|Maroon 5. V. 2014.|
Maroon 5's latest album launched them into gold status in the United Kingdom this week.
According to the BPI (British Phonographic Institute), the pop rock oufit's latest studio album, V (released on September 1, 2014) recently surpassed the 100,000 unit sales mark in the United Kingdom achieving Maroon 5 their fifth gold certified studio album in the sovereign state.
In other regions of the world, Maroon 5's V has so far sold 10,000 copies in South Korea, over 20,000 copies in Brazil certified gold, sold over 80,000 copies in Canada certified platinum, over 22,500 copies in Sweden achieving a gold-certified status, and has sold 650,000 copies in the United States achieving a gold certified status. If V were to sell 1,000,000 in sales in the U.S. later this year, it would serve as Maroon 5's fifth platinum-certified studio album in their career, following Overexposed (2012).
Comparing Maroon 5's previous studio album in current sales, the band's fourth album Overexposed has sold 1.5 million units in the U.S. becoming platinum-certified and over 300,000 units in the U.K. becoming platinum-certified as well. Their third album, Hands All Over (2010/2011) has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States achieving platinum certification while it's sold over 300,000 copies in the U.K. also achieving platinum certification. Their second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007) has sold over 2 million copies in the United States achieving a double platinum-certified status and has sold 450,000 copies in the U.K. becoming platinum. Their debut album, Songs About Jane (2002) has sold over 5 million copies in the United States becoming 5x platinum and has sold over 1.8 million in sales in the U.K. becoming 6x platinum.
Currently, Maroon 5 are sitting with V at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after falling from No. 7 last week. In the United Kingdom, V sits at No. 17 on the U.K. Albums Chart.
Watch Maroon 5's music video for "Sugar" below: