Album artist 48 - Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden Chart Profile

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

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast 1982 UK 1 - Apr 1982 (34 weeks), Canada 3 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), BEA 2 of 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2002), Austria 3 - May 1982 (4 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1992), Sweden 7 - Apr 1982 (17 weeks), Germany 11 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), Norway 13 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 23 of 1982 (peak 4, 52 weeks), Billboard 33 - Apr 1982 (65 weeks), Italy 61 of 1982, Belgium 73 of all time (1982), Acclaimed 424 (1982), RYM 2 of 1982
2 Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son 1988 UK 1 - Apr 1988 (18 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1988, Switzerland 2 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Norway 3 - Apr 1988 (9 weeks), Sweden 3 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Apr 1988 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1988), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Austria 6 - May 1988 (4 months), Billboard 12 - Apr 1988 (22 weeks), US BB 42 of 1988, Italy 58 of 1988, France (InfoDisc) 65 of 1988 (peak 16, 4 weeks), RYM 8 of 1988
3 Iron Maiden A Matter of Life & Death 2006 Germany 1 for 1 week - Sep 2006, Germany 1 - Sep 2006 (3 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2006, Sweden 1 - Sep 2006 (14 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Sep 2006 (11 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 2006 (14 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 2006 (5 weeks), Austria 4 - Sep 2006 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2006), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), Billboard 9 - Sep 2006 (7 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Italy 33 of 2006, US BB 167 of 2006, RYM 14 of 2006
4 Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind 1983 Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1995), UK 3 - May 1983 (18 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Sweden 6 - May 1983 (16 weeks), Germany 8 - Jun 1983 (8 weeks), Norway 9 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Austria 10 - Jun 1983 (2 months), Billboard 14 - Jun 1983 (45 weeks), US BB 56 of 1983, Italy 89 of 1983, US CashBox 92 of 1983, RYM 6 of 1983
5 Iron Maiden Killers 1981 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1987), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1987), BEA 4 of 1981, Germany 10 - Apr 1981 (12 weeks), Sweden 11 - Mar 1981 (8 weeks), UK 12 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1981 (peak 1, 60 weeks), Norway 19 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Billboard 78 - Jun 1981 (23 weeks), Acclaimed 2921 (1981), RYM 31 of 1981
6 Iron Maiden The Final Frontier 2010 UK 1 - Aug 2010 (6 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 2010, Germany 1 - Aug 2010 (4 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 2010, Billboard 4 - Sep 2010 (8 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
7 Iron Maiden Powerslave 1984 Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), UK 2 - Sep 1984 (13 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1991), Norway 4 - Sep 1984 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1984), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Sweden 5 - Sep 1984 (10 weeks), Germany 9 - Sep 1984 (5 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Sep 1984 (7 weeks), Austria 16 - Nov 1984 (1 month), Billboard 21 - Sep 1984 (33 weeks), US CashBox 75 of 1984, RYM 8 of 1984
8 Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time 1986 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1992), UK 3 - Oct 1986 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1986), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Sweden 6 - Oct 1986 (10 weeks), Germany 8 - Oct 1986 (5 weeks), Norway 8 - Oct 1986 (5 weeks), Austria 10 - Nov 1986 (4 months), Billboard 11 - Oct 1986 (39 weeks), Switzerland 22 - Oct 1986 (4 weeks), US BB 46 of 1986, Italy 77 of 1986, RYM 26 of 1986
9 Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark 1992 UK 1 - May 1992 (5 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1992), Germany 5 - May 1992 (6 weeks), Switzerland 5 - May 1992 (15 weeks), Norway 6 - Jun 1992 (5 weeks), Sweden 8 - May 1992 (12 weeks), Austria 11 - Jun 1992 (4 months), Billboard 12 - May 1992 (13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1992 (peak 6, 15 weeks), US BB 57 of 1992, Italy 69 of 1992
10 Iron Maiden Dance Of Death 2003 Europe num 1 for 1 week - Sep 2003, Sweden 1 - Sep 2003 (9 weeks), UK 2 - Sep 2003 (5 weeks), Germany 2 - Sep 2003 (3 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Sep 2003 (5 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 2003 (6 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2003), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2005), Billboard 18 - Sep 2003 (4 weeks), Austria 22 - Oct 2003 (1 month), Italy 64 of 2003, Holland free40 65 of 2003
11 Iron Maiden Live After Death 1985 Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), UK 2 - Oct 1985 (14 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1991), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Sweden 8 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), Germany 10 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), Norway 13 - Oct 1985 (9 weeks), Billboard 22 - Nov 1985 (19 weeks), Switzerland 26 - Nov 1985 (1 week), RYM 3 of 1985
12 Iron Maiden No Prayer For The Dying 1990 UK 2 - Oct 1990 (14 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 1990 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1990), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1990), Sweden 6 - Oct 1990 (8 weeks), Germany 7 - Oct 1990 (5 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Oct 1990 (13 weeks), Billboard 17 - Oct 1990 (18 weeks), Austria 19 - Oct 1990 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 87 of 1990 (peak 28, 10 weeks), Italy 89 of 1990
13 Iron Maiden Brave New World 2000 Sweden 1 - Jun 2000 (14 weeks), Germany 3 - Jun 2000 (4 weeks), Norway 4 - Jun 2000 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 2005), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), UK 7 - Jun 2000 (4 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Jun 2000 (7 weeks), Austria 15 - Jun 2000 (1 month), Billboard 39 - Jun 2000 (10 weeks), Italy 60 of 2000, RYM 63 of 2000
14 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden 1980 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1995), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), UK 4 - Apr 1980 (17 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Sweden 27 - Aug 2009 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 68 of 1980 (peak 10, 32 weeks), Acclaimed 914 (1980), RYM 29 of 1980
15 Iron Maiden Flight 666 2009 Germany 6 - Jun 2009 (2 weeks), UK 15 - Jun 2009 (3 weeks), Norway 22 - Jun 2009 (4 weeks), Switzerland 24 - Jun 2009 (5 weeks), Sweden 25 - Jun 2009 (1 week), Billboard 34 - Jun 2009 (3 weeks), Austria 38 - Jun 2009 (1 month), RYM 65 of 2009
16 Iron Maiden A Real Live One 1993 UK 3 - Apr 1993 (4 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 1995), Switzerland 25 - Apr 1993 (7 weeks), Sweden 30 - Apr 1993 (4 weeks), Austria 34 - May 1993 (3 months), Italy 77 of 1993, Billboard 106 - Apr 1993 (2 weeks)
17 Iron Maiden The X Factor 1995 Sweden 4 - Oct 1995 (3 weeks), UK 8 - Oct 1995 (4 weeks), Norway 25 - Oct 1995 (2 weeks), Austria 26 - Oct 1995 (2 months), Switzerland 27 - Oct 1995 (3 weeks), Italy 74 of 1995, Billboard 147 - Oct 1995 (3 weeks)
18 Iron Maiden Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of: 1980-1989 2008 Sweden 2 - May 2008 (16 weeks), Norway 4 - May 2008 (17 weeks), UK 14 - May 2008 (4 weeks), Switzerland 31 - May 2008 (7 weeks), Billboard 58 - May 2008 (6 weeks)
19 Iron Maiden Rock In Rio 2002 Germany 13 - Apr 2002 (1 week), Norway 14 - Apr 2002 (3 weeks), Sweden 14 - Apr 2002 (3 weeks), UK 15 - Apr 2002 (1 week), Switzerland 17 - Apr 2002 (4 weeks), Billboard 186 - Apr 2002 (1 week), RYM 25 of 2002
20 Iron Maiden Death On The Road 2005 Sweden 7 - Sep 2005 (4 weeks), Norway 12 - Sep 2005 (6 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Sep 2005 (3 weeks), UK 22 - Sep 2005 (2 weeks), Austria 23 - Sep 2005 (1 month), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 2006), RYM 122 of 2005
21 Iron Maiden Virtual XI 1998 UK 16 - Apr 1998 (2 weeks), Sweden 16 - Apr 1998 (2 weeks), Austria 27 - Apr 1998 (2 months), Norway 28 - Apr 1998 (1 week), Switzerland 39 - Apr 1998 (1 week), Billboard 124 - Apr 1998 (1 week)
22 Iron Maiden A Real Dead One 1993 UK 12 - Oct 1993 (3 weeks), Sweden 14 - Oct 1993 (3 weeks), Switzerland 37 - Nov 1993 (1 week), Billboard 140 - Nov 1993 (1 week)
23 Iron Maiden The Best Of The Beast 1996 UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 2002), Sweden 11 - Oct 1996 (8 weeks), UK 16 - Oct 1996 (5 weeks), Italy 95 of 1996
24 Iron Maiden Edward The Great - The Greatest Hits 2002 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2004), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Oct 2006), Sweden 16 - Nov 2002 (10 weeks)
25 Iron Maiden En Vivo!: Live At Estadio Nacional, Santiago 2012 Germany 4 - Apr 2012 (1 week), Billboard 80 - Apr 2012 (1 week)
26 Iron Maiden From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010 2011 UK 19 - Jun 2011 (2 weeks), Billboard 86 - Jun 2011 (1 week)
27 Iron Maiden Maiden England '88 1989 Billboard 148 - Apr 2013 (1 week), RYM 55 of 1989
28 Iron Maiden Run To The Hills/The Number Of The Beast 1990 UK 3 - Mar 1990 (2 weeks)
29 Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls 2015 Billboard 4 - Sep 2015 (6 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Australia (ARIA) 69 of 2015
30 Iron Maiden Maiden Japan 1981 Billboard 89 - Oct 1981 (29 weeks)
31 Iron Maiden Purgatory/Maiden Japan 1990 UK 5 - Mar 1990 (3 weeks)
32 Iron Maiden Flight Of Icarus/The Trooper 1990 UK 7 - Mar 1990 (2 weeks)
33 Iron Maiden Wasted Years/Stranger In A Strange Land 1990 UK 9 - Apr 1990 (2 weeks)
34 Iron Maiden Running Free (Live)/Run To The Hills (Live) 1990 UK 9 - Apr 1990 (2 weeks)
35 Iron Maiden Women In Uniform/Twilight Zone 1990 UK 10 - Mar 1990 (3 weeks)
36 Iron Maiden Can I Play With Madness/The Evil That Men Do 1990 UK 10 - Apr 1990 (3 weeks)
37 Iron Maiden Running Free/Sanctuary 1990 UK 10 - Feb 1990 (4 weeks)
38 Iron Maiden 2 Minutes To Midnight/Aces High 1990 UK 11 - Mar 1990 (2 weeks)
39 Iron Maiden The Clairvoyant/Infinite Dreams (Live) 1990 UK 11 - Apr 1990 (2 weeks)
40 Iron Maiden Live At Donnington 1993 UK 23 - Nov 1993 (1 week)
41 Iron Maiden Beast Over Hammersmith 2002 RYM 22 of 2002

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24 Sep 2016

(2) Double & (1) Triple Listing

#10 & #28 are the same (Powerslave). Also #25 & #34 (En Vivo...). Finally #21 & #31 & #33 are all the same (Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989).

Data fixed, thanks


4 Jan 2015

The Nielsen soundscan figures of iron maiden's Uk sales seem to indicate thattheir certifications are outdated, it also seems probable for their sales in Germany and France.


14 Apr 2013

sales

that can't be right somewhere in time wasn't the 2nd best, Piece of mind comes after number of the beast in sales, followed by live after death,then powerslave.

somewhere in time wasn't the best, it was popular in the US , because their previous songs had been causing suicides there. So , they wrote "wasted years", as the demand of the states.

as a result wasted years was a no. 1 hit in the US mainstream charts. it also reached #11, their highest chart position in the US till " a matter of life and death". But thhat's all this album didn't sell as good as the others mentioned above.

The ranking are by success, not by album sales (album sales numbers are very unreliable and we notice you don't say where your numbers come from).

"The Number Of The Beast" was a hit in 10 countries, including number one in the UK and being in the "Acclaimed Albums" list. "Piece Of Mind" was a hit in 8 countries. So "The Number Of The Beast" was a greater worldwide success. The ordering of the three albumbs "Piece Of Mind", "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" and "Powerslave" is fairly dependant on the details of the scoring, but "The Number Of The Beast" is clearly higher scoring than all three.


2 Mar 2013

according to EMI, The Number of the Beast and Somewhere in Time are the 2 best selling albums of theirs. TNOTB sold an estimated 14,000,000 world wide and is estimated that SIT sold more than 7,000,000 world wide


16 Dec 2012

Iron maiden

Did iron maiden sale more than 50 million? is it possible they sold over a 100 million worldwide?

We have no idea. We continue to believe that there are NO estimates of album sales that should be trusted (and in that we include our own)


9 Sep 2012

Iron Maiden

how many copies "the number of the beast" sold worldwide ?

As we've said (on the sales estimates page) we don't know (and suspect no one does).


20 Aug 2012

Iron Maiden

Maiden also charted in countries such as Germany,Finland,etc.` But i can't see them chart here.Is it because they didn't chart that year? Can you please take a lopk at this. Thanks.

We do not have any chart for Finland, and Iron Maiden don't have any entries in Germany.


2 Mar 2012

Iron Maiden

In your list there two albums called Live After Death - and both are from 1985. I guess, that it has to be only one album...

That does seem likely, we've updated the data, thanks for the input.