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Thread started 03/17/17 6:09am

feeluupp

PURPLE RAIN ON TOP OF iTUNES CHARTS

Purple Rain surges on top of iTUNES charts...

Last week Purple Rain was at #5, this week it is currently at #18.

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Reply #1 posted 03/17/17 6:31am

jdcxc

The box set is going to rake in $$$.
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Reply #2 posted 03/17/17 7:38am

TwiliteKid

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On top would be #1, wouldn't it?

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Reply #3 posted 03/17/17 12:49pm

feeluupp

iTUNES FLEXES CLEVER CATALOG MANEUVER

After curating a section called "All-Time Essential Albums" and pricing them at a bargain rate of $7.99, iTunes has promptly created a nostalgic effect on their Top 10 albums, which now almost reads like a chart from the 1980s.

Although no one is shaking Ed Sheeran from his #1 perch with Divide, currently Michael Jackson's Thriller sits at #2, Prince's Purple Rain at #5 and The Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill at #7. Amy Winehouse's classic Back To Black is at #8 and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol 1—packed with 70's retro hits from the Jackson 5, David Bowie, 10cc and the Runaways to name a few— is at #6.

Catalog, baby. And at the right price, potentially irresistible to Millennials who were not born yet when most of these records were released.

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Reply #4 posted 03/17/17 12:51pm

feeluupp

My question about PURPLE RAIN is... The last time PURPLE RAIN was certified by the RIAA was in 1996 for 13x Platinum. It seems every few years MJ's THRILLER gets another certification, most recently 33x Platinum by the RIAA...

It's been over 21 years since PURPLE RAIN has been certified, surely it has sold another million copies in the U.S. over all these years including the surge in sales after his passing... Also with the PR DELUXE coming soon, I'm wondering if it will ever get certified again by the RIAA.

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Reply #5 posted 03/17/17 1:52pm

laytonian

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...and we keep hearing sold over 100 million albums.
That number is SO out of date.
Don't kiss the beast, be superior at least!
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Reply #6 posted 03/17/17 2:19pm

mynameisnotsus
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feeluupp said:

My question about PURPLE RAIN is... The last time PURPLE RAIN was certified by the RIAA was in 1996 for 13x Platinum. It seems every few years MJ's THRILLER gets another certification, most recently 33x Platinum by the RIAA...



It's been over 21 years since PURPLE RAIN has been certified, surely it has sold another million copies in the U.S. over all these years including the surge in sales after his passing... Also with the PR DELUXE coming soon, I'm wondering if it will ever get certified again by the RIAA.



Because MJ was obsessed with sales numbers and Prince didn't give a shit about them.
WB might recertify as a marketing tool for the PR deluxe edition shrug
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Reply #7 posted 03/17/17 2:21pm

feeluupp

laytonian said:

. ...and we keep hearing sold over 100 million albums. That number is SO out of date.

That is still the claim. THRILLER sold over 33 million in the U.S. alone... Worldwide Thriller's sales are claimed to be over 100 million.

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Reply #8 posted 03/17/17 2:39pm

laytonian

feeluupp said:



laytonian said:


. ...and we keep hearing sold over 100 million albums. That number is SO out of date.


That is still the claim. THRILLER sold over 33 million in the U.S. alone... Worldwide Thriller's sales are claimed to be over 100 million.


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Yeah, and MJ wouldn't give an interview or make an appearance without a contractual requirement that he be called "king of pop".
He even created awards to be given to himself and others that were named after himself.
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Prince didn't give two flying fucks about garbage like that.
He won with the film Purple Rain and musicianship.

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Don't kiss the beast, be superior at least!
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Reply #9 posted 03/18/17 4:21pm

TooLate

laytonian said:

feeluupp said:



laytonian said:


. ...and we keep hearing sold over 100 million albums. That number is SO out of date.


That is still the claim. THRILLER sold over 33 million in the U.S. alone... Worldwide Thriller's sales are claimed to be over 100 million.


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Yeah, and MJ wouldn't give an interview or make an appearance without a contractual requirement that he be called "king of pop".
He even created awards to be given to himself and others that were named after himself.
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Prince didn't give two flying fucks about garbage like that.
He won with the film Purple Rain and musicianship.

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Lies he never did that. Also, MJ died in 2009 and the certification has been made recently so.

It's amazing that a new generation is discovering this masterpiece.
[Edited 3/18/17 16:22pm]
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Reply #10 posted 03/18/17 4:44pm

rap

laytonian said:

. ...and we keep hearing sold over 100 million albums. That number is SO out of date.

Didn't Prince mention in an interview with Tavis Smiley he was conducting his own audit?

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Reply #11 posted 03/18/17 5:18pm

laytonian

TooLate said:

laytonian said:


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Yeah, and MJ wouldn't give an interview or make an appearance without a contractual requirement that he be called "king of pop".
He even created awards to be given to himself and others that were named after himself.
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Prince didn't give two flying fucks about garbage like that.
He won with the film Purple Rain and musicianship.

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Lies he never did that. Also, MJ died in 2009 and the certification has been made recently so.

It's amazing that a new generation is discovering this masterpiece.
[Edited 3/18/17 16:22pm]

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Do not accuse ANYONE of lying. Maybe if you had taken a few breaths before hitting the keyboard, you could have used Google and found this:
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http://www.songfacts.com/...ut_of_it_/
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Don't kiss the beast, be superior at least!
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Reply #12 posted 03/18/17 5:24pm

laytonian

rap said:



laytonian said:


. ...and we keep hearing sold over 100 million albums. That number is SO out of date.


Didn't Prince mention in an interview with Tavis Smiley he was conducting his own audit?


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Yes! Good memory!
There's a transcript here that quotes talking about the audit.
Of course, even if he sounds Soundscan wasn't paying him, they wouldn't adjust the numbers.


http://la-story.com/2009/...interview/
Don't kiss the beast, be superior at least!
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Reply #13 posted 03/18/17 11:50pm

Free2BMe

laytonian said:

TooLate said:



Lies he never did that. Also, MJ died in 2009 and the certification has been made recently so.

It's amazing that a new generation is discovering this masterpiece.
[Edited 3/18/17 16:22pm]

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Do not accuse ANYONE of lying. Maybe if you had taken a few breaths before hitting the keyboard, you could have used Google and found this:
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http://www.songfacts.com/...ut_of_it_/
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Maybe I missed something; however, there was nothing in this article that showed any proof that Michael REQUIRED anyone to call him the King of Pop.
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Reply #14 posted 03/19/17 12:32am

tomcooper2323

TooLate said:

laytonian said:
. Yeah, and MJ wouldn't give an interview or make an appearance without a contractual requirement that he be called "king of pop". He even created awards to be given to himself and others that were named after himself. . Prince didn't give two flying fucks about garbage like that. He won with the film Purple Rain and musicianship. .
Lies he never did that. Also, MJ died in 2009 and the certification has been made recently so. It's amazing that a new generation is discovering this masterpiece. [Edited 3/18/17 16:22pm]

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Actually he did do that and it was common knowledge in the 1999s. So you are telling a lie that he never did it.

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