Best-selling albums in Austria

The list of best-selling albums in Austria is based on IFPI Austria certifications. The IFPI Austria began its certifications in 1986. Certification levels have changed several times (сertifications for albums depend upon their release date).

According to IFPI Austria the best-selling album in Austria is Thriller by Michael Jackson with 400,000 copies sold, Best-selling albums by austian artists are Geld oder Leben by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung and Grenzenlos by STS with 250,000 copies sold. Mensch by Herbert Grönemeyer is the best-selling album in Austria in 21st century with 320,000 copies sold.

Certification levels

Since 2015, IFPI Austria has taken streaming into account when calculating album sales. 1,000 plays of album tracks from premium accounts (Premium Streams) count as 1 copy sold. The two most popular tracks on the album do not count.

Date Gold Platinum
Before 2001 25,000 50,000
2001 – 2002 20,000 40,000
2003 – 2006 15,000 30,000
2007 – 2012 10,000 20,000
Since 2013 7,500 15,000

List of best-selling albums in Austria

Michael-Jackson-Thriller-1982
Thriller by Michael Jackson is the bes-selling album in Austria.
ArtistAlbumCertificationSalesYear release
1MICHAEL JACKSONTHRILLER8x Platinum400,0001982
2HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERMENSCH8x Platinum320,0002002
3HELENE FISCHERFARBENSPIEL18x Platinum270,0002013
4ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGGELD ODER LEBEN5x Platinum250,0001985
5STSGRENZENLOS5x Platinum250,0001985
6ANDREA BERGBEST OF6x Platinum240,0002001
7AMY WINEHOUSEBACK TO BLACK7x Platinum210,0002006
8HUBERT VON GOISERNAUFGEIGEN STATT NIEDERSCHIASSEN4x Platinum200,0001992
9WHITNEY HOUSTONTHE BODYGUARD (SOUNDTRACK)4x Platinum200,0001992
10MICHAEL JACKSONDANGEROUS4x Platinum200,0001991
11QUEENGREATEST HITS II4x Platinum200,0001991
12MICHAEL JACKSONBAD4x Platinum200,0001987
13DIRE STRAITSBROTHERS IN ARMS4x Platinum200,0001985
14QUEENGREATEST HITS I4x Platinum200,0001981
15HELENE FISCHERBEST OF HELENE FISCHER9x Platinum180,0002010
16ANDREAS GABALIERHERZWERK8x Platinum160,0002010
17ROBBIE WILLIAMSESCAPOLOGY4x Platinum160,0002002
18ROBBIE WILLIAMSSWING WHEN YOU`RE WINNING4x Platinum160,0002001
19ABBAGOLD – GREATEST HITS3x Platinum + 1x Gold1575001992
20THE BEATLES13x Platinum150,0002000
21GIGI D`AGOSTINOL`AMOUR TOUJOURS3x Platinum150,0001999
22BACKSTREET BOYSBACKSTREET BOYS3x Platinum150,0001996
23EROS RAMAZZOTTIDONDE HAY MUSICA / DOVE C`E MUSICA3x Platinum150,0001996
24THE SMURFS (DIE SCHLÜMPFE – DEUTSCH)TEKKNO IST COOL – VOL. 1 3x Platinum150,0001995
25BON JOVICROSS ROAD3x Platinum150,0001994
26BRUNNER & BRUNNERDARUM LIEB ICH DICH3x Platinum150,0001993
27ROXETTEJOYRIDE3x Platinum150,0001991
28ELTON JOHNTHE VERY BEST OF ELTON JOHN3x Platinum150,0001990
29KASTELRUTHER SPATZENFEUER IM EWIGEN EIS3x Platinum150,0001990
30THE BEATLES1962 – 19663x Platinum150,0001973
31THE BEATLES1967 – 19703x Platinum150,0001973
32LADY GAGATHE FAME7x Platinum140,0002008
33THE CISTERCIAN MONKS OF STIFT HEILIGENKREUZCHANT – MUSIC FOR PARADISE7x Platinum140,0002008
34ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGNEPPOMUK`S RACHE5x Gold1250001990
35TINA TURNERFOREIGN AFFAIR5x Gold1250001989
36HELENE FISCHERWEIHNACHTEN8x Platinum120,0002015
37ANDREAS GABALIERHOME SWEET HOME6x Platinum120,0002012
38ROBBIE WILLIAMSGREATEST HITS4x Platinum120,0002004
39CHRISTINA STÜRMERFREIER FALL4x Platinum120,0002003
40SEERJUNISCHNEE3x Platinum120,0002001
41ANDREAS GABALIERVOLKS ROCK `N` ROLLER5x Platinum100,0002011
42ANDREAS GABALIERDA KOMM ICH HER5x Platinum100,0002009
43BRITNEY SPEARSOOPS!…I DID IT AGAIN2x Platinum100,0002000
44RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSCALIFORNICATION2x Platinum100,0001999
45SANTANASUPERNATURAL2x Platinum100,0001999
46AUSTRIA 3AUSTRIA 32x Platinum100,0001998
47FALCOOUT OF THE DARK (INTO THE LIGHT)2x Platinum100,0001998
48MADONNARAY OF LIGHT2x Platinum100,0001998
49U2THE BEST OF 1980 – 19902x Platinum100,0001998
50AL BANOCONCERTO CLASSICO2x Platinum100,0001997
51BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUBBUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB2x Platinum100,0001997
52CELINE DIONLET`S TALK ABOUT LOVE2x Platinum100,0001997
53EROS RAMAZZOTTIEROS2x Platinum100,0001997
54RAINHARD FENDRICHBLOND2x Platinum100,0001997
55SOUNDTRACKTITANIC 2x Platinum100,0001997
56CELINE DIONFALLING INTO YOU2x Platinum100,0001996
57MADONNAEVITA (SOUNDTRACK)2x Platinum100,0001996
58NO MERCYMY PROMISE2x Platinum100,0001996
59STSDIE GRÖßTEN HITS2x Platinum100,0001996
60THE KELLY FAMILYALMOST HEAVEN2x Platinum100,0001996
61THE SMURFS (DIE SCHLÜMPFE – DEUTSCH)ALLES BANANE – VOL.32x Platinum100,0001996
62ALANIS MORISSETTEJAGGED LITTLE PILL2x Platinum100,0001995
63BRUCE SPRINGSTEENGREATEST HITS2x Platinum100,0001995
64HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERGRÖNEMEYER – LIVE2x Platinum100,0001995
65MICHAEL JACKSONHISTORY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE BOOK I2x Platinum100,0001995
66QUEENMADE IN HEAVEN2x Platinum100,0001995
67THE SMURFS (DIE SCHLÜMPFE – DEUTSCH)MEGAPARTY – VOLUME 22x Platinum100,0001995
68BRUNNER & BRUNNERIM NAMEN DER LIEBE2x Platinum100,0001994
69CLAUDIA JUNGCLAUDIA JUNG2x Platinum100,0001994
70ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGNIE WIEDER KUNST2x Platinum100,0001994
71KASTELRUTHER SPATZENATLANTIS DER BERGE2x Platinum100,0001994
72NIRVANAMTV UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK2x Platinum100,0001994
73NOCKALM QUINTETTUND ÜBER RHODOS KÜß ICH DICH2x Platinum100,0001994
74THE KELLY FAMILYOVER THE HUMP2x Platinum100,0001994
75THE THREE TENORSTHE THREE TENORS IN CONCERT 19942x Platinum100,0001994
76BRYAN ADAMSSO FAR SO GOOD2x Platinum100,0001993
77KASTELRUTHER SPATZENDER ROTE DIAMANT2x Platinum100,0001993
78MARIAH CAREYMUSIC BOX2x Platinum100,0001993
79NOCKALM QUINTETTGOLD2x Platinum100,0001993
80PAPERMOONTELL ME A POEM2x Platinum100,0001993
81RAINHARD FENDRICHBRÜDER2x Platinum100,0001993
824 NON BLONDESBIGGER, BETTER, FASTER, MORE!2x Platinum100,0001992
83BON JOVIKEEP THE FAITH2x Platinum100,0001992
84BRUNNER & BRUNNEREIS IM VULKAN2x Platinum100,0001992
85ERIC CLAPTONUNPLUGGED2x Platinum100,0001992
86R.E.M.AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE2x Platinum100,0001992
87VANGELIS1492 – CONQUEST OF PARADISE (SOUNDTRACK)2x Platinum100,0001992
88DAVID HASSELHOFFDAVID2x Platinum100,0001991
89ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGWATUMBA2x Platinum100,0001991
90GUNS N` ROSESUSE YOUR ILLUSION I2x Platinum100,0001991
91GUNS N` ROSESUSE YOUR ILLUSION II2x Platinum100,0001991
92METALLICAMETALLICA2x Platinum100,0001991
93RAINHARD FENDRICHNIX IS FIX2x Platinum100,0001991
94SIMPLY REDSTARS2x Platinum100,0001991
95TINA TURNERSIMPLY THE BEST2x Platinum100,0001991
96DAVID HASSELHOFFCRAZY FOR YOU2x Platinum100,0001990
97JAZZ GITTIA WUNDA2x Platinum100,0001990
98SOUNDTRACKPRETTY WOMAN2x Platinum100,0001990
99THE THREE TENORSCARRERAS DOMINGO PAVAROTTI IN CONCERT 19902x Platinum100,0001990
100GRAND PRIX DER VOLKSMUSIK SERIESGRAND PRIX DER VOLKSMUSIK 19892x Platinum100,0001989
101PHIL COLLINSBUT SERIOUSLY2x Platinum100,0001989
102STSGÖ, DU BLEIBST…2x Platinum100,0001989
103HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERÖ2x Platinum100,0001988
104ROXETTELOOK SHARP!2x Platinum100,0001988
105TRACY CHAPMANTRACY CHAPMAN2x Platinum100,0001988
106WHITNEY HOUSTONWHITNEY2x Platinum100,0001987
107TINA TURNERBREAK EVERY RULE2x Platinum100,0001986
108BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERSLEGEND2x Platinum100,0001984
109HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER4630 BOCHUM2x Platinum100,0001984
110STSUEBERDOSIS G`FUEHL2x Platinum100,0001984
111PINK FLOYDWISH YOU WERE HERE2x Platinum100,0001975
112PINK FLOYDDARK SIDE OF THE MOON2x Platinum100,0001973

Timeline of the best-selling albums in Austria

Timeline of the best-selling albums in Austria accourding to IFPI Austria certifications.

DateArtistAlbumCertificationSales
1986ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGGELD ODER LEBEN3x Platinum150,000
1987ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGGELD ODER LEBEN4x Platinum200,000
21.09.1990ERSTE ALLGEMEINE VERUNSICHERUNGGELD ODER LEBEN5x Platinum250,000
12.01.2004HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERMENSCH7x Platinum280,000
17.11.2004HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERMENSCH8x Platinum320,000
18.07.2008MICHAEL JACKSONTHRILLER8x Platinum400,000

See also. Best-selling albums by country: