Chartbreak: Adele beats Michael Jackson's record and eyes Prince's Purple Rain next

There are 7 comments on the Denver Westword story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Chartbreak: Adele beats Michael Jackson's record and eyes Prince's Purple Rain next. In it, Denver Westword reports that:

Yet another big week for Adele , who continues to dominate the charts. With a ninth consecutive week at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, the 22nd week overall, Adele's second album, 21 recently supplanted The Bodyguard soundtrack in the record books and now the album has is closing in on Prince 's monster-hit Purple Rain , which spent 24 ... (more)

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#1 Mar 1, 2012
It's so funny that Wacko's records are easily broken.
hater

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#2 Mar 1, 2012
octopus brain wrote:
It's so funny that Wacko's records are easily broken.
Yes indeed, more than a few have been broken in the last 2 or 3 years.

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#3 Mar 1, 2012
hater wrote:
<quoted text>Yes indeed, more than a few have been broken in the last 2 or 3 years.
That's because MJ didn't release that much in his last 20 years.

It happened when all he was thinking about is drugs and boys.
Robin

Warren, OH

#4 Mar 2, 2012
Elvis has no albums in the Top Ten best best selling Albums in the UK. Michael Jackson is in fact the ONLY artist with two Albums in the Top 10, and Thriller is several places higher than "21".
hater

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#5 Mar 2, 2012
Robin wrote:
Elvis has no albums in the Top Ten best best selling Albums in the UK. Michael Jackson is in fact the ONLY artist with two Albums in the Top 10, and Thriller is several places higher than "21".
Not for long.

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#6 Mar 3, 2012
Robin wrote:
Elvis has no albums in the Top Ten best best selling Albums in the UK. Michael Jackson is in fact the ONLY artist with two Albums in the Top 10, and Thriller is several places higher than "21".
Elvis has 166 gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums to date.

I don't think it matters if he didn't have a "Thriller"

The more music the artist made, the better off the artist is.

Elvis has more #1's, more top 10's in the UK than anyone else.

166 BEATS two best selling albums, don't you think?

Adele is very popular right now but it's the downloading era.

Selling physical albums in another era is really quite different.

How people buy music has changed and the catalog charts are new.

The catalog chart didn't exist in Elvis's era yet he still sold.

Elvis also has a lot of reissued titles with the same material.

That explains a lot.

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#7 Mar 3, 2012
Meaning "rearranged" titles which are sold again.

Elvis had many through out the decades.

So how can an original Elvis title build sales?

They are not in print but the "new" titles are.

There were hundreds of Elvis titles released.

"Thriller" has always been in print, right?

But now, MJ has a few "Greatest Hits" collections.

They take sales away from the original albums.

That makes sense because 1 CD has all the hits.

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