Elvis Presley had an impact on the culture of an entire generation. Michael Jackson According to ESCTODAY (Eurovision Song Contest Today) which is refering to IFPI, here are the 20 (of 150) best selling artists of all time [1] : This "independant" Eurovision site is reliable but there is something that bothered me though. This was stated already, not including sales in the USA. Music industry – One step closer to being accurate. IFPI website is just providing certifications of the year. He is another Princess Diana, another Elvis. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. When we tired of his being dead, we brought him back to life. Beyond looking for a form of music that's tangible, Cunningham said many of the store's customers also were looking for a sense of community they don't find buying music online. Sweet guy.".

after 1974 a GOLD LP had to sell $1 million AND 500,000 copies. He got up on a stage and sang. Bing Crosby appears to have sold more, and so do ABBA. As a matter of fact, The BJP (Beatles/Jackson/Presley) are the best selling artists of all time. Nonetheless, Presley was later honored by the Congress, albeit indirectly, via postage stamp and a Senate-based resolution congratulating Graceland on its elevation to historical status. I don’t know any 40-year-old men that would sleep in a bed with a boy that wasn’t their own. That's a rapid shift since 2005, when 92% of all music sales were physical and just 8% digital. He suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. Michael Jackson after Jackson 5, came at a time when TV more recent than both Elvis and The Beatles, and to this respect alone, you could argue that with the amount of sales they both did, both Elvis and The Beatles are more successful than Michael Jackson. Thriller, his album, has sold more then any other single album.
This monstrous total is 40 million higher than the total certified by the RIAA although all albums appear to be up to date. Michael Jackson truly the Black Elvis: While Jackie Wilson is often referred to as the Black Elvis, this accolade is now being given to the late Michael Jackson. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Without a doubt The Beatles and Elvis Presley stand supreme, but Michael Jackson is not the 'third biggest'.

We are not only talking about a talented person dying, it's an amazing loss." TV Guide Network says it plans to air a U.S. TV special on what it calls "eerie similarities" in the lives and deaths of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. In terms of CSPC though, each of these albums will be assigned with its sales. Elvis overdosed on pills and there’s wide speculation that pills may have also contributed to Jackson’s death. Once online and brick and mortar retail outlets replenished their shelves, an additional 800,000 copies of Jackson's albums were sold in the first full week after his death, according to figures released last week. In 2001, Michael held a concert dedication to himself at Madison Square Garden in New York City, complete with several special guests to boost his credibility. At this point it's hard to say. Died: 50 years old There are countless albums which saw their tracklist extended after the initial release (basically every big album of the last 12 years to start with! "Jackson was also a completely luminous performer - you couldn't take your eyes off of him - and part of it was because you sensed that this was an extraordinarily damaged boy-man, again, like Elvis, a Peter Pan, a puer aeternus (Latin for "eternal boy")." Even Billboard magazine editorial director Bill Werde declared, "The world just lost the biggest pop star in history, no matter how you cut it.". Jackson, known as the "'gloved one," also popularized other distinctive clothes including braided military-style jackets. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:10, 9 March 2018 (UTC), "I don't think it's fair to compare such sales as they were alive. UPDATE: Madonna has been confirmed by The Guinness Book of World Records and IFPI(International Federation of Phonographic Industry) as the top selling female artist of all time with certified sales of 182mil albums and 125mil singles, 305 mil records in total. Regardless of the personal side of Michael Jackson, no one can deny that he was one of the best. Both Elvis and Michael Jackson were generous. His spectacular dance moves, like Elvis, were natural and seamless, and bridged the gap between urban subculture and mainstream pop culture. Maybe it's time another Martin Luther King came along, to remind us what true celebrity status is all about. He is regarded as the first “white man” to play “black man’s” music. In other words, in spite of a total Soundscan sales under 40 million, Presley shifted 50 million albums since 1991. Elvis had popularized capes and beaded jumpsuits in Las Vegas.

I am told that the alleged King of (kiddie) Poop will perform one song (I wasn’t told which one) that will compare his achievements with Elvis and the Beatles and will show how Michael is on top. Who wants to see that on a lunchbox?" His music crossed racial barriers by appealing to both black and white audiences due to his sound; a mix of rhythm and blues, soul and rock. Jackson grew up in Gary, Indiana; Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi. Those present mostly reflected some connection to Jackson's life or work. From the Dance moves to love of animals, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson are eerily similar. Otherwise, it might as well be List of best-selling music artists. Elvis Presley 150 300,000,000 US 50s-70s (1956-1977) Country/Rock, 04. Then again, Congress has honored other figures sporting their share of major flaws, and nobody is saying much about those anymore... Take Elvis Presley, whose sexy moves were once seen as so perverted that the FBI had a file declaring him a "definite danger to the security of the United States." But what Jackson and Elvis contributed to popular music remains unsurpassed — Jackson is ranked alongside Elvis and The Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time. How is this proven? The latest figures from Nielsen SoundScan show that so far this year, overall music sales have been split 60% in favor of physical media and 40% digital. var gcse = document.createElement('script'); Or, as that satirical lyric goes from the song, Cover of the Rolling Stone, "We sing about beauty and we sing about truth, at $10,000 a show.". IMO it is too conflicting for both (WMA and IFPI) to publish officially a list of the best selling artists of all time (with figures) as Music Companies and Majors won't probably accept it (again, it's my opinion).Readerweb 20:23, 24 March 2006 (UTC).