Abba’s gold album reached 1,000 weeks on the UK’s best-selling album chart. The director of the official charting company praised the achievement in a statement.
Swedish pop icons ABBA made chart history in the UK, with her gold album becoming the first to hit 1,000 weeks on the best-selling album chart.
The record reached #1 on its original release in September 1992, and in the years since, it has enjoyed eight straight weeks of top charts. It also recorded cumulative sales of 5.61 million, while remaining in the top 100 list. Its continued popularity has now earned ABBA’s place in the record books.
Bob Marley and the Queen are also in the ranks
“A 1,000 week build-up on the official album chart, 20 years on the charts, is pretty impressive,” said Martin Talbot, CEO of Official Charts Company. This underscores not only its incredible popularity, but how well it connects with each new generation.”
ABBA probably won’t be the only group to boast this impressive feat for so long, as the Bob Marley & The Wailers retrospective, Legend, follows the Swedes closely with 984 weeks in the ratings, while Queen’s Greatest Hits have been a staple for 952 weeks.
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