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Thread started 02/14/17 5:01am

feeluupp

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PRINCE ALBUMS RE-ENTER CHARTS

With the recent Grammy's tribute by Bruno Mars, the top trending on Twitter the last few days and the recent accouncement of his catalouge back on all streaming services... He has many albums climbing the iTUNES charts and according to Hits Daily Double, will have multiple albums back on the BILLBOARD 200 chart next week.

THE VERY BEST OF PRINCE - #36

PURPLE RAIN - #41

THE HITS/THE B-SIDES - #86

PRINCE 4EVER - #128

1999 - #136

SIGN O' THE TIMES - #140

[Edited 2/14/17 5:01am]

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Reply #1 posted 02/14/17 5:44am

leecaldon

Odd the 4ever is not selling as well as 2 other compilations.

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Reply #2 posted 02/14/17 7:39am

EddieC

It;s not that odd--if you type "Best of" "or "hits" into a search box (as someone wanting a hits collection would do), the other collections will be what comes up. 4ever doesn't include those words.

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Reply #3 posted 02/14/17 7:59am

InwardJim

I'd call it a shame, not odd.

The Hits/B-Sides is the way to go, but then 4Ever if the first is cost prohibitive. The Very Best Of was just a lazy quickbuck way of discouraging Prince from releasing A Celebration to keep the WB recordings and era fresh in people's minds.

Listen2Prince !!

U can listen to a different Prince project every week for a year! Sometimes U might have to double (or triple) up on related albums to make it fit, tho.

https://listen2prince.blogspot.com/
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Reply #4 posted 02/14/17 9:18am

laytonian

EddieC said:

It;s not that odd--if you type "Best of" "or "hits" into a search box (as someone wanting a hits collection would do), the other collections will be what comes up. 4ever doesn't include those words.



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BINGO!
Someone needs to clue WB in to add the words "40 hits" or something like that).
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Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #5 posted 02/14/17 9:37am

jdcxc

Kinda cool to know that Purple Rain will continue to chart for the rest of our lives.
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Reply #6 posted 02/14/17 10:21am

Linda1974

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Great News biggrin I hope the younger generation discovers the Genius that we all know!

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I think streaming the music after his death is the way to reach the kiddos!

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But even the older generation only know the hits.....

I hope they put it all out there...so much to discover for the non-fans/newbies cool

Forever in My Life....
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Reply #7 posted 02/14/17 10:32am

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As much as I love the Purple Rain album, would love 2 c 1999 and Sign O' the Times chart higher. Great prices 4 both double albums at $6.99 each this week on iTunes!
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #8 posted 02/14/17 8:34pm

206Michelle

This is great news!!! I wish Diamonds & Pearls was selling more. I love that album!

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #9 posted 02/15/17 6:24pm

GustavoRibas

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leecaldon said:

Odd the 4ever is not selling as well as 2 other compilations.

Glad it happened. Some friends said that 4Ever is a lot worse than the others. So, it´s better that non fans have access to them

Peace
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Reply #10 posted 02/15/17 6:31pm

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Linda1974 said:

Great News biggrin I hope the younger generation discovers the Genius that we all know!


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I think streaming the music after his death is the way to reach the kiddos!


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But even the older generation only know the hits.....


I hope they put it all out there...so much to discover for the non-fans/newbies cool


--Sigh he sold two million albums last year with very little streaming and I gurrantee the estate pulled in more money.
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Reply #11 posted 02/15/17 6:33pm

lwr001

laurarichardson said:

Linda1974 said:

Great News biggrin I hope the younger generation discovers the Genius that we all know!

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I think streaming the music after his death is the way to reach the kiddos!

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But even the older generation only know the hits.....

I hope they put it all out there...so much to discover for the non-fans/newbies cool

--Sigh he sold two million albums last year with very little streaming and I gurrantee the estate pulled in more money.

WSJ had an article last week that the streaming services are worth another 25 million to the estate this year

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Reply #12 posted 02/15/17 6:47pm

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lwr001 said:



laurarichardson said:


Linda1974 said:

Great News biggrin I hope the younger generation discovers the Genius that we all know!


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I think streaming the music after his death is the way to reach the kiddos!


.


But even the older generation only know the hits.....


I hope they put it all out there...so much to discover for the non-fans/newbies cool



--Sigh he sold two million albums last year with very little streaming and I gurrantee the estate pulled in more money.



WSJ had an article last week that the streaming services are worth another 25 million to the estate this year


How would the WSJ know that when the deal was not in place at that time. Streaming services pay out pennies in royalties. I hope a lot of money was paid up front but I am doubtful.
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Reply #13 posted 02/15/17 7:54pm

TKO

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4ever is doing great though. It's been selling consistently.



Rank - Estimated 2017 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

59 - 22,000 - 4EVER - Prince ( 89,000 )

89.000 total copies sold so far.

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Reply #14 posted 02/16/17 8:15am

lwr001

laurarichardson said:

lwr001 said:

WSJ had an article last week that the streaming services are worth another 25 million to the estate this year

How would the WSJ know that when the deal was not in place at that time. Streaming services pay out pennies in royalties. I hope a lot of money was paid up front but I am doubtful. [Edited 2/16/17 4:15am]

its actually Forbes and includes the PR remaster as well

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Reply #15 posted 02/16/17 8:44am

feeluupp

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TKO said:

4ever is doing great though. It's been selling consistently.



Rank - Estimated 2017 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

59 - 22,000 - 4EVER - Prince ( 89,000 )

89.000 total copies sold so far.

Not bad... To sell almost 100,000 copies in this day is actually quite impressive...

I bet the worldwide sales total serpass 100,000.

So 4EVER outsold PLECTRUM ELECTRUM, PHASE 1 & PHASE 2.

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Reply #16 posted 02/16/17 9:58am

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lwr001 said:



laurarichardson said:


lwr001 said:




WSJ had an article last week that the streaming services are worth another 25 million to the estate this year



How would the WSJ know that when the deal was not in place at that time. Streaming services pay out pennies in royalties. I hope a lot of money was paid up front but I am doubtful. [Edited 2/16/17 4:15am]



its actually Forbes and includes the PR remaster as well




But they nothing about the royalty rate of the deal.
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Reply #17 posted 02/16/17 7:13pm

feeluupp

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According to the FORBES article, Prince made $25 million off album sales alone, not including streaming or any figures from TIDAL...

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Reply #18 posted 02/17/17 5:38am

leecaldon

feeluupp said:

TKO said:

4ever is doing great though. It's been selling consistently.



Rank - Estimated 2017 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

59 - 22,000 - 4EVER - Prince ( 89,000 )

89.000 total copies sold so far.

Not bad... To sell almost 100,000 copies in this day is actually quite impressive...

I bet the worldwide sales total serpass 100,000.

So 4EVER outsold PLECTRUM ELECTRUM, PHASE 1 & PHASE 2.

Is it really? That's quite scary.

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Reply #19 posted 02/18/17 1:09am

RODSERLING

feeluupp said:

With the recent Grammy's tribute by Bruno Mars, the top trending on Twitter the last few days and the recent accouncement of his catalouge back on all streaming services... He has many albums climbing the iTUNES charts and according to Hits Daily Double, will have multiple albums back on the BILLBOARD 200 chart next week.

THE VERY BEST OF PRINCE - #36

PURPLE RAIN - #41

THE HITS/THE B-SIDES - #86

PRINCE 4EVER - #128

1999 - #136

SIGN O' THE TIMES - #140

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It was just I-tunes chart, right ?

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Because this week, 4EVER is only #189 in the Billboard, and it's his only album in the chart.

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Reply #20 posted 02/18/17 2:01am

RODSERLING

TKO said:

4ever is doing great though. It's been selling consistently.



Rank - Estimated 2017 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

59 - 22,000 - 4EVER - Prince ( 89,000 )

89.000 total copies sold so far.

4EVER was certified at 60.000 ex in the uk, on the 23th december. It sold almost the same amount as Lady's gaga Joanne (before the Superbowl, of course), which sold 80.000 ex in 2016.

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So I would say that 4EVER is in the UK is now in the range of 85/90.000 ex for sure !

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It was a good seller in the Netherland (one of the top 10 market worldwide) peaking at #10 and charting 5 weeks in december in the top 20. So I think it sold there about 15.000 copies.

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In france, despite a massive promotionnal campaign, it sold less than 10.000 copies.

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WHo knows if it sold well in Japan ? That's the big unknown. https://twitter.com/serpa...080754689.

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Worldwide, I would say that 4EVER sold between 230/250.000 as of now.

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Reply #21 posted 02/18/17 3:42am

skipthecharade
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Dutch iTunes atm:

49 4EVER

122 Ultimate

142 The Very Best

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Sign O The Times is only € 4.99 now, would expect it to be in the top 200, especially because it turns 30 this year. (The single was released 30 years ago today!)

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Reply #22 posted 02/18/17 3:42am

luvgirl

Happy to hear this news, and I love that 4ever is doing well.
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Reply #23 posted 02/18/17 12:35pm

GTsymbolover

Superb news
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Reply #24 posted 02/18/17 12:36pm

feeluupp

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RODSERLING said:

TKO said:

4ever is doing great though. It's been selling consistently.



Rank - Estimated 2017 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )

59 - 22,000 - 4EVER - Prince ( 89,000 )

89.000 total copies sold so far.

4EVER was certified at 60.000 ex in the uk, on the 23th december. It sold almost the same amount as Lady's gaga Joanne (before the Superbowl, of course), which sold 80.000 ex in 2016.

.

So I would say that 4EVER is in the UK is now in the range of 85/90.000 ex for sure !

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It was a good seller in the Netherland (one of the top 10 market worldwide) peaking at #10 and charting 5 weeks in december in the top 20. So I think it sold there about 15.000 copies.

.

In france, despite a massive promotionnal campaign, it sold less than 10.000 copies.

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WHo knows if it sold well in Japan ? That's the big unknown. https://twitter.com/serpa...080754689.

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Worldwide, I would say that 4EVER sold between 230/250.000 as of now.

So estimated world wide sales for 4EVER is over 200,000 at least... Not too bad...

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Reply #25 posted 02/19/17 10:31am

leecaldon

feeluupp said:

RODSERLING said:

4EVER was certified at 60.000 ex in the uk, on the 23th december. It sold almost the same amount as Lady's gaga Joanne (before the Superbowl, of course), which sold 80.000 ex in 2016.

.

So I would say that 4EVER is in the UK is now in the range of 85/90.000 ex for sure !

.

It was a good seller in the Netherland (one of the top 10 market worldwide) peaking at #10 and charting 5 weeks in december in the top 20. So I think it sold there about 15.000 copies.

.

In france, despite a massive promotionnal campaign, it sold less than 10.000 copies.

.

WHo knows if it sold well in Japan ? That's the big unknown. https://twitter.com/serpa...080754689.

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Worldwide, I would say that 4EVER sold between 230/250.000 as of now.

So estimated world wide sales for 4EVER is over 200,000 at least... Not too bad...

Is this actual purchases, or does it include streaming equivalents?

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Reply #26 posted 02/20/17 1:56am

RODSERLING

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feeluupp said:

So estimated world wide sales for 4EVER is over 200,000 at least... Not too bad...

Is this actual purchases, or does it include streaming equivalents?

Actual purchases.

4EVER is in streaming only since 1 week

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Reply #27 posted 02/20/17 4:37am

leecaldon

RODSERLING said:

leecaldon said:

Is this actual purchases, or does it include streaming equivalents?

Actual purchases.

4EVER is in streaming only since 1 week

Doesn't sound like a terrible amount, but I'd be interested to hear what other similar compilations have sold, such as Bowie's latest one.

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Reply #28 posted 02/20/17 11:57am

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The very best of prince is possibly the worst complimation.. Hits/Ultimate is much better.

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Reply #29 posted 02/20/17 1:13pm

feeluupp

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beautyunaffected said:

The very best of prince is possibly the worst complimation.. Hits/Ultimate is much better.

Yet THE VERY BEST OF PRINCE has sold the best... Over 2 million in the U.S. plus the 900,000 just since Prince's death.

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