SoundScan Era - USA's Best Selling Artists and Albums

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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:08 pm

Kool G. Rap:

"Road to the Riches" - 37,440
"Wanted: Dead Or Alive" - 38,474
"Live & Let Die" - 137,974
"4, 5, 6" - 206,316
"Roots of Evil" - 56,961
"Giancana Story" - 31,638
"Click of Respect" - 9,209

Total = 518.012
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:09 pm

Das EFX:

"Dead Serious" - 999,171
"Straight Up Sewaside" - 358,310
"Hold It Down" - 208,370
"Generation EFX" - 89,508
"How We Do" - 7,285

Total = 1.662.644
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:10 pm

Cormega:

"The Realness" - 130,321
"True Meaning" - 58,071
"Hustler/Rapper" - 36,967
"Legal Hustle" - 28,315

Total = 253.674
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:10 pm

AZ:

"Doe Or Die" - 338,303
"Pieces of a Man" - 244,419
"9 Lives" - 217,282
"AZiatic" - 205,297

Total = 1.005.301
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:11 pm

Showbiz & AG:

"Showbiz & AG EP" - 31,463
"Runaway Slave" - 53,951
"Goodfellas" - 54,509

Total = 139.923
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:12 pm

Fat Joe:

"Represent" - 88,282
"Jealous Ones Envy" - 185,700
"Don Cartagena" - 487,196
"Jealous Ones Still Envy" - 933,387
"Loyalty" - 243,584

Total = 1.938.149
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:13 pm

Raekwon:

"Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" - 1,021,929
"Immobilarity" - 423,979
"Lex Diamond Story" - 124,892

Total = 1.570.800
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:14 pm

Gravediggaz:

"6 Feet Deep" - 438,916
"The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel" - 315,840
"Nightmare In A-Minor" - 64,966
"Six Feet Under" - 3,967

Total = 823.689
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:15 pm

Poor Righteous Teachers:

"Holy Intellect" - 83,197
"Pure Poverty" - 146,189
"Black Business" - 56,355
"New World Order" - 29,686

Total = 315.427
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:15 pm

John Forte:

"Poly Sci" - 79,998
"I, John" - 10,511

Total = 90.509
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:16 pm

Xzibit:

"At the Speed of Life" - 178,069
"40 Dayz & 40 Nightz" - 188,090
"Restless" - 1,329,376
"Man vs. Machine" - 587,536

Total = 2.283.071
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:17 pm

Dr. Dre:

"The Chronic" - 4,984,796
"Presents: The Aftermath" - 567,197
"The Chronic 2001" - 6,870,929

Total = 12.422.922
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:18 pm

2Pac:

"2Pacalypse Now" - 698,288
"Strictly 4 My ****" - 1,365,580
"Me Against the World" - 2,438,580
"All Eyez On Me" - 5,145,423
"Makaveli/Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory" - 3,911,787
"R U Still Down?" - 2,059,201
"Still I Rise" - 1,588,,133
"Until the End of Time" - 2,036,675
"Better Dayz" - 1,595,313
"Resurrection" - 1,536,942

Total = 22.375.922
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:19 pm

Outkast:

"Southernplayalisticaddillacmusic" - 1,271,756
"ATLiens" - 1,796,797
"Aquemini" - 2,166,700
"Stankonia" - 4,025,029
"Speakerboxx / Love Below" - 5,357,225

Total = 14.617.507
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:21 pm

Jay-Z:

"Reasonable Doubt" - 1,236,897
"Vol. 1: In My Lifetime" - 1,281,426
"Vol. 2: Hard Knock Lilfe" - 5,137,002
"Vol. 3: Life & Times of S. Carter" - 2,966,367
"Dynasty: Roc La Familia" - 2,410,552
"Blueprint" - 2,329,127
"Best of Both Worlds (w/ R. Kelly)" - 871,172
"Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse" - 1,895,502
"The Black Album" - 2,834,146

Total = 20.962.191
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:22 pm

Nas:

"Illmatic" - 1,116,911
"It Was Written" - 2,346,018
"I Am" - 2,006,703
"Nastradamus" - 1,171,591
"Stillmatic" - 1,851,560
"God's Son" - 1,226,287

Total = 9.719.070
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:23 pm

Notorious BIG:

"Ready to Die" - 3,019,758
"Life After Death" - 4,594,566
"Born Again" - 1,823,987

Total = 9.438.311
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:23 pm

LL Cool J:

"Radio" - 235,928
"Bigger & Deffer" - 669,909
"Walking With the Panther" - 657,008
"Mama Said Knock You Out" - 1,451,532
"14 Shots to the Dome" - 618,208
"Mr. Smith" - 1,873,391
"All World" - 1,158,903
"Phenomenon" - 756,306
"G.O.A.T." - 817,967
"10" - 969,591
"The DEFinition" - 393,898

Total = 9.602.641
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:25 pm

And the last...

Snoop Dogg:

"Doggystyle" - 5,875,225
"Doggfather" - 2,044,318
"Da Game is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told" - 2,061,188
"Top Dogg" - 1,494,771
"Tha Last Meal" - 2,030,582
"Dead Man Walkin'" - 220,478
"Paid Tha Cost To Be Tha Boss" - 1,171,360

Total = 14.897.922



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Postby whyme » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:09 pm

Thank You!!!!!!!!
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Postby bishop82 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:35 pm

wow mjdangerous, that's an impressive list but you forgot 2pac greatest hits and one more thing by any chance you have bone thugs n harmony sales. thank you
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Postby MJDangerous » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:40 pm

bishop82 wrote:wow mjdangerous, that's an impressive list but you forgot 2pac greatest hits and one more thing by any chance you have bone thugs n harmony sales. thank you
I have found those numbers but I don't have others missing albums.
Concerning 2Pac this figure (22.35M) is very interesting.
In fact, adding Loyal To The Game (over 1 million), 1 year of catalogue sales (around 1 million for 2Pac), "Live" + "Thug Life 'Volume I'" + "Nu-Mixx Klazzics" (est. 700k) and the Greatest Hits (4.5M shipped 5 years ago) 2Pac have sold between 29 and 31M soundscan only !
It seems that Billboard sales figure of December 2004 (24.4M) didn't take in account the greatest hits...
Amazing sales for 2Pac.
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Postby aez » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:43 pm

Wow! Thanks for all the info MJDangerous! :D
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Postby brian05 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:53 pm

thebigham wrote:Here are the Top SoundScan albums since Jan. 2000 through May 2005:

1. No Strings Attached - 'N Sync 11.0 million
2. 1 - The Beatles 9.9 million
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On another page The Beatles total for One is given as:

11) - One - The Beatles (2000)

2000 - 5,068,300 - 5,068,000 sold in 2000
2001 - 7,978,300 - 2,910,000 sold in 2001
2002 - 8.67m - 686,832 sold in 2002
2003 - 9.23m - 564,868 sold in 2003
2004 - 9.83m - 657,000 sold in 2004
jun 2005 - 10,116,800

Does that mean 216,000 copies in one month?

I thought the 10 million mark was achieved by March 2005.
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Postby Dane » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:48 am

Hi Basil.

I'm new to this forum. I think you're doing a GREAT job. I see many useful informations. I've been following Billboard Charts for a few years now (although I'm Danish). And I'm especially interested in the catalog chart. The longevity of albums like "Dark side of the moon", "Legend", "Back in black" and others amazes me.

Luckily I googled my way to this forum!

Basil wrote:One problem with soundscan figures is that remasters and stuff are counted separately. I'll be posting AC/DC figures shortly and you'll see what I mean.
AC/DC is my favorite band of all time. So I'm looking forward to your AC/DC re-cap.

I'd like to see how the 22.6 mio albums is split between their albums.

I understand your concern above. Back in Black (1980)was released on cd around 1990, remastered in 1994, remastered again in 2003 and recently released as DualDisc in 2005!!!!
It would be interesting to see how the 5,129,100 is split!!!

Thanks in advance!
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