➡️ ABBAMANIA in Australia 1975-76 which saw six consecutive #1 singles: I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, Mamma Mia, SOS, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money
➡️ Huge album sales 1975-77. Best Of for example sold over a million in a country with 14 million people at the time.
➡️ After Australian Tour and filming of The Movie a backlash. 1977-81, singles made Top 10 and albums made Top 5. No more Number Ones during ABBA's original career.
➡️ 1981-82: Five singles failed to make Top 40 and The Visitors album never got to the Top 20.
➡️ Revival with Gold Greatest Hits which made #1 and sold over a million copies.
|1. Gold Greatest Hits||1,190,000||PLATINUM x17|
|2. Best Of||1,100,000||Gold x20|
|3, Arrival||925,000||Gold x 21|
|4. ABBA||610,000||Gold x 11|
|5. 18 Hits||280,000||PLATINUM x4|
|6. Ring Ring||142,000||Gold x3|
|7. The Definitive Collection||140, 000||PLATINUM x2|
|8. Waterloo||112,000||Gold x2|
|9. The Album||100,000 - estimate|
|10. The Gold Collection||70,000||PLATINUM|
|11 Gold/More Gold||70,000||PLATINUM|
|12 Super Trouper||60,000 - estimate||PLATINUM|
|13 Viulez Vous||40,000 - estimate||GOLD|
|15 The ABBA Collection||35,000||GOLD|
|16 The Singles - the first ten years||20,000||GOLD|
|17 Greatest Hits volume two||20,000 - estimate|
ABBA Gold + Abba Gold/More Gold
NB: Up to 1977 certificatiions were based on Value not Sales. That explains why Arrival has more certifications than Best Of. From 1977 to 1982 the certifications were based on units. Singles: 50,000 Gold. 100,000 platinum. Albums 20,000 Gold, 50,000 platinum. Since 1984 Gold 35,000, Platinum 70,000 for both Singles and Albums. I can't find any certification for The Album - it must have been overlooked. It would have sold more than Voulez Vous or Super Trouper.
Note: I have not added the twin set Gold and More Gold to the totals for Gold.
1. Fernando gold x24
2. Dancing Queen goldx20
3. Money Money Money goldx13
4. I Do I Do I Do - gold x10
5. Mamma Mia - goldx9
6. SOS goldx5