Disturbing Popular Music Factoids (12 pics)

Posted in CELEBS       12 Oct 2011       12892       24 GALLERY VIEW



Despite the economic downturn and the flagging music industry people are still buying singles and entire albums, but who could have guessed these amazing record selling statistics?

 

Creed has sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix

Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10

Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single

Flo Rida's “Low” has sold 8 million copies – the same as The Beatles' “Hey Jude”

The Black Eyed Peas' “I Gotta Feeling” is more popular than any Elvis or Simon & Garfunkel song

Celine Dion's “Falling Into You” sold more copies than any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen record

Same with Shania Twain's “Come On Over”

Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album

Barbara Streisand has sold more records (140 million) than Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty combined

People actually bought Billy Ray Cyrus' album “Some Gave All…” 20 million people. More than any Bob Marley album

The cast of “Glee” has had more songs chart than the Beatles

This guy exists.


Credits:  www.buzzfeed.com


24   Comments ?
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Norm101 10 year s ago
Fucking kill me now
       
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Enter your name 10 year s ago
The music industry is a sham!
Guess shite out weighs talent!
       
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bint 10 year s ago
oh god nooooooo
       
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trtr 10 year s ago
yes, its all nice and pretty... and this list above only proves that quality is more than quantity...

Which means if you talk about future, Rihana, Ka$a and others will be forgotten... Beatles, REM and Others Not.
       
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Enter your name 10 year s ago
Holy fock!
       
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fear-n-loathing 10 year s ago
searching the internet frantically hoping to see these aren't true!!
       
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Mr. Ree 10 year s ago
Skewed stats. The population now is much larger than it was 20 - 40 years ago. It's easier for people to have access to music to buy than before the Internet.
If you want to make a fairer "sales" comparison, you would need to compare the number of people that have illegally downloaded a song (a stat that will never be known) against the number of people that 'illegally' taped a song from the radio or ripped it from a CD or pre-recorded tape (a stat that will never be known).
To compare the popularity of Katy Perry to Jacko is absurd. When Jacko released a new song/video, it was an EVENT.
This whole list is fucked.

Justin Bieber is a GOD. I jerk off to his picture every day.
       
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sunny 10 year s ago
more media more sells its simple
       
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Sambone 10 year s ago
Proof positive that humanity is headed for a brick wall at high speed. I'm not going to shed a tear either.
       
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Tarzan 10 year s ago
doom is near..
       
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ALeach 10 year s ago
Blame iTunes
       
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KILLUALL 10 year s ago
#12 - guy? isn't that a girl?
       
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qwed 10 year s ago
Justin Bieber is the anti christ
       
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gnihtyreve 10 year s ago
in the past they use cassette
record is luxuries
       
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reddragon 10 year s ago
apocalypse now.
       
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Rocky XVIII 10 year s ago
Y U NO Make music nowadays ??
       
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constantin 10 year s ago
the population of capitalist citizens who was able to buy records and the number of tracked purchases was like 10 times less in 60s and 70s (consider ex communist russia & china + westernized india + balkans + africa)
       
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blah 10 year s ago
Just because it sells doesnt make it good
       
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yudha7x 10 year s ago
somebody please kill me..
       
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Blackleaf 10 year s ago
Depeche Mode has had several no.1 hits.
       
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wow 10 year s ago
My first thought was like the population its more and than those days of rem, etc, the marketing and the media are so much invasive now than ever, like i dont change the channel from an katy perry video just for watching her, i dont use the mute button just for not look like a total wanker, so we listen to boobs blings and junks.

And im totally agree with trtr,

And im writing from hell, they have unlimited drugs FOR FREE!
       
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Peanut 10 year s ago
I agree with trtr, too. The great music will be remembered, not the no-talent jerks.
       
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hhghghghgh 10 year s ago
oh baby baby. hit me baby one more time.
       
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4down2 10 year s ago
Bogus information !
       
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