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    Default Re: MJ as the 3rd best selling artist of all time?

    total albums Mike is 3.. per album Michael is #1.. Both Elvis and The Beatles have many many more albums than Michael.. MANY!

    Now if we could only count J5, Jacksons, and MJ stuff together
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    Default Re: MJ as the 3rd best selling artist of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    One thing is for sure, if Michael was white, there would be no accusations and documentaries about him being a pedophile. The media would do anything in their power to protect him, just like they protect their white heros like Elvis, David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein etc.
    Elvis sexualy molested girls. And noone is making stories and want to make money with that. The media is protecting the molester elvis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjchris View Post
    Elvis sexualy molested girls. And noone is making stories and want to make money with that. The media is protecting the molester elvis.
    White previledge my friend. This documentary and media witch hunt against Michael is clearly a racist attack on a black man and his legacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    White previledge my friend. This documentary and media witch hunt against Michael is clearly a racist attack on a black man and his legacy.
    It’s nothing to do with racism. That is a ludicrous accusation.

    It wouldn’t matter is Mike was Asian, the issue is the bloody child abuse allegations. This is the reason why we are in the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    The Beatles are ahead of Michael because they released albums every year in the 60s, which was their peak.
    The Beatles were also helped by their albums being re-released on CD in 1987, where a lot of people bought them over. Same for further remasters and also new albums of previously unreleased material. People even buy CDs of bad takes and studio chatter like the Anthology CDs. Would a lot Mike's audience buy a CD set with 5 flubbed takes of Beat It on it. I imagine fans here would complain about it, saying Mike would not want that released. The Beatles are always written about in rock magazines and talked about on TV. Things like Sgt. Pepper being the best album in history. Acts from many genres have remade their songs. That's free publicity. People go see Beatles tribute bands, and there's lots of merchandising for them. Their movies occasionally get re-released to theaters and were restored a few years ago, even Magical Mystery Tour. They're a brand, not just selling music, but Monopoly board games, Lego sets, and video games.

    The Beatles don't really have the bad publicity like Mike has had. So that has also helped them too. Even if they did, bad behavior was considered a good thing in rock music, unlike with most other genres. Look at the criticism Whitney Houston got for doing drugs. That didn't really happen with Ozzy Osbourne, Eagles, or Rolling Stones. People laughed at Ozzy snorting ants or biting bats. People make jokes about Keith Richards outliving a lot of other artists. The slogan is "sex drugs & rock n' roll". Other than Paul McCartney, the fabs have mostly stayed out of the limelight after the breakup. They're also a boomer era rock act and that music is promoted more than any other oldies type of music. Like Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd getting deluxe reissues every few years and the Rolling Stones still have huge grossing tours. That is what the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame is about, although they're running out of big boomer acts. Notice they've generally skipped bands whose main popularity was in the 1980s and inducted 1990s era acts like Nirvana & Green Day. Green Day was inducted before Journey & Bon Jovi. Journey's 1st album came out in the 1970s, way before Nirvana existed. Chic has been nominated 10 times and has still not been inducted, and Nirvana got in the 1st year being eligible. But they're not considered disco like Chic, which Jann Wenner was not fond of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjchris View Post
    Elvis was just an american artist. Not global. Not that much sales in the other continents. Everywhere in the World the sales for Michael Jackson are much higher than for the others.
    You could say that for Garth Brooks. But he has 7 certified diamond albums (10 million) in the USA. Neither Mike, The Beatles, or Elvis Presley can say that. The Eagles can't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    You could say that for Garth Brooks. But he has 7 certified diamond albums (10 million) in the USA. Neither Mike, The Beatles, or Elvis Presley can say that. The Eagles can't either.
    Yep. 98 % of Europe don't know who that guy is and never heard of him. Same I guess with Asia and Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPV View Post
    total albums Mike is 3.. per album Michael is #1.. Both Elvis and The Beatles have many many more albums than Michael.. MANY!

    Now if we could only count J5, Jacksons, and MJ stuff together
    If you do that, then you'd have to count the 4 solo Beatles stuff. I think Paul has released more solo albums than The J5/Jacksons put together and that's not including Wings or the records released under other names like The Fireman albums. Now if you count the many compilations Motown has released over the years, then they probably have Paul beat there. Jermaine Jackson has released more albums than Mike & Janet, although most of them came out in the 1970s & 1980s.

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    Default Re: MJ as the 3rd best selling artist of all time?

    For the most complex sales charts of the biggest music acts, read this:

    Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

    https://chartmasters.org/2017/10/bes...f-all-time/26/

    CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis

    https://chartmasters.org/2017/09/csp...y-analysis/50/

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    Default Re: MJ as the 3rd best selling artist of all time?

    They both released a lot more albums than Michael so it’s not surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Orchid View Post
    Yep. 98 % of Europe don't know who that guy is and never heard of him. Same I guess with Asia and Africa.
    Country music is a big thing in the USA now, not far behind hip hop. It's been said that country has the highest ratio of CD sales in the USA today rather than streaming & downloading. Garth is probably the first country act to really get rock star blockbuster sales, although Kenny Rogers was the beginning of that and Dolly Parton to a lesser extent. Dolly was kinda more famous as a personality, than her albums selling as much as Kenny's did. Most country before them was generally not promoted to mainstream audiences. I think it was the popularity of the Smokey & the Bandit movie in the 1970s, is when country began to really crossover to the mainstream. Before that, sometimes a country song became a Top 40 pop hit, but country itself did not crossover. After Garth became big, then there was Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, Billy Ray Cyrus, etc. Billy's daughter later became really popular herself. The Farm Aid fundraising concerts are primarily country and Americana rock acts.

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    Actually in terms of pure albums sales according to best estimates MJ is slightly ahead of Elvis.
    Only the Beatles have sold more.
    But they are the media darlings, you know, and boast a larger discography.

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