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Posted by JoaoCarlos

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      This is a fascinating site for looking at artists worldwide album sales,which are also broken down by country.

      This is a link to Paul / Wings album sales which throws up some surprises. Who would have thought that Pipes of Peace would have sold more copies than Tug of War for example? indecision

      https://bestsellingalbums.org/artist/10186

        Kestrel wrote:

        This is a fascinating site for looking at artists worldwide album sales,which are also broken down by country.

        This is a link to Paul / Wings album sales which throws up some surprises. Who would have thought that Pipes of Peace would have sold more copies than Tug of War for example? indecision

        https://bestsellingalbums.org/artist/10186

        I am very surprised that "Pipes Of Peace" outsold "Tug Of War" especially since "Ebony and Ivory" was huge hit and "Take It Away" was a top 20 single.  The depressing thing is seeing how badly most McCartney albums have sold after Wings.  A great album like CHAOS" could not even sell 1 million albums worldwide -wow.  I was really stunned how badly "New" sold and it barely beat out album like RDR which was mostly 50's covers. It may sound mean but I am glad "Pure McCartney" sales were pathetic, they did such a bad job with song selection for this collection. Finally, I wish this list was updated because I would have really been interested in the sales numbers of "Egypt Station" and "McCartney III".  I am guessing 'Egypt Station" did not do that well after its initial week and "McCartney III" might have sold as well as something like RAM.

          Yankeefan2 wrote:

          Kestrel wrote:

          This is a fascinating site for looking at artists worldwide album sales,which are also broken down by country.

          This is a link to Paul / Wings album sales which throws up some surprises. Who would have thought that Pipes of Peace would have sold more copies than Tug of War for example? indecision

          https://bestsellingalbums.org/artist/10186

          I am very surprised that "Pipes Of Peace" outsold "Tug Of War" especially since "Ebony and Ivory" was huge hit and "Take It Away" was a top 20 single.  The depressing thing is seeing how badly most McCartney albums have sold after Wings.  A great album like CHAOS" could not even sell 1 million albums worldwide -wow.  I was really stunned how badly "New" sold and it barely beat out album like RDR which was mostly 50's covers. It may sound mean but I am glad "Pure McCartney" sales were pathetic, they did such a bad job with song selection for this collection. Finally, I wish this list was updated because I would have really been interested in the sales numbers of "Egypt Station" and "McCartney III".  I am guessing 'Egypt Station" did not do that well after its initial week and "McCartney III" might have sold as well as something like RAM.

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt_Station#:~:text=Egypt%20Station%20debuted%20at%20number,147%2C000%20were%20pure%20album%20sales).

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCartney_III#:~:text=The%20album%20reached%20the%20top,behind%20Taylor%20Swift's%20Evermore.

          Egypt Station did much better than McCIII:

          Egypt Station debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 in the issue dated 22 September 2018, earning 153,000 album equivalent units (of which 147,000 were pure album sales).[24] It is McCartney's first US number one album since Tug of War in 1982, as well as his eighth number one album overall and his first to debut atop the chart.[24] The album dropped to number eight in its second week, earning an additional 37,000 album-equivalent units in the United States.[25]

          Referring to McCartney III:

          In the US, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 107,000 equivalent album units – of which 104,000 were album sales – behind Taylor Swift's Evermore.[33] The placement earned McCartney the feat of being the first artist to have a new album at the top or second-top of the chart in each of the last six decades.[33] McCartney III was also the top-selling album in its debut week in the US, outselling Swift's Evermore and Eminem's Music to Be Murdered By – Side B in pure sales (not including equivalent album units).[34]The album also recorded the third largest US vinyl sales week since Nielsen SoundScan tracking era began in 1991.[34]

          RAM sold almost 4 million copies!

          https://chartmasters.org/2018/12/paul-mccartney-albums-and-songs-sales/

            Victor wrote:

            It's amazing how low album sales in general are these days.  It makes the chart positions rather meaningless.  After all the hype McCartney III was off the Billboard chart after only four weeks.  It's probably his lowest selling album at about 200,000 copies sold in the US.  That's just a guess based on the first week sales but things tail off very quickly now.

            That may be true for older artist like McCartney but Taylor Swift's album "Folklore" sold 2 million copies worldwide in the first couple of weeks of its release. We all knew "McCartney III" would make good chart entry and quickly fade from the charts, that has been the pattern of his solo albums for many years. This is why I care more about  his albums critical reviews than his actual sales numbers.  

              Yankeefan2 wrote:

              Kestrel wrote:

              This is a fascinating site for looking at artists worldwide album sales,which are also broken down by country.

              This is a link to Paul / Wings album sales which throws up some surprises. Who would have thought that Pipes of Peace would have sold more copies than Tug of War for example? indecision

              https://bestsellingalbums.org/artist/10186

              I am very surprised that "Pipes Of Peace" outsold "Tug Of War" especially since "Ebony and Ivory" was huge hit and "Take It Away" was a top 20 single.  The depressing thing is seeing how badly most McCartney albums have sold after Wings.  A great album like CHAOS" could not even sell 1 million albums worldwide -wow.  I was really stunned how badly "New" sold and it barely beat out album like RDR which was mostly 50's covers. It may sound mean but I am glad "Pure McCartney" sales were pathetic, they did such a bad job with song selection for this collection. Finally, I wish this list was updated because I would have really been interested in the sales numbers of "Egypt Station" and "McCartney III".  I am guessing 'Egypt Station" did not do that well after its initial week and "McCartney III" might have sold as well as something like RAM.

               

                They sold, it's the bloody Wings albums.  Shut up!

                  Kestrel wrote:

                  This is a fascinating site for looking at artists worldwide album sales,which are also broken down by country.

                  This is a link to Paul / Wings album sales which throws up some surprises. Who would have thought that Pipes of Peace would have sold more copies than Tug of War for example? indecision

                  https://bestsellingalbums.org/artist/10186

                  This site is wrong.

                  Memory Almost Full, just to give an example, sold more than 2 Million worldwide (certified in Billboard, bpi etc). This site is ridiculous

                   

                    This site is a mess.

                    Kisses 60k in UK alone, not worldwide.

                    Flaming Pie and Red Rose 700k in US alone, not Worldwide

                    Etc etc etc.