Since the release of their digitally remastered CDs on 9/9/09, the Beatles have broken multiple chart records around the world. Consumers purchased more than 2.25 million copies of the Beatles’ remastered albums individually and in two multiple-CD boxed sets in stereo and in mono during the first five days of release (excluding non-traditional retail outlets whose sales are not tracked by the chart compilers) in North America, Japan and the UK, EMI reported Tuesday. The albums were crafted for re-release by a team of engineers at Abbey Road Studios over a four-year period.
In the U.S., consumers purchased more than one million copies of re-mastered Beatles titles, and the individual CD and boxed sets debuted strongly across multiple Billboard charts during the first five days of release.
The Beatles set a new record for the most simultaneous titles by a single artist (18), including five of the top 10 and nine of the top 20 on Billboard’s Comprehensive Albums chart, which lists the most popular album releases in the U.S., including current and catalogue titles. And on the Pop Catalog chart, the Beatles set another new Billboard chart first for the most simultaneous titles in the top 50 (16), besting a record they themselves set in December, 1965, with 12 titles. "The Beatles in Stereo" boxed set debuted at number 15, and "The Beatles in Mono" limited edition boxed set debuted at number 40 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
The Beatles have nine of the chart’s top 10 titles and all 14 re-mastered CDs in the top 20, led by "Abbey Road" at number one and "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" at number two.
In the UK, the Beatles had four titles in the top 10, seven in the top 40 and 16 in the top 75 in last week’s chart, including both the stereo and mono boxes, as well as the "Beatles 1" compilation. This set a new record for the most simultaneous albums in the UK charts, according to the UK Official Charts Company. In this week’s UK chart, the Beatles have 13 albums in the top 75. A further 84,000 CDs were sold last week, bringing their total sales of the remasters to more than 354,000 in 11 days and their total UK sales this decade to 6,755,000, according to EMI.
More international sales reports:
Japan: All 14 re-mastered titles and boxed sets debuted in the top 25 of the international chart, including seven of the top 10, led by the stereo boxed set at number two, the mono boxed set at number three, "Abbey Road" at four and "Let It Be" at six. More than 840,000 Beatles albums -- individual and box sets -- were purchased by consumers in Japan in the first three days of sales.
Canada: The Beatles hold the top 11 spots and 15 of the top 20 catalogue titles. The stereo boxed set, which debuted at number four, is the highest debut for a boxed set in Canada since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales. Cumulative sales for all titles were just under 160,000 over the counter, reports EMI.
France: All 14 of the re-mastered titles and boxed sets entered the latest album chart, including three in the top 10, led by "Abbey Road" at number four. This set a new record for the most original studio albums in the French album chart in one week.
Italy: The Beatles have 17 titles in the current chart, including all 14 re-mastered titles, the two boxed sets plus the ‘Beatles 1’ compilation, setting a record for the most simultaneous entries in the album chart.
Belgium: Chart compiler Ultrapop reports the Beatles set a new record for the most simultaneous albums in the Belgian charts with 17 entries in the current chart, again the 14 re-mastered titles, two boxed sets and the ‘Beatles 1’ compilation.
Sweden: IFPI reports the Beatles set a Swedish chart record with 16 titles simultaneously in the top 60, topped by "Abbey Road" at number six.
Argentina: The Beatles' remasters hold seven of the current top 10 album chart positions, led by "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" at number two, "Abbey Road" at number three and "The Beatles" (The White Album) at number four. EMI reports all 14 remastered CDs are in the top 20, with the box sets at #73 and #74 in the chart.
Spain: Thirteen Beatles albums plus both boxed sets debuted in the latest chart, which set a record for a single artist. The combined sales of the boxed sets places them at number four in the chart, EMI says.
Poland: All 14 remastered albums and two boxed sets are in the current top 100, topped by "Abbey Road" at #6. This sets a record for the highest number of simultaneous entries in the Polish chart.
Switzerland: Fourteen Beatles titles, including the stereo boxed set, debuted in the most recent album chart, another record for the most simultaneous titles in the album chart.
Denmark: Fourteen remastered Beatles titles, plus the ‘Beatles 1’ compilation, are on the charts there. Four are in the top 20.
Australia: The Beatles have 14 titles in the current chart, including the "Beatles 1" compilation.
Germany: The Beatles ranked third highest best seller thanks to the combined sales of the stereo and mono boxed sets (with each boxed set counting as one unit sold).
Austria: The current top 75 contains 12 re-mastered titles and the stereo boxed set.
Portugal: Remastered titles hold 11 places in the current top 30 album chart, including three of the top 10.
Norway: The stereo and mono boxed sets debut in a combined listing at number three. Twelve more remastered titles are in the top 100.
Colombia: The Beatles remastered CDs occupy half of the current top 10 charted albums.
Korea: The Beatles occupied 16 of the top 17 spots in Korea’s Hottracks album chart during the first week of sales.http://www.examiner.com/x-2082-Beatles-Examiner~y2009m9d22-Beatles-remastered-CDs-updat...
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