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feeluupp

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UP TO DATE TOP 10 SELLING PRINCE ALBUMS

This is the most up to dateand accurate sales chart list for each of his albums.

https://chartmasters.org/...nalysis/3/

As you can see many of his albums have not been recertified by RIAA, including Purple Rain which is now 16 million in the U.S. but still certified 13 million. 1999 which is now 5 million but still certified 4 million. Batman now 3 million in U.S. but still certified at 2 million...

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS

1. PURPLE RAIN- 23,030,000

2. DIAMONDS & PEARLS - 7,100,000

3. 1999 - 7,010,000

4. BATMAN - 6,680,000

5. THE VERY BEST OF PRINCE - 5,250,000

6. SIGN O' THE TIMES - 5,250,000

7. AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY - 5,000,000

8. PARADE - 4,560,000

9. THE HITS 2 - 4,190,000

10. THE HITS 1 - 4,080,000

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Reply #1 posted 12/25/18 8:30pm

TheTruth123

Thanks for posting this. It’s surpribg to be that HRN II and AOA aren’t on thee but I understand ppl are gonna start where they start.
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Reply #2 posted 12/25/18 8:32pm

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TheTruth123 said:

Thanks for posting this. It’s surpribg to be that HRN II and AOA aren’t on thee but I understand ppl are gonna start where they start.

AOA:

  • World – 350,000

HRN II :

  • World – 150,000
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Reply #3 posted 12/25/18 8:55pm

donnyenglish

This list makes me sad. So many other great albums that more people need to hear.
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Reply #4 posted 12/26/18 12:24am

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It s certainly D&P which is undercertifed, it should be at 3*P.
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This list is pure crap, like I said numerous times :
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1) 1999 was certified 3*P only in July 1985, well after the Purple Craze, but also even after ATWIAD release.
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In 1992, Entertainment weekly published Prince numbers worldwide, including a 5 millions figure for 1999, which should be at 3.5 M in the US.
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Then, in march of 1999, to coincide with the year, it was last certified at 4*P. Which means, by this time, no others Prince albums was eligible to a new certification, or else it would have been. WB ceased to recertify Prince albums after that, since THE VAULT was their last contractually album.
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It sold 300k copies scanned between 1999 and 2006, and another 300.000 since 2006 and 2016.
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So now, 1999 is at best at 4.7 millions physical copies in the US. Chartmaster put it a 5.5 millions, that s impossible. So 1999 is at best at 6.2 millions WW.
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2) Batman, Feeluup you published yourself a list of the year 1989, with Batman at #86. It s hardly 2 millions copies when you're so low in the charts...And it hardly charted in 1990.
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Batman sold only 200.000 copies between 1991 and 2016. I t s far from being a catalogue seller.
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In 1992, Entertainment Weekly published a figure of 4.4 millions while Billboard published a figure of 4.6 millions...2 reliable sources telling that even nowadays, 5 millions is already a large estimation. Where did he find 1.6 Millions extra copies?
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3) SOTT and Parade sold similarly, both at 4 millions, slightly higher for Parade.
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EW published a 3.5 millions figure for SOTT, and a 3.75 millions for Parade in 1992.
Certification s and sales in Europe are higher for Parade than for SOTT, so this makes no sense to put 700.000+ more for SOTT !
Their almost 3 decades of SS are low, about 350.000 each.
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4) It should be noted that according to Chartmaster TVBO sold 3/4 of its sales with only 2 countries : USA (3M) and UK (800.000). Only 1.4 millions to split for the rest of the world for almost 2 decades of sales.
. Hard to believe
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Reply #5 posted 12/26/18 7:53am

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TheTruth123 said:

Thanks for posting this. It’s surpribg to be that HRN II and AOA aren’t on thee but I understand ppl are gonna start where they start.

Well PR did have a 30 year head start amongst other things. wink

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Reply #6 posted 12/26/18 8:10am

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donnyenglish said:

This list makes me sad. So many other great albums that more people need to hear.


You don't know that people haven't heard them, and simply aren't drawn to them like you think they should be. Every super group's fanbase has that anomaly. People rave about Led Zeppelin, but I couldn't care less about most of their music. It's annoying. I don't really care for Stevie Nicks, too. Her voice grates on my fucking nerves. I know folks here will say, "What is wrong with you?!" but it's just personal tastes. I think Jimi Hendrix is overrated, too.

Most people like the popular songs from an artist. That's fine. The music is still out there. It's always a fanbase's opinion that everyone should have the same level of fandom. It's unrealistic. The fact that Sign 'O' The Times, ATWIAD, and Diamonds and Pearls is on there is surprising enough.


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Reply #7 posted 12/26/18 8:18am

pinkcashmere23

Thanks!

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Reply #8 posted 12/26/18 9:23am

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RODSERLING said:

It s certainly D&P which is undercertifed, it should be at 3*P. . This list is pure crap, like I said numerous times : . 1) 1999 was certified 3*P only in July 1985, well after the Purple Craze, but also even after ATWIAD release. . In 1992, Entertainment weekly published Prince numbers worldwide, including a 5 millions figure for 1999, which should be at 3.5 M in the US. . Then, in march of 1999, to coincide with the year, it was last certified at 4*P. Which means, by this time, no others Prince albums was eligible to a new certification, or else it would have been. WB ceased to recertify Prince albums after that, since THE VAULT was their last contractually album. . It sold 300k copies scanned between 1999 and 2006, and another 300.000 since 2006 and 2016. . So now, 1999 is at best at 4.7 millions physical copies in the US. Chartmaster put it a 5.5 millions, that s impossible. So 1999 is at best at 6.2 millions WW. . 2) Batman, Feeluup you published yourself a list of the year 1989, with Batman at #86. It s hardly 2 millions copies when you're so low in the charts...And it hardly charted in 1990. . Batman sold only 200.000 copies between 1991 and 2016. I t s far from being a catalogue seller. . In 1992, Entertainment Weekly published a figure of 4.4 millions while Billboard published a figure of 4.6 millions...2 reliable sources telling that even nowadays, 5 millions is already a large estimation. Where did he find 1.6 Millions extra copies? . 3) SOTT and Parade sold similarly, both at 4 millions, slightly higher for Parade. . EW published a 3.5 millions figure for SOTT, and a 3.75 millions for Parade in 1992. Certification s and sales in Europe are higher for Parade than for SOTT, so this makes no sense to put 700.000+ more for SOTT ! Their almost 3 decades of SS are low, about 350.000 each. . 4) It should be noted that according to Chartmaster TVBO sold 3/4 of its sales with only 2 countries : USA (3M) and UK (800.000). Only 1.4 millions to split for the rest of the world for almost 2 decades of sales. . Hard to believe

But don't forget this is the most up to date list with streaming counted, spotify, youtube, other streaming sites as well...

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Reply #9 posted 12/26/18 9:33pm

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feeluupp said:



RODSERLING said:


It s certainly D&P which is undercertifed, it should be at 3*P. . This list is pure crap, like I said numerous times : . 1) 1999 was certified 3*P only in July 1985, well after the Purple Craze, but also even after ATWIAD release. . In 1992, Entertainment weekly published Prince numbers worldwide, including a 5 millions figure for 1999, which should be at 3.5 M in the US. . Then, in march of 1999, to coincide with the year, it was last certified at 4*P. Which means, by this time, no others Prince albums was eligible to a new certification, or else it would have been. WB ceased to recertify Prince albums after that, since THE VAULT was their last contractually album. . It sold 300k copies scanned between 1999 and 2006, and another 300.000 since 2006 and 2016. . So now, 1999 is at best at 4.7 millions physical copies in the US. Chartmaster put it a 5.5 millions, that s impossible. So 1999 is at best at 6.2 millions WW. . 2) Batman, Feeluup you published yourself a list of the year 1989, with Batman at #86. It s hardly 2 millions copies when you're so low in the charts...And it hardly charted in 1990. . Batman sold only 200.000 copies between 1991 and 2016. I t s far from being a catalogue seller. . In 1992, Entertainment Weekly published a figure of 4.4 millions while Billboard published a figure of 4.6 millions...2 reliable sources telling that even nowadays, 5 millions is already a large estimation. Where did he find 1.6 Millions extra copies? . 3) SOTT and Parade sold similarly, both at 4 millions, slightly higher for Parade. . EW published a 3.5 millions figure for SOTT, and a 3.75 millions for Parade in 1992. Certification s and sales in Europe are higher for Parade than for SOTT, so this makes no sense to put 700.000+ more for SOTT ! Their almost 3 decades of SS are low, about 350.000 each. . 4) It should be noted that according to Chartmaster TVBO sold 3/4 of its sales with only 2 countries : USA (3M) and UK (800.000). Only 1.4 millions to split for the rest of the world for almost 2 decades of sales. . Hard to believe



But don't forget this is the most up to date list with streaming counted, spotify, youtube, other streaming sites as well...



I personally don't care about streaming equivalent sales, I only care about physical/digital copies.
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If this guy prefer dealing with streaming instead of the millions physical copies of the daily mail, or of the B sides, good for him.
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Since 2005, I proved many times he was wrong with his numbers and sales estimations. And over the years I was proven right.
But that s overall a good work, his methodology is sometimes flawed, I don't know why.
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He must know that his US numbers for Purple Rain and 1999 are for the most controversial : why couldn't he develop and explain them?
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