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CHER, ENYA, JANET JACKSON and LEANN RIMES........USA album sales

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CHER - 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 have been released by CHER's record company or specifically licensed by them

* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases ('Sonny & Cher', etc)

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

1965....016....none....All I Really Want To Do....................................................375,000.....Imperial-12292, deleted 1970

1966....026....none....The Sonny Side Of Cher..................................................275,000.....Imperial-12301, deleted 1970

1966....059....none....Cher..................................................................................175,000.....Imperial-12320, deleted 1970

1967....047....none....With Love, Cher................................................................175,000.....Imperial-12358, deleted 1970

1968....-----....none....Backstage...........................................................................85,000.....Imperial-12373, deleted 1970

1968....195....none....Cher's Golden Greats.......................................................100,000.....Imperial-12406, deleted 1970

1969....160....none....3614 Jackson Highway.....................................................125,000.....Atco SD33-298

1970....-----....none....This Is Cher.......................................................................200,000.....Sunset-5276 (early 70's) + Pickwick-3619 (mid-late 70's)

1971....016....1972....Cher / Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves..........Gold...............870,000.....Kapp-3649

1972....092....none....Superpak, Vol. 1..................................................................75,000.....United Artists UXS-88, 2LP, deleted mid-70's

1972....043....none....Foxy Lady..........................................................................385,000.....Kapp-5514

1972....095....none....Superpak, Vol. 2..................................................................60,000.....United Artists UXS-94, 2LP, deleted mid-70's

1973....140....none....Bittersweet White Light......................................................145,000.....MCA-2101

1973....028....1974....Half-Breed...................................................Gold...............660,000.....MCA-2104

1974....-----....none....The Very Best Of Cher......................................................275,000.....United Artists LA-237, deleted mid-80's

1974....069....none....Dark Lady..........................................................................335,000.....MCA-2113

1974....152....none....Greatest Hits......................................................................400,000.....MCA-2127

1975....-----....none....The Very Best Of Cher, Vol. 2...........................................175,000.....United Artists LA-435, deleted mid-80's

1975....153....none....Stars...................................................................................150,000.....Warner Bros

1976....-----....none....I'd Rather Believe In You....................................................100,000.....Warner Bros

1976....-----....none....Cher's Greatest Hits...........................................................125,000.....Springboard SPB-4028, deleted early 80's

1977....-----....none....Cher Sings The Hits.............................................................40,000.....Springboard SPB-4029, deleted late 70's

1977....-----....none....Cherished...........................................................................100,000.....Warner Bros

1979....025....1979....Take Me Home............................................Gold...............625,000.....Casablanca

1979....-----....none....Prisoner..............................................................................200,000.....Casablanca

1982....-----....none....I Paralyze............................................................................125,000.....Columbia

1987....032....1992....Cher.............................................................Platinum......1,300,000.....Geffen

1989....010....1998....Heart Of Stone.............................................PLAT x 3.....3,250,000.....964k-SScanNov11, Geffen

1991....048....1991....Love Hurts....................................................Gold...............850,000.....598k-SScanNov11, Geffen

1992....-----....none....Bang Bang And Other Hits..................................................220,000.....Capitol-Emi Special Markets (Cema)

1992....-----....none....Half Breed.............................................................................50,000.....MCA Special Products MCAD-20210, diff to 1973 Lp

1996....064....none....It's A Man's World................................................................220,000.....197k-SScanDec10

1996....-----....none....The Casablanca Years..........................................................15,000.....9k-SScanJan06

1998....004....1999....Believe..........................................................PLAT x 4.....4,300,000.....3.64m-SScanNov11

1999....057....2000....If I Could Turn Back Time: Greatest Hits......Gold............1,150,000.....955k-SScanNov11 (917k-Jan06)

1999....-----....none....Bittersweet: The Love Songs Collection................................65,000.....MCA-11899

2000....-----....none....Best Of Cher: Millennium Collection....................................255,000.....

2000....-----....none....Not.com.mercial.....................................................................75,000.....available as download-only until 2012

2001....-----....none....3614 Jackson HIghway: Expanded Edition.............................4,000.....Rhino Handmade, ltd edition (4,500), 23 tracks

2001....009....2002....Living Proof...................................................Gold...............560,000.....520k-SScanDec12 (477k-Apr03)

2001....-----....none....Essential Collection................................................................65,000.....Hip-O Records 585499

2003....004....2003....The Very Best Of Cher..................................PLAT x 2.....2,625,000.....2.56m-SScanJun11

2003....083....none....The Very Best Of Cher: Special Edition...............................270,000.....241k-SScanFeb07 (2.8m-SScan including above-Nov11)

2003....040....none....Live: The Farewell Tour.......................................................285,000.....190k-SScanJan06

2004....-----....none....Best Of Cher, Vol 2: Millennium Collection............................80,000.....Hip-O/Universal

2005....-----....none....Gold.....................................................................................115,000.....88k-SScanAug10, 2cd

2005....-----....none....Chronicles..............................................................................16,000.....Geffen, 3cd

2011....-----....none....Icon........................................................................................80,000.....

2013....003....none....Closer To The Truth.............................................................335,000....303k-SScanApr14

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums....................................................295,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES..............................................................................22,825,000

Total Soundscan-registered Album sales = ?

RIAA album Certification data as of Aug 1, 2014:

6.....Gold....................3,000,000 disc units...........3,000,000 albums

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

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

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

1.....PLAT x 4.............4,000,000 disc units...........4,000,000 albums

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10.............................13,000,000 disc units.........13,000,000 albums

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ENYA - 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 releases unless they have been released by ENYA's record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 ENYA tracks or at least 30 minutes of ENYA 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

1986....-----....1993....Enya..................................................................Platinum.......1,600,000.....1.11m-SScanNov08
1988....025....1996....Watermark.........................................................PLAT x 4......5,100,000.....3.88m-SScanNov08
1991....017....1996....Shepherd Moons...............................................PLAT x 5......5,700,000.....4.71m-SScanJun13
1992....-----....1998....The Celts...........................................................Platinum.......1,375,000.....1.07m-SScanNov08
1995....009....2000....The Memory Of Trees.......................................PLAT x 3......3,225,000.....2.40m-SScanNov08
1997....030....2005....Paint The Sky With Stars: Best Of Enya...........PLAT x 4......4,500,000.....3.46m-SScanNov08
2000....002....2005....A Day Without Rain...........................................PLAT x 7......7,300,000.....6.96m-SScanJun13
2002....-----....none....Only Time - The Collection..........................................................85,000.....60k-SScanFeb06 (44k-Dec03), 4cd Box
2005....006....2005....Amarantine........................................................Platinum.......1,400,000.....1.34m-SScanNov08
2006....-----....none....Sounds Of The Season: The Enya Collection...........................250,000.....215k-SScanNov08
2008....008....2008....And Winter Came..............................................Gold.................925,000.....890k-SScanDec12
2009....055....none....The Very Best Of Enya..............................................................370,000.....277k-SScanMar13 + 72k-SScanApr13 (Deluxe Ed)
+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums.........................................................170,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES...................................................................................32,000,000
Total Soundscan-registered Album sales (1991 - Nov 2011) = 26,623,000



RIAA album Certification data as of Aug 1, 2014:

1.....Gold.......................500,000 disc units..............500,000 albums
3.....Platinum..............3,000,000 disc units...........3,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 3.............3,000,000 disc units...........3,000,000 albums
2.....PLAT x 4.............8,000,000 disc units...........8,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 5.............5,000,000 disc units...........5,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 7.............7,000,000 disc units...........7,000,000 albums
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9...............................26,500,000 disc units.........26,500,000 albums

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JANET JACKSON - 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 JANET JACKSON's record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 JANET JACKSON tracks or at least 30 minutes of JANET JACKSON 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

1982....063....none....Janet Jackson...........................................................375,000.....62k-SScanApr07, + 82k-BMGclub ('89-'02)
1984....147....none....Dream Street.............................................................275,000.....21k-SScanApr07, + 44k-BMGclub ('89-'02)
1986....001....1989....Control...............................................PLAT x 5......6,425,000.....505k-SScanMay11, + 883k-BMGclub ('89-'02)
1989....001....1992....Rhythm Nation 1814..........................PLAT x 6......7,325,000.....1.39m-SScanMay11, + 1.1m-BMGclub ('89-'02)
1993....001....1994....Janet..................................................PLAT x 6......8,400,000.....7.04m-SScanMay13, + 860k-BMGclub ('93-'02)

1995....003....1995....Design Of A Decade: 1986-1996.......PLAT x 2......4,075,000.....2.44m-SScanMay11, + 1.48m-BMGclub ('95-'02)
1997....001....1999....The Velvet Rope................................PLAT x 3......3,925,000.....3.24m-SScanMay11, + 420k-BMGclub ('97-'02)

2001....001....2001....All For You.........................................PLAT x 2......3,350,000.....3.11m-SScanMay11, + 100k-BMGclub ('01-'02)
2004....002....2004....Damita Jo...........................................Platinum......1,050,000.....1.01m-SScanMay11

2006....002....2006....20 Y.O................................................Platinum.........875,000.....679k (all vers)-SScanJan08 / 658k (main vers)-May11

2008....001....none....Discipline...................................................................485,000.....451k-SScanMay11

2009....022....none....Number Ones............................................................215,000.....176k-SScanJan11, 2-disc multiplier

2010....-----....none....Icon: Number Ones.....................................................40,000......4k-SScanSep10

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums.........................................335,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES...................................................................37,150,000
Total Soundscan-registered Album sales (1991 - Sep 2009) = 19,874,000



RIAA album Certification data as of July 1, 2014:

2.....Platinum..............2,000,000 disc units...........2,000,000 albums
2.....PLAT x 2.............4,000,000 disc units...........4,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 3.............3,000,000 disc units...........3,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 5.............5,000,000 disc units...........5,000,000 albums
2.....PLAT x 6...........12,000,000 disc units.........12,000,000 albums
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8...............................26,000,000 disc units.........26,000,000 albums

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LEANN RIMES - 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 have been released by LEANN RIMES' record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 LEANN RIMES tracks or at least 30 minutes of LEANN RIMES 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

1991....-----....none....Everybody's Sweetheart............................................................1,000.....Nor Va Jak-custom, deleted 1992
1994....-----....none....All That.....................................................................................15,000.....Nor Va Jak-1234, deleted 1995

1996....003....1999....Blue..............................................................PLAT x 6........6,440,000.....6.02m-SScanJul13
1997....001....1997....Unchained Melody - The Early Years..........PLAT x 2........2,700,000.....2.02m-SScanJan98
1997....001....1998....You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs...PLAT x 4........4,900,000.....4.66m-SScanJul13

1998....003....1998....Sittin' On Top Of The World.........................Platinum.........1,700,000.....1.30m-SScanJan99
1999....008....2000....Leann Rimes................................................Platinum.........1,200,000.....115k-SScanNov99w-1
2001....010....2001....I Need You...................................................Gold..................800,000.....653k-SScanDec01, Curb-77979, 10-tracks
2001....159....none....God Bless America................................................................125,000.....33k-SScanDec01

2002....-----....none....I Need You: Expanded Edition.................................................75,000.....Curb-78738, 15-tracks
2002....012....2002....Twisted Angel..............................................Gold...................550,000.....436k-SScanMay06
2003....024....2007....Greatest Hits................................................Platinum.........1,400,000.....1.15m-SScanJan08
2004....081....none....What A Wonderful World........................................................375,000.....347k-SScanJan12
2005....003....2005....This Woman.................................................Gold...................725,000.....618k-SScanMay06
2007....004....none....Family.....................................................................................400,000.....340k-SScanMay08
2011....032....none....Lady & Gentlemen....................................................................90,000.....20k-SScanOct11w-3
2013....036....none....Spitfire.......................................................................................55,000.....30k-SScanJul13

2014....-----....none....Dance Like You..Greatest Hits Remixes.....................................1,000.....Curb
+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums.......................................................123,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES.................................................................................21,675,000
Total Soundscan-registered Album sales (1991 - Dec 2012) = 20,500,000



RIAA album Certification data as of Aug 1, 2014:

3.....Gold....................1,500,000 disc units...........1,500,000 albums
3.....Platinum..............3,000,000 disc units...........3,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 2.............2,000,000 disc units...........2,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 4.............4,000,000 disc units...........4,000,000 albums
1.....PLAT x 6.............6,000,000 disc units...........6,000,000 albums
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9...............................16,500,000 disc units.........16,500,000 albums

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Enya is amazing.....32 million albums sold in the USA without ever having toured live and with very little spent on her promotion/PR.

That is a truly astonishing total indeed, especially when compared to some of the other artists data you've posted on these pages recently. She must be laughing all the way to the bank.

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Enya is amazing.....32 million albums sold in the USA without her ever having toured live and with very little spent on her promotion by the record companies.

Agreed. She's got some good music in her catalog that I still dig today. As for Janet, the All For You single was the last song of hers that I liked. The last cd of hers that I bought was Design of a Decade. I was never much of a Cher fan, outside of digging her radio hits.

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Cher's long-awaited new studio album has opened at #3 in the USA, with Week-1 sales of 63,000. Amazingly that's her highest-ever USA chart placing for a solo album (she has been higher with a 'Sonny & Cher' album).

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