AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE by R.E.M. sales and awards

According to Billboard, Universal Music Canada, AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE by R.E.M. has sold 18,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (4,000,000 copies), United Kingdom (2,270,000 copies) and Germany (1,250,000 copies).

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AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE 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 280,000 4x Platinum JUNE 2001
Australia
Sales: 280,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: JUNE 2001
Austria 100,000 2x Platinum 30 January, 2001
Austria
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 30 January, 2001
Canada 700,000 7x Platinum 2003
Canada
Sales: 700,000
Certification / note: 7x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2003
France 300,000 1x Platinum 3 July, 2001
France
Sales: 300,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 3 July, 2001
Germany 1,250,000 5x Gold 2011
Germany
Sales: 1,250,000
Certification / note: 5x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 2011
Italy 25,000 1x Gold (Sales since 2009) 2021
Italy
Sales: 25,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold (Sales since 2009)
Certification Date / sales as of: 2021
Japan 2,660 Oricon charts
Japan
Sales: 2,660
Certification / note: Oricon charts
Certification Date / sales as of:
Netherlands 240,000 3x Platinum 2001
Netherlands
Sales: 240,000
Certification / note: 3x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2001
New Zeland 15,000 1x Platinum
New Zeland
Sales: 15,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Norway 38,161 Year-end list 1992
Norway
Sales: 38,161
Certification / note: Year-end list
Certification Date / sales as of: 1992
Spain 200,000 2x Platinum 1993
Spain
Sales: 200,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1993
Sweden 200,000 2x Platinum 13 April, 2000
Sweden
Sales: 200,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 13 April, 2000
Switzerland 100,000 2x Platinum 1995
Switzerland
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1995
United Kingdom 2,270,000 7x Platinum 5 February,2016
United Kingdom
Sales: 2,270,000
Certification / note: 7x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 5 February,2016
United States 4,000,000 4x Platinum 9 February, 1995
United States
Sales: 4,000,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 9 February, 1995
Worldwide sales 18,000,000 Billboard, Universal Music Canada
Total
Sales: 18,000,000
Source: Billboard, Universal Music Canada