SALES FIGURES

Here is a basic list of how many records the band has sold for each album, with single figures where possible. This is basically as up to date as we can get, and for recent figures, also includes streaming sales (usually, 1500 streams accounts for one album "sale") and individual track-within-album sales.

But they're probably way off; Soundscan don't provide public numbers all that often (and they only started in 1991) and sales figures outside of the US are hard to come by in most cases. Consider these a guidepost: some of these numbers are probably only about 70% of total sales, and some worldwide figures wont have updated country-level figures handy, etc.

Individual physical and digital single sales of album tracks have been listed as a "digital equivalent". Furthermore, single and album sales are separate, and will be certified differently, but single streams count towards an album, which then counts towards an album's sales figures. Confusion abounds. Again, these are just approximate figures.

Worldwide, the band have sold approximately 77 million records, and have been streamed on Spotify approximately 3.8 billion times.

All numbers are approximate. Most have been sourced from this page. Spotify counts were last updated in June 2018.


ALBUM SALES

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THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
USA: 300,000
UK: 60,000
France: 25,000
Italy: 35,000
Digital equivalent: 9,000
Worldwide: 630,000
Spotify streams: 13,599,378

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FREAKY STYLEY
USA: 450,000
UK: 100,000
France: 30,000
Italy: 35,000
Digital equivalent: 11,000
Worldwide: 890,000
Spotify streams: 13,711,351

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THE UPLIFT MOFO PARTY PLAN
USA: 650,000
UK: 90,000
Italy: 40,000
Digital equivalent: 12,000
Worldwide: 1,080,000
Spotify streams: 16,217,659

 

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MOTHER'S MILK
USA: 1,600,000
Canada: 125,000
Australia: 100,000
New Zealand: 15,000
UK: 160,000
France: 45,000
Italy: 75,000
The Netherlands: 40,000
Digital equivalent: 63,000
Worldwide: 2,630,000
Spotify streams: 70,064,693

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BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK
USA: 7,700,000
Canada: 720,000
Argentina: 130,000
Japan: 400,000
Australia: 450,000
New Zealand: 100,000
UK: 950,000
France: 500,000
Germany: 560,000
Italy: 260,000
Spain: 325,000
Sweden: 150,000
The Netherlands: 240,000
Switzerland: 100,000
Austria: 45,000
Finland: 35,000
Digital equivalent: 1,032,000
Worldwide: 14,430,000
Spotify streams: 547,315,490

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ONE HOT MINUTE
USA: 2,350,000
Canada: 250,000
Argentina: 70,000
Japan: 350,000
Australia: 260,000
New Zealand: 45,000
UK: 325,000
France: 475,000
Germany: 275,000
Italy: 200,000
Spain: 90,000
Sweden: 60,000
The Netherlands: 55,000
Switzerland: 50,000
Austria: 30,000
Finland: 30,000
Digital equivalent: 93,000
Worldwide: 5,850,000
Spotify streams: 76,157,318

CALIFORNICATION

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USA: 5,900,000
Canada: 780,000
Argentina: 205,000
Brazil: 720,000
Mexico: 275,000
Japan: 625,000
Indonesia: 275,000
Australia: 620,000
New Zealand: 150,000
UK: 1,250,000
France: 575,000
Germany: 1,000,000
Italy: 890,000
Spain: 260,000
Sweden: 250,000
The Netherlands: 300,000
Switzerland: 180,000
Austria: 80,000
Finland: 70,000
Digital equivalent: 1,400,000
Worldwide: 16,270,000
Spotify streams: 1,005,443,785

BY THE WAY

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USA: 2,250,000
Canada: 300,000
Argentina: 80,000
Brazil: 280,000
Japan: 675,000
Indonesia: 150,000
Australia: 390,000
New Zealand: 50,000
UK: 2,040,000
France: 420,000
Germany: 525,000
Italy: 410,000
Spain: 175,000
Sweden: 80,000
The Netherlands: 120,000
Switzerland: 100,000
Austria: 50,000
Finland: 35,000
Digital equivalent: 1,070,000
Worldwide: 9,390,000
Spotify streams: 579,811,350

STADIUM ARCADIUM

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USA: 2,500,000
Canada: 340,000
Argentina: 50,000
Brazil: 65,000
Mexico: 55,000
Japan: 545,000
Australia: 280,000
New Zealand: 65,000
UK: 835,000
France: 245,000
Germany: 550,000
Italy: 255,000
Spain: 65,000
Sweden: 70,000
The Netherlands: 165,000
Switzerland: 90,000
Austria: 60,000
Finland: 22,000
Digital equivalent: 2,444,000
Worldwide: 7,130,000
Spotify streams: 854,538,556

I'M WITH YOU

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USA: 650,000
Canada: 80,000
Argentina: 25,000
Brazil: 60,000
Mexico: 20,000
Japan: 220,000
Australia: 85,000
New Zealand: 15,000
UK: 210,000
France: 140,000
Germany: 220,000
Italy: 75,000
Spain: 17,500
Sweden: 15,000
The Netherlands: 35,000
Switzerland: 32,500
Austria: 20,000
Finland: 15,000
Digital equivalent: 251,000
Worldwide: 2,230,000
Spotify streams: 194,840,233

THE GETAWAY

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USA: 500,000
Canada: 65,000
Argentina: 15,000
Brazil: 20,000
Mexico: 10,000
Japan: 110,000
Australia: 35,000
New Zealand: 5,000
UK: 120,000
France: 65,000
Germany: 125,000
Italy: 40,000
Spain: 6,000
Sweden: 5,000
The Netherlands: 25,000
Switzerland: 15,000
Austria: 10,000
Finland: 5,000
Digital equivalent: 84,000
Worldwide: 1,340,000
Spotify streams: 440,069,675

PHYSICAL SINGLE SALES

All sales are worldwide figures:

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Get Up And Jump: 50,000
FREAKY STYLEY
Hollywood (Africa): 60,000
THE UPLIFT MOFO PARTY PLAN
Fight Like A Brave: 70,000
Behind the Sun: 20,000
MOTHER'S MILK
Higher Ground: 200,000
Knock Me Down: 20,000
Taste the Pain: 4,000
BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK
Give it Away: 340,000
Under the Bridge: 1,540,000
Breaking the Girl: 70,000
Suck My Kiss: 50,000
If You Have to Ask: 10,000
ONE HOT MINUTE
Warped: 90,000
Aeroplane: 120,000
My Friends: 110,000
Coffee Shop: 10,000
Shallow Be Thy Game: 40,000
CALIFORNICATION
Around the World: 60,000
Scar Tissue: 250,000
Otherside: 120,000
Californication: 100,000
Road Trippin': 50,000
BY THE WAY
By the Way: 340,000
Universally Speaking: 30,000
The Zephyr Song: 100,000
Can't Stop: 60,000
STADIUM ARCADIUM
Dani California: 150,000
Snow (Hey Oh): 100,000
Desecration Smile: 20,000
Hump De Bump: 10,000
Tell Me Baby: 40,000
OTHER
Fortune Faded: 90,000
Soul to Squeeze: 320,000
Love Rollercoaster: 80,000

COMPILATIONS

I'M BESIDE YOU

Spotify streams: 12,431,783

LIVE IN HYDE PARK

Japan: 62,733
Worldwide: 1,400,000

GREATEST HITS

USA: 2,550,000
Canada: 275,000
Argentina: 90,000
Brazil: 220,000
Japan: 575,000
Australia: 530,000
New Zealand: 75,000
UK: 1,490,000
France: 375,000
Germany: 450,000
Italy: 270,000
Spain: 120,000
Sweden: 60,000
The Netherlands: 140,000
Switzerland: 90,000
Austria: 50,000
Finland: 20,000
Worldwide: 8,700,000
Spotify streams (of non-album tracks): 64,256,739

UNDER THE COVERS

Worldwide: 25,000

OUT IN LA

Worldwide: 430,000

WHAT HITS?!

US: 1,531,877
Japan: 7,000
Finland: 25,352
Worldwide: 4,500,000
Spotify streams (of non-album tracks): 2,802,425

THE ABBEY ROAD E.P.

Worldwide: 25,000