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BLACK SABBATH - 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 BLACK SABBATH's record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 BLACK SABBATH tracks or at least 30 minutes of BLACK SABBATH 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....023....1986....Black Sabbath..............................................Platinum........1,800,000.....406k-SScanJul13
1971....012....1995....Paranoid.......................................................PLAT x 4.......5,175,000.....1.68m-SScanApr14 (1.16m-Jan04)

1971....008....2001....Master Of Reality..........................................PLAT x 2.......2,225,000.....352k-SScanJan07

1972....013....1986....Black Sabbath, Vol. 4...................................Platinum........1,700,000.....344k-SScanJul13

1973....011....1986....Sabbath Bloody Sabbath..............................Platinum........1,600,000.....293k-SScanJan07

1975....028....1997....Sabotage......................................................Gold..................725,000.....223k-SScanJan07

1976....048....2000....We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n Roll..............PLAT x 2........2,500,000.....1.14m-SScanJan07, 1-disc multiplier

1976....051....1997....Technical Ecstasy........................................Gold..................600,000.....127k-SScanJan07

1978....069....1997....Never Say Die..............................................Gold..................600,000.....148k-SScanJan07

1980....028....1986....Heaven And Hell..........................................Platinum.........1,600,000.....315k-SScanJan07

1981....029....1986....Mob Rules....................................................Gold..................700,000.....138k-SScanJan07

1982....037....none....Live Evil.................................................................................400,000.....107k-SScanJan07, 1-disc multiplier

1983....039....none....Born Again.............................................................................275,000.....37k-SScanJan07

1986....078....none....Seventh Star..........................................................................150,000.....2k-SScanJan07

1987....-----....none....Live At Last............................................................................200,000.....33k-SScanJan07, CSL-6001, US premier of '80 Euro Lp

1987....-----....none....Greatest Hits..........................................................................500,000.....323k-SScanJan07, CSL-6002, US premier of '77 Euro Lp

1987....168....none....The Eternal Idol......................................................................100,000.....18k-SScanJan07

1988....-----....none....Children Of The Grave...........................................................100,000......CSL-6011

1989....115....none....Headless Cross......................................................................160,000.....37k-SScanJan07

1990....-----....none....Tyr..........................................................................................130,000......49k-SScanJan07

1992....044....none....Dehumanizer..........................................................................300,000.....211k-SScanMay07

1994....122....none....Cross Purposes......................................................................140,000.....98k-SScanNov10

1995....-----....none....Forbidden...............................................................................100,000.....67k-SScanNov10

1996....-----....none....We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'n Roll, Vol. II...............................70,000.....CSL-6052

1996....-----....none....Under Wheels Of Confusion: 1970-1987.................................20,000.....13k-SScanJan07, 4-disc multiplier

1998....011....1999....Reunion........................................................Platinum............565,000.....501k-SScanJan07, 2-disc multiplier for cert

2000....-----....none....Best Of Black Sabbath...........................................................135,000.....88k-SScanJan07, 2-disc multiplier

2002....114....none....Past Lives...............................................................................135,000.....108k-SScanJan07, 2-disc multiplier

2002....-----....none....Symptom Of The Universe: 1970-78......................................115,000.....88k-SScanJan07, 2-disc multiplier

2004....-----....none....Black Box: 1970-1978..............................................................40,000.....26k-SScanJan07, 8-disc multiplier

2006....096....none....Greatest Hits: 1970-1978........................................................565,000.....535k-SScanJul13

2007....054....none....Black Sabbath: The Dio Years................................................205,000.....191k-SScanApr13

2007....-----....none....Live At Hammersmith Odeon......................................................8,000.....Rhino, Limited Edition (5k on cd, 3k on vinyl)

2008....-----....none....The Rules Of Hell......................................................................27,000.....2.6k-SScanJul08w-1, 5-disc multiplier

2013....001....none....13............................................................................................365,000.....362k-SScanApr14

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums.......................................................370,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES.................................................................................24,400,000

Total Soundscan-registered album sales = ?

RIAA album Certification data as of Apr 1, 2014:

4....Gold...................2,000,000 disc units...........2,000,000 albums

5....Platinum.............5,000,000 disc units...........4,500,000 albums

2....PLAT x 2............4,000,000 disc units...........4,000,000 albums

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

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12...........................15,000,000 disc units.........14,500,000 albums

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OZZY OSBOURNE - 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 OZZY OSBOURNE's record company or specifically licensed by them

* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases (i.e. 'Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Rhoads', etc)

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

1981....021....1997....The Blizzard Of Ozz...............................PLAT x 4........4,500,000.....1.22m (all versions)-SScanAug06 (438k-SScanJun11-'02re)

1981....016....1994....Diary Of A Madman................................PLAT x 3........3,800,000.....909k (all versions)-SScanAug06

1982....014....1992....Speak Of The Devil.................................Platinum........1,400,000.....283k-SScanAug06

1983....019....2000....Bark At The Moon...................................PLAT x 3........3,150,000.....434k-SScanAug06

1986....006....1994....The Ultimate Sin.....................................PLAT x 2........2,400,000.....541k-SScanAug06

1988....013....1997....No Rest For The Wicked........................PLAT x 2........2,300,000.....818k (all versions)-SScanAug06 (92k-SScanSep11-'02re)

1990....163....none....Ten Commandments..........................................................50,000.....Priority CDL-57129, Limited Edition, deleted 1991

1990....058....1993....Just Say Ozzy.........................................Gold..................450,000.....284k-SScanAug06, '93 cert for 250k, not 500k (EP)

1991....007....2000....No More Tears........................................PLAT x 4........4,200,000.....3.31m-SScanAug06

1993....022....2000....Live And Loud.........................................Platinum............800,000.....668k-SScanAug06, 2-disc multiplier for cert

1995....004....1999....Ozzmosis................................................PLAT x 2........2,300,000.....1.65m-SScanAug06

1997....013....2001....The Ozzman Cometh: Best Of................PLAT x 2........2,600,000.....1.99m (all versions)-SScanAug06 (459k-SScanJan12-'02re)

2001....004....2003....Down To Earth........................................Platinum.........1,100,000.....936k-SScanAug11

2002....070....none....Live At Budokan................................................................200,000.....144k-SScanAug06, 2-disc multiplier

2003....081....2005....Essential Ozzy Osbourne.......................Gold...................750,000.....660k-SScanJan08, 2-disc multiplier for cert

2005....036....2005....Prince Of Darkness.................................Gold..................140,000.....102k-SScanAug06, 4-disc multiplier for cert

2005....134....none....Under Cover......................................................................100,000.....58k-SScanAug06

2007....003....2007....Black Rain...............................................Gold..................565,000.....535k-SScanMay10

2010....004....none....Scream..............................................................................315,000.....270k-SScanMay11

2010....-----....none....i-Tunes Festival: London 2010............................................10,000.....download-only release

2011....-----....none....30th Anniversary Collectors Box.........................................15,000.....3cds + 2 vinyl Lps + Dvd video

2012....-----....none....Ozzy Live...............................................................................5,000.....2k-SScanJun13, Limited Edition, vinyl-only

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums.................................................325,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES...........................................................................31,475,000

Total Soundscan-registered album sales (1991 - Jan 2004) = 13,810,000

RIAA album Certification data as of Aug 1, 2013:

4....Gold...................1,750,000 disc units...........1,125,000 albums

3....Platinum.............3,000,000 disc units...........2,500,000 albums

4....PLAT x 2............8,000,000 disc units...........8,000,000 albums

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

2....PLAT x 4............8,000,000 disc units...........8,000,000 albums

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16...........................26,750,000 disc units.........25,625,000 albums

NOTE: 1990's 'Just Say Ozzy' and 2010's 'I-Tunes Festival' are classified as EPs by some, albums by others. Both have been included as albums (above) since the running time for each exceeds 30 minutes. 'Just Say Ozzy' was certified "Gold" by the RIAA under its Short-Form Album classification rules of 1993 - for unit sales of 250k, not 500k. The 1987 album "Tribute" is not included above, as this is a Collaborative work (Osbourne & Rhoads) and is certified as such by the RIAA.

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ALICE COOPER - 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 ALICE COOPER's record company or specifically licensed by them

* 'Various Artists' and Collaboration releases

* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 ALICE COOOPER tracks or at least 30 minutes of ALICE COOPER 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....193....none....Pretties For You.........................................................250,000.....

1970....-----....none....Easy Action................................................................225,000.....

1971....035....2001....Love It To Death...............................Platinum........1,100,000.....

1971....021....1986....Killer..................................................Platinum........1,600,000.....

1972....002....1990....School's Out......................................Platinum........1,700,000.....

1973....001....1986....Billion Dollar Babies..........................Platinum........1,700,000.....115k-SScanAug05

1973....010....1973....Muscle Of Love.................................Gold..................775,000.....

1974....008....1986....Greatest Hits.....................................Platinum.........2,000,000.....456k-SScanJan02 (18k-digital-SScanJun12)

1975....005....1990....Welcome To My Nightmare..............Platinum.........1,600,000.....12k (remaster edition)-SScanAug04

1976....027....1976....Alice Cooper Goes To Hell...............Gold...................800,000.....

1977....042....none....Lace And Whiskey......................................................400,000.....

1977....131....none....The Alice Cooper Show..............................................200,000.....

1978....060....none....From The Inside..........................................................300,000.....

1980....044....none....Flush The Fashion......................................................400,000.....cert 50k in Canada in 1982

1981....125....none....Special Forces............................................................185,000.....

1982....-----....none....Toronto Rock 'N Roll Revival 1969...............................10,000.....Accord SN-7162, deleted mid-80's

1982....-----....none....Zipper Catches Skin....................................................135,000.....

1983....-----....none....DaDa...........................................................................135,000.....

1986....059....none....Constrictor...................................................................400,000.....cert 50k in Canada in 1987

1987....073....none....Raise Your Fist And Yell.............................................325,000.....cert 50k in Canada in 1988

1987....-----....none....A Man Called Alice........................................................40,000.....Pair PDL2-1183, deleted early 90's

1989....020....1990....Trash..................................................Platinum........1,250,000.....203k-SScanJan02

1989....-----....none....The Beast Of Alice Cooper.........................................100,000.....Warner-41781

1989....-----....none....Prince Of Darkness.....................................................100,000.....Mca-42315

1991....047....2007....Hey Stoopid.................................................................500,000.....348k-SScanJan02

1992....-----....none....Live At The Whisky A-Go-Go 1969...............................20,000.....Rhino-70369

1994....068....none....The Last Temptation...................................................150,000.....107k-SScanJan02

1995....-----....none....Classicks.....................................................................300,000.....238k-SScanJan02

1997....-----....none....A Fistful Of Alice............................................................90,000.....61k-SScanDec01, Guardian

1998....-----....none....A Nice Nightmare..........................................................35,000.....Sony Special Products A-28517

1999....-----....none....Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper..................................55,000.....36k-SScanDec03, 4-disc multiplier, Rhino

1999....-----....none....Super Hits.....................................................................75,000.....SBME Special Markets-705364

2000....193....none....Brutal Planet.................................................................90,000.....62k-SScanSep04

2001....-----....none....Mascara & Monsters: Best Of.....................................170,000.....Rhino-75806

2001....-----....none....Alice Cooper Live: Toronto 1969..................................10,000.....Laserlight-21773

2001....197....none....Dragontown..................................................................65,000.....34k-SScanOct02 + 2k-Oct02 ('02re)

2002....-----....none....The Essentials..............................................................60,000.....Rhino

2003....184....none....The Eyes Of Alice Cooper............................................60,000.....28k-SScanAug04

2004....-----....none....School's Out And Other Hits.........................................40,000.....Rhino Flashback-78997

2005....169....none....Dirty Diamonds.............................................................55,000.....6.5k-SScanAug05w-1, New West-6078

2007....-----....none....Extended Versions........................................................30,000.....SBME Special Markets-706152

2008....053....none....Along Came A Spider....................................................70,000.....18k-SScanAug08, STMH

2009....-----....none....Triple Feature..................................................................5,000.....Sony A759795, 3cd (Trash/Stoopid/Temptation pack)

2011....-----....none....Old School: 1964-1974..................................................10,000.....Bigger Picture/Ume, 4cds +dvd

2011....022....none....Welcome 2 My Nightmare...........................................100,000.....28k-SScanOct11

2012....-----....none....Playlist: Very Best Of Alice Cooper...............................10,000.....Sony-195405

2012....-----....none....No More Mr Nice Guy Live..............................................8,000.....4 Worlds Media-135779, 2cds

2013....-----....none....Original Album Series Box..............................................2,000......Rhino-522056, 5cds

+ domestic US sales of foreign-pressed albums...........................................360,000

TOTAL US ALBUM SALES.....................................................................18,100,000

Total Soundscan-registered album sales (1991 - Dec 2005) = 3,000,000

RIAA album Certification data as of Apr 1, 2014:

2....Gold...................1,000,000 disc units...........1,000,000 albums

7....Platinum.............7,000,000 disc units...........7,000,000 albums

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9...............................8,000,000 disc units...........8,000,000 albums

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Alice Cooper data now added (above).

Except for those several years in the mid-70's he's always been more of a concert ticket-selling force than an album-selling force. Interestingly his best market for album sales relative to market size seems to be Canada

Hopefully more (and more current) Soundscan data will surface for Alice. Not much seems to have leaked.

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Earthslayer,

What about Heaven & Hell "The Devil You Know" soundscans? What about Dio soundscan history?

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