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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2013-2014)

During 2013 to 2014, here are the multi-million selling albums with underperforming singles worldwide:

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
The album became one of the biggest selling albums of 2013 and served as a huge comeback of Justin Timberlake. Despite its huge sales, it only scored two major and official hit singles “Suit and Tie” and “Mirrors”. The reason may be, the volume two was released at the same year.

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
The album is one of the biggest albums of 2013 either critically or commercially. It scored the big selling single “Get Lucky”, but no other singles were released after that.

One Direction – Midnight Memories
One Direction scored their thord worldwide number one album through “Midnight Memories”. It scored the sleeper hit “Story of My Life”. “Best Song Ever” peaked high chart positions but had short chart life. Two other singles were released but peaked lower in charts.

Michael Bublé – To Be Loved
Michael Buble again scored another hit album through this record. However, as usual, he never scored a genuine hit single again. Still, he was considered an albums artist

Soundtrack – Frozen
The soundtrack album used to be the biggest selling album worldwide of 2014. It had scored chart positions like the song “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” and the hit “Let it Go”. Despite its successful songs, it did not match the soundtrack album’s success.

Beyoncé – Beyoncé
The album was known for surprise release and sold a lot of copies. It waa successful worldwide and was one of the biggest sellers of 2013 and 2014. Several singles was released but only “Drunk in Love” peaked at a high position.

Lorde – Pure Heroine
Lorde did very well with her single “Royals” which helped the album’s success. The album achieved long term success but did not score another big hit except “Team”. Other singles released failed to reach the top 40.

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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2009-2010)

From 2009 to 2010, here are the albums which sold millions of copies and positioned to high peak in the charts, however, the singles from the record did naot match the stellar position of the albums:

Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream
After successfully making it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Susan Boyle quickly had a record deal and her debut album was released on late 2009. The album immediately went to the top of charts worldwide and was the biggest selling album worldwide in 2009 despite just one month of release. Despite the stelar sales, no singles released made an impact in the charts.

U2 – No Line On The Horizon
U2 often have hit albums which included this records which went to number one worldwide. Despite the success of the records, it is lower than the band’s previous albums and none of its singles became huge.

Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
This record by Kings of Leon was their most successful album ever. It managed to score multiplatinum status worldwide, but it only managed two hit singles.

Michael Bublé – Crazy Love
Michael Buble is used to selling millions of albums worldwide. “Crazy Love” achieved mulitplatinum success worldwide, a feat Michael Buble always do. Any hit singles? “Haven’t Met You Yet” scored a good chart position, but the only single to achieve success.

Susan Boyle – The Gift
After the highly successful “I Dreamed a Dream” album, Susan Boyle immediately released her second album which again went to the top of the charts. The album is considered a holiday album, but with no hit singles.

Sadé – Soldier Of Love
After about ten years since the release of their successful previous album “Lover’s Rock”, Sade came back on top of the charts again with “Soldier of Love”. With the record’s success, it didn’t score a hit single.

Alicia Keys – The Element Of Freedom
This album by Alicia Keys became huge internationally. But in US, it was her first album which failed to top the Billboard 200. It is still successful with its sales but it never scored a top 10 hit in the US.

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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2007-2008)

In this period, there were a lot of albums that became big hits. With regards to the albums’ singles, they underperformed though. Here are those albums:

Amy Winehouse- Back to Black
The album spectacularly performed well and even one of the biggest selling albums of 2007 and 2008. Despite its performance, no other single, other than “Rehab”, has performed very well in the charts.

OST- High School Musical 2
The youngsters of High School Musical are back in this soundtrack. The album did very well after settling at number 1 again. It ended as one of the biggest sellers of 2007. It had a US top ten hit with “What Time is It?”, however, the other singles didn’t make an impact.

Linkin Park- Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park returned for their third studio album which insurprisingly topped the charts and sold millions of records. Nevertheless, it only had at least two official hits which were “What I’ve Done” and “Shadow of the Day”.

Eagles- Long Road Out of Eden
Eagles made a comeback in 2007 through this album. It became a surprise hit ending Britney Spears’ consecutive number one albums, after her album “Blackout” was defeated to debut at number two. the album went multiplatinum in the US. Despite the album’s success, the album never scored a hit single.

Michael Buble- Call Me Irresponsible
Michael Buble already had a hit album, and this follow-up became a huge one again. The album reached number one in many countries. and became one of the biggest selling albuns during this period. Some of its singles charted but barely charted.

Miley Cyrus – Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus
The soundtrack album of the hit series went to number in one in Billboard charts again. It became multiplatinum again. It didn’t score a top ten hit though.

Alicia Keys – As I Am
The record was Alicia Keys’ third number one album , and became a big seller again. In fact, its first week sales broke the record of its second album. It scored the number one hit single “No One”. Nevertheless, it is the only big hit produced by the hit album.

Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
The album topped the charts worldwide and became Coldplay’s fourth big sellers. It had them score their first number one single worldwide with “Viva la Vida”. Still, their other singles did not become a big hit.

AC/DC – Black Ice
Legendary hard rock band AC/DC returned with this album, which topped the charts worldwide with reported sales of 8 million. It is rare for artists to reach that sales nowadays, and the album became one of the biggest sellers of 2008. It released some singles but did not became hits.

Metallica – Death Magnetic
After their hit album “St. Anger”, the band returned with this another worldwide number one album. It had a hit single “The Day That Never Comes”, which is the only considered hit from the album.

Duffy – Rockferry
This debut album by Duffy is among 2008’s biggest selling albums. It had a major hit “Mercy”, while other songs were modest hits.

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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2005-2006)

Here are the stellar albums with less than stellar singles during 2005 to 2006.

Coldplay- X&Y (2005)
This third album by Coldplay is among the biggest sellers of 2005. According to estimates, it has sold over 13 million copies. Despite the album’s success, as usual for  a Coldplay album, it’s only big hit is “Speed of Sound”. The single “Fix You” had some successes in certain countries.

Gorillaz- Demon Days (2005)
After the success of their debut album, the virtual band is finally back with their new album. The album became a success with 8 million in sales, with only one stellar single “Feel Good Inc”. The song “DARE” became a UK number one hit anyway.

Michael Buble- It’s Time
Michael Buble made a success with this album with approxiamte sales of 8 million. It scored the popular song “Home” which surpisingly did not do well in the charts.

OST- High School Musical
High School Musical TV movie is such a phenomenal hit. It triggered the sales of the soundtrack album to the top. The album’s single “Breaking Free” charted inside the top 10 in nany countries. However, it is the only single released from the album.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
Since “Californication”, Red Hot Chilli Peppers scored a string of hit albums which this album is the last big hit records. It topped the charts worldwide with millions of sales. It scored the hit single “Dani California”, but its succeeding singles did not match its success. It’s not enought to match the album’s success.

James Blunt- Back to Bedlam
This album by James Blunt may have been released earlier than 2005, but it achieved success since the mentioned year. After the hit single “You’re Beautiful”, the album’s sales was heightened. Despite with only one real hit single, the album became the number one selling album internationally in 2006. “Goodbye My Lover” single charted but not that successful.

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