GUNS N' ROSES' 'Greatest Hits' Was One Of Finland's Top-Selling Albums Of 2004

GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" was the third best-selling album of 2004 in Finland by an international act, having sold 31,665 copies in the nine months following its March 2004 release.

The following are the Top 15 best-selling albums in 2004 in Finland by international acts (number in parenthesis represents total number of copies sold during 2004):

01. ROBBIE WILLIAMS - "Greatest Hits" (40,367)
02. VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Now 3" (31,707)
03. GUNS N' ROSES - "Greatest Hits" (31,665)
04. HELMUT LOTTI - "From Russia With Love" (29,063)
05. VARIOUS ARTISTS - "NRJ Hits 4" (29,018)
06. ANASTACIA - "Anastacia" (27,100)
07. O-ZONE - "Disc-O-Zone" (26,811)
08. RAMMSTEIN - "Reise Reise" (26,501)
09. VARIOUS ARTISTS - "NRJ Hits 3" (22,672)
10. EMINEM - "Encore" (21,780)
11. VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Summer Sun Hits" (21,699)
12. U2 - "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (21,348)
13. BRITNEY SPEARS - "My Prerogative - Greatest Hits" (21,329)
14. MAROON 5 - "Songs About Jane" (19,571)
15. SIMON & GARFUNKEL - "The Essential Simon & Garfunkel" (17,039)

"Greatest Hits"' inclusion on the list of the top-selling albums of the year is especially remarkable if you consider that the album is a collection of previously released songs from a band whose last studio CD, "The Spaghetti Incident?", came out more than a decade ago.

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose and fellow original members Slash and Duff McKagan tried to block the album's release by arguing in a lawsuit that Geffen Records was putting out the CD without their input. Geffen officials countered that they wouldn't have released the album if Rose had delivered the long-promised album "Chinese Democracy", which has been in the works for nine years.

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