Best-selling albums in Germany

The list of best-selling albums in Germany based on Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) certifications. BVMI began certifying albums in 1975. In Germany, unlike in other countries, the awards are given in the following order:
gold → platinum → 3x gold → 2x platinum → 5x gold, etc. (instead of the usual – gold → platinum → 2x platinum → 3x platinum, etc.). Since June 2014, album certifications include audio streams.

According to BVMI, the best-selling album in Germany is Herbert Grönemeier’s Mensch, which sold 3.150.000 copies and became 21x gold. Phil Collins’ But Seriously is the best selling English language album in Germany with 3 million copies. The first albums to be awarded for a million copies sold were the soundtrack Saturday Night Fever and Boney M’s Nightflight To Venus in 1978.

Herbert Grönemeyer - Mensch
Mensch by Herbert Grönemeier is the best-selling album in Germany
1 Certification levels
2 List of best-selling albums in Germany
3 Timeline of top certified album

Certification levels

On June 1, 2014, BVMI launched the new Diamond Album award for 750,000 copies sold. Only recordings released after January 1, 2013 can receive the Diamond Album. Certifications for albums released in Germany depend upon their release date.

Release date Gold Platinum
Before 24.08.1999 250.000 500.000
25.08.1999 – 31.12.2002 150.000 300.000
Since 1.01.2003 100.000 200.000

List of best-selling albums in Gremany

RANKARTISTALBUMAWARDSALES
1HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERMENSCH21G3 150 000
2PHIL COLLINSBUT SERIOUSLY6P3 000 000
3HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER4630 BOCHUM11G2 750 000
4ABBAGOLD – GREATEST HITS5P2 500 000
5GENESISWE CAN’T DANCE5P2 500 000
6HELENE FISCHERFARBENSPIEL12P2 400 000
7ANDREA BERGBEST OF15G2 250 000
8QUEENGREATEST HITS II9G2 250 000
9THE KELLY FAMILYOVER THE HUMP9G2 250 000
10TRACY CHAPMANTRACY CHAPMAN9G2 250 000
11ANDREA BOCELLIBOCELLI4P2 000 000
12HELENE FISCHERBEST OF HELENE FISCHER10P2 000 000
13MICHAEL JACKSONBAD4P2 000 000
14MICHAEL JACKSONDANGEROUS4P2 000 000
15PINK FLOYDTHE WALL4P2 000 000
16PURABENTEUERLAND4P2 000 000
17SOUNDTRACKDIRTY DANCING4P2 000 000
18THE BEATLES1962 – 19664P2 000 000
19WOLFGANG PETRYALLES4P2 000 000
20UNHEILIGGROSSE FREIHEIT9P1 800 000
21HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERÖ7G1 750 000
22MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENAFFENTHEATER7G1 750 000
23PHIL COLLINSFACE VALUE7G1 750 000
24QUEENGREATEST HITS I7G1 750 000
25ROXETTEJOYRIDE7G1 750 000
26THE BEATLES111G1 650 000
27ADELE218P1 600 000
28ACE OF BASEHAPPY NATION/THE SIGN3P1 500 000
29ANASTACIAFREAK OF NATURE3P1 500 000
30BEE GEESSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SOUNDTRACK)3P1 500 000
31CELINE DIONLET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE3P1 500 000
32EROS RAMAZZOTTIEROS3P1 500 000
33JENNIFER RUSHMOVIN’3P1 500 000
34MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENWESTERNHAGEN – LIVE3P1 500 000
35MATTHIAS REIMREIM3P1 500 000
36MICHAEL JACKSONHISTORY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE BOOK I3P1 500 000
37MICHAEL JACKSONTHRILLER3P1 500 000
38MUSICAL HAMBURGMUSICAL HAMBURG – DAS PHANTOM DER OPER3P1 500 000
39PHIL COLLINSBOTH SIDES3P1 500 000
40PHIL COLLINSNO JACKET REQUIRED3P1 500 000
41PHIL COLLINSSERIOUS HITS … LIVE!3P1 500 000
42PURSEILTÄNZERTRAUM3P1 500 000
43QUEENMADE IN HEAVEN3P1 500 000
44ROBBIE WILLIAMSSWING WHEN YOU’RE WINNING5P1 500 000
45THE BEATLES1967 – 19703P1 500 000
46WHITNEY HOUSTONTHE BODYGUARD (SOUNDTRACK)3P1 500 000
47PETER FOXSTADTAFFE13G1 300 000
48SANTIANOBIS ANS ENDE DER WELT13G1 300 000
49ANDREA JÜRGENSWEIHNACHTEN MIT ANDREA JÜRGENS5G1 250 000
50CELINE DIONFALLING INTO YOU5G1 250 000
51ERIC CLAPTONUNPLUGGED5G1 250 000
52FLEETWOOD MACRUMOURS5G1 250 000
53GUNS N’ ROSESUSE YOUR ILLUSION II5G1 250 000
54MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENRADIO MARIA5G1 250 000
55MODERN TALKINGBACK FOR GOOD5G1 250 000
56R.E.M.AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE5G1 250 000
57R.E.M.OUT OF TIME5G1 250 000
58SIMPLY REDSTARS5G1 250 000
59SOUNDTRACKGREASE5G1 250 000
60SOUNDTRACKTITANIC5G1 250 000
61TINA TURNERPRIVATE DANCER5G1 250 000
62VANGELIS1492 – CONQUEST OF PARADISE (SOUNDTRACK)5G1 250 000
63ADELE256P1 200 000
64AMY WINEHOUSEBACK TO BLACK6P1 200 000
65HELENE FISCHERWEIHNACHTEN6P1 200 000
66ICH + ICHVOM SELBEN STERN6P1 200 000
67ROBBIE WILLIAMSESCAPOLOGY4P1 200 000
68SANTIANOMIT DEN GEZEITEN6P1 200 000
69DEUTSCHLAND SUCHT DEN SUPERSTARUNITED11G1 100 000
70ROBBIE WILLIAMSINTENSIVE CARE11G1 100 000
71ROSENSTOLZDAS GROSSE LEBEN11G1 100 000
72UDO LINDENBERGMTV UNPLUGGED – LIVE AUS DEM HOTEL ATLANTIK11G1 100 000
73CELINE DIONALL THE WAY…A DECADE OF SONG7G1 050 000
74MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENSO WEIT… – BEST OF7G1 050 000
75NO ANGELSELLE’MENTS7G1 050 000
76ABBAARRIVAL2P1 000 000
77ABBASUPER TROUPER2P1 000 000
78AC/DCBACK IN BLACK2P1 000 000
79AC/DCBLACK ICE5P1 000 000
80AC/DCTHE RAZOR’S EDGE2P1 000 000
81ALANIS MORISSETTEJAGGED LITTLE PILL2P1 000 000
82AMY MACDONALDTHIS IS THE LIFE5P1 000 000
83ANDREA BERGABENTEUER5P1 000 000
84ANDREA BERGSCHWERELOS5P1 000 000
85BACKSTREET BOYSBACKSTREET’S BACK2P1 000 000
86BAPFÜR USSZESCHNIGGE2P1 000 000
87BAPVUN DRINNE NOH DRUSSE2P1 000 000
88BEE GEESTHE VERY BEST OF THE BEE GEES2P1 000 000
89BON JOVICROSS ROAD2P1 000 000
90BONEY MNIGHTFLIGHT TO VENUS2P1 000 000
91BRUCE SPRINGSTEENBORN IN THE U.S.A.2P1 000 000
92BRUCE SPRINGSTEENGREATEST HITS2P1 000 000
93BRYAN ADAMSSO FAR SO GOOD2P1 000 000
94CAT STEVENSGREATEST HITS2P1 000 000
95CHERBELIEVE2P1 000 000
96CHRIS DE BURGHINTO THE LIGHT2P1 000 000
97DIE PRINZENDAS LEBEN IST GRAUSAM2P1 000 000
98DIE TOTEN HOSENOPIUM FÜRS VOLK2P1 000 000
99DIE TOTEN HOSENREICH & SEXY2P1 000 000
100DIE WILDECKER HERZBUBENHERZILEIN2P1 000 000
101ELTON JOHNTHE VERY BEST OF ELTON JOHN2P1 000 000
102ENIGMAMCMXC A.D.2P1 000 000
103EURYTHMICSGREATEST HITS2P1 000 000
104FLEETWOOD MACTANGO IN THE NIGHT2P1 000 000
105GUNS N’ ROSESUSE YOUR ILLUSION I2P1 000 000
106HELENE FISCHERHELENE FISCHER5P1 000 000
107HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERLUXUS2P1 000 000
108HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERSPRÜNGE2P1 000 000
109JENNIFER RUSHHEART OVER MIND2P1 000 000
110JENNIFER RUSHJENNIFER RUSH2P1 000 000
111MADONNATRUE BLUE2P1 000 000
112MARIAH CAREYMUSIC BOX2P1 000 000
113MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENHALLELUJA2P1 000 000
114MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENJA, JA2P1 000 000
115MARIUS MÜLLER-WESTERNHAGENMIT PFEFFERMINZ BIN ICH DEIN PRINZ2P1 000 000
116MEAT LOAFBAD OUT OF HELL II – BACK INTO HELL2P1 000 000
117NELLY FURTADOLOOSE5P1 000 000
118NIRVANANEVERMIND2P1 000 000
119ORIGINAL NAABTAL DUOPATRONA BAVARIAE2P1 000 000
120PAUL POTTSONE CHANCE5P1 000 000
121PETER HOFMANNROCK CLASSICS2P1 000 000
122PETER MAFFAYREVANCHE2P1 000 000
123PHIL COLLINSHELLO, I MUST BE GOING2P1 000 000
124PINK FLOYDDARK SIDE OF THE MOON2P1 000 000
125PURLIVE2P1 000 000
126PURMÄCHTIG VIEL THEATER2P1 000 000
127RICHARD CLAYDERMANTRÄUMEREIEN I2P1 000 000
128ROD STEWARTTHE BEST OF ROD STEWART (1989)2P1 000 000
129ROGER WHITTAKEREIN GLÜCK, DAß ES DICH GIBT2P1 000 000
130ROGER WHITTAKERWEIHNACHTEN MIT ROGER WHITTAKER2P1 000 000
131ROLF ZUCKOWSKIDEZEMBERTRÄUME2P1 000 000
132ROLF ZUCKOWSKIIM KINDERGARTEN2P1 000 000
133ROXETTELOOK SHARP!2P1 000 000
134SANTANASUPERNATURAL2P1 000 000
135SARAH CONNORMUTTERSPRACHE5P1 000 000
136SCORPIONSCRAZY WORLD2P1 000 000
137SOUNDTRACKTHE LION KING2P1 000 000
138TANITA TIKARAMANCIENT HEART2P1 000 000
139THE BLUES BROTHERSBLUES BROTHERS (SOUNDTRACK)2P1 000 000
140THE KELLY FAMILYALMOST HEAVEN2P1 000 000
141THE SMURFS (DIE SCHLÜMPFE)TEKKNO IST COOL2P1 000 000
142TIC TAC TOEKLAPPE DIE 2TE2P1 000 000
143TIC TAC TOETIC TAC TOE2P1 000 000
144TINA TURNERBREAK EVERY RULE2P1 000 000
145TINA TURNERFOREIGN AFFAIR2P1 000 000
146TRACY CHAPMANCROSSROADS2P1 000 000
147U2THE JOSHUA TREE2P1 000 000
148VARIOUS ARTISTSDAS DSCHUNGELBUCH FOLGE 12P1 000 000
149WOLFGANG PETRYNIE GENUG2P1 000 000
150XAVIER NAIDOONICHT VON DIESER WELT2P1 000 000
151BRITNEY SPEARSOOPS!…I DID IT AGAIN3P900 000
152DIE TOTEN HOSENBALLAST DER REPUBLIK9G900 000
153ENYAA DAY WITHOUT RAIN3P900 000
154JAMES BLUNTBACK TO BEDLAM9G900 000
155LADY GAGATHE FAME9G900 000
156LINKIN PARKHYBRID THEORY3P900 000
157MADONNARAY OF LIGHT3P900 000
158NENA20 JAHRE NENA3P900 000
159ROBBIE WILLIAMSGREATEST HITS9G900 000
160ROBBIE WILLIAMSLIVE SUMMER 2003 – LIVE AT KNEBWORTH9G900 000
161UNHEILIGLICHTER DER STADT9G900 000
162ANASTACIAANASTACIA4P800 000
163ED SHEERANDIVIDE4P800 000
164HELENE FISCHERFÜR EINEN TAG4P800 000
165HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER124P800 000
166KATIE MELUAPIECE BY PIECE4P800 000
167LINKIN PARKMETEORA4P800 000
168MICHAEL BUBLECHRISTMAS4P800 000
169P!NKFUNHOUSE4P800 000
170SANTIANOVON LIEBE, TOD UND FREIHEIT4P800 000
171XAVIER NAIDOOTELEGRAMM FÜR X4P800 000
1724 NON BLONDESBIGGER, BETTER, FASTER, MORE!3G750 000
173ABBATHE VERY BEST OF ABBA3G750 000
174A-HAHUNTING HIGH AND LOW3G750 000
175ALPHAVILLEFOREVER YOUNG3G750 000
176ANASTACIANOT THAT KIND5G750 000
177BACKSTREET BOYSMILLENNIUM3G750 000
178BEE GEESE.S.P.3G750 000
179BON JOVICRUSH5G750 000
180BRITNEY SPEARS…BABY ONE MORE TIME3G750 000
181BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUBBUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB3G750 000
182CHRIS REATHE ROAD TO HELL3G750 000
183DETLEV JÖCKER1, 2, 3 IM SAUSESCHRITT3G750 000
184DIDONO ANGEL3G750 000
185DIE ÄRZTEDIE BESTIE IN MENSCHENGESTALT3G750 000
186DIE DOOFENLIEDER, DIE DIE WELT NICHT BRAUCHT3G750 000
187DIE FANTASTISCHEN VIERVIER GEWINNT3G750 000
188DIE PRINZENALLES NUR GEKLAUT3G750 000
189DIE PRINZENKÜSSEN VERBOTEN3G750 000
190DIE TOTEN HOSENEIN KLEINES BIßCHEN HORRORSCHAU3G750 000
191DIE TOTEN HOSENIM AUFTRAG DES HERRN3G750 000
192DIE TOTEN HOSENKAUF MICH!3G750 000
193ERNST MOSCH & ORIG. EGERLÄNDER MUSIKANT.EIN KLANG BEGEISTERT3G750 000
194EROS RAMAZZOTTIDONDE HAY MUSICA / DOVE C’E MUSICA3G750 000
195GENESISLIVE – THE WAY WE WALK VOL. 1 : THE SHORTS3G750 000
196GEORGE MICHAELLADIES & GENTLEMEN – THE BEST OF GEORGE MICHAEL3G750 000
197GREEN DAYDOOKIE3G750 000
198HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERBLEIBT ALLES ANDERS3G750 000
199HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERCHAOS3G750 000
200HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERGRÖNEMEYER – LIVE3G750 000
201JAMES LASTAUF LAST GEHTS LOS3G750 000
202JOE COCKERUNCHAIN MY HEART3G750 000
203LED ZEPPELINLED ZEPPELIN IV3G750 000
204MADONNALIKE A PRAYER3G750 000
205MADONNALIKE A VIRGIN3G750 000
206MADONNATHE IMMACULATE COLLECTION3G750 000
207NEIL YOUNGHARVEST3G750 000
208NORAH JONESCOME AWAY WITH ME5G750 000
209PAUL SIMONGRACELAND3G750 000
210PETER MAFFAYTABALUGA ODER DIE REISE ZUR VERNUNFT3G750 000
211PETER MAFFAYTABALUGA UND DAS LEUCHTENDE SCHWEIGEN3G750 000
212PETER MAFFAYTABALUGA UND LILLI3G750 000
213PHIL COLLINSHITS3G750 000
214PINK FLOYDTHE DIVISION BELL3G750 000
215PRINCEPURPLE RAIN (SOUNDTRACK)3G750 000
216QUEENA KIND OF MAGIC3G750 000
217RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSBY THE WAY5G750 000
218RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSCALIFORNICATION3G750 000
219ROLF ZUCKOWSKIROLFS NEUE SCHULWEG-HITPARADE3G750 000
220ROXETTETOURISM3G750 000
221SHAKIRALAUNDRY SERVICE5G750 000
222SHANIA TWAINCOME ON OVER3G750 000
223SIMPLY REDPICTURE BOOK3G750 000
224SOUNDTRACKPOKEMON 2B A MASTER3G750 000
225SOUNDTRACKTHE JUNGLE BOOK3G750 000
226SOUNDTRACKTHE LITTLE MERMAID3G750 000
227SPICE GIRLSSPICE3G750 000
228THE FUGEESTHE SCORE3G750 000
229THE SMURFS (DIE SCHLÜMPFE)ALLES BANANE – VOL.33G750 000
230THE SMURFS (DIE SCHLÜMPFE)MEGAPARTY – VOLUME 23G750 000
231THE THREE TENORSTHE THREE TENORS IN CONCERT 19943G750 000
232TINA TURNERSIMPLY THE BEST3G750 000
233WOLFGANG PETRYEINFACH GEIL!3G750 000
234ZZ TOPAFTERBURNER3G750 000
235ZZ TOPELIMINATOR3G750 000
236ZZ TOPGREATEST HITS3G750 000
237ANDREAS BOURANIHEY7G700 000
238ANDREAS GABALIERHOME SWEET HOME7G700 000
239COLDPLAYVIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS7G700 000
240ED SHEERANX7G700 000
241GREEN DAYAMERICAN IDIOT7G700 000
242LANA DEL REYBORN TO DIE7G700 000
243LINKIN PARKMINUTES TO MIDNIGHT7G700 000
244P!NKI’M NOT DEAD7G700 000
245SILBERMONDNICHTS PASSIERT7G700 000
246SILBERMONDVERSCHWENDE DEINE ZEIT7G700 000
247AC/DCROCK OR BUST3P600 000
248ANDREA BERGZWISCHEN HIMMEL & ERDE3P600 000
249COLDPLAYX&Y3P600 000
250DAVID GUETTANOTHING BUT THE BEAT3P600 000
251DIDOLIFE FOR RENT3P600 000
252DIE TOTEN HOSENUNSTERBLICH2P600 000
253EMINEMTHE EMINEM SHOW2P600 000
254EMINEMTHE MARSHALL MATHERS LP2P600 000
255EROS RAMAZZOTTISTILELIBERO / ESTILO LIBRE2P600 000
256HERBERT GRÖNEMEYERWAS MUSS MUSS3P600 000
257JULIES IST JULI3P600 000
258KINGS OF LEONONLY BY THE NIGHT3P600 000
259LENNY KRAVITZGREATEST HITS2P600 000
260MADONNACONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR3P600 000
261MADONNAMUSIC2P600 000
262MICHAEL HIRTEDER MANN MIT DER MUNDHARMONIKA3P600 000
263NORAH JONESFEELS LIKE HOME3P600 000
264P!NKM!SSUNDAZTOOD2P600 000
265PETER MAFFAYTATTOOS – 40 JAHRE – ALLE HITS3P600 000
266PURMITTENDRIN2P600 000
267RAMMSTEINMUTTER2P600 000
268RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSTADIUM ARCADIUM3P600 000
269ROBBIE WILLIAMSRUDEBOX3P600 000
270ROGER CICEROMÄNNERSACHEN3P600 000
271ROLF ZUCKOWSKIWINTERKINDER3P600 000
272ROSENSTOLZDIE SUCHE GEHT WEITER3P600 000
273ROSENSTOLZHERZ3P600 000
274SHANIA TWAINUP!2P600 000
275SILBERMONDLAUT GEDACHT3P600 000
276SÖHNE MANNHEIMSNOIZ3P600 000
277UDO LINDENBERGSTARK WIE ZWEI3P600 000
278XAVIER NAIDOOZWISCHENSPIEL – ALLES FÜR DEN HERRN2P600 000
279ABBAGREATEST HITS, VOLUME 21P500 000
280ABBATHE ALBUM1P500 000
281ABBATHE BEST OF ABBA1P500 000
282ABBATHE VISITORS1P500 000
283ABBAVOULEZ-VOUZ1P500 000
284ABBAWATERLOO1P500 000
285AC/DCDIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP1P500 000
286AC/DCFOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU)1P500 000
287AC/DCHIGH VOLTAGE1P500 000
288AC/DCHIGHWAY TO HELL1P500 000
289AC/DCIF YOU WANT BLOOD YOU’VE GOT IT1P500 000
290AC/DCLET THERE BE ROCK1P500 000
291AC/DCWHO MADE WHO1P500 000
292ADEL TAWILLIEDER5G500 000
293ADOROADORO5G500 000
294AEROSMITHGET A GRIP1P500 000
295A-HAHEADLINES AND DEADLINES – THE HITS OF A-HA1P500 000
296A-HASCOUNDREL DAYS1P500 000
297ALAN PARSONSPYRAMID1P500 000
298ALAN PARSONSTALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION1P500 000
299ALANIS MORISSETTESUPPOSED FORMER INFATUATION JUNKIE1P500 000
300ALANNAH MYLESALANNAH MYLES1P500 000
301ALISON MOYETALF1P500 000
302AMERICAAMERICA’S GREATEST HITS1P500 000
303ANDRE RIEUIN CONCERT1P500 000
304ANDRE RIEUMEIN WEIHNACHTSTRAUM1P500 000
305ANDRE RIEUROMANTIC MOMENTS1P500 000
306ANDRE RIEUSTRAUSS & CO1P500 000
307ANDRE RIEUWIENER MÉLANGE1P500 000
308ANDREA BERGATLANTIS5G500 000
309ANDREA BERGDIE NEUE BEST OF5G500 000
310ANDREA BERGDU BIST FREI1P500 000
311ANDREA BERGSEELENBEBEN5G500 000
312ANDREA BERGSPLITTERNACKT5G500 000
313ANDREA BOCELLIROMANZA1P500 000
314ANDY BORGADIOS AMOR1P500 000
315ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTERANTONIO VIVALDI DIE 4 JAHRESZEITEN1P500 000
316ANNETT LOUISANBOHEME5G500 000
317BACKSTREET BOYSBACKSTREET BOYS1P500 000
318BAPBESS DEMNÄHX1P500 000
319BAPDA CAPO1P500 000
320BAPWAHNSINN – DIE HITS VON 79 – 951P500 000
321BAPX FÜR’E U1P500 000
322BARBRA STREISANDGUILTY1P500 000
323BARCLAY JAMES HARVESTEYES OF THE UNIVERSE1P500 000
324BARCLAY JAMES HARVESTGONE TO EARTH1P500 000
325BEE GEESHIGH CIVILIZATION1P500 000
326BEE GEESSTILL WATERS1P500 000
327BILLY JOELRIVER OF DREAMS1P500 000
328BILLY JOELSTORM FRONT1P500 000
329BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERSLEGEND1P500 000
330BÖHSE ONKELZE.I.N.S.1P500 000
331BON JOVIKEEP THE FAITH1P500 000
332BON JOVINEW JERSEY1P500 000
333BON JOVISLIPPERY WHEN WET1P500 000
334BONEY MLOVE FOR SALE1P500 000
335BONEY MOCEANS OF FANTASY1P500 000
336BONEY MSTAR COLLECTION DADDY COOL1P500 000
337BONNIE TYLERTHE VERY BEST OF BONNIE TYLER1P500 000
338BRUNO MARSDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS5G500 000
339BRYAN ADAMSWAKING UP THE NEIGHBOURS1P500 000
340CAT STEVENSMONA BONE JAKON1P500 000
341CAT STEVENSTEA FOR THE TILLERMAN1P500 000
342CAT STEVENSTEASER & THE FIRECAT1P500 000
343CHERLOVE HURTS1P500 000
344CHRIS DE BURGHFLYING COLOURS1P500 000
345CHRIS DE BURGHMAN ON THE LINE1P500 000
346CHRIS DE BURGHSPARK TO A FLAME1P500 000
347CHRIS DE BURGHTHE GETAWAY1P500 000
348CHRIS REAAUBERGE1P500 000
349CHRIS REANEW LIGHT THROUGH OLD WINDOWS – THE BEST OF1P500 000
350CHRIS REATHE BEST OF CHRIS REA1P500 000
351CITYCITY1P500 000
352CRASH TEST DUMMIESGOD SHUFFLED HIS FEET1P500 000
353CRORAOP5G500 000
354DAS KLEINE GESPENSTDAS KLEINE GESPENST1P500 000
355DAVID GARRETTENCORE5G500 000
356DAVID GARRETTROCK SYMPHONIES5G500 000
357DAVID GUETTAONE LOVE5G500 000
358DAVID HASSELHOFFCRAZY FOR YOU1P500 000
359DAVID HASSELHOFFDAVID1P500 000
360DAVID HASSELHOFFLOOKING FOR FREEDOM1P500 000
361DEEP PURPLEMADE IN JAPAN1P500 000
362DEPECHE MODEBLACK CELEBRATION1P500 000
363DEPECHE MODETHE SINGLES 86 – 981P500 000
364DEPECHE MODEVIOLATOR1P500 000
365DETLEV JÖCKERDER REGENBOGENFISCH1P500 000
366DETLEV JÖCKERKOMM, DU KLEINER RACKER1P500 000
367DETLEV JÖCKERSI-SA-SINGEMAUS1P500 000
368DIE ÄRZTE131P500 000
369DIE ÄRZTEDAS BESTE VON KURZ NACH FRÜHER BIS JETZT1P500 000
370DIE ÄRZTEJAZZ IST ANDERS5G500 000
371DIE ÄRZTELIVE/ NACH UNS DIE SINTFLUT1P500 000
372DIE ÄRZTEPLANET PUNK1P500 000
373DIE FANTASTISCHEN VIERLAUSCHGIFT1P500 000
374DIE FLIPPERSLIEBE IST1P500 000
375DIE FLIPPERSLOTUSBLUME1P500 000
376DIE FLIPPERSROTE ROSEN1P500 000
377DIE FLIPPERSSOMMERTRÄUME1P500 000
378DIE KLEINE HEXEDIE KLEINE HEXE, FOLGE 11P500 000
379DIE ROTEN ROSENWIR WARTEN AUFS CHRISTKIND1P500 000
380DIE TOTEN HOSENAUF DEM KREUZZUG INS GLÜCK1P500 000
381DIE TOTEN HOSENBIS ZUM BITTEREN ENDE1P500 000
382DIRE STRAITSBROTHERS IN ARMS1P500 000
383DIRE STRAITSCOMMUNIQUE1P500 000
384DIRE STRAITSDIRE STRAITS1P500 000
385DIRE STRAITSLOVE OVER GOLD1P500 000
386DIRE STRAITSMONEY FOR NOTHING1P500 000
387DIRE STRAITSON EVERY STREET1P500 000
388DJ BOBOWORLD IN MOTION1P500 000
389DR. A. BEUERMANNDIE ALLERSCHÖNSTEN KINDERLIEDER1P500 000
390DRAFI DEUTSCHERGEMISCHTE GEFÜHLE1P500 000
391EAGLESHOTEL CALIFORNIA1P500 000
392EDWARD SIMONIPAN-TRÄUME1P500 000
393ELECTRONICA’SQUIETSCH FIDELIO1P500 000
394ELTON JOHNLOVE SONGS1P500 000
395ELVIS PRESLEYELVIS FOREVER1P500 000
396ENGELBERTIN LIEBE1P500 000
397ENGELBERTREMEMBER I LOVE YOU1P500 000
398ENGELBERTTRÄUMEN MIT ENGELBERT1P500 000
399ENIGMAENIGMA 2 – THE CROSS OF CHANGES1P500 000
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604TOTOTOTO IV1P500 000
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632WHITNEY HOUSTONWHITNEY HOUSTON1P500 000
633WIR SIND HELDENDIE REKLAMATION5G500 000
634WOLFGANG PETRYFREUDE1P500 000
635WOLFGANG PETRYGANZ ODER GAR NICHT1P500 000
636YES901251P500 000
637ZZ TOPRECYCLER1P500 000

Timeline of top certified album

DateArtistAlbumCertificationSales
1978Bee GeesSaturday Night Fever5x Gold1.250.000
1978Bee GeesSaturday Night Fever3x Platin1.500.000
1990SoundtrackDirty Dancing4x Platin2.000.000
1990Phil CollinsBut Seriously5x Platin2.500.000
1994Phil CollinsBut Seriously6x Platin3.000.000
2005Herbert GrönemeyerMensch21x Gold3.150.000

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