150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12905 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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The Credit Angel Can Help

Schenectady, NY

#10484 Mar 11, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>
Only for people like you, when your LIVE guy can't manage it.
Only Elvis can inspire such devotion, 35 years after death.
Butt Boy will be forgotten in a couple of years, just like Leif Garrett.
What would Justin Bieber have in common with a miner pre teen idol from the seventies? I don't recall Leif Garrett ever getting number one albums or hit songs on the billboard pop charts. As I seem to understand, Leif started out in the 1972 movie,'Walking Tall' then became a fairly non famous recording hack that barely made it on radio. He was just another teen beat tart that rose quickly and then faded very quickly by the beginning of the next decade. He didn't even make it into the new MTV era. As for Elvis, he is certainly a legendary artist and very few people can top him. The Beatles were his main threat but Elvis kept going with his loyal fans intact. No argument there. Perhaps, your hatred towards Justin is unfair since Justin has proven his talents in this new modernized pop world of downloads. King Justin has done quite well and is only one number one album behind Michael Joseph Jackson's entire forty year output of chart toppers. That says a lot about Justin and his hard work ethic. Michael Joseph Jackson had none. His albums are three to five years apart from one another. That is one of the reasons why the pedophile failed.
rik

London, UK

#10485 Mar 12, 2013
Justin bieber hahahahahahahaha bubblegum pop only 4/10 year olds listen to him they dont no any better yet !!!!
The Credit Angel Can Help

Schenectady, NY

#10486 Mar 13, 2013
rik wrote:
Justin bieber hahahahahahahaha bubblegum pop only 4/10 year olds listen to him they dont no any better yet !!!!
May the force be with you, oldtimer.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10487 Mar 13, 2013
As usual,King Elvis AKA.King of the epic fails shows his lack of intelligence by not being able to answer my questions.Well,here are the answers to the questions ol' limpdick wasn't intelligent enough to answer.1.because of copyright issues that still plague this movie from getting the widest possible release[on DVD and Blu-ray]thanks to NBC'S baffling half ownwership of it's rights,Elvis's SECOND film,`Loving You'[1957],was the last of Elvis's movies as an actor to get it's American broadcast television debut,airing on NBC in the late fall of 1973,more than 16 years after it's theatrical release in the summer of 1957.2.the record company that invented the idea of a gold record was Elvis's legendary label,RCA VICTOR,and the first artist to receive the first ever gold record was RCA artist Glenn Miller in 1942 for the single `Chattanooga Choo Choo',peace out.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10488 Mar 13, 2013
And keep in mind,after it's theatrical release,`Loving You'disappeared for more than 16 years,because in the early 70's there were no VCR'S,or DVD or Blu-ray players,this movie sat collecting dust for almost two decades,mostly unseen by most Elvis fans,and did very well in the ratings when it finally received it's broadcast television debut,peace out.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10489 Mar 13, 2013
RICK wrote:
And keep in mind,after it's theatrical release,`Loving You'disappeared for more than 16 years,because in the early 70's there were no VCR'S,or DVD or Blu-ray players,this movie sat collecting dust for almost two decades,mostly unseen by most Elvis fans,and did very well in the ratings when it finally received it's broadcast television debut,peace out.
I remember when "Loving You" was first broadcast on prime time TV.

It was probably because it was the only Elvis 50's color film.

Anyway, I do not know how well it did in the ratings.

I've collected most of Elvis's TV Guide issues since his death.

Of course, Elvis films are rarely being played on television today.

I did see "Frankie And Johnny" as late as a couple years ago.

I think most Elvis fans own all the Elvis movies on DVD.

Strangely, I still have not been able to find "Loving You"

It is the only Elvis film that is missing in my DVD collection.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10490 Mar 13, 2013
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.
persephone

Sunnyvale, CA

#10491 Mar 13, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I remember when "Loving You" was first broadcast on prime time TV.
It was probably because it was the only Elvis 50's color film.
Anyway, I do not know how well it did in the ratings.
I've collected most of Elvis's TV Guide issues since his death.
Of course, Elvis films are rarely being played on television today.
I did see "Frankie And Johnny" as late as a couple years ago.
I think most Elvis fans own all the Elvis movies on DVD.
Strangely, I still have not been able to find "Loving You"
It is the only Elvis film that is missing in my DVD collection.
Do you have the one where he played a Kiowa Indian? That one is really more like a traditional Western than an Elvis movie.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#10492 Mar 13, 2013
And it's the only Elvis film missing from my collection,too,Octo,I've never seen it in stores or in any Elvis movie sets or anything,and when I tried to order a copy from the Graceland mail order catalogue,they told me they didn't have it,so if any NBC execs read this post,SELL THE NETWORK'S RIGHTS TO THIS MOVIE BACK TO PARAMOUNT,US ELVIS FANS WANT TO OWN A COPY OF THIS TERRIFIC ELVIS FILM ,peace to you ,Octo.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10493 Mar 13, 2013
persephone wrote:
<quoted text> Do you have the one where he played a Kiowa Indian? That one is really more like a traditional Western than an Elvis movie.
Yes, I have "Flaming Star" which I still think is a very good film.

It was an acting picture with a deep message in its story.

Elvis played a mixed breed Indian torn between his two bloodlines.

Though not the most successful Elvis film, it proved Elvis could act.

I didn't get the impression that it was a traditional western.

Actually, it was quite ahead of its time.

Elvis also did the often ignored "Wild In The Country" too.

It was all about box office success and Elvis fans wanted musicals.

Elvis would later do "Charro" and "Change Of Habit"

They were excellent side steps in Elvis's Hollywood film career.

It is all about finding them and watching how good Elvis was.

But nothing ever topped the great "King Creole" in 1958.

It was said to be Elvis's favorite film that he was most proud of.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10494 Mar 13, 2013
RICK wrote:
And it's the only Elvis film missing from my collection,too,Octo,I've never seen it in stores or in any Elvis movie sets or anything,and when I tried to order a copy from the Graceland mail order catalogue,they told me they didn't have it,so if any NBC execs read this post,SELL THE NETWORK'S RIGHTS TO THIS MOVIE BACK TO PARAMOUNT,US ELVIS FANS WANT TO OWN A COPY OF THIS TERRIFIC ELVIS FILM ,peace to you ,Octo.
I find it very strange that they have not released it.

They had it out on videotape years ago but neglected it on DVD.

All the other Elvis films were released in DVD format except "LY"

Is it because Elvis's mother, Gladys was featured in one scene?

It makes me wonder why the hold back?

It is certainly a great Elvis movie with some great lines by Elvis.

Elvis as Deke Rivers and it was only Elvis's second film.

I don't understand why they still don't have it out.
xxxxx

UK

#10495 Mar 13, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I find it very strange that they have not released it.
They had it out on videotape years ago but neglected it on DVD.
All the other Elvis films were released in DVD format except "LY"
Is it because Elvis's mother, Gladys was featured in one scene?
It makes me wonder why the hold back?
It is certainly a great Elvis movie with some great lines by Elvis.
Elvis as Deke Rivers and it was only Elvis's second film.
I don't understand why they still don't have it out.
I have that film loving you on DVD,I have had this DVD a longtime, did not look at it for years.

All the best xxxxx

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10496 Mar 13, 2013
xxxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I have that film loving you on DVD,I have had this DVD a longtime, did not look at it for years.
All the best xxxxx
Could it be "Loving You" was only released in the United Kingdom?

I looked for it even when I was in Memphis and in Las Vegas.

No "Loving You"

I've seen the film many times, just like the other Elvis movies.

Actually, my passion is Elvis imports and live recordings.

I have no problem finding something new on Elvis to listen to.

I'm excited about the Asheville, 1975 new source release coming.

I like that three day engagement so much, it is worth getting.

I trust that it has drastically improved sound quality.

The bonus tracks have Elvis doing "Why Me, Lord" solo.

Without J.D. and The Stamps input and "Pieces Of My Life" live.
xxxxx

UK

#10497 Mar 13, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Could it be "Loving You" was only released in the United Kingdom?
I looked for it even when I was in Memphis and in Las Vegas.
No "Loving You"
I've seen the film many times, just like the other Elvis movies.
Actually, my passion is Elvis imports and live recordings.
I have no problem finding something new on Elvis to listen to.
I'm excited about the Asheville, 1975 new source release coming.
I like that three day engagement so much, it is worth getting.
I trust that it has drastically improved sound quality.
The bonus tracks have Elvis doing "Why Me, Lord" solo.
Without J.D. and The Stamps input and "Pieces Of My Life" live.
I have been looking at some of the markings on the box, it say's it is the 25th anniversary edition, digitally remastered.

Loving you, it has" NBC HOME DVD ON IT" found it in the local shop for a couple of pounds.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10498 Mar 13, 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.
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.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10499 Mar 13, 2013
xxxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I have been looking at some of the markings on the box, it say's it is the 25th anniversary edition, digitally remastered.
Loving you, it has" NBC HOME DVD ON IT" found it in the local shop for a couple of pounds.
I could easily just have my videotape transfer onto DVD.

I did that with the limited edition colorized "Jailhouse Rock"

But I just haven't had the time to get around to "Loving You"

I rather listen to imports.

I've seen all the Elvis movies a billion times anyway.

I can memorize the lines of what comes next at this point.

Elvis has a huge UK following, which is why you found "Loving You"

It isn't top priority with me because I like seventies Elvis best.

There are other things that are more interesting to me.

The concerts and the studio outtake material is what I fancy.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10500 Mar 13, 2013
xxxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I have been looking at some of the markings on the box, it say's it is the 25th anniversary edition, digitally remastered.
Loving you, it has" NBC HOME DVD ON IT" found it in the local shop for a couple of pounds.
If "Loving You" was released in 1957, 25 years would be 1982.

Obviously, digitally remasters were popular in the 1990's.

It makes me wonder if perhaps your copy of "Loving You" was bootleg.

I also know that RCA did not have much Elvis out on CD in the 1980's.

Of course, that changed in the early 1990's with "TKORR" box set.

Since I've never been to the UK, I have no clue what you guys have.

I know that Elvis had many different titles in England than the US.

I was told that Japanese Elvis releases were always well done.

They are said to have had excellent art work and superior sound.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10501 Mar 13, 2013
RICK wrote:
And it's the only Elvis film missing from my collection,too,Octo,I've never seen it in stores or in any Elvis movie sets or anything,and when I tried to order a copy from the Graceland mail order catalogue,they told me they didn't have it,so if any NBC execs read this post,SELL THE NETWORK'S RIGHTS TO THIS MOVIE BACK TO PARAMOUNT,US ELVIS FANS WANT TO OWN A COPY OF THIS TERRIFIC ELVIS FILM ,peace to you ,Octo.
Fail again.

There are copies available on eBay.

Loving You was released years ago.

You can order one right now from Elvis Australia on a region-free DVD.

http://shop.elvis.com.au/prod917.htm#sthash.Y...

Or Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Loving-You-Elvis-Presle...

Barnes & Noble in the UK:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-loving-yo...

etc etc

Hope this helps.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#10502 Mar 13, 2013
Elvis fans in the US have to be careful when they order products from overseas.

That happened to me once and the DVD didn't play.

I'd rather wait to see "Loving You" in US stores.

I am very weary about ordering with a credit card.

I want to know where I make my purchases.

I'm sure Rick would agree.

I am looking forward to "Southern Gypsy Magic"
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10503 Mar 13, 2013
octo wrote:
Elvis fans in the US have to be careful when they order products from overseas.
That happened to me once and the DVD didn't play.
I'd rather wait to see "Loving You" in US stores.
I am very weary about ordering with a credit card.
I want to know where I make my purchases.
I'm sure Rick would agree.
I am looking forward to "Southern Gypsy Magic"
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.

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