NJ’s Sinatra, Elvis Or Michael Jackson: Who Is # 1 In Sales?
“The King” is still “The King.”
A study was recently compiled by the offline marketing company Oppizi. We first saw the results of this survey covered at Americansongwriter.com
Nearly 50 years after Elvis Presley’s death, he has still sold the most physical albums and singles in recorded music history.
Presley has sold an astounding 212 million vinyl albums and another 135 million singles.
New Jersey’s own Frank Sinatra came in second with 95 million singles.
Michael Jackson finished 3rd with 79 million singles.
Stevie Wonder is 4th with 75 million singles.
Madonna rounds out the Top 5 at 65 million singles.
I have fallen back in like with Elvis Presley all over again because of the Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic, Elvis, starring Austin Butler, playing Elvis.
We have been commenting of late about the all new interest in physical LP’s. Vinyl is growing in popularity in what has become a back to the future enthusiastic atmosphere.
Even though digital products remain highly desirable and convenient, being able to actually touch and feel the single or album is a great experience.
Also, the digital experience can not completely replicate the sound of a vinyl recording.
Presley’s staying power is incredible. In the Baz Luhrmann movie, Elvis tells Priscilla, “I’m almost 40 years old and no one is going to remember me,” said Elvis.
This was the furtherest thing from the truth.
Even though Presley passed away on August 16, 1977, a CBS News poll that was conducted in 2017 yielded that 47 percent of overall respondents said that they still consider themselves Presley fans.
For those respondents over age 65 years old, 55 percent said that they are Presley fans … and, a remarkable 43 percent of people aged 18-34 also said that they are fans of Elvis.
SOURCES: Oppizi, Americansongwriter.com & CBS News.
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