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  • stefan
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    [quote="MJDangerous"][quote="HUR"]
    EMI does NOT communicate about those figures.


    Yes is truth. Ten months trying I take information they did not give. When I took information (since superior executive) compromise that I will not never say that my source is the EMI.

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  • nelson
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Mate, you are a nightmare, sorry. Do me favour, believe what you want. Why donīt you give a mail address to ask for Queen certifications in Honk Kong?. When you do that I will give you the address...
    I don't have mail as I got it from HK fan.
    Since most of your figures are absurd.

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  • pierpinto
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Originally posted by pierpinto
    Originally posted by HUR
    And here we go with the DVD "Live at wembley ī86" again:

    UK: 323,000
    Germany: 200,000
    Netherlands: 160,000
    Italy: 15,000 (2006 only)
    Spain: 25,000
    Portugal: 44,000
    Austria: 5,000
    France: 108,200
    Denmark: 4,000
    Poland: 10,000

    Total estimated in Europe: 1,150,000

    Just confirmed numbers.
    11xP=88,000 in Portugal , Plat =8,000
    Thanks Pier, but before 2005, the level for platinum was 4,000 copies shipped, I think. People from Portugal reported that. Do you know it for certain?. Remember, this DVD was certified in 2003 just a few months after its release, so 88k would look a bit high?.
    Ops

    I didn't know plat was for 4,000 before 2005.
    IFPI reports always reported 8,000 as plat since 2005 onwards.

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by pierpinto
    Originally posted by HUR
    And here we go with the DVD "Live at wembley ī86" again:

    UK: 323,000
    Germany: 200,000
    Netherlands: 160,000
    Italy: 15,000 (2006 only)
    Spain: 25,000
    Portugal: 44,000
    Austria: 5,000
    France: 108,200
    Denmark: 4,000
    Poland: 10,000

    Total estimated in Europe: 1,150,000

    Just confirmed numbers.
    11xP=88,000 in Portugal , Plat =8,000
    Thanks Pier, but before 2005, the level for platinum was 4,000 copies shipped, I think. People from Portugal reported that. Do you know it for certain?. Remember, this DVD was certified in 2003 just a few months after its release, so 88k would look a bit high?.

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  • pierpinto
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    Originally posted by HUR
    And here we go with the DVD "Live at wembley ī86" again:

    UK: 323,000
    Germany: 200,000
    Netherlands: 160,000
    Italy: 15,000 (2006 only)
    Spain: 25,000
    Portugal: 44,000
    Austria: 5,000
    France: 108,200
    Denmark: 4,000
    Poland: 10,000

    Total estimated in Europe: 1,150,000

    Just confirmed numbers.
    11xP=88,000 in Portugal , Plat =8,000

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  • HUR
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    And here we go with the DVD "Live at wembley ī86" again:

    UK: 323,000
    Germany: 200,000
    Netherlands: 160,000
    Italy: 15,000 (2006 only)
    Spain: 25,000
    Portugal: 44,000
    Austria: 5,000
    France: 108,200
    Denmark: 4,000
    Poland: 10,000

    Total estimated in Europe: 1,150,000

    Just confirmed numbers.

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  • Classicrock
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    Originally posted by HUR
    This further proves what our friend MJDangerous explained about Oricon sales numbers being

    Many of the older releases probably sold 5-8 times what is stated in Oricon numbers. We dont judge US or UK sales by the first year sales so why do that for Japan sales. I

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  • HUR
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    Not sure if it was posted by Braca, but the album "A kind of magic" was certified gold in Japan for sales of 100,000+ copies over there. The strange thing is that it sold only 13,000 during its initial performance, although they were just LPs (not counting other formats). This further proves what our friend MJDangerous explained about Oricon sales numbers being sometimes "misleading" regarding certain albums. Finally, I found the link (see at the bottom of the link):

    http://www.queenmuseum.com/index.php?op ... iew&id=262

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  • blitu
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    Madonna sold

    over 35 million albums MORE than Dion worldwide
    over 50 million albums MORE than Dion worldwide

    GROSSED more money than Dion from her tours (with adjusted revenues) although her audience was les than half that of Dion's

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  • EdWood
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    UK singles chart last week

    155. (131) DON’T STOP ME NOW (Queen)

    In UK albums chart due to the current relative success of Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2, Platinum Collection is now out of top 200....

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  • HUR
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    IFPI Germany



    A night at the opera – 500,000
    A day at the races – 250,000
    News of the world – 500,000
    Jazz – 250,000
    Live killers – 250,000
    The game – 250,000
    Greatest hits 1 – 1,800,000
    The works – 250,000
    A kind of magic – 750,000
    Live magic – 250,000
    The miracle – 500,000
    Innuendo – 500,000
    Greatest hits 2 – 2,250,000
    Live at wembely ī86 – 250,000
    Five live – 250,000
    Greatest hits I&II – 250,000
    Made in heaven – 1,500,000
    Queen dance traxx 1 – 250,000
    Greatest hits 3 – 150,000
    Platinum collection – 150,000
    Queen on fire – 200,000

    Total shipments – 11,300,000

    DVDs

    Greatest video hits 1 – 50,000
    Live at wembely ī86 – 200,000
    Greatest video hits 2 – 50,000
    Queen on fire – 125,000
    Queen rock montreal – 25,000
    Return of the champions – 25,000

    Total shipments – 475,000

    Wow

    By the way, MJD, "A night at the opera" is at 500,000 but just for CDs only.


    Nah not true.

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  • HUR
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    I remember estimating Madonna figures thanks to Queen ones, so obviously I'm going to check back her Spanish sales too. Don't worry, I will never use different ways of estimations for different acts, so each figure that need to be corrected will be corrected. Still Pink Floyd will remain way ahead of Queen, simply because they are the biggest band ever in each European Latin countries
    But you have to undestand that all people have their own opinion. In my opinion, and after looking at chart performances as much as you for Spain, I canīt see how Floyd sold over 5 million and Queen barely 3 million over there.

    And not just Madonna, but other figures for acts like Michael Jackson like 300k for "Off the wall" should probably be checked too, the same for Dire Straits in Italy, like one million for "Making movies", I know that one came from a fan site, but well, if you donīt believe those sales for Queen, there is no reason why you should take what a biography of the band claims for them...

    Also, just a queston: how will you do to estimate their sales beore 1984 in Spain?. I mean, what kind of sales do you assume for albums like "A day at the races", for example?. Close to nothing?.

    -----------------------

    Besides, what are your methods for other parts of Asia other than Japan?. Will you use those certifications for Singapore as gauge to compare it to other asian countries, or will you start dispunting them too?. And what about Africa and middle East?. Thank you.

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  • MJDangerous
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    Originally posted by HUR
    As for the figures again, donīt you find it strange that they start from the same year where their first CD was ever issued?. Donīt you considere the idea of some studio albums selling better on catalog than you are expecting?.
    So, if it is simply about the issue of the CD format, why haven't they just posted sales of all their albums on CD format, like for GH1 ?

    I do not doubt a second that some of their albums sold well on catalog, 100k for AKOM is already truly great. But AKOM or The Miracle getting basically the same catalog sales as GH1 is a pure nonsense ! And if we consider figures as CD sales only, then we consider that yes, catalog sales of AKOM are bigger than the ones of GH1, and I'm sure you will say just like me that it can't be true.

    I remember estimating Madonna figures thanks to Queen ones, so obviously I'm going to check back her Spanish sales too. Don't worry, I will never use different ways of estimations for different acts, so each figure that need to be corrected will be corrected. Still Pink Floyd will remain way ahead of Queen, simply because they are the biggest band ever in each European Latin countries

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  • HUR
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    Thanks David for Spanish CD sales year per year. They were definitely irrevelant in 86. A Kind Of Magic was Plat in early 87, at the end of its run. It probably shipped 110-120k by late 87 and close to 100k (platinum) in catalog 88-2004, which makes perfectly sense.
    When an album is certified platinum, thatīs for anywhere between 100,000 and 199,000 copies...

    As for the figures again, donīt you find it strange that they start from the same year where their first CD was ever issued?. Donīt you considere the idea of some studio albums selling better on catalog than you are expecting?.

    Seeing you downgrading their sales in Spain is a real disappointment. I canīt see how Michael Jackson, Madonna or Dire Straits were much bigger than them really. Pink Floyd virtually selling twice a smuch as them...sorry, but I find it strange.

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  • MJDangerous
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Originally posted by MJDangerous
    Originally posted by HUR
    And yes, you didnīt claim that "Greatest hits 1" sold only 200,000, but you did say that figure was comprehensive accroding to you. The CD version was released in january 1985, thatīs the reason why the breakdown started from 1985/1986 onwards. But if you claim that those figure are counting all formats, then there is no reason why you should assume it doesnīt count all sales, according to that logic, that one should be since 1981.
    Comprehensive = All formats

    That isn't the same as since release. Obviously they haven't figures from before 86, if they got them they should have posted figures of The Works too and so on. Figures start from 85/86.
    But why wouldnīt they have access to sales before 1985 or so?.
    Aren't figures from Netherlands post 93 only or so ? They simply haven't data for previous years, if they had data for 1984 etc, I don't see the point in excluding the Works from the breakdown for example.

    Originally posted by HUR
    Do you ever considered the possibility of your figures being on the high side ?
    I never overestimate the sales of my favourite acts. If there is any "high number", it is because of a clerical mistake, but not because Iīm a fan who inflates sales. You admitted yourself that...
    And I'm not contradicting it, I know you never inflate sales voluntarly. But I think there is a clerical mistake, not due to you obviously but to the EMI mail which generated all this.

    Thanks David for Spanish CD sales year per year. They were definitely irrevelant in 86. A Kind Of Magic was Plat in early 87, at the end of its run. It probably shipped 110-120k by late 87 and close to 100k (platinum) in catalog 88-2004, which makes perfectly sense.

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by braca
    Originally posted by HUR
    Wow, great update over there. Thanks.
    Ii do not understand these - both are for 50k (as far as I know)
    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 1 LP 2x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 1 LP 1x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Yes, I donīt understand either. Both are for 50,000 copies. Maybe it is a triple gold award (75,000 copies), or a double platinum (100,000). It was the first DVD on EMI catalog to ever be certified gold in february 2003. After that, it reached #1 and spent 32+ weeks in the top 20, so personally, something like 100,000 copies or so wouldnīt surprise me.

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  • braca
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Wow, great update over there. Thanks.
    Ii do not understand these - both are for 50k (as far as I know)
    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 1 LP 2x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 1 LP 1x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

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  • HUR
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    Wow, great update over there. Thanks.

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  • braca
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    HUR and MJD - thanks for giving me a headache

    germany site has been updated again
    http://www.musikindustrie.de/gold_platin_datenbank.html

    Queen 2008 Return of the champions LP 1x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    was on there this is new

    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 1 LP 2x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 1 LP 1x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    Queen 2008 Greatest Video Hits 2 LP 1x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    Queen 2008 Live at Wembley LP 4x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    Queen 2008 Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl LP 5x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

    is new on this site but this was known since 5th August, 1997
    Queen 2008 Made in Heaven LP 5x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG Parlophone

    Queen 2008 Made in Heaven LP 3x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG Parlophone

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  • HUR
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    Do you ever considered the possibility of your figures being on the high side ?
    I never overestimate the sales of my favourite acts. If there is any "high number", it is because of a clerical mistake, but not because Iīm a fan who inflates sales. You admitted yourself that...

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  • davidalic
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    CD SALES IN SPAIN
    1986- 325.000
    1987- 1.125.000
    1988- 2.487.000
    1989- 4.920.000
    1990- 7.393.000
    1991- 13.291.000
    1992- 19.728.000
    1993- 25.000.000
    1994- 34.200.000
    1995- 33.600.000
    1996- 35.400.000
    1997- 42.800.000
    1998- 50.200.000
    1999- 51.800.000
    2000- 67.300.000
    2001- 71.100.000
    2002- 61.700.000
    2003- 53.800.000
    2004- 44.600.000
    2005- 42.400.000

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by MJDangerous
    Originally posted by HUR
    And yes, you didnīt claim that "Greatest hits 1" sold only 200,000, but you did say that figure was comprehensive accroding to you. The CD version was released in january 1985, thatīs the reason why the breakdown started from 1985/1986 onwards. But if you claim that those figure are counting all formats, then there is no reason why you should assume it doesnīt count all sales, according to that logic, that one should be since 1981.
    Comprehensive = All formats

    That isn't the same as since release. Obviously they haven't figures from before 86, if they got them they should have posted figures of The Works too and so on. Figures start from 85/86.
    But why wouldnīt they have access to sales before 1985 or so?.

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by MJDangerous
    Originally posted by HUR
    We are just giving you all the evidences in front of your face, with accurate numbers and even record companies claims all of which fit with what we are saying. But well, more proof than that, I donīt have.
    Please, all evidences prove exactly the opposite of your claims. Certifications prove it, common see too, market share as well.

    About figures from the mail :
    - I have not, and you have not as well, see the supposed mail
    - It is NOT a figure from EMI but from someone who work for EMI, which is not at all the same. EMI does NOT communicate about those figures.
    - Even if mails are true, we do NOT know which data the guy was referring to. He may have very well THINK that those figures were about CDs because they entered "CD" on their database instead of "Album". Don't you found it hard to believe that they got exact CD figures for albums released 20 years ago but ZERO data about other formats, even recent releases ?
    - We do NOT know the job of the guy who answered to the mail. Mistakes like a misread of the database happen easily.

    I would like to know how 500K in Italy up to 2006 for PC is "on the low side". Do you ever considered the possibility of your figures being on the high side ?

    But it wasnīt just a claim by the guy who provided those sales figures as of december 2004. It was also claimed on the press release sent out by EMI back in that year, and copied and pasted on several spanish sites (like the official page of "Los cuarenta principales"). So it isnīt just a person working at EMI who claimed. Rather it is what EMI as company is stating since 2004, whether you accepted or not, of course.

    As for Italy, donīt you remember?. You updated your european figures last year, during te last few months (as requested by me ), and then again in early this year. Yet the 500k figure is the same. But actually it shipped 420,000 between january 2002 and the second week of december 2003, even if it had been released already in 2000, which would add up some other shipments. It also charted #3 and charted during 163 weeks in the top 100.

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  • MJDangerous
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    Originally posted by HUR
    And yes, you didnīt claim that "Greatest hits 1" sold only 200,000, but you did say that figure was comprehensive accroding to you. The CD version was released in january 1985, thatīs the reason why the breakdown started from 1985/1986 onwards. But if you claim that those figure are counting all formats, then there is no reason why you should assume it doesnīt count all sales, according to that logic, that one should be since 1981.
    Comprehensive = All formats

    That isn't the same as since release. Obviously they haven't figures from before 86, if they got them they should have posted figures of The Works too and so on. Figures start from 85/86.

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  • MJDangerous
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    Originally posted by HUR
    We are just giving you all the evidences in front of your face, with accurate numbers and even record companies claims all of which fit with what we are saying. But well, more proof than that, I donīt have.
    Please, all evidences prove exactly the opposite of your claims. Certifications prove it, common see too, market share as well.

    About figures from the mail :
    - I have not, and you have not as well, see the supposed mail
    - It is NOT a figure from EMI but from someone who work for EMI, which is not at all the same. EMI does NOT communicate about those figures.
    - Even if mails are true, we do NOT know which data the guy was referring to. He may have very well THINK that those figures were about CDs because they entered "CD" on their database instead of "Album". Don't you found it hard to believe that they got exact CD figures for albums released 20 years ago but ZERO data about other formats, even recent releases ?
    - We do NOT know the job of the guy who answered to the mail. Mistakes like a misread of the database happen easily.

    I would like to know how 500K in Italy up to 2006 for PC is "on the low side". Do you ever considered the possibility of your figures being on the high side ?

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