Pearl Jam Debut Hits 10 Million Sales Mark

Published 10 years ago on February 21, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Pearl Jam Debut Hits 10 Million Sales Mark-

Pearl Jam's album'Ten,' which features classics such as'Even Flow,' 'Oceans' and 'Alive,' hasnow sold over 10 million copies in the US.

Billboard reports that 'Ten' has nowsurpassed the colossal 10 million mark, making the Seattle veterans1991 debut only the 22nd album to reach the landmark sales pointsince Nielsen Soundscan began tracking sales figures in 1991.

In the week ending Feb. 17, 'Ten'shifted nearly 4,000 copies (up 159% over the previous week)pushing its total sales to just over 10 million.

Guitarist Mike McCready said of thefeat:

"I'm happily shocked to hear that. Wow. We had no idea that itwas going to ever do that well. I just felt like it was a reallycool record and that I was in a good band."

'Ten' now joins LinkinPark's 'Hybrid Theory,'Usher's 'Confessions'and Adele's '21' toreach 10 million US sales since the start of 2012.

Since 1991 according to SoundScan the biggest selling album isMetallica's self-titled 1991 release, which hassold 15.86 million. 



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