Re: Re: Re: Storm where do you get your sales figures from?

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Posted by keef on October 29, 1999 at 11:41:42:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Storm where do you get your sales figures from? posted by Big Vic on October 29, 1999 at 11:32:25:

EXILE was released before 1976, the first year that the platinum certification was introduced. Before that time, the gold record (500,000), was the highest sales certification awarded. EXILE certainly sold in excess of one million copies when it was released, and has definitely sold many millions in the years afterward.

Neither the Stones nor their record label have ever applied for platinum or mult-platinum status. This is true of every album released between LET IT BLEED and BLACK AND BLUE. The latter album was the first to apply for and be awarded platinum status. According to the RIAA, the organization that does the certification, STICKY FINGERS, EXILE, GHS, and IORR are still gold sellers. This is why the Stones are never mentioned with the top ten album seller. Those albums have all sold in the millions, but nobody ever bothered to apply for accurate and additional certification beyond the initial certification....


: 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...

: : Keef

: :
: : : I think your numbers are way off. VL and NS did not sell that many copies combined. Check your figures.

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