ABBA’s ‘Gold’ overtakes The Beatles to become second biggest selling UK album

By Live4ever - Posted on 20 May 2013 at 4:33am

ABBA‘s ‘Gold‘ collection is now the second biggest selling album in the UK, trailing only Queen‘s own singles compilation ‘Greatest Hits‘.

‘Gold’ has moved past The Beatles‘ ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘, though the Fab Four’s all-time classic 1967 LP still holds the distinction of being Britain’s top selling studio record, with Adele‘s ‘21‘ and Oasis‘ 1995 effort ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory‘ also in the Top 5.

According to the Official Charts Company, ‘Gold’ has now nudged ahead of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ by 15,000 units, making a total of just over 5.1 million sales since its release in 1992. “It feels unreal – outselling the greatest record of all time,” ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has said.

Queen’s first greatest hits album, featuring many of their enduring favourites up to the year 1980 and later followed by two further editions in 1991 and 1999, leads the way with 5.9 million sales. Meanwhile, Adele’s ’21’ has shifted a staggering 4.6 million copies in the two years since its release.

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