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 You||Don'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|
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
Streaming Figures (Spotify): August 2022
Don't Shut Me Down, 55,000,000
I Still Have Faith in You 35,000,000
VOYAGE ALBUM SALES
|Australia||GOLD||35,000 + (certification)|
|Austria||PLATINUM||15,000 + (certification)|
|Canada||19,000 (8 weeks)|
|Germany||PLATINUM x2||400,000+ (certification)|
|Japan||35, 876 (14 weeks/chart run)|
|Sweden||PLATINUM x 2||60,000 (certification)|
|United Kingdom||PLATINUM||300,000 (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.
Some countries have not applied for gold or platinum discs. These include The Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland where platinum dicsa are for 40,000, 20,000 and 15,000 sales respectively.
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:
|Country||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Wee 6||Week 7||Week 8|
|US - MAIN||02||27||64||97||132||157||142||OUT|
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
United States Here
UK Component Charts
|Chart||week 1||week 2||week 3||week 4||week 5||week 6||week 7||week 8|
Year End Charts (2021)
#2 UK (Pure Sales)
#3 UK (Sales and Streaming)
#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 sales||UK - 2021 sales||US - 1st week's sales||France 1st week sales|
|Total Sales||203,909||400, 475||82,000||38, 598|
|Pure Sales||199, 192||387, 494||78.000|
|Physical Sales||182, 576||366, 069||60, 500|
|CD||148,471||321, 373||42,000||30, 124|
|Vinyl||29,900||40, 104||17, 5000||5, 858|
|Cassette||4, 205||4, 592||1,000|
|Downloads||16, 626||21, 425||17,500|
|Streaming equivalent sales||4, 717||12, 981||4,000|
Pure Sales = everything except Streaming.
Voyage was best selling vinyl album in UK during 2021
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
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.