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SPRINGSTEEN'S WORLDWIDE RETAIL SALES - CAREER-TO-DATE


ALBUMS..............................................................................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

BORN IN THE USA (1984)....................................................15,825,000........11,880,000.........27,705,000
GREATEST HITS (1995).........................................................4,775,000..........8,700,000.........13,475,000
BORN TO RUN (1975)............................................................6,450,000..........2,650,000...........9,100,000
THE RIVER (1980)..................................................................5,100,000..........3,630,000...........8,730,000
TUNNEL OF LOVE (1987)......................................................3,730,000..........3,790,000...........7,520,000
LIVE 1975-85 BOX (1986).......................................................4,400,000.........2,230,000...........6,630,000
DARKNESS (1978)..................................................................3,300,000.........1,845,000...........5,145,000
THE RISING (2002).................................................................2,225,000.........2,595,000...........4,825,000
HUMAN TOUCH (1992)...........................................................1,475,000.........2,375,000...........3,850,000
GREETINGS (1973).................................................................2,600,000............820,000...........3,420,000
LUCKY TOWN (1992)..............................................................1,200,000.........1,955,000...........3,155,000
NEBRASKA (1982)..................................................................1,680,000.........1,450,000...........3,130,000
WILD & INNOCENT (1973)......................................................2,225,000............755,000...........2,980,000
MAGIC (2007)..........................................................................1,100,000.........1,575,000...........2,675,000

misc limited-ed albums ** (+ import eds of regular catalog)........975,000.........1,500,000...........2,475,000
GHOST OF TOM JOAD (1995)...................................................725,000.........1,535,000...........2,260,000
ESSENTIAL (2003)...................................................................1,100,000........1,115,000............2,215,000
SEEGER SESSIONS (2006).......................................................735,000.........1,180,000............1,915,000
WORKING ON A DREAM (2009)................................................600,000.........1,120,000............1,720,000
DEVILS & DUST (2005)..............................................................675,000............945,000............1,620,000

WRECKING BALL (2012)............................................................509,000.........1,061,000............1,570,000
THE PROMISE (2010).................................................................350,000............725,000............1,075,000
LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (2001)................................................500,000............570,000............1,070,000
IN CONCERT-MTV PLUGGED (1993)........................................250,000............793,000............1,043,000
18 TRACKS (1999).......................................................................266,000............603,000...............869,000
TRACKS BOX SET (1998)...........................................................310,000............438,000...............748,000
BTR 30TH ANNIVERSARY PACK (2005)....................................275,000............365,000...............640,000
GREATEST HITS with ESB (2009)..............................................135,000............450,000...............585,000
LIVE IN DUBLIN (2007)................................................................160,000............370,000...............530,000

HIGH HOPES (2014)....................................................................135,000............365,000...............500,000......CURRENTLY IN MAJOR SALES MODE
LIVE HAMMERSMITH '75 (2006).................................................100,000............175,000...............275,000

TOTALS TO DATE..................................................................63,890,000.......59,560,000........123,450,000

MUSIC VIDEOS (LONG PLAY).................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

VIDEO ANTHOLOGY: 1978-88 (1989).........380,000...........420,000..............800,000
LIVE IN BARCELONA (2003)........................195,000...........420,000..............615,000
LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (2001)..................160,000...........240,000..............400,000
LIVE XXPLUGGED (1993).............................125,000...........260,000..............385,000
LIVE IN HYDE PARK (2010)............................90,000...........220,000..............310,000
LIVE IN DUBLIN (2007)....................................70,000...........215,000..............285,000
COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY: 1978-00 (2001)....45,000...........180,000..............225,000
VH-1 STORYTELLERS (2005).........................60,000...........150,000..............210,000
BLOOD BROTHERS (1996).............................65,000...........120,000..............185,000

SPRINGSTEEN & I (2013)...............................20,000.............30,000................50,000
PROMISE: MAKING OF DARKNESS (2011)...13,000.............37,000................50,000

TOTALS TO DATE......................................1,223,000........2,297,000...........3,520,000

SINGLES & EPs........................................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

TOTALS TO DATE....................................10,135,000........13,870,000........24,005,000

1-TRACK DOWNLOADS...........................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

TOTALS TO DATE......................................7,070,000..........3,950,000........11,020,000

Notes to above:

+ includes all audio and video formats
+ "Seeger Sessions" album includes the 'American Land' edition
+ "Essential" album includes both the standard (2-disc) and deluxe (3-disc) editions
+ "The Promise" album includes both the standard editions and the deluxe boxed set editions
+ the 2009-released "Greatest Hits" album includes both variations
+ "Live Plugged" video includes the 2004-released version
+ a "single" or EP is defined as either a physical or digital download product containing a MINIMUM of 2 tracks and a maximum of 6 tracks (a single is typically 2-3 songs and an EP typically 4-5 songs). A "1-track download" is a non-physical product purchase that includes only 1 song. Ringtone/mastertone sales are not included.

** Limited Edition-Limited Markets Springsteen albums released commercially thru the years:

Bruce Springsteen BOX (1979)....UK, Australia, New Zealand
Retrospective BOX (1982)....Norway
Bruce Springsteen Complete BOX -V1 (1984)....Sweden
Bruce Springsteen Complete BOX -V2 (1986)....Sweden
Ao Vivo (1987)....Brazil, Venezuela
The Bruce Springsteen Collection BOX (1989)...Australia
Collected Works (1990)....UK
Two Originals-V1 (1991)....Australia
Two Originals-V2 (1991)....Australia
Two Originals-V3 (1995)....Australia, New Zealand
Bruce Springsteen (1999).....France
The Collection - V1 (2002).....worldwide
Bruce Springsteen Triple CD Pack - V1 (2003).....Europe
Bruce Springsteen Triple CD Pack - V2 (2003).....Europe
The Collection - V2 (2004).....Europe
The Collection - V3 (2005).....USA, Canada
The Definitive Collection (2006)....India
Bruce Springsteen 'X2' (2008).....USA
Bruce Springsteen Collection: 1973-84 (2010).....mostly worldwide, except USA-Canada-Japan and a few others

The Bruce Springsteen Collection: 1973 - 2012 (2013).....most of Europe, Australia-NZ, Israel


Last Updated: Jan 12, 2014



BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
USA ALBUM CATALOG - ITEMIZED 'NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN' SALES DATA (1991 to date)


These are USA sales since early 1991, so they represent the "near total sales"** of the albums from 'Human Touch' onwards and represent post-1990 USA retail sales of Bruce's earlier albums.

** sales thru Columbia/CBS-Sony/BMG's USA Mail-Order Record Club are not tracked by USA Soundscan, although those sales are typically included in the RIAA's auditing for USA "Gold/Platinum" Certification Awards. Import album sales are also not tracked by Soundscan and import album sales are typically not counted as part of USA 'Gold/Platinum' Certification Awards

note: does not include EPs or Music Videos

Soundscan....Album Title.....................................................Reporting Period........Months since last total surfaced

Sales

4,460,000.....Greatest Hits (1995)...........................................thru Jul 2013..............0 month/s
2,176,000.....Rising (2002)......................................................thru Jul 2010..............36
1,620,000.....Born In The USA (1984).....................................thru Jun 2013..............1
1,174,000.....Human Touch (1992)..........................................thru Jul 2010..............36
1,079,000.....Essential (2003)..................................................thru Jul 2013...............0
1,069,000.....Magic (2007).......................................................thru Aug 2010............35
0,895,000.....Lucky Town (1992).............................................thru Jul 2010...............36
0,869,000.....Born To Run (1975)............................................thru Feb 2012.............17
0,716,000.....Seeger Sessions (2006).....................................thru Aug 2010.............35
0,662,000.....Ghost Of Tom Joad (1995).................................thru Jul 2010...............36
0,654,000.....Devils & Dust (2005)...........................................thru Jul 2010...............36
0,594,000.....Working On A Dream (2009)..............................thru Dec 2011..............19
0,489,000.....Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978).............thru Oct 2010..............33
0,491,000.....Wrecking Ball (2012)...........................................thru Dec 2012...............7
0,440,000.....Wiess (1973).......................................................thru Nov 2005..............93
0,432,000.....Greetings (1973).................................................thru Nov 2005..............93
0,416,000.....Live In New York City (2001)...............................thru Jul 2010...............36
0,367,000.....The River (1980)..................................................thru Dec 2005.............92
0,365,000.....Live 1975-85 Box (1986).....................................thru Dec 2005..............92
0,364,000.....Tunnel Of Love (1987).........................................thru Dec 2005..............92
0,353,000.....Nebraska (1982)...................................................thru Dec 2005.............92
0,307,000.....Tracks Box (1998)................................................thru Jul 2010...............36
0,266,000.....18 Tracks (1999)..................................................thru Jul 2010...............36
0,263,000.....Born To Run 30th Anniversary Pack (2005).........thru Jul 2010...............36
0,226,000.....Live Plugged (1997).............................................thru Jul 2010................36
0,161,000.....The Promise (2010)..............................................thru Jan 2011..............30
0,092,000.....Live Hammersmith '75 (2006)..............................thru Jul 2010................36
0,086,000.....The Promise: Darkness Story BOX (2010)...........thru Dec 2010.............31
0,071,000.....Live In Dublin (2007).............................................thru Jul 2007...............72
0,059,000.....Springsteen & The ESB's Greatest Hits (2009)....thru Mar 2009..............52
0,000,000.....The Collection * (2002).........................................no data has surfaced....--
0,000,000.....The Collection, Vol 2 ** (2005).............................no data has surfaced.....--
0,000,000.....Bruce Springsteen 'X2' *** (2008)........................no data has surfaced.....--
21,219,000

updated thru July 2013


* Triple CD Pack with the albums 'Greetings', 'Wiess' and 'Darkness'. Catalog No C3k-85324
** Triple CD Pack with the albums 'Nebraska', 'Lucky Town' and 'Live xxPlugged'. 2 packaging variations: Catalog No's C3k-93993 and C3k-96423
*** Double CD Pack with the albums 'Greetings' and 'Wild, Innocent & E Street Shuffle'. Sony Legacy Catalog No 25125


Official Soundscan-era album sales grand totals (unfortunately not itemized) for Springsteen that have surfaced via Nielsen Soundscan to date:

15,616,000 (thru Dec 2005)
16,744,000 (thru Dec 2006)
18,209,000 (thru Dec 2007)
19,968,000 (thru Mar 2009)


(Springsteen's pre-Soundscan (Jan 1, 1991) USA retail album sales were about 40 million)



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Total (USA) 1-track digital download sales figures for Springsteen that have surfaced from Nielsen Soundscan. These sales are for the well-known, "hit" version of the song.

Track........................................................USA Digital Sales.....Reporting Period

"Born In The USA".............................................779,000.............(thru Jun 2013)
"Born To Run"....................................................568,000.............(thru Jul 2010)
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".....................471,000.............(thru Nov 2012)
"Glory Days".......................................................451,000.............(thru Sep 2010)
"Dancing In The Dark"........................................438,000.............(thru Jul 2010)
"I'm On Fire".......................................................408,000.............(thru Sep 2010)
"Streets Of Philadelphia"....................................212,000.............(thru Sep 2010)
"Merry Christmas Baby".....................................128,000.............(thru mid Dec 2011)
"We Take Care Of Our Own"...............................88,000..............(thru Dec 2012)
"The Wrestler"......................................................73,000.............(thru Feb 2009)
"Working On A Dream"........................................66,000.............(thru Feb 2009)
"Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Winter Mix)"......54,000.............(thru Feb 2008)
"Radio Nowhere"..................................................45,000.............(thru Dec 2007)
"Devils and Dust"..................................................28,000.............(thru May 2005)
"Magic Tour Highlights (EP)"................................22,000.............(thru Aug 2008)
"Wrecking Ball".....................................................18,000.............(thru Nov 2009)



If anyone is privy to any Springsteen USA Soundscan figures more current than these please let us know!

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GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, NJ

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............60.....................2,350,000.............Platinum x 2........cert 2m in 1999 + 400k soundscan
United Kingdom..........41........................130,000.............Gold....................cert 60k in 1985
Germany....................(50+)......................75,000.........................................
Italy.............................(50+)......................65,000.........................................
Sweden.......................35..........................55,000.............Gold....................no cert
Norway.......................(30+).......................52,000.............Platinum............49k thru July 99 (Sony)
Canada.....................(100+)......................47,000........................................
Australia.......................60..........................40,000.............Gold...................cert 35k+ in 2008
Spain..........................(25+).......................38,000........................................
Netherlands................(50+).......................35,000........................................
France.........................(50+)......................35,000.........................................
Belgium........................25..........................30,000.............Gold....................peak chart in Aug 1985
Japan...........................181........................25,000........................................1wk in top-300(1.5k)
Denmark......................(25+)......................18,000........................................
Finland.........................(40+)......................15,000........................................
Ireland..........................(30+)......................10,000.............Gold...................cert 7.5k
Switzerland .................(30+).........................7,000.......................................
New Zealand ..............(50+).........................6,000.......................................
Austria .........................(20+).........................6,000......................................
South Africa.................(20+).........................5,000.......................................
Portugal........................(20+).........................5,000......................................
Argentina......................(20+).........................4,000......................................
Brazil.............................(20+).........................4,000......................................
Greece..........................(20+).........................4,000......................................
all others combined....................................109,000

TOTAL TO DATE...................................3,170,000



WILD, INNOCENT & THE E STREET SHUFFLE

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............59.....................2,100,000.............Platinum x 2.........cert 2m in 1999
United Kingdom..........33........................130,000.............Gold.....................cert 60k in 1985, 100k wholesale thru 89 (Sony UK)
Germany....................(50+).......................65,000.........................................
Italy.............................(50+)......................60,000.........................................
Sweden.......................34..........................55,000.............Gold.....................no cert
Norway.......................(30+).......................50,000.............Platinum..............47k thru July 99 (Sony)
Canada.....................(100+)......................45,000.........................................
Australia.......................71..........................38,000.............Gold....................cert 35k+ in 2008
Spain..........................(25+).......................35,000.........................................
Netherlands................(50+).......................32,000.........................................
France.........................(50+)......................30,000.........................................
Belgium........................29..........................27,000.............Gold....................peak chart in Aug 1985
Japan...........................171........................25,000........................................1wk in top-300(1.5k)
Denmark......................(25+)......................15,000........................................
Finland.........................(40+)......................13,000........................................
Ireland..........................(30+)......................10,000.............Gold...................cert 7.5k
Switzerland .................(30+).........................6,000.......................................
New Zealand ..............(50+).........................5,000........................................
Austria .........................(20+).........................5,000.......................................
South Africa.................(20+).........................5,000........................................
Portugal........................(20+).........................4,000.......................................
Argentina......................(20+).........................4,000.......................................
Brazil.............................(20+).........................3,000.......................................
Greece..........................(20+).........................3,000........................................
all others combined......................................90,000

TOTAL TO DATE..................................2,855,000



BORN TO RUN

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............3....................6,400,000.............Platinum x 6...........cert 6m in 2000
United Kingdom.........17......................445,000.............Platinum.................cert 300k in 85
Canada.......................31.....................300,000.............Platinum x 3...........cert 200k in 84
Germany...................(50+)...................200,000...........................................
Australia.......................7......................160,000.............Platinum x 2............cert 140k+ in 2008
Italy..............................28.....................155,000.............Gold........................cert 100k
Sweden.......................13.....................150,000.............Platinum..................no cert
Netherlands................15......................145,000.............Platinum..................
France.........................36.....................125,000.............Gold........................cert 100k in 1995
Japan...........................52.....................115,000.............Gold.......................10wks in top-300(18k)
Norway.........................26.....................100,000.............Platinum x 2...........93k thru July 99 (Sony)
Belgium........................13.......................85,000.............Platinum..................peak chart in Aug 1985
Spain............................23.......................75,000.............Gold........................no cert
Ireland..........................19.......................50,000.............Platinum x 3............cert 45k
Denmark........................?........................40,000.............Gold........................cert 25k
Finland..........................18.......................40,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 1985
South Africa.................(20+)...................30,000.............Gold........................cert 25k
New Zealand ...............28.......................25,000.............Platinum..................cert 15k+
Switzerland .................(30+)...................20,000.............................................
Austria .........................(20+)...................20,000.............................................
Portugal........................(20+)...................20,000............Silver.......................certified Silver (15k) in 1986
Argentina......................(20+)...................14,000.............................................
Brazil.............................(20+)...................14,000............................................
Greece..........................(20+)...................14,000.............................................
all others combined................................303,000

TOTAL TO DATE...............................9,050,000





DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............5.....................3,180,000.............Platinum x 3..........cert 3m in 1999
United Kingdom........14........................285,000.............Gold......................cert 100k in 81
Canada........................7.......................195,000.............Platinum................cert 100k in 1978
Germany...................(50+)...................170,000...........................................
Italy.............................26......................145,000.............Gold.......................
Spain.........................(25+).....................95,000.............Gold.......................no cert
France.........................41........................90,000...........................................
Australia.......................9.........................85,000.............Platinum................cert 70k+ in 2008
Sweden........................9.........................85,000.............Gold.......................no cert
Netherlands................24.........................85,000.............Gold.......................
Norway........................12.........................76,000.............Platinum...............71.5k thru July 99 (Sony)
Japan..........................33.........................70,000...........................................12wks in top-300(20k)
Belgium.......................16.........................55,000.............Platinum................peak chart in Aug 1985
Denmark........................?.........................30,000.............Gold......................cert 25k
Ireland.........................(20+).....................25,000.............Platinum................
Finland..........................27........................20,000...........................................
Switzerland .................(30+)....................18,000............................................
Austria .........................(25+)....................15,000............................................
Portugal..........................6........................15,000............................................2wks in top-10 in July 1979
New Zealand ...............11.........................12,000.............Gold.......................cert 7.5k+
South Africa.................(20+).....................10,000............................................
Argentina.....................(20+).....................10,000............................................
Brazil............................(20+).....................10,000...........................................
Greece.........................(20+).....................10,000...........................................
all others combined..................................204,000

TOTAL TO DATE.................................5,000,000





THE RIVER

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............1....................5,150,000.............Platinum x 5.............cert 5m in 2003
United Kingdom..........2.......................550,000.............Platinum...................cert 300k in 81
Germany....................31......................350,000.............Gold..........................cert 250k in 89
Canada........................1......................300,000.............Platinum x 3..............cert 200k in 81
France.........................3.......................240,000.............Gold x 2....................cert 200k in 95
Italy.............................19.....................225,000.............Platinum....................
Australia.......................8......................215,000.............Platinum x 3..............cert 210k+ in 2008
Sweden........................2......................200,000.............Platinum x 2...............no cert
Belgium........................2......................165,000.............Platinum x 3...............
Norway.........................1......................155,000.............Platinum x 3..............142k thru July 99 (Sony)
Spain............................5......................155,000.............Platinum.....................
Netherlands.................3.......................150,000.............Platinum.....................
Japan..........................28......................140,000.............Gold...........................25wks in top-300(61k), cert 100k
Denmark......................3.........................90,000.............Platinum.....................cert 50k in 85
Ireland..........................5.........................65,000.............Platinum x 4................
Finland..........................4........................40,000.............Gold...........................cert 25k in 1990
New Zealand ...............2.........................35,000.............Platinum x 2...............cert 30k+
South Africa................12........................32,000.............Gold............................cert 25k in 87
Switzerland ..................?........................20,000.................................................
Austria .......................(20+)....................20,000.................................................
Argentina....................(20+)....................20,000.................................................
Brazil...........................(20+)....................18,000................................................
Greece.......................(20+).....................15,000............Gold............................cert 10k in 88
Portugal......................(20+).....................15,000...............................................
all others combined...............................365,000

TOTAL TO DATE..............................8,730,000






NEBRASKA

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............3....................1,575,000.............Platinum...................cert 1m in 1989 + 400k (soundscan)
United Kingdom..........3.......................260,000.............Silver+ Gold.............cert 60k in 82 + cert 100k in 2013 (sales '94-'13)
Japan..........................10.....................147,000.............Gold.........................12wks in top-300(70k), cert 100k
France........................22......................140,000.............Gold.........................cert 100k in 85
Germany.....................37.....................125,000...............................................
Canada........................3........................90,000.............Gold..........................cert 50k in 84
Netherlands.................7.........................80,000.............Gold.........................cert 50k in 1985
Australia.......................8........................75,000..............Platinum..................cert 70k+ in 2008
Italy..............................26.......................75,000..............................................
Sweden........................2.........................70,000.............Gold.........................no cert
Norway.........................3.........................60,000.............Platinum..................56k thru July 99 (Sony)
Spain.........................(25+).....................40,000..............................................
Belgium........................?.........................30,000.............Gold.........................charted in top-30 in Aug 85
Ireland..........................4.........................25,000.............Platinum...................cert 15k
Denmark.......................?.........................25,000.............Gold.........................
Finland..........................5.........................20,000...............................................
New Zealand ...............3..........................20,000.............Platinum..................cert 15k
Switzerland ................(20+).....................15,000.............................................
Austria ........................(20+)....................13,000.............................................
South Africa................(20+).....................12,000.............................................
Brazil...........................(20+).....................10,000.............................................
Portugal.......................(20+).......................8,000.............................................
Argentina.....................(20+).......................7,000.............................................
Greece........................(20+)........................7,000.............................................
all others combined.................................116,000

TOTAL TO DATE................................3,075,000






BORN IN THE USA

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............1.................15,700,000..............Platinum x 15 ........certified 15m in 1995
United Kingdom..........1...................1,720,000..............Platinum x 5...........OCC - "retail 1.6m+" (Jul 2010) + 100k club sales
Canada.......................1...................1,450,000..............Platinum x 14.........certified 1m in Jul 85, 68k-SScan(Jan 1997 - Oct 2012)
Germany.....................1...................1,380,000..............Platinum x 2...........certified 1m in 1989
Australia......................1......................920,000..............Platinum x 13.........certified 910k+ in 2011
Italy..............................2.....................775,000..............Platinum x 3...........certified 400k in 1987
France.........................2......................700,000..............Platinum.................certified 400k in 1988
Japan..........................6......................600,000..............Platinum x 3............certified 400k in 1986
Netherlands.................1......................500,000..............Platinum x 5...........300k in 84-85 (Sony), 11wks at #1
Sweden.......................1......................425,000..............Platinum x 4...........certified 200k in 1985, 15wks at #1
Spain...........................2......................395,000..............Platinum x 3...........88wks in the charts
Belgium.......................1......................380,000..............Platinum x 7...........20wks at #1 (most of any country), 31 wks in top-10
Norway........................1......................280,000..............Platinum x 5...........253k as of July 99 (Sony)
New Zealand ..............1......................245,000..............Platinum x 16.........certified 240k, 16wks at #1
Ireland.........................1......................190,000..............Platinum x 12........100k wholesale as of Jan 86 (Sony)
Denmark......................1......................185,000..............Platinum x 3............
Switzerland .................1......................185,000..............Platinum x 3...........certified 150k in 1991
Austria..........................1......................160,000..............Platinum x 3..........10wks at #1, 32wks in top-10
South Africa.................1......................150,000..............Platinum x 3...........cert 100k in 85, 18wks at #1 in 84-85
Argentina......................1......................130,000..............Platinum x 2...........certified 90k in 1986
Finland.........................1......................125,000..............Platinum x 2...........certified 109k in 1997..all-time top-10 (foreign artist LPs)
Greece.........................2......................110,000..............Platinum x 5...........110k in 2009 (IFPI)..all-time top-10 (foreign artist LPs)
Brazil............................?........................85,000
Portugal........................3........................55,000.............Gold.......................cert 30k (Gold) in 1986, 42wks in top-20
all others combined...............................735,000

TOTAL TO DATE............................27,580,000




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WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............1....................4,400,000.............Platinum x 13...........7wks at #1, cert 4.33m in 1999 (3 multiplier used)
Canada.......................1.......................340,000.............Platinum x 3.............7wks at #1, never officially certified in Canada
Germany.....................8.......................300,000.............Gold.........................cert 250k in 1988
Japan..........................4.......................250,000.............Platinum..................15wks in top-300(144k), cert 200k in 89
United Kingdom...........4......................230,000.............Gold.........................cert 100k in 86
Italy..............................8......................135,000..............Gold........................cert 100k
Netherlands.................2......................130,000.............Platinum...................cert 100k in 91
Sweden.......................2......................120,000..............Platinum..................cert 100k in 90
France......................(30+)...................105,000..............Gold.........................cert 100k in 2001
Australia.......................3........................75,000..............Platinum..................cert 70k+ in 2008
Belgium........................2........................65,000..............Platinum..................11 weeks in top-10, cert 50k in 1988
Norway.........................3........................50,000..............Platinum..................48k in July 99 (Sony)
Spain...........................16.......................45,000..............................................
Finland..........................3.......................42,500..............Gold.........................cert 32.5k in 1987
Ireland..........................9........................35,000..............Platinum x 2.............cert 30k
Denmark.......................6.......................30,000..............Gold.........................cert 25k
Switzerland ..................6.......................20,000...............................................
Austria ..........................8.......................17,000...............................................
Brazil...........................(20+)...................15,000...............................................
New Zealand ..............11.......................10,000...............Gold.........................cert 7.5k
South Africa................(20+)...................10,000................................................
Argentina.....................(20+)....................9,000...............................................
Greece........................(20+).....................7,500................................................
Portugal.......................(20+)....................6,000..............Gold...........................certified Gold (4k) in 1987, using a 5-disc multiplier for the cert
all others combined..............................169,000

TOTAL TO DATE..............................6,635,000





TUNNEL OF LOVE

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States................1.................3,730,000..............Platinum x 3.............cert 3m in Apr 1988 + 400k Soundscan era
Germany.......................3....................405,000..............Gold.........................cert 250k in 87
United Kingdom............1....................385,000..............Platinum...................cert 300k in 88
Italy...............................1.....................350,000.............Platinum...................cert 200k in 88
Canada.........................1....................340,000..............Platinum x 3.............cert 300k in 88
Japan............................3.....................290,000.............Platinum...................15wks in top-300 (135k), cert 200k in 88
Spain.............................1.....................275,000.............Platinum x 2.............cert 200k in 88
France...........................5.....................255,000.............Gold x 2....................cert 200k in 1988
Netherlands...................4.....................235,000.............Platinum x 2.............cert 200k in 1991
Norway...........................1....................195,000.............Platinum x 3.............186k as of July 99 (Sony)
Sweden..........................1....................170,000..............Platinum...................cert 100k in 1988
Belgium..........................1....................125,000..............Platinum x 2.............5wks at #1, cert 100k in 92
Australia.........................5......................80,000..............Platinum...................cert 70k+ in 2008
Denmark.........................2......................70,000..............Platinum...................cert 50k
Ireland............................1.......................65,000..............Platinum x 4.............cert 60k in 1990's
Switzerland ....................2......................55,000..............Platinum...................cert 50k in 1998
Finland............................1......................49,000..............Gold.........................cert 40.7k in 1987
Portugal..........................1......................28,000...............Gold........................cert 20k in 88
South Africa....................5......................27,000...............Gold........................cert 25k
Greece............................4......................25,000...............Platinum.................cert 20k in 92
New Zealand ..................6......................21,000...............Platinum..................cert 15k
Austria ............................6......................20,000...............................................
Argentina.........................?......................20,000...............................................
Brazil.............................(10+)..................20,000
all others combined...............................295,000

TOTAL TO DATE...............................7,520,000




HUMAN TOUCH

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States...............2....................1,250,000.............Platinum.................soundscan
Germany .....................2.......................350,000.............Gold.......................cert 250k in 92
Italy..............................1.......................300,000.............Platinum.................cert 200k in 92. 275k wholesale thru 92 (Sony Italy)
Canada........................2.......................225,000.............Platinum x 2...........cert 200k in 92
Japan...........................4.......................215,000.............Platinum.................cert 200k in 97
United Kingdom...........1.......................175,000.............Gold........................cert 100k in 92
Norway.........................1.......................150,000.............Platinum x 3...........141k thru July 99 (Sony)
Spain............................1.......................140,000.............Platinum..................cert 100k in 92
Sweden........................1.......................130,000.............Platinum..................cert 100k in 92
France..........................3.........................85,000...........................................
Denmark.......................1.........................65,000.............Platinum..................cert 50k in 92
Switzerland ..................1.........................55,000.............Platinum..................cert 50k in 93
Australia........................3.........................50,000.............Gold........................cert 35k+ in 92
Netherlands..................1.........................45,000............................................
Finland..........................1.........................42,000.............Gold.........................cert 35.6k in 1992
Austria ..........................1.........................40,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 92
Belgium.........................2.........................30,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 93
Ireland...........................1.........................24,000.............Platinum..................cert 15k in 92
Greece..........................2.........................17,000.............Gold........................cert 10k
New Zealand ................5.........................11,000.............Gold........................cert 7.5k
Portugal.........................8.........................11,000.............................................
South Africa..................?..........................10,000.............................................
Argentina.......................?............................8,000............................................
Brazil............................(20+).......................8,000............................................
all others combined.................................189,000

TOTAL TO DATE................................3,625,000




LUCKY TOWN

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............3....................1,200,000.............Platinum.................
Germany ....................4.......................290,000.............Gold........................cert 250k in 92
Italy..............................2.......................240,000.............Platinum.................cert 200k in 92
Canada........................3.......................205,000.............Platinum x 2...........cert 200k in 92
United Kingdom...........2.......................185,000.............Gold........................cert 100k in 92
Japan...........................5.......................150,000.............Gold........................cert 100k in 92
Spain............................2.......................135,000.............Platinum..................cert 100k in 92
Norway.........................2.......................125,000.............Platinum x 2...........120k thru July 99 (Sony)
Sweden........................3.......................115,000.............Platinum..................cert 100k in 92
France..........................6.........................70,000............................................
Australia........................6.........................45,000.............Gold........................cert 35k+ in 92
Netherlands..................4.........................40,000.............................................
Denmark.......................3.........................35,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 93
Switzerland ..................2.........................35,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 92
Finland..........................2.........................34,000.............Gold.........................cert 28.6k in 1992
Austria ..........................2.........................30,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 92
Belgium.........................3.........................28,000.............Gold........................cert 25k
Ireland...........................2.........................21,000.............Platinum..................cert 15k in 93
Greece..........................7.........................14,000.............Gold........................cert 10k in 93
New Zealand ................6.........................10,000.............Gold........................cert 7.5k
Portugal........................11..........................8,000..............................................
South Africa..................?............................8,000..............................................
Argentina.......................?...........................7,000..............................................
Brazil............................(20+)......................5,000..............................................
all others combined................................142,000

TOTAL TO DATE...............................3,155,000




IN CONCERT-MTV PLUGGED

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States.............189......................417,000...........................................soundscan 226k (July 2010) + 1993-97 imports (190k)
United Kingdom...........4........................120,000.............Gold.......................cert 100k in 93
Germany ....................19.........................95,000..............................................
Spain............................2..........................85,000.............Gold.......................cert 50k in 92
Norway.........................3..........................76,000.............Platinum.................73k thru July 99 (Sony)
Italy...............................8..........................70,000.........................................
Netherlands..................4..........................42,000............................................
France.........................23.........................40,000...........................................
Sweden.......................14.........................35,000............................................
Austria ........................15.........................30,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 93
Switzerland ..................8..........................20,000............................................
Ireland...........................5..........................20,000.............Platinum.................cert 15k in 93
Canada......................(100+).....................19,000............................................
Belgium.........................?..........................18,000............................................
Australia.....................(100+).....................15,000...........................................
Denmark........................?..........................15,000...........................................
Finland..........................24.........................11,000...........................................
Japan...........................285..........................7,000...........................................1wk in top-300 (1k)
Portugal........................18............................5,000...........................................
Argentina.....................(20+).........................5,000...........................................
Brazil............................(20+).........................5,000..........................................
South Africa.................(20+).........................4,000...........................................
New Zealand ...............(50+).........................4,000...........................................
Greece.........................(20+).........................3,000............................................
all others combined.....................................49,000

TOTAL TO DATE..................................1,210,000




GREATEST HITS

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............1...................4,775,000.............Platinum x 4 ...........4.46m-SoundscanAug13
Germany.....................1...................1,300,000.............Platinum x 2............certified 1m in 2001
United Kingdom..........1...................1,200,000.............Platinum x 4............cert 1.2m in 2014
Canada.......................1......................700,000.............Platinum x 7............cert 400k in 1996 + 291k-SScan (Jan 97 - Jan 14)
Australia......................1......................675,000.............Platinum x 9............cert 630k in 2008
Italy..............................1.....................630,000..............Platinum x 6............350k in 95, cert 400k in 96
France.........................4......................540,000.............Platinum..................cert 300k in 1997
Japan..........................7......................530,000..............Platinum x 2............242k retail in first 10 wks, cert 400k in 98
Netherlands.................1......................460,000..............Platinum x 4...........cert 200k in 96 + 200wks in back-catalog chart
Sweden.......................1......................435,000..............Platinum x 4...........
Spain...........................1......................300,000..............Platinum x 2.......... cert 200k in 96
Ireland.........................1......................235,000..............Platinum x 16.........489wks in the top-100
Norway........................1......................195,000..............Platinum x 4...........161k as of July 99 (Sony)
Brazil..........................10.....................160,000..............Gold........................cert 100k in Nov 95
Austria.........................1......................125,000..............Platinum x 2...........cert 100k in 96
Finland.........................1........................95,000..............Platinum.................cert 76k in 97
Belgium (Flanders)......1........................85,000..............Platinum.................cert 50k in 2000
Belgium (Wallonia)......2...........combined with above....................................
Denmark......................2........................80,000..............Platinum................3wks at #2
Switzerland .................1........................80,000..............Platinum.................cert 50k in 95
New Zealand ..............1........................55,000..............Platinum x 3...........cert 45k in 2000
Portugal.......................6........................35,000..............Gold.......................cert 20k in 96
South Africa................12..................,....30,000..............Gold.......................cert 25k in 98
Argentina......................?.......................25,000.............................................
Greece.........................8........................25,000..............Gold.......................
all others combined..............................650,000

TOTAL TO DATE...........................13,475,000




GHOST OF TOM JOAD

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............11...................665,000.............Gold.........................soundscan
Italy..............................1....................250,000.............Platinum x 2.............cert 200k in 97
United Kingdom..........16...................220,000.............Gold.........................cert 100k in 96
Spain...........................3.....................180,000.............Platinum..................cert 100k in 96
Germany.....................22...................175,000..............................................
France.........................10...................130,000.............Gold.........................cert 100k in 96
Canada........................11.....................65,000.............Gold........................cert 50k in 96
Norway.........................4.......................60,000.............Platinum.................47k in July 99 (Sony)
Japan...........................31.....................50,000.............................................3wks in top-300(34k)
Netherlands.................17......................45,000.............................................
Sweden........................3.......................43,000..............................................
Denmark.......................1.......................35,000..............Gold........................1wk at #1, cert 25k in 96
Australia.......................27......................35,000..............Gold........................cert 35k in 2008
Austria .........................13......................30,000..............Gold........................cert 25k in 97
Belgium (Flanders)......14.......................21,000..............................................
Belgium (Wallonia).....(50+)...........combined with above................................
Switzerland ..................8........................20,000..............................................
Ireland..........................12.......................20,000..............Platinum.................cert 15k in 97
Finland...........................7.......................18,000..............................................
Brazil...........................(20+).....................9,000...............................................
Portugal.......................(20+).....................7,000...............................................
Argentina.....................(20+).....................6,000...............................................
Greece.........................(20+).....................6,000...............................................
New Zealand ................47........................5,000...............................................
South Africa.................(20+).....................5,000...............................................
all others combined...............................125,000

TOTAL TO DATE............................2,220,000



TRACKS

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States...............27...................308,000..............Platinum................cert 250k in 98 (4 multiplier used), 307k thru July '10 (Soundscan)
Spain.............................7....................110,000..............Platinum................cert 100k in 1999
United Kingdom...........50......................61,000.............................................
Germany.......................63.....................50,000.............................................
Italy...............................22.....................40,000.............................................
Sweden........................11......................30,000.............................................
Norway..........................4.......................25,000...............Gold......................17k thru July 99 (Sony)
France..........................39......................20,000.............................................6wks in top-100
Canada.......................(100+).................19,000................Gold......................cert 12.5k in 99 (4 multiplier used)
Netherlands..................36.....................14,000...............................................
Japan............................68.....................10,000...............................................1wk in top-300 (4.8k)
Australia........................97.......................8,500...............................................
Belgium (Flanders)......31........................6,000................................................
Belgium (Wallonia)......(50+).........combined with above..................................
Finland..........................18.......................6,000...............................................
Denmark......................(20+)...................5,000................................................
Ireland...........................?.........................5,000...............................................
Switzerland .................(50+)....................4,000...............................................
Austria .........................(40+)...................3,500...............................................
New Zealand ..............(50+)....................2,000...............................................
Portugal.......................(30+).......................800...............................................
Argentina.....................(20+).......................600...............................................
Brazil............................(20+).......................500..............................................
South Africa.................(20+).......................500...............................................
Greece.........................(40+).......................500..............................................
all others combined................................15,100

TOTAL TO DATE.................................745,000




18 TRACKS

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States...............64....................266,000.............................................Soundscan July 2010
Germany........................8....................115,000..............................................
Italy................................9......................80,000...............Gold......................cert 50k in 2000 + good catalog sales
United Kingdom............23.....................66,000...............................................
Sweden..........................1......................53,000...............Gold......................cert 40k in 1999
Norway...........................2......................44,000...............Gold......................33k thru July 99 (Sony)
Spain.............................18.....................40,000.............................................
France...........................33.....................33,000.............................................
Canada..........................58.....................18,000.............................................
Denmark........................12.....................16,000.............................................
Netherlands...................69.....................15,000..............................................
Switzerland ...................11.....................13,000..............................................
Austria ............................3......................12,000..............................................
Belgium (Flanders).........34.....................12,000..............................................
Belgium (Wallonia).........41.........combined with above...................................
Australia.........................98.....................12,000...............................................
Japan.............................85.....................10,000...............................................2wks in top-300 (3.7k)
Ireland.............................7........................8,000..................Gold.....................cert 7.5k
Finland..........................(40+)....................6,000...............................................
New Zealand ...............(50+)....................3,500................................................
Portugal........................(20+)....................2,000................................................
Argentina......................(20+)....................1,500................................................
Brazil.............................(20+)....................1,500...............................................
South Africa..................(20+)....................1,500................................................
Greece..........................(30+)....................1,500................................................
all others combined.................................38,500

TOTAL TO DATE.................................869,000

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WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States...............5.......................417,000.............Platinum................soundscan, 2 Multiplier used for cert
United Kingdom..........12........................85,000............................................cert 60k in May 2001
Italy...............................1........................70,000..............Gold......................cert 50k in 2002, 4wks in top-15
Germany......................9.........................68,000............................................3wks in top-15
Spain............................2.........................65,000..............Gold......................cert 50k in 2001, 3wks in top-5
France.........................10........................37,000............................................
Sweden........................3.........................28,000............................................
Canada........................19........................25,000............................................2 Multiplier used for cert (no cert)
Norway.........................3.........................22,000.............................................
Australia.......................30........................19,000............................................
Japan...........................30........................18,000............................................3wks in top-300 (12k)
Netherlands.................31........................18,000.............................................
Belgium (Flanders).......7.........................17,000............................................4wks in top-10
Belgium (Wallonia).......38...........combined with above...................................
Switzerland ..................13.......................14,000.............................................
Denmark........................9........................12,000.............................................2wks in top-10
Austria ..........................10.......................10,000............................................
Ireland...........................22.........................9,000...............Gold.....................cert 7.5k in 2002
Finland...........................20........................7,000............................................
New Zealand ...............(50+).....................3,500............................................
South Africa..................(20+).....................3,000............................................
Portugal........................(30+).....................3,000............................................
Argentina......................(20+).....................3,000............................................
Brazil.............................(20+).....................2,500............................................
Greece..........................(20+).....................1,750............................................
all others combined..................................39,250

TOTAL TO DATE................................1,000,000





THE RISING

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States.............1....................2,225,000..............Platinum x 2 ..........soundscan
Germany....................1.......................395,000..............Platinum.................certified 300k in 2003
United Kingdom.........1.......................295,000..............Gold.......................Music Week-250k thru 2003
Italy.............................1......................275,000..............Platinum x 2...........cert 200k in 2004
Spain...........................1......................180,000..............Platinum.................cert 100k in 2002, 29wks in chart
Sweden.......................1......................160,000..............Platinum x 2...........cert 120k in 02, 6wks at #1, 21wks in top-10
Canada........................1......................140,000..............Platinum.................cert 100k in 2002, 6wks in top-10 (68k)
France.........................3......................130,000..............Gold.......................cert 100k in 2003
Australia.......................4........................90,000..............Platinum.................certified 70k in 2003
Ireland..........................2........................80,000..............Platinum x 5...........cert 75k in 2004, 60wks in Top-100
Netherlands.................1........................75,000..............Gold.......................cert 40k in 2002, 1wk at #1
Norway.........................1........................70,000..............Platinum.................cert 50k in 2002
Denmark......................1........................65,000..............Platinum..................cert 50k in 2003
Japan..........................29.......................55,000..............................................5wks in top-300, 35k in 2002
Belgium (Flanders)......2........................42,000..............Gold.........................cert 25k in July 02, 22wks in top-100
Belgium (Wallonia)......3...........combined with above....................................12wks in top-100
Finland.........................1........................35,000..............Gold.......................cert 28.1k in 2002
Switzerland .................2........................30,000..............Gold........................certified 20k in 2002
Austria .........................2........................23,000..............Gold.......................cert 15k in 2003
New Zealand ..............12.......................20,000..............Platinum.................cert 15k in 2003
South Africa.................15......................11,000..............................................1wk in top-20
Argentina......................?........................10,000..............................................
Brazil...........................(20+).....................9,000..............................................
Portugal........................9..........................8,000..............................................
Greece.........................14.........................7,000..............................................
all others combined...............................285,000

TOTAL TO DATE...............................4,725,000




ESSENTIAL

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............14..................1,100,000..............Platinum...............Soundscan-1.08m thru July 2013 (2 multiplier used for cert)
United Kingdom..........28/32................325,000..............Platinum...............cert 300k in 2013
Australia......................43.....................140,000..............PLAT x 2..............cert 140k in Feb 2014
Germany...................(100+)...................90,000............................................not allowed to chart in '03 due to pricing rule
Italy...............................8.......................85,000..............Gold......................cert 50k in 03
Spain.............................6.......................80,000..............Gold.....................cert 50k in 03
Sweden.........................2.......................50,000..............Gold......................cert 30k in 2003
Norway..........................4.......................45,000..............Platinum...............cert 40k in 03
Netherlands.................22.......................38,000...........................................
Canada........................68.......................32,000...........................................only 2wks in top 100 (2 multiplier in effect)
Ireland...........................5........................25,000..............Platinum...............cert 15k in 2004, 34wks in top-100
France.........................121......................23,000...........................................#21 on Compilations Sub-Chart
Finland..........................14......................20,000..............Gold......................cert 15.8k in 2006
Japan............................72......................18,000...........................................4wks in top-300 (9.7k)
Belgium (Flanders).......19.......................14,000...........................................
Belgium (Wallonia)........84..........combined with above.................................
Denmark.......................17.......................12,000...........................................
Austria ..........................12.......................12,000..........................................
Switzerland ...................35.......................11,000...........................................
Portugal.........................13.........................7,000..............Gold....................cert 6.7k+ in 2004 (2 and 3 multiplier used for cert)
New Zealand ................13.........................5,000..........................................chart peak in 2014
Argentina......................(20+)......................5,000...........................................
Brazil.............................(20+).....................3,500..........................................
South Africa..................(20+)......................3,500...........................................
Greece..........................(20+)......................3,000...........................................
all others combined.................................103,000

TOTAL TO DATE.................................2,250,000




DEVILS & DUST

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States...............1.....................675,000.............Gold.........................soundscan 654k in July 2010
United Kingdom...........1.....................195,000.............Gold.........................
Italy..............................1.....................105,000.............Platinum..................cert 80k in 05
Germany......................1.......................90,000..............................................
Canada........................2.......................60,000.............Gold.........................cert 50k in 06
Spain............................2.......................60,000.............Gold.........................cert 40k in 05
France..........................3.......................53,000..............................................
Sweden........................1.......................40,000.............Gold.........................cert 30k in 05
Australia.......................10.....................39,000.............Gold.........................cert 35k in 08
Netherlands..................1.......................35,000..............................................
Belgium (Flanders).......1.......................29,000.............Gold........................cert 25k in 05
Belgium (Wallonia).......5...........combined with above...................................
Ireland...........................1.......................25,000.............Platinum.................cert 15k in 05
Denmark.......................1.......................23,000.............Gold........................cert 20k
Norway..........................2.......................22,000.............Gold........................
Japan...........................25......................19,000............................................6wks in top-300(14k)
Austria ..........................1.......................18,000..............Gold......................cert 15k in 06
Switzerland ...................1.......................15,000............................................
Finland...........................3.......................12,000............................................
New Zealand ...............13.........................8,000............................................
Portugal........................10.........................7,000............................................
Argentina......................17.........................6,000............................................
Brazil............................(20+).....................6,000............................................
Greece.........................(20+).....................5,000.............................................
South Africa.................(20+)......................5,000............................................
all others combined..................................68,000

TOTAL TO DATE................................1,620,000




BORN TO RUN - 30TH ANNIVERSARY ED.

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country....................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States.................18.....................275,000............................................soundscan 263k in July 2010
United Kingdom.............63.......................65,000............................................certified 50k (under Video category) in 2013
Spain..............................10.......................45,000.............Gold.......................cert 40k in 06
Italy.................................15.......................35,000............................................
Germany......................(100+)...................25,000............................................
Sweden............................7.......................22,000.............................................
Canada...........................44.......................18,000.............................................
Japan..............................39.......................17,000.............................................4wks in top-300(11k)
Australia.........................(50+)...................15,000.............................................
France.............................93......................14,000.............................................
Norway.............................13.....................12,000.............................................
Netherlands..................(100+)..................11,000..............................................
Ireland..............................40.....................10,500..............Gold.........................cert 7.5k in 05
Belgium (Flanders)...........67.......................8,000..............................................
Belgium (Wallonia)........(100+)...........combined with above...............................
Denmark.........................(40+)....................7,500...............................................
Switzerland ...................(100+)...................6,000...............................................
Finland.............................(40+)...................5,500...............................................
Austria ............................(75+)....................5,000...............................................
New Zealand ..................(50+)....................3,500...............................................
Portugal...........................(30+)....................2,500...............................................
Argentina.........................(20+)....................2,500...............................................
Brazil................................(20+)....................2,000..............................................
Greece.............................(30+)....................1,000..............................................
South Africa.....................(20+)....................1,000...............................................
all others combined....................................31,000

TOTAL TO DATE.....................................640,000




LIVE HAMMERSMITH ODEON '75

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country....................Peak Chart..........RETAIL Sales.........Award Level.........comments

United States..................95........................95,000..........................................soundscan, 2 Multiplier used for cert (no cert)
United Kingdom..............33........................40,000...........................................
Germany.........................74........................24,000...........................................
Italy..................................37........................15,000..........................................
Canada............................71........................10,000..........................................2 Multiplier used for cert (no cert)
Norway.............................9..........................10,000..........................................
Sweden............................42..........................8,500..........................................
Netherlands.....................50..........................8,500...........................................
Spain............................(100+).......................8,000...........................................
France..........................(200+).......................5,000...........................................
Australia........................(100+)......................5,000...........................................
Ireland..............................24..........................4,500...........................................
Japan.............................(300+)......................3,500...........................................
Belgium (Flanders).......(100+).......................3,000...........................................
Belgium (Wallonia)........(100+)...........combined with above..............................
Denmark..........................(40+).......................3,000..........................................
Switzerland ...................(100+).......................2,500..........................................
Austria ..............................71...........................2,500.........................................
Finland.............................(40+)........................2,500.........................................
Brazil................................(20+)........................1,500.........................................
Portugal...........................(30+)........................1,200..........................................
New Zealand ..................(50+)........................1,200..........................................
Argentina.........................(20+)........................1,000..........................................
South Africa....................(20+)............................750..........................................
Greece............................(20+)............................750..........................................
all others combined..........................................8,600

TOTAL TO DATE.........................................265,000




SEEGER SESSIONS

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States...............3.....................715,000...............Gold........................Soundscan
United Kingdom...........3.....................190,000...............Gold........................certified 100k in 2013
Norway.........................1.....................170,000...............Platinum x 4...........Sony stats
Italy..............................1......................140,000...............Platinum.......................
Germany......................5........................85,000..............................................1wk in top-10 + 3wks in top-20
Spain............................2........................65,000..............Gold........................cert 40k in 06
Netherlands.................2........................62,000...............Gold........................cert 35k in 06
Canada........................3........................58,000...............Gold........................cert 50k in 07
Sweden........................1.......................52,000................Gold........................cert 30k in 06
France..........................9.......................47,000................................................40k in 07 (Sony)
Denmark......................1........................45,000................Platinum..................cert 40k in 06
Ireland..........................2........................38,000...............Platinum x 2.............cert 30k in 2006
Australia......................21.......................24,500................................................
Belgium (Flanders).......3........................20,000................................................
Belgium (Wallonia)......10............combined with above....................................
Japan...........................63......................15,000.................................................4wks in top-300 (6.1k)
Austria ..........................3........................11,000...............................................
Switzerland ...................5.......................10,000................................................
Finland...........................6.........................9,000................................................
New Zealand ...............12........................8,500................Gold.........................cert 7.5k in 06
Portugal........................22........................5,000................................................
Greece..........................17........................4,000................................................
Argentina....................(20+)......................3,500................................................
Brazil...........................(20+)......................3,500................................................
South Africa................(20+)......................3,000................................................
all others combined.................................86,000

TOTAL TO DATE...............................1,870,000




LIVE IN DUBLIN

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States..............23....................160,000..............................................71k thru July '07 (Soundscan)
Germany.....................11......................75,000..............................................13k opening week
United Kingdom..........21......................55,000...............................................8.5k opening week
Italy..............................4.......................33,000................................................
Spain............................3.......................24,000...............................................
Ireland..........................1.......................23,000..............Platinum..................cert 15k in 2007
Norway.........................2.......................21,000...............Gold........................19,691 (thru 2007)
Netherlands.................4.......................19,000................................................
Sweden........................2.......................18,000................................................
France.........................27......................15,000...............................................3.4k opening week
Canada........................31......................10,000...............................................2k opening week
Denmark......................5..........................8,000................................................
Australia.......................40........................7,000...............................................1.3k opening week
Belgium (Flanders)......8..........................7,000................................................
Belgium (Wallonia)......49............combined with above...................................
Switzerland .................28.........................6,000...............................................
Austria .........................20........................6,000...............................................
Japan............................97........................5,000...............................................
Finland........................(40+).....................3,000...............................................
New Zealand ..............11.........................3,000...............................................
Portugal......................(30+)......................2,000...............................................
Argentina....................(20+)......................1,500...............................................
Brazil...........................(20+)......................1,500..............................................
South Africa................(20+)......................1,000...............................................
Greece........................(40+)......................1,000...............................................
all others combined.................................25,000

TOTAL TO DATE..................................530,000




MAGIC

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States.................1.................1,100,000................Platinum................Soundscan
United Kingdom.............1....................265,000................Gold.......................cert 100k in 2013
Germany........................3....................165,000................Gold.......................
Italy................................1....................135,000................Platinum................cert 80k in 07
Norway...........................1....................120,000................Platinum x 4..........cert 90k in 08, 96k thru 2007 (IFPI), 120k thru 2011 (Sony)
Spain..............................1....................110,000................Platinum................cert 80k in 07
Sweden..........................1....................100,000................Platinum x 2..........cert 80k in 07
Netherlands....................2......................90,000................Platinum.................cert 70k in 07
Canada...........................1......................75,000................Gold.......................cert 50k in 07
France............................3......................55,000................................................
Japan.............................14.....................52,000................................................
Ireland.............................1......................50,000................Platinum x 3...........cert 45k in 08
Australia..........................2......................40,000................Gold.......................cert 35k in 07
Denmark.........................1......................38,000................Platinum.................cert 30k in 08
Belgium (Flanders).........3......................20,000.................Gold.......................cert 15k
Belgium (Wallonia).........11.......combined with above
Switzerland......................4.....................20,000................Gold........................cert 15k in 07
Austria.............................1.....................17,000................Gold........................cert 15k in 07
Finland.............................4.....................15,000................Gold.......................cert 14.6k in 08
New Zealand....................2.....................10,000................Gold.......................cert 7.5k in 07
Argentina..........................?.......................7,000...............................................
Portugal...........................12......................5,000...............................................
Greece..............................?.......................5,000...............................................
Brazil..............................(20+) ..................4,000...............................................
South Africa...................(20+) ..................4,000................................................
all others combined...............................133,000

TOTAL TO DATE..............................2,650,000





WORKING ON A DREAM

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States.................1..................600,000................Gold........................594k thru Dec 2011 (Soundscan)
United Kingdom.............1..................204,000................Gold.......................200,812 as of Nov 2010 (OCC), cert 100k in 2013
Germany........................1..................142,000................Gold.......................
Italy.................................1..................110,000................Platinum................102k as of Jan 2010
Spain..............................1....................80,000................Platinum................cert 80k in 2009
Canada...........................1....................80,000................Platinum................cert 80k in 2009
Sweden..........................1.....................65,000................Platinum................
France............................2.....................60,000..............................................
Norway............................1....................55,000................Platinum................
Netherlands....................1.....................48,000................Gold......................
Ireland.............................1.....................35,000................Platinum x 2..........cert 30k in 2010
Denmark.........................1.....................30,000................Platinum................13k retail opening week
Australia..........................3.....................26,000..............................................
Japan..............................17...................23,000..............................................
Belgium (Flanders).........1......................20,000................Gold......................cert 15k in 2009
Belgium (Wallonia)..........2.......combined with above
Switzerland......................1.....................18,000................Gold......................cert 15k in 2009
Austria..............................1.....................15,000................Gold.....................cert 10k in 2009
Finland.............................1.....................12,500................Gold......................cert 12,410 in 2010
Argentina..........................2.......................8,000.............................................
Portugal............................5.......................7,000.............................................
New Zealand....................1.......................6,000..............................................
Greece............................11......................3,500..............................................
South Africa...................(20+) ..................3,500..............................................
Brazil..............................(20+) ..................3,500..............................................
all others combined.................................65,000

TOTAL TO DATE...............................1,720,000



GREATEST HITS (with E Street Band)

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United Kingdom..........3.....................135,000..............Gold........................certified 100k in 2013
United States.............43....................135,000..............................................soundscan 60k in Apr 2009
Germany....................25......................57,000..............................................9wks in top-50
Sweden.......................1.......................41,500..............Platinum..................cert 40k in 09, 2wks at #1, 13wks in top-30
Italy.............................17.....................35,000..............Gold.........................cert 35k+ in 2014, 11wks in top-50
Spain...........................6.......................30,000..............................................4wks in top-10
Canada........................21....................27,500..............................................25k-SScanJun14
Australia......................17.....................25,000..............................................6wks in top-100
Netherlands.................4.......................20,000..............................................
Norway.........................3......................19,000..............Gold........................7wks in top-10
Ireland..........................2......................19,000..............Platinum..................cert 15k in 09, 6wks in Top-10
Denmark......................3......................11,500..............................................12wks in top-30
Belgium (Flanders)......6........................9,500...............................................13wks in top-100
Belgium (Wallonia)......28...........combined with above..................................14wks in top-100
France.........................171.....................8,500...............................................7wks in top-250
Switzerland .................12.......................7,500...............................................
Austria ..........................7........................7,000...............................................6wks in top-40
Finland...........................5.......................7,000...............................................5wks in top-40
New Zealand ................3.......................5,000...............................................2wks in top-40
Portugal........................30......................2,000...............................................1wk in top-30
Japan..........................(300+).................1,500...............................................available only as import
Argentina......................(20+).....................800...............................................
South Africa.................(20+).....................700...............................................1wk in top-20
Greece.........................(75+).....................500................................................
Brazil.............................(20+)....................500................................................
all others combined...............................28,500

TOTAL TO DATE...............................635,000




THE PROMISE

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States................10...................350,200..................Gold...................247k soundscan (Jan 11)-combined sales both versions
United Kingdom.............7....................172,500..................Gold...................cert 100k in 2013
Germany........................1....................128,700..................Gold...................cert 100k in 2010
Italy.................................4......................51,900..................Gold...................cert 30k in 2010
Spain..............................1......................45,700..................Gold....................cert 30k in 2011
Sweden..........................1......................43,100..................Platinum..............cert 40k in 2011
France...........................14.....................38,650..............................................
Norway............................1......................32,000.................Platinum..............cert 30k in 2011
Canada..........................18.....................31,750..............................................peak chart is combined sales of both versions
Netherlands....................4......................21,725...............................................
Ireland.............................4......................18,900.................Platinum..............cert 15k in 2011
Australia.........................22.....................18,500..............................................
Denmark.........................4......................16,000..................Gold....................cert 15k in 2011
Japan.............................36.....................12,150..............................................peak chart is combined sales of both versions
Belgium (Flanders)........19.......................9,775...............................................
Belgium (Wallonia).........32...........combined with above
Switzerland......................9........................8,650..............................................
Austria..............................5........................7,925..............................................
Finland.............................9........................5,960..............................................
New Zealand..................30.......................3,820...............................................
Argentina..........................?........................2,500..............................................
Portugal.........................(30+)....................2,000...............................................
Brazil..............................(20+)....................2,000...............................................
Greece............................33.......................1,545...............................................
South Africa...................(20+)....................1,300..............................................
all others combined..................................49,805

TOTAL TO DATE.................................1,075,000




WRECKING BALL

WORLDWIDE CHART, SALES AND AWARD LEVELS

Country.................Peak Chart........RETAIL Sales.......Award Level............comments

United States.............1..................508,500...................................................506k-SScanNov2013, gold cert pending
United Kingdom.........1..................210,800..................Gold.........................100k+
Germany....................1..................200,000..................Platinum....................certified 200k (Dec 2013)
Italy............................1....................74,850..................Platinum....................60k+
Sweden......................1....................57,300..................Platinum...................40k+
France........................3....................56,700..................Gold..........................50k+
Spain..........................1....................53,000..................Platinum...................40k+
Canada.......................3....................52,750..................Gold.........................40k+
Norway........................1...................46,800..................Platinum...................30k+

Netherlands.................1...................43,400..................Gold..........................25k+
Australia......................2...................37,700..................Gold..........................35k+
Ireland.........................1...................28,600...................Platinum...................nearing "PLAT x 2" level
Denmark.....................1...................25,100...................Platinum...................20k+
Finland........................1...................22,000...................Platinum...................20k+
Switzerland.................1...................19,550....................Gold........................15k+
Japan.........................16..................19,325.....................................................
Austria.........................1...................19,100...................Gold..........................nearing "Platinum" level
Belgium (Flanders)......1...................18,400....................Gold........................15k+
Belgium (Wallonia)......3..........combined with above
Portugal.......................4.....................6,750....................Gold.........................cert for 7.5k+
New Zealand...............1.....................6,600....................................................
Brazil...........................(20+)...............4,975....................................................
Argentina....................(10+)................4,400....................................................
South Africa................(20+)................3,125....................................................
Greece.........................18....................2,000....................................................<3k
all others combined............................48,175

TOTAL TO DATE..........................1,570,000


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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - CAREER TOUR/LIVE GROSS EARNINGS (Ticket Sales Only)

Greetings & Wiess Tours (1972-75).........400,000
Born To Run Tour (1975-76)...1,250,000
Lawsuit Tour (1976-77).2,000,000
Darkness Tour (1978-79)..6,350,000
River Tour (1980-81)...23,000,000
Born In The USA Tour (1984-85)......91,000,000
Tunnel Of Love Express Tour (1988)...44,500,000
HT-LT Tour (1992-93)..........................62,000,000
Ghost Of Tom Joad Tour (1995-97) .20,500,000
Reunion Tour (1999-00)153,000,000
Rising Tour (2002-03).......222,000,000
Devils & Dust Tour (2005)..41,000,000
Seeger Sessions Tour (2006)52,000,000
Magic Tour (2007-08)...238,000,000
Working On A Dream Tour (2009).............189,718,925
Wrecking Ball Tour (2012).........................in progress (tba)

TOTAL.....1,146,718,925



THE ALL-TIME TOP 6
(US Dollars, real-time (no retrospective inflation/currency adjustments), ticket sales only (no merchandising)


#1....Rolling Stones......1,737,000,000
#2....U2.........................1,691,000,000
#3....Springsteen..........1,147,000,000.......+ 2012 world tour
#4....Bon Jovi................1,070,000,000
#5....Celine Dion...........1,018,000,000.......+ 2012 tour
#6....Madonna..................990,000,000.......+ 2012 world tour


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THE WORLD'S BIGGEST
ALBUM SELLING ARTISTS TO DATE


This list includes both physical and digital albums....it does not include 1-track downloads, traditional singles (2-3 tracks), EPs or music videos/films. Artists denoted with a ** next to them were/are massive singles and/or EP sellers and, as such, results would be in a somewhat different "pecking order" if these were included in a "total records sold" list. Note: artists within each sales threshold group are not necessarily in the order of most sales within that group. In many cases it is simply too close to separate them.

320 - 349 million
THE BEATLES **

280 - 319 million
nobody yet

250 - 279 million
nobody yet

230 - 249 million
ELVIS PRESLEY **

210 - 229 million
MICHAEL JACKSON **.......does not include "Jackson 5"/"Jacksons" LPs.

190 - 209 million
PINK FLOYD

170 - 189 million
MADONNA **.......................includes the soundtrack for the movie 'Evita'
ELTON JOHN **..................does not include the soundtrack for the movie 'The Lion King'

150 - 169 million
LED ZEPPELIN
THE ROLLING STONES **
MARIAH CAREY **

130 - 149 million

QUEEN **
THE EAGLES
CELINE DION......................does not include the soundtrack for the movie 'Titanic'
U2 **
AC/DC
GARTH BROOKS

110 - 129 million
BARBARA STREISAND
BILLY JOEL **
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN........Bruce is currently c.122 million
WHITNEY HOUSTON **........includes the soundtrack for the movie 'The Bodyguard'
THE BEE GEES **
AEROSMITH
NEIL DIAMOND **

90 - 109 million
PHIL COLLINS

FLEETWOOD MAC
ROD STEWART **
SANTANA
BOB DYLAN
ERIC CLAPTON
ABBA **
FRANK SINATRA
DIRE STRAITS
BON JOVI
PRINCE
METALLICA
GENESIS


70 - 89 million
quite a few artists in this tier



List last updated Jan 1, 2014

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****************** New Certification News from OZ ***********************

Springsteen's 2001 video release, "The Complete Video Anthology: 1978-2000" has been up-certified to PLATINUM x 3 (45,000 sales) in AUSTRALIA. It had been certified "Platinum" (15,000) in OZ in 2001, so it has jumped two certification levels. This particular video title seems to sell better (proportionally to population) in Australia than any other country.

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SPRINGSTEEN'S WORLDWIDE RETAIL SALES - CAREER-TO-DATE

ALBUMS................................................USA Sales......Non-USA Sales......TOTAL Sales

BORN IN THE USA (1984).....................15,700,000........11,880,000........27,580,000

GREATEST HITS (1995)..........................4,570,000..........8,620,000........13,190,000

BORN TO RUN (1975).............................6,300,000..........2,650,000...........8,950,000

THE RIVER (1980)...................................5,150,000..........3,580,000...........8,730,000

TUNNEL OF LOVE (1987).......................3,700,000..........3,790,000...........7,450,000

LIVE 1975-85 BOX (1986)........................4,400,000..........2,230,000...........6,630,000

DARKNESS (1978)...................................3,180,000..........1,820,000...........5,000,000

THE RISING (2002)..................................2,225,000..........2,495,000...........4,725,000

HUMAN TOUCH (1992)............................1,250,000..........2,375,000...........3,625,000

GREETINGS (1973).................................2,350,000.............820,000...........3,170,000

NEBRASKA (1982)...................................1,575,000..........1,450,000...........3,025,000

LUCKY TOWN (1992)..................................975,000..........1,955,000...........2,930,000

WILD & INNOCENT (1973)......................2,100,000.............755,000...........2,855,000

MAGIC (2007)...........................................1,100,000..........1,550,000...........2,650,000

GHOST OF TOM JOAD (1995)...................685,000..........1,535,000...........2,220,000

ESSENTIAL (2003)...................................1,050,000.............860,000...........1,910,000

SEEGER SESSIONS (2006).......................715,000..........1,155,000...........1,870,000

WORKING ON A DREAM (2009).................600,000.........1,120,000............1,720,000

DEVILS & DUST (2005)................................675,000............955,000............1,630,000

WRECKING BALL (2012).............................466,000............974,000............1,440,000

IN CONCERT-MTV PLUGGED (1993).........417,000............793,000............1,210,000

misc limited-ed albums (to date) **................370,000............780,000...........1,150,000

THE PROMISE (2010)..................................350,000............725,000............1,075,000

LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (2001).................430,000............570,000............1,000,000

18 TRACKS (1999)........................................266,000............603,000...............869,000

TRACKS BOX SET (1998)............................310,000............438,000...............748,000

BTR 30TH ANNIVERSARY PACK (2005).....275,000............365,000...............640,000

GREATEST HITS with ESB (2009)...............104,000............430,000...............534,000

LIVE IN DUBLIN (2007).................................125,000............360,000...............485,000

LIVE HAMMERSMITH '75 (2006)....................95,000............170,000...............265,000

TOTALS TO DATE....................................61,508,000.......57,803,000........119,311,000

MUSIC VIDEOS (LONG PLAY).................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

VIDEO ANTHOLOGY: 1978-88 (1989).........380,000...........420,000..............800,000

LIVE IN BARCELONA (2003)........................195,000...........415,000..............610,000

LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (2001)..................160,000...........240,000..............400,000

LIVE XXPLUGGED (1993).............................125,000...........260,000..............385,000

LIVE IN HYDE PARK (2010)............................90,000...........220,000..............310,000

LIVE IN DUBLIN (2007)....................................70,000...........215,000..............285,000

COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY: 1978-00 (2001)....40,000...........180,000..............220,000

VH-1 STORYTELLERS (2005).........................60,000...........150,000..............210,000

BLOOD BROTHERS (1996).............................65,000...........120,000..............185,000

PROMISE: MAKING OF DARKNESS (2011)...10,000.............30,000................40,000

TOTALS TO DATE.......................................1,195,000........2,255,000...........3,450,000

SINGLES & EPs........................................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

TOTALS TO DATE.....................................10,135,000........13,870,000.......24,005,000

1-TRACK DOWNLOADS...........................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

TOTALS TO DATE......................................5,270,000..........2,950,000............8,220,000

Notes to above:

+ includes all audio and video formats

+ "Seeger Sessions" album includes the 'American Land' edition

+ USA sales for "In Concert-Plugged" LP include import editions sold during 1993-96 (prior to its USA release) - these were not Soundscan tracked

+ "Essential" album includes both the standard (2-disc) and deluxe (3-disc) editions

+ "The Promise" album includes both the standard editions and the deluxe boxed set editions

+ the 2009-released "Greatest Hits" album includes both variations

+ "Live Plugged" video includes the 2004-released version

+ a "single" or EP is defined as either a physical or digital download product containing a MINIMUM of 2 tracks and a maximum of 6 tracks (a single is typically 2-3 songs and an EP typically 4-5 songs). A "1-track download" is a non-physical product purchase that includes only 1 song. Ringtone/mastertone sales are not included.

** Limited Edition-Limited Markets Springsteen albums released commercially thru the years:

Bruce Springsteen BOX (1979)....UK, Australia, New Zealand

Retrospective BOX (1982)....Norway

Bruce Springsteen Complete BOX -V1 (1984)....Sweden

Bruce Springsteen Complete BOX -V2 (1986)....Sweden

Ao Vivo (1987)....Brazil, Venezuela

The Bruce Springsteen Collection BOX (1989)...Australia

Collected Works (1990)....UK

Two Originals-V1 (1991)....Australia

Two Originals-V2 (1991)....Australia

Two Originals-V3 (1995)....Australia, New Zealand

Bruce Springsteen (1999).....France

The Collection - V1 (2002).....worldwide

Bruce Springsteen Triple CD Pack - V1 (2003).....Europe

Bruce Springsteen Triple CD Pack - V2 (2003).....Europe

The Collection - V2 (2004).....Europe

The Collection - V3 (2005).....USA, Canada

The Definitive Collection (2006)....India

Bruce Springsteen 'X2' (2008).....USA

Bruce Springsteen Collection: 1973-84 (2010).....mostly worldwide, except USA-Canada-Japan and a few others

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2012

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USA ALBUM CATALOG - ITEMIZED 'NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN' SALES DATA (Jan 1,1991 to date)

These are USA sales since 1991, so they represent the total sales** of the albums from 'Human Touch' onwards and represent post-1990 USA retail sales of Bruce's earlier albums.

** sales thru Columbia/CBS-Sony/BMG's USA Mail-Order Record Club are not tracked by USA Soundscan, although those sales are included in the RIAA's auditing for USA "Gold/Platinum" Certification Awards. Import album sales are also not tracked by Soundscan and import album sales are typically not counted as part of USA 'Gold/Platinum' Certification Awards

note: does not include EPs or Music Videos

Soundscan Sales....Album Title.............................................Reporting Period........Months since last total surfaced

4,367,000.....Greatest Hits (1995)...........................................thru Jul 2012..............0 months

2,176,000.....Rising (2002).......................................................thru Jul 2010.............24

1,579,000.....Born In The USA (1984).....................................thru Jul 2012..............0

1,174,000.....Human Touch (1992)..........................................thru Jul 2010..............24

1,069,000.....Magic (2007).......................................................thru Aug 2010............23

0,967,000.....Essential (2003)..................................................thru Jul 2010..............24

0,895,000.....Lucky Town (1992).............................................thru Jul 2010...............24

0,869,000.....Born To Run (1975)............................................thru Feb 2012.............5

0,716,000.....Seeger Sessions (2006).....................................thru Aug 2010.............23

0,662,000.....Ghost Of Tom Joad (1995).................................thru Jul 2010...............24

0,654,000.....Devils & Dust (2005)...........................................thru Jul 2010...............24

0,594,000.....Working On A Dream (2009)..............................thru Dec 2011..............7

0,489,000.....Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978).............thru Oct 2010..............21

0,440,000.....Wiess (1973).......................................................thru Nov 2005..............81

0,434,000.....Wrecking Ball (2012)............................................thru Jul 2012...............0

0,432,000.....Greetings (1973).................................................thru Nov 2005..............81

0,416,000.....Live In New York City (2001)...............................thru Jul 2010...............24

0,367,000.....The River (1980)..................................................thru Dec 2005.............80

0,365,000.....Live 1975-85 Box (1986).....................................thru Dec 2005..............80

0,364,000.....Tunnel Of Love (1987).........................................thru Dec 2005..............80

0,353,000.....Nebraska (1982)...................................................thru Dec 2005.............80

0,307,000.....Tracks Box (1998)................................................thru Jul 2010...............24

0,266,000.....18 Tracks (1999)..................................................thru Jul 2010...............24

0,263,000.....Born To Run 30th Anniversary Pack (2005).........thru Jul 2010...............24

0,226,000.....Live Plugged (1997).............................................thru Jul 2010................24

0,161,000.....The Promise (2010)..............................................thru Jan 2011..............18

0,092,000.....Live Hammersmith '75 (2006)..............................thru Jul 2010................24

0,086,000.....The Promise: Darkness Story BOX (2010)...........thru Dec 2010.............19

0,071,000.....Live In Dublin (2007).............................................thru Jul 2007...............60

0,059,000.....Springsteen & The ESB's Greatest Hits (2009)....thru Mar 2009..............40

0,000,000.....The Collection * (2002).........................................no data has surfaced....--

0,000,000.....The Collection, Vol 2 ** (2005).............................no data has surfaced.....--

0,000,000.....Bruce Springsteen 'X2' *** (2008)........................no data has surfaced.....--

20,916,000

updated thru July 2012

* Triple CD Pack with the albums 'Greetings', 'Wiess' and 'Darkness'. Catalog No C3k-85324

** Triple CD Pack with the albums 'Nebraska', 'Lucky Town' and 'Live xxPlugged'. 2 packaging variations: Catalog No's C3k-93993 and C3k-96423

*** Double CD Pack with the albums 'Greetings' and 'Wild, Innocent & E Street Shuffle'. Sony Legacy Catalog No 25125

Official Soundscan-era album sales grand totals (unfortunately not itemized) for Springsteen that have surfaced via Nielsen Soundscan to date:

15,616,000 (thru Dec 2005)

16,744,000 (thru Dec 2006)

18,209,000 (thru Dec 2007)

19,968,000 (thru Mar 2009)

(Springsteen's pre-Soundscan (Jan 1, 1991) USA retail album sales were about 40 million)

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Total (USA) 1-track digital download sales figures for Springsteen that have surfaced from Nielsen Soundscan. These sales are for the well-known, "hit" version of the song.

Track........................................................USA Digital Sales.....Reporting Period

"Born In The USA".............................................598,000.............(thru mid Jul 2011)

"Born To Run"....................................................568,000.............(thru Jul 2010)

"Glory Days".......................................................451,000.............(thru Sep 2010)

"Dancing In The Dark".......................................438,000.............(thru Jul 2010)

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".....................425,000.............(thru mid Dec 2011)

"I'm On Fire".......................................................408,000.............(thru Sep 2010)

"Streets Of Philadelphia"....................................212,000.............(thru Sep 2010)

"Merry Christmas Baby".....................................128,000.............(thru mid Dec 2011)

"The Wrestler"......................................................73,000.............(thru Feb 2009)

"Working On A Dream"........................................66,000.............(thru Feb 2009)

"Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Winter Mix)"......54,000.............(thru Feb 2008)

"Radio Nowhere"..................................................45,000.............(thru Dec 2007)

"Devils and Dust"..................................................28,000.............(thru May 2005)

"Magic Tour Highlights (EP)"................................22,000.............(thru Aug 2008)

"Wrecking Ball".....................................................18,000.............(thru Nov 2009)

If anyone is privy to any Springsteen USA Soundscan figures more current than these please let us know!

Pardon me, Mr. Slayer sir, but something about these numbers seems odd. The July 2010 figure for the MTV Plugged release was 226,000. The figure in your most recent update (which we're all happy to see, of course) is 417,000. That seems like a mighty sales boost for a relatively obscure album. Are you sure the figure is correct? Have new data surfaced recently and all those sales were previously lost in the mix somehow? Seems like, if that larger figure is accurate, then we might expect a certification in the next few years....

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Pardon me, Mr. Slayer sir, but something about these numbers seems odd. The July 2010 figure for the MTV Plugged release was 226,000. The figure in your most recent update (which we're all happy to see, of course) is 417,000. That seems like a mighty sales boost for a relatively obscure album. Are you sure the figure is correct? Have new data surfaced recently and all those sales were previously lost in the mix somehow? Seems like, if that larger figure is accurate, then we might expect a certification in the next few years....

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Good question.

There has been no sudden surge in USA sales of the 'Live Plugged" album....rather the increase in the USA sales totals I added has come about because of the realization that the USA soundscan figure for this particular Springsteen album is not reflective of what the true total sales are in the USA.

Let me explain in more detail.

'Live Plugged' was not officially released by Columbia Records in the USA until 1997 - and when it was released in 1997 it opened at a lowly #197 on the charts with only a few thousand first week sales - that turned out to be its peak sales week. It only sold about 20k in the first 6 weeks. Even a pessimist would have expected at least 100k to 150k sales in the first 6 weeks - it didn't happen, because the reality at the time was that many Springsteen fans in the USA already owned the album - they'd purchased it in the USA (as an import pressing) sometime during the previous 4 years. The 1997 USA edition didn't offer any bonus or new material, so there was really no incentive for USA fans to buy the US pressing when they already owned the same album.

There had long been a question/mystery about what the official USA Soundscan tracking sales sheets had for a total sales count on that opening week in 1997....did the Soundscan sheet start at "0" for that first week or was there already a sales number present (because the album had been widely sold in USA record shops during the previous 4 years as an import (mostly UK pressing). Well, the actual Soundscan tracking sheet for that opening week recently leaked out - and the answer is that Soundscan started their tally on that opening week in 1997 at "0" sales. So the official Soundscan tally of 226,000 (as of July 2010) for 'Live Plugged' only represents sales from 1997 onwards. There is no separate Soundscan tracking figure in the Soundscan computer system for imported edition/s of the album sold in the USA from 1993-97. Import copies sold in the USA since 1997 are not soundscan-tracked either - but this would be a tiny amount. The major import sales took place prior to the USA-pressing availability.

Of course it's hard to know precisely how many copies of "Live Plugged" were sold in the USA during the 93-97 period. It was fairly widely available in shops - even the more mainstream chains like Tower Records carried that album. I'm currently going with a figure of 190k - which I may again modify up or down if better info surfaces.

I've actually briefly mentioned this in the "notes" section.

Notes to above:

+ includes all audio and video formats

+ "Seeger Sessions" album includes the 'American Land' edition

+ USA sales for "In Concert-Plugged" LP include import editions sold during 1993-96 (prior to its USA release) - these were not Soundscan tracked

+ "Essential" album includes both the standard (2-disc) and deluxe (3-disc) editions

+ "The Promise" album includes both the standard editions and the deluxe boxed set editions

+ the 2009-released "Greatest Hits" album includes both variations

+ "Live Plugged" video includes the 2004-released version

+ a "single" or EP is defined as either a physical or digital download product containing a MINIMUM of 2 tracks and a maximum of 6 tracks (a single is typically 2-3 songs and an EP typically 4-5 songs). A "1-track download" is a non-physical product purchase that includes only 1 song. Ringtone/mastertone sales are not included.

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In terms of the 'Live Plugged' album possibly receiving a USA "gold" certification from the RIAA on the basis of adding the sales of "domestic + imported" copies - that would very much depend on Columbia Records ability to prove the sales from an accounting standpoint....I don't think they'll be able to do that - because record shops brought the imports of 'Live Pugged' into the USA via their own connections.......it wasn't one of those cases where the USA record company itself brings the album in from overseas and then distributes (sells) it at the wholesale level.

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Updated All-Time Concert Earning Rankings thru the end of 2012

.....Madonna had a big year ($305 million), as did Springsteen ($230 million). It looks like all of the big 6 will be touring during 2013 with the exception of Madonna and U2.

THE ALL-TIME TOP 6

(US Dollars, real-time (no retrospective inflation/currency adjustments), ticket sales only (no merchandising)

#1....Rolling Stones......1,772,000,000.......(thru 2012)

#2....U2.........................1,691,000,000.......(thru 2012)

#3....Springsteen..........1,377,000,000.......(thru 2012)

#4....Madonna...............1,295,000,000.......(thru 2012)

#5....Celine Dion...........1,095,000,000.......(thru 2012)

#6....Bon Jovi................1,070,000,000.......(thru 2012)

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SPRINGSTEEN'S WORLDWIDE RETAIL SALES - CAREER-TO-DATE

ALBUMS................................................USA Sales......Non-USA Sales......TOTAL Sales

BORN IN THE USA (1984).....................15,700,000........11,880,000........27,580,000

GREATEST HITS (1995)..........................4,570,000..........8,620,000........13,190,000

BORN TO RUN (1975).............................6,300,000..........2,650,000...........8,950,000

THE RIVER (1980)...................................5,150,000..........3,580,000...........8,730,000

TUNNEL OF LOVE (1987).......................3,700,000..........3,790,000...........7,450,000

LIVE 1975-85 BOX (1986)........................4,400,000..........2,230,000...........6,630,000

DARKNESS (1978)...................................3,180,000..........1,820,000...........5,000,000

THE RISING (2002)..................................2,225,000..........2,495,000...........4,725,000

HUMAN TOUCH (1992)............................1,250,000..........2,375,000...........3,625,000

GREETINGS (1973).................................2,350,000.............820,000...........3,170,000

NEBRASKA (1982)...................................1,575,000..........1,450,000...........3,025,000

LUCKY TOWN (1992)..................................975,000..........1,955,000...........2,930,000

WILD & INNOCENT (1973)......................2,100,000.............755,000...........2,855,000

MAGIC (2007)...........................................1,100,000..........1,550,000...........2,650,000

GHOST OF TOM JOAD (1995)...................685,000..........1,535,000...........2,220,000

ESSENTIAL (2003)...................................1,050,000.............860,000...........1,910,000

SEEGER SESSIONS (2006).......................715,000..........1,155,000...........1,870,000

WORKING ON A DREAM (2009).................600,000.........1,120,000............1,720,000

DEVILS & DUST (2005)................................675,000............955,000............1,630,000

WRECKING BALL (2012).............................491,000............949,000............1,440,000

IN CONCERT-MTV PLUGGED (1993).........417,000............793,000............1,210,000

misc limited-ed albums (to date) **................370,000............780,000...........1,150,000

THE PROMISE (2010)..................................350,000............725,000............1,075,000

LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (2001).................430,000............570,000............1,000,000

18 TRACKS (1999)........................................266,000............603,000...............869,000

TRACKS BOX SET (1998)............................310,000............438,000...............748,000

BTR 30TH ANNIVERSARY PACK (2005).....275,000............365,000...............640,000

GREATEST HITS with ESB (2009)...............104,000............430,000...............534,000

LIVE IN DUBLIN (2007).................................125,000............360,000...............485,000

LIVE HAMMERSMITH '75 (2006)....................95,000............170,000...............265,000

TOTALS TO DATE....................................61,533,000.......57,778,000........119,311,000

MUSIC VIDEOS (LONG PLAY).................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

VIDEO ANTHOLOGY: 1978-88 (1989).........380,000...........420,000..............800,000

LIVE IN BARCELONA (2003)........................195,000...........415,000..............610,000

LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (2001)..................160,000...........240,000..............400,000

LIVE XXPLUGGED (1993).............................125,000...........260,000..............385,000

LIVE IN HYDE PARK (2010)............................90,000...........220,000..............310,000

LIVE IN DUBLIN (2007)....................................70,000...........215,000..............285,000

COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY: 1978-00 (2001)....40,000...........180,000..............220,000

VH-1 STORYTELLERS (2005).........................60,000...........150,000..............210,000

BLOOD BROTHERS (1996).............................65,000...........120,000..............185,000

PROMISE: MAKING OF DARKNESS (2011)...10,000.............30,000................40,000

TOTALS TO DATE.......................................1,195,000........2,255,000...........3,450,000

SINGLES & EPs........................................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

TOTALS TO DATE.....................................10,135,000........13,870,000.......24,005,000

1-TRACK DOWNLOADS...........................USA Sales.....Non-USA Sales....TOTAL Sales

TOTALS TO DATE......................................5,270,000..........2,950,000............8,220,000

Notes to above:

+ includes all audio and video formats

+ "Seeger Sessions" album includes the 'American Land' edition

+ USA sales for "In Concert-Plugged" LP include import editions sold during 1993-96 (prior to its USA release) - these were not Soundscan tracked

+ "Essential" album includes both the standard (2-disc) and deluxe (3-disc) editions

+ "The Promise" album includes both the standard editions and the deluxe boxed set editions

+ the 2009-released "Greatest Hits" album includes both variations

+ "Live Plugged" video includes the 2004-released version

+ a "single" or EP is defined as either a physical or digital download product containing a MINIMUM of 2 tracks and a maximum of 6 tracks (a single is typically 2-3 songs and an EP typically 4-5 songs). A "1-track download" is a non-physical product purchase that includes only 1 song. Ringtone/mastertone sales are not included.

** Limited Edition-Limited Markets Springsteen albums released commercially thru the years:

Bruce Springsteen BOX (1979)....UK, Australia, New Zealand

Retrospective BOX (1982)....Norway

Bruce Springsteen Complete BOX -V1 (1984)....Sweden

Bruce Springsteen Complete BOX -V2 (1986)....Sweden

Ao Vivo (1987)....Brazil, Venezuela

The Bruce Springsteen Collection BOX (1989)...Australia

Collected Works (1990)....UK

Two Originals-V1 (1991)....Australia

Two Originals-V2 (1991)....Australia

Two Originals-V3 (1995)....Australia, New Zealand

Bruce Springsteen (1999).....France

The Collection - V1 (2002).....worldwide

Bruce Springsteen Triple CD Pack - V1 (2003).....Europe

Bruce Springsteen Triple CD Pack - V2 (2003).....Europe

The Collection - V2 (2004).....Europe

The Collection - V3 (2005).....USA, Canada

The Definitive Collection (2006)....India

Bruce Springsteen 'X2' (2008).....USA

Bruce Springsteen Collection: 1973-84 (2010).....mostly worldwide, except USA-Canada-Japan and a few others

The Bruce Springsteen Collection: 1973 - 2012 (2013).....Australia

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2012

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

USA ALBUM CATALOG - ITEMIZED 'NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN' SALES DATA (Jan 1,1991 to date)

These are USA sales since 1991, so they represent the total sales** of the albums from 'Human Touch' onwards and represent post-1990 USA retail sales of Bruce's earlier albums.

** sales thru Columbia/CBS-Sony/BMG's USA Mail-Order Record Club are not tracked by USA Soundscan, although those sales are included in the RIAA's auditing for USA "Gold/Platinum" Certification Awards. Import album sales are also not tracked by Soundscan and import album sales are typically not counted as part of USA 'Gold/Platinum' Certification Awards

note: does not include EPs or Music Videos

Soundscan Sales....Album Title.............................................Reporting Period........Months since last total surfaced

4,422,000.....Greatest Hits (1995)...........................................thru Jan 2013..............0 months

2,176,000.....Rising (2002).......................................................thru Jul 2010.............30

1,593,000.....Born In The USA (1984).....................................thru Oct 2012..............3

1,174,000.....Human Touch (1992)..........................................thru Jul 2010..............30

1,069,000.....Magic (2007).......................................................thru Aug 2010............29

0,967,000.....Essential (2003)..................................................thru Jul 2010..............30

0,895,000.....Lucky Town (1992).............................................thru Jul 2010...............30

0,869,000.....Born To Run (1975)............................................thru Feb 2012.............11

0,716,000.....Seeger Sessions (2006).....................................thru Aug 2010.............29

0,662,000.....Ghost Of Tom Joad (1995).................................thru Jul 2010...............30

0,654,000.....Devils & Dust (2005)...........................................thru Jul 2010...............30

0,594,000.....Working On A Dream (2009)..............................thru Dec 2011.............13

0,489,000.....Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978).............thru Oct 2010..............27

0,491,000.....Wrecking Ball (2012)............................................thru Dec 2012...............1

0,440,000.....Wiess (1973).......................................................thru Nov 2005..............87

0,432,000.....Greetings (1973).................................................thru Nov 2005..............87

0,416,000.....Live In New York City (2001)...............................thru Jul 2010...............30

0,367,000.....The River (1980)..................................................thru Dec 2005.............86

0,365,000.....Live 1975-85 Box (1986).....................................thru Dec 2005..............86

0,364,000.....Tunnel Of Love (1987).........................................thru Dec 2005..............86

0,353,000.....Nebraska (1982)...................................................thru Dec 2005.............86

0,307,000.....Tracks Box (1998)................................................thru Jul 2010...............30

0,266,000.....18 Tracks (1999)..................................................thru Jul 2010...............30

0,263,000.....Born To Run 30th Anniversary Pack (2005).........thru Jul 2010...............30

0,226,000.....Live Plugged (1997).............................................thru Jul 2010................30

0,161,000.....The Promise (2010)..............................................thru Jan 2011..............24

0,092,000.....Live Hammersmith '75 (2006)..............................thru Jul 2010................30

0,086,000.....The Promise: Darkness Story BOX (2010)...........thru Dec 2010.............25

0,071,000.....Live In Dublin (2007).............................................thru Jul 2007...............66

0,059,000.....Springsteen & The ESB's Greatest Hits (2009)....thru Mar 2009..............46

0,000,000.....The Collection * (2002).........................................no data has surfaced....--

0,000,000.....The Collection, Vol 2 ** (2005).............................no data has surfaced.....--

0,000,000.....Bruce Springsteen 'X2' *** (2008)........................no data has surfaced.....--

21,042,000

updated thru Jan 2013

* Triple CD Pack with the albums 'Greetings', 'Wiess' and 'Darkness'. Catalog No C3k-85324

** Triple CD Pack with the albums 'Nebraska', 'Lucky Town' and 'Live xxPlugged'. 2 packaging variations: Catalog No's C3k-93993 and C3k-96423

*** Double CD Pack with the albums 'Greetings' and 'Wild, Innocent & E Street Shuffle'. Sony Legacy Catalog No 25125

Official Soundscan-era album sales grand totals (unfortunately not itemized) for Springsteen that have surfaced via Nielsen Soundscan to date:

15,616,000 (thru Dec 2005)

16,744,000 (thru Dec 2006)

18,209,000 (thru Dec 2007)

19,968,000 (thru Mar 2009)

(Springsteen's pre-Soundscan (Jan 1, 1991) USA retail album sales were about 40 million)

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Total (USA) 1-track digital download sales figures for Springsteen that have surfaced from Nielsen Soundscan. These sales are for the well-known, "hit" version of the song.

Track........................................................USA Digital Sales.....Reporting Period

"Born In The USA".............................................598,000.............(thru mid Jul 2011)

"Born To Run"....................................................568,000.............(thru Jul 2010)

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".....................471,000.............(thru Nov 2012)

"Glory Days".......................................................451,000.............(thru Sep 2010)

"Dancing In The Dark"........................................438,000.............(thru Jul 2010)

"I'm On Fire".......................................................408,000.............(thru Sep 2010)

"Streets Of Philadelphia"....................................212,000.............(thru Sep 2010)

"Merry Christmas Baby".....................................128,000.............(thru mid Dec 2011)

"We Take Care Of Our Own"...............................88,000..............(thru Dec 2012)

"The Wrestler"......................................................73,000.............(thru Feb 2009)

"Working On A Dream"........................................66,000.............(thru Feb 2009)

"Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Winter Mix)"......54,000.............(thru Feb 2008)

"Radio Nowhere"..................................................45,000.............(thru Dec 2007)

"Devils and Dust"..................................................28,000.............(thru May 2005)

"Magic Tour Highlights (EP)"................................22,000.............(thru Aug 2008)

"Wrecking Ball".....................................................18,000.............(thru Nov 2009)

If anyone is privy to any Springsteen USA Soundscan figures more current than these please let us know!

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