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Thread started 04/14/20 6:32am

rogifan

Best selling albums by year

https://en.wikipedia.org/...ted_States


I'm a little surprised Purple Rain wasn't the best selling album of 1984 considering Thriller was released in November 1982. It shows how bad music was in 1989 that the best selling album came from Bobby Brown. lol

[Edited 4/14/20 6:41am]

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Reply #1 posted 04/14/20 7:05am

SantanaMaitrey
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And that things weren't any better ten years later when the best selling album came from the Backstreet Boys. 1968 was a better year.
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Reply #2 posted 04/15/20 6:56am

LouieLestate

You only ever really dominated if you topped a year. cool

And all my heroes did.

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Reply #3 posted 04/15/20 9:33am

alphastreet

Thriller being number 1 in 1984 doesn’t surprise me since the title track was released end of 1983 and thriller was selling a lot in the first half of 1984.

Also though I’m glad Janet’s rhythm nation is on here, I thought it sold 6 million, and acts like mc hammer and vanilla ice had diamond albums
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Reply #4 posted 04/15/20 10:01am

rogifan

alphastreet said:

Thriller being number 1 in 1984 doesn’t surprise me since the title track was released end of 1983 and thriller was selling a lot in the first half of 1984. Also though I’m glad Janet’s rhythm nation is on here, I thought it sold 6 million, and acts like mc hammer and vanilla ice had diamond albums


I don't trust the sales figures on this Wikipedia. I'm sure they're incomplete.

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Reply #5 posted 04/15/20 12:08pm

RJOrion

Bobby Brown's "Dont Be Cruel" album which is on the list for 1989 and was released summer of 88, had FIVE hit singles on it

Dont Be Cruel
Roni
Every Little Step
My Prerogative
Rock Witcha

any singer/musician on Earth would love to have 5 hit singles on their 2nd ever solo lp... what are you talking about "how bad music was in 1989"?

Prince - Batman
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
Anita Baker - Giving You the Best That I Got
Guy - Guy
Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin
Babyface - Tender Lover
EPMD - Unfinshed Business
LLCool J - Walking With A Panther
Karyn White - Karyn White
Delasoul - Feet High & Rising
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
Depeche Mode - 101
The Replacements - Dont Tell A Soul
Kool G Rap - Road To The Riches
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Jody Watley - Larger Than Life
Special Ed- Youngest In Charge
Todd Rundgren - Nearly Human
Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood


all good albums released in 1989...and thats just the first half of the year...
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Reply #6 posted 04/15/20 12:10pm

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LouieLestate said:

You only ever really dominated if you topped a year. cool



And all my heroes did.


And almost none of mine! biggrin
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Reply #7 posted 04/15/20 5:55pm

beast44

I'm glad to see that run of Bobby Brown to Janet to Mariah. I also love seeing Mariah up there twice, even though I already knew she would be lol.

alphastreet said:

Thriller being number 1 in 1984 doesn’t surprise me since the title track was released end of 1983 and thriller was selling a lot in the first half of 1984. Also though I’m glad Janet’s rhythm nation is on here, I thought it sold 6 million, and acts like mc hammer and vanilla ice had diamond albums

I think RN1814 has sold 16 million copies worldwide and 8 million copies in the US. That's still a ton of copies sold. janet. sold 20 million worldwide and is a diamond album, having sold 10 million in the US.

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Reply #8 posted 04/15/20 6:06pm

alphastreet

beast44 said:

I'm glad to see that run of Bobby Brown to Janet to Mariah. I also love seeing Mariah up there twice, even though I already knew she would be lol.





alphastreet said:


Thriller being number 1 in 1984 doesn’t surprise me since the title track was released end of 1983 and thriller was selling a lot in the first half of 1984. Also though I’m glad Janet’s rhythm nation is on here, I thought it sold 6 million, and acts like mc hammer and vanilla ice had diamond albums


I think RN1814 has sold 16 million copies worldwide and 8 million copies in the US. That's still a ton of copies sold. janet. sold 20 million worldwide and is a diamond album, having sold 10 million in the US.




I don’t think the Janet album has been re certified in years but 10 million would be great.
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Reply #9 posted 04/15/20 6:07pm

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alphastreet said:

Thriller being number 1 in 1984 doesn’t surprise me since the title track was released end of 1983 and thriller was selling a lot in the first half of 1984. Also though I’m glad Janet’s rhythm nation is on here, I thought it sold 6 million, and acts like mc hammer and vanilla ice had diamond albums

That depends on if they're going by how much the records sold at the time they were originally out or what they sold up to the current date. Which are 2 different things. Like a lot of The Beatles sales happened in the decades after they broke up, not while they were an active group. Same for albums like Dark Side Of The Moon. It remained on the Billboard album chart for many consecutive years.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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