➡️ Benny + Bjorn had a Top 10 single in the early 1970s. ABBA never did.

➡️ It wasn't until 1979 that ABBA album salew took off with Voulez Vous, Greatest Hits Vol 2 - and Arrival finally selling in Japan.

➡️ Thiis success led to a tour of Japan in 1980 - ABBA's last

➡️ Gold Greatest Hits and local compilation SOS - Best Of sold well.

➡️ 2021 album Voyage's sales were a fraction of prevuous album sales.

Note sales for chart appearances only. Gold has since been certified for 600,000 sales. Click on here for 2009/#2

 Japanese Album Sales
1Greatest Hits vol 2935,000


3Voulez Vous620,000

Gold Greatest Hits600,000
5SOS - Best Of565,000
6Greatest Hits 20/25555,000
7The Album235,000
8Super Trouper220,000
9The Visitors125,000
10The Movie 80,000
11Top Run 50,000
13Very Best of ABBA 35,000
14Gracias Por La Musica 35,000
15All About ABBA 20,000


 Top 10 physical singles - Japan 
1Dancing Queen350,000
2Gimme Gimme Gimme235,000
3Summer Night City162,000
5Voulez Vous124,000
7The Winner Takes it All  64,000
8On and On and On  48,000
9That's Me  40,000
10Take a Chance On Me  38,000


Dancing Queen sales Sales are for period in Oricon chart. SOS/Chiquitita is a certification.

Japanese Certifications (RIAJ)

Gold Greatest HitsPlatinum x3/600,000/2009
SOS - Best OfPlatinum x2/400,000/2001
Chiquitita/SOSPlatinum /    100,000/2001


For Gold Greatest Hits go to drop down menu and go to 2009 #2. For the SOS compilation album and double A side single do same but 2001 and #2.