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Thread started 04/20/17 12:20pm

ForeverPaisley

Prince outsold any other artist in 2016

I scanned the main page and didn't see this posted yet. This is heartwarming - nice to see the Prince love in action on this one love2

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Reply #1 posted 04/20/17 12:21pm

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Reply #2 posted 04/20/17 12:24pm

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Wow! Much love heart

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Reply #3 posted 04/20/17 12:27pm

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That's our boy!

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Reply #4 posted 04/20/17 12:28pm

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He'd sell a lot this year, too, if the people bickering over the estate could get their act together. razz

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Reply #5 posted 04/20/17 12:38pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

He'd sell a lot this year, too, if the people bickering over the estate could get their act together. razz


Totally

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Reply #6 posted 04/20/17 1:13pm

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luv4u said:

purplethunder3121 said:

He'd sell a lot this year, too, if the people bickering over the estate could get their act together. razz


Totally

U r so right!! I have my $$ waiting!!!

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Reply #7 posted 04/20/17 1:30pm

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And yet people still argue his music is not popular or unlikely to do well, I do hope the naysayers actually read this. I personally am not at all surprised, also incredibly proud of the Purple Genius, he really is creating his place in modern culture.
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Reply #8 posted 04/20/17 2:01pm

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How do we define sales in the age of streaming? Reminds me of 1984 when 5 albums topped the chart and then once the record industry started using soundscan (in 1991 I think) you'd get dozens of albums that hit #1. I think in 2013 there were something like 40 albums that hit #1 throughout the year.
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Reply #9 posted 04/20/17 2:29pm

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It is ana amazing feat indeed!

As for how to interpret it in an age where streaming is dominant, Prince ended up ranked 6th in a combined sales and streaming metric used by HitsDailyDouble: http://www.southpawer.com...s-streams/

Impressive no matter how you look at it.
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Reply #10 posted 04/20/17 3:17pm

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bobgeorge77 said:

luv4u said:


Totally

U r so right!! I have my $$ waiting!!!

I think the fact that Deliverance was already #1 ib utunes preorders list verifies this.

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Reply #11 posted 04/20/17 5:15pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

He'd sell a lot this year, too, if the people bickering over the estate could get their act together. razz


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Reply #12 posted 04/20/17 5:27pm

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Moonbeam said:

It is ana amazing feat indeed!

As for how to interpret it in an age where streaming is dominant, Prince ended up ranked 6th in a combined sales and streaming metric used by HitsDailyDouble: http://www.southpawer.com...s-streams/

Impressive no matter how you look at it.

Yes indeed.
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Reply #13 posted 04/20/17 6:27pm

luvsexy4all

yeh..but how much is because of an artists death surge...who know later on

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Reply #14 posted 04/21/17 8:01am

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Fake piece of information.

Bowie sold more records than Prince in 2016. BLACKSTAR only sold 2 millions worldwide.

According to the IFPI, Prince is "only" #9 in the top 10 of the world best selling artist in 2016.

The irony of it all, is that the #1 on this list is Larry Graham's nephew !

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http://www.ifpi.org/news/Drake-named-IFPI-Global-Recording-Artist-2016

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/17 8:13am

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RODSERLING said:

Fake piece of information.

Bowie sold more records than Prince in 2016. BLACKSTAR only sold 2 millions worldwide.

According to the IFPI, Prince is "only" #9 in the top 10 of the world best selling artist in 2016.

The irony of it all, is that the #1 on this list is Larry Graham's nephew !

.

http://www.ifpi.org/news/Drake-named-IFPI-Global-Recording-Artist-2016

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barf

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Reply #16 posted 04/21/17 8:27am

rogifan

RODSERLING said:

Fake piece of information.


Bowie sold more records than Prince in 2016. BLACKSTAR only sold 2 millions worldwide.


According to the IFPI, Prince is "only" #9 in the top 10 of the world best selling artist in 2016.


The irony of it all, is that the #1 on this list is Larry Graham's nephew !


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http://www.ifpi.org/news/Drake-named-IFPI-Global-Recording-Artist-2016


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The Billboard article says US sales not world wide. Also, according to the criteria for ifpi it includes streaming.

The independently verified IFPI Global Recording Artist chart includes sales of albums – across digital, CD and vinyl formats; singles, both downloaded and physical; and on-demand audio streams and music videos across the calendar year. The chart includes all the music of each artist featured, not just one track or album. It uses album equivalent units to combine measurements of downloads, physical sales and streams

Outside of Tidal Prince's music wasn't on streaming services in 2016 so not an apples to apples comparison.
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Reply #17 posted 04/22/17 3:18am

RODSERLING

rogifan said:

RODSERLING said:

Fake piece of information.

Bowie sold more records than Prince in 2016. BLACKSTAR only sold 2 millions worldwide.

According to the IFPI, Prince is "only" #9 in the top 10 of the world best selling artist in 2016.

The irony of it all, is that the #1 on this list is Larry Graham's nephew !

.

http://www.ifpi.org/news/Drake-named-IFPI-Global-Recording-Artist-2016

.

The Billboard article says US sales not world wide. Also, according to the criteria for ifpi it includes streaming.
The independently verified IFPI Global Recording Artist chart includes sales of albums – across digital, CD and vinyl formats; singles, both downloaded and physical; and on-demand audio streams and music videos across the calendar year. The chart includes all the music of each artist featured, not just one track or album. It uses album equivalent units to combine measurements of downloads, physical sales and streams
Outside of Tidal Prince's music wasn't on streaming services in 2016 so not an apples to apples comparison. [Edited 4/21/17 8:37am]

The title of the topic was misleading, because not referring specifically to the US.

Albums and singles sales worldwide include streaming. Sad, but that's the way it is.

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Reply #18 posted 04/22/17 3:32am

rogifan

RODSERLING said:



rogifan said:


RODSERLING said:

Fake piece of information.


Bowie sold more records than Prince in 2016. BLACKSTAR only sold 2 millions worldwide.


According to the IFPI, Prince is "only" #9 in the top 10 of the world best selling artist in 2016.


The irony of it all, is that the #1 on this list is Larry Graham's nephew !


.


http://www.ifpi.org/news/Drake-named-IFPI-Global-Recording-Artist-2016


.




The Billboard article says US sales not world wide. Also, according to the criteria for ifpi it includes streaming.
The independently verified IFPI Global Recording Artist chart includes sales of albums – across digital, CD and vinyl formats; singles, both downloaded and physical; and on-demand audio streams and music videos across the calendar year. The chart includes all the music of each artist featured, not just one track or album. It uses album equivalent units to combine measurements of downloads, physical sales and streams

Outside of Tidal Prince's music wasn't on streaming services in 2016 so not an apples to apples comparison. [Edited 4/21/17 8:37am]

The title of the topic was misleading, because not referring specifically to the US.


Albums and singles sales worldwide include streaming. Sad, but that's the way it is.


Right which is why it's difficult to compare considering Prince wasn't on streaming services other than Tidal. Anyway I think mixing the two doesn't make sense. Especially when they use an arbitrary formula to derive sales equivalents. Just say these artists had the most streams and these artists had the most sales (physical or digital).
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Reply #19 posted 04/26/17 10:53am

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luvsexy4all said:

yeh..but how much is because of an artists death surge...who know later on


Obviously most of the sales are due to his death. That's always bittersweet. It takes a loss for people to revisit a legend.

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Reply #20 posted 04/26/17 6:36pm

luvsexy4all

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luvsexy4all said:

yeh..but how much is because of an artists death surge...who know later on


Obviously most of the sales are due to his death. That's always bittersweet. It takes a loss for people to revisit a legend.

so who knows when all the hoopla is over what will happen......the die hard-ons need to buy ALL thats released so itll appear substantial money CAN be made

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Reply #21 posted 05/04/17 2:26pm

ForeverPaisley

MoonCat said:

luvsexy4all said:

yeh..but how much is because of an artists death surge...who know later on


Obviously most of the sales are due to his death. That's always bittersweet. It takes a loss for people to revisit a legend.

The truth behind this is so sad sigh

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