ABBA Voyage studio album






The Singles I Still Have Faith in You and Don't Shut Me Down were released on 2nd September 2021.


ABBA's 9th studio album, Voyage, was released on 5th November 2021.




Chart Positions for Singles



I Still Have Faith In YouDon'T Shut Me Down
Sweden#2 Official Chart#1 Official Chart
UK#1 Sales Chart  + #1 Physical Chart# 2 Download Chart + #2 Sales Chart
Germany#2 Download Chart#1 Download Chart
Switzerland#6 Official Chart# 1 Official Chart
Europe#2 Download Chart# 1 Download Chart

Source:

Swiss Charts; info on several countries including Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and of course Switzerland.


I Still Have Faith on You sold 70,000 in the UK

Don's Shut Me Down sold 100,000 in the UK

For period 2nd September to 10th December 2021. Here

In the UK I Still Have Faith in You was sold more physical copies than Don't Shut Me Down which in turn was more popular with downloads and streaming.


Both singles earned ABBA a gold and platinum award, respectively, in Sweden. Source





VOYAGE ALBUM SALES

COUNTRYCERTIFICATIONSALES
AustraliaGOLD35,000 + (certification)
AustriaPLATINUM15,000 + (certification)
Canada
19,000 (8 weeks)
DenmarkPLATINUM20,000+ (certification)
FrancePLATINUM 100,000+ (certification_
GermanyPLATINUM x2400,000+ (certification)
Japan
35, 876 (14 weeks/chart run)
The Netherlands
40,000(pre-orders)
PolandGOLD10,000 (certification)
SwedenPLATINUM x 260,000 (certification)
United Kingdom PLATINUM300,000 (certification) 400,000 (8 weeks)
United States
102,000 (2 weeks)
WORLD
2,050,000 (for 2021) *

* World sales are shipments for physical copies and digital album sales.


RED ALERT! Sales are down on previous albums!

AMBER CAUTION! Sales are down for everyone. They are down generally.

Green GO!  Voyage reached #1 in 18 countries.  #2 in the USA. It topped the Year End Chart in several countries and 3rd best seller in the UK (2nd in Pure Sales). 2nd Best Seller globally in Pure Sales.  A huge success!


It sold over 2,000,000 globally in 2021. Here




Voyage reached Number One in:

CountryWeek 1Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Wee 6 Week 7 Week 8
Australia0102050406060407
Austria0101020203010101
Belgium Flanders0101020202020303
Belgium Walloon0101030305060405
Cz Rep010103030404
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Denmark0101020303020731
France0105110710151110
Finland0101030807060311
Germany0101020102020302
Greece0801010101010103
Iceland01040609213318OUT
Ireland0103040403030306
Netherlands0101020202020305
New Zealand0106100712101225
Norway01031215272131OUT
Portugal01010305040647
Sweden0101020101010101
Switzerland0101030203020102
UK  Here0102030403030304
US SALES0105102421233047
US - MAIN02276497132157142OUT
World0103050606070806

I am just tracking the first 8 weeks sales of Voyage.

The Greek album chart is physical only but it is the official chart.



Number Two in

Canada Here

Croatia

Poland

Slovakia

Spain

United States Here


UK Component Charts

Chartweek 1week 2week 3week 4week 5week 6week 7week 8
Sales12242233
Physical12242233
Vinyl1810612111120
Download13912121375
Streaming3276499OUTOUTOUTOUT


Year End Charts (2021)

#1 Austria

#1 Belgium/Flanders

#1 Germany

#1 Sweden

#1 Switzerland

#3 Belgium/Walloon

#3 Czech Republic

#2 UK (Pure Sales)

#3 UK (Sales and Streaming)

#4 Netherlands

#8 Portugal

#8 Slovakia

#9 Ireland

#10 Australia

#12 Denmark

#26 Hungary

#31 France

#43 Poland

#68 Spain

#2 WORLD (Pure Sales)

#8 WORLD (Including Streaming/Value)


The ranking for global ranking takes account of physical sales, download sales, streaming equivalent and sales and value.


Voyage was the 37th best selling album in the US during 2021 - on pure sales. On the Official Billboard Chart incorporating streaming it fails to make Year End Top 200.





Voyage sales by format


UK - 1st Week's salesUK  - 2021 salesUS - 1st week's salesFrance 1st week sales
Total Sales203,909400, 47582,00038, 598
Pure Sales199, 192387, 49478.000
Physical Sales182, 576366, 06960, 500
CD148,471320,000 approx42,000 30, 124
Vinyl 29,900 40,000 approx17, 5000 5, 858
Cassette  4, 205   6,000 approx  1,000
Downloads16, 62621, 42517,500
Streaming equivalent sales4, 71712, 981  4,000

Source    Source
  SourceSource



Pure Sales = everything except Streaming.

Voyage was best selling vinyl album in UK during 2021


UK Sales for 2021 - 400, 475

Physical Sales      - 366, 069 (320,000 CD, 40,000 vinyl, 6,000 cassette - approx)

Digital                 -   21, 425

Streaming *          -  12, 981


* streaming equivalent sales.


Voyage was 2nd best selling in Pure Sales.


Souces: https://eraltd.org/media/72514/2022-era-yearbook_interactive.pdf page 81



US Sales for 2021

Pure Sales 165,000

Streaming Equivalent 19,000

Sales Plus Streaming 184,000



Week By Week Sales

WeekUKWorld (estimates)
1203,909759,000
2 44,053209,000
3 29, 963155,000
4 27, 776125,000
5 25, 920115,000
6 27,792116,000
729, 507119,000
811,518  82,000
9 6, 633
10 4, 356
11 3,165



UK weekly sales figures while in TOP 10 appear in Music Week and for the first week it leaves the Top 10, which it did in week 11. Sales for 11 weeks 414, 592

First 5 weeks confirmed at 331,000 Here


Global Sales are estimates by Media Traffic. Estimated sales only for weeks it was in Global Top 10. Universal Music claimed one million sales in the first week but this is shipments not sales to customers.



English Speaking vs German Speaking countries

The UK's population is 67m. That is 13 times higher than its neighbour Ireland. But sales of Voyage are about 28 times higher. The UK has about 3 x as many people as Australia but Voyage's sales are 12 times higher in the UK. By contrast its population is about a fifth of America's but as sold more than twice as many in the UK.


Germany's population at 83m is 10x that of its neighbour Austria but sales of Voyage are 30 times greater in Germany.


At present (mid March 2022) German sales are about 20% higher than British sales and so is its population.


Together sales in the UK and Germany account for about 50% of Voyage's global sales.