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Cerebus
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.97
The biggest selling albums in Britain (afp.com)

We all know that the Beatles were better then Oasis, but (the) Queen beats them all!

Queen's Greatest Hits is highest selling album in Britain with 5.4 million albums sold. Elsewhere on the list we find out that Robbie Williams has the most albums in the top 100 (6 total!) and that Britain is pretty much the ONLY place in the world where Dire Straits can out sell David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols and even Sting.

Oddly enough, this is the first time ever that any company has actually gone a tried to figure out what the biggest selling album in Britain were.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Oddly enough, this is the first time ever that any company has actually gone a tried to figure out what the biggest selling album in Britain were.

I saw that they said that in the article, but I don't know what that means.
The British Phonographic Institute, the UK Equivalent of the RIAA, does album sales certification just like the RIAA does.

Several years back I used to keep track of the best-selling albums in several countries. I had the United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, Europe as a whole, and I was working on Japan when I got tired of doing it. And look, that page is still up (though it is horribly slow)!
http://zhinz.150m.com/
I had "Brothers In Arms", "Bad", and "What's The Story (Morning Glory)" at 13x Platinum, which is 3.3 million sales.

This companies numbers are more accurate, probably. But I can't understand them saying that this is the first time this has been done in England.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.35
With all the technological developments over the last decade what exactly do album sales mean anymore? I don't think I do.



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