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top 10 record sellers

Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:06 am

hello all

hard question here ...

do we know who are the top 10 record sellers in the history of the music business :?:

Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:06 am

Probably Virgin, HMV, WH Smith, Walmart, Amazon, the usual suspects.:wink:

Geoff

Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:11 am

tcb4 -

Record companies are notoriously shy about revealing true sales figures !

In the UK, there was a tv programme a short while back which supposedly tallied the sales of singles here.

Elvis came third !

But the source of the figures was suspect.

BMG said nobody had asked them for any sales figures, so where the programme makers got theirs is unknown !

Worldwide, Elvis has to be up there at the top, along with The Beatles.

The rest of the top 10 is open to speculation !

Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:34 am

According to late night infomercials that pan-flute guy should be right up there too.... Zamfir? :)

Eileen

Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:40 am

    Elvis Presley
    The Beatles
    Michael Jackson
    Madonna
    Elton John
    The Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    Queen
    Celine Dion


[Source: Wild guess. ]:D

Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:19 am

Delboy wrote:
    Elvis Presley
    The Beatles
    Michael Jackson
    Madonna
    Elton John
    The Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    Queen
    Celine Dion

[Source: Wild guess. ]:D


Delboy this would be closer...

Elvis Presley



The Beatles
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
Queen
Celine Dion
:lol:

Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:14 pm

You guys don't watch late night tv? And what about that piano player dude - Richard Clayderman? I wonder if he's ever done a duet album with the master of the pan-flute.....

Eileen

Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:57 pm

Eileen wrote:You guys don't watch late night tv? And what about that piano player dude - Richard Clayderman? I wonder if he's ever done a duet album with the master of the pan-flute.....

Eileen


I read in different sources that he sold more than 110 millions records!
He is really good even I donĀ“t listen to it.

re

Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:49 pm

r clayderman plays nice melodies & is a humble pianist, he don t give that much interviews!

As for classical music, i would be curious to know the sales figures of Mozart for example ?

Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:54 pm

What about that dude on e-bay ?

Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:11 pm

sam wrote:
Delboy wrote:
    Elvis Presley
    The Beatles
    Michael Jackson
    Madonna
    Elton John
    The Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    Queen
    Celine Dion

[Source: Wild guess. ]:D


Delboy this would be closer...

Elvis Presley



The Beatles
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
Queen
Celine Dion
:lol:



Does it exist an some what EXACT selling noumber of the Elvis records. I've always heard that the counting wasnt so good in the early years...