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  • Originally posted by nucleardolphin
    Im sorry but your wrong about 5 million catalogue sales for this year, thats around or slightly more than The Beatles, I dont know where you get your information from, but they are expected to do about 1 million in the US excluding Black ice this year and then just short of that in the rest of the world, come on!!!
    The information is from Hits Daily Double. Where they have it from I don't know. Columbia I suppose.
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    • According to www.ac-dc.net AC/DC will play their 2000th show during the Black Ice tour!!!

      Talk about It's A Long Way To The Top!!!

      http://www.ac-dc.net/news/news.php?news_id=233
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      • Black Ice debuts at #1 in Flanders and #2 in Wallonia, that's huge considering the first full week is the second one in Belgium!
        25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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        • Originally posted by Dane
          344k in Canada! that's 3Ĺ x p already!
          Now, Platinum in Canada is 80k. So it's 4xP!

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          • Amazing stuff!! Nice to see such great chart success/sales in 2008.

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            • Yes, MJD enlightened me already

              Originally posted by MJDangerous
              Originally posted by Dane
              344k in Canada! that's 3Ĺ x p already!
              Plat is 80k now, so it is already well over 4xP
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              • Originally posted by Dane
                Yes, MJD enlightened me already
                Ops!

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                • Originally posted by Dane

                  2.1M + 2.5M in the US = it has already shipped 4.6M WW!!!

                  344k in Canada! that's 3Ĺ x p already!
                  Where did you read it's 2.5 m in US?

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                  • Originally posted by nelson
                    Originally posted by Dane

                    2.1M + 2.5M in the US = it has already shipped 4.6M WW!!!

                    344k in Canada! that's 3Ĺ x p already!
                    Where did you read it's 2.5 m in US?
                    It has been reported many places that the Wal-Mart deal included 2.5m initial shipment:

                    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/new ... ws07313m01

                    The arrangement between Columbia and Wal-Mart involved an initial sale of 2.5 million AC/DC albums at $8.75 apieceómeaning the label receives a check for a hefty $21.8 million up front.
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                    • It's 17 or 18 million global catalog sales in the last 5 years at around 3.5 milion average per year or 70k per week.

                      In US it's 7m in last 5 years at 1.4m average per year, so about 40% of the global total.

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                      • Originally posted by RollingBob
                        It's 17 or 18 million global catalog sales in the last 5 years at around 3.5 milion average per year or 70k per week.

                        In US it's 7m in last 5 years at 1.4m average per year, so about 40% of the global total.
                        Good calculations, Rolling, but I think that 17/18 million quoted a while ago for the last 5 years was counting DVDs as they clearly say "records". Remember that AC/DC sold in huge numbers in that formats, easily over 5 million ("Donington" and "Family jewels" were huge, as was "Plug me in" more recently).

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                        • Originally posted by RollingBob
                          It's 17 or 18 million global catalog sales in the last 5 years at around 3.5 milion average per year or 70k per week.

                          In US it's 7m in last 5 years at 1.4m average per year, so about 40% of the global total.
                          Are you sure? Do you have a breakdown?

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                          • Originally posted by nelson
                            Originally posted by RollingBob
                            It's 17 or 18 million global catalog sales in the last 5 years at around 3.5 milion average per year or 70k per week.

                            In US it's 7m in last 5 years at 1.4m average per year, so about 40% of the global total.
                            Are you sure? Do you have a breakdown?
                            Well, USA is more likely 8 million by now (including over 7,000,000 from 2003 to 2007). As for Canada, based on USA and the fact they had similar sales (if you adjust for population and the size of the market), they may have sold 800,000-1,000,000 in the last 5 years too.

                            Then, very great sales in Europe (notably in France and Germany, but not so much in UK) that could easily add up 3-4 million overall.

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                            • Black Ice debuted at #1 in Australia and have already gone 3 x platinum

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                              • Originally posted by ausmsclvr
                                Black Ice debuted at #1 in Australia and have already gone 3 x platinum
                                Wow amazing, and 3 platinum.

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                                • Originally posted by HUR
                                  Originally posted by ausmsclvr
                                  Black Ice debuted at #1 in Australia and have already gone 3 x platinum
                                  Wow amazing, and 3 platinum.
                                  yep, thats 210, 000 in Australia alone

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                                  • They weren't kidding when they said initial shipments were 202K!
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                                    • I think that the last time an album was awarded 3 x Platinum in its debut week was in November 2004.
                                      Very impressive anyway!

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                                      • Originally posted by ausmsclvr
                                        Black Ice debuted at #1 in Australia and have already gone 3 x platinum
                                        That's insane in today's market!

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                                        • Originally posted by innocenteyes
                                          I think that the last time an album was awarded 3 x Platinum in its debut week was in November 2004.
                                          Very impressive anyway!
                                          lol that was casey donovan right??

                                          she didnt even flog half of those CDs

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                                          • Originally posted by ausmsclvr
                                            Originally posted by innocenteyes
                                            I think that the last time an album was awarded 3 x Platinum in its debut week was in November 2004.
                                            Very impressive anyway!
                                            lol that was casey donovan right??

                                            she didnt even flog half of those CDs
                                            I was talking about Delta Goodrem's Mistaken Identity but yeah Casey Donovan also went

                                            3 in her first week (even though she only sold 35 000 copies)

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                                            • Originally posted by innocenteyes
                                              Originally posted by ausmsclvr
                                              Originally posted by innocenteyes
                                              I think that the last time an album was awarded 3 x Platinum in its debut week was in November 2004.
                                              Very impressive anyway!
                                              lol that was casey donovan right??

                                              she didnt even flog half of those CDs
                                              I was talking about Delta Goodrem's Mistaken Identity but yeah Casey Donovan also went

                                              3 in her first week (even though she only sold 35 000 copies)
                                              lol @ casey donovan

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                                              • Originally posted by innocenteyes

                                                I was talking about Delta Goodrem's Mistaken Identity but yeah Casey Donovan also went

                                                3 in her first week (even though she only sold 35 000 copies)
                                                Lawdy. Talk about over-shipped...

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                                                • The 5 million sold, must be shipped of course...

                                                  http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/ ... 010109.ece

                                                  Echo of Eighties as AC/DC turn up the amps againPatrick Foster, Media Correspondent
                                                  Dust off the bandanna, rediscover that studded leather outfit and demand a mullet from your barber: heavy metal is back, with AC/DC due to top the album charts tomorrow, and Guns Ní Roses announcing the release of their first album in 17 years.

                                                  Not since the genreís heyday in the Eighties has the grinding roar of heavy metal screamed so loudly from the stereo systems of Britainís youth.

                                                  AC/DC, formed by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young in 1973, have this week sold more than twice as many records as their nearest rivals, Kaiser Chiefs. Black Ice, which has sold nearly 5 million copies worldwide, is expected to be at the head of the charts in 19 countries by the end of tomorrow, despite the band refusing to release it for download on iTunes, which they described as ďa monsterĒ.

                                                  The new album will be AC/DCís first UK No 1 since Back in Black sold more than 40 million copies worldwide 28 years ago. Despite the fact that all five members are pushing 60, they will begin a world tour on Tuesday.


                                                  The heavy metal renaissance began last month when Metallica scored a hit with their ninth album, Death Magnetic. The timing could not be better for Guns Ní Roses, who said that their comeback album, Chinese Democracy, would appear in British shops on November 23.

                                                  Axl Rose, the bandís frontman, has spent 17 years making the record, which is thought to have cost $13 million (£8 million). The albumís eponymous first single was released for radio play on Wednesday, to mixed reviews.

                                                  Chris Ingham, publisher of Metal Hammer magazine, said: ďMetal never went away; itís just the big boys took a long, long time to make new albums.

                                                  ďItís a generational thing, too. You get dads buying it for their sons and daughters, and connecting that way. These bands are far more colourful than all the contemporary stuff around now . . . the rest just donít have that rockíníroll spirit.Ē
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                                                  • http://www.timesnow.tv/Newsdtls.aspx?NewsID=19423

                                                    AC/DC rocking the charts the old fashioned way
                                                    10/25/2008 8:52:58 AM


                                                    Australian rockers AC/DC look well set to take the number one slot in the UK album charts on October 26, as their latest album 'Black Ice' races off music store shelves.

                                                    "It's our number one seller this week," music retailer HMV's Gennaro Castaldo told Reuters. "It's ahead of the Kaiser Chiefs in second spot by at least two to one, you know really flying out we think across the UK and Ireland markets . . . it's going to do well over a hundred thousand units which is fantastic for any album these days."

                                                    In what could have been a suicidal marketing disaster, AC/DC boycotted Apple iTunes and other download services when deciding to sell their album, 'Black Ice' via traditional methods of retail. And in America, AC/DC entered into an exclusive retail deal with Wal-Mart.

                                                    None of these decisions look set to adversely effect the massive demand for this album as Billboard reports that 'Black Ice' looks set to sell over 800,000 units in its debut week across the Atlantic.

                                                    The success of this album been bolstered by a new generation of music fans, says Castaldo. "Not only do you get incredibly loyal core fans who stay with you throughout your recording career, but new fan are also coming in, a new generation of fans. They also have that kind of sense of loyalty and are sort of prepared to try and discover that music and pick up on it. So that's the great thing for AC/DC, they're kind of building a new generation of fans as well as pleasing their existing fan base."

                                                    'Metal Hammer Magazine' editor Alex Milas believes AC/DC's decision to boycott new media sales has connected with AC/DC in the UK."

                                                    "I think it proves a lot of the naysayers - who would have suggested that AC/DC should have had a huge internet campaign - wrong. Simply because I think there's still pride in ownership. I think there's still something to be said for owning a product and if you're a record collector you want to collect an item and not a file."

                                                    Demand for 'Black Ice,' the band's first studio album since 'Stiff Upper Lip' in 2000 has caught industry experts off guard. "That's a really impressive thing that they're climbing to the top of the charts, to say the least. What do you expect from a band that's already written their classic albums, you know. Probably more of the same, but it's never going to top that. I think 'Black Ice' actually proves them wrong, I mean it's a fantastic album," says Milas.

                                                    Rumours that the 'Black Ice' tour may be the band's last outing have seen demand for tickets surge. Brian Johnson, 61, has helped matters as the British band member has fueled rumours that the 'Black Ice' tour could be the band's last outing.

                                                    "Well it certainly adds to the urgency. Just like if you have a sense that this is the last time you're ever going to see one of the greatest bands of all time, you're probably going to get on the web and try to get a ticket you know, just before anyone else can - this will be your last chance. I mean-- and there is no definite, whether they're going to not tour again or anything like that out there yet. It's just, you always get that sense about a band that been around for as many decades as they have."

                                                    The AC/DC 'Black Ice' World Tour kicks off on October 28 and the band is expected to play 42 dates in North America through January 31.
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