Okay, yes, we are a little late in reporting this, but it’s definitely worth the read if you have yet not seen it yet. Earlier this month, Universal Music Spain delivered an interesting set of data to ChocolateBrown.com — a complete list of The Cranberries’ albums sales country-by-country. It’s an excellent approximation, but it seems the data is slightly out of date; the totals only add up to little over 28 million of the band’s 35 million albums to date. That could very well mean that these figures are pre-“Bury the Hatchet.” It’s somewhat mind-boggling to think that nearly one-third of all of the album sales to date have come from the United States (10 million+) and it’s by far the largest figure you’ll see below. Second place is France at 3.2 million and third is the UK with 2.4 million. Updated figures may come in the future, so we’ll let you know.
Update: According to the RIAA’s website, US album sales are currently in the range of about 15 to 16 million (not 10, as stated below). Once again, keep in mind that these numbers below are only approximations. Thanks to Michelle for the correction on that.