List of best-selling albums in Italy

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The best-selling album of all time in Italy is La vita è adesso (Life is now) by Claudio Baglioni which remained for 27 consecutive weeks in first place in Superclassifica "TV Smiles and Songs",[1] from 16 June 1985 to 12 January 1986 (a record that still stands today) and a total of 90 weeks (18 months) in the top ten with more than 2,000,000 copies sold.

The best-selling Italian album in the world is Romanza by Andrea Bocelli, with 20 million copies (1,100,000 in Italy).[2]

The best selling foreign album in Italy is "True Blue" by Madonna with 1,500,000 copies followed by Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA", with about 1,400,000 copies sold.

Best-selling albums of all-time in Italy[edit]

These are the top 15 best-selling albums in Italy, according to physical sales. Italian artists are in bold.

Rank Year Artist Album Sales Sources
1 1985 Claudio Baglioni La vita è adesso 2,200,000 -
2 1999 Adriano Celentano Io non so parlar d'amore 2,000,000 [3]
3 1998 Mina, Adriano Celentano Mina Celentano 2,000,000 [4][5]
4 1989 Zucchero Fornaciari Oro incenso e birra 1,840,000 [6][7]
5 2000 Adriano Celentano Esco di rado e parlo ancora meno 1,800,000 -
6 1981 Claudio Baglioni Strada facendo 1,650,000 -
7 1996 Eros Ramazzotti Dove c'è musica 1,650,000 -
8 1986 Madonna True Blue 1,550,000 [8]
9 1995 Claudio Baglioni Io sono qui 1,500,000 -
10 1984 Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA 1,400,000 -
11 1988 Antonello Venditti In questo mondo di ladri 1,400,000 [9]
12 1993 Vasco Rossi Gli spari sopra 1,400,000 [10]
13 1991 Antonello Venditti Benvenuti in Paradiso 1,400,000 -
14 1982 Claudio Baglioni Alè-oò 1,350,000 -
15 1990 Lucio Dalla Cambio 1,300,000 -

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