150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

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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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King Elvis

Lane Cove, Australia

#9230 Sep 29, 2012
RICK wrote:
if I know these clowns like I think I do
Oh, you mean the clowns who have him on their lists of most important singers of all time, and albums of all time?

The RS clowns whose website biography is effusive and complimentary?

Paranoid dufus.
King Elvis

Lane Cove, Australia

#9231 Sep 29, 2012
octo wrote:
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"Band On The Run" is not a historical recording.
The only reason why it won is because McFartney agreed to appear.
It won because the re-release was a BETTER PACKAGE than Young Man With The Big Beat.

Why is it so difficult to accept this simple fact?!

The win was NOTHING to do with the music ... it won for Best HISTORICAL PACKAGE, for fck's sake!!

It had better artwork, better context, better historical notes etc etc.

Simple.

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#9232 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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It won because the re-release was a BETTER PACKAGE than Young Man With The Big Beat.
Why is it so difficult to accept this simple fact?!
The win was NOTHING to do with the music ... it won for Best HISTORICAL PACKAGE, for fck's sake!!
It had better artwork, better context, better historical notes etc etc.
Simple.
Apparently, 1973 is a historical recording to them, huh?

I don't think so.

McFartney got his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame that week.

That is the only reason why that aging turkey won a Grammy.

That industry hack hasn't written a classic in almost 40 years.

Elvis is deserving of a Grammy for his Rock N Roll stuff...

"Young Man With A Big Beat" certainly destroys "Hand On The Bun"

It was a sham.

Rick is right.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9233 Sep 29, 2012
octo wrote:
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I have "Hand On The Bun" on CD and rarely play it.
It is not that good of a recording.
It's not as sappy as the other worthless solo records McFartney made.
It certainly didn't deserve a Grammy, that's for sure.
McFartney could die at any time. That turkey is old.
His voice sounds like a croaking toad.
He should give up the pot. McFatney puts people to sleep.
"How Do You Sleep" ???
So the new songs are bad PLUS he can no longer sing.
What is the point of making even more duds?
The only reason he is still working is to pay his one legged ex.
That nutty blonde he married after Linda McFartney bit the dust.
The wonderful one legged money grubbing, Heather Mills.
"Crippled Inside"
Paul McFartney is "The Fool On The Hill" LOL!
You are dead wrong. Mills was paid off years ago and Paul has recapped that loss many times since with concert and record sales. Everybody Dance tonight surely didn't put me to sleep. in fact it's catchy and kind of makes people want to dance. Paul wrote Freedom after 911 it certainly didn't put anyone to sleep did it? He gave a free concert to the Police and fire fighters that were at the scene on 911. Hell he doesn't need more money he's the richest guy in show biz isn't he? He remarried to Nancy and is doing very well and will continue to do very well more than I can say about dead fat butt Elvis. Maybe Lard ass should of done a song called these uppers and downers are just too much for my bigh ass.He was greasy and bloated and on his way out by 1977. Only his die hard fans followed him by the 70's because Led Zepplin and the Eagles along with Wings ruled the 70's.Elvis only rulerd the 50's by the 60's it was the Beatles and stones at the top not hillbilly and his cover tunes. sorry but Elvis got whipped boo hoo he didn't win.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9234 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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No, you weren't thinking ... again. The Grammy committee members list is secret. So, do feel free to provide proof as to PM's Grammy Committee status.
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Oooooooohhhh, another wacky conspiracy theory. Of course, why didn't we think of that before? Macca and the RIAA working secretly together to deny Elvis musical justice. That's the only possible rational explanation, isn't it?
You.
Dumb.
Fck.
Right on again King Elvis. Rick and his stupid azz theory cracks me up. He rambles on and never has any proof to back up his claims and his credibility is zero. You speak the truth and tell it like it is man.I respect you for that.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9235 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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Oh, you mean the clowns who have him on their lists of most important singers of all time, and albums of all time?
The RS clowns whose website biography is effusive and complimentary?
Paranoid dufus.
You hit the nail on the head paranoid dufus indeed Rick and his paranoid conspiracy crap without a shred of proof as usual.

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#9236 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
It won because the re-release was a BETTER PACKAGE than Young Man With The Big Beat.
Why is it so difficult to accept this simple fact?!
The win was NOTHING to do with the music ... it won for Best HISTORICAL PACKAGE, for fck's sake!!
It had better artwork, better context, better historical notes etc etc.
Simple.
The Grammy was for "Best Historical Recording"

I don't see "Package" written anywhere, do you?

Though I agree Ernst is a Dutch fruit cake, Elvis should've won.

Like I said before, the over sized packaging was ridiculous.

"Young Man With A Big Beat" had new was one unreleased '56 concert.

Had Ernst the Dutch clown made one CD, it would've been great.

The concert, some choice 50's outtakes, some radio promos...

Package it in a standard CD format with a booklet and photos.

Who wants to buy the original first two albums over again?

Ernst needs to go. He is a f#cking idiot if you ask me.

The worthless "I Am An Elvis Fan" only confirms what I've said.

Get someone in there that will put out great unusual Elvis CD's.

I'm certainly not pleased by the lousy job Sony does with Elvis.

"Prince From Another Planet" is another worthless reissue.
King Elvis

Lane Cove, Australia

#9237 Sep 29, 2012
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently, 1973 is a historical recording to them, huh?
I don't think so.
McFartney got his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame that week.
That is the only reason why that aging turkey won a Grammy.
That industry hack hasn't written a classic in almost 40 years.
Elvis is deserving of a Grammy for his Rock N Roll stuff...
"Young Man With A Big Beat" certainly destroys "Hand On The Bun"
It was a sham.
Rick is right.
The criterion for a historical package is "of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old."

Note the last seven words there.

2012 minus 1973 is 39 years, so BOTR is OBVIOUSLY right for the category.

Do check out the Grammy website - like I did - before posting your opinion re what is or isn't historical. More effort on your part will make things SO much easier.

Neither you nor that idiot Rick is right.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9238 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
The criterion for a historical package is "of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old."
Note the last seven words there.
2012 minus 1973 is 39 years, so BOTR is OBVIOUSLY right for the category.
Do check out the Grammy website - like I did - before posting your opinion re what is or isn't historical. More effort on your part will make things SO much easier.
Neither you nor that idiot Rick is right.
When will Elvis's Sun recordings win a Grammy?

McFartney has more than enough for his crappy elevator music.

Giving him a Grammy for BOTR was not deserved.

It really wasn't that strong of a recording, historical or not.

Maybe they could give Elvis a Grammy for "Double Trouble" ???

That was even better than the boring "Band On The Run"

McFartney is about as entertaining as a old turd.

They can't let Elvis win just one more for his rock n roll stuff?

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9239 Sep 29, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>You are dead wrong. Mills was paid off years ago and Paul has recapped that loss many times since with concert and record sales. Everybody Dance tonight surely didn't put me to sleep. in fact it's catchy and kind of makes people want to dance. Paul wrote Freedom after 911 it certainly didn't put anyone to sleep did it? He gave a free concert to the Police and fire fighters that were at the scene on 911. Hell he doesn't need more money he's the richest guy in show biz isn't he? He remarried to Nancy and is doing very well and will continue to do very well more than I can say about dead fat butt Elvis. Maybe Lard ass should of done a song called these uppers and downers are just too much for my bigh ass.He was greasy and bloated and on his way out by 1977. Only his die hard fans followed him by the 70's because Led Zepplin and the Eagles along with Wings ruled the 70's.Elvis only rulerd the 50's by the 60's it was the Beatles and stones at the top not hillbilly and his cover tunes. sorry but Elvis got whipped boo hoo he didn't win.
Paul McFartney reminds me of that dude, Felix Unger.

"The Odd Couple"

His eye lids are drooping, his chin is sagging...

He looks like an old woman with nasal issues.
King Elvis

Lane Cove, Australia

#9240 Sep 29, 2012
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
When will Elvis's Sun recordings win a Grammy?
When they're put into a compilation that's considered good enough - simple.

The new Sun set might just get a nod next year.

And remember, the Grammys didn't start until 1959 - so don't suggest that the Sun stuff deserves a retrospective Grammy, or you'll sound like Rick.
King Elvis

Lane Cove, Australia

#9241 Sep 29, 2012
octo wrote:
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"Prince From Another Planet" is another worthless reissue.
You are so wrong on this, it's quite staggering.

The two NYC shows deserved to be remixed, as both original releases were, especially by today's standards, terrible.

The original mix was too muddy (but not speeded up, despite what some will tell you, and the afternoon show's applause was artificial.

I've heard the new remixes, they're the best yet, they will blow you away.

There are some FTD releases which are worthless, eg Hits of the 70s is coming soon. Pointless.

But we also have From EP Blvd to look forward to. That will be amazing.
King Elvis

Lane Cove, Australia

#9242 Sep 29, 2012
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Paul McFartney reminds me of that dude, Felix Unger.
"The Odd Couple"
His eye lids are drooping, his chin is sagging...
He looks like an old woman with nasal issues.
And what's that got to do with the music or anything?

Hmmm.

Interesting that you'd be the first one to bitch if someone criticised Elvis for his weight and appearance in '77.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9243 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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You are so wrong on this, it's quite staggering.
The two NYC shows deserved to be remixed, as both original releases were, especially by today's standards, terrible.
The original mix was too muddy (but not speeded up, despite what some will tell you, and the afternoon show's applause was artificial.
I've heard the new remixes, they're the best yet, they will blow you away.
There are some FTD releases which are worthless, eg Hits of the 70s is coming soon. Pointless.
But we also have From EP Blvd to look forward to. That will be amazing.
I took your advice and got FTD's "Promised Land"

I listened to it and liked it but not as much as you did.

The reason I complain about the MSG shows is because I have them.

"Afternoon In The Garden" spent 49 weeks on the Billboard charts.

It is almost Gold.

Why release the 2 concerts over again for just sound improvements?

Do you work in the industry or something?

I'll take your word that the remixes are outstanding.

I just don't want it to be a letdown and a waste of money.

I'm looking forward to EP Blvd also but I have different outtakes.

Take 7 of "Hurt" was by far the best version.

I don't know if that was the master or not.

It sounded better than the original master on my import.

From what I've read, it is not on the new FTD though.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9244 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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When they're put into a compilation that's considered good enough - simple.
The new Sun set might just get a nod next year.
And remember, the Grammys didn't start until 1959 - so don't suggest that the Sun stuff deserves a retrospective Grammy, or you'll sound like Rick.
Would the Grammy people nominate FTD for an award?

I'll believe it when I see it.

"Boy From Tupelo" sold out very quickly from what I've heard.

Elvis's Sun recordings are certainly historical.

"Sunrise" is the double disc CD that I currently have.

I was very happy with that release at the time.

I got a hold of "Little Mama" on CD so I could listen to it.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#9245 Sep 29, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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And what's that got to do with the music or anything?
Hmmm.
Interesting that you'd be the first one to bitch if someone criticised Elvis for his weight and appearance in '77.
Bubba gets what he deserves.

Paul McCartney is far from perfect.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9246 Sep 30, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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The criterion for a historical package is "of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old."
Note the last seven words there.
2012 minus 1973 is 39 years, so BOTR is OBVIOUSLY right for the category.
Do check out the Grammy website - like I did - before posting your opinion re what is or isn't historical. More effort on your part will make things SO much easier.
Neither you nor that idiot Rick is right.
As usual King Elvis you did your homework and again are right on. I can tell you research articles before posting on here unlike Rick.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9247 Sep 30, 2012
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Paul McFartney reminds me of that dude, Felix Unger.
"The Odd Couple"
His eye lids are drooping, his chin is sagging...
He looks like an old woman with nasal issues.
Well he could be phony and get a tight face lift like Kenny Rodgers but Paul is real and yes he has aged. How well do you think you will look when you are 70? You are premature Bald already so what does that tell you.You will probably look like Bub O'Casey from my three sons. LOL
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9248 Sep 30, 2012
King Elvis wrote:
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And what's that got to do with the music or anything?
Hmmm.
Interesting that you'd be the first one to bitch if someone criticised Elvis for his weight and appearance in '77.
Yep Octo love to criticise Sir Paul but the minute I say anything about chubby Elvis he goes postal.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9249 Sep 30, 2012
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Bubba gets what he deserves.
Paul McCartney is far from perfect.
I never said Sir Paul was perfect did I ? Yeah I know he has done some duds but on the other hand he has made some great tunes also.Venus and Mars should of got a grammy maybe instead of Band on the Run. London Town wasn't one of his best albums I agree.You always focus on his sappy songs but seem to over look his great songs.Why is that Octo? You know Elvis sang some lame songs too as well as good ones. nOBODY CAN GET IT RIGHT EVERY TIME.

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