Fleetwood Mac Rumours Passes 20 Million Sales In USA
Fleetwood Mac with Christine McVie around Rumours, Noise11, Photo

Fleetwood Mac with Christine McVie around Rumours

Fleetwood Mac Rumours Passes 20 Million Sales In USA

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 24, 2014

in News,Noise Pro

Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ has now old over 20 million copies in the USA in that year that not one 2014 releases has sold 1,000,000.

To date, no album that has been released in 2014 has made it to Platinum status, indicating sales of over one-million units. As of now, only the soundtrack from Frozen, released in 2013, has sold more than one million copies this year.

Albums are making it to Gold level (500,000 units sold) including eleven released this year including Michael Jackson’s Xscape and the 70’s infused Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Volume 1.

Where there is a lot of gold and platinum being awarded is in “singles” (aka individual track downloads). For veteran artists, much of this action is in country music with Tim McGraw, alone, receiving four platinum singles in the last three months.

Continuing sales of older tracks is also moving some over the threasholds, including Fishin’ in the Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band which was released on June 1, 1987 and has just received its platinum certification, and the Mighty Mighty Boss Tones’ The Impression That I Get which has gone gold.

The big news, though, for older albums is that Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours has been given its twentieth platinum certificate, indicating sales of over twenty million units. That moves it into a tie for eighth place with Shania Twain on the list of the biggest selling albums of all-time in the U.S.:

Their Greatest Hits – Eagles (29 million)
Thriller – Michael Jackson (29 million)
Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin (23 million)
The Wall – Pink Floyd (Double) (23 million)
Greatest Hits Volume 1 and Volume 2 – Billy Joel (Double) (23 million)
Back In Black – AC/DC (22 million)
Double Live – Garth Brooks (Double) (21 million)
Come On Over – Shania Twain (20 million)
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (19 million)
The Beatles – The Beatles (Double) (19 million)
The latest gold and platinum certifications for veteran artists:

Platinum Album (1,000,000 units per certification)
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (20x’s Platinum)
Gold Album (500,000 units)
Xscape – Michael Jackson
The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Volume 1 – Various Artists
God’s Not Dead – Newsboys
Platinum Single (1,000,000 units per certification)
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw (featuring Keith Urban & Taylor Swift)

(2x’s Platinum)
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson
We Were Us – Keith Urban
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Truck Yeah – Tim McGraw
One of Those Nights – Tim McGraw
Meanwhile Back at Mama’s – Tim McGraw
Fishin’ in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Gold Single (500,000 units)
The Impression That I Get – Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven – Kenny Chesney (featuring the Wailers)
Platinum Long Form Video (100,000 units per certificate)
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 – Eric Clapton, Various Artists

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