Elton's latest album has been an immediate hit in the USA and UK but hasn't fared as well in Australia.
The Diving Board debuted at no. 3 in the UK, no. 4 in the States and no. 28 in Australia. In America, it is his most successful album since Blues Moves 37 years ago. Blues Moves, featuring the hit Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word peaked at no. 3 in America.
First week sales for The Diving Board in the U.S. were 48,000. In Australia it sold 915 copies in the first week and in the second week dropped out of the Top 50 down to no. 65 with 494 sales.