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Posted by keef on October 30, 1999 at 20:10:12:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Storm where do you get your sales figures from? posted by The Storm on October 30, 1999 at 14:48:37:
STICKY FINGERS, EXILE, GHS, and IORR were not distributed by ABKCO. Atlantic Records handled those albums. I'm not sure if this is what you are referring to or not. Neither Atlantic nor the Stones ever applied for certification beyond gold for those albums. I've never understood why, especially on the Stones part. It would surely boost their total album sales figures by several million. As it stands now, they've sold between 40 and 50 million albums in the U.S. according to the RIAA. A more accurate number is probably closer to 60 million which would put them in the top ten, if not top five selling acts of all time in America. Worldwide sales are most likely double, maybe even triple those numbers...
: No, it's still not quite true. You DID, upon re-reading, carefully write "between LIT and B&B," implying that LIB wasn't to be included. But you did NOT specify just studio albums. Your exact wording was:
: "This is true of every album released between LET IT BLEED and BLACK AND BLUE." But "Ya Ya's" was eventually certified platinum. The reason is probably because it looked to the general public like a greatest hits album, similar to Hot Rocks.
: But the real question--since you run a CD store--is if ABKCO applied for Ya Ya's to get certification status, and for Aftermath and Let It Bleed, why not for the others? What explains this mystery?