Australian #1 and Platinum

Congratulations to all the guys in Tool, 10,000 Days is officially #1 here in Australia, and has also gone platinum in the space of a week.  Take that James Blunt!

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bringitdown
bringitdown
14 years ago

#6 in Ireland

K33GAN
14 years ago

When do the US charts come out?!

Sober
Sober
14 years ago

Funny how it sold in excess of 70,000 copies to become platinum, yet there were supposedly shortages….

rimb
rimb
14 years ago

Don’t know if it was mentioned in other posts, but JB were selling US imports on the first few days (and may still be) to cover the Australian shortages. I wonder if these sales still count towards the charts?

Sober
Sober
14 years ago

on the actual CD, mine mentions Australia, so I assume its an Australian version and I got mine from JB in Brisbane on the 29th. Hmm… 29th April, seems so long ago!!! Clearly that explains why the miners requested Foo Fighters… they just didn’t know 10,000 days had been released…

Nemesis
Nemesis
14 years ago

Wow, 70,000 is a fair effort!

Take that Pearl Jam.

rimb
rimb
14 years ago

I spotted mine was American from the FBI warning on the back cover. There’s also some made in the USA stuff in the fine print.

rimb
rimb
14 years ago

LOL, Maynard’s now an “eccentric rocker”!

Nemesis
Nemesis
14 years ago

I have the FBI warning on mine as well.

mike
mike
14 years ago

is 70,000 copies platinum there.. god that is low. here in canada and the USA it is 1 million coppies. and they are expected to sell in excess of 600,000 copies first week(in the usa only)

Croaka
Croaka
14 years ago

I thought platinum was only 50 000 and gold was 70 000. either way its still more sales per capita then america to reach platinun

charredremains
charredremains
14 years ago

Platinum is worth more than gold, therefore higher (I think)… It might be the other way around, gold 50 000, but that’s my guess. Not that it matters.

Croaka
Croaka
14 years ago

yeah that sounds right, come to think of it

Sober
Sober
14 years ago

Howdy,

In AUS, Platinum is 70000 units. Gold is 35,000. Tool reached platinum. Pearl Jam got Gold.

As an indication, James Blunt is 6 times Platinum… 420,000 copies….

With a projected population of 20,651,796 (http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/94713ad445ff1425ca25682000192af2/1647509ef7e25faaca2568a900154b63?OpenDocument), that means that 1 in 50 people have a James Blunt CD, and only 1 in 300 have a 10,000 days CD…

nemesis
nemesis
14 years ago

Last week, James Blunt held onto No. 1 with 11,118 sales. No. 2 was the Veronicas, which sold 5637.

For Tool to go platinum in a week is as huge effort in Oz.

Rich
Rich
14 years ago

10,000 Days has made Number 4 in the UK, with Pearl Jam coming in at number 5. Come on the Tool boys!

colonelkernel8
colonelkernel8
14 years ago

Who the hell is James Blunt?

evilempress
14 years ago

did anyone click on that link up there and read that shit?

do it. its really fucking funny.

not the article itself, the comments.

as the man himself bill hicks would say, “some serious humanity.”

Jonas Lindgren
Jonas Lindgren
14 years ago

what’s wrong with james blunt? he’s a hopeless romantic. we need more of those these days. what we don’t need is another tool fanatic… fucking terrorists.

Croaka
Croaka
14 years ago

i just dont like anyone (james blunt) who gets played on love song dedication programs

Jonas Lindgren
Jonas Lindgren
14 years ago

another fucking aussie. gee. if you don’t like the love god… don’t listen to him. did you actually know that mix 106.5 / love song dedications once played APCs 3 libras? sure sure… its by request. don’t miss the point.

gee. “I hate love. cause love hates me.” boo hoo. “love sucks…” boo hoo. that’s cause youre hideous!

Mike
Mike
14 years ago

Did the US versions you got from JBHIFI have the Australian disc in them? Cos, mine says Made in EU on the packaging, but inside had an Australian disc.

vuduchild
14 years ago

haha some of the posts by Jonas here are actually funny, the rest are full of tryhard attempts at humour. Its sad you cant be “on” all the time Jonas, lift your fucking game slacker.