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Posted by Big Vic (Storm's numbers are clearly wrong) on October 29, 1999 at 11:39:15:
In Reply to: Re: Storm where do you get your sales figures from? posted by Keef on October 29, 1999 at 10:10:07:
So say, Voodoo sold 5 million- then Stripped sold 6.5 million?!?!?!?! Storm's figures are way way off. Probably by more then 4 million copies! That is insane. I saw a whole list of Stones sales figures on this page once, I believe posted by Storm. The figures were so inflated it was unreal. The Stones, for who they are, don't sell albums like a lot of lesser acts. Elton John could out sell the Stones if he released an album of him reading the phone book. I'm not saying it's right but it is true. By the way, the Stones would have sold 1-2 million more copies of "Bridges" if "Saint of Me" was the 1st single. They totally fucked up with "Anybody Seen My Baby" the whole rap part in the middle- that turned off fans young and old. Think about it.
: 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.