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PAUL McCARTNEY- USA ALBUM SALES

Note: Things that are not included below:

* bootlegs and/or counterfeit releases
* promotion-only and/or giveaway-only releases
* interview-only and/or spoken word-only albums unless they've been released by Paul McCartney's record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 Paul McCartney tracks or at least 30 minutes of Paul McCartney music)
* Export Sales: albums made in USA but shipped overseas to be sold in other countries

Album titles that are underlined are those that are nearing or awaiting an RIAA award, or an award upgrade

Yr.....Chart...Last Cert....Album Title.......................................RIAA Award.....Album Sales.....Comments/Notes
Rel...Peak....by RIAA

1970....001....1991....McCartney................................................PLAT x 2.......2,500,000.......264k-SScanJan06
1971....002....1992....Ram..........................................................Platinum........1,400,000......194k-SScanJan06
1971....010....1972....Wild Life....................................................Gold.................600,000.......6k-SScanJan06
1973....001....1973....Red Rose Speedway................................Gold.................850,000.......34k-SScanJan06
1973....001....1991....Band On The Run.....................................PLAT x 3......3,700,000........406k-SScanJan06
1975....001....1991....Venus And Mars........................................Platinum......1,200,000........27k-SScanJan06
1976....001....1976....Wings At The Speed Of Sound.................Platinum.......1,300,000.......35k-SScanJan06
1976....001....1976....Wings Over America.................................Platinum.......1,400,000.......20k-SScanJan06 + 35k-SScanJul13 ('13 re), 1-disc multiplier
1978....002....1978....London Town............................................Platinum.......1,200,000........8k-SScanJan06
1978....029....1978....Wings Greatest.........................................Platinum........1,600,000.......deleted early 90's
1979....008....1979....Back To The Egg......................................Platinum........1,100,000.......34k-SScanJan06
1980....003....1980....McCartney II..............................................Gold.................700,000.......15k-SScanJan06
1982....001....1982....Tug Of War................................................Platinum........1,325,000.......65k-SScanJan06
1983....015....1984....Pipes Of Peace..........................................Platinum.......1,100,000........22k-SScanJan06
1984....021....1984....Give My Regards To Broad Street.............Gold................550,000........38k-SScanJan06
1986....030....none....Press To Play.....................................................................400,000.......12k-SScanJan06
1987....062....1994....All The Best................................................Platinum.......1,800,000........946k-SScanJan06
1989....021....1989....Flowers In The Dirt.....................................Gold.................650,000.......66k-SScanJan06
1990....026....1991....Tripping The Live Fantastic........................Platinum..........600,000........353k-SScanJan06, 2-disc multiplier for cert (see note below)
1990....141....none....Tripping The Live Fantastic: Highlights..............................250,000........1-disc multiplier for cert (see note below)
1991....014....none....Unplugged: The Official Bootleg.........................................375,000.......218k-SScanJan06
1991....109....none....Choba B CCCP - The Russian Album................................200,000......107k-SScanJan06
1993....017....1993....Off The Ground...........................................Gold................525,000.......346k-SScanJan06
1993....078....none....Paul Is Live.........................................................................250,000.......181k-SScanJan06
1997....002....1997....Flaming Pie.................................................Gold................800,000.......676k-SScanMay07
1999....027....none....Run Devil Run.....................................................................285,000.......232k-SScanJan06
2001....002....2001....Wingspan: Hits And History........................PLAT x 2......1,250,000........1.03m-SScanJan06, 2-disc multiplier for cert
2001....026....2002....Driving Rain................................................Gold.................525,000........399k-SScanMay07
2002....008....2003....Back In The U.S.- Live 2002.......................PLAT x 2......1,050,000........981k-SScanJan06, 2-disc multiplier for cert
2005....006....2005....Chaos And Creation In The Backyard........Gold.................625,000........534k-SScanMay07
2007....003....2008....Memory Almost Full....................................Gold.................725,000........636k (excluding original Starbucks edition)-SScanAug14
2009....016....2009....Good Evening New York City.....................Gold.................355,000........355k-SScanAug14, 2-disc multiplier for cert
2010....029....none....Band On The Run: Archive Series......................................130,000........104k (includes all reissue versions)-SScanMay12
2011....-----....none....McCartney: Archive Series....................................................60,000........37k (includes all reissue versions)-SScanMay12
2011....-----....none....McCartney II: Archive Series.................................................35,000........23k (includes all reissue versions)-SScanMay12
2012....005....none....Kisses On The Bottom.........................................................275,000........273k-SScanAug14
2012....190....none....Itunes: Live From Capitol Studios..........................................20,000........3k-SScanMar12w-1, download-only release
2012....022....none....Ram: Archive Series..............................................................75,000........43k (includes all reissue versions)-SScanAug12

2013....003....none....New.....................................................................................200,000.........190k-SScanMar14
+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums...................................................365,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES.............................................................................31,800,000
Total Soundscan-registered Album sales (1991 - Jan 2006) = 7,200,000


Note: Two versions of the 1990 album "Tripping The Live Fantastic" were released - both albums charted and were/are soundscan-tabulated separately. The RIAA database lists the 1-disc "Highlights" version as having received a Platinum Award - however the actual official RIAA Award Plaques given out to the artist/record label clearly show the 2-disc version as having attained the Platinunm Award (no RIAA Award Plaques seem to exist for the "Highlights" version). The most likely explanation (pending some further revelation) is that the RIAA has combined the sales of both versions of this album in giving out its Platinum sales award. Also of note - the 'Wings Over America' album, certified using a 1-disc multiplier in 1976, has been eligible since 1984 for a 2-disc multiplier certification upgrade.




RIAA album Certification data as of Aug 1, 2014:

11....Gold....................5,500,000 disc units.............5,250,000 albums
11....Platinum............11,000,000 disc units...........10,500,000 albums
3......PLAT x 2.............6,000,000 disc units.............4,000,000 albums
1......PLAT x 3.............3,000,000 disc units.............3,000,000 albums
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26..............................25,500,000 disc units...........22,750,000 albums

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JOHN LENNON - USA ALBUM SALES

Note: Things that are not included below:

* bootlegs and/or counterfeit releases

* promotion-only and/or giveaway-only releases

* interview-only and/or spoken word-only albums unless they've been released by John Lennon's record company or specifically licensed by them

* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases

* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 John Lennon tracks or at least 30 minutes of John Lennon music

* Export Sales: albums made in USA but shipped overseas to be sold in other countries

Album titles that are underlined are those that are nearing or awaiting an RIAA award, or an award upgrade

Yr.....Chart...Last Cert....Album Title...........................................RIAA Award....Album Sales....Comments/Notes

Rel...Peak....by RIAA

1969....010....1970....Live Peace In Toronto 1969............................Gold...............650,000.....

1970....006....1971....John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band....................Gold................950,000.....165k-SScanJan07

1971....001....1991....Imagine...........................................................PLAT x 2......2,650,000.....497k-SScanDec10

1972....048....none....Sometime In New York City....................................................240,000.....

1973....009....1973....Mind Games....................................................Gold................775,000.....

1974....001....1974....Walls And Bridges...........................................Gold................875,000.....

1975....006....1991....Rock And Roll.................................................Gold.................600,000.....

1975....012....1991....Shaved Fish....................................................Platinum.......1,200,000.....

1980....001....1984....Double Fantasy...............................................PLAT x 3......3,500,000.....181k (all versions)-SScanJan06 (121k-Oct10-remaster ed)

1982....033....2001....The John Lennon Collection...........................PLAT x 3......3,200,000.....

1984....011....1984....Milk And Honey...............................................Gold................650,000.....

1986....041....2001....Live In New York City......................................Gold................550,000.....

1986....127....none....Menlove Ave...........................................................................155,000.....

1988....031....1989....Imagine: Soundtrack........................................Gold...............575,000.....

1990....-----....none....Lennon......................................................................................15,000.....4cd, deleted mid-90's

1998....065....2008....Lennon Legend: Very Best Of..........................Platinum......2,000,000.....1.88m-SScanDec10

1998....099....1998....Anthology.........................................................Gold................135,000.....118k-SScanDec03, 4-disc multiplier for cert

1998....-----....none....Wonsaponatime: Selections from 'Anthology'...........................40,000.....

2002....-----....none....Instant Karma: All Time Greatest Hits.....................................100,000.....Timeless-Capitol Special Markets, 3cds

2004....031....none....Acoustic...................................................................................200,000.....164k-SScanOct05

2005....135....none....Working Class Hero: Definitive Lennon..................................100,000.....18k-SScanOct05w-2, 2cds

2006....044....none....Remember: Opus Collection...................................................150,000.....126k-SScanOct10

2006....-----....none....The US vs. John Lennon: Soundtrack......................................40,000......

2008....-----....none....John Lennon Collector's Edition................................................35,000......Madacy-Emi Special Markets, 3cds

2010....196....none....Gimme Some Truth...................................................................40,000.....3k-SScanOct10w-1, 4cds

2010....024....none....Power To The People: The Hits..............................................175,000.....70k-SScanDec10

2010....148....none....Signature Box............................................................................25,000.....3k-SScanOct10w-1, 11cds

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums.......................................................200,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES.................................................................................19,825,000

Total Soundscan-registered Album sales (1991 - Jan 2006) = 3,600,000

RIAA album Certification data as of July 1, 2014:

9.....Gold....................4,500,000 disc units...........4,125,000 albums

2.....Platinum..............2,000,000 disc units...........2,000,000 albums

1.....PLAT x 2.............2,000,000 disc units...........2,000,000 albums

2.....PLAT x 3.............6,000,000 disc units...........6,000,000 albums

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14.............................14,500,000 disc units.........14,125,000 albums

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GEORGE HARRISON - USA ALBUM SALES

Note: Things that are not included below:

* bootlegs and/or counterfeit releases

* promotion-only and/or giveaway-only releases

* interview-only and/or spoken word-only albums unless they've been released by George Harrison's record company or specifically licensed by them

* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases

* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 George Harrison tracks or at least 30 minutes of George Harrison music

* Export Sales: albums made in USA but shipped overseas to be sold in other countries

Album titles that are underlined are those that are nearing or awaiting an RIAA award, or an award upgrade

Yr.....Chart...Last Cert....Album Title....................................RIAA Award....Album Sales....Comments/Notes

Rel...Peak....by RIAA

1968....049....none....Wonderwall Music.............................................................150,000.....

1969....191....none....Electronic Sound.................................................................75,000.....

1970....001....2001....All Things Must Pass.................................PLAT x 6......3,325,000.....561k-SScanAug12, 2-disc multiplier for cert

1971....002....1972....Concert For Bangladesh............................Gold.............1,500,000.....cert in '72 on high $ value, eligible for 2-disc multiplier

1973....001....1973....Living In The Material World......................Gold.............1,000,000.....8k-SScanOct06w-3 ('06 remaster)

1974....004....1974....Dark Horse.................................................Gold................750,000.....

1975....008....1975....Extra Texture..............................................Gold................675,000......

1976....031....1977....Best Of George Harrison............................Gold.............1,200,000.....441k-SScanJan06

1976....011....1977....Thirty Three & 1/3.......................................Gold................625,000.....

1979....014....1979....George Harrison.........................................Gold................575,000.....

1981....011....none....Somewhere In England......................................................400,000.....

1982....108....2000....Gone Troppo......................................................................200,000.....

1987....008....1988....Cloud Nine..................................................Platinum......1,300,000.....

1989....132....none....Best Of Dark Horse: 1976-1979.........................................220,000.....40k-SScanJan06

1992....126....none....Live In Japan........................................................................80,000.....2cd

2002....018....2002....Brainwashed...............................................Gold................475,000.....74k-SScanDec02w-1

2004....-----....none....The Dark Horse Years: 1971-1982......................................25,000......5cds + 2 videos

2009....024....none....Let It Roll: Songs Of George Harrison...............................185,000.....166k-SScanJul12

2012....020....none....Early Takes, Volume 1.........................................................65,000.....49k-SScanDec12

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums..................................................150,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES............................................................................13,000,000

Total Soundscan-registered Album sales = ?

RIAA album Certification data as of July 1, 2014:

8.....Gold....................4,000,000 disc units...........4,000,000 albums

1.....Platinum..............1,000,000 disc units...........1,000,000 albums

1.....PLAT x 6.............6,000,000 disc units...........3,000,000 albums

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10.............................11,000,000 disc units...........8,000,000 albums

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