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Reply #30 posted 06/24/17 6:29pm

feeluupp

Currently #7 on U.S. iTUNES charts.

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Reply #31 posted 06/24/17 11:34pm

SPOOKYGAS

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feeluupp said:

#3 TOP STREAMED ALBUMS ON TIDAL

#4 On U.S. iTUNES

I cant seem to find streamimg numbers on tidal, easy on spotify but, for me, impossible on tidal, what you say?

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Reply #32 posted 06/25/17 11:28am

feeluupp

Currently #7 on U.S. iTUNES

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Reply #33 posted 06/25/17 12:28pm

sonshine

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feeluupp said:

Currently #7 on U.S. iTUNES



I'm surprised by this, but its still early? His music skyrocketed on itunes post 4/21/16.
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Reply #34 posted 06/25/17 5:58pm

TKO

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I'm sure more people will go for a physical version, including dvd or vinyl. It's Prince, not a One Direction or Justin Bieber release.

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Reply #35 posted 06/26/17 3:01am

SPOOKYGAS

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feeluupp said:

Currently #7 on U.S. iTUNES

I cant seem to find streamimg numbers on tidal, easy on spotify but, for me, impossible on tidal, what you say?

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Reply #36 posted 06/26/17 3:28am

RODSERLING

It would be a flop if, with sales usually lower in the summer, this release doesn't achieve to be #1 in the US, at least in term of physical sales.

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Reply #37 posted 06/26/17 3:31am

feeluupp

RODSERLING said:

It would be a flop if, with sales usually lower in the summer, this release doesn't achieve to be #1 in the US, at least in term of physical sales.

Well it there was a lack of major promotion, don't know why... But tell me ROD... The last deluxe edition from a legacy act that debuted at #1? ... Not many...

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Reply #38 posted 06/26/17 3:46am

RODSERLING

feeluupp said:

RODSERLING said:

It would be a flop if, with sales usually lower in the summer, this release doesn't achieve to be #1 in the US, at least in term of physical sales.

Well it there was a lack of major promotion, don't know why... But tell me ROD... The last deluxe edition from a legacy act that debuted at #1? ... Not many...

You're right.

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THRILLER 25 debuted at #2 but #1 worldwide...SGT PEPPERS at #3 but #1 in the Uk. Purple Rain sells only in the Us. A little bit in the Uk. And that's about all.

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This is the first reedition of Prince, the first release since his death, and his only album that people usually buy. Purple Rain is one of the 15 best selling album in the US of all time. And like I said, sales are low in this season.

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Reply #39 posted 06/26/17 4:42am

feeluupp

SPOOKYGAS said:

feeluupp said:

Currently #7 on U.S. iTUNES

I cant seem to find streamimg numbers on tidal, easy on spotify but, for me, impossible on tidal, what you say?

No streaming numbers are shown, there is a section that says TOP 20 ALBUMS meaning most streamed albums, which is updated every few hours.

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Reply #40 posted 06/26/17 4:43am

feeluupp

Currently #11 on U.S. iTUNES.

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Reply #41 posted 06/26/17 5:09am

jdcxc

RODSERLING said:



feeluupp said:




RODSERLING said:


It would be a flop if, with sales usually lower in the summer, this release doesn't achieve to be #1 in the US, at least in term of physical sales.





Well it there was a lack of major promotion, don't know why... But tell me ROD... The last deluxe edition from a legacy act that debuted at #1? ... Not many...



You're right.


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THRILLER 25 debuted at #2 but #1 worldwide...SGT PEPPERS at #3 but #1 in the Uk. Purple Rain sells only in the Us. A little bit in the Uk. And that's about all.


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This is the first reedition of Prince, the first release since his death, and his only album that people usually buy. Purple Rain is one of the 15 best selling album in the US of all time. And like I said, sales are low in this season.



WB has sold a boatload of Purple Rain following his death. Seems odd to expect a casual fan to buy it again a few months later. Thriller and Sgt. Peppers didnt have that odd timing.
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Reply #42 posted 06/26/17 5:28am

RODSERLING

jdcxc said:

RODSERLING said:

You're right.

.

THRILLER 25 debuted at #2 but #1 worldwide...SGT PEPPERS at #3 but #1 in the Uk. Purple Rain sells only in the Us. A little bit in the Uk. And that's about all.

.

This is the first reedition of Prince, the first release since his death, and his only album that people usually buy. Purple Rain is one of the 15 best selling album in the US of all time. And like I said, sales are low in this season.

WB has sold a boatload of Purple Rain following his death. Seems odd to expect a casual fan to buy it again a few months later. Thriller and Sgt. Peppers didnt have that odd timing.

Yes, but Sgt Peppers is priced higher - up to 5 times Purple Rain's most expensive edition.

Sgt Peppers also had been remastered in 1987 and 2009. It haslo had been re-relesed in Europe in the press for a very low price.

.

Thriller 25 cost the same price than Thriller 25, which contained only 1 unreleased song.

.

But, anyway...

.

The point with Purple Rain is that this release is a key point for Warner to sell other re-releases after. Because contrary to MJ and the Beatles, who have many big selling albums in the US and worldwide, Prince has an-almost US audience only, and even there, Purple Rain is his only solid seller.

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Reply #43 posted 06/26/17 7:55am

nextedition

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RODSERLING said:



jdcxc said:


RODSERLING said:


You're right.


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THRILLER 25 debuted at #2 but #1 worldwide...SGT PEPPERS at #3 but #1 in the Uk. Purple Rain sells only in the Us. A little bit in the Uk. And that's about all.


.


This is the first reedition of Prince, the first release since his death, and his only album that people usually buy. Purple Rain is one of the 15 best selling album in the US of all time. And like I said, sales are low in this season.



WB has sold a boatload of Purple Rain following his death. Seems odd to expect a casual fan to buy it again a few months later. Thriller and Sgt. Peppers didnt have that odd timing.

Yes, but Sgt Peppers is priced higher - up to 5 times Purple Rain's most expensive edition.


Sgt Peppers also had been remastered in 1987 and 2009. It haslo had been re-relesed in Europe in the press for a very low price.


.


Thriller 25 cost the same price than Thriller 25, which contained only 1 unreleased song.


.


But, anyway...


.


The point with Purple Rain is that this release is a key point for Warner to sell other re-releases after. Because contrary to MJ and the Beatles, who have many big selling albums in the US and worldwide, Prince has an-almost US audience only, and even there, Purple Rain is his only solid seller.


Not sure why you say US only. I think he is bigger in europe than in the US.
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Reply #44 posted 06/26/17 11:53am

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Official mid week chart update says due to enter at no.5 in the U.K.

http://www.officialcharts...es__19507/
[Edited 6/26/17 11:59am]
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Reply #45 posted 06/26/17 12:35pm

feeluupp

LondonIrish1970 said:

Official mid week chart update says due to enter at no.5 in the U.K. http://www.officialcharts...es__19507/ [Edited 6/26/17 11:59am]

Thank you.

I will post the U.S. first week sales and World Wide sales once they come in by the end of the week.

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Reply #46 posted 06/26/17 12:52pm

CandyCool

nextedition said:

RODSERLING said:



jdcxc said:


RODSERLING said:


You're right.


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THRILLER 25 debuted at #2 but #1 worldwide...SGT PEPPERS at #3 but #1 in the Uk. Purple Rain sells only in the Us. A little bit in the Uk. And that's about all.


.


This is the first reedition of Prince, the first release since his death, and his only album that people usually buy. Purple Rain is one of the 15 best selling album in the US of all time. And like I said, sales are low in this season.



WB has sold a boatload of Purple Rain following his death. Seems odd to expect a casual fan to buy it again a few months later. Thriller and Sgt. Peppers didnt have that odd timing.

Yes, but Sgt Peppers is priced higher - up to 5 times Purple Rain's most expensive edition.


Sgt Peppers also had been remastered in 1987 and 2009. It haslo had been re-relesed in Europe in the press for a very low price.


.


Thriller 25 cost the same price than Thriller 25, which contained only 1 unreleased song.


.


But, anyway...


.


The point with Purple Rain is that this release is a key point for Warner to sell other re-releases after. Because contrary to MJ and the Beatles, who have many big selling albums in the US and worldwide, Prince has an-almost US audience only, and even there, Purple Rain is his only solid seller.


Not sure why you say US only. I think he is bigger in europe than in the US.


Rock solid fanbase here in the Netherlands. Album online nr 6 this week in largest webshop and selling well offline cool
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Reply #47 posted 06/26/17 1:01pm

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CandyCool said:

nextedition said:
Not sure why you say US only. I think he is bigger in europe than in the US.
Rock solid fanbase here in the Netherlands. Album online nr 6 this week in largest webshop and selling well offline cool

And in the UK solid fanbase.

The Spooky Electric.
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Reply #48 posted 06/26/17 1:19pm

jjam

LondonIrish1970 said:

Official mid week chart update says due to enter at no.5 in the U.K. http://www.officialcharts...es__19507/ [Edited 6/26/17 11:59am]

That's good! I just saw the 3CD/1DVD version for £17 in Sainsburys - good to see it being stocked in a supermarket...

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Reply #49 posted 06/26/17 2:00pm

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feeluupp said:

LondonIrish1970 said:

Official mid week chart update says due to enter at no.5 in the U.K. http://www.officialcharts...es__19507/ [Edited 6/26/17 11:59am]

Thank you.

I will post the U.S. first week sales and World Wide sales once they come in by the end of the week.

Hopefully Billboard's article comes on Sunday. The full chart won't be posted until Thursday next week because of the July 4th holiday.

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Reply #50 posted 06/26/17 2:53pm

feeluupp

Currently #17 on U.S. iTUNES

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Reply #51 posted 06/26/17 9:20pm

alandail

feeluupp said:

Currently #17 on U.S. iTUNES

Still #1 on Amazon

Edit: It's also alrady the #20 best selling album of the year on Amazon

[Edited 6/26/17 21:22pm]

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Reply #52 posted 06/26/17 10:31pm

luvgirl

alandail said:



feeluupp said:


Currently #17 on U.S. iTUNES




Still #1 on Amazon



Edit: It's also alrady the #20 best selling album of the year on Amazon

[Edited 6/26/17 21:22pm]



Wow, that's not bad.
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Reply #53 posted 06/26/17 10:49pm

GTsymbolover

Spread the word, let's get it to no 1!!!!!
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Reply #54 posted 06/27/17 1:14am

Spayne

UK Midweek Official Chart Update has Purple Rain re-entering the Top 100 at No 5. Final chart will be out on Friday. Purple Rain's ultimate high in the UK was No 4 achieved April 2016, previous to that was No 7 in 1985.

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Reply #55 posted 06/27/17 1:40am

RODSERLING

nextedition said:

RODSERLING said:

Yes, but Sgt Peppers is priced higher - up to 5 times Purple Rain's most expensive edition.

Sgt Peppers also had been remastered in 1987 and 2009. It haslo had been re-relesed in Europe in the press for a very low price.

.

Thriller 25 cost the same price than Thriller 25, which contained only 1 unreleased song.

.

But, anyway...

.

The point with Purple Rain is that this release is a key point for Warner to sell other re-releases after. Because contrary to MJ and the Beatles, who have many big selling albums in the US and worldwide, Prince has an-almost US audience only, and even there, Purple Rain is his only solid seller.

Not sure why you say US only. I think he is bigger in europe than in the US.

YOu're wrong. Prince is a sales phenomenon in the US, but outside, his sales are very low.

Following his death, 75 % of the sales were in the US. As we are talking about Purple Rain, after his death it sold 680.000 copies worldwide, including 500.000 in the US...That says a lot.

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1999 is almost a good catalogue seller for Prince in the US (it sold almost 200.000 copies last year), but outside, nobody cares.

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Reply #56 posted 06/27/17 2:58am

RODSERLING

1st official numbers and sales :

Uk midweek charts :

Albums

1 Radiohead - OK Computer ^ 17,495
2 Imagine Dragons - Evolve * 13,030
3 Ed Sheeran - ÷ (Divide) 10,086
4 Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark? 8,835
5 Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain ^ 8,320

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Interesting to see that the #1 is a re-release, that sold 2 times more than Purple Rain.

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By the end of the week, it is likely PR will be out of the top 5, if not top 10 (1st day sales are higher).

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Reply #57 posted 06/27/17 4:12am

novabrkr

RODSERLING said:

nextedition said:

RODSERLING said: Not sure why you say US only. I think he is bigger in europe than in the US.

YOu're wrong. Prince is a sales phenomenon in the US, but outside, his sales are very low.

Following his death, 75 % of the sales were in the US. As we are talking about Purple Rain, after his death it sold 680.000 copies worldwide, including 500.000 in the US...That says a lot.

.

1999 is almost a good catalogue seller for Prince in the US (it sold almost 200.000 copies last year), but outside, nobody cares.


Surely that must have had something to do with Prince being an US artist and the abundance of news items on his death appearing in the US media at the time? There must have been considerably less coverage on it in most European countries.

Not to mention, Americans have more disposable income than people elsewhere in the world and can justify themselves buying the records of an artist that has just died just because everyone else does that too. It wasn't really the fans that bought the records then.

You're probably right in a sense though. Prince sold more records outside the US between 1985-95 (or so), but not necessarily later. Musicology was a phenomenon only in the US. He's always had a lot of fans in countries like Sweden and the Netherlands though.

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Reply #58 posted 06/27/17 4:59am

RODSERLING

novabrkr said:

RODSERLING said:

YOu're wrong. Prince is a sales phenomenon in the US, but outside, his sales are very low.

Following his death, 75 % of the sales were in the US. As we are talking about Purple Rain, after his death it sold 680.000 copies worldwide, including 500.000 in the US...That says a lot.

.

1999 is almost a good catalogue seller for Prince in the US (it sold almost 200.000 copies last year), but outside, nobody cares.


Surely that must have had something to do with Prince being an US artist and the abundance of news items on his death appearing in the US media at the time? There must have been considerably less coverage on it in most European countries.

Not to mention, Americans have more disposable income than people elsewhere in the world and can justify themselves buying the records of an artist that has just died just because everyone else does that too. It wasn't really the fans that bought the records then.

You're probably right in a sense though. Prince sold more records outside the US between 1985-95 (or so), but not necessarily later. Musicology was a phenomenon only in the US. He's always had a lot of fans in countries like Sweden and the Netherlands though.

The only Princes album that sold more outside the US are Diamonds and Pearls and Lovesexy. SOTT, Batman and Parade sold about the same amount in the US and outside.

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There is not even a possible comparison with singles sales, that were always way higher in the US than outside for Prince.

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You're right, he is a good seller in Netherlands. Too bad it's a small market.

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His death was highly covered for days in the french medias, I can at least tell you that. Much more than George Michael. But TVBO sold only 30.000 ex and Purple Rain 20.000 last year. Very poor results.

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Reply #59 posted 06/27/17 6:00am

novabrkr

RODSERLING said:

novabrkr said:


Surely that must have had something to do with Prince being an US artist and the abundance of news items on his death appearing in the US media at the time? There must have been considerably less coverage on it in most European countries.

Not to mention, Americans have more disposable income than people elsewhere in the world and can justify themselves buying the records of an artist that has just died just because everyone else does that too. It wasn't really the fans that bought the records then.

You're probably right in a sense though. Prince sold more records outside the US between 1985-95 (or so), but not necessarily later. Musicology was a phenomenon only in the US. He's always had a lot of fans in countries like Sweden and the Netherlands though.

The only Princes album that sold more outside the US are Diamonds and Pearls and Lovesexy. SOTT, Batman and Parade sold about the same amount in the US and outside.

.

There is not even a possible comparison with singles sales, that were always way higher in the US than outside for Prince.

.

You're right, he is a good seller in Netherlands. Too bad it's a small market.

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His death was highly covered for days in the french medias, I can at least tell you that. Much more than George Michael. But TVBO sold only 30.000 ex and Purple Rain 20.000 last year. Very poor results.


I think Come most likely did better in Europe and the rest of the world than in the US. The Wiki page that I just checked doesn't list the sales from any other countries than France and the UK though. Most of his albums from the early-90s, including the Hits collections, charted higher in the UK than in the US. Chart positions can only tell you so much, of course.

To be honest, 20,000 + 30,000 album units for those two old releases in France doesn't sound that bad to me.

The re-released version of OK Computer selling so much more than Purple Rain in the UK wasn't surprising, but I was kind of hoping PR would have outsold it.

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