Pearl Jam’s 1991 debut, “Ten,” has reached the 10 million mark in US sales alone.
Billboard reports “Ten” surpasses the 10 million U.S. sales mark this week according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it ONLY the 22nd album to reach the threshold since the company began tracking data in 1991.
In the week ending Feb. 17, the album sold nearly 4,000 copies (up 159% over the previous week), bringing its total sales to about 1,000 over 10 million.
“I’m happily shocked to hear that. Wow,” Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready tells Billboard on hearing of the feat. Back when the album was recorded, “we had no idea that it was going to ever do that well. I just felt like it was a really cool record and that I was in a good band.”
Here in Ireland “Ten” has gone “Platinum” in sales. (Over 15,ooo)
Hear PEARL JAM “TEN” in full tonight on NOVA Nights with Dee Woods.
We’ll play it commercial free from 11pm. (Feb. 22nd)