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Old 07-07-2009, 03:09 PM
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Who Was The Bigger Star ?? Elvis Presley Or Michael Jackson ??

According to the R.I.A.A., the governing body that certifies Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Record Sales, (Recording Industry Association of America) the Leading all time Artist in Record Sales is ELVIS PRESLEY.

Elvis is the leading sales artist for both Solo Artist or Group. Elvis has sold over 2.5 Billion Records Worldwide. ( A Billion is 1 Thousand Million). Elvis has been on the charts more times than any other artist or group. Elvis has the most hits in the Top 100, the Top 40, The Top 10, and has had 32 Number 1 Records. Elvis is the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. Elvis was nominated for 41 Grammy Awards, but won only 3... all for Gospel Music.

John Lennon said: "Before Elvis there was nothing".

Bruce Springsteen said: "There are pretenders and contenders... but there is only one King".

Elton John said: "There is no one greater as an artist on this earth, Elvis was my inspiration... he is the Man. Period."

Paul McCartney said: "Elvis has always been on Top... His records always made me feel good. I thought the Beatles had gold records, until I had a private tour of Graceland... the hall of Gold says it all... Elvis has the most Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum sales of all of us.... amazing man... simply amazing".

According to the R.I.A.A., with help from EMI, the Beatles place number 2 on the list of All Time Record Sellers with nearly 1.6 Billion Records sold worldwide. Hey Jude was their Biggest selling record followed by Yesterday.

Michael Jackson made the top 20, placing number 16 on the list of all time Record Sales. His Album Thriller is the Biggest Selling Album of all time with over 50 Million Copies Sold. Michael's personal sales as a Solo Artist, along with the Jackson 5, has sold a total of 185 Million Records worldwide. (His Album BAD sold 22 Million copies).

These certifications are current as of March 1, 2009. Every 3 months the R.I.A.A., with the help of BMI, and ASCAP... update record sales awards.

So, there ya go folks. Those are the true facts. And, I might add, Elvis, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson continue to sell records daily.
So, their record sales will continue to increase. But remember, in Elvis and the Beatles day, you had to sell 1 million copies for a single, and 500 thousand for an album to be certified gold. Now days, you only have to sell 500 thousand singles and 250,000 albums to be certified gold. That's what makes the sales records of Elvis and the Beatles even more impressive.

The Fans and Other Entertainers called Elvis, "The King of Rock and Roll". The term "King of Pop" was self imposed by Michael Jackson. It stuck from there, but Michael called himself that... that's what he wanted to be called.

The Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., named Elvis Presley, "The Greatest Entertainer of the 20th Century".
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have to go with my white brother and say elvis
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Gotta say MJ - only b/c the world was more global in his time...

The kids MJ inspired are still growing up...
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Gotta say MJ - only b/c the world was more global in his time...

The kids MJ inspired are still growing up...


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good point
but if you talk about % of audience, it's ELVIS hands down.
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Gotta say MJ - only b/c the world was more global in his time...

The kids MJ inspired are still growing up...
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many more artists and types of music today than there were in the days of elvis...i'm biased but i'll say MJ..not without saying he did get a lot of things from Elvis
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elvis was a pioneer, michael is the greater talent, mj's death a bigger deal world wide thanks to media outlets
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there is only room for one "King"
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Its like comparing Jack with Tiger. 2 different eras both kings in their own times...
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Elvis easily.

MJ basically did nothing in music the last 15 years.
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if you want to get technical Elvis gave America a taste of black music before it was ready for the artist to have a black face

many of his songs were straight covers of black artists

sure you gotta love Elvis, but imo MJ was a bigger talent
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if you want to get technical Elvis gave America a taste of black music before it was ready for the artist to have a black face

many of his songs were straight covers of black artists

sure you gotta love Elvis, but imo MJ was a bigger talent

was going to mention that...like hound dog..was done by a black woman originally
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in all seriousness, I do think it is difficult to compare them. Like comparing Babe Ruth with Barry Bonds and saying who was a better home run hitter.

BUT, I do think that Elvis was bigger in his era than Michael Jackson was in his. I mean Elvis, at the height of his popularity, served in the Army. Can you imagine Michael (or anyone else for that matter) doing that now ? Again--different eras.
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The ladies' nod would def go to Elvis... that's gotta be worth somethin...


fwiw, just got the motivational poster (MJ):

girl hiding in a kitchen cabinet, coming out.

Pedophile:
"You can come out now, MJ's dead"
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Seen em both and no one could turn an audience on like the big E..he was one of a kind, imho
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the big E..
is that what they call him in the gay community?

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is that what they call him in the gay community?

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I thought "the Big E" was Elvin Hayes.
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is that what they call him in the gay community?

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Romo--pretty sure if you are comapring gayness, Michael wins over Elvis. Landslide.
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elvis

if he died in today's times at a young age, that shit would have probably been covered more than mj's
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Romo--pretty sure if you are comapring gayness, Michael wins over Elvis. Landslide.
lol no I was messin with bob
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Sinatra bigger than both of them.
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Sinatra bigger than both of them.
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