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Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Is One Of The Highest-Selling Albums Of The Millennium

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 15 October 2019 at 10.10

It's been a good few weeks to be a member of Green Day.

Not to cause undue panic, but we are rapidly closing in on the end of the second decade of the 2000s. That's 20 years since the dawn of the millennium. 20 YEARS.

As such, it's time to crunch some numbers and present some lists - and the most recent one was done by the UK chart body, quantifying the biggest albums of the 2000s to date.

To qualify for an appearance on the list, the album simply had to be released on or after January 01, 2000. Simple stuff. 

And taking out number 31 is none other than Green Day's iconic rock opera 'American Idiot' - released 15 years ago in 2004. 

When it was released, 'American Idiot' debuted at number one in the UK chart after selling a reported 89,385 copies in the first week. A monumental effort. 

It's estimated that since its release, Green Day have sold over 16 million units worldwide. HUGE. 

Check out the full list of highest-selling albums of the millennium here.

Pick up your special, collectors' edition Green Day cover of Rock Sound's 250th issue now! There's only 250 of these in existence, and once they're gone, they're gone.


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