150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

Dec 6, 2008 | Posted by: KB50MJ | Full story: talk.livedaily.com

This is a list of the top 150 worldwide best-selling music artists of all time. The measure is the total number of singles and albums sold world-widep, this info comes from the IFIP at the end of 2007. Michael Jackson is #2 with 350 million sold.

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Lee

Burbank, CA

#10732 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
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Red West had the guts to confront Elvis on his self destruction.
He told him things that he didn't want to hear.
Sometimes, that is a better friend than having yes men.
I think that is the exact reason for the book, "EWH"
I didn't see Red West get involved with anything else after that.
He basically appeared in a few television series and movies.
They had no Elvis connection.
George Klein is a phoney and I don't like him at all.
The MM are mostly a sorry bunch of losers still living off of EP.
They change their stories every ten years or so for book sales.
Confronting Elvis was a good thing. But EWH was just mean.

He gave information to Goldman, and his quotes are in every Elvis trash book since then. Then all the interviews he gave to Current Affair, Hard Copy, Geraldo, etc., all harping on the drug stories.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10733 Mar 25, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Octo's right, GK is a phoney.
You've answered your own question there.
Because of his ongoing closeness with EPE and Sirius, he tows the corporate line, and never questions EPE.
Same with "Diamond" Joe Esposito.
I have it on good authority - ie an in-person off-the-record talk with a senior member of the MM - that neither of them were liked by the group.
Neither of them were liked by the group?? That says something good for them if you ask me!!

You never like the ones who don't bash Elvis at every opportunity. I don't like any of them, but you like the ones who dish the most dirt.

But the fact that they are on good terms with the estate doesn't say anything good.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10734 Mar 25, 2013
octo wrote:
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Years ago, I've seen George Klein stopped by a news camera man.
It was shot at the time that Elvis died and Klein's cry was so fake.
It turned me off to him.
George Klein was just along for the ride and was never a friend.
He was and still is a Memphis disc jockey that uses Elvis for gain.
Or rather, he saps it up because he happened to be in the MM.
He only cared about Elvis as a celebrity to benefit himself.
George Klein never really cared about Elvis as a person.
Basically, he is a phoney.
I saw Klein at the Memphis airport and refused to talk to the guy.
He has an annoying car salesman voice that is as phoney as hell.
He is just like Joe or Dr Nick.
At least, Red West cared enough about Elvis to confront him.
Too bad Elvis didn't understand what Red was trying to do.
Rest West was a tough man and protected Elvis for years.
He told Elvis how he felt and Elvis knew it.
When Elvis didn't invite Red to his wedding, Red was hurt.
The other guys probably would not have cared either way.
So, it was one of the times when Elvis was wrong.
He should've listened to Red because he was a true friend.
Red West knew that Elvis was in trouble and tried to do something.
Well, he certainly trashed Elvis in the end, and after he died.

Since: Jun 12

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#10735 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Well, he certainly trashed Elvis in the end, and after he died.
Give me examples of Red West trashing Elvis after he died.

I ask this because Red West kept a fairly low profile.

He certainly never talked to Albert Goldman.

I thought all Goldman had was quotes from Lamar Fike.

Goldman made up shit in his own head, just like his Lennon bio.

Like I said, Red West appeared in "All The King's Men" video series.

He did not trash Elvis.
King Elvis

Doonside, Australia

#10736 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Neither of them were liked by the group?? That says something good for them if you ask me!!
You never like the ones who don't bash Elvis at every opportunity. I don't like any of them, but you like the ones who dish the most dirt.
But the fact that they are on good terms with the estate doesn't say anything good.
Oh, SHUT UP, YOU STUPID, MAD, FAT BITCH!!!!

Your obsession is pathetic!!
King Elvis

Doonside, Australia

#10737 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Well, he certainly trashed Elvis in the end, and after he died.
Give us one example of where Red's trashed Elvis after he died, Fatty.

You'll be hard pressed to find anything where he's even spoken.

Perhaps he held a press conference, and you were the only one in the world to have seen it.

Fat head.
King Elvis

Doonside, Australia

#10738 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Confronting Elvis was a good thing. But EWH was just mean.
He gave information to Goldman, and his quotes are in every Elvis trash book since then. Then all the interviews he gave to Current Affair, Hard Copy, Geraldo, etc., all harping on the drug stories.
For the last fcking time, RED DID NOT GET INTERVIEWED BY THOSE PROGRAMS, YOU FAT FCKING LIAR!!!!

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10739 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Confronting Elvis was a good thing. But EWH was just mean.
He gave information to Goldman, and his quotes are in every Elvis trash book since then. Then all the interviews he gave to Current Affair, Hard Copy, Geraldo, etc., all harping on the drug stories.
I never saw Red West on any of those tabloid news shows.

Are they on You Tube so I can watch them?

Red West wasn't the writer of "Elvis: What Happened"

But looking back, "EWH" really wasn't all that bad compared to today.

The only reason it did well was because Elvis died.

Since: Jun 12

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#10740 Mar 25, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>That's not what I meant. Elvis had no choice because he had no money. He had no residuals from his music catalog, so he was living and paying everyone just from the money he was currently making.
Elvis was still the top grossing live artist of the seventies.

He still had money but he spent it as quickly as he made it.

It didn't help that Parker took half.

All he needed to do is fire Parker and fight him in court.

Elvis did not need the fat, greedy bastard.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#10741 Mar 25, 2013
Of all the people you guys mention the only one I've evere heard of was Joe Espisido. I don't know much about him or the others so I'll stay out of this topic.I do know Elvis had some leeches just like all big stars do. I agree he should of fired Parker and took more control of his career.Elvis didn't have business savy just like the Beatles they only knew how to make good records.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10742 Mar 26, 2013
octo wrote:
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Give me examples of Red West trashing Elvis after he died.
I ask this because Red West kept a fairly low profile.
He certainly never talked to Albert Goldman.
I thought all Goldman had was quotes from Lamar Fike.
Goldman made up shit in his own head, just like his Lennon bio.
Like I said, Red West appeared in "All The King's Men" video series.
He did not trash Elvis.
Yes, he did and does. By the way there are two Current Affairs on youtube right now with Red West. So don't say he was never on it. And he was on Geraldo. He did the same things they all did. On tv constantly talking about drugs, Elvis wanting to kill Mike Stone, etc

Well, if he did not talk to Albert Goldman, he was quoted as doing so. And the fact that he did not sue, or even go on TV and say that he lied, is proof that he did not care.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10743 Mar 26, 2013
octo wrote:
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Elvis was still the top grossing live artist of the seventies.
He still had money but he spent it as quickly as he made it.
It didn't help that Parker took half.
All he needed to do is fire Parker and fight him in court.
Elvis did not need the fat, greedy bastard.
After Priscilla left him, he got sicker and sicker and fatter and fatter, so he was not filling up the houses. Remember the artist has to pay for the rental of the house, so after he paid that and Parker and all his backup, hotel bills, etc., he had nothing left. I read that one year he only made 5,000 dollars after expenses.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10744 Mar 26, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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For the last fcking time, RED DID NOT GET INTERVIEWED BY THOSE PROGRAMS, YOU FAT FCKING LIAR!!!!
Yes, he did. He is on two of them on youtube right now, and he was on Geraldo.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10745 Mar 26, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Give me examples of Red West trashing Elvis after he died.
I ask this because Red West kept a fairly low profile.
He certainly never talked to Albert Goldman.
I thought all Goldman had was quotes from Lamar Fike.
Goldman made up shit in his own head, just like his Lennon bio.
Like I said, Red West appeared in "All The King's Men" video series.
He did not trash Elvis.
Are you kidding? Did you even read the Goldman book? They all participated. And they were on all the tv shows after that saying the same crap for years. Now they are trying to clean themselves up.
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10746 Mar 26, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I never saw Red West on any of those tabloid news shows.
Are they on You Tube so I can watch them?
Red West wasn't the writer of "Elvis: What Happened"
But looking back, "EWH" really wasn't all that bad compared to today.
The only reason it did well was because Elvis died.
The reason EWH doesn't sound so bad now is that they have added so much more dirt as the years went by that it seems pale. They have added to and sensationalized the stories they had in EWH. All the filth that is printed about Elvis now originally started with the MM and the Stanleys.http://youtu.be/HOBxB feGfns
Lee

Burbank, CA

#10747 Mar 26, 2013
http://youtu.be/HOBxBfeGfns

Sorry that first link seemed to be dead.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10748 Mar 26, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, he did and does. By the way there are two Current Affairs on youtube right now with Red West. So don't say he was never on it. And he was on Geraldo. He did the same things they all did. On tv constantly talking about drugs, Elvis wanting to kill Mike Stone, etc
Well, if he did not talk to Albert Goldman, he was quoted as doing so. And the fact that he did not sue, or even go on TV and say that he lied, is proof that he did not care.
Where are the links of Red West on any of those tabloid programs?

Yes, I know about Elvis wanting to hire a hit man on Mike Stone.

It was the drugs talking.

After a few days, Elvis calmed down.

It is old news.

And the 20/20 Elvis cover up piece was 33 years ago.

I don't remember Red West getting involved in that ordeal.

I believe the Mike Stone hit man story first appeared in "EWH"

As for Albert Goldman, he got zero attention from me.

Who cares about his lousy book?

He probably twisted stories from the bodyguard book for his version.

It doesn't mean that Red West talked to him.

Since: Jun 12

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#10749 Mar 26, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>After Priscilla left him, he got sicker and sicker and fatter and fatter, so he was not filling up the houses. Remember the artist has to pay for the rental of the house, so after he paid that and Parker and all his backup, hotel bills, etc., he had nothing left. I read that one year he only made 5,000 dollars after expenses.
Oh really?

I have a book that claims Elvis was the top concert draw of the 70's.

He filled the houses. He was Elvis.

His weight is a non issue.

Elvis still had money, Lee.

He was never in debt and never went broke.

Parker was an idiot but that is another story.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10750 Mar 26, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Are you kidding? Did you even read the Goldman book? They all participated. And they were on all the tv shows after that saying the same crap for years. Now they are trying to clean themselves up.
I refused to purchase and read Albert Goldman's trashy Elvis book.

I never read it and I never will.

I don't know who that scum bag talked to nor do I care.

Lamar Fike talked to him and he twisted around everything he said.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10751 Mar 26, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>The reason EWH doesn't sound so bad now is that they have added so much more dirt as the years went by that it seems pale. They have added to and sensationalized the stories they had in EWH. All the filth that is printed about Elvis now originally started with the MM and the Stanleys.http://youtu.be/HOBxB feGfns
Oh, I almost forgot about The Stanleys.

Vernon divorced Dee and Elvis didn't leave them a dime.

Yeah, they sensationalized stories.

Again, old news.

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