 5th biggest scoring Top 100 Albums Group, & the 9th over-all biggest scoring Act - 68,965 Points.
THE TOP 5 BIGGEST SCORING GROUPS IN THE GERMAN ALBUMS TOP 100