U2 Top List Of Uk-Sourced Overseas Sales

U2's latest album HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB beat ROBBIE WILLIAMS' GREATEST HITS to top British trade magazine MUSIC WEEK's list of 2004's overseas sales for UK-sourced albums.

The Irish rockers sold 7.5 million copies of their album outside of the UK last year despite releasing it in late November (04), while Williams claimed second place after selling 3.8 million copies of his compilation, which was released in October (04).

STEVE MATTHEWS, managing director of U2's management company PRINCIPAL MANAGEMENT, says, "There was some high profile promotion early on, a fantastic first single, the APPLE tie-in and we were coming off the back of ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND, which itself re-introduced a lot of people to the band."

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND came third in the chart with their eponymous debut album, shifting 2 million copies outside of Britain.

21/01/2005 17:51

Contactmusic

Tags: Robbie Williams - Apple - Franz Ferdinand

Advertisement

More Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams Falls Off Stage, Breaks Fan's Arm & Doesn't Apologise?

Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise to a fan whose arm he broke whilst performing in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last month. The 40-year-old fell off stage at...

Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers?

In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met...

Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Expecting Second Child Together

Robbie Williams is going to be a father for a second time.The 40 year-old singer and his wife, Ayda Field, are set to welcome another...

Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond

Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained...

Advertisement

Bruce Springsteen Back At No. 1 With 'High Hopes'

Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, in the UK last week and at the first time of asking the latest collection of songs...

BBFC Makes Plans To Introduce Music Video Age Ratings To Combat Inappropriate Themes

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced plans for a new age-rating system designed to tackle online music videos deemed inappropriate material for...

Robbie Williams Keeps Gary Barlow Off The Top Spot On UK Album Chart

It was like 1997 all over again this weekend, as Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow battled it out for the Number One spot on the...

Robbie Williams Buys Michael Winner's 46-Room Mansion for £17 Million

Robbie Williams has purchased a Grade II-listed mansion previously belonging to the late Sir Michael Winner. The former Take That star - who recently moved...

Advertisement

Comments

Robbie Williams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robbie Williams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All