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Adam T
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posted 30 December 2005 05:50 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This list is not official, but it was compiled using the sales info given at Hits Daily Double.

Last update: December 17, 2005

top 200 at http://boxofficemojo.com/forums/viewtopic.htm?t=48485&highlight=

It's amazing how much easier the internet has made trivial obsessions

The person who compiled this list explained that he added up the sales figure provided that week for top 50 albums, so if any of these dropped out of the top 50 at any time, they have higher sales figures than the numbers indidcated.

I also don't know how the sales compilers take into account internet sales or small stores and the like.

The date is the date of the album release. Any album released in 2004 would include just the 2005 sales figures.

1. 50 Cent, The Massacre (4,660,751) 03/03/2005
2. Mariah Carey, The Emancipation of Mimi (4,305,154) 04/12/2005
3. Green Day, American Idiot (3,251,540) 09/21/2004
4. Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway (3,055,110) 11/30/2004
5. The Black Eyed Peas, Monkey Business (2,538,247) 06/07/2005
6. Coldplay, X&Y (2,441,941) 06/07/2005
7. Gwen Stefani, Love, Angel, Music, Baby (2,431,952) 11/23/2004
8. Kanye West, Late Registration (2,209,597) 08/30/2005
9. Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today (2,131,453) 09/28/2004
10. The Game, The Documentary (2,062,767) 01/18/2005
11. Killers, Hot Fuss (1,883,561) 06/15/2004
12. Various Artists, Now Thatís What I Call Music 19 (1,673,114) 07/19/2005
13. Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams (1,457,030) 03/01/2005
14. System of a Down, Mezmerize (1,400,993) 05/17/2005
15. Various Artists, Now Thatís What I Call Music 20 (1,378,668) 11/01/2005
16. Nickelback, All the Right Reasons (1,369,154) 10/04/2005
17. Gorillaz, Demon Days (1,340,670) 05/24/2005
18. Ciara, Goodies (1,323,014) 09/28/2004
19. Kenny Chesney, The Road and the Radio (1,241,042) 11/08/2005
20. Fall Out Boy, From Under the Cork Tree (1,236,718) 05/03/2005
21. Keith Urban, Be Here (1,211,778) 09/21/2004
22. Faith Hill, Fireflies (1,196,057) 08/02/2005
23. Eminem, Encore (1,176,826) 11/12/2004
24. Various Artists, Now Thatís What I Call Music 18 (1,132,643) 03/15/2005
25. Young Jeezy, Letís Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (1,106,514) 07/26/2005
26. Mike Jones, Who Is Mike Jones? (1,102,150) 04/19/2005
27. John Legend, Get Lifted (1,095,775) 12/28/2004
28. Toby Keith, Honkytonk University (1,083,605) 05/17/2005
29. Dave Matthews Band, Stand Up (1,078,069) 05/10/2005
30. Sugarland, Twice the Speed of Life (1,061,346) 10/26/2004

Only 10 albums sold more than 2 million copies according to this list. 10 years ago (before music downloading) I would guess it was probably closer to 30-50.

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Adam T
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posted 30 December 2005 06:15 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
According to the L.A Times, Mariah Carey is expected to knock 50 cent off for the best selling album of the year. With heavy Christmas sales, Mariah Carey may top 5 million in sles.

So, we know at least about 5 million Americans have NO TASTE!


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posted 30 December 2005 06:52 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Noel Gallagher must be fuming about the Gorillaz doing so well compared to his lot.
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posted 30 December 2005 11:37 PM      Profile for a lonely worker     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Glad to see Green Day up there. Too bad the 2004 numbers aren't included because it's numbers would be much bigger.

Obviously I'm a fan and I always got a kick out seeing that son a a sellout Ben Mulroney grimacing everytime he had to say that Green Day "American Idiot" was at the top of the charts in Canada on his Infotainment show on CTV (he probably thought the title was refering to his dear dad).

Their high sales numbers gives me hope that not everyone has turned into neo-con dumblings.

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Boarsbreath
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posted 31 December 2005 12:03 AM      Profile for Boarsbreath   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nickelback! Way up there! And it just occurred to me what the name means...I was thinking, like razorback, as in hogs, but no! It's (your) nickel back! Some nickels boys!

(OK they're limited, musically, but in this company that's beside the point. They got spirit.)


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posted 31 December 2005 12:12 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gorillaz = awesome

Rest of that list...Meh.


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posted 31 December 2005 03:08 AM      Profile for MartinArendt     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm actually surprised that Nickelback's numbers aren't higher, given their tendency towards crafting the ultimate in jock-cock-pop-rock.

I also think, despite the somewhat crappiness of her music, we should be so hard on Mariah Carey. She has an INCREDIBLE voice, and is very saavy about what people want to listen to. Give her credit for picking herself up and coming out with such a huge album.


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posted 31 December 2005 04:03 AM      Profile for Yst     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I enjoyed Mezmerize.

Some of SOAD's better or at least more technically proficient work, I thought, though as lyrically zany as ever. I love those crazy Armenians.

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posted 31 December 2005 06:33 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
American Idiot by Green Day is the only album tha I've heard any songs off of. The political nature of their lyrics is nice, but I still prefer their mid-90s albums such as Dookie and Insomniac.

I happen to think that rock/pop music has been going downhill since 1996. There was a slew of great albums that came out between 1991 and 1995, but it's been downhill since then.


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posted 31 December 2005 07:59 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I sort of agree Left Turn, although I wouldn't say that pop/rock itself has been decreasing in quality, I'd say the radio stations, and major labels are playing more 'safe' music and not giving any, or much, airtime to any of the indie and underground bands. Case in point, Queens of the Stoneage.
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Boarsbreath
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posted 31 December 2005 07:20 PM      Profile for Boarsbreath   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two words, LT. White and Stripes. Don't be misled by the desperate acclaim recently (for the last 2 or 3 not-so-hot albums); the turn of this century was hot in Detroit, at least.
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