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rogifan

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Best selling music artist from each US State (yes we Minnesotans are proud)

cool not sure why the map gave Prince such a pukey color though.

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Reply #1 posted 01/09/17 5:45pm

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Isn´t Kanye a native of Chicago? Why did they put him down south?

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Reply #2 posted 01/09/17 5:48pm

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I love this. They should have given him Purple! lol
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Reply #3 posted 01/09/17 5:49pm

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Best selling artist IN each state or FROM each state? I don´t really get it. Eminem is from Michigan.

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Reply #4 posted 01/09/17 6:07pm

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luvgirl said:

I love this. They should have given him Purple! lol

Thought the same thing!
Confused with Arizona seems Stevie Nicks should be listed
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Reply #5 posted 01/09/17 6:27pm

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PurpleDiamonds1 said:

luvgirl said:

I love this. They should have given him Purple! lol

Thought the same thing!
Confused with Arizona seems Stevie Nicks should be listed


Stevie Nicks also lived in Salt Lake City. Lots can claim her.
I'd have thought The Osmonds or The Killers, even the Neon Trees, would outsell Jewel.
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Reply #6 posted 01/09/17 6:35pm

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Some of these states have a lot of explaining to do.

I'm especially looking at you, Virginia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, California, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Connecticut.

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Reply #7 posted 01/09/17 6:39pm

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Um, Kansas from Kansas.

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Reply #8 posted 01/09/17 7:57pm

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This is really cool even tho I'm a little confused about some of the states, but at least they got MN right lol (Except for the obvious miscoloring as others have pointed out - such a gaffe! - he's practically synonymous with purple.)
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Reply #9 posted 01/09/17 7:59pm

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Moonbeam said:

Some of these states have a lot of explaining to do.

I'm especially looking at you, Virginia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, California, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Connecticut.


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Reply #10 posted 01/09/17 8:37pm

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Go Minnesota.
This list has to be the bestselling artist that is born from the state in question, not the artist who sells the best in each state. Surely, there would have been duplicates of Michael Jackson across many states and I doubt if George Thorogood would have been the bestselling artist in any state.

it would also account for Garth Brooks being listed as the Oklahoma where he was born and not in Tennessee where he has spent his career (I guarantee as a Tennesseen that Garth also outsells Tina Turner here through no fault of my own wink )

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Reply #11 posted 01/09/17 8:47pm

purplepoppy

Somebody made this up for kicks. Kenny G in Washington? Does anyone in Wyoming even know who Spencer Bohren is? (even tho he is great). Funny idea - yeah they need to tweak the purple!

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Reply #12 posted 01/09/17 11:07pm

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KoolEaze said:

Best selling artist IN each state or FROM each state? I don´t really get it. Eminem is from Michigan.


It's supposed to be from each state.
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Reply #13 posted 01/09/17 11:12pm

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gandorb said:

Go Minnesota.
This list has to be the bestselling artist that is born from the state in question, not the artist who sells the best in each state. Surely, there would have been duplicates of Michael Jackson across many states and I doubt if George Thorogood would have been the bestselling artist in any state.


it would also account for Garth Brooks being listed as the Oklahoma where he was born and not in Tennessee where he has spent his career (I guarantee as a Tennesseen that Garth also outsells Tina Turner here through no fault of my own wink )



Yes it's supposed to be based on where an artist was born...or maybe the state an artist/band was synonymous with? For example Timmothy B. Schmidt was the only Eagles member born in California. But if this list is accurate I guess Whitney Houston has outsold Bon Jovi which kind of surprises me.
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Reply #14 posted 01/10/17 12:38am

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I never knew Kansas were from Kansas. duh
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Reply #15 posted 01/10/17 1:10am

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Interesting, amazed too, as I though Bob Dylan would have sold more than Prince, same with Washington, Nirvana sold less than Kenny Gorelicki.

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Indiana and Michigan I am not surprised at all. cool

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Reply #16 posted 01/10/17 6:34pm

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I never knew Kansas were from Kansas. duh

lol you are not alone err
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Reply #17 posted 01/11/17 12:22am

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Adorecream said:

Interesting, amazed too, as I though Bob Dylan would have sold more than Prince, same with Washington, Nirvana sold less than Kenny Gorelicki.


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Indiana and Michigan I am not surprised at all. cool


Why do you think Dylan would have sold more than Prince. confused
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Reply #18 posted 01/11/17 12:26am

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rogifan said:

Adorecream said:

Interesting, amazed too, as I though Bob Dylan would have sold more than Prince, same with Washington, Nirvana sold less than Kenny Gorelicki.


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Indiana and Michigan I am not surprised at all. cool


Why do you think Dylan would have sold more than Prince. confused

As far as I know, they're both in the same range. Something around 100 million records. I'm sure there's someone here who has all the statistics.
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Reply #19 posted 01/11/17 1:18am

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Whitney sold more than Bruce or Bon Jovi?
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Reply #20 posted 01/11/17 5:36am

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1Sasha said:

Whitney sold more than Bruce or Bon Jovi?

Ooh I forgot about Bruce. Yeah I wonder if New Jersey is right...
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Reply #21 posted 01/11/17 5:39am

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NorthC said:

rogifan said:


Why do you think Dylan would have sold more than Prince. confused

As far as I know, they're both in the same range. Something around 100 million records. I'm sure there's someone here who has all the statistics.

I know he's from Minnesota but because he spent the majority of his professional career outside of the state I've never really treated him as a Minnesotan. lol
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Reply #22 posted 01/11/17 5:42am

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Whitney sold more than Bruce or Bon Jovi?



Yup https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ic_artists
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Reply #23 posted 01/11/17 6:44am

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What the fuck is going on in Florida? lol

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rogifan said:


Yes it's supposed to be based on where an artist was born...or maybe the state an artist/band was synonymous with? For example Timmothy B. Schmidt was the only Eagles member born in California. But if this list is accurate I guess Whitney Houston has outsold Bon Jovi which kind of surprises me. [Edited 1/9/17 23:14pm]


And Timothy B. Schmidt wasn't even an original member of The Eagles. For groups where members are born in different states, it must be the state where the band formed and was initially based. I looked up another band at random, Everclear, and at least two of the three original members were born outside of Oregon, but Portland is where they all met and lived when they formed the band.

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Reply #25 posted 01/11/17 11:35am

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KoolEaze said:

Isn´t Kanye a native of Chicago? Why did they put him down south?

KoolEaze said:

Best selling artist IN each state or FROM each state? I don´t really get it. Eminem is from Michigan.


Kanye was born in Atlanta and Eminem was born in Missouri so the map is correct.

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Reply #26 posted 01/11/17 11:39am

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This map is so random then. Some are born in the state, some started their career in the state.

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Reply #27 posted 01/11/17 1:32pm

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^ And that list goes all the way up to Frank Zappa. And yeah, The Eagles outsold them all...
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Reply #28 posted 01/11/17 1:39pm

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Andy Williams for Iowa? He was on TV when Prince (and I) were kids. My Mom loved him.

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Reply #29 posted 01/11/17 3:20pm

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Moonbeam said:

Some of these states have a lot of explaining to do.

I'm especially looking at you, Virginia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, California, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Connecticut.



Oh, COME ON! Backstreet Boys cranked out some solid 90's/00's gems in their heyday lol ... I think Nebraska needs to try harder to cultivate some hit makers.

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