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Posted by Big Vic (with homework) on October 29, 1999 at 13:02:23:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Storm where do you get your sales figures from? posted by keef on October 29, 1999 at 11:46:49:
LOS ANGELES With U.S. record sales of 60.6 million, British singer Elton John now ranks as the No. 2 solo artist of all time, according to Recording Industry Association of America sales figures for August. The top five best-selling solo artists of all time are Garth Brooks (81 million albums), John (60.6 million), Billy Joel (60 million), Barbra Streisand (57.3 million) and Elvis Presley (50.1 million).
For a guy with only 1 album to sell more then a million copies, it's pretty hard to sell 60.6 million. John also has an unheard of streak of number one songs dating back over 25 years.
: Wrong, Vic. Do your homework before you post. Elton John has only had one top ten album during the past ten years, and only one to sell more than one million copies (platinum). The Stones, in contrast, have racked up four top ten albums, of which two were certified multi-platinum (two million plus) and two were certified platinum.
: : 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.