ABBA sales in Germany
➡️ 9 Number One Singles and 8 Number One Albums
➡️ A run of six consecutive #1 singles 1975-77: SOS, Mamma Mia, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You.
➡️ Not all plain sailing. Ten singles 1977-80 failed to make #1
➡️ Gold Greatest Hits has sold at least 2.5 million
➡️ Comeback album Voyage not only made #1 but was Germany's best selling album of 2021.
certifications - albums
|Gold Greatest Hits||PLATINUM x 5||2,500,000|
|Very Best Of||GOLD x 3||750,000|
|Very Best Of||PLATINUM||500,000|
|Greatest Hits Vol 2||PLATINUM||500,000|
|The Complete Singles Collection||PLATINUM||300,000|
|The Definitive Collection||PLATINUM||300,000|
|A Wie ABBA||GOLD||250,000|
|Arrival||PLATINUM x 2||1,000,000|
|Super Trouper||PLATINUM x2||1,000,000|
ABBA Gold is one of the biggest selling albums ever in Germany!
NB Certifications based on year of release, so for example until 1999 Platinum was 500,000 and Gold 250,000. Those certifications have subsequently been downgraded.
Sales higher than 10 million as several albums eg ABBA studio albums and numerous compilations would have sold but not enough for individual certifications. The certificated sales are in most cases minimum sales. Real sales probably 12-13 million.
Only Fernando received a certification for gold for sales of 500,000 sales. There are claims that SOS sold 500,000 and also Mamma Mia sold 300,000.