Fun Fact #23: Fastest Selling Debut Album in the UK

Posted: April 5, 2013 by b0ynamedsue in Fun Facts
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There is no doubt that the UK is a hub for some of the greatest music ever created. Many artists travel there to help their careers take off, like Jimi Hendrix for instance. This land of great opportunity has launched the careers of many and some of music’s greatest minds have come forth. Now, the beautiful thing about debut albums is that bands have all the time in the world to come up with material and don’t have any kind of deadline from record companies. In my opinion, some of the greatest debut albums include: Homework (Daft Punk), Rage Against the Machine, Led Zeppelin I, Are You Experienced, and about a hundred more I can’t remember. All of these did very well in the UK, but have you ever wondered what album sold the fastest over there? Well, it’s by one of their own, the Arctic Monkeys. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not sold 120,000 copies on its day of release and saw about 360,000 sold by the end of the week. Overall, the sales have totaled up to around 1,400,000. Give it a listen, it’s definitely worth your time.


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