- Aug 23, 2012
Didn't they say the samething about Beyoncé and Taylor swift's album? That they were going to top thriller.but they didn't.
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In this chart
Taylor Swift is No. 8 and Michael is at 10
Its 4: don't forget Sinatra.For me any chart of the best artists of all time should have a top three of only MJ, Elvis and The Beatles. I'm not sure what positions I'd put them in, but who's had a bigger impact on music than these three? They're also the three greatest selling artists of all time.
Exactly true-I knew exactly when Taylor's and Adele's albums were going to drop because of the massive amount of intrnet press on them. And now, you have things like pre-order.As you can see most of those albums were released between 2000-2015, not earlier, even though most of the really huge blockbusters come from earlier times. These were good selling albums, but all of them stopped eventually at around 10-13 million or lower. None of them came anywhere near Thriller. Heavy first week sales is simply how sales dynamics work since the 2000s. Before that people had to learn about an album through the radio playing some of its songs before they bought it.
Its 4: don't forget Sinatra.
Really? Because all the Sinatra fans are dead?MJ, Elvis & The Beatles are "The Holy Trinity" of music. It will always be like that. Rankings among those 3 are subjective and can variate from people to people.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller," for example, was the top-selling album in the world for two consecutive years in the early 1980s, and it remains a reliable, trustworthy Christmastime purchase for any young pop music fan.
Actually Adele's 21 was only the second album in history that managed that feat of being the biggest selling album for two years. However, that still not brought it anywhere near Thriller in terms of sales numbers. 21 sold 11.2 million copies, Thriller more than 2.5 times that many (29 million). I doubt 25 will have the same longevity as its sales seem to be massively frontloaded (that wasn't the case with 21).
And yes, Thriller STILL sells pretty decently and regularly charts. And I think that type of decades long longevity is the most difficult to have for any album.
The media is trying so hard to de thrown Thriller. It ain't happening any time soon.
I don't see Adele's albums selling in 20 years time.
Her music is neither revolutionary, nor influential.
When her label will release a GH , her studio albums sales will be cannibilized by it.
"Thriller" still sells a lot, because is iconic and revolutionary, in spite of ghs that contain basically all its songs.
Also "Bad" is selling very well in the USA.
It is the best selling Mike's album in the US this year.
Yes, I have seen that Michael is basically the best selling catalog artist, even if his album sales are divided among four albums. He sold about 400,000 albums so far this year alone in the US which is by far the biggest catalog sales by an artist. With no any kind of anniversary, fanfare or hype.
And indeed what makes Thriller's (and Bad's) persistence even more impressive is that Michael also has popular greatest hits album which basically contain - "cannibalize" - most of Thriller and Bad (Essential especially). So I'd guess many casual fans or people of the general public who buy Essential won't buy Thriller/Bad, but they still sells very well. And even Michael's greatest hits sales are divided between two albums (Essential and Number Ones) which prevents him a little from building up one massive GH album like in the case of Queen or Bob Marley, but thing is that he has at least four albums which constantly chart, among them two studio albums, while those artists just have their one GH album on the charts.
Who was Woman of the Year?
"Thriller" has already crossed the 30 million mark in The USA, it must be easily around 30,500,000.
It was at 29,4 million in August 2009, but has sold 1,2 million through Soundscan since then.
Exactly, and thats why I have always wondered why RIAA or Sony havent updated the new sales numbers yet and got the new certifications for Thriller ... and ALL the OTHER MJs albums - including HIStory, Dangerous, BAD, Off the Wall, and hey... all the solo albums from the 70s!!!! Those albums from the 70s are completely ignored..., WHY?