Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on Jul 21, 2009 15:22:46 GMT -5
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1 2 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 175,399 -47% NUMBER ONES 5 3 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 119,550 -10% ESSENTIAL 3 4 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 107,013 -51% THRILLER 7 8 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 61,479 -31% OFF THE WALL 8 9 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 56,399 -32% BAD 11 11 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 51,554 -17% DANGEROUS 13 17 JACKSON 5 MOTOWN 30,737 -25% ULTIMATE COLLECTION -- 20 JACKSON 5 MOTOWN 27,655 -- 20TH CENTURY MASTERS
The Catalog Question: Billboard's long-time policy against listing catalog albums on The Billboard 200 has stirred controversy. The idea behind the policy was that new product needs chart exposure more than albums from the past, the vast majority of which are proven hits. You can't argue with that. But the policy's negative effects are starting to outweigh its good intentions. The charts should always highlight meaningful achievements. They shouldn't muddy the waters so that the achievements are harder to see or understand. But that's precisely what is happening. There is evidence that catalog albums are becoming more of a potential chart force. From the beginning of 1994 through the end of 2007, only one catalog album (excluding holiday releases) sold well enough to qualify for the top 10 on The Billboard 200. That was the Grease soundtrack, which would have placed at #10 in April 1998 (when the film was re-released). But since early 2008, this has happened three times: with the 25th anniversary re-issue of Michael Jackson's Thriller in February 2008, with the deluxe re-issue of Pearl Jam's Ten in March 2009 and with a plethora of Jackson titles in the wake of his death. These are the kinds of success stories the magazine's flagship chart should trumpet, not obscure.
The next time a vintage soundtrack or an anniversary edition of a classic album sells well enough to appear in the top 10, I hope it gets its due. What a great story! The next time a superstar's death spurs a catalog album of theirs into the top 10, let's see it. What a fitting tribute! In either case, if the album squeezes out a lesser-selling new release, so be it. (After all, the album being squeezed out will only fall to #11. It won't be banished to chart Siberia, which is pretty much what happens to catalog albums when they are denied a place on The Billboard 200.
Catalog albums are relegated to a separate chart which isn't as deep as The Billboard 200 (just 50 entries are currently listed in the magazine), receives just one-sixth as much space and has a far lower profile. That's too bad. It seems especially odd at a time when the music business is struggling. Ten times so far this year this year, the #1 album on The Billboard 200 didn't sell even 100,000 copies. So, for the top 10 to exclude legitimate hit product--albums that actually selling--seems inexplicable. I have suggested a possible solution: Billboard could continue to exclude catalog from The Billboard 200, but make an exception for albums that sold well enough to make the top 10. Billboard's definition of catalog already includes two exceptions. (Albums are considered catalog once they are 18 months old except if they are still ranked in the top 100 and except if they include a track that is still active at a key radio format.) What's one more exception?
Billboard has said that they're studying the matter. I'm still hopeful that they'll come around.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S daughter Paris has fallen asleep every night since her dad's death clutching a doll he gave her as a gift.
The grieving 11-year-old holds the toy tightly in her bed because it still smells of her beloved father.
And her uncle Jermaine also told The Sun how Paris and her brother Prince Michael, 12, have had the heartbreaking task of explaining to seven-year-old Blanket that their dad is gone for ever.
He said: "Blanket is very young and so sweet - too cute for words - but he's very smart.
"I think he understands his dad has passed because of the ceremony. Paris and Prince are very bright and they have tried to explain it to him. And there is a therapist with them to help them get through this time as well.
"Paris sleeps with a teddy bear with Michael's scent on - it's so cute. It's a little doll that he gave her and she sleeps holding it every night."
I just remembered today that this was the first time I ever saw or heard of MJ. And seeing this is the only thing pretty much I remembered from AATCM maybe it's a testament to how magnetic he was even to a toddler.
EXCLUSIVE: Source - Involuntary Manslaughter Most Likely Charge Against Michael Jackson's Doctor
Dr. Conrad Murray will face an involuntary manslaughter charge if he is prosecuted in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, a source close to the investigation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
And, as RadarOnline.com reported previously, the Los Angeles District Attorney will get the first shot at prosecuting Murray even though the Drug Enforcement Agency and the California Attorney General are also involved in the investigation.
Murray could face several different charges but the investigation is tracking toward involuntary manslaughter. The decision to charge Murray has not yet been made, the source said.
XFER: Well Ivan or whatever it is your name (lol) it's hard not to miss someone when we're so few. <3
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XFER: Ok Ivan, come back!
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Deleted: XFER, i am back. I have something that i think i can spend time posting here. IvanHoe Artists and Songs Chart is gonna be my main purpose here. not expecting people to read. Just me posting my ranking on all the artists i heard in my life. From famous
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Deleted: singer lady gaga to non famous singer Chris Wallace. From One Direction to Onerepublic.
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Mrs. Fuckhead: Wow has it been this long?!
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