Pink Floyd has achieved many record-breaking feats in their long and successful career. Here are some of the records that Pink Floyd has set or broken:
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1. Best-Selling Album
Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 45 million copies sold worldwide. It also holds the record for the most charted weeks on the Billboard 200, with 917 weeks as of 2015.
2. Best-Selling Double Album
Pink Floyd’s album The Wall (1979) is the best-selling double album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. It also spawned a musical film and a live concert in Berlin in 1990, which was attended by over 250,000 people and broadcast to millions more.
3. Highest-Grossing Tour
Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell Tour (1994) was the highest-grossing tour in rock music history at that time, with a total revenue of over $250 million. The band played the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon in some shows, and also performed in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 1.2 million people in Moscow.
4. Number-One Single
Pink Floyd’s song “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” (1979) was their only number-one single in both the UK and the US. It also became an anthem against oppressive education systems around the world, and was banned in South Africa for its anti-apartheid message.
5. The Chart-Toppers
Pink Floyd’s song “Hey Hey, Rise Up!” (2022) was their first new music since 1994, and was released in protest of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It topped the charts in several countries and raised millions of dollars for Ukrainian humanitarian relief.