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Posted by Big Vic on October 29, 1999 at 11:32:25:
In Reply to: Re: Storm where do you get your sales figures from? posted by Keef on October 29, 1999 at 10:10:07:
There was an article in Rolling Stone that stated "Exile on Main St." had not sold one million copies as of 1999. I was staggered by that. I just know "Stripped" and "Voodoo" did not sell 11.5 million. No way no how.
: Big Vic,
: According to the RIAA, total shipments of VOODOO LOUNGE to retail exceeded 2.5 million in the U.S. Soundscan, which monitors actual copies purchased by consumers, puts that number at 2 million. Virgin Records confirms that VOODOO LOUNGE sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide. It is the third biggest selling STUDIO album by the Stones behind SOME GIRLS and TATTOO YOU...
: NO SECURITY sold slightly more than 300,000 copies in the U.S. to consumers according to Soundscan. I haven't seen RIAA figures to units shipped, but I would guess it was certified gold (500,000). Those numbers are probably double for worldwide sales...
: : I think your numbers are way off. VL and NS did not sell that many copies combined. Check your figures.