BAD by MICHAEL JACKSON sales and awards

According to Sony Music Japan, BAD by MICHAEL JACKSON has sold 45,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (11,000,000 copies), United Kingdom (4,200,000 copies) and Germany (2,000,000 copies).

BAD certifications and sales

Country / region Sales Certification / source Certification date / sales as of
Argentina 60,000 1x Platinum
Argentina
Sales: 60,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Australia 420,000 6x Platinum JULY 2009
Australia
Sales: 420,000
Certification / note: 6x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: JULY 2009
Austria 200,000 4x Platinum 7 April, 1993
Austria
Sales: 200,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 7 April, 1993
Canada 700,000 7x Platinum 1988
Canada
Sales: 700,000
Certification / note: 7x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1988
Denmark 80,000 4x Platinum 10 November, 2020
Denmark
Sales: 80,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 10 November, 2020
Finland 51,287 IFPI Finland
Finland
Sales: 51,287
Certification / note: IFPI Finland
Certification Date / sales as of:
France 1,000,000 1x Diamond 1989
France
Sales: 1,000,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond
Certification Date / sales as of: 1989
Germany 2,000,000 4x Platinum 1987
Germany
Sales: 2,000,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1987
Hong Kong 20,000 1x Platinum
Hong Kong
Sales: 20,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
India 150,000 NEW YORK TIMES
India
Sales: 150,000
Certification / note: NEW YORK TIMES
Certification Date / sales as of:
Israel 20,000 1x Gold
Israel
Sales: 20,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of:
Japan 645,450 1x Gold November 1994
Japan
Sales: 645,450
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: November 1994
Latvia 112,000 14x Platinum 2001
Latvia
Sales: 112,000
Certification / note: 14x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2001
Mexico 350,000 1x Platinum + 1x Gold 10 August, 2009
Mexico
Sales: 350,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 10 August, 2009
Netherlands 100,000 1x Platinum 1987
Netherlands
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1987
New Zeland 135,000 9x Platinum
New Zeland
Sales: 135,000
Certification / note: 9x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Norway 169,885 Year-end list 1987
Norway
Sales: 169,885
Certification / note: Year-end list
Certification Date / sales as of: 1987
Poland 10,000 1x Gold 2012
Poland
Sales: 10,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 2012
Portugal 40,000 1x Platinum 1988
Portugal
Sales: 40,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1988
Singapore 5,000 1x Gold 2019
Singapore
Sales: 5,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 2019
Spain 300,000 3x Platinum 1987
Spain
Sales: 300,000
Certification / note: 3x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1987
Sweden 200,000 2x Platinum 15 June, 1988
Sweden
Sales: 200,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 15 June, 1988
United Kingdom 4,200,000 14x Platinum 26 November, 2021
United Kingdom
Sales: 4,200,000
Certification / note: 14x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 26 November, 2021
United States 11,000,000 11x Platinum August 20, 2021
United States
Sales: 11,000,000
Certification / note: 11x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: August 20, 2021
Europe (IFPI) 1,000,000 1x Platinum 2009
Europe (IFPI)
Sales: 1,000,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2009
Worldwide sales 45,000,000 Sony Music Japan
Total
Sales: 45,000,000
Source: Sony Music Japan