Album artist 35 - Abba

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Abba Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Abba. A list of songs by Abba can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

Success at the EuroVision song contest was the key event that made Abba the leading song act of 1975 and 1976.

The group was named after the initials of its members, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad-Fredriksson.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Abba Gold, Greatest Hits 1992 UK 1 - Oct 1992 (488 weeks), Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1992, Germany 1 - Oct 1992 (30 weeks), Europe num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1992, Austria 1 - Oct 1992 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1992 (126 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1992 (87 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1992 (68 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1992, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2002), UK 13 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2005), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Sep 1995), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 2000), UK all time album 2 (1992), UK 5 of all time (3.9 M claimed) (1992), New Zealand 6 of all time (1992, 16 X Platinum), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1994, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 20 - 21 M, Finland 21 of all time (claimed 132,051) (1992), Global 24 - 22 M claimed, Italy 27 of 1992, Internet 34 - 23 M claimed (1992), France (InfoDisc) 50 of 1993 (peak 5, 16 weeks), Billboard 63 - Oct 1993 (104 weeks)
2 Abba Arrival 1976 UK 1 - Nov 1976 (92 weeks), Germany 1 for 15 weeks - Feb 1977, Norway 1 - Oct 1976 (34 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 1976 (30 weeks), Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1976, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Nov 1976, Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1976), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1977), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1977), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1976 (peak 1), Austria 12 - Jan 1977 (8 months), Billboard 20 - Jan 1977 (50 weeks), Channel4 28, Italy 36 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 47 of 1976 (peak 9, 25 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 47 of all time, UK Radio2 51, Finland 86 of all time (claimed 86,420) (1976), Acclaimed 656 (1976), RYM 67 of 1976, Xgau rating C (1977)
3 Abba Abba's Greatest Hits 1976 UK 1 - Apr 1976 (130 weeks), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1976, Norway 1 - Jan 1976 (61 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1975 (37 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 18 - Feb 1976, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1976), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), UK 27 of all time (2.6 M claimed) (1976), Billboard 48 - Sep 1976 (61 weeks), Italy 53 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 63 of 1976 (peak 5, 16 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
4 Abba Super Trouper 1980 UK 1 - Nov 1980 (43 weeks), Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1980, Germany 1 - Nov 1980 (26 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1980 (28 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1980 (21 weeks), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1980), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1982), Austria 3 - Dec 1980 (9 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1981), Billboard 17 - Dec 1980 (38 weeks), Italy 37 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1980 (peak 4, 53 weeks), UK Radio2 73, US CashBox 79 of 1981, RYM 61 of 1980
5 Abba The Album 1978 UK 1 - Feb 1978 (61 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1977 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1977 (16 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 5 - Feb 1978, Austria 2 - Feb 1978 (11 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1978), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1981), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Germany 6 - May 1978 (20 weeks), Billboard 14 - Feb 1978 (41 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 53 of 1978 (peak 10, 50 weeks), US BB 75 of 1978, Italy 88 of 1978, UK Radio2 97, RYM 104 of 1977
6 Abba The Visitors 1981 UK 1 - Dec 1981 (21 weeks), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1982, Germany 1 - Dec 1981 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1981 (15 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1981), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1982), Austria 3 - Jan 1982 (5 months), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), Billboard 29 - Jan 1982 (17 weeks), Italy 81 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 94 of 1982 (peak 17, 16 weeks), RYM 61 of 1981
7 Abba Voulez-Vous 1979 UK 1 - May 1979 (42 weeks), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1979, Germany 1 - May 1979 (22 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1979 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1979 (26 weeks), Austria 2 - Jun 1979 (12 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1979), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1979), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1980), Billboard 19 - Jul 1979 (27 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1979 (peak 13, 38 weeks), UK Radio2 93, Finland 100 of all time (claimed 82,340) (1979), RYM 134 of 1979
8 Abba Abba 1975 Norway 1 - May 1975 (61 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1975 (16 weeks), Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 1975, Australia (Kent) 3 of 1976 (peak 3), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1978), UK 13 - Jan 1976 (10 weeks), Italy 32 of 1976, Billboard 174 - Nov 1975 (3 weeks), RYM 150 of 1975
9 Abba Greatest Hits II 1979 UK 1 - Nov 1979 (63 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1980, Austria 2 - Jan 1980 (9 months), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1981), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1980), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1990), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1981), Germany 6 - Nov 1979 (23 weeks), Sweden 20 - Nov 1979 (10 weeks), Norway 25 - Nov 1979 (4 weeks), Billboard 46 - Dec 1979 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 69 of 1979 (peak 10, 26 weeks), Xgau rating C (1979)
10 Abba The Best Of 1976 Austria 1 - Apr 1976 (14 months), Australia num 1 for 16 weeks - Mar 1976, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1976 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 of all time (1975, 24 X Platinum), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1977), Norway 14 - Dec 1975 (2 weeks)
11 Abba The Singles, The First Ten Years 1982 UK 1 - Nov 1982 (22 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Germany 5 - Dec 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden 29 - Dec 1982 (5 weeks), Norway 33 - Dec 1982 (1 week), Billboard 62 - Dec 1982 (18 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1982 (peak 12, 25 weeks)
12 Abba Waterloo 1974 Norway 1 - Apr 1974 (24 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), UK 28 - Jun 1974 (2 weeks), Billboard 145 - Aug 1974 (8 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1976)
13 Abba The Definitive Collection 2001 Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Norway 8 - Jul 2004 (10 weeks), Germany 14 - Apr 2004 (69 weeks), UK 17 - Nov 2001 (1 week), Sweden 26 - Nov 2001 (9 weeks), Switzerland 34 - Apr 2004 (7 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 55 of 2003, Italy 69 of 2001, Rolling Stone 180, Billboard 186 - Nov 2001 (1 week)
14 Abba More Abba Gold 1993 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1999), Sweden 3 - Jun 1993 (10 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2004), Germany 9 - Jun 1993 (6 weeks), UK 13 - Jun 1993 (33 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Jun 1993 (15 weeks), Austria 14 - Jul 1993 (4 months), Norway 16 - Jun 1993 (7 weeks)
15 Abba A wie Abba 1981 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1981, Germany 1 - May 1981 (14 weeks), Austria 1 - Jun 1981 (6 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981)
16 Abba Number Ones 2006 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Jan 2007, UK 15 - Nov 2006 (7 weeks), Sweden 20 - Dec 2006 (8 weeks), Norway 25 - May 2008 (2 weeks), Austria 27 - Dec 2006 (2 months), Switzerland 53 - Dec 2006 (12 weeks)
17 Abba 20th Century Masters - The Best Of Abba 2011 Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2001), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2003), Billboard 189 - Dec 2011 (1 week)
18 Abba The Very Best Of 1977 Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Austria 19 - Oct 1977 (2 months)
19 Abba The Albums 2008 Sweden 4 - Oct 2008 (16 weeks), Norway 7 - Nov 2008 (11 weeks), Switzerland 68 - Nov 2008 (5 weeks), UK 89 - Dec 2008 (4 weeks)
20 Abba Thank You For The Music 1983 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1983), UK 17 - Nov 1983 (12 weeks), Sweden 17 - Nov 1994 (2 weeks)
21 Abba I Love Abba 1983 Austria 5 - Dec 1983 (1 month), Germany 10 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks)
22 Abba The Complete Singles Collection 1999 Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), Switzerland 6 - Dec 1999 (13 weeks), Germany 10 - Dec 1999 (8 weeks), Austria 19 - Dec 1999 (4 months)
23 Abba Abba Gold 2008 Billboard 36 - Dec 2009 (27 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 39 of 2008
24 Abba Absolute Abba 1988 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1988), UK 70 - Nov 1988 (7 weeks)
25 Abba 18 Hits 2007 Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), UK 15 - Jan 2007 (26 weeks)
26 Abba Love Stories 1998 Norway 30 - Nov 1998 (5 weeks), Austria 38 - Dec 1998 (1 month), UK 51 - Nov 1998 (2 weeks)
27 Abba More ABBA Gold - More ABBA Hits 2008 Sweden 21 - Aug 2009 (2 weeks), Switzerland 56 - Aug 2008 (5 weeks)
28 Abba Ring Ring 1973 Norway 10 - Apr 1973 (15 weeks)
29 Abba The Collection 1987 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1990)
30 Abba The ABBA Story 1991 Switzerland 14 - May 2004 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 47 of 1991 (peak 2, 27 weeks)
31 Abba Abba Gold (25th Anniversary Edition) 1999 Australia (ARIA) 8 of 1999
32 Abba ABBA GOLD & MORE (ANNIVERSARY EDITION) 2014 Australia (ARIA) 88 of 2014
33 Abba Forever Gold 1996 France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1996 (peak 4, 66 weeks)
34 Abba Complete Gold Collection 2001 Australia (ARIA) 47 of 2001
35 Abba 16 Abba Hits unknown Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982)

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17 Oct 2016

#13 - 20th Century Masters - The Best Of

Based on time frame of 1978 it looks like the following Chart Entry should beremoved from here & transferred to #10 - The Best Of - (Germany Platinum cert. 1978).

Data fixed, thanks


24 Sep 2016

(2) Double & (2) Triple Listings

#3 & #22 are the same (Greatest Hits). Also #9 & #34 (Greatest Hits II). Also #1 & #26 & #30 are all the same (Gold, Greatest Hits). Finally #29 & #38 & #40 are all the same (Best Of: 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection).

Data fixed, thanks


7 Jul 2015

#23 - More ABBA Gold

The following Chart Entry should be moved from here to #14 (More ABBA Gold). Germany 9 - 6 weeks (June 1993).

That looks correct, there are multiple entries for some charts, so the German entry for 1993 should be "More ABBA Gold" but the two 2008 entries will stay as "More ABBA Gold - More ABBA Hits" since they seem to be distinct.

Thanks for the suggestion