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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:20 pm

Also surprised that the Beach Boys had sales in the 20 million mark in the US. I would have thought it would be double that. I believe they have sales of 100 million+ worldwide.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:56 pm

smurfing Billy Joel is in the top ten? fainting
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:10 am

So my girlfriend just told me that George Strait has had over 50 number-one singles. That's pretty awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:34 am

Eyesore wrote:
So my girlfriend just told me that George Strait has had over 50 number-one singles. That's pretty awesome.

The fact that I had never heard of George Strait is a little bit troubling to me Smile I've heard the music of every single one of the artists listed there except for him. That's so weird.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:48 am

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smurfing Billy Joel is in the top ten? fainting
That surprises you? surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:52 am

GrandNational wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
So my girlfriend just told me that George Strait has had over 50 number-one singles. That's pretty awesome.
The fact that I had never heard of George Strait is a little bit troubling to me Smile I've heard the music of every single one of the artists listed there except for him. That's so weird.
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50 Number Ones is a compilation album, released in 2004, by American country music singer George Strait. It is a compilation of his first 50 Number One country music singles, starting with 1981's "Fool Hearted Memory" and presented in chronological order. A new track, I Hate Everything, was also included, and became his 51st overall Number One in 2004.
I don't like country music, but damn...that's impressive.

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Strait has amassed a total of 59 number-one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty.
Conway Twitty! That's nuts. I should have been a country musician. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:51 am

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GrandNational wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
So my girlfriend just told me that George Strait has had over 50 number-one singles. That's pretty awesome.
The fact that I had never heard of George Strait is a little bit troubling to me Smile I've heard the music of every single one of the artists listed there except for him. That's so weird.
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50 Number Ones is a compilation album, released in 2004, by American country music singer George Strait. It is a compilation of his first 50 Number One country music singles, starting with 1981's "Fool Hearted Memory" and presented in chronological order. A new track, I Hate Everything, was also included, and became his 51st overall Number One in 2004.
I don't like country music, but damn...that's impressive.

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Strait has amassed a total of 59 number-one hits overall, breaking a record previously set by Conway Twitty.
Conway Twitty! That's nuts. I should have been a country musician. Laughing

Yeehaw! If you don’t stop I’ll knock you in the head and tell God you died. You couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket! Y'all come back now ya hear!


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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:34 am

doesn't country music set different standards for their tallies? meaning their "number 1's" don't have to compete with the Katy Perrys & Justin Biebers of the pop scene? if so, it isn't all that amazing.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:53 am

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doesn't country music set different standards for their tallies? meaning their "number 1's" don't have to compete with the Katy Perrys & Justin Biebers of the pop scene? if so, it isn't all that amazing.

It's a completely separate chart.

However, some artists like Garth Brooks crossed over and had hits on both the country charts and the pop/rock charts.
yeah i'm sure Garth, Taylor Swift, & many others, have had amazing pop success. i'd bet George Straight's pop charts would tell a different tale though.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:54 am

The Billboard Top 100 singles crosses all genres, as does the Top 200 Best Selling albums.

However, there are separate charts for Country Music albums and singles. Some artists will get hits on multiple charts.

People like Conway Twitty were firmly on the country charts.


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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Eh.... where's KISS?

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:19 pm

kmorg wrote:
Eh.... where's KISS?

I think they are only around the 25 - 30 million mark in the US
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:00 pm

thejokeriv wrote:
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Eh.... where's KISS?

I think they are only around the 25 - 30 million mark in the US

Sandwiched right between R.E.M. and Mary J. Blige at 20 million sales. That seems like a low figure for me. Some of these bands/artists should have higher sales based on popularity, but I guess they were/are more popular in other areas other than album sales.


Linkin Park has just about as many US sales as KISS does.

Also MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER. Really? They have nearly double the sales of KISS.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:02 pm

That Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album sold TONS of copies, we always sold out of it at the CD store I worked at in the 90's.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:31 pm

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That Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album sold TONS of copies, we always sold out of it at the CD store I worked at in the 90's.


I just checked, they have 12(!) Christmas albums alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:35 am

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That Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album sold TONS of copies, we always sold out of it at the CD store I worked at in the 90's.


I just checked, they have 12(!) Christmas albums alone.

I have their first three albums and its' pretty cool stuff.


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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:24 am

thejokeriv wrote:
kmorg wrote:
Eh.... where's KISS?

I think they are only around the 25 - 30 million mark in the US

but they are #1 in customized condoms!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:34 am

thejokeriv wrote:
kmorg wrote:
Eh.... where's KISS?

I think they are only around the 25 - 30 million mark in the US

That is insane! I thought they always bragged that they have sold close to 100 million albums or something. 20 million sold is nor even 1 million pr album as an average for them. Sounds fishy.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:42 am

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I thought they always bragged that they have sold close to 100 million albums or something.

The "100 million" could mean worldwide sales, not just the U.S... Or Gene could just be completely full of shiz. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:05 pm

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I thought they always bragged that they have sold close to 100 million albums or something.

The "100 million" could mean worldwide sales, not just the U.S... Or Gene could just be completely full of shiz. Very Happy

I can see that worldwide, since they are popular all over the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:22 pm

According to Wikipedia Kiss have sold 40 million albums in the US, but only 20 Million are certified by the RIAA.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:34 pm

However ya wanna split hairs, KISS has sold a boatload o' stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:39 pm

Gene probably didn't want to pay the auditor's fees for getting certified.

http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinum.php?content_selector=certification

You have to use a 3rd Party Accounting Firm to verify the sales before the RIAA will certify them as "valid".

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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:15 pm

How could anyone not know who George Strait is? The dude is a huge legend. I am not particularly a fan of country music but those artists sell a ton of music. In fact, country is still, relatively, healthy sales wise. Further, country as a genre pre-dates rock by decades and thus has a long, long history and tradition.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Selling Artists (U.S. sales figures)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:41 pm

S.D. wrote:

People like Conway Twitty were firmly on the country charts.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty...


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