150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12901 comments on the talk.livedaily.com story from Dec 6, 2008, titled 150 Best Selling Artists in the World! . In it, talk.livedaily.com reports that:

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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#10504 Mar 13, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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I can assure you products from the Elvis Australia website are guaranteed to work.
All modern DVDs play all regions, even though they still say the specific regions on them. Something the manufacturers don't want you to know. There is no point anymore for DVD regions. Actually, there never was.
I've also ordered the Gypsy set - I like the Asheville show, and it will be good to have it in better quality. Plus the rare live versions of Shake A Hand and Pieces Of My Life.
I ordered an Elvis DVD years ago and got stuck with one that didn't play on my DVD player.

As for the exciting Straight Arrow Ashville show with bonuses...

It is certainly worth getting in improved audience quality sound.

Elvis did wonderful, inspired shows on those three days.

I was never totally happy with the sound though.

Hopefully, Straight Arrow did find a superior source tape.

I'm usually happy with the recent Straight Arrow releases.

"Pieces Of My Life" "Why Me, Lord" (with a rare solo performance)

"Return To Sender"
"Memphis TN"
"Something"
"Promised Land"
"Turn Around, Look At Me"

I am excited because Asheville was one of the best from 1975.

Uniondale (in Long Island, 1975) were two great Elvis shows also.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10505 Mar 13, 2013
octo wrote:
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I ordered an Elvis DVD years ago and got stuck with one that didn't play on my DVD player.
Yes, years ago.

If you have a DVD player made in the last four years ago, it should play.

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#10506 Mar 13, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Yes, years ago.
If you have a DVD player made in the last four years ago, it should play.
Yeah, my DVD players are older than four years old.

But they play perfectly, which is why I never replaced them.

I wasn't suckered into the Blue Ray thing.

I've heard that the CD format is on its way out like cassettes were.

However, I like the booklets and the artwork that comes with imports.

I recently moved and spent days putting them back in order.

As a whole, I am blown away by the newer Elvis compact disc boots.

I play copies of them on my home stereo, my car or on headphones.

I rarely buy music at a store these days.

It is basically just choice Elvis imports now.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10507 Mar 13, 2013
octo wrote:
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Yeah, my DVD players are older than four years old.
But they play perfectly, which is why I never replaced them.
I wasn't suckered into the Blue Ray thing.
I've heard that the CD format is on its way out like cassettes were.
When you get a new one, get a combo DVD/Blu Ray player with a hard drive. I can record up to 400 hours of TV, and if I want to keep something, I can easily copy it to a DVD.

CDs aren't on the way out. Blu Ray isn't catching on as the manufacturers had hoped. Blu Rays will also play on any modern PC.

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#10508 Mar 13, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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When you get a new one, get a combo DVD/Blu Ray player with a hard drive. I can record up to 400 hours of TV, and if I want to keep something, I can easily copy it to a DVD.
CDs aren't on the way out. Blu Ray isn't catching on as the manufacturers had hoped. Blu Rays will also play on any modern PC.
I always say if it isn't broke, why replace it?

I've a CD player for years before it finally went.

I simply play my CD's from my DVD player on my stereo.

I know that my friend likes to download music.

He claims that CD's are on their way out.

But that is not the reason that I collect the Elvis imports.

He is talking about his music, which is somewhat a different thing.

Since the Elvis music is already in my collection, why stop now?

I neatly keep it all together and have 6 rows of Elvis.

Besides, I desire the silver disc imports, not the recordable cdr.

I still have my boombox that I bought as a kid in 1981.

I mean, I even dropped it a couple times back then.

Believe it or not, the thing still works.(even the cassette)

Blu Ray never had the appeal to me because a regular DVD is fine.

It was just another idea for manufacturers to make more money.

They want another 8 track to cassette to CD boom.

Remember those tiny laser discs and machines that never caught on?
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10509 Mar 14, 2013
I sure do agree with you,Octo,I NEVER order anything online with a credit card,especially something overseas,and King Elvis,take the time to read some of my posts,I didn't say this movie hasn't been released on DVD,what I said is `Loving You'hasn't been given the wide release that ALL of Elvis's other movies have been given,and it's because of NBC'S half ownership of it's rights,and it's the ONLY Elvis film where an American TV network has a part of it's ownwership,HOW THAT CAME TO BE,I'LL NEVER KNOW,but I suspect that ol' Colonel Parker might've had something to do with it,peace out.
Patrick

United States

#10510 Mar 14, 2013
RICK wrote:
And I get irked when I see the IFIP as the source for which artists are the world's best selling,of course they place Elvis at no.3[GIVE ME A BREAK],and unbelievably,they use the bogus contention that Elvis never touring Europe as the reason.That`theory'has a bigger hole in it than the one that sank the Titanic.No 1.Elvis recorded for RCA VICTOR records,which distributed Elvis's records to EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH.No 2.Elvis had tremendous chart success in many foreign countries such as Australia,Germany,Japan,and Elvis had greater chart success in the UK THAN HE HAD IN HIS HOME COUNTRY OF THE U.S.No.3.And Elvis was a movie star,also,so if European fans couldn't see him live in concert,they could at least see him on their TV screens when his movies were shown on television.The 60's counterculture assholes that run the RIAA and IFIP are up to their usual deceptive tricks,trying desperately to diminish Elvis as an artist and to deny him his credit as the greatest selling artist of all time,PERIOD,peace out.
Rick , the ifpi was debunked by the Wall Street journal in 2009 . The article proved that mj was lying about selling 750 million . The ifpi official spokesperson " we don't know how many records mj sold " " we don't track individual artists " it was a fan made bs document . The ifpi never had a list . The riaa ckearly shows elvis outsold everyone on the planet .

GWR 2013 " elvis is the biggest selling solo artist in history with a BILlIon in sales "

Elvis is and will always be king
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10511 Mar 14, 2013
RICK wrote:
I sure do agree with you,Octo,I NEVER order anything online with a credit card,especially something overseas,and King Elvis,take the time to read some of my posts,I didn't say this movie hasn't been released on DVD,what I said is `Loving You'hasn't been given the wide release that ALL of Elvis's other movies have been given,and it's because of NBC'S half ownership of it's rights,and it's the ONLY Elvis film where an American TV network has a part of it's ownwership,HOW THAT CAME TO BE,I'LL NEVER KNOW,but I suspect that ol' Colonel Parker might've had something to do with it,peace out.
Order Loving You (or any Elvis product) from Elvis Australia, Rick.

I can assure you they have the tightest internet security there is, and I've never had a problem. Fast, efficient service too. And no, I don't work for them.

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#10512 Mar 14, 2013
RICK wrote:
I sure do agree with you,Octo,I NEVER order anything online with a credit card,especially something overseas,and King Elvis,take the time to read some of my posts,I didn't say this movie hasn't been released on DVD,what I said is `Loving You'hasn't been given the wide release that ALL of Elvis's other movies have been given,and it's because of NBC'S half ownership of it's rights,and it's the ONLY Elvis film where an American TV network has a part of it's ownwership,HOW THAT CAME TO BE,I'LL NEVER KNOW,but I suspect that ol' Colonel Parker might've had something to do with it,peace out.
King Elvis may feel comfortable ordering online but I don't.

I only use a credit card if I am physically at the place of business.

It may seem a bit paranoid but I do not trust giving out that info.

When my friend orders an Elvis import for me, I pay him back cash.

Since: Jun 12

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#10513 Mar 14, 2013
RICK wrote:
I sure do agree with you,Octo,I NEVER order anything online with a credit card,especially something overseas,and King Elvis,take the time to read some of my posts,I didn't say this movie hasn't been released on DVD,what I said is `Loving You'hasn't been given the wide release that ALL of Elvis's other movies have been given,and it's because of NBC'S half ownership of it's rights,and it's the ONLY Elvis film where an American TV network has a part of it's ownwership,HOW THAT CAME TO BE,I'LL NEVER KNOW,but I suspect that ol' Colonel Parker might've had something to do with it,peace out.
BTW, you may be right about NBC having half ownership of "Loving You"

Col Parker was making all kinds of deals on Elvis in the late 70's.

And "Loving You" was broadcast twice on prime time television.

At least, in the US.

When Elvis was alive, Parker would not allow certain airings.

He had to make deals on everything first.

That's why Elvis songs did not appear in other films of the 70's.

Parker wanted too much for them to use an Elvis song or two.

Since: Jun 12

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#10515 Mar 15, 2013
So, I happen to talk about my never ending collection?

It is what makes Elvis live on forever.

And what is amazing is that the stuff gets better.

The sound quality on some of the newer discs. Wow.

I certainly love the fact that Elvis fans recorded it.

I love the fact that it is still in high demand.

The studio outtakes, the live performances...

Great, fantastic entertainment of the king of rock.

Of course, jealousy is going to get me mean faces.

Figures.

But at the end of the day, Elvis will always rule.

You only live once, Jack.

You can't come back for an encore.

No other artist can ever compare to Elvis Presley.

The proof is in the pudding.

Beatle fans and Wacko floons can kiss my ass.
Mary B

Los Angeles, CA

#10516 Mar 15, 2013
No matter what he did or didn't do wrong, Micheal did the good things that he did. He will always be loved.
Dennis Hauser

United States

#10519 Mar 16, 2013
octo wrote:
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I wouldn't worry about what some people think about Elvis's sales.
My massive Elvis collection is very real so I don't get upset.
People can ignore anything that they choose not to hear.
But in the end, there isn't anyone remotely like Elvis.
True Elvis fans know what Elvis has achieved in life and in death.
We don't have to brag or build Elvis up.
I just continue to enjoy the great music that he left behind.
I don't care what a clueless idiot might claim.
I have the music and it keeps on coming. It was Elvis's life.
Elvis has proven everything over and over again.
When you are the best, some always try to knock you down.
It is done purposely to irk Elvis fans but it shouldn't matter.
Elvis will still come out ahead when all is said and done.
So True!

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#10520 Mar 16, 2013
Poppa Jivebones wrote:
<quoted text>over seas has different electrical currents not like our 110 and 220 There DVD"s won't play in Our DvD players at 110. I found this out while in Amsterdam Octo
A special order DVD from another country is a risky purchase.

I wouldn't do it unless I was 100 percent certain that it plays.

Otherwise, it is like throwing money out the window.

You can never get your money back nor can you resell it to someone.

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#10522 Mar 16, 2013
Dennis Hauser wrote:
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So True!
Elvis wouldn't have to sell anything but he obviously still does.

If some choose not to give him credit, does it make them valid?

I know what I have in my collection. Keep em coming.

They wouldn't be releasing them at a rapid rate if they didn't sell.

It is a collectors market for Elvis fans that wish to seek them out.

It is really that simple.

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#10524 Mar 16, 2013
Poppa wrote:
<quoted text>I find a lot of good DVD's at Best Buy or Wallmart. Fred Myer used to have a lot but they quit stocking concert DVD's. I guess Barnes and Noble or Amazon for rare Dvd's not sure.
Walmart sometimes can carry some great music DVD's if you look.

They are cheaper than places like FYE, Best Buy or Target.

I like the 8 to 10 horror collections for $5 at Walmart.

Having a big screen surround sound stereo is instant movie night.

Why go out to the movies when you can stay at home, be comfortable?

The rare concert DVD's I have were purchased at record fairs.

I found The Beatles promo collection DVD there.

I found the rare Rolling Stones movie, "C*cksucker Blues"

Well worth having, Bubba.

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#10527 Mar 16, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I have Picadilli Circus with the Who and The Dirty Mother or whatever Lennon ,Clapton, Kieth Richards were calling the thrown together band.Problem is it's on vhs not DVD . Sort of rare don't think I've seen it in DVD yet.
I have r & r circus on DVD but haven't seen it for sale in ages.

The band was called, "The Dirty Mac" and even featured Yoko.

I often wonder why it was strapped in 1968 because it was great.

Much better than the documentary, "Gimme Shelter"

I found that a bore since it was The Stones doing one song thru out.

The Rolling Stones have a lot of unused material in their career.

There is a great bluesy song they did called "Still A Fool"

They still haven't used it or tried to revamp the song for release.
Big E

Santa Fe, NM

#10533 Mar 17, 2013
KB50MJ wrote:
Thanks IFIP for proving that MJ is the biggest selling solo artist in music history.
Why are u doing this ? It's not April fools day yet. You people will never learn because they don't teach you anything any more.

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#10537 Mar 17, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text> That's right The Dirty Mac band with Jimi Hendrix's drummer. Wierd to see Kieth Richards playing Bass Guitar. The Stones Steel Wheel tour and Vodoo Lounge were pretty good. I saw some of both on TV a long time ago. When they had Brian Jones they were more bluesy I remember hearing Little Red Rooster don't think I've heard Still a Fool.
"Still A Fool" was the early Mick Taylor years and it is amazing.

I have it on a bootleg collection of volumes called "Time Trip"

I mean the sound is not perfect but it is a studio recording.

The Doors did an excellent cover of "Little Red Rooster"

At the time, I thought "Voodoo Lounge" was a great album.

The Stones two new tracks off their new hits discs are fine.

I heard the second song on the radio last week as I was unpacking.

I recently moved into a new house, Bubba.

You wouldn't believe what a pain it has been moving in the cold.

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#10538 Mar 17, 2013
Check out "Still A Fool" on You Tube, Bubba.

It says it was recorded in 1968.

It might still be Brian Jones on the track.

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