Bob Marley's album 'Legend' is the best selling reggae album ever produced. 25 million copies were sold worldwide by 2003!
The legendary reggae star, Bob Marley’s album ‘Legend’ has been on the charts for seventeen years (914 weeks) by 2010.
The album, released in 1984, outperformed catalog albums by bands like Journey with 755 weeks, ABBA by 416 weeks and The Beatles by 351 weeks!
Marley has also been at the top of the iTunes chart in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Legend was the most downloaded album in 19 of the 22 listed countries on iTunes. As a matter of fact, the only countries in which he does not top this chart are Japan, Sweden and Denmark.
Bob Marley’s Legend has retained the title of the second longest charting catalog album on Billboard. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is the only album that charted longer at 944 weeks at number 12. Legend charts at number 10.
Legend is a greatest hits collection of singles in the original vinyl format. It is the bestselling reggae album of all-time. More than 13 million copies of the album were sold in the United States and about 25 million copies were sold world wide.