For The Statistically Minded
1994 The Blue Album 3,004,160
1996 Pinkerton 784,655
2001 The Green Album 1,549,531
2002 Maladroit 590,718
2005 Make Believe 804,627
The Blue album Reissue 69,778
Beverly Hills ITUNES sales 591,164
(Hey some people are really into this stuff.)
These are SOUNDSCAN figures for the number of albums scanned in the U.S.
Album awards are granted based on number of albums shipped, not scanned.
Jordan's theory is that one new album equals two old albums because of "illegal" downloading. Factor that in if you will.