ABBA  sales in Germany

German sales

certifications - albums 



2,500,000 Gold 

750,000 Very Best Of 

500,000 Best Of 

250 000 Greatest Hits 

500,000 Greatest Hits 2 

300,000 The Definitive Collection

300,000 The Complete Singles Collection

250,000 the Singles 

250,000 A wie Abba 

250,000 16 Hits 

250,000 more Gold


Studio albums

1,000,000 Arrival 

1,000,000 Super Trouper 

500,000 Waterloo 

500,000 The Album 

500,000 Voulez Vous 

500,000 The Visitors 


total 10,100,000 


Certification levels based on date of release

database  certification levels by era

 ABBA Gold is one of the biggest selling albums ever in Germany!

NB Certifications based on year of release, so for example until 1999 Platinum was 500,000 and Gold 250,000. Those certifications have subsequently been downgraded. 

Sales higher than 10 million as several albums eg ABBA studio albums and numerous compilations would have sold but not enough for individual certifications. The certificated sales are in most cases minimum sales. Real sales probably 12-13 million.


German singles:

Only Fernando received a certification for 500,000 sales. ABBA's other eight number ones - and #2 Honey Honey, would have sold in the region of 250,000 to almost 500,000. Sales are lower than the UK.

Top 25 German Singles - based on Top 10 chart performance

 For an estimate of German singles sales read this