thebigham wrote:^Remember MJDangerous' numbers are just estimates. Epic has the actual figures.
LOL. Jake Tapper chimed in. I love him.
And he's right on calling them out. The United States isn't the whole world. Thriller is roughly 66 million, Eagles' Greatest Hits is 42 million. No contest.
Actually Jake Tapper said on CNN that The Eagles album was the biggest selling album no win history of the world and when someone on twitter
called him out he blamed RIAA's press release and said he would make a correction but so far he has not. The headline on CNN's website
is till the same. Jake Tapper like the rest of the media gleefully repeated what RIAA's press release said that Eagle GH is now the biggest selling album in history. There was no fact checking. whatsoever.
This was written in 2015 about RIAA's odd ways of adding huge numbers to Eagles's certifications.
Digging deeper into the realm of RIAA magic, consider the treatment afforded the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975. Originally certified in 1976 as part of the promotional thrust around Platinum designation, 1971–1975 was inexplicably re-certified twelve times platinum in 1990, and in 1995, an inconceivable twenty-two times.
This ballooned to twenty-six times in 1999, with a final certification of twenty-nine times platinum in 2006 — a broadly publicized crest, as it meant the compilation had overtaken Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album of all time. According to the RIAA, Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975 shipped seventeen million copies between 1990 and 2006. Yet according to SoundScan, over the same period, it sold just over five million.
Given that between 2006 and 2010, it barely scanned half a million — and that figure includes digital downloads — we can see that not only was the RIAA on a mission of intent rather than accuracy in trumpeting this album’s significance, they have totally disregarded widely-available statistics in the process.https://medium.com/@shallowrewards/on-s ... 7514109ef2
So Eagles scanned less than 500 000 in four years during the period when RIAA now says they sold 9 million.
They were not in the Top 50 year end catalog charts between 2006 - 2017 except in 2016 and to get there you
have to sell around 110 000. So they sold less then that year after year but someone they got 9 million from RIAA.
Ridiculous. I don't think Eagles GH sold anywhere near 30 million let alone 38. BIllie Jean alone streamed more on Spotify
than the entire GH album.