ACHTUNG BABY by U2 sales and awards

According to Toronto Star, ACHTUNG BABY by U2 has sold 18,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (8,000,000 copies), United Kingdom (1,200,000 copies) and Canada (1,000,000 copies).

SALES RANKINGS

ACHTUNG BABY certifications and sales

Country / region Sales Certification / source Certification date / sales as of
Argentina 120,000 2x Platinum
Argentina
Sales: 120,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Australia 350,000 5x Platinum
Australia
Sales: 350,000
Certification / note: 5x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Austria 50,000 1x Platinum 27 November, 1991
Austria
Sales: 50,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 27 November, 1991
Brazil 100,000 1x Gold 1992
Brazil
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1992
Canada 1,000,000 1x Diamond December 1, 2000
Canada
Sales: 1,000,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond
Certification Date / sales as of: December 1, 2000
Denmark 40,000 2x Platinum 9 October, 2018
Denmark
Sales: 40,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 9 October, 2018
Finland 34,938 IFPI Finland
Finland
Sales: 34,938
Certification / note: IFPI Finland
Certification Date / sales as of:
France 600,000 2x Platinum 1995
France
Sales: 600,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1995
Germany 500,000 1x Platinum 1992
Germany
Sales: 500,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1992
Italy 25,000 1x Gold (Sales since 2009) 2016
Italy
Sales: 25,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold (Sales since 2009)
Certification Date / sales as of: 2016
Japan 122,790 1x Gold January 1992
Japan
Sales: 122,790
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: January 1992
Netherlands 100,000 1x Platinum 1991
Netherlands
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1991
New Zeland 75,000 5x Platinum
New Zeland
Sales: 75,000
Certification / note: 5x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Norway 45,755 Year-end list 1991
Norway
Sales: 45,755
Certification / note: Year-end list
Certification Date / sales as of: 1991
Spain 150,000 1x Platinum + 1x Gold 1991
Spain
Sales: 150,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1991
Sweden 100,000 1x Platinum 16 December, 1991
Sweden
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 16 December, 1991
Switzerland 25,000 1x Gold 1991
Switzerland
Sales: 25,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1991
United Kingdom 1,200,000 4x Platinum 16 March, 2001
United Kingdom
Sales: 1,200,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 16 March, 2001
United States 8,000,000 8x Platinum 24 October, 1997
United States
Sales: 8,000,000
Certification / note: 8x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 24 October, 1997
Worldwide sales 18,000,000 Toronto Star
Total
Sales: 18,000,000
Source: Toronto Star